The James Family

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Splish-Splash: Chloe’s 1st Bath! February 11, 2010

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Chloe’s 1st Visit to ACH – 3 weeks old

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Chloe had a clinic appointment at Children’s to check her hips out when she was 3 weeks old.  Her pediatrician heard a hip click at her 1 week appt and wanted us to follow up there.  We went in for an ultrasound and were very thankful for great results!!!  While we were there we stopped by the Child Life office to visit.  Here are a couple of pictures with some friends from work.









Knitting for Noggins!

While we were at ACH, Chloe got her first Knitting for Noggins hat!  Knitting for Noggins is a program through our Volunteer Services department at the hospital where people knit or crochet hats for patients of all ages.  If you enjoy knitting and would like to donate to this effort, you can get more info at


I added a little extra decoration to Chloe’s hat! Check her out!



Big Brother Gavin

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Gavin has been a great big brother!!!  He just loves Chloe so much!  He wakes up wanting to see her and he comes in from daycare giving her hugs and kisses!!! We actually have to stop him from kissing on her so much sometimes!  He calls Chloe “my baby” and “my Chloe”.   I hope that they he will always be so loving towards her!  Here are a few pictures of them together.  You can see how proud he is!  



Chloe – 2 weeks old meeting family and friends

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I am still playing catch up.  Here are some pics of Chloe when she was two weeks old.  Cory’s brother and his family came through and she got to meet some of her cousins.  Our friends Denise and Emerson also came by to meet Miss Chloe! It was great seeing all of you!



Backtracking- Let’s Play Catch up!

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Okay, so I am doing this for myself and anyone else that is interested!  I have gotten so behing on blogging. I skipped over Christmas to give updates on Chloe, so I am going to go back now and post my Christmas stuff.

We had a great Christmas.  We stayed in town this year as we were only a little over a week away from Chloe’s arrival!  Leading up to Christmas, I took Gavin to decorate his ornament.  We are making it a tradition for Gavin to go and paint an ornament at the pottery studio each year.  He was so much more into it this year and had a great time!   I forgot to take pictures after we go the ornament on the tree, so I only have the pictures of it before it was fired.

Now on to Christmas… Since we weren’t able to leave town this year, Cory’s parents and his little sister came down to visit us. We had a good time watching Gavin open his gifts.  He was much more into that this year as well.  Here are a few pics from the morning.

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Chloe’s Newborn Photo Shoots! January 25, 2010

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Hi all!  Chloe took newborn pictures last week, and we also took some family shots.  Follow the instructions below to view the slideshow of pictures!  Let me know what you think!

 Go to the website and click on ‘client proofing’.  Enter the password ‘chloe’. The gallery will be viewable for 30 days. 

Chloe booked her first modeling job!  A photographer contacted me because she was needing an African American newborn to photograph and use in her advertising.  In exchange, we will get a disk of all the touched up images!  To see a sneak peek of those images click on the following link!


Chloe Elise James January 17, 2010

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While I have some catching up to do on the blog, I am going to skip ahead and introduce the newest member of our family.  Check back for pictures of Christmas.

For now…

Our little princess Chloe arrived Monday, January 4, 2010 at 9:42 am and weighed in at 7 lbs, 12 ounces and 20 inches long!  I finally got an album together with some pictures from our first week with Chloe! I hope you enjoy! The first half is mainly of the birth from our arrival at the hospital to her arrival to the world! Thanks to my friend Leslie for taking pictures for us! The others are just
random shots from the past week and a half. We are all doing well! Gavin is adjusting surprisingly well!!! He LOVES his little sister and always wants to give her hugs and kisses. He has also been a good helper. I am so proud of him! Chloe went for her first check up on yesterday and she is doing good. She is up to 8 lbs even! She had dropped to 7lbs 5oz before we left the hospital, so she is definitely making it up for it at home! You may notice in some of the pictures that she was born with extra digits on her hands. She had 12 little fingers, just like her mommy! They tied them and they will fall off just like her umbilical stump.  That is all I can think to share right now. Stay tuned for more later!  Click on the link below to see the pictures.

P.S.  You don’t have to join to view the pics!  Just scroll down a bit and click VIEW ALBUM under the picture.