Sunday, November 25, 2007

Check Me Out!!!

Some day, I'm going to grow up strong and big, just like my Daddy!!
I feel like I'm soaring in the clouds and flying in my airplanes!!
My Auntie sure knows how to put me to sleep....thanks Auntie Lisa!!
When my belly button plug finally came out, my Mommy gave me my first real bath. I got to play in some warm water, and it felt sooo Mommy is the best!!!
I don't know what it is, but when my Mommy holds me in her arms, I just pass out, it is like she has that special touch that I just love!!

Talen meets his Daddy's family.....

Talen finally got to meet his Grandma "Da", he was so excited to spend time with her. When she would sing to him, he would kooo till he fell a sleep..they had such a great time together!!!
Cousins don't shake hands...Cousins hug!!! Charlize loved hanging out with her Auntie Holly and Talen..she was such a big help in entertaining him and helping to put him to sleep!!
A picture for the ages......
Jay's sister has been asking us for years when she would finally have a nephew to hold. After three of her own, she was excited to have a baby to play with and then give back to us when it was time for her to rest!!! She can't wait to return all the favors over these feeding her boys cake instead of a real lunch!!! (that was her brother..)
Talen's new Cousins..Jalen, Charlize and Andre.....a.k.a.....Zoolander!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

What a cutie!!

Now when we ask this little guy who his favorite pilot is, I'm certain he will say...Daddy!!!!
Check him out!!!
Thank you doc for the great work and for my new baby boy...I really appreciate it!!
Mama's little boy..daddy's little player..etc..
Isn't he the cutest!!

Talen meets the Hill family...

Auntie Heather has been great..she flew in from D.C. to see her new little nephew and has been helping me get him to sleep..he really likes her and falls asleep in her arms!!
Leave it up to Grandpa (Captain) to come up with ingenious ways to fix the situation. When we were washing Talen, he was crying because he was cold...Captain to the rescue!!!
Uncle Troy and Auntie Tiffany came into town to see the new member of the family..he warmed up to them quickly!!
Nothing like cousins!! Cousin Audrey got to hold Talen and give him kisses as they played!!!
Wouldn't you know it...night 2 and Jay is already getting kicked out of bed..but honestly check out this handsome'd want him too!!

Welcome home little guy...

When Talen got home we had to introduce him to the dogs. Jay was soooo happy that there is now more than 1 man in the house!!!
Kali, was dog sitting Talen while Grandma (Honey) was rocking him to sleep. he seems to be a content little far. The first night was not bad, the second night a little more action..we'll keep you informed on the rest of the week!!
Paris obviously thinks that a child should look like her. I think Talen confused her a little bit, especially when he wooed and did not bark!! So far the dogs are pretty protective of him, they follow us around when we feed him and rock him, and try to lay as close to him as possible!!
How can you not love this little guy????
The one thing that makes Talen a little emotional is when anything cold touches his little body. We have been using this technique to wake him up, when we are getting ready to feed him. Here he is getting ready for his first sponge bath at home, with his mommy and Auntie Heather!!


Okay, for all you guys out there that have been waiting for the big it finally is!! Talen was born on Friday, 16 November, 2007 at 8:07 in the morning!! He came in at 6 pounds and 2 ounces and was 19 and 3/4 inches in length.
Here is the little guy straight out of Mama. All though he has already started to change a little bit, at first glance he has his father's chin and skin color, and my nose!! look at all of his hair!!
Okay, I made it through the delivery, for all of those out there who know me, my husband said I was a champ, for those mothers to word..epidural!! I know this is obvious, but the first time you hold your child, it is overwhelming!! My husband was very emotional as well, and could not stop, especially when they put Talen on my tummy!!!
My husband is funny, he was expecting to have a girl, when Talen came out he first looked at his face to see what his new son looked like, and then he checked a bit lower to make sure the doctors were not lying to him..they were not!!!
Does this look like a proud Grandma or what!! My Mom was in the delivery room with me the whole time helping me get through the labor, she was so excited, I am so lucky to have her close by to help me raise Talen!! Thanks Mom..I love too Dad (he was there too..)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Trip to Annapolis

Did anyone catch the game??
For any of you guys that have never visited the Naval Academy (the one in Annapolis..not Indianapolis)..this is T-Court, where all the midshipman do their drill, marching in for meals, and pep-rallys for big games....such as beating Notre Dame!!!!!
Speaking of marching...the Brigade of Midshipman march in unison from the Academy grounds all the way to the Naval and Marine Corps Stadium for Football may have seen something like this formation if you have ever watched a Navy /Army football game on TV.
My Sponsor brother and I got to hang in the Athletic Director's suite during the Navy/Wake Forest game. When I met him, he was just a he is a stud at the University of Maryland where he excels on the varsity rowing team.
Nothing like getting together with old alumni..David Robinson.....a.k.a. "The Admiral" of the World Champion San Antonio Spurs, was hanging with us at the game..well by us...
Here is the rest of my Sponsor family..Bob, Sara, Me, and was great to finally see them after several years away from Annapolis!!!