Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Last weekend John and I packed up the car and headed down to the amazing city of Charleston, SC for the wedding of Molly (John’s cousin) and Jeff. Its been years since I’ve been to Charleston, and so this was the perfect opportunity to get a small taste of the southern city and celebrate the happy couple all in one swoop. We left Thursday night after I got off work and let the baby sleep the whole way down there so we could wake up and be ready to explore. I will post pictures of our “touring,” but for now I wanted to share the wedding pictures! Molly and Jeff planned this wedding very quick and Molly asked me and my brother in law if we could handle the photography for her so she wouldn’t have to find someone last minute and pay a fortune. We happily, and nervously accepted the challenge. We are not professionals, we enjoy photography as a hobby, but never in my life would I imagine myself doing this for profit. It was a huge honor, and HUGE challenge for me to shoot a wedding. I definitely learned a lot! Here are a few of my favorite shots from their big night.
I really am proud of how some of them turned out, and learned a whole lot with this process. One big thing I wish I had paid more attention to was the horizon line. For all you wedding photogs out there, I have a new respect for the work you do- capturing these priceless moments is nerve wracking, and there are no do-overs!
Congrats to the new couple, you guys are awesome and we love you so much! Thanks for letting us share in your special day.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
I really should have posted this on May 18th when Landon turned five months old, but we have been out of town and so I’m just now getting to it. I’m way behind on my posts- so hopefully in the next week or so I can catch up and share what we’ve been up to!
I know I say it every month, but I am constantly amazed at how much you are growing and changing and how fast. You surprise me each week and I love to see you learn new things and discover your environment.
In your fifth month,
You weigh 14 lbs 8 oz. You are only tenth percentile for weight! The only reason we know this is because we had to take you to the doctor to be weighed so we could start you back on your reflux medicine. At your four month appointment we decided to stop giving it to you to see how you did, and after a few weeks your reflux started to bother you again. Since the restart, you’ve been one happy little pumpkin!
You eat six ounces of formula every 3-4 hours.
You wear six month onesies, and 0-3 month shorts. Long and skinny…
You love being outside. We spend a lot of time in the evenings on the front porch just watching the world go by.
You love riding in your stroller, it almost puts you in a trance because you are so relaxed when you’re riding.
You giggle…all the time. Which I love.
You are so so SO ticklish. Which you come by naturally as both me and your daddy are very ticklish.
We took trips to Greenville, NC to watch your first ECU baseball game, Southport NC, and Charleston, SC. You luckily travel really well and are pretty content when we’re on the road.
We celebrated our first Mother’s day!! Such an emotional, special day for me. Being your mommy is the best thing in this world.
You LOVE Sophie the Giraffe…she might be the best thing since sliced bread.
Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING goes in your mouth. We’re pretty sure you’ve been teething for the past two months but have yet to cut a tooth. So in the mean time you drool, and gnaw…a lot.
You started sleeping through the night again (HALLELUJAH!!!!) 8:30-4:30, then you eat and are asleep until 7. We still have to swaddle you, which is something I’m hoping to wean you from soon.
You have rolled from tummy to back twice, but tend to get frustrated easily when you can’t get rolled over all the way.
It is so exciting watching you grow and develop. When you rolled over the first time I was SO proud of you and I remember stopping to think that I can’t imagine how proud I will be when you hit other milestones in your life if I was that proud when you rolled over.
You bring so much joy and fullness to our lives and we love you so very very much!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
This 4-5 month stage is quite possibly my favorite so far. I think by now we have all gotten into a groove of what our new life is like with Landon in it. Landon is more predictable, more playful, and more interactive than before- which is so fun to watch. He is just, easier. John and I aren’t so in shock of what life with a baby is like. The newness has worn off, and we have settled into our life as a family of three quite nicely if I do say so myself. Let me say also, I find myself biting my tongue when I mention the word “easy” when referring to Landon for fear of jinxing it! He really is a great baby- happy, relaxed, eats well, sleeps well, poops too well. What more could you ask for?