Thursday, April 17, 2014

Isaiah John 7 Months

Our little guy turned 7 months old on Sunday. I'll spare you all and not say "It's going by so fast" (except it is). He has had a huge month!! Below are some pictures...

 He is such a bubbly happy baby boy. We are so lucky that he is smiling 95% of the time!

Chewing on anything and everything at this point
The above picture is one of my favorite pictures of Isaiah. Ever. It is so telling of his personality! He is so smiley and happy. Even when he's mad he still finds a way to be happy!

Biggest smile you can't even see his eyes!

We've been taking lots of walks lately
I love this view :)
with daddy
Watching march madness with GAN (Great Aunt Nancy)
He's not very good at feeding himself
Quick Isaiah Facts:

New foods this month: Green Beans! He doesn't like them yet. He's eaten anything so far, but he sits there with the green beans in his month for a long time before he swallows them. Sometimes he spits them out, but usually he just lets them hang out for a while. He also had quinoa and LOVED it! He's a boy after his mama's vegetarian heart :)
Firsts this month: Flight! He had his first flight, across the country I might add, and did wonderfully. He also had his first St. Patricks Day. He wore lots of green that day and joined us for Andrew's work happy hour. He was passed around and got lots of squeezes from friends!
Sleep: Same as last month
Teeth: Right in the midst of getting more teeth in
New Experience: His little tiny baby feet got buried in the sand and dipped in the ocean water.

Dear Isaiah~
You are already 7 months old, can't hardly stand how fast this year is flying by. You put a spring in our step and so much love in our hearts! What did we ever do before you were around? You are becoming such a curious little baby boy; always looking around at people, toys, and mostly food :) The other day I went into your room and watched you sleep. It was the sweetest thing. I kept telling myself "I want to remember how small he is. I want to remember how sweet he is." While you are still just a baby, one day you'll be 7 then 17 then 27 and this day when you're just 7 months old will seem so far back. I love you to the moon and back. No matter how old you are or how far away you move on your adventures in life, you will always be my little boy!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

San Diego Part 1

A couple weeks ago Andrew, Isaiah, and I made our way to San Diego to visit Andrew's family and just plain get away! It was such a wonderful trip with so many fun memories. We spent lots of time outside, drinking coffee/beer (not at the same time), eating delicious food, and looking out onto the beautiful beaches. I'll start from the beginning...

We left on a Thursday evening. It wasn't a red eye, we took off at 7:00 and landed at 8:30 West Coast time (weird huh?!) It was Isaiah's first flight, so I was a little nervous going into it. I just had no idea what to expect. I had read a lot before going into it, so I felt somewhat prepared. I knew that the flight wasn't going to go on forever, so no matter how bad it was, it would eventually end (much like labor, ha!).

Packing madness! 
Isaiah's beach outfit, ready to go!
All-in-all Isaiah's first flight went really well. He slept for some of it, ate for most of it, and was awake and happy in between :)

I'm ready for my first flight! 
Eating sweet potatoes at our gate. Yummy!
Ready for take off! Two rookie parents w/smiles :)
Right when we arrived we got settled in, and went to sleep. Early the next morning we packed up the car for an overnight trip to Pasadena.

We didn't put him to bed before Abuelo and Grandma Diego got some snuggles!
We hadn't been back to Pasadena since we'd left at the very end of 2011. Both of us were looking forward to visiting old land marks and seeing really close friends! We hit the road at 6:30 in order to beat traffic and make it to a meeting Andrew had with the former president of Fuller Seminary. While Andrew had his meetings I got to spend some time with our first friends in Pasadena and former commune roomies!

Since living together in the "commune" all three couples have had babies. I loved introducing Lahela and her adorable daughter to Lucy. It was so sweet to see how they interacted together. Lahela's husband Kyle was working all day so us ladies, and gentleman, got to spend the day walking around old town Pasadena together.

 First stop, Intelligentsia Coffee Bar! As many of you know we are coffee lovers/snobs. This is one of the best stops for delicious coffee. It was a bit intimidating to me as all of the staff at Intelligentsia are competition baristas. I know more about coffee then the average person, but I was still nervous when I ordered. Needless to say, my soy latte was amazing. And it was also $6 w/tip.

The coffee bar 
My yummy latte
Lucy and I enjoying our coffee date 

On our way back to Lahela's apartment we spent some time on the Fuller campus. The above picture is me and Isaiah in front of the Fuller library. I told Isaiah that his daddy used to work and study in that library, but he didn't seem to care.

That evening Andrew and some guys hit up some beers at a happy hour while Lahela, Lucy, Isaiah and I spent some more time in Old Town Pasadena.

So, the guy in the back right is who used to have Andrew's job at Roswell Pres. He now attends Fuller. Weird how Andrew and Stephen pretty much switched places and not they're both friends with each other's friends. Bekah, Stephen's sister, and I have become really good friends here in Roswell! Front right is Kyle, Lahela's husband.

Hanging out in Old Town!
The next morning we headed over to see the family I used to nanny for. I couldn't wait to see Jonah and meet his little brother Davin who was already two.

 Jonah was so excited to meet Isaiah! And he was soooo happy to see Andrew and I. Andrew and I lived with the Browns for our last two months in Pasadena which gave us so much bonding time with Jonah before we moved away. We enjoyed the morning with them, eating cinnamon rolls, playing on the floor, and catching up on life. We miss them tremendously!

Andrew and jonah playing on the floor!
The sweetest thing ever!
Next we made our way down to Orange County to introduce Isaiah to Andrew's aunt Evette! We couldn't wait for her to meet him.

She loved him, and so did her bulldog Maddie :) Andrew's parents met us up there for the afternoon/evening. We sat outside and chatted for quite awhile before getting sushi take-out for dinner.
too cute :) 
Grandma Diego LOVED her time with Isaiah! 
We love Aunt Evette
That was just the first 48 hours of our trip. At the time, Isaiah was a little crabby from the time change and from being on a plane and in the car so much. Looking back I see how much we crammed into the 48 hours after we touched down in San Diego and it's apparent to me that Isaiah was a trooper!!

San Diego part two will be up soon. And a 7 month post as well. Can't believe our little man is 7 month old already!