Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Newborn Photo Shoot

I mentioned earlier that a local photographer was coming to our house to do some newborn pictures.  Here are a FEW of our favorites.  It was so much fun, and we LOVE how they turned out.  Thanks Amy, you did an awesome job, and we will treasure these pictures for a lifetime!  They are priceless!!
Our little buckaroo.
Sweet smile.

Sleepy baby.
The cutest center piece ever!
I love his expression here.

Our first family photo.

"Brody Bear".  The hat is very fitting-- we call him this because he has little fuzzy ears like a bear cub.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sweet Angel

Our angel napping peacefully on daddy's chest.  (I'm pretty sure Brent was napping too!)  They looked so cozy, and comfy snuggled up together.
We can't kiss him enough!
I'm so blessed to get to be Brody's mom.

Visits From Our Families

Suzanne's parents, who live in Arizona for the winter, left the morning after Brody was born to come home to Idaho to meet their new grandson.  They stayed the week, and helped us get settled in with our new bundle of joy.  It is great to have them home again, and we loved having them here.

Brent's family came over for a visit also (Dad, Diane, Jared, and Janelle).  They live about an hour away, so we're very lucky to have them so close. 
Pictured with Brody is Brent's step-mom, Diane, and Brent's sister, Janelle.

My sister, Melanie, and her family have been over to visit several times.  We only live 20 miles apart, which I love, and we get to spend lots of time with them.  My brother, Steve, also came to meet Brody and stayed the night.  We love each and every one of our family members.  Thanks for the visits!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Brody's First Easter

Looking dashing in his new Easter outfit.  All dressed up an no place to go.
I am always looking for reasons to take a family photo.  Brent is a pretty good sport, even though he rolls his eyes at the suggestion.  We had to capture our first Easter together!
We spent the Easter holiday with my sister and her family.  They came over for dinner (pork roast, potato casserole, salad, and rolls).  We gorged ourselves, and then were entertained by the triplets the rest of the night.
The "Weirlets."  (Short for the Weir triplets!)
After we let dinner settle, we made root beer floats which was a first for the triplets.  Lauren really liked hers, but the other two weren't so sure.
Melanie and Jason.
Of course Brody was a big hit, the center of the attention.  Lauren took a turn holding him, and was very amused by the squeaks, groans, and grunts he makes.  She kept smiling, and giggling at him.
Landon also took a turn, and loved holding his cousin.  He kept asking to hold him again, and again.  However, Nathan wanted no part of it.  He has a fear of babies that none of us can figure out where it came from.  By the end of the night he had warmed up a little, and would at least be in the same room as Brody.
It was a great first Easter with our Brody.  We love you baby!
Today he weighs 8 lbs. 8 oz.  So, at 18 days old he has already gained 1 lb. 2 oz.  He's already growing like a weed!  I want him to stay a tiny, snuggly baby a little bit longer.