Monday, October 28, 2013

Leo lately

Making dinner, he will give you a taster if you say please!
Hay ride - I love fall so much
Leo is an unconventional slider
Playing catch with Elder Oaks during General Conference
Bedtime stories
Pumpkin farm with friends

Leo is my favorite little guy in the whole world. He loves spaghetti, dancing, greek yogurt, eating food with his own spoon, the "hotdog" song at the end of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, dogs, pumpkins, when Daddy comes home, Skype sessions with family, being outside, and chocolate chips. He hates getting his diaper changed, getting dressed, coming inside, and cats. I love his developing personality and how he is learning more every day and man he is just so cute I can't get enough!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

15 months

Leo turns 15 months this Saturday and I just love this kid more every day. Some of my favorite things about Leo right now are...

When Chance gets him up in the morning and brings him out into the kitchen and he squints his eyes because of the bright lights, but just has this huge smile on his face.

How we dance to my ipod after a run, one earphone in his ear, one in mine and we just groove.

How he grabs my purse and keys and heads for the door waving bye bye, about 20 times a day.

When we play catch. It just doesn't get old... he loves to throw the ball back and forth and is becoming quite the catcher.

How he loves me to read books to him. His favorites right now are Brown Bear (always been a fav), Time for Bed, and a few picture books of animals. He LOVES animals!

How he does the cutest barking sound anytime we see a dog, or any other animal for that matter, and when we call Nana and she mentions Lucy.

His car sound whenever he picks up a toy car. It is adorable every. single. time.

When we get to a curb or stairs and he reaches for my hand to help him.

How he says "hi" every time I look over my shoulder to back out of a parking space.

His speed walk/run. So stinking cute.

Wow... this list could go on and on the more I think about him. I love my little guy so much.

Leo always has his hand down my shirt... not the best habit.

Monday, August 5, 2013

29 and so fine

We had a fun weekend celebrating Chance's birthday. We did some shopping for him at the outlet mall, had a yummy dinner at BJ's with my parents and sister, and played outside at a park until the sun went down. Sunday we got together at a park with some friends for the famous chocolate chocolate chip cream cake and ice cream, I love summer nights and my man! 

Friday, June 21, 2013

one year ago...

One year ago today our sweet baby Leo came into this world and what a year it has been! I have experienced and grown so much since that day, in ways I never knew were possible. After my c section, my teeth would not stop chattering and my whole body was so tense from the surgery and numbing medicine. I'll never forget when Chance and Leo came into the recovery room and I was able to hold Leo for the first time - my whole body was calmed. Looking into those perfect and innocent eyes, I knew that he had come straight from my Heavenly Father. I have had to recall those feelings throughout this first year during the late nights, early mornings, and tears
to remind myself of the great blessing and responsibility of being a mother. I love my little boy with all of my being and I love how he has enhanced my love for Chance and my understanding of eternal families. Happy first birthday Leo!

Monday, April 29, 2013

I love Leo

I adore this baby boy, 10 months never looked so good. We laugh so much together, I love it. He is always on the move, always with something in hand. He gives the best open mouth kisses, snuggles, and makes the funniest sounds. 
I love doing his hair every once in awhile, he is just the cutest thing.
He takes two naps a day, about an hour and fifteen minutes each, but the other day he slept for over 2 hours and this is what he looked like when I walked into his room. Priceless!
He loves being made into our bed in the morning, he just sits there and giggles as I tuck him all in.
We visited the Jelly Belly Factory a few weekends ago with some friends, it was fun and delicious!
Leo and his buddy Liam in the belly flops - yes we bought 3 bags to get 2 free!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

life lately

We have had some exciting changes in our life the past few months. After graduation Chance went into study mode for his physical therapy board's exam for the month of January. We were able to live with my amazing parents and little sister Emma for this in-between stage and I can honestly say I loved every day. Having three extra sets of arms with a baby is fantastic. Chance also had several interviews during this time and received his dream job offer the day before his exam - talk about pressure to pass! He passed his test and accepted the offer the beginning of February, but didn't start work until March in order for us to have some time as a family and prepare for the move. He is working in an outpatient, orthopedic clinic and loving every minute. We are still getting settled here in Yuba City, but things are going great so far. Here is to the start of a new chapter in our lives!
8 months! Crawling and pulling himself up on everything.
Bath time has become a battle because he does not want to sit still - he always has to be climbing!
watching the Bok Kai parade with Dad
9 months!

I can't believe my little baby turned 9 months a few days ago. He just gets cuter everyday. He loves playing peek-a-boo, hide and seek, going outside, cruising around our couch looking for cell phones or remotes, eating, blowing bubbles with his lips, and reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear. He all of sudden hates getting his diaper changed and getting dressed, the strength of a 9 month old baby is truly amazing!

Friday, February 15, 2013

celebration of love

Chance surprised me with a trip to Santa Cruz for a few days to celebrate Valentine's day. My grandparents have a cute little beach house on the coast that we stayed at, we also spent our honeymoon there! It is my favorite place and it was perfect in every way, just what we needed. 
my valentines
one of my favorite things about staying at the beach house are the beautiful morning runs
Santa Cruz was the inspiration for Leo's middle name Cruz. So fitting for this happy, beautiful baby boy. 
Seriously, is it February?? We got lucky with some amazing weather.
this kid loved his first experience in the sand
We could have watched the surfers all day!
ahhhhh I love this boy!! 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

7 months

Leo is at my favorite stage of babyhood right now. He is learning so much every day and is just so dang cute.  This is what Leo has been up to this month:

- sleeping through the night, yay!!!!
- grew two bottom teeth
- goes from hands and knees to sitting 
- napping like a pro
- finally done with a month long runny nose/rsv/cough
- laughs at just about anything
- loves oatmeal, baby food, yogurt
- starting to cuddle with me, so sweet
-and is scooching around like an inchworm everywhere!