Monday, September 29, 2008

Photo Book

I am terrible at completing projects that I start, so I am thrilled to have discovered Shutterfly's photo books. I have taken close to 300 pictures of Adin so far, and was about to send them off to Costco to be printed when I realized, what on earth am I going to do with all of these pictures??? I can't stop taking them, because he is so darn cute, but let's face it... I haven't even gotten half way through my wedding album! I love scrapbooking, but it requires so much time and thought for me, that sometimes it is overwhelming and ends up not really worth it. So I am trying out these photo books that they offer. The first one I made is only an 8x8 with 20 pages and about 40 pics, but it was so easy- it only took me about a couple of hours. The layouts are pre-selectable, and then you just click and drag the uploaded photos into place. Pretty much it is a combination of a regular photo album with simple scrapbooking. Creating Keepsakes has designed many of the layout options. Anyways, I am pretty excited, and hope that it turns out (I should get it in the mail either the end of this week or early next week). I will let you know how the end product looks, but if you want to see what it should look like, just click on this link:

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Adin is 2 months

Today is Adin's 2-month birthday- I can hardly believe that much time has already gone by! I took him to the doctor today for his check up and for shots (poor little man!). Thankfully though, the FDA approved a new combination shot, that includes the dTp and two other vaccines together, so instead of having to get 4 shots, he only had to get two. I still hate having to put him through that, even though I know it is for the best.
The visit o
nly confirmed how HUGE he is!! He is now in the 97th percentile for weight and height (he was in the 75th when he was born)! He is 25inches long and weighs a whopping 14lbs and 11oz!!!! I am just amazed at this little, I mean big guy. I have been pretty amazed at his growth, he has been wearing his 3-6 month clothes for almost two weeks now, although there are a few of his "smaller" clothes that he can still fit in. I tell him all the time that I am okay with him being a baby, and that it is okay with me if he slows down a little, but he doesn't seem to listen. We joke that he will be walking next week, because sometimes I swear that is what he is trying for.
We took him in to get his pictures done at Sears- they turned out
soooo cute. And yes, although I scheduled the pictures for the time of day he is always awake, he decided to fall asleep on the way there (which by the way, Adin usually never falls asleep in the car- usually he screams the entire car ride). It was a little hard to get him awake and smiling, but once we did, the photographer was able to get some great shots. I can't wait for them to actually come in! If you want to take a look, just click on this link, even though it doesn't show some of the collages we ordered:
Here are a few pictures that I took this last week of Adin:

The following two pictures are from yesterday- he is wearing the robot outfit that Aunt Kerri made for him... you can see that he has really filled it out!! Eve
rywhere he has worn the booties, people compliment them, and when I brag that my sis-in-law made them, they are even more amazed!!
(Just look at that gut!!!!!)

Aren't the booties too cute?!?!

Here is Adin in his adorable bathrobe after we went swimming on Tuesday.
Miah always puts the clean diaper on Adin's head while he is changing out the dirty one. This time he decided to latch it on like a bonnet. Poor Adin...this is what we call a blackmail pic. hehe.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


So I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon, and begin my own blog! Tasha and Kerri finally talked me into it - this way I don't have to send emails to everyone, you can just take a look and catch up whenever you have a chance. It might take me a while to catch up to the rest of you in the blogging world though... I don't know much about editing or html.
I titled my blog, "Its all about me" as a sort of joke from when
I was in High School (that never really died!). In reality, this blog will probably end up all about Adin! He is pretty much my life right now. I love being a new mom! Adin is such a good baby, I don't think I could have asked for a better first experience. He is so alert and attentive. He loves to smile and laugh for us - I wish you could see him! We are finally taking him in on Saturday to get his portraits done, so hopefully those will turn out well, and I can send you all a picture.
Well, that is all for now. I will try to keep you all updated with all that is happening in our lives, and maybe we can all keep in touch a little easier.