Wednesday, April 30, 2008

This will melt your heart!

I was home from work yesterday and we had a busy day!! My little cuddler let Mommy sleep in till about 8:45! He wakes up every morning at 7am...he's like our little alarm clock. ALWAYS between 6:50-7:00 I'll wake up to his sweet little coos and gurgles! Is there any more amazing way to wake up and start your day?!?! I don't think so. I've never really been a morning person, but when you wake up to those beautiful sounds, you can't help but be happy! So anyway, he got up at 7, I brought him into our bed to feed him and then layed him in between us. He chewed on his little fists till he drifted back to sleep and so did I.

We also had our 3 month PAFT (Parents as First Teachers) visit yesterday morning. They checked Barrett's tracking and a few other things...everything seemed to be right on track. Yesterday afternoon we took Gigi with us to Wichita to get Barrett's 3 months pictures taken (by a professional, not just mommy) at Portrait Innovations! I was so worried he might be having a fussy day and I wouldn't get any good pictures, but boy was I wrong. My little sweetie was such a trooper. He napped all the way to Wichita and was so happy for his pictures. He thought the photographer making silly noises was pretty funny and we managed to get some smiles! AND of course I spent way more than I'd planned to on pictures, but oh well! Your first baby is only 3 months old ONE time. We have lots of pictures to share with friends & family!

Here are a couple of my favorites...they will melt your heart!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

my baby's three months!

My little man is already three months old and I have no idea where the time has gone!
One of the reasons I started this blog is because I'm a picture maniac! I plan to use this as a way to share all of my favorite pictures. So, instead of emailing pictures all the time, friends & family can come here!

So, of course since Barrett was three months on Friday, I had to have a little photo session at home :) A black sheet and some fun orange pillows and viola! Here is one of my favorites! I'm definitely not a professional and I've only got a little sony cybershot digital camera to work with.

closing my eyes, biting my lip...

and diving right in! Into the world of blogging, that is! So, I consider myself a pretty computer savy gal, but I really haven't ever tried to explore this new ( I guess it's not so new) world of blogs! That is until one of my good friends talked me into it. Thanks, Bethany! She is so creative, and her amazing photography and wonderful writing inspired me. So, here I am! I'm certainly not the best writer you'll ever meet...not even close, for that matter...but I'm excited about making elephant juice a place to share the stories and pictures of my life as a mom-wife-friend-daughter-sister-aunt-cousin-executive director-and more!

The first picture I post on here has to be of my beautiful baby boy...Barrett Russell was born January 18, 2008 and we are loving every minute with him in our lives!
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