Monday, December 29, 2008


I wouldn't want to have a picture taken of me in the bath either!


It was a crazy holiday filled with church {three times for me!}, family, good food, presents, and MarioKart Wii {too bad I suck...}. It was a great way to celebrate Isaac's first Christmas! Some highlights:

Playing Baby Jesus {again}.
This was before the lamb's head fell off... no wonder he looks scared!
Looking at some of his cool gifts!
I think I'm putting this picture in his "My First Christmas" ornament.
Santa was good to him! :)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas! We're excited about celebrating it with our family, and especially our little man. As you can see, he's very much into the holiday spirit! ;-)

We've got a lot going on between now and Christmas, so don't expect to see me much until after the holiday. :) Hope you all have a very safe and blessed holiday season.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


The dermatologist decided to cut off Isaac's mole and have it biopsied. He's 99% sure there is nothing wrong with it, but wants to be 100% positive. There were two ouch's yesterday:

1. Isaac screaming as they gave him a shot of Novocain, and while we held him down so Dr. could cut off the mole.

2. Mommy, watching and listening to her little boy scream. :(

He doesn't really notice the scab on his foot now, but I have to apply Neosporin to it multiple times a day. Let's hope it heals up quickly!

Monday, December 15, 2008


Isaac developed a mole on the sole of his right foot {and a light one on his knee} after he was born. According to the Doctor at his two month check-up, a mole on the sole of a baby's foot that develops after birth can be "concerning." We now have an appointment with a dermatologist on Wednesday morning. She wouldn't say what was concerning, but did say that they may want to remove it, which means more pain for our little guy! It was bad enough watching him get shots! When that mole popped up, I thought it was a just a birth mark...I hope it is nothing more. Plus, I think Isaac wears it with style. :) Here's hoping for a good appointment on Wednesday.


I'm sick with something. I haven't had a fever in ages, but spiked one Sunday night. I'm feeling a little better today thanks in part to this handsome face:

His 2 month stats from his appointment on 12/11: 12 lb, 6 oz (50%) and 25 inches long (95%). We've got a tall, skinny, and VERY handsome little kid on our hands. :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Baby Jesus

Isaac made his stage debut as Baby Jesus in tonight's Living Nativity. I was worried about how he would behave, but he did really well! He even made the news {if they put it up on the web-site, I'll post a link to the clip!}.

A few highlights:

Monday, December 8, 2008


The chocolate cookie bark {recipe here} is DELICIOUS, and super easy to make. But, since I couldn't find any white chocolate, I cheated and used white almond bark since I already had a ton of it at home. It still tastes yummy! :) I love all these Christmas season goodies.

Here's a peek at my finished product.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Two months

I can't believe that my baby is two months old today. He is cooing, smiling, and really into observing everything. He still fights sleep during the day and refuses to sleep in his crib {whenever I put him down in there, he wakes up and starts cooing! But, we're making slow progress}. He is still usually up every three hours during the night, he loooves his swing {or anything that keeps him in motion}, and enjoys reading books with us {his new favorite is "Noah's Crew Came Two by Two"}.
We love him so much. I can't believe how much he has grown in two months. While I look forward to the future with him, part of me misses his newborn-ness. He's growing up too fast.


Now that Isaac is getting the hang of holding his own head up, we've been testing out his skills in his Bumbo chair. He starts out pretty good, but after a few minutes it's obvious he still has some more practicing to do. Here's proof of his falling head:

Friday, December 5, 2008

Holy Moly

I'm SO making this! YUM YUM YUM!!

And just in case the link doesn't work:

Chocolate Cookie Bark

2 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 pkg. (6 squares) BAKER'S White Chocolate, melted
10 OREO Cookies, crumbled, divided
1 pkg. (8 squares) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted

ADD peanut butter to white chocolate; stir until well blended. Stir 1/2 the cookies into each bowl of chocolate.

DROP spoonfuls of the chocolate mixtures onto waxed paper-covered baking sheet, alternating colors of chocolates. Swirl with kife.

REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Back to work

I cried when I left Isaac yesterday to go back to work. I've learned so much from him in 8 weeks {yes, he's 8 weeks old today!}. Example: Yawning as seen below is a HUGE sleepy cue for babies {and perhaps adults?}. Usually he will yawn and then stare at me, as if asking me to rock him to sleep. How I wish I didn't have to work. :(

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


For all the complaining I do about Thanksgiving being overlooked in favor of Christmas, you would think I would take time to bask in the celebration of Thanksgiving and put decorating for Christmas on hold.

Now that my house is basically completely decorated for Christmas and it's only the day before Thanksgiving, I guess I should just shut my mouth. Oops. :)

I hope all of you have a very safe and happy Thanksgiving! I'm sure I'll be seeing some of you at our family get-together. To the rest of you, enjoy your holiday!

Here's a sneak peek at my hypocrisy {**gasp!**}:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Behold, believe, and be Baptized

Our little man was baptized into the Catholic Church today! We are excited, as his parents, to guide him on his journey of faith. Also aiding in his guidance: Grandma, Grandpa, Godmother Jennifer, Godfather Brian, and everyone else in our family.

It was a very special day, and Isaac was dressed to impress. Below, some highlights from the day. God Bless!
PS: What's up with Isaac's left pant leg riding up in almost every picture!? Very peculiar.....

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Two words: CLOTH NECKLACES. {Read here on Jordan's blog}

Gross, gross, gross. Perhaps only OK if used as accessories for a scary clown suit.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Isaac's look courtesy of Gerber gowns, Pampers diapers, and Baby Legs (Jen, aren't you proud?).

The Baby Legs are still a bit big for him, but he loves them already!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Thanks to all of you for your tips! :) This is what has become of the embarrassing mail corner of our kitchen counter {before and after shots}:

Friday, November 14, 2008


Isaac's newborn photo shoot is available online here.
Click on "Isaac Newborn"
Password: beckyblake

We love our photographer. Not only does she takes great photos, but she's also super nice, and so easy to work with! One thing about taking pictures though, it's always so hard to choose which ones to order! I wish I could just have all of the images, but that would be one pricey photo bill! :) If you don't feel like looking through the whole thing, here are some of our favorites:

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Our newest nephew {and Isaac's new cousin/BFF}:

August William
8 lb 12 oz
21.5 in

Some other shots from the day, including new big sis Jessi practicing her sister skills on Isaac, Dad {the old pro} and his grandsons, and the new BFF's close-up {it's amazing how much bigger Isaac is than August, and it has only been a month!}:

That's so manly

I have the sling, and Blake has the Snugli. Isaac is also a fan - hence that fist pump!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

In 24 hours...

I should have a new niece or nephew, and Isaac will have a new cousin!!! :) Lola's water broke this evening. HOORAY! I know she won't read this, but I'm wishing her a nice, quick, and easy labor.

Here is Isaac meeting Auntie Lola, and his cousin Jessica on his birthday {sorry it's a little out of focus, but you get the idea}:

PS: Funny thing is, I messaged Lola today telling her to "go into labor already." I guess little Pufferbelly was listening! LOL :)

How embarassing

This is a corner of our kitchen counter - dedicated to bills, magazines, cards, newspapers, and anything else we feel like propping over there. It needs help. As you can see, we attempted an IKEA wood organizer, but it only worked for a week. Part of the problem can be attributed to the fact that we get so much mail and don't take the time to go through it right away, so it starts to pile up and then we think it's appropriate to store other things on the pile {like those batteries, that lotion, and do I spy ipod headphones?!}. Any ideas for helping me out? Do I get a bigger organizer that we can put on the wall? I really want my counter space back, and at the rate we're going, I'm going to end up relinquishing my whole kitchen to mail! :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Intelligent conversation

In 30 seconds, this video showcases hiccups, smiles, and Isaac's ever-expanding vocabulary. It sure sounds like he's having a pretty intelligent conversation with those animals on his bouncy seat! :)

Wrapped around his finger

One look at this adorable face and my heart melts {even though he is screaming his head off as I write this}. :)

PS - I love the smile, but he's so close to the camera that his face looks ginormous!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bow tie

I'm really liking this bow tie for no particular reason. It's dorky, but cool. Ben, you should buy this for your play. It's better than those silk pajamas you need anyhow. :)

P.S. The online search for cheap silk PJ's for Ben is what led me to discover this cool find.

Friday, November 7, 2008


So...Blake and I need more freezer room. The little freezer on our side-by-side fridge model is just not cutting it, especially now that I've had to arrange for storage of frozen milk. The question is, do we want a chest freezer model or an upright model? Any ideas?

One month

Our little "Bubs" is one month old today and growing up so fast. How quickly time flies. I sure think he's a cutie though! :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Daddy is my hero

Isaac loves his chiropractic adjustments. They make him feel so good that he goes right to sleep. Love that sticker. Thanks Daddy!