Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Yeah, I still do that.

Craft in my spare time, that is. It's just that my spare time has dramatically decreased in the last 5 weeks. As a result, I have only had time to do this extremely simple card. It's from the Hello Kitty Greeting cartridge, cut with the card feature on. I layered the card feature with the silhouette feature on top and cut out the heart and bow. I added stickles to the heart and bow.
Nothing fancy, but I was glad to be back using my Cricut and making cards! I'm hoping to do more scrapbooking soon. I'm hoping the littlest Birdie will cooperate.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Jacob's first month in review (picture heavy)

Well, as you might imagine, we have been very busy in the Bird Nest since the last time I posted. What a month it has been! We have had time to bond together as a family and get to know our newest little guy. We have had good times and bad...I'll let the pictures tell the story.
At 4 days old, Jacob developed a fever and (very abridged edition) had to be admitted to Northridge Hospital for 3 days. After several procedures and lots of waiting, Jacob got over his virus and we were able to take him home again. He was 1 week old when he came home for the second time.
Poor Jacob!
Our first family picture
What a handsome smile! He was a trooper in the hospital, hardly ever crying. The dr. said that even during his spinal tap, he only cried like 5 times and settled down really quickly.
Grandma and Grandpa Bird came for a visit, along with Chris and Bevy. They kept Jonah and Noah at their hotel for 2 nights while Jacob was in the hospital. This is the morning after Jacob was released--we went out to breakfast and said our goodbyes.

The following pics are Jacob's first photo shoot, at a little over 1 week old. They were taken on his due date, October 14th. I plan on taking Jacob's picture next to the stuffed dog at every month to compare his growth. Hopefully I'll remember!

I love that wrinkly skin they grow into!
Jacob's first trip to the pumpkin patch...Lombardi Ranch. We found a pumpkin we thought he would like.
The boys were extremely excited to carve pumpkins!
Jacob was my favorite little pumpkin.
Jacob after a bath. He doesn't like the bath part too much, but he LOVES getting his hair washed under the faucet. He closes his eyes and relaxes his whole body and grunts little grunts of contentment the whole time I'm washing and rinsing his hair. It's my favorite!
Jacob's first trip to Disneyland! He was 3 weeks old. It was fun to see the park all decorated for Halloween!
His first (and only) ride that day: the carousel! I'm pretty sure it was one of the most exhilarating moments of his life. He likes to live life on the wild side.
Jacob wearing his "My 1st Visit" button.
We went to San Diego and stayed with my sister and her family for Halloween. She has 4 girls and they are SUCH good girls! They always make sure Jonah and Noah have a good time, and the boys always look forward to visiting their cousins. Jonah decided to be a 'fighter-fighter' for Halloween and Noah decided to be a pirate. Jacob was all bundled up burrito-style for the night.

Well, that pretty much sums up the highlights and the low-lights of the month and brings us up to date. The rest of the pictures were taken yesterday, at Jacob's 1 month photo shoot:

Jacob and his dog-1 month
Jonah loves his little brother so, so much. I love the way Jacob is looking up at him in this picture.
The brothers
Jonah and Noah look so big compared to Jacob! Can't believe how much they have grown!