Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Baby Faces

Just last week Knox has started to up his game. It used to be that he would just eat, cry and poop.  But now, we've added smiling to the mix.   It looks good on him- I think we'll keep him. 


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Knox's photoshoot

Knox had his first professional photo shoot a few weeks ago thanks to our very talented friend Jamie.  Here are some of our favorite pics!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bah, Humbug!

Name: Felipe the Flamingo
Nickname: Felipe
Date of Birth:  January 5, 2009
Date Missing: December 7, 2010
From: Austin, Texas
Age at time of disappearance: 11 months
Gender: Male
Genus: Phoenicopteridae
Circumstances of disappearance:  Busy spreading holiday lawn cheer to all of Scofield Farms' residents when he was abducted.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Knox's visitors

 Knox and his grandpa
Knox and his Mana
Knox's cousin Marek
Knox with Aunt Heather
Knox with his Nana Cat 

The little guy has had quite the array of visitors in his first month of life! It's tough not having either of our families even remotely close to us, but we're so thankful that they all have already come and visited!  We miss you all already- Knox is one lucky little guy!

Friday, November 12, 2010

So long hospital, hello world

Stacie and I spent all week in good hands at the Texas Women Center inside St. David's Hospital.  After 13 hours of labor, the final three of which was pushing, we hunkered down in our post-delivery recovery suite.  The outside world seemed to fade away and time became irrelevant as we acquainted ourselves with Knox and the nursing staff tended to Stacie and Knox's medical needs.

Yesterday afternoon, after mom and son satisfied all discharge requirements, we stumbled out into the daylight and prepped Knox for his maiden car ride.  Fortunately we live within 1/2 of a mile from the hospital so his first journey was more like a jaunt.  The first night at home was LONG but we are loving every minute of our new way of life.  Here are a few more pictures for all of you who keep e-mailing and asking.  Thanks for all the well wishes, support and prayers!

Resting in the hospital room

Already a little thinker!

Skyping with Grandparents on his Macbook

First car ride

Cannon has been waiting for Knox to arrive

Arranged married in the works...Knox, meet Blythe

Trying out the Moby wrap at home

-Kyle, Stacie and Knox

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

11/09/2010 - Knox's Day

We've been blessed with a happy, healthy baby boy!  Knox Anderson Sale arrived at 8:37AM, weighed 9lbs 2 ounces and measured 22 inches long.

First Picture!
90th Percentile birth weight
First bath, getting clean
New dad and son
New mom and son

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Evolution of the Belly

Kyle & I wanted to document the growth of our baby during my pregnancy, so he took a picture each week starting at week 12. I put them all into a video so you can see how our little guy has grown over the weeks. We're now at 40 weeks and just waiting for him to arrive. If all is well, our doctor will let us go to 42 weeks so it may be awhile yet, but no matter what we'll meet him sometime in the next two weeks!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sic'em don't Hook'em!

This weekend brought a series of firsts for the Sales (no, not our first child...yet).  Stacie and I haven't made it to a Texas football game since moving to Austin but that all changed yesterday.  Baylor was in town and Stacie was eager to cheer on the Bears.  For the first time in a VERY long time Baylor was ranked higher the the 'Horns.  

We made our way downtown an hour or so before the game hoping to take in the tailgate scene and soak-up the atmosphere.  We also brought some cash looking to scalp a couple tickets.  At first it didn't look like we would succeed as scalpers were looking to make a very healthy margin on their tickets.  I inadvertently witnessed a scalper purchase tickets and therefore knew his buy-in price which I used against him to get the price I was looking for.  This was my first time scalping tickets and I'll be humbly honest, I'm built to thrive on the black market! Fortunately we witnessed Baylor defeat Texas in Austin which hasn't happened in an equally VERY long time!

Pregame Band Action
 Just in case anyone questioned what state we're in.
 Go Bears!
Post game celebration

All in all we had a great day.  We got to meet-up with our good friends Drew and Donna in the season ticket holder section which was much closer to the action than our tickets.  Texas fans were very hospitable to us in our Baylor gear (Stacie's 10 month pregnant status certainly helped our cause).  Now if the little guy would just arrive we could tell him all about his first college football game!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Innocent until proven guilty

This week I had noticed a blue highlighter that was sitting on the floor under the kitchen table.  I noticed it, but choose to do nothing about it because bending over and picking things up is becoming increasingly difficult and this would have required getting underneath the table and bending over, so that definitely wasn't happening.  All that to say that when Kyle & I got home from Bible Study tonight we found said highlighter chewed up on our bedroom carpet.  It can be hard to tell which dog is the perpetrator sometimes but there are advantages to having a dog who is unable to hide their guilt.  

Exhibit A: 

Notice the blue coloring on Mercedes' paw (it was also all over her face, but you may not be able to tell from the photo). 

Exhibit B:

I tried to be stern and discipline her but it was kind of too funny to even be mad.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

First Photo Session

This past weekend I had my very first photo session.  As a gift for his wife, one of our friends asked me to take pictures of their family for them.  I was of course very flattered and also a teensy bit nervous that I would be able to squeak out any good pictures for them.  Their sweet little boy was not very excited about having his picture taken, so we didn't get to many of him smiling for the camera.  But, all in all I think it was a successful first photo session.  Here are a few of my favorite shots: 

Thanks to Mike, Michelle & Finley for being such great subjects!