Oct 27, 2008

Fall Photo Shoot!

I love when the leaves turn and the air gets that crisp autumn smell. The pumpkins are out and the leaves fall--it's such a beautiful time of year! We thought we would take advantage of it. So here are some of our favorites of Isabelle's fall photo shoot taken by my mom. :) She is growing more and more every day. Tummy time is getting better and she's able to hold her head up a lot longer now (although it's still not her favorite thing to do). It is so much fun to watch her take in the world around her. She will hold her hands and just stare at them as she moves them around. She is smiling all the time now and loves to coo... I think she is going to be a chatty little one like her mama was. :)
Hmmm, this is kind of fun... I think. Yeah, it is!

Too cute!

Look at her holding onto the leaves :)


Oct 15, 2008

2 months already!

Since I started this blog 2 months after Isabelle was born we have quite a few pictures that we would like to share. So this posts will just be full of random pictures of our little cutie. :)

Just a quick update: Isabelle had her 2 month dr. appointment yesterday. She weighs 11 lbs. 5 oz. and is 22 inches long (she sure is growing like a WEED... definitely living up to her namesake!) She is healthy as can be and is developing perfectly. She also received her first round of shots - no fun! Monday was her first day of daycare (we like to call it school) and she did great. We're hoping today goes just as well.

(Isabelle's first visit to the west side) Great Grandpa Weed's first time meeting Isabelle.

Great Grandma Weed

Grandma Weed and Uncle Joel

Cuddling with Great Grandma

Grandpa Weed and Izzy enjoying the nice weather.

Cousins - Brock & Dillon (4 days old)

He was sad that she was sad... too cute!

This is Izzy's favorite position with Uncle Ty. He calls it the puppy dog hold.

Getting so big!

Dillon showing off the tomato he is eating - he loves tomatoes!

Her first cougar football tailgate - 9/20/08

Finally caught a little smile.

Hanging out with daddy on his lunch break.

2 months old!

Oct 8, 2008

Busy, busy!

I have decided that we needed a blog account for our friends and family to keep up with the latest happenings in our little family. Mostly I know you just want to see pictures of Isabelle. :) I will try to put up pictures from the beginning of her life to the present. Good luck to me on how to figure this thing out!

Life for us is busy! Especially for Paul. Between the long days he's been putting in at work he has managed to find the time to do some updates to our house. He put in a retaining wall in our back yard a couple months ago. My brother, Tim, came over with a backhoe from work and dug out the hill. A couple weekends ago he and my Papa put tile in our kitchen. This was very exciting for me! I will no longer have a kitchen floor that no matter how hard I scrub still looks dirty. The 70's cream linoleum had to go! Paul also recently went on a fishing trip with his family up at Sekui, a bear hunt near Leavenworth, got his first elk last weekend here in the Palouse, and deer season starts this coming weekend.

Isabelle is growing too fast! She is almost 2 months old. She is starting to figure out her little voice more and more & loves to show us her big smile (I have not been able to catch it on camera yet). She is such a content and happy baby. I am thrilled to just stare at her adorable little face. She recently discovered her hands and face... she loves to pull her ears and suck on her hand. She is determined to figure out how to suck her thumb, but still no luck.

Me, I am adjusting to life as a mother...and loving it! I got to stay home with her for about 8 weeks, which definitely wasn't long enough. I've been going into work in the mornings for a couple weeks now and I bring Isabelle with me. She has been quite the little trooper. Everyone at work loves stopping in to see her each day. I start back full time next week and she will start going to daycare 3 days a week. My mom will have her on Thursdays with Dillon and I am taking Tuesdays off. I am very excited about that!

Paul and Bailey taking a quick break from stacking bricks.

Half the new wall. It took over 300 bricks and Paul finished it in two days!

Dillon got in on the fun too!

-Here are a few random pictures of Isabelle-

Isabelle and Dillon

Paul's elk

Isabelle's first hours....

The day Isabelle came into this world was the best day of our lives. We both could not wait to hold her in our arms for the first time. After 34 hours of labor it was time for her arrival! Only 6 minutes of pushing and she was here! She took her time, but once she was ready to come there was no stopping her. The entire pregnancy and delivery couldn't have gone any more perfectly. Here are some pictures of the big day. It was hard to choose which pictures to post so there are quite a few- Enjoy!

Anxiously awaiting her arrival!

Grandpa & Dillon waiting outside the room.

Isabelle Jeanette Weed ~ 6 lbs. 11 oz. ~ 19 inches long

Proud daddy introducing Izzy to the family.

Hi mama! It's so good to finally see her face.
The first of many kisses from daddy.

Our new family.

Four generations~ Great Grandma Jeanette Carico (Gigi) and Grandma.

Great Grandma Thompson surprised us that evening.

Becca, Gigi, Grandma, and Papa "Oooing" at Izzy.

Grandpa showing Dillon his new baby cousin.

Uncle Ty and Iz.

Uncle Tim and his new niece.

Aunt Erin and Izzy.

Tired daddy and baby after the first day.
Resting after a long day!
Before we headed home from the hospital. 3 days old.

Ready to go home!

It feels so good to be home... although we are both pooped!