Monday, September 27, 2010

joey's story



This is a video about my nephew Joey.  Love this kid!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

baby baldness

with the amount of hair dylan was born with, i thought for sure she wasn't going to lose much. well, i thought wrong.  she was doing so well for the first couple of months.  i even thought her hair was growing.  then right around 3 months, her little hair was showing up everywhere.  her crib, the changing table, the baby gym.  just wasn't stayin put! though she's still as adorable as ever, i look forward to her hair returning one day. :)

1 day old

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present day (5 1/2 months)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Baby's First Bike Ride

As if we didn't have enough toys already, Matt and I recently purchased some Mountain Bikes. Luckily, for our Birthdays this year, Matt's parents chipped in (Thanks again!). Along with the bikes we felt that we definitely needed a trailer for Dylan. We have had a blast as a family going on bike rides. Dylan has been such a good sport and seems up for any adventure we take her on. I know a lot of people who feel that having kids means the good life is over...no more adventure...a hindrance, or whatever. I couldn't disagree more. Kids themselves are an adventure, and if you find ways to involve them, you'll have a blast doing so. Anywho...
Here are the fotos...

Dylan psyched about the upcoming ride!
(her shirt says, "Let's Ride")
Dad strapping her in, making sure everything is safe.

Ready to go!

Dad with Dylan on the Centennial Trail

Mom taking a breather

What a workout!! Time for a nap.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dylan's Blessing

This past Sunday was Dylan's baby blessing. We were so lucky to have so many friends and family there. Mommy worked hard to have everything ready and taken care of so Dylan would be sleeping during the blessing. Dylan had eaten, pooped, spit up and was all sleepy by time we put her in the car seat. On the way to church she fell asleep, just like I planned. Dylan usually sleeps for a good hour to an hour & half so I felt like all my work was going to pay off. But right as the 1st counselor was announcing that there was going to be a baby blessing, Dylan woke up and her big wide eyes were staring at Daddy. I started to feel a little nervous, hoping she wouldn't cry during the blessing. Matt brought her up to the 12 man circle, (could it be any bigger?? seriously!) gave a beautiful blessing and Dylan was content the entire time. The cutest part was when Matt held her up at the end and Dylan, still wide eyed, stared over the congregation. It was adorable! After the blessing, Matt handed her to me and Dylan passed out in my arms moments later. So as you can see (or read), Dylan just wanted to be awake for her blessing. :o)

We were lucky to have one of Matt's good friends from college come up from Utah who is a great photographer. He took many adorable pictures of Dylan and the family including the one above. You can see more at his blog: http://www.afrenza.blogspot.com
Thanks again Adam!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Baby Prodigy

video

Dylan's eyes following mommy.

Okay, so maybe not quite a prodigy yet, but I think she's pretty smart. You have to admit though, she is very alert.

Pregnancy...the new trend.

From Right to Left:
Courtney Lynn Shelby, 9 months (Dylan)
Heather Lynn Lucas, 6 months (Annabelle)
Meredith Lynn Hawkins, 5 months (Evelyn)
Whitney Lynn Holley, 1 month (Baby unknown. Could it be another girl??)

I never would have thought we'd all be prego at the same time. What a crazy 2010 it will be!

(my mom stole this pic and posted it on Facebook already, so you might have already seen it)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dylan Anna Shelby

Our little girl has arrived!! Dylan Anna was born on March 18th at 8:57pm. She was 6lbs, 6oz and 21 inches long. She has completely turned our world upside down and we couldn't be happier. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to be a Mom and Dylan is so lucky to have such an amazing daddy. She is already daddy's little girl and Matt can't get enough of her. Dylan is a tiny little thing wearing the New Born size (too small for 0-3months). Though her clothes fit her length wise, the width is still a bit big. All her headbands and hats are way too big on her and her socks don't even stick to her calves. It's amazingly cute. Dark little hair fills her entire body still including a thick little patch right above her tiny butt crack. lol! :-) (don't tell her I told you that) It's hilarious! Matt was able to take the week off of work so we've just been relaxing and soaking it all in. I swear I can already see her getting bigger each day. :( I guess she could use a little meat on her... Anywho, here are some photos from her first week with us. (today is her one week birthday, so feel free to give her a call)


We would also like to thank all our friends and family that have been so supportive to us this past week. Dylan is so lucky to have all of you!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Court's Tumblr

I started a new blog on Tumblr. It's a little different than our Blogger. The Blogger is going to be more about the Shelby family and the Tumblr is more for me....not that I need a new addiction or anything, and I know you guys aren't really obsessed with my life (though i understand if you are... it's a curse). Tumblr is more "micro" bloggin where I'll post random pics, thoughts, videos, etc... Nothing too long. Kind of like the Twitter of Facebook. If you want to check it out here is the link:

www.shelbster.tumblr.com

Notice the shelbster is singular and without the "the." I'm not exactly sure what direction I'm going to go with tumblr, so for now I'm going to say it's completely random.

kpeacebye!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

34 down... 6 to go...

Sorry for the lack of posts, but I really haven't been taking many pictures lately. I don't have any cute kids to brag about yet other than the angelic looking baby in my tummy... which you can't see yet (she's pretty much perfect looking, I can already tell from the ultrasound). Instead you get a very round 27 year old lady. Not much of a photo op if you ask me. But i'll give you a pic anyway. Matt told me to stand up straight with good posture, so that's what you get. :)


Look how awesome my older sister is. She saw my post on facebook about showing concern for pregnant ladies by bringing them a cake or doughnuts and look what she brought over! Big box of doughnuts. She's the best! Thanks Whit!



Other updates:
No name yet.
Feeling pretty good, except my insides feel smooshed.
Matt's been great!
2 out of my 3 sister's are pregnant also. (one girl, and one unknown)
Sleeping is... fun.... yeah, it sucks.
Nursery has crib, changing table/dresser, paint.
Nursery needs blinds, wall decor, rocker, and baby.
Our brilliant baby used morse code to say Go Zags! the other night. (lots of kicking)