Monday, June 30, 2014

Isaac, 14 weeks

Back to blogging!  I am back-dating these blog posts so they are logged correctly in time order but it is actually November 23... not June 30!  Let's just say time got away from me.

June 30 - 14 weeks!

Here is Isaac in his little 14 week photo shoot.  He's in 3-6 month onesies and quite the smiley face. Chris and I look forward to the "knitting" or "fiddling" phase where our babies are constantly touching their hands together and discovering them.  Emily had a cow every time we called this knitting.  She knits, and she is correct that it looks nothing like someone knitting... it is just what we call it.  You can see Isaac doing it in the picture below. And it is pretty stinkin' cute.

June 29 - Hands!

This picture was taken on June 27... I laugh because there was a very short period of time that Isaac actually fit in the bumbo seat.  His thighs were just too chunky and you had to squeeze him in and pry him out.
June 27 - bumbo!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Isaac 3 Month Anniversary (13 weeks)

I took Isaac outside for his 3 month anniversary photo shoot... our neighbor, Nancy chuckled as she walked by to get the mail and asked what all the fuss was about.  If you thought getting all these smiley pictures was easy... I can assure you they require quite a bit of work on my part to get him to smile just right!  I sing songs, make funny noises, do silly dances... anything for that grin!

So this is Isaac's 3 month portrait.  My little chunk was wearing 6 month clothes and just discovering his hands.  He would raise his right fist in the air for long periods of time, just staring at it.  Several people commented he looked like a boxer doing that.  He also began to fiddle with his fingers this week.  Chris and I call this knitting and have loved seeing each and every one of our children do this. The milestones are so fun.  Love him.

And the video... having so much fun with these.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Isaac, 12 weeks

Isaac, 12 weeks, June 16-22

Here is Isaac's 12 week portrait.  I love how bright our pictures look when we take them outside.  Lexi gave Isaac this sweet monkey onesie that coordinated so beautifully with his monkey bouncy seat.  He also has his Jesus Loves Me lamb from his Godmother as well.

I love how small Isaac looks next to his Daddy.

And here, the kids decided Isaac should wear shoes... but were having a very difficult time putting them on.  Lia is trying to hold his foot still so David can do it.  They eventually get them on but agree it isn't worth all the trouble!  And yes, Isaac always has his sibling around him.  I love that!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Isaac's Baptism Day

Isaac was baptized on Father's Day, June 15, 2014.  Oh Glorious day!  He wore the Nelli family baptism gown, first worn by his Uncle Rob over 50 years ago.  I can't say every Nelli was baptized in it... but a whole lot of them were!  We love the tradition but this gown is paper thin and I knew cousin Gia would be needing it the next month so I was extremely careful with it.  Isaac smiled at Deacon Ralph during the anointing with oil parts of the ceremony...  And here is the moment when Deacon Ralph baptized Isaac:

"I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit!"

And let the people say, "Amen!"

Lexi agreed to be Isaac's Godmother and she is just perfect for him.  We are so proud of her finishing up nursing school at USC and excited for her future!

And some family pics...

So glad to have Nana and Grandpa here for this blessed day.  We were also joined by Stan, Peg, Travis, Emma, and cousins Jed and Madison.  Isaac did great!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Isaac, 11 weeks

11 weeks
June 9-15

Every time he smiles, I am floored that God gave me such an amazing gift.  I find that I am smiling all the time just to see him smile back.  Babies are most certainly good for the soul.

And I am laughing looking back because these thighs are going to get a lot chunkier!

Still being held by his siblings every day.  (except for David - he won't hold his brother)

cute and cute!


Monday, June 2, 2014

Isaac, 10 weeks

How can a blogging Mommy get so behind!  To my faithful blog readers, all 3 or 4 of you anyway, I just don't know what happened!  I am REALLY going to try and get caught up.  I have been taking lots of pictures, so there is plenty of material... but I will say Isaac's 10th week of life was a little lacking in quantity.  But here's what I got for Isaac's 10th week:  June 2-8  (backdated from Sept 6!)

Yes, handsome like Daddy.  I am also admiring all his hair... because he is going to lose it around the 4-5 month mark!

Asleep at the bagel place.  Only highly smitten Mommies take pictures of their babies sleeping in their car seats.

Love the way they look at each other!  (melt)