Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
On Friday night, we were playing with him at the big wooden block in the pic below. I sat in amazement as he pulled himself up to it and then completed an entire lap around it without any help. Even Emily's mouth was hanging open...I really could not believe what I was seeing! I know that he will be walking soon and it makes me a little sad. My baby is already getting so big.
So, Rebekah, I immediately thought of you this week. My thoughts went to Christmas a year ago with Caroline. I don't know how your poor back survived her walking so early! I may be calling you for reinforcement and advice this week!:):)
I posted about Easter below, as well as our time with family last week! And there is a video that follows this post of catching Timothy in the act of accomplishing a new and daring feat. Now I am going to enjoy my last few minutes of getting some things done without the little stinker nipping at my heels.
Seriously though, what I really love about all of these new things that we are catching him doing is that Emily is equally surprised every time. I love how she explains to him in the video why he can't get out the window! She cracks me up and is such an incredible sister to him! I can tell that the fun is just beginning between the two of them. I am sure I'll have more antics to post later...
While my brother and his wife, one of my dearest friends, were here, we stayed very busy. We watched movies, hung out, ate and ate and ate some more, went to the zoo, played at the Discovery Center, and laughed hard. It was really an awesome visit!! Thank you Scott and Rach (and Carter and Maddie) for making the trip!!
Below are some pics from the last week. There are tons of new pics in the album!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
I can't believe how fast Timothy is growing! He is one happy little guy! (unless he is trying to sleep through teething pain...uggghhh!) He didn't have his 4 month appt. b/c we were battling some funky yuck throughout Christmas and I just thought shots would be torture, so he went in at 5 months. In turn, that put us at a 7 month checkup instead of 6. All to say that at his 7 month visit a couple of weeks ago, he topped the scales at a whopping 17lbs. 10oz. and was 26.5 inches long. He is not as chubby as Emily was, but he feels equally as heavy...:) But, him not chunking up has no direct correlation to the amount of food that goes into this child. I'm already so scared as to what the food bills will be in the future!
As I've said many times before, he is a very happy and smiley boy. He is into EVERYTHING! He is trying so hard to pull up in his crib and gets everywhere he wants to go. So far, he has pulled over a huge plant, tried to eat the fake greenery out of a fake topiary, put the dog toy in his mouth (yes, it made me want to barf too and I love my dogs), stands at the Leapfrog table with help, slobbers on all of his sister's most precious possessions, bumped his head numerous times, laughs so heartily, and currently is becoming a pro at copying us by wrinkling up his nose and making a funny noise. He is tons of fun! And I can't say enough how much we love him...by far his biggest fan though is Emily Paige and the feeling is mutual. I know there will be lots of arguing and fights over toys to come, but for now I am enjoying the sweetness between the two of them.
That just about does it for the update on TK! I hope everyone has an amazing weekend celebrating the Death and Resurrection of our Lord!
Monday, April 06, 2009
We love you Uncle Dana! We had a terrific time and can't wait until we see you again soon...too bad it can't be at Easter:( I'm sure Em would looovvveee hunting for eggs with you! And let this serve as documentation that although Uncle Dana did inadvertently make Emily cry, it was not by way of his usual antics and when he said good-bye, Emily BEGGED to see Uncle Dana again...really, she was in love! He played and played with her and was as goofy as she was, so she had a blast! Thanks for a fun visit...next time bring Aunt Cheryl Ann!:)
**To prevent massive amounts of the normal tormenting/teasing that all of the siblings in my family endure, Dana was lovingly and dutifully flying a kite with Emily (her first one ever) and the wind was really strong. The kite whipped out of Dana's hand and somehow got caught on a neighbor's roof. (It stayed there for almost 2 weeks...it was really hung up!) The (obvious) pic of her screaming was taken by Derek immediately following the incident. All was good after a much needed nap! (But man, those pics are priceless!)**
Caught up on posting...lots of pics below:)
The whole gang after lunch! (including Timothy and Mason) I can't remember who held him up for the pic, but I love that he looks like he is floating!
I have no idea what she is telling him, but it must be good!
Sweet sweet babies! (and yes, Em is wearing her Christmas jammies...what can I say, I'm too cheap to only wear them during Dec. and the girl loves Christmas:)
Friday, April 03, 2009
Since I had that conversation with her, I found out that Kristen came off of the ventilator and was moved to another room and can now be with her new daughter, Regan, in the same room. She can now also see her 10 year old daughter and they can spend some time together as a family celebrating all that God has done over the past week. Please continue to pray for Kristen's recovery. Thanks again for all of your prayers!