Sunday, January 30, 2011

The start of a great friendship

Dave found a set of Beatles beanie babies that didn't cost an arm and a leg so he got them for Jude. Carter, of course, immediately wanted them but after I showed him this one he never took it again.

The other 3... fair game.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Best. Gift. Ever.

Since Dave didn't get me a birthday or Christmas gift last year I received a very unexpected surprise:

I'm thinking of naming her Daphne....

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Need Mommy advice...

As of right now I probably have about 5 gallons of breast milk in my freezer. I know this is excessive but after having to give Carter formula and feeling like I wasn't producing enough to meet his needs when he was nursing I just can't stop pumping and storing milk. I've been told by several people to just stop pumping after I nurse him and Dave tells me I'm pretty much producing for twins but I just can't bring myself to stop. I worry that one day I will run out and have to use formula which is rougher on my poor baby's already refluxy tummy and also stains much worse. I guess I want opinions. Does anyone out there agree with me? Or should I stop?

Add a lasagna sized pan stuffed full of milk with bags stacked on top and 11 bags I have stored at my friend Erin's and you get the picture...

Monday, January 24, 2011


A big thank you to Emily Mann for creating our awesome announcement!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


This is us lately:
Carter was sick and discovered the wonder of the portable DVD player

Jude sticking his tounge out in his room
My rock star

Carter colored on our couch with a ball point pen and after trying every method google had to offer we went with a slipcover.

Jude's room in panorama

The crib (thank you to cousin Amy for making the bumper, Annette for making the quilt and Laurie for making the crib skirt)

The changing table (Thank you Amanda for the changing pad cover)

Mostly just a bunch of redecorating and a little barf.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lesson learned

Don't let the kid play with stickers for quiet time.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Why it's good to be a grandparent

You can give them back at moments like these!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Making cookies with Mommy

Since Grandma has been here Carter has been very excited to help in the kitchen. Grandma lets him help make salads, quesadillas, you name it. So I thought I would try. We decided to make cookies tonight and we had TONS of fun! Grandma and Daddy were grateful for the yummy treats!

waiting patiently...


"I made these!"

I think we will cook together more often!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cooking with Grandma

Carter's new favorite thing:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Close up!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Apples and Oranges

I hear that comparing your children is a no no but I think it's acceptable when you are trying to show how much they don't look alike. Here are some photos of Carter and Jude that are comparable so you can see for yourselves.



Carter (flipping off the camera):




There you have Carter=miniature Dave and Jude=miniature Brook. Your thoughts welcome.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Good morning world!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A brand new start

Ok so this is a great way to start off 2011, with my 1000th post!!! Hooray!!! So here's what this post includes: Top 10 of 2010 and 11 predictions for 2011. Here goes...

TOP 10 of 2010:

#10- Carter has been learning to write letters

#9- Dave and I saw Wicked in San Francisco

#8- Carter got a big boy bed and a new cool bedroom

#7- Dave took a painting class and did lots of awesome paintings

#6- We celebrated our 5th anniversary

#5- Dave turned 30 (he does not consider this as a top event of the year but I do)

#4- Both of my siblings got married prompting 2 trips to California to spend time with family

#3- Carter started daycare with my friend Erin and has been better at making friends and playing with other kids

#2-Dave quit his job at Blockbuster giving him more time to spend with the family

#1- I bet you couldn't guess... JUDE COSTA MANN!!!!! Jude being born was the icing on the cake of a great year!

Predictions for 2011:

  • Carter will be potty trained
  • Dave will pass second semester physics with flying colors
  • Dave and I will get back in shape (once my doctor gives US the ok to workout again)
  • Our little family will make a trip to California so Jude can meet the family
  • Brook will finish *fingers crossed* typing up all our mission letters and get a book made (something she's been working on for 5+ years)
  • Carter and Jude will have at least 1 new cousin born this year
  • Dave will get in to the Architecture program (and do great!!!)
  • Carter will go to preschool and learn to write at least his name
  • Jude will do all the normal baby stuff (sit up, crawl, babble, etc) and get even cuter than he already is
  • We will sell a lot of baby stuff and make lots of room in our storage
  • Life will be great and we will enjoy being together as a happy little family

We hope 2011 is a great year for everyone. We have high hopes for this one and expect great things. Here's to another fantastic year and another 1000 posts!