Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Baby

Isla has really started to smile these last few days, and luckily I've had my camera phone on hand when she does. She's 5 weeks old today and growing by the minute!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A few more pics...

Super Model

We got the proofs back today from Isla's newborn photo shoot and are elated with the results. Here are a few of our faves. Thank you to Farrah and her amazing, creative work!

The Big 3-0!

Zums has finally entered into the decade of his thirties. We were fortunate to have the Namboothiris here to celebrate with us with a big dinner of Mexican food followed by Zums' favorite carrot cake. I put a big pink bow on Isla and handed her to Zums...we think she's the best present that just keeps on giving!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Beautiful spring weather

We've been blessed with warm, sunshiney days in the high 60s lately. We've also been blessed with having our dear friends Sam, Jay and their 4 1/2 month old baby Jackson in town for over a week staying with us. We've been able to get outside for long walks, glasses of wine on the porch and lots of fresh air.

One Month Old

It's hard to believe our little baby is already one month old. She is growing by the day. She's still nursing well, sleeping well and making us smile more than we thought possible!

Monday, March 15, 2010

A birthday and a baby

Yesterday was my 34th birthday. Isla is the best present that I could ever ask for, though Zums threw in a few great gifts for me as well: an iPhone, personal training sessions and a house cleaning gift card. We ventured out to lunch on Saturday with Isla to The Wine Experience, and I enjoyed my first cocktail in about 10 months. Delicious!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hammes Girls Visit

We had a house full of visitors on Saturday as Monica, Stacy and the boys came up for the day. In the evening, the Hammes girls stopped by. Kalyn had come to the hospital a couple of days after Isla was born, but it was the first time that Chelsey and Kylee had met her. Isla was on her best behavior and slept most of the day. She's loving the snuggly new blanket she got from the Hammes family. Next up, we're looking forward to Kalyn's wedding May 1.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cousins and cousins visit

Isla had lots of visitors yesterday. My sister and nephew Spencer came up for the day. Spencer thought that Isla 'Freddina' was pretty neat but asked why she wasn't stronger. Yesterday evening, our cousins Tommy, Dwana and Colby stayed with us, as Colby was having surgery on his foot this morning. Dwana commented on her perfection and strength.

The weather has been great this whole week and we were able to get out for lots of walks. She only had to sport her little snowsuit one day, then it was warm enough the rest of the time to go without. The warm weather is supposed to stick around through the weekend, so we will be out taking advantage of it!