Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Day











We had a lovely Christmas morning at home as a family of four. Isla was showered with gifts from Santa and family near and far. My parents were up in the afternoon and more gifts were opened. We had a wonderful meal that evening and counted of Christmas blessings of health and happiness. Tuesday morning my brother Harrison and sister-in-law Leah arrived in Denver to set up their home here. Wednesday evening my whole family, include Monica, Stacey and the boys, were here for a belated family Christmas meal. Though we promised not to do gifts for each other, I am loving my new iPad from Zums. And, though just a couple weeks old, Finlay was not completely forgotten, as he got a brand new crib from my parents.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Finlay's first photo session








At 4 days old, we had Finlay's newborn session with Farrah Jobling Photography. He was a little trooper and so patient and a good little model. He's smaller than Isla but we do see similarities in the two of them. He's got big hands and feet that we're sure he'll soon grow into. Love him so much already!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A star is born









We became a family of four on Wednesday, December 14 at 8:07am with the arrival of Finlay Calum Blaze Graham. He weighed in at 6 pounds 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. He seems so small to us, as Isla was 8 pounds 4 ounces. He is sweet sweet sweet! Isla has warmed up to him on her visits here at the hospital and we can't wait to get home to get settled in to our daily routine with a new bundle of joy. We are so so blessed with this early Christmas present! Isla has been doing well at home with Grandma Boody. Kalyn came to visit us at the hospital Wednesday night and meet Finlay. He'll have many more people to meet over the holidays.


















Sunday, December 4, 2011

I play a great Santa!



My then-36 week pregnant belly came in handy as the perfect Santa during our photo session with Farrah Jobling Photography. I do have a jolly ol' belly like a bowl full of belly that is constantly kicking and squirming!

Holiday Photo Session







We did a mini session with our fave photographer Farrah Jobling a couple of weeks ago and couldn't be happier with the results. Isla is at a tough age to get her to pose and smile on command, but somehow Farrah worked her magic and got some perfect shots!






















Fun times with Uncle Bubba









My brother Harrison spent the past week with us as he and his wife Leah found a house to rent here in Denver before their big move the end of this month. Isla LOVED having Uncle Bubba here and all of the play time she got with him. Very excited to have them so close to us and getting to see them more often!


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Thanksgiving at the Graham House







We had a full house for Thankgiving week and loved having everyone here. There were 15 of us on Thanksgiving Day, and we have so much to be thankful for. Everyone got their fill of delicious foos and quality family time. Isla was a little under the weather unfortunately, so luckily we weren't doing any traveling. Don't know what we'd do without all the extra help from my Aunt Jane and John in the kitchen...they're the best!