Sophia Helen Tousley

Sophia Tousley was born just a week ago and I had the pleasure of taking newborn photos of her yesterday. Mom and dad wanted to get in on the photos too…they are an adorable family. We had a great time and had to juggle a bit because baby was having a hard day, however, Sophia still managed to melt our hearts and give us some great photos.

Born: April 16, 2009
Time: 6:50am
Weight: 7lbs 14oz

Easter 2009

Thank you Jesus for giving us life so that we can enjoy all that is given!

On this Easter Sunday, we heard a powerful sermon by our pastor, David Fairchild, and after church we hung out with family for the rest of the day. Corbin participated in his first egg hunt, but didn’t really get why his cousins were handing him eggs. He kept throwing them on the ground instead of the basket…silly kid.

Welcome Baby

My friend Hope had a healthy baby girl yesterday. Yeah! When I arrived I was greeted by Hope’s two children, Keliah and Silas, her husband Nate, her cousins Amy and Kelley, as well as both Nate and Hope’s moms. We all took turns holding the baby and when we weren’t holding the baby we were taking pictures. What’s not to love!

Weight: 8lbs 11oz
Name: Ethne Laine Peterson
Time: 4:29pm
Day: Friday, April 10, 2009

Corbin is 16 months old

Corbin is 16 months old. He started fully walking on his own 2 weeks ago and he can’t get enough of it. When we take walks he doesn’t even want to be in the stroller anymore. He’d much prefer to walk by himself or help me push the stroller while he walked. He has 12 teeth and is working on two more. Everyday he looks and acts more like a toddler/boy than the baby I held in my arms a year ago. Even though I miss my baby, the toddler stage is great. We go to the Zoo and parks often, we have play dates with other moms and their kids, we go to museums, we take walks along Lake Murray, and once a week we go to grandma and grandpa Iverson’s house and play with the animals and explore the backyard. Life with Corbin is so much fun!


March has come and gone and as I look through my photos I see that I have much to share.

We frequently visit the park and sometimes our friends meet us. This day the Moreland’s joined us. Corbin loved the sand and was covered in it by the time we left. He also loves to climb and enjoyed the stairs of the play structure. Oh, and he detests the swings. I don’t know why, but he refuses to sit in one. I’m sure he’ll grow out of it.

We also spend a lot of time at Grandma Nana’s. Corbin loves playing outside and petting the dogs and cat. Grandma and grandpa bought him a wagon for Christmas and it gets plenty of use when we visit. And since he’s all into opening and closing things, he enjoys climbing in and out of the wagon and swinging the door open and close.

Another place we venture often is the San Diego Zoo. Corbin is now at the age where he loves to interact with kids as well as animals. Last week was his first time in the petting zoo and loved it. He pet several goats and saw sheep, ponies, and pigs. Levi and Katy also had fun as you can see from the pictures.

We met the Moreland’s at the Aztec Park and played croquet.

We went to the Children’s Art Museum for the first time yesterday with the Moreland clan. I love when you can get into places for free. Yeah! The museum is amazing and a great place for kids to explore, play, and learn. They have a rock climbing wall, mattress room with tire pillows, cool bean bag areas, and tons of hands on workshops and rooms to explore. Too bad a membership is $85.00. It’s totally worth it if your kids are 2+ and you live near downtown, but for now I’ll just wait for more free opportunities. hehe.