Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Afternoon Entertainment

Want to know what mom's do on maternity leave? 

This is the last time Immi will be nakie with 2 boys!  hahahahaha!


Spit Up Pants...

Oma & Opa made their way back out to visit Immi again - this time for TWO WHOLE WEEKS!

We enjoyed some of Oma's yummy Paleo cooking, some sushi, and even made it out to Opa's favorite, Corvette Diner - for some sliders and milk shakes!  Immi can't wait to boodie down to some 50's music and share a milk shake with her Opa (the real kind, not the mama milkshakes she gets now - one day sweet Immi, one day).  

As you can see, Immi has Opa tied around her teeeeeeeny, tiiiiiiiiiiny little finger.  He even started wearing "spit up pants"... in case the little one decided that lunch should be worn, rather than digested.

AND the smiiiiiiiiiiiiiles!  Immi would just gaze and smile as Oma told her stories about her daddy when he was a baby. 

Immi sure is a lucky girl to have so many people so in love with her. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013


You all know the words, so sing-a-long with us!

head, shoulders, knees and toes....

eyes and ears and a mouth and a nose...

head, shoulders, knees and toes!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Polaroid Perfection

yesterday was another gorgeous 75 degree day here in sunny San Diego (sorry to rub it in Midwest friends and fam), so Little Rue and I thought it would be fun to take a walk to the grocery store, get mom some deodorant (i took the hint from hubby when he oh-so-subtlety left his on her sink....and then stop and have some swigs from the bottle while sunning in the grass.  Well, those plans quickly got squashed when I realized (after unloading my cart) that I had left my purse on the counter.   Then by the time we got back home, it was time to pump the hooters....  So, with only a few good minutes of usable daylight left, I hauled immi back outside, along with my Polaroid camera, and got a couple shots of her hanging in the sun.

I love the surprise effects that happen with this old film. All the packs are expired, so you never know how they will turn out.   Our first pack came out with a warm yellow look, while the second, made everything a cool blue. I get all sorts if giddy waiting to see how each one develops!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Is the world seen better in black & white?

When it comes to photos of my baby doll, they are all cute...i just dont know which are & white, or color....please help me choose!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Little Social Butterfly

I read today that by encouraging your baby to smile, you're helping her develop self-esteem. It lets her know that her feelings are important and that she can affect her environment. It's also important for her overall brain development.  

Well, here's to a very confident, super-brainy BABY!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

When Irish Eyes are Smiling...

"your sweet liliting laughter's like some fairy song, and your eyes sparkle bright as can be. you should laugh all the while and all other times smile, so now smile a smile for me."

I thought I'd bring it back to the beginning...since the lyrics fit perfectly at this stage of our adventure.  Imogen's eyes are sparkling blue right now, and she is on the brink of smiling (real smiles, not the gas induced ones that we see QUITE often)... oh and to hear a sweet baby's laughter.   Since baby's eyes can change colors, I thought it quite necessary to capture these baby blues...(and those LASHES!!!  mama pays good money to get thick curly lashes like those).

and incase you were wondering, since in the last post we talked about baby acne, yes we are still battling it a bit...but mama knows photoshop...sooooooo, we just took it off for the pics.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Everyone wants to meet Immi Rue!

Imogen has been attracting visitor after visitor...and everyone just falls head-over-heels in-love with her (who can blame them?  look at that face!).

first Oma and Opa came out!  they were here even before she took her first breath.  as soon as they found out she was coming, they hopped on a plane!  mom (me) was still a little out of sorts, so i am having issues finding pics from that first trip.  YAY! Daddy (adam) came through and found a pic of Oma & Opa with Immi-Rue!

then,  we had auntie mary...she was the bomb.  she cooked us meals, hung out with Immi while mom and dad napped, took our christmas card photo...and kept mom (me) from having a panic attack!!

Then, over the holidays came the Reillys!  Tutu (grandma), Boppa (grandpa), great-grandma Ruth (the Ru from Rune), and Auntie Corrie!

Boppa had a traumatic diaper changing experience.  unfortunately, i didn't get to witness it (i was hooked up to the milker)...BUT luckily auntie corrie was there to capture the event on film (well,her camera phone).  if you look to the bottom right of the photo, you will see the projectile poo! it took a few days and some bribing before boppa was willing to change another diaper.  but he definitly loved on the mini marshmallow...

Tutu's was a diaper changing and feeding machine!

Immi Rue loved talking to Great Grandma Ruth...she would just gaze at her all day long, coo'ing back little secret baby messages.

and auntie corrie...I think she might have been the most smitten of all!  and as you can see...Immi was pretty smitten with her too.

Immi-Rue still has a number of visitors on deck...Oma and Opa are back in a few days...and mom (me) will be sure to capture some cuddle moments. then Grandpa Gary and Grandma Anne!! YAY!  Then this summer Immi will get to meet the rest of her Babcock family (Hannie, Bubby, and Uncle TJ) IN PERSON!