First-The Momentous Occasion!!! Joseph was baptised on June 26th at our new church we joined, St. James the Greater. It was a lovely day and a beautiful ceremony. The Deacon is also the funeral director at Bopp Chapel, and he handled both of my grandparents' funerals, so he had a special place for the Donnelly family in his heart. Joe wore a christening gown that has been on the Betz side of the family for 103 years! He looked adorable.....just like his Daddy did when he was baptised!
After the Baptism, we continued celebrating at a party at Mike's parents house. The day was lovely and filled with caring family. Joe did his best to be the life of the party, but finally succumbed to an hour nap.
|Tyler and Amelia, the Godparents|
A new month! Yep, Joe is officially in his 3rd month and is 15 weeks old! I really can't believe how much time has flown by. He is so social now. He smiles all the time, coos and is the nosiest baby I have ever seen. I love to watch him grow and learn new things every day. He has really started to enjoy his Lovey and self soothing in his crib by sucking his thumb. We opted to skip the stickers that you place on the onesies at every month and instead put this Silver Frame from Pottery Barn Kids on our registry to capture each month. Here is a link, and here is a picture of the frame so far.
Another thing Joe has is an unofficial Mohawk. Yep, he has two balding spots on both sides of his head because he loves to roll on his side to sleep. This has inadvertently caused his hair to have a sort of Mohawk. I am HOPING with all my might this will change....nothing against Mohawks, I just don't want my son to have one.
The last "M" word is Mountain. We just got back from a family vacation at our condo in the mountains of Colorado at Granby Ranch.
We vacation there a lot in the summers, and were so excited to have Joe come with us and take our first real family vacation. We were also VERY lucky to have my mom and step dad, and 2 sisters there to join us. This gave us a chance to do some things without the baby such as white water raft, horseback ride and spend a night alone in Steamboat Springs. We had a great time and it was so neat to see how much Aunt Amelia and Aunt Beth truly adore their nephew. I don't think that baby wanted for anything or cried more than a minute without someone there to love on him. I really am so impressed with my sisters and brothers and how much they love and adore him. We took Joe to Winter Park, shopping at Grand Lake, and on many hikes in his BOB Jogger. That jogger was awesome on hikes and through rough terrain. He even went up the mountain of Sol Vista on the ski lift (safely secured in his Baby Bjorn and with a safety strap) and then down the mountain on a hike. For 4th of July we watched the kid friendly parade in the Town of Granby. He loved most of it, but had a bit too much fun and had to take a nap.
The only downside of the trip was that we had "that" baby on the plane ride back. You know the one-screaming, crying and everyone is giving the baby and the parents the evil eye. Yes, unfortunately that was us for about 40 minutes of the flight off an on. We did have the perfect baby on the way there, so 1 out of 2 isn't so bad...at least he wasn't bad on both rides. Stay tuned for next week when I am sure it won't be so long...........
|Our Condo Building and parking lot|
|Grandma and Joe on the deck|
|Grandpa and Joe on the front deck|
|The top of Solvista Mountain|
|Aunt Beth and Joe|
|In the BOB|
|At Winter Park|
|Hike in Winter Park|
|Grand Lake-Joe caught a bear|
|Plane ride home.....AHH|