Monday, January 9, 2012

End of 2011 and Beginning of 2012

We had a great Holiday. The following pictures are backwards because I still don't know how to really add pictures to blogger so we are going to back track to Christmas. Kobe and I were gone for another 2 weeks. First Christmas in Dallas and then New Years in Utah.. It was wonderful but exhausting and Gabe was only with us for the first 5 days so it is nice to finally be home all together. Kobe is a little over 5 months now. He is getting so big and chubby, we love it. He rolls over and laughs all the time. He is really a good baby and of course the cutest baby ever.

This is what are second room looked like when we first moved in. Slowly we were clearing it out but while I was in Utah Gabe surprised me and finished the whole room and set up the nursery.
He even organized the whole room, bought shelves and finished hanging pictures all around the whole house. He did so much was so sweet. He even framed my college diploma. Our apartment finally feels like home now and I am loving it.

Kobe is getting use to sleeping in his crib. He is doing better and better each day. After his first nap in the crib though this is how I found him. Now I swaddle him every time and he does great, He still manages to get out of the tight swaddle almost every time. He is sleeping in his room and sleeping much better through the night.. usually only waking up 1 or 2 times. He is also taking much better naps in his crib. I am trying really hard to get a schedule down since we are home and not traveling for a while.

Gabe's Christmas present was tickets to a Lakers game since they played here in Portland. Our friend Curtis game up for the game. I guess they had pretty good seats and had a great time even though the Lakers lost. Gabe got to see Kobe Bryant so I think that is all that matters.

We started Kobe on rice cereal. At first, every time I would go to put it in his mouth he would also stick his fist in his mouth. He is doing great now and I can't seem to feed it to him fast enough.
This in one of the only pictures I took in Utah. 2 months ago he couldnt stand in this now look at him. We had a great time though. Flights were full getting out there and I really wanted to make it out there before the 30th because that is when Lachelle was leaving but the only flight I could get was that day. Lachelle however flew American and had a layover at DFW and we got to hang out for 40 min before her flight to Jersey. It was way too short but it was awesome to see her and she hadn't seen Kobe yet. We are definitely flying out to Jersey soon to see her and spend some good time with her. It has been way to long, I miss my little sister. Utah was fun and Kobe loves my family. I got to be home for Prestons 16th birthday... I can't believe my baby brother is 16. I wish we lived closer to everyone to be able to see them all more often, Luckily we get to fly!

We spent Christmas in Dallas with the Eyerlys. It was awesome everyone was there except the Henderson Family whom we all missed a lot and hope to be able to see soon. My in-laws got everyone Les Mis Tickets for Christmas and we all went out for the night the day after Christmas and saw it at the Dallas Opera House. It was awesome. It was fun getting all dressed up and having a night out with the adults. Everyone looked awesome and the musical was amazing.

Christmas Eve and morning were so much fun. There were so many people all around. On Christmas Eve we had a fun family history fireside and sang Christmas songs. We also played minute to win it Christmas games (thanks Casi). It was so fun. Christmas morning was filled with presents and fun. Our stocking this year were cute bags because our old stockings got ruined and I have yet to make some new ones. Family on the stairs.. I think I'll make this a tradition like my family did. Well only if we have stairs around I guess.
Kobe got a Lakers bib in his stocking I got some Lakers earrings and Gabe got Chiefs tie tacks. Santa really wants us to be sports fans I think.

We thought it only appropriate to get Kobe this football pj outfit for Christmas eve. He looks so cute in it.
Becky got Kobe these adorable Christmas pjs for Christmas eve. They were perfect for his first Christmas morning.
My mother in law got us all Snuggies for our Christmas Eve gift it was awesome!!
All in all it was an amazing Christmas vacation. Of course on Christmas we had the opportunity to go to church and celebrate our Savior's birth. It was nice having Christmas on Sunday to help us remember the real meaning behind the holidays. I am so grateful that I was able to spend the holidays with my family. Gabe and I are truly blessed with a wonderful family. We are excited for the year 2012 and what it will bring to our little family. Last year brought many new exciting changes to our lives and we hope that 2012 will be full of just as many excited things.

1 comment:

Casi Bludorn said...

That first picture is my favorite! He is just so cute! You guys still planning on coming out in February?