Saturday, August 28, 2010

My little buttercup, has the sweetest smile...

Here are some new cuties, outside enjoying the nice weather!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

There is no place like Mom!

I just thought this was funny. Levi really likes watching TV lately. I think that he gets mesmerized by everything moving so much. But anyways, this is him just chillin' in my lap, watching TV. Isn't he cute?!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Colorado Videos

These are just some cute videos from Colorado that I wanted to document! You can see us hiking in action!

Happy Sleeper Returns!!

I am happy to say that my happy camper has returned! I got an overwhelming same response from all my friends who are moms on how to help Levi get back to being a good sleeper. "A little crying never hurt anybody." I will say that I wholeheartedly concur! That and a good strict schedule has helped my little boy get back to sleeping through the night, and taking longer naps, in just a few days! Now it wasn't without some tears and some consoling, and some frustrating moments of "Should I go in there?" from the husband and I, but I am glad to say the Levi is just happy as can be and telling us all about it!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Since Levi has been born, this is a common conversation that I get to have:
"OOOhhh how cute!!! How old is he?" , says a lady.
"____ weeks," I answer.
"Oh wow! Is he a good sleeper?"....
The answer used to be, Yes he is!! But now, times have changed and I am looking for some advice and help from anybody who has any ideas. It all started when he got a little virus one week and then the next week we went on vacation. When he was sick, he started napping only 30-45 minutes. Before he would sleep at least an hour, but usually longer. He was also sleeping through the night at 9 weeks. On vacation he also only slept 30 minutes every nap, and sometimes even less. I thought that this was just because we were in a new place and he would get back on his schedule once we were home, but now we have been home for almost a week and a half and he is still not really napping and not sleeping through the night. I want my good sleeper back!!! Any suggestions?? Help please! He is now so overtired by the time that night comes that it takes him 2 hours to fall asleep! Come on now moms, let's hear your good ideas!! How can you resist this face?
"Help me! I need sleep!!" - Levi

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Levi's First Vacation!

Last week we took our annual family vacation with Brandon's family to Estes Park, CO. This place is like dreamland for Brandon. He is excited for DAYS before we leave and then starts to get semi-depressed the last couple of days because he starts thinking about how we are leaving soon. So, needless to say, he was VERY excited about sharing this nastalgic place with Levi for the first time. Now, Levi won't remember it but I am pretty sure he will soon grow to love it as much as his daddy. I enjoy going to, but I just don't have the long time memories as Brandon does. But we did get engaged there so that is special! Levi did ok on the trip. The altitude did a number on his stomach and bowels though!! EEKKKK! It was a learning experience for both Brandon and I. Traveling is hard with a baby so young, but we made the best of it! These pics are some of the highlights of our trip!

Helen and Jeremy came to visit the first day!
The first big hike!
The destination!
Levi didn't always love the baby Bjorn!
"Hmmm. I wonder which hike we are going on today?"
My snuggly baby!
A family stroll.

Levi in his "hiking gear".
Such a sweetie!
Out at dinner.
The fam.
Brandon got to go on a "big boy hike" without Levi and I!