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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Frese Photos!

Kelley came over yesterday afternoon and took lots of pics of baby Cooper. He was such a great model. (after he vomited on the cute outfit I wanted him to wear). He fell asleep and let us take naked photos of him. Well they weren't completely naked photos, he did have his diaper on. He just wouldn't wake up for anything so Kelley kept posing and snapping pics. I can't wait to see them. I'll post some when she's all done with them.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bath time!




Cooper had his 2nd bath tonight and he loved being in the warm water. I had a friend who gave me the best bathtime advice; use 2 wash clothes, 1 to wash them with and the other to lay on their belly to stay warm. Dave and I love the fuzzy head of hair he gets when he's all clean. We gave him a mowhawk!

Mommy's Nuts About Me!




I think the onsie says it all! Thanks Auntie Jo.


We had a much better day today. Lots of play time this morning. He slept better last night and is starting to be awake and happy more during the day.


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas! We had a nice day at home. Our immediate family came over this morning and we opened lots of presents. Yes, Cooper got just as many as us! We felt so blessed. Then we just spent the afternoon resting. It was so nice not to have to rush off to see everyone else.

Dave goes back to work tomorrow so please pray that I survive the night and day shift all by myself. Thank you so much to our friends and family that brought dinners over last week. It really was such a huge help. The last thing I wanted to do at the end of each day was cook dinner. I never knew how much I would appreciate that small gesture.

Hope you all had an awesome Christmas and enjoyed a day of love and family.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

1 Week Birthday



Today is Cooper's 1 week birthday. He does this most of the day... sleep! And he's awake at night. Dave thinks we got an East Coast baby so his days and nights are confused. He's still cute and we are taking each day at a time. Today was a good day for me, feeling better each day. Breanna and Mamie came by to visit. Justin and Kasey Jackson and Travis and Lisa Patskowsky came by too. My friend Jen also brought us a yummy dinner so we had a big day of visitors.

Friday, December 14, 2007

He's Here!!!!


Cooper William Lebda
Born 12.12.07 @ 8:44 am
6 lbs 8 oz 19.7 "
The labor was long, but he's here and we love him. We're home now and just adjusting to baby life! All is well and we can't wait for all of you to meet him.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

James' Christmas Connect

Last night we went to Blake and Lisa's for a Christmas Connect. It was so awesome, Lisa had made really good Mexican Food and tons of desserts. They had a coffee and hot cocoa bar outside with the fire pit going. It was just a fun evening of catching up with friends and sharing about our lives. At the end of the night a small group of us talked until almost 2 in the morning about God and church and just encouraged each other to stay true to God and know that He will work it all out! Such a great night of fellowship and a reminder of how lucky and blessed we are for the friends the Lord has so strategically placed in our lives.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Cooper's Stocking!



I was so excited when the UPS guy stopped at my house today. I couldn't believe Cooper's stocking was already here. I had just ordered it online on Mon. from Pottery Barn. Mine and Dave's stockings are from Pottery Barn Teen a couple years ago and they're no longer making them, so Cooper's is a little different, but the embroidery is the same and the size and shape. I think it will be the perfect size to put him in and take his picture in it!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Estancia Christmas Party



Last night we had our Christmas Party for Estancia. Erin and Ryan took all of us girls out to dinner at Campagnia. We had fun. I just love all the girls I work with. They are all so cute, and fun, and nice! I ordered my favorite dish which is this grilled Halibut on top of asparagus risotto with a really yummy sauce. I dream about this dinner and it's only offered seasonally so last night was the last time they were serving it until March. How lucky am I. Anyway it was a great night and I am so thankful for Estancia and for Erin and Ryan.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Decorating the Tree

We always decorate our tree in true holiday cheer. We turn on 1 of the many Christmas CDs we own and hang the ornaments.

This year we even added a little Eggnog to the mix. We have so many ornaments we could decorate 2 trees! Dave and I have all our ornaments from growing up and now Cooper has even started his own little collection, which I am sure will quickly pass up mine and Dave's. This weekend we got our house all ready for the holidays. The tree just makes it Christmas!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Walking Down Christmas Tree Lane


Every year we walk down Christmas Tree Lane. It's such a fun night and special tradition. We stop and get Starbuck's for our walk and bundle up for the cold weather. I was hoping the trek this year would start some labor, but it didn't!

We went with Bill and Michelle and took 2 cars so that I would only have to walk 1 way. It was a fun night and we can't wait to take Cooper in his stroller next year.