Thursday, December 31, 2009

From Christmas to New Years...

Here are a few (of the tons) of pics we took over the past few weeks... We had a lot of fun spending time with family for the holidays, and showing off Jake to those how hadn't yet met him. Hope everyone had a great Christmas & NewYear's.
Enjoy: Thanks to Laura for donating some cute Christmas outfits for Jacob to borrow this holiday season.
This outfit was from our neighbors... Playtime with Grandma!
The 'Bethlehem' Production in Santa Clara: Visitng with Aunt Shelly and cousins
Christmas lights at the Oakland Temple:
Uncle Todd and Baby Jake.
Temple trip in AZ.
Christmas lights at the Mesa Temple:
It was nice to visit with Scott and Dani & kids on Christmas day.
Our best gift we received this year was, of course, spending our first Christmas with Jake in our family!
But this may have been the coolest gift we gave:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Muir Beach

Our baby is so patient with us...

He allowed us to drag him out of bed early this morning (paybacks for all the early mornings he wakes us up!) and we went on a little drive up to Muir Beach, just north of the GG Bridge. We (Jason) had a little trail run event today, that a few friends in our ward signed up to do. We enjoyed some of the greatest views of the coast, and the bay... but earned everyone of them, b/c we had to hike/run/walk up a bunch of steep hills to get there! It was really fun though.


Here are a couple of pics of us hanging out at the beach after the run...


And here's one of Jake wearing typical Bay Area beach attire. No swimsuit and shades... it is more like sweatshirt-and-jeans-weather around here -- though today was actually beautiful weather!
An all-around fun day!
Thanks for being such a great baby Jake!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Baby Blessing.

This Sunday was Jacob's baby blessing.
We were lucky enough to have family come into town to share the experience with us - Grandma and Grandpa from Mesa, other Grandma and Grandpa from Gilroy, Cousin Stephanie and family from San Jose, and many of Jake's uncles, aunts, and cousins from around the area were in attendance.


And now a close-up of the star of the show!

Jake looked so handsome in his blessing outfit. It was a combined effort from his mama (who found a shirt that was a perfect fit), from his Aunt Jody (who made the vest, bow-tie and pants), from Grandma RuthAnn (who loaned her sewing machine), and from Grandma Dot (who did the last minute alterations).
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Three Generations:

Baby and Papa:

Jacob's awesome Grandparents:
Thanks again to all for travelling to share this special day with us. And a special thanks to Aunt Shelly for hosting dinner at her home after. We love you all.

Halloween!

Baby says, "BOO!"

Jake's 1st Halloween costume was a oversized onsie that read "I Love My Mummy." (Donated by his cousin Kaleb.)
And here is our first Halloween Family Portrait.

Costumes provided by Grandma and Grandpa, who came to visit for the weekend. (Do you see any family resemblance?)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sooo obedient...so smart

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This is Jacob at 1 week old. He can already follow directions!! What a smartie!

But this isn't surprising... seeing as he followed directions from day one. This next video was taken when Jacob was just 20 minutes old, (now we're just bragging, but it's still kinda a cool video).

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If you are interested in more examples of our "obedient baby," just ask us some time about the story of when Jacob peed all over the place, on command, (not filmed b/c we had diaper in hand instead of the camera).

We'll see how long his obedient nature lasts! :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More baby pics....

It is so fun watching Jeanna and Jacob having a 'conversation.'
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Shhhhh! Baby Sleeping.

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I love this kid!

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So cute.