Enjoying an unseasonably warm day with a nap outside while Mom and Andy work on the porch.
No baby is going to slow down my baking! Fish shapes for Bob, axes for Andy, and stars for everyone else.
Father-daughter couch time.
I think our wish of "If we have a girl, she'll have Andy's legs" was heard.
Post-bath baby bird hair.
Our first solo outing. (That's not true. We've gone to the grocery store together.)
But here we are spending a rainy afternoon with art.
The day Leena really started to show her smile. Obviously I ran to get the camera and took about 1 billion photos.
And thus began the quest for the cutest baby photos because once you have a newborn that's really all it's about, right?
Struggles with breastfeeding. Leena's first formula bottle was a little hard on me. But Kiki was very reassuring.
Another example of the nonstop photo quest. Naked baby in a bread bowl. Obviously.
A midnight backsplash party. One of the finishing touches for the kitchen!
One month old, holy cow! (Kiki's latest craft obsession: Numbers for all the newborns in her life.)
Roller gift exchange Christmas crafting. These are air plant vases after phase one (cutting wood blocks) and phase two (sanding them down).
This requires three photos because it's important to see where we came from sometimes.
The finished air plant vases! Ready to be mailed to Beefers in Tucson where they will fit right in with the good energy and desert air.
Look at that little arm sticking out grabbing Pop's collar.
We finally got shelves, pictures, and mobile hung. Leena loves it so much that she sleeps in our bed every night.
One month check up. Leena is putting on the pound(and a half)! She's bumped up to 7.8 lbs. and 20 inches!
A Kiki and granddaughters moment. Adah is clearly in love with her Baby Cousin Leena.
I thought we needed a photo for scale and some day it's going to be crazy to me that her head could fit in my hand.
Now it just looks like we torment little Leena.
More Christmas crafting: the scarf I made for Adah.
Kiki and Leena. Enough said. Well, maybe not enough. This is Leena's first pair of pants, a very noteworthy occasion.
Which stocking is Leena's? Too cute! And the story is that it was Andy's on his very first Christmas.
More cousin love. One enjoys it more than the other.
Our attempt at the perfect family photo. (We will try again, but this is all we have managed so far. This is also my excuse for not sending birth announcements/holiday cards yet...)
For Christmas we got Mom a photo shoot with her grandkiddos. Here she is putting Leena on top of a fake black bear in front of a giant Christmas tree.
Andy is hogging the new wood splitter and making Leena and I use the ax.
Close-up headshot pictures like this are taken every single day, just FYI.
Dinner out with the whole fam. Grandpa Bud and Leena just hanging.
Getting Leena all clean and ready for the big New Year celebration where we had the Cronks over for leftovers and Catan. That's the party animal lifestyle of new parents for you. We might have all been in bed by 10:00.