Sunday, November 15, 2009

Olivia's Baby Shower

I would like to start out by thanking my wonderful Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law for throwing us the BEST baby shower EVER!!! It was AWESOME!!! They did an amazing job on the decorations, the cake, and the games! Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves! Travis and I are so grateful for Mom & Vicki for all their hard work, love and support!

*The Proud Parents*

Alyssa was sooo happy her friend "La La" came to her 'Big Sister Party' :)

The Soon-to-be BIG Sisters!!
And our friends Ashley & Nicole with their sons Silas & Zeke

Our Friends: Dustin & Emily,
My Dad (the proud Grandpa)
And Kayala (being a cutie!)

*Silly La-La*

Okay, this is NOT what it looks like!!
Unless you're thinking Candybar in a diaper, then it's EXACTLY what it looks like!
Vicki was in charge of the games and came up with this one:
Guess what Candybar is melted in the Diaper.

For the guests who have children, it was an all too familiar sight...
and for those who don't, it was a nice reminder of why not! ;)

Risa, Russ & Ken, trying to guess if it's the Baby Ruth, NutRageous, or Reeses...
They were aloud to look, smell, and even taste if they really wanted!

It was Hilarious!!!

Alyssa went ahead and gave it a taste-test - EEeeeewww!!!
Remind me to keep her away from Olivia's poopy diapers!! ;)

Nicole was the winner, with the help of her 6 month old baby boy, Zeke! ;)


Olivia's gift to Big Sister Alyssa Belle
(Vicki, decided it was a MUST that Big Sister receive a gift too! Such a nice and thoughtful gesture by Auntie Vicki!!!)

A Baby My Little Pony!!

And a Big Sister My Little Pony! :)

Alyssa also received an adorable Soft Teddy Bear from Uncle Ken, though not pictured. Thanks to Ken & Vicki for showering our oldest Little Princess with Love as well!! :)

A rattle for baby! Thanks Ash!!

Nicole made these SUPER cute onesies and bibs for Olivia!!

A 'Pirate Princess' Onesie from Nicole & Zeke! :)

Russ & Risa picked out some adorable outfits!!
Baby Olive Q is going to be Stylin'!! :)

The cutest Christmas Beanie ever!!!
(it even has little antlers!) :)
Thanks Mom!!

Again, I want to send a BIG thanks to everyone who made this such a wonderful day!!! I am beyond grateful to have such a loving and supportive group of family and friends!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

* * * S N O W * * *

Our Front Yard =)

And view from the backyard =)

* * * * Let it Snow!!! * * * *

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Playing at the Park

Alyssa's been staying pretty cooped up lately. With Mommy being on bedrest- trying to keep the little 'Olivia Bun' in the oven until 'fully cooked' and also with the flu going around, we've been doing our best to stay home and find things to do to keep us occupied here. However, we decided to make an exception on Tuesday afternoon after Mommy & Olivia's Doctor appointment, and we stopped by our favorite park on Bend's east-side. Alyssa had a blast!! So I wanted to post a few pics we got that day. . .

And here is a little video of Alyssa and Daddy swinging at the park. I was excited to try out the 'video feature' on my new camera, it works pretty well. So look forward to seeing and hearing more video feed from us! :)

By the way, Alyssa is FINE! She is so tough, she got right up after jumping off the swing, like nothing even happened! Next time though, Daddy will think twice about jumping off his swing because he now knows, his dare-devil daughter will be jumping right behind him! ;)

For an Olivia update, just want everyone to know she is doing well! She's still quite the acrobat in there, always moving around like crazy!! Heartbeat is good. Mom's blood pressure is good. The only thing that has the Dr. a little concerned is that I am dilated to almost a 2 already and having some pretty strong intermittent contractions lately. I have been put on STRICT bedrest until November 14th , when my Dr. feels I will be past the 'safe point' and free to be more active again without the worry of it causing preterm labor. Counting down the days!!! It actually works out perfectly because Saturday the 14th is when my wonderful Mother-in-law & Sister-in-law have planned to throw a shower for us! I am so excited to get to the 'safe point' and get to spend the day with family and friends celebrating our new baby girl's highly anticipated arrival! :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween

Hope everyone had a happy Halloween! We had a great time carving pumpkins the weekend before Halloween. Here are some photos of our carving night...

Alyssa's first pumpkin carving

...with help from Dad.


Getting serious about carving...

"Why Daddy? Why do you have to take out the guts??"

Such a good little helper :)


Time to cut open the baby pumpkin... Lyssie's not so sure about this!!

"Now what?"

Pulling with all her might!! :)

Digging out the guts!!

...with help from Mom! :)

"Huh? What's so great about pumpkins??"

"MMmmm... Pumpkin!!"

She's loving this! :)

"Hmmm... do I want a spooky pumpkin or a happy pumpkin?? Think... Think.. Think."


Showing off her SPOOKY pumpkin. :)

Then came Halloween Night!! Alyssa was sooo excited to get dressed up in her Fairy Princess costume that Mommy made! We started early with the preparations...
The Princess getting her hair fixed

Getting a manicure done by Mom! :)

Such a Princess, she really enjoys getting all dolled up! :)

Pretty nails!

Fairy Princess: Alyssa Belle

Is it just me, or does she make the PERFECT little princess?!

So Serious!!


Happy Halloween!
From, Olivia and Mommy :)

Alyssa and Daddy, ready to Trick-or-Treat!

Our first stop: BiMart to see Mamaw!!

Doing a little twirl :)

Turning Mamaw into a Frog :)

Adding a little fairy princess dust to the shelves of Bi-Mart :)

Mamaw showing off her fairy princess to everyone in the store :)

Me & Mom Q

Alyssa's Halloween Gifts from Mamaw & Poppy

"Thanks Mamaw & Poppy!!!"

Trick-or-Treating at the Old Mill

We had a wonderful night Trick or Treating with Alyssa Belle. There were quite a few Fairy Princesses this year but I have to say, none as cute as Alyssa Belle! ;) It was great to be able to make her costume and it was very affordable as well. I hope she looks back on this and to see how much she is loved and adored and knows that she will always be Mommy & Daddy's little Princess!!

Hope you all had a fun, safe and spooky Halloween this year. My apologies for not getting this post up sooner!