Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I rolled over!

Well it was a big night in the O'Rourke house last night...Declan rolled over from his back to his tummy for the first time! We were able to get his 3rd roll on camera. I'm not sure if he knows what he did, but we sure are proud of him:)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

This past Saturday we took Declan to pick out his first pumpkin! BC and I have gone every year, so it was fun to pick out pumpkins with him. We got one big one to carve and a little one for Dec. He was very intrigued by leaves on the scarecrow!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lots to say...

Declan has been "talking" to us for awhile now, but we were finally able to get it on camera. My parents were down for a visit and he had lots to say!

4 months old!

The day I turned 29, Declan turned 4 months! On October 16 we celebrated our special day...BC took us out dinner at Iaria's. Dec's 4 month milestone also meant shots:( He had his shots on Friday (Dad was the bad guy in the room again), but had a much easier time afterward. Declan weighed in at a whopping 16lbs 90z and is now 26 1/4 inches long! He's one big healthy boy!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Gram and Grandad visit

Gram and Grandad O'Rourke stopped by for a quick visit last Sunday after they spent the weekend in Nashville, IN. Here I am hanging out with Gram:)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Declan's first trip to LA!

The boys got to play whiffle ball and I got to visit with some girlfriends. Susie's little boy, Noah, is 3 weeks older than Declan...he has him beat in hair, but Dec outweighs him!
Here we are at Buona Vita for BC's birthday dinner...this was the 5th year that we celebrated his birthday here! I think we broke the record for reservations as there were 30 of us! We love this place because you can bring your own wine (no corkage fee) and they don't mind if you get rowdy. Thanks to everyone who joined us for dinner...it was great to see you all!
This was taken at the 5th Street Lifeguard Tower right down from where we used to live. We actually had our engagement pictures taken here!
Declan's first "swim" in the Pacific! Hermosa Beach is his favorite:)
For BC's 30th birthday we went back to LA to visit our friends! Declan was awesome on the plane, we were a little nervous that he would be "that baby", but he slept most of the way there and back. We had such a great time...we stayed with our friends Max and Courtney in their new house in Manhattan Beach, then a rental house that was right on the strand and our last night we were with our friends Lauren and Jason in El Segundo. We were able to stop by my old school (St. Mark) and two of the offices that BC worked in for Comerica. My first class that I taught are now 5th graders! It was so great to see everyone we used to work with. We even hit up some of our favorite places to eat...Pita Pit, La Cabana and C & O (BC and I went there on our first date). Declan got to meet all of his "uncles" in Venice (John, Rick, Patty, Daniel, and Bob) and his "aunties", Theresa, Susie, Ruthy and Lauren. He had lots of fun with Phil and Ashley too. My old roomie Jessy came over to visit with her little girl Taylor. BC's brother Kienan and his girlfriend Emily flew out for the big event along with Jake, "uncle" Leo and Emily Resig. We had a wonderful trip, but it went by too fast. Oh well, next September will be here soon enough!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy 30th Anniversary!

Today is my parents 30th anniversary! BC and I celebrated our 1st anniversary in July...can't wait til our 30th. Congratulations mom and dad...I love you both! This picture was taken on the way to the reception after our wedding...do you think they were trying to tell us something?! Sorry BC, I'm yours now!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

4 Generations!

4 Generations of O'Rourke's! Here is great-grandpa, BC, Declan and grandad.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Our big 3 month old!

We can't believe he's 3 months old! It has been so much fun watching him grow. At his last doctor's appointment he was in the 90th percentile in height and weight! The doctor said he is an "efficient eater", as you can tell.


Oh those shots! I left the room and made BC stay in with him while he got his first round of shots. I heard the screams, so I know it wasn't fun for either of them. He recovered pretty quickly, but those first couple of days all he wanted was to be held. Check out those purple band-aids!

sweet pics

We had our family pictures taken in late August...here are a few of my favorites! He was 9 weeks old at this time.

my first time blogging

So I figured that since I am a stay at home mom now I would create a blog to let you all in on our little family- The O'Rourke's! Enjoy!