Monday, November 30, 2009

This one's for Elsha

We just wanted to say thank you for the adorable outfit that won us SOOO many compliments on Black Friday when I took Amelia out on the town in it.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving today, and you all remembered everything you were thankful for. I am so thankful for my family. First, all the original Gustavson kids, who I love so much. Then, gaining brothers and sisters-in-law as they all got married. Next, marrying into a wonderful set of in-laws myself. And last, having a baby and creating a family of my own. Of course, the people who mean the most to me are my parents, and I am thankful that I get to spend Christmas with them this year! Here are some highlights of our day spent in the Springs:

Amelia in her cute outfit (you can't see the winnie the pooh in the corner)

Our happy family

First time Jeff held Amelia EVER!!

Love this picture :)

Black Friday shopping here I come!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Watching TV

Tonight Jonathan and I were sitting on the couch with Amelia, waiting for her to get tired, which usually takes longer than we want. We layed her down on the couch facing us to let her kick around for a little while. She decided that she was really interested in watching Jay Leno with us, and since this was the only way for her to do it, she'll take it!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Holidays!

This time of year (besides the freezing cold) is always one of my favorites because I just LOVE the holiday cheer. I know, mostly from working retail, that not everyone is cheery about the holidays, but they are NOT going to bring me down! I am so excited about Thanksgiving this year, which we are going to spend at Jonathan's Dad's house in Colorado Springs. I am so ready to put on my Winter sweaters and my beautiful red coat that Jonathan bought me last Christmas and head out into this holiday season. I seriously think I could listen to Christmas music all year long. Amelia has taken a great liking to classical music. It seems to be the only thing that can keep her calm in her car seat, and I turn it on all the time at home just for something to entertain her, so this year will be a classical Christmas around our house. Black Friday I plan on hitting the mall and other stores to finish up our shopping list, and then Christmas will be here before we all know it! Hopefully Elsha will have her baby before then so we all have something to play with (besides our other 5 kids!) lol. Anyway~ I just thought I should let everyone know about all the joy in my life :) While we're at it, here is a picture of Amelia yesterday in her "Johnny Jumper" that Kirsta let us borrow!

Just hanging out lookin around!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Eli Joseph Jacobs

This past week I have had the privilege of spending time at Kirsta and Joe's house with my newest nephew Eli. He is SO cute and snuggly and SO calm. Kirsta and I were laughing that it's like she's not pregnant anymore but she also doesn't have another child, because you literally forget he's there!! We took lots of great pictures, here are my favorites:

Good work Kirsta and Joe! He is a doll :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Photo shoot

Yesterday we took Amelia to Sears to get her 3 months pics taken! They turned out SO SO cute I love them! And we figured while we were there that we would get some Christmas pics of her and us taken too. I'm not going to post any of the ones that I ordered for the family or for Christmas cards so that we then come in the mail you will all be surprised :) Here are some of the other ones!

Her 3 month pics.. not the perfect outfit but we had really only planned on getting Christmas pics so this was all we had :)

Naked baby covered in "snow"

We liked this pic because it's just like the one we got when I was preggo looking at my belly


Thursday, November 5, 2009

3 Months

Yesterday Amelia turned 3 months old! Wow. It has gone by so fast. She's started making so many facial expressions is smiling all the time. She also "found" her toys on the bouncy seat and on a play mat that we have set up in the living room. She grabs onto them and can even spin the ball to make it make noise!

Bathtime last night

Monday, November 2, 2009

Just snortin' and gigglin'

Amelia giggles!!! We were laying in bed last night because of course Jonathan and I were ready to hit the hay and Amelia was up for about 2 hours after that :) I don't know why but I snorted at her and she got startled, and I thought it was funny but Jonathan's like, "You're scaring her!" But then she smiled at me, so I did it again and she giggled!! Jonathan and I looked at eachother for a long time and said, "is she giggling or do we just think she's giggling?!" It was the most amazing noise ever, it just made us both so happy! We had to keep doing it for about 30 minutes and take 3 videos :) I'll post 2 of the videos just because 1 isn't enough!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Just BEEing a family

I hope everyone had a great Halloween last night! I know we did. I had mentioned to Melody that I was going to run by Wal-mart last minute to buy Jonathan a yellow t-shirt and some black duct tape so we could be a family of bees, and of course she volunteered her craftiness for us and in only a few hours we both had very cute "bee" t-shirts with black ribbon neatly ironed on and spray-painted antennas :) We were very grateful for her services! First we went and trick-or-treated our favorite friends from church so they could see the baby, and then we spent a couple hours at one of Jonathan's managers house who took 2 days off work before Halloween to completely deck out his house. And decked out it was! Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of it, but they are really into the holidays, to say the least. Anyway~ Here are some pics of us! Enjoy

Amelia's photo shoot

The Bee family

Bounces with Daddy...

...Baby passed out

On to November! Yay