Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thanksgiving...we're a holiday behind. :)

Ok so here are pictures from our trip to Bend for Thanksgiving...FINALLY!!! Christmas pics are coming. :)

Here's all three of us in the airport waiting to board our plane. Jayden is asleep. Note the hand over the ear to keep out the noise!! :)

This next one is quite possibly the best picture of jayden ever taken (thanks Grandma Dottie!!). That's avocado all over his face. Note his CUTE CUTE bib!!!

This one is just cute...all bundled u p, ready to brave the cold!!

Here's Daddy and Jayden ready to head outside!!!

Here's Jayden's cousin, Everett, holding him. Everett LOVES Jayden and the feeling is mutual. They are too cute together!!!

Speaking of Everett, here's him sound asleep. We love him!!!

Speaking of children we love, this is Eleni, our niece. She's 2 and BEAUTIFUL.
And last but DEFINITELY not least, here's Owen. He's 6 and....well, there just aren't enough words sometimes to describe how wonderful he is.

And here are the parents of all these wonderful children. We love them, too!!!

And one final picture of jayden. This is the first time he held onto something and stood on his own. So proud!!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Well it has been almost a month since we posted something on here!! Life has been crazy. November included three tips to Los Angeles for multiple birthdays and an anniversary (ours, 3 years!!), and a trip to Bend, OR to see Sam, Andrea, and Jayden's little cousins. All a lot of fun but boy are we happy to be home to stay for awhile. Jayden was a trooper as usual and even stayed with grandma dottie for two days while we went out of town for our anniversary and some much needed sleep. :)

Jayden had his 6 month check up last week. He weighed at a not so whopping 14 pounds, 10 ounces (that's the 25th percentile) and is quite the long skinny dude, measuring 26.2 inches (76th percentile!). He has started solid food (pictured below) and likes it for the most part. He is growing up so fast, we can't believe it. He's got sitting up mastered and is doing it for longer and longer periods of time before tumbling over. He has started napping like a champ (is currently finishing up an almost 3 hour nap!), and his nights are alright. If you feel like praying for something, pray for him to start sleeping through the night again. Mommy is tired!!

Here's a couple recent pics. We're waiting on more from grandma since she took the majority of the shots in Oregon. The picture next to Jayden in this top one is of me (Sarah) as a baby. Uncanny, huh? Then the next one is of his first experience with solid food. Then two more grandma dottie took while we were in Solvang for our anniversary. Gorgeous!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Mommy sure is least according to Jayden!!

So I discovered recently that when Jayden is in a good mood, I can pretty much say anything as long as its in the right tone of voice and he will laugh hysterically. Literally, anything....I even tried saying different body parts the other day. So we caught it on video since I'm sure very soon he will not find me this funny. Check it out. :)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Jayden took his first plane flight last weekend! And his second, but that was to come home. The occasion you ask? We went to Walnut Creek to see Ryan, Brenda, Noah, and soon to be born Zachariah!! It was also Noah's 2nd birthday. Such a big boy! : )
Here's a cute one of Ryan and Jayden (note: Ryan's shirt says "Who's Your Daddy?" and Jayden's says "Y is for Yo Mama!"...this is what inspired the pictures!).

Here's one of the birthday boy with his super cool new train set!!!
And one of just the birthday boy!

And one of jayden and daddy at the party!

And a weird one of Ryan that for some reason makes me smile!!

Here are some of Jayden at home last week.

Hatching his master plan for world domination

Jayden says, "I'm teething...I'll bite on anything...even Mommy's hand!"
And two more cute blurry ones!

Monday, October 15, 2007

ANOTHER post...but the pics are just too cute!! :)

So we took some pics of Mommy and Jayden, since we have...well not a lot. :) These are some good ones...and here's a couple videos of Daddy and Mommy making Jayden laugh. It might just melt your heart. :)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

not for the faint of heart

Ok so I got a lot of comments from people saying the spit-up picture back in July made them sick..if you were one of those people, don't watch this video!! But if you weren't, check it out. It makes me laugh out loud every time!

Friday, October 12, 2007

sitting up...kinda... :)

So..Jayden is sitting up!!! Not for very long and not very well but he can do check out the video and the picture. In other news, he has started napping in his crib. This is HUGE progress. And he put himself to sleep last night in his crib for the first time!! AND he's getting his first lots of stuff going on here at the Stephens house! We love you all. Thanks for reading and checking in with us and our little man!

Friday, September 28, 2007

all about my sweetie...and a quick update on Jayden

My dear friend Andrea likes to fill these things out on her blog and then "tag" me! But I love her so I do them. Check out her ADORABLE twins at And while you're at it, you can check out the two cutie pies I watch twice a week at! Love you all!

Oh and since this IS Jayden's blog, a bit of news about him. We had his four month check -up and he weighed in at 13 pounds, 9 ounces (exactly 7 pounds above his birthweight!) and is 25 inches long. :)

tagged again... all about my man

1. Who is your man? Dan Stephens
2. How long have you been married? 2 years, 10 months, and 8 days
3. How long dated? dated 5 1/2 months, engaged for 9 months (but knew each other for 8 years before that!)
4. How old is your man? 26..
5. Who eats more? definitely Dan! I ate more when i was preggo though
6. Who said "I love you" first? Dan
7. Who is taller? Dan, 6'0
8. Who sings better? me..Dan has an amazing ear for music but can't hear his own voice well enough to stay on pitch. that said, I'm not so great either!
9. Who is smarter? oh gosh..I don't know how to answer this. we're both smart, but in different ways
10. Whose temper is worse? definitely mine!!
11. Who does the laundry? that would be me, me, and me some more
12. Who takes out the garbage? Dan
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? well if you're facing the bed, me.
14. Who pays the bills? we both do
15. Who is better with the computer? we're both pretty good, but are good at different things. Dan understands computers better, I know how to use more software
16. Who mows the lawn? ah, condo living..we don't have a lawn!
17. Who cooks dinner?mostly Dan these days..unless he gets home late..then me
18. Who drives when you are together? mostly Dan
19. Who pays when you go out? dan
20. Who is most stubborn? DAN, DAN, and DAN again. my wonderful brother and Dan are the two most stubborn people I have ever known
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? I chuckle as I type this. neither of us are great at it but I probably will do it sooner
22. Whose parents do you see the most? that's a toss up. during the summer it was mine..but lately its pretty even
23. Who kissed who first? interesting question..we kind of just kissed each other but I think Dan made the final lean in
24. Who asked who out? we were friends for so long that it just kind of evolved into more...Dan definitely initiated the relationship defining conversation, though
25. Who proposed? he did.
26. Who is more sensitive? all told, me...but Dan definitely is more sensitive than one might think!!
27. Who has more friends?well if you go by entries in the cell phone, Dan. I keep in touch with more people regularly though
28. Who has more siblings? me..two brothers and a sister in law. Dan has one brother
29. Who wears the pants in the family? it should be

Saturday, September 22, 2007

4 months old, here we come!!

Well Jayden will be four months old on Monday, which we find hard to believe. (a side note: our nephew, Owen, also turns SIX that day...Amazing!). He is doing so well, growing like a weed. He's sleeping pretty well at night, and will start the night with a stretch of anywhere from 6-9 hours. Mommy loves the nine hour nights!! His reflux is about the same, maybe a little better. Still lots of puking and some fussiness during feedings here and there. He is such a happy little guy, though. He fills our days with joy and laughter!

Here are some recent pics of him. Such a cutie pie! :) Oh and also here's a video of him rolling. He's not very good at it yet! :)

Friday, September 14, 2007

finally..laughing (or at least a video of it!)

Ok so Sarah is getting a LITTLE obsessed with blogging, making videos of Jayden, and taking pictures. Oh well, its fun. Here's a video of Jayden laughing and some cute black and white shots of him, too. :) Oh and one normal picture..of tummy time again!

Monday, September 10, 2007

tummy time and laughing!

Hello all. Well as usual Jayden is growing like crazy and filling our lives with joy and laughter. He recently started doing really well with his "tummy time." He used to hate it and would lay there and cry but lately he picks his head up, looks around, smiles, and laughs. He is also working on rolling but isn't quite there yet. Here are some pics and a video to entertain everyone!!