Monday, October 24, 2011


We had such a great weekend!  Not only did we visit a pumpkin patch on Saturday, Given was baptized on Sunday at St. Vincent de Paul's by Father Strange.
Please excuse our sweaty state - as I mentioned in my previous post in was hot this weekend!!  Oh, doesn't Given's giraffe pacifier go perfectly with his beautiful baptismal gown?  The baptism was held during his usual naptime so the pacifier was needed!

This is the best picture I have of Given in his baptismal gown!  He was beautiful.  (If you missed in a previous post, this is the same gown me and my mom wore!)

Aunt Brooke and Uncle Randy were Given's proxy Godparents since Summer and Jake were unable to make it.  We missed them very much!
The only dress I'll ever get to put Given in!  Ha!

This was taken before the baptism!  I told you it was hot!

The Great Pumpkin

We finally did it!  We got to a pumpkin patch for Given's first Halloween photo session!  We went to Bob's Pumpkin Patch in Half Moon Bay.  It was the perfect place to go with an infant - it didn't have a petting zoo or inflatable jumping houses therefore not a million kids running around!  It was fun getting out there with Given.  I can't wait till next year when he can sit amongst the pumpkins himself.  It was so hot this weekend - and notice the outfit he is wearing.  Thankfully I had a short sleeved onesie in my purse for after our little photo session!  I love how the pictures turned out!

Notice the blue in the background?  That would be the ocean.  How cool is that?!

And since we were in Half Moon Bay, we had to have lunch at Sam's Chowder House!

Friday, October 21, 2011

On time - 8 weeks (almost 2 months)

Given had a big day yesterday!  Not only did he turn 8 weeks, but he experienced his first earthquakes (two big ones), he visited Momma's place of work and got to meet all her co-workers, and he slept through the night (7:30 pm to 5:30 am). 

Yesterday he also wore a big boy outfit!  I loved it.  It made him look so old!!
I took about a million pictures of him yesterday.  It was really hard to narrow it down to two!

6 weeks picture here
5 weeks picture here

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nana and Jeddi Visit

This last week Nana and Jeddi were here in San Francisco visiting!  It was a great weekend filled with Fleet Week, a visit to the California Academy of Sciences, a date night for me and Omar, and lots of catching up and ohhh and ahhing over Given (of course)!  Here our a few pictures from our week.

We also had a visit from Justin! 
Thanks for the awesome monkey towel, Justin and Ryan!

Remember last year's Fleet Week?!  click here

6 weeks old

Given is almost already 8 weeks, so this is a little late...
It's amazing to hear people on the street say that he is so little!  To me, time is flying by and he is growing every day!  I have to remind myself that he is still a newborn, not a 2 year old!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Smiles, Baptism and Wine

Saturday was awesome, and Given was such a good boy.  The weekend started with Given's first smiles!  I tried to capture the moment.  This is the best I got.  My heart melts. 

Next up, Given's baptismal prep class.  Given slept through the whole thing and was a perfect angel.  The actual baptism will take place October 23rd.  Given is wearing the same gown that me and my mom wore!  Pictures will be posted!

After class we packed up and headed to Napa.  First up, wine tasting at Brooke's new winery, Ram's Gate.  Not only is Ram's Gate kid friendly, but they are dog friendly too!  Oh, and did I mention that it is only 30 minutes from SF?!  Given and I might be meeting Brooke for lunch often during my maternity leave.
(Given took a nap the whole time in his sling.)

After Ram's Gate we picked up Randy and went to P&H's fall release party.  This time Given took a nap in Daddy's baby backpack (the Bjorn).  Unfortunately I did not capture!

After all that tasting we headed back to Aunt B & Uncle R's...of course Omar had to watch the Longhorn football game.  Dare we miss one game!  While the boys watched the game, Brooke and I took off on their bikes and had a little time to ourselves at 1313 Main.  It was nice to get away for a bit!

Randy got a tricycle for his birthday! Omar had to test it out before we took off!

Remember the last time I was on a bike?  Check it out!  I'm so glad I'm not pregnant anymore!

It would be whole lot cooler if that was a Missoni bike too!

Given and Randy watching from the porch.

And Gypsy being a good dog and watching from the front steps.

Brooke and I riding off into the sunset!

This coming weekend Grandpa and Nana Zennadi will be in town!  We can't wait.

1 Month

My baby is already one month old!  The time has flown by!  Here is Mr. Given at 5 weeks.
 Just for comparison purposes - his 2 day picture can be found here

Month 1 was a crazy adventure!  We have been out and about a lot!  The weather has been beautiful here in SF, so we have been on a lot of walks and outside lunches and glasses of wine (that constitutes getting fresh air, right?!).  We also have had lots of visitors, including Grandma and Grandpa Eoff, Aunt B & Uncle R, Tina, and Justin.  Given is very popular!  Here a few pictures to get us caught up.  My next post will be pictures from this last weekend.
Grandma stayed with us for almost 2 weeks.

Photo op at the Golden Gate Bridge.  I'm saving the picture of Given with Grandma and Grandpa for a special occasion!

Lunch in Napa

Grandpa came too!

I believe Omar is showing off Given's new UT outfit from Nana, not his "guns"!

Given and his giraffe pacifier.

The boys napping.

I wish it was safer to sleep on your tummy!

Given loves to stretch it out!

Please Standy By

I will have pictures up today!  My project for the day!

It's chilly today!  The perfect opportunity to wear my new bunny hat!  (That is a bunny, right?)