Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mower Christmas

We had a really fun Christmas. Josie went to see Santa a few weeks ago, I think she liked him because she didn't cry. Russ, Josie and I spent Christmas at the Mower's this year. It was my first one away from home, it was different but I had a really good time. Josie had a lot of fun, she 'played' in the snow, opened presents and dressed up like Grandma Millie.

Friday, December 12, 2008

It's Christmas Time

We have had a fun December, and we are enjoying the Christmas season. Actually, Josie and I have had a fun December, Russ on the otherhand has been sick and he is just trying to get through the last couple weeks of the semester.
Last week Josie and I went to the Jim Brickman Christmas concert with my some of my sisters. I know what you're thinking, I took my baby to a concert. Well I'm sure that's what everyone at the concert was thinking too. Let me tell you, it was not a good idea. I missed most of the first half, but Josie slept after the intermission so I was able to enjoy some of it.

Josie turned 3 months old on the 4th. I can't believe how fast time has flown by and how big she is getting. She is so much fun, she loves to smile and squeal, especially when I sing Christmas songs to her. Here are some pictures that I thought were cute of her.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Give Thanks

We had a good weekend at my parents for the Thanksgiving holiday. I have so much to be thankful for this year. I am especially thankful for my wonderful husband and sweet baby girl. We had fun with Josie this last weekend, she adds so much joy to our lives, even when she's screaming and crying during half of Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some pictures from our weekend.
I just thought Josie looked so cute in this picture...

Josie loves to hang out with her dad and watch football.

Russ wanted to help with Josie, so he put on my sling to carry her.

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Rolling Good Time

Josie rolled over for the first time today. You can see that my life is really exciting if this is what I'm blogging about right?! Anyway, I thought is was really exciting and I can't believe how my little girl is growing. Here are some pictures of the rolling process.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fun In Fall

This Fall has been very fun with a new little baby. Everyday I wake up and am so excited to hang out with Josie. The other day we went for a walk downtown to look at all the beautiful colors, it was quite enjoyable!
My sister Stephanie came to visit this last weekend. Her little baby, Lincoln, is two weeks younger than Josie. I hope they'll be good friends as they grow up. They look like they enjoy hanging out together already don't they?

Yesterday Russ and I went to vote, Josie helped me, so I thought it was only fair that she get to wear the 'I voted' sticker.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We had a fun Halloween! Josie and I dressed up as cats. First, we went Trick or Treating with some of her cousins, the weather was perfect. Then we went to my sister Danielle's house for dinner and more treats. We had a great time!

Faith, Kiya and Josie (Bo giving bunny ears)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Josie's Blessing

We blessed Josie on Sunday, October 19. I was nervous that she would cry during the blessing, but she did really well and Russ gave a beautiful blessing. Here are some pictures of our little family and Josie in her white dress.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Say Cheese!

Josie has been smiling a ton lately and she just looks so cute that I had to take a picture and post it.

And here is a picture of Russ and Josie, in the kitchen, trying to hide from the camera.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mom, Dad and Funny Faces

Nothing very exciting has been going on in our lives lately. Russ and I are still adjusting to parenthood and less sleep. Well actually I'm adjusting to parenthood and less sleep, Russ is just trying to survive long days at work and school. He helps me whenever he can and has become an expert at changing diapers and putting pjs on, he's a great dad. Josie loves both of us I'm sure but from these pictures which one do you think she loves more?

I tried to take some cute pictures of Josie the other day but she was goofing off and refused to give me a serious face, this is what we ended up with.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Family Pictures

Laura took some pictures of Russ, Josie and I a couple weeks ago. They are some of our first family pictures!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Josie's Photoshoot

I know that most people have seen all these pictures of Josie on Laura's blog but I thought I would post some of them on my blog anyway. Sorry that I don't have anything really new and exciting. Josie is doing really well and she's even sleeping really well at night lately. Russ and I are having so much fun with our sweet little girl, we think she's the best baby ever, but we're probably a little biased.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jaundice Josie

I took Josie to the Pediatrician for her first visit on Monday. The doctor said that she looked really yellow so she sent us to the hospital to have Josie's bilirubin levels checked. Her score was a little high so the doctor wanted us to keep her in a bilibed overnight. (It's a bed that has blue lights, which help to break down the red blood cells and get rid of jaundice) One of us had to watch her at all times to make sure she didn't remove the eye cover thing. So needless to say, I didn't get much sleep on Monday night, oh the joys of having a newborn. By the way, Russ nicknamed Josie "Jaundice Josie". He's such a sensitive and loving father.

Russ and I are really enjoying parenthood. We couldn't love Josie anymore than we do. She is so cute and she's such a good baby, we are really lucky. Here is a picture of her that I thought was cute.