Monday, July 27, 2009

Family Photo by Christina Wong

The first week of motherhood has been wonderful. I am completely overjoyed and could not be happier. Landon is doing very well. He eats well(taking 3oz every 3-4 hours), sleeps well and has a great digestive system(just like his daddy). We are going to be using a lot of diapers(16 per day). A lot!

We had our first doctors visit today with Dr. Stephanie Whang, Landon's pediatrician and my longtime childhood friend. It was also our first trip on the road since returning home from the hospital. Landon has gained 1/2 pound and we have gotten the okay to let him sleep up to 5 hours at night. Whooohooo! Can't complain because he has been sleeping fours at a time in the evenings. Overall, he is doing great!

Norman, Landon and I are very lucky...we have a great support system. My mom and sister have been around everyday to help out in a major way. My mom has been cooking for us and making sure I'm getting the nutrients I need to heal properly(lots of ginger and chicken). Aside from my mom and sister...the extended family has also been lending a helping hand. I've been getting the rest I need and have been very relaxed. More than I thought I'd be.

Thanks to everyone for the well wishes, the gifts(especially for all the diapers) and visits.

The photo was taken by a very sweet and thoughtful friend, Christina Wong. Thanks Christina.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Introducing Landon Russell Lau

arrived on...July 19, 2009 @ 7:58 am.
He was born 6 pounds 8.3 oz and 18 3/4" long.

Here are few pictures of the little guy at four days old.
Enjoying every moment...

He wore this outfit for about 10 minutes before peeing right thru the diaper.

Found a new stamp to play with...Landon.

Thank You

I've been making my way thru boxes and piles of pre-cut/stamped's one from awhile ago. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

For All You Do Accordian Purse

I finally got around making on of many samples from the Hawaii Incentive trip back in March. This accordian purse was a lot of fun to put together...albeit a little tricky but it was worth it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

July Scrapbook Spread

Here is one of the two spreads that I created for my scrapbooking hostess club. Love the new SU! designer series paper: Cottage Wall. The stamp set used is SU!'s new For All You Do. Color combo: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pale Plum and Orchid Opulence.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bump Picture Update

Since the baby boy lau is due to arrive any day now...wanted to take one last picture with the fresh haircut before "the package" delivers.

A ponytail? Oh my!

I know its wrong...but yes, Norm sported a ponytail at home. Only at home.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

39 Weeks 1 day

We had our appointment with the OB yesterday and everything is looking good. I'm 2cm. Looks like he'll be arriving pretty close to his due date.

Happy Birthday Norman....he didn't want to share his birthday with the little one. Completely understand.


We received this congrats card and giftbag(with baby goodies for the little one) from Yolanda Tamayo for Baby Boy Lau. I love the color combination and simplicity. I could make a ton of these in a flash. Thanks Yolie!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Animal Stories

I wanted to share the card and 6x6 scrapbook spread that Reiko Sakata has created for Baby Boy Lau. These hand stamped items went straight into the album that I posted a couple of weeks ago. Thank you Reiko!

A little picture update at 38 weeks and 4 days

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Baby Boy Lau Shower @ Daisy Mint

I'll be 39 weeks tomorrow and will have a visit with the OB to see if Baby Boy Lau is ready to make its way out. I wanted to share some pictures from May is amazing to see how the belly and hair have grown since then. Thanks to all my family and friends for celebrating with me and showering me with sound advice, guidance, support and love.

My sister Andrea, Me, Mom and niece Charlotte

Cousins : Anita, Christine and Janice (Janice is the one that got me into stamping years ago)

Teresa and Marcella

Sister-in-law Kristine, me and sister-in-law Joycee

Judy, yellow ducky and Marcella

Tania, Marcella, Yen

My friends that I've known since kindergarden(left to right):
Elaine, Barb, Steph, Me, Karen, Char and Teresa

My niece Charlotte

Cousin Vivian

Me and Winnie

Tiffany and Marcella

Lots of Bots

I got to play with one of my new SU! stamp set: Lots of Bots. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July Demonstrator Hostess Club

Here are the cards we made this last Saturday at our Demonstrator Hostess Club. These projects were created by Sandy Urbino and we had a blast!

Stamp set: Stampin' Up! Wings of Friendship (hostess Level 2)
Colors: Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede (all new SU! In-Colors)

Stamp set: Circle Circus
Colors:Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Crushed Curry, Real Red

Stamp set: The More the Merrier (hostess Level 3)
Colors: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
The textures on the card was created by using SU! Texturz Plates: Backgrounds 1
Also note the new In-Color: 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

Thank you Sandy for a wonderful the hostess club projects, yummy lunch and sweets (the cupcakes, especially!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Kaliedoscope Fancy Favor Box

I received my order from the new SU! Idea Book and Catalog today! Whohooo! I just had to play and share a little something. Here I used the new SU! Designer Series Paper Kaliedoscope and the new SU! Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die. For the finishing touch, I added using the SU! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die. So easy and simple to put together. Can't wait to share with my group this week. I'm loving it and hope you do too.

A little baby update:
We had our doctors appointment with the OB yesterday and there are no signs of the baby arriving any time soon. The doctor is expecting him pretty close to the due date. Guess this gives me a little more time to rest.

Monday, July 6, 2009

When Daddy Gets Home

Here's one of two spreads that we'll be making at our next Baby Scrapbook class on July 11. We have a girl and boy scheme to choose from. Please let me know if you're interested in taking this class...I'd be happy to send you materials if you're not able to attend. Write me for details.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Kathy's Open House

I had the chance to make these wonderful cards at my downline's Open House the other evening and they were simple and easy to make. My favorite kind. Enjoy!

This wonderful new Circle Circus set from the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog is awesome. It's a 10 piece set and just wonderful to use. Color combination: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.

Animal Stories is another great new stamp set from the new Idea Book and Catalog. Color combination: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and Whisper White. The coordinating ribbon is also new...1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July. We spent our day with family...scrapbooking, visiting with cousins and attending Evan's Red Egg and Ginger Party. Here we are at 37.5 weeks. Feeling pretty good and the nursery is coming together. I still have a list of things I'd like to get to...but we'll see.

Here's Baby Evan at his party.

Evan and Keana...cousins.

Keith, Veronica and Keana