Monday, October 25, 2010

NINE months!

How did we get to this point so quickly?!?!? I really can't believe he is nine months old today! It's going way too fast!!! Before we know it he is going to be a toddler running around! I am trying to savour every baby moment!

He is getting very big! He is now sporting 5 teeth and has two more on the verge of pushing through! He is trying to move any way he can! He can get his legs back behind him like he's going to crawl - but hasn't put forward motion to it yet! He is also trying to stand up - pulling on anything that is close by - but just doesn't have the muscle strength in his legs to get up! He will be there before we know it! He isn't sleeping through the night like the others were at this point - he still wakes up around 11ish to nurse and then sleeps until 7-7:30 am. He'll get to the 12 hours like the others eventually! He is such a joy and we are incredibly blessed to have him on our family!

I use to take the other kids to SEARS every three months for their pictures. But then I was spoiled by Carisa's wonderful picture taking skills - and SEARS seems second rate now! We are getting family photos done this Friday - but I still wanted to get some pictures of him on his nine month birthday - so here is my attempt!

A Guest

Yesterday we had a guest in our house.This is Ladybug (not her real name, obviously!). She is a coworkers daughter and they had a scheduling conflict - so we got the privilege of watching her for a few hours! It was so much fun! The boys were extremely excited to have her over! She is nine months older than Drew. It was fun to watch the two of them interact together as they don't really see each other that much. Drew was really watching her crawl around - I am afraid he was getting far too many pointers! He was also watching how she pulls herself up - again - too many pointers. This morning he was really trying to pull himself up and when he sits on my lap - he tries to stand!!!!! UGH!!! He's going to be up and running before I know it!
Ladybug and Drew got along well - until Drew tried to horn in on Ladybug's snack! It was pretty fun to watch - she handled it really well and let him have a few of her crackers - he is big time into eating real food - though he still makes TONS of faces whenever introduced to something new - you would think he hated the new food - but he often likes it and will eat more.

Ladybug is a true joy! She is really funny and SUCH a girl! She has two older brothers and it is hysterical to watch this family with a little girl! It's going to be so much fun seeing them all grow up! Thanks for letting me watch your precious girl!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Zoo!

No, I am not talking about my house - though it often resembles a zoo! Today we went to the Philadelphia Zoo! My mom, Bruce (my step-dad) and all of us went for the day to see the Lego display. They were AMAZING! It was great weather and as an extra it was also Boo at the Zoo. There were several different stations that the kids could trick-or-treat and receive a little gift or candy. They even let some of us adults get some of the treats!!! The Lego's all centered around animals (of course!). I am amazed at some of the things you can get a few (well - quite a few!) Lego's to look like. They also gave away little cards about each of the Lego animals represented and told us how many Lego's it took to build each piece. My favorites were the penguins and the snake. It took 3000 to build each penguin and 6500 Lego's just to build the snake!!!! The biggest one they had was one of a polar bear - but that one is hollow. It still took 95,000 of bricks to create it due to it's size. It was a lot of fun and I hope to get back there one more time before they go - but they are only on display until October 31st. We'll try! Here are some pictures of our fun day!
One very tired baby! But he was great the entire day! Like his new hat? I LOVE IT!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Look at my little stinker!

Yes, he is a little stinker! NONE of my other children even attempted crawling until well past 10 months. He is only 8 months and is attempting to do it! I fear my days of a doorstop baby are just about nearing the end! But he is SO stinkin' CUTE! I can't stand it sometimes!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My girl!

This past Sunday I had the privilege and blessing of witnessing my daughter get baptized by her dad and PopPop John! She has been asking to be baptized for a couple years now, but that also means having family over for lunch afterwards. Well, first we were invaded by the dreadful bed bugs, then our house was a DISASTER afterwards for several months, then I was pregnant and had a baby! So, life was a little crazy there for a while. We finally had a date that we could all work with and Sarah was THRILLED to finally be able to take that step in her profession of faith in Jesus Christ! I am glad we waited as I believe it really meant more to her now than it would have when she was 8 or 9. She has matured and grown in her faith and I believe that she understands more fully what this step means. I am proud of the young lady she is becoming and it brought tears to my eyes to witness her walking in her faith. I keep praying that she will cling to Christ all her days.It was also an honor to have her PopPop John participate in the baptism. PopPop helped baptize Matt five years ago and Sarah wanted him there for her too. He has been a tremendous influence on their lives and encourages them to continue in their walk. More than the words are the prayers that both he and Grammy put up for them. I am glad they have such God-fearing grandparents! I am so blessed to have others praying for my children! Please continue to pray that Sarah would continue on her walk with the Lord.