Saturday, September 22, 2007

Joey the Athlete!

Joey is getting quite coordinated as he gets a little older. He's really improved with his hand-eye abilities and is able to hit objects on command now (instead of accidentally). His feet aren't quite up to par with him yet, but they're coming along too.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Working Mommy

Even though I no longer work full time, I still do some lectures and other things for Campbell. I usually am able to do my work when Joey is napping.

Unfortunately, he doesn't always take naps where I would prefer (his pack and play)

Oh well, at least I don't have to dress up for work anymore!

Joey's Blessing

Joey had his baby blessing last Sunday at church. My parents were able to come up for it, but unfortunately Brian's parents were in Nova Scotia. I was a little concerned that he wouldn't be able to fit in his blessing outfit, but he managed to squeeze in. One more week, and he wouldn't have been able to wear it!

Me with my parents (and of course Joey)

Brian, my Mom, myself, and Joey

It's very tiring, if you can't tell.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Bath Time

While Joey hasn't always been a fan of bath time, he has definitely started to like it more and more as he gets a little older (and I think it also helps that he can now get in the tub instead of a sponge bath). He's not quite to the splashing phase yet, but he likes to kick his feet in the water, so he is getting there. Bath time goes a little like this:

First we get into the water. As you can see, his arms are always in motion.

Then we get all wet. He's still not quite sure how he feels about that part.

Then we get all sudsy. On Saturdays, we wash our hair. He's just kind of placating me at this point.

Now it's time for Mommy's favorite part . . . . TOWEL TIME!!

I am such a sucker for those little hooded towels. Here he is with his turtle towel. He's just so cute with them, I can't resist.

As you can see, the pacifier usually stays intact. He loves that thing, and it really helps bath time to go much more smoothly.

Last of all, it's time to dry off and change. As you can see, his arms are still in motion.

He eventually calms down enough that I can get a new outfit on. Bath time is one of my favorite times of the day!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Our Little Jailbird

Joey has a blue and white stripped onesie that looks a lot like a prison outfit when he wears it. Although he's awfully cute, lets hope this is as close as he gets

Just the thought upsets him! Bring me my food!!

Don't worry, Joey! Mommy will set you free!!

Gettin' Ready for Church

With all the changes that come from having a baby, we've been very grateful that our church doesn't start until 1:00 pm. So, we wait until the last possible minute to get Joey in his church outfit (although Mommy waits until even later in case of spit up). Joey has so many cute church clothes, although this is my personal favorite outfit!!

Joey with his Daddy! Aren't they both cute???

Love My Hat

Joey received the cutest hat during one of his baby showers, and I absolutely love it! I had put it up after the shower and completely forgot about it until the other day. Of course I had to try it on him and get lots of pictures. It's still a little big, but I think incredibly cute.

Just chillin' on the couch.

He's got lots of room to grow with the hat. Sadly, not as much room to grow with his clothes!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Aunt Amy

Aunt Amy left on August 6th to serve a mission for our church in the Toronto East Canada Mission. She is now in Belleville, Ontario and having a great time. Since we don't have any pictures of her as a missionary, we though we'd put some up of her with Joey on the day before she left.
Joey was only 10 days old here. He was SOOOO small!!! He'll look a lot different when she gets home in 18 months!
Here is Amy at the temple just minutes before getting set apart for her mission. Doesn't she just look like a missionary??

Ok, so she doesn't look quite as much like a missionary here, but a girl's got to enjoy her last few minutes of freedom!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Joey was able to meet his great grandmother (Greatmeana) a few weeks ago. He seemed to really like her since she let him sleep on her lap for several hours. That's his favorite way to take naps!

Hopefully we'll get to visit her again soon. I'm sure G-daddy and Meana will be all for that, since they only live a few minutes away!


Joey loves to play with all his toys. He usually starts the day with his aquarium mat . . . .

Then he moves to his swing. Ohh, how he loves those bears (he has a bear mobile)!

All this playing usually tuckers him out, so we take a short break for naptime . . .

After naptime, its time for his rocker chair!!

He really loves those animals. Good thing G-daddy has a farm!!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Joseph Royal

Joey was born July 25th, 2007. He's really grown a lot in one month! Here's a picture of when he was born (8 lbs, 3 oz).

Here's a picture of him now (11 lbs, 5 oz).

New bloggers

So, since all our friends now have a blog site to show off pictures of their family, we thought we would start one too. This is our first attempt at blogging, so forgive us if we don't know what we're doing.