Friday, September 21, 2012


We were privileged to have our friends from Stephen Baker Photography (find them on facebook) come to our home to take some gorgeous pictures of little Jacob. Here are some of our favourite ones:

Thank you to Stephen and his lovely wife and assistant Amanda for their creative genius. 
Jacob is 6 and a half months now. He's eagerly learning how to crawl. Which means he's on the floor more now. I'm trying not to get too obsessed over cleaning the floors too much (last week I mopped like 4 times, which is excessive for me). After all, he needs to build up his immunity, right?
He is adorable. I love every minute with him and his cute little sounds (especially his "ta ta's"). I love him from the top of his soft fuzzy head to bottom of those cute little toes.  I love you Jacob, through and through.

Jacob, 6 months

(MARCH 2013)
Louie and I recently escaped for 2 days to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. Nonna was kind enough to look after Sienna, Michael and Josh while Louie and I (plus little Jacob) were away. We stayed at this romantic place in Olinda called Loft in the Mill. Just decadent. It was so nice to get away, we don't do it much these days. Ten years. WOW. Time is a funny thing. It doesn't feel like ten years, but it must be ten years because we have four children, from 8 down to under 1 to prove that we have been very busy raising children and caring for each other. I love you Louie, and each of those four little beings we've helped create, forever and ever.

I baked today with my assistant: Baker Joshy, who NEVER misses an opportunity to help me bake a cake, cupcakes, or in this case, mini m&m cookies. He's so confident cracking the eggs in the batter and holding the mixer. All by "himthelf!" I love you Josh.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Heaven Express Postal Service (In Spanish too)

Babies are express parcels sent from heaven. They have to be. Apart from my strong conviction that we all really truly lived in heaven before we came to earth, I have no doubt that babies are truly sent via the Heaven Express Postal Service. Newborns bring with them an aura of miraculous wonder, beauty and innocence. And as one friend of mine put it, they're vessels ready to be filled with love. Well, that's our little Jacob. Born Friday 31st August, 2012 (to usher spring I say) at 7:54pm and weighing 3040 grams, he's brought with him a piece of heaven into our home and into our lives. Welcome to our family, little Jacob Giuseppe Conte. And, as Sienna would put it, we love you from here to heaven and back infinity times.

Los bebes son paquetitos mandados del cielo. Lo tienen que ser. Aparte mi creencia que todos realmente vivimos en el cielo antes de venir a la tierra, no tengo duda que los bebes son verdaderamente mandados a traves del servicio postal express del cielo. Los bebes recien nacidos traen con sigo una aura de belleza, inocencia y asombro. Y como lo expresa una amiga, estan listos para ser llenos de amor. Asi es nuestro pequeno Jacob. Nacio el viernes 31 de Agosto, 2012 a las 7:54pm y peso 3040 gramos. Ha traido consigo un pedazito del cielo a nuestro hogar y a nuestras vidas. Bienvenido a nuestra familia, pequeno Jacob Giuseppe Conte. Y, como lo diria Sienna, te queremos desde aqui hasta el cielo y de regreso una infinidad de veces.  
Skilled doctors and nurses helped bring Jacob into this world
Doctores y enfermeras capacitadas ayudaron a traer a Jacob al mundo

Jacob spent an hour with Papi while mami recovered after the operation
Jacob paso una hora con Papi mientras Mami se recuperaba despues de la operacion

Sienna, Michael and Joshua meet their little brother for the first time
Sienna, Michael and Joshua ven a su hermanito por primera vez

At home/ En casa

Enjoying our little newborn son
Disfrutando nuestro hijito recien nacido