Friday, August 28, 2009

James at THREE Months!

James is now three months old! He seems to grow stronger every day! Now instead of talking, he likes to blow bubbles out of his mouth and make silly noises.

Weight- 11 lbs 11 oz (25%)
Height- 25 inches (90%)
Head- 15 inches (5%)
(mommy's head was measured between the 5th and 10th percentile)

James prefers to be on his tummy!

At about 12 weeks, James slept 11 hours for the first time ever! I was so scared and kept checking to make sure he was breathing. Now he is back down to 6 or 7 hours consistently.

James kept trying to sit up without support during my little photo shoot. It was hilarious because he kept falling over on his face!

He is 14 weeks old and usually will not stay on his back for very long.
(excuse my high pitch baby voice)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

James at Two Months

In reality, James is already 13 weeks, but I have to back track a little because I have been behind in blogging!  Sorry!  Here are some pictures of James around two months.  At this stage of his life, he weighed about 10 1/2 lbs and was sleeping between 6-8 hours at night.  He is a happy little boy and LOVES to talk.  His favorite positions are on his tummy and sitting or standing (with help of course!)

James at TWO months

James still loves his tummy time!

Except this time, he got a little sleepy.

James loves sitting in the bumbo!  
He just watches whatever his mommy is doing at the time.

James helping me with dinner

James just loves to talk, so I captured it on video for all of you to hear him! 
It is just the sweetest sound to my ears.  I could talk with him all day long.

I couldn't ask for a more precious family.  

Monday, August 17, 2009

Michelle's Beach Wedding

My younger sister, Michelle, just got married on the beach of Watersound, Florida.
She was so pretty and Josh was so handsome. You just can't go wrong with pictures at the ocean. They turned out great.

Justin was one of Michelle's photographers. The house where we stayed also had bikes, so Justin rode from the house to the beach the morning of the wedding. Haha.

The beautiful bride with Dad

Sweet little Anthony with James.

Wedding pictures on the beach :)

So sweet


I say that Justin and my mom (who also took pictures) did a great job!

Leaving the beach.
Instead of driving away in the traditional car, the house where we stayed also provided a golf cart! Michelle and Josh rode down the boardwalk to the house after they were married.
Like the decorations? (signs, cans, flags)... compliments of Melanie, Mandy, and Mom.

Family photo

Dad and Mom with Michelle

The husbands with their wives and children

Papa and Meme with Grandchildren

This little guy was so worn out by the end of the day!

How crazy is this: The name of the house we stayed at was "Payne Remedy". Justin and I just had to get a picture with the sign.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Family trip to Florida

My mom, dad, sisters, brother-in-laws, nephew, husband and son all went on a family trip to Florida in July. We had such a great time. Justin and I had fun introducing James to the lounge chairs and sun! Below, you will see what we mean!

At the last minute before we left Memphis, I found this little shirt at Baby Gap. It is one of those UV Ray 50 protection shirts. And it was only $1.99! Isn't our little guy just adorable?

Ok, this was James' normal position when we went outside. I don't know if it was the warmth of the sun, or the sound of the wind and waves, but James would immediately fall asleep.
Here is James at the beach.

Here is James at the pool.

Mommy and son

Daddy and son

What a sweet face.

These are some great pictures of James' wrinkles on his forehead!

My adorable nephew, Anthony, LOVED the sand and waves. He just learned to walk, and he had no fear of the water knocking him down!

Meme played with Anthony in the sand.

Papa did a lot of babysitting while we were there.
I just love this picture :)

Justin and I took James for his first round of putting on the green.
We strapped him to Justin's chest (where he immediately fell asleep) and got to the putting area by bike!

Can you believe this is my twin sister? I am always a head taller than her, and she is always quite a few sizes smaller than me! (ps... we are both wearing flats)

This is my sweet sis Michelle with her new husband, Josh! They make the cutest couple. Next post to come.....the wedding on the beach!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

More Pictures from the Triathlon

I forgot to add some pictures of Justin's race!

Justin coming in through the finish line.
(look at those muscles!)

This is our friend, Travis, who competed with Justin. He also was the one that got Justin interested in triathlons in the first place. Way to go Travis!

After the race

Travis with his sweet wife Courtney, and their dog Roxy


Cute also

Extra cute!!! This is how James looked the entire time we were there.

We had a great time.

Mike Stokke, our Sunday School teacher, also competed in the tri.

That same weekend, I had plenty of corn to shuck! Thank you Mom Payne! It is so yummy. Here I am with my two "helpers".

Kramer "helping".
He LOVED chewing on the pieces I was trying to put in the trash.

Isn't James adorable?