Friday, February 26, 2010

Big Smiles!

So, I was going through some videos last night, and found this one of James at 7 days old.  We thought he was so cute, and of course, he was...if you like babies that look like old men!  hahaa...just kidding!  Anyway, the second video is from this morning, at almost 10 weeks old...He has grown so much!  I finally captured one of his smiles!  He is pretty happy in the morning right after he's fed, so we take as many pictures as possible then.  The rest of the day seems to be hit or miss when it comes to smiles, so we take them when we can get them! 

Friday, February 19, 2010

Best Buddys!

My good friend, Jenny and I finally got together yesterday for some mommy time!  She has two adorable kids, Emma who is 3, and Shane, who is 9 weeks old.  Jenny's husband and Steven worked together during the whole deployment, and when they got home Jenny and I  met and have become great friends!  Our boys were born just 8 days apart and are sure to become best buddys!  Here are some pics from our play date. 
Big Boys

Kissing!  hahaa! 

What a good big sister!

Sweet Family.  They all have these striking blue eyes, so gorgeous.  Shane looks exactly like his dad...wish I had a pic of time!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy Time!

Things have been going pretty well here lately.  James is still really gassy and uncomfortable for lots of the day, but we are getting in some more happy time!  He seems to enjoy sitting up in his chair, swing or on his mat much more this week, which is a nice break for my back!  Here are a few pictures from the past week or so.  My girlfriend and neighbor, Regan, ran over and took a few pictures of James this weekend.  He was not being very smiley..hopefully he'll feel like smiling on cue sometime soon.  I need a little happy face! 
Baby crying, gotta run! 
How hilarious is this face?!!
Funny Faces...I love them!
He is going to have the cutest dimples! 

Friday, February 5, 2010

James and Daddy

I love taking pictures of James and Steven, these two are seriously cute!  We have also discovered that we are completely spoiling our child.  When he screams bloody murder in his crib and cries real tears, we go pick him up.  The instant his head hits our shoulder, he stops crying and is asleep....that's when you know you've been had!!  By a six week old baby!  we are suckers!  we better get a handle on this issue before it's too late......

Family shot from last weekend.  I definitley did not get enough pictures...guess Grandma and Grandpa Dowling will have to come back to visit again!  Pay no attention to our disheveled son with his one sock and unbuttoned pants!  yikes!

Thank You! Thank You!

The doorbell rings, dog barks like crazy, I think it's another pest control service salesman at the door, I approach apprehensively, no one's there!  I see the mail man drive away, open the door and find a cute little package on my doorstep.  It's from Courtney, one of the girls who played on my high school volleyball team this year, and her mother, Jennifer.  I open it up and this gorgeous hand made quilt is inside.  These two wonderful ladies MADE this amazing quilt for James!   It is seriously so beautiful, I had to share with everyone!  These animals are quilted on there too...each smile, eye, and ear stitched on with perfect precision.  I am in awe at the skill it takes to make something this gorgeous.  I can't say it enough, Thank You, THANK YOU!  James and I will cherish this always! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snow in the South

We finally got a little taste of winter here this past weekend.  On Friday evening the snow started and didn't stop until Saturday afternoon.  We accumulated about 6 inches in total!  What cracks me up is that schools were closed on Friday...because the weatherman said the snow would come on Friday...did i mention that it didn't actually start snowing until about 3:00pm that afternoon?  yeah...they are a little too precautious on the closings.  AND schools have been closed both today and Monday, it's insane.  The roads are perfect...wet, but safe.  Oh well, gotta love the south! 

My parents came into town on Thursday night and we had a wonderful weekend.  Friday we basically relaxed all day and then went out to dinner that evening during the blizzard.  :-)   Saturday my Dad and Steven went to the range and did some shooting.  My dad came back to the house pretty pumped about all the different types of guns he got to shoot.  He had a great time and Steven says that he's a pretty good shot!  My mom and I just hung out and enjoyed our visit, and then Saturday night we went to Regan's house for a super fun wine tasting party.  Of course, I forgot to take my camera'll have to check out Regan's blog Huneycutt Happenings for pictures of the party. 

Sunday we made home made cinnamon rolls and then mom and dad took off around 10:30ish.  We had a blast and were sad to see them go.  mom was sure James was going to smile this weekend, but no luck yet.  He's been pretty gassy and uncomfortable for the past few weeks, so when he's awake, he's sad and crying usually.  No happy faces so far.  We'll keep you posted!

Lacy loves the snow!  We take her out to play and she runs around, chases snowballs, and burrows down into the snow.  it's so cute.  Unfortunately, Steven is in the field all week so she's missing her playmate.  James isn't ready to go out and play yet, so Lacy will just have to play by herself in the backyard.  :-(