Friday, June 26, 2009
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This is from over a month ago, but was worth the post. It really shows what their personalities are like. SO many funny things were going on...Timothy stealing Em's prized BoBo, T's hilarious chuckles, Emily's silliness, and my favorite...her near attempt at "riding" her baby brother like a horse...lovely!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Emily is getting pretty good at taking photos. She took this one...not sure what was up with Sean...I'm sure he was trying to be silly with Emily! (L-R...D's bro Sean, D's Samchon (Uncle), Aunt, and cousin Jason)
Friday, June 12, 2009
19 lbs 6oz
If I could describe the amount of food Timothy eats in one day, you wouldn't believe me! I don't think our family in VA did either until they saw it with their own eyes. He is a BOTTOMLESS PIT!! So one would conclude that he would be quite the chunky little thing...right??? Nope! Normally I could care less about the percentile stuff, but this time I asked Dr. E where Timothy fell on the chart. He said that Timothy is sitting where he has always been...no change. He is in the 25th for weight and the 30th for height. What??? How is that even possible I asked our pediatrician. This child at 9 months eats more then his 3.5 year old sister. Dr. E responded with a funny look and asked (as Timothy was squirming in his lap, arching his back, and coming really close to kicking the doc in his family jewels) "is he always this active?," to which I responded "YES!!!!" He said well there's your answer, he is burning off everything he eats! That brings me to the second thing that you can't fully appreciate about Timothy until you are with him for ohhhh, I don't know....2 seconds! He NEVER stops moving!! And I really do mean that. Unless the child is sleeping or eating...movement, endless movement! And he is strong, so strong! About a month ago, I discovered that he could do a flexed arm hang at the park one day...and b/c I knew no one would ever believe that, I asked my friend Nicole to take a pic on my phone a couple weeks later when I let him "hang" again. I counted to 8 before he let go. I guess we really should have named him Samson!
He really is a great baby boy...not so babyish anymore though. He has 6 teeth and 2 more are working on coming in. He takes about 6-7 steps at a time, cruises all over, has mastered the stairs, and is into EVERYTHING in our house. The other day, he stuck his hand in the toilet...NICE!!
I can't describe how much fun he is though. His laugh is incredibly infectious and when he smiles at you, you could just eat him up! He flirts like crazy and occassionally becomes shy and cuts his eyes a bit. He is precious and we are loving this new stage he is in.
We love you little man! You have added so much joy to our family! I can't wait to see what the next few months brings...remind me of my words when he scales the crib for the first time or leaps off the back of the couch!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Here's the quick catch-up. Judy, one of my dearest friends in the whole world, had her sweet baby girl a few weeks ago!! I cannot get pics up on my blog...most likely b/c I don't really know what I am doing on here most of the time, but if you want to see pics of sweet little Reid Louise Mitchell, you can click on Judy's link on the right side of the blog. She is a cutie-pie and I can't stand it that I haven't held her yet. Congrats Brett and Judy!!...you are dear to us and you are going to be AMAZING parents!!! Love you tons!!!
On another note, we did the annual strawberry picking outing with some sweet friends and had so much fun. We made a day of it with lunch afterwards where...get ready for this...I gave Timothy his first piece of a french fry! Shocking I know...Judy, try not to pass out (I think I'll still hold off on the donuts until at least a year:)haha!!) It was lots of fun and Emily picked lots of great berries and we came home and made jam without preserves...thanks Ash! The girls always have fun together and they even got to enjoy strawberry popsicles after we were done.
The Kramer's also hosted our big Season Finale LOST Party. This year it was downsized a bit because the finale aired the night of our Comunity Group gathering which takes place in our home. Thankfully lots of our fellow CGers are avid LOST fanatics, so we had our regular group and a few others over to watch. We had food that was of course LOST-themed including a cake that I worked on for a couple of hours. I am already excited for the big finale next year. I couldn't fit pics of the LOST party in this post, so they will come later...stay tuned!:)
Finally, I had my last "official" night as a youth leader with our teens a few weeks ago. To say that it has been hard to step down is a ridiculous understatement! I am really sad about this change and at the same time trusting that in my obedience in stepping down, God has something else in store for me and my family right now. My group of girls graduated and I knew last Summer that I had clearly heard from the Lord about this being my last group for awhile. I look forward to still hanging out with all of the teens and helping Derek host things for his guys. I know that God will provide other ways for me to serve, but this is a very hard transition because I so love working with the youth!! The night was really special. They prepared frames with photos and the teens wrote such sweet notes. I will cherish it always! (more pics of this night to come as well)
For now, that's all I've got! I've caught a little cold from my kiddos and have many household chores calling my name...and Timothy will be too here shortly:) Timothy has his 9 month check-up tomorrow so I will be posting his stats tomorrow if time permits.
Georgia, Emily, and Bella holding their prized picks of the day
Timothy tackling Emily...he's starting young!
My sweet senior girls...aren't they a gorgeous group of girls (inside and out)? I am so proud of them and can't wait to see where God leads them!!
Derek and his guys on the Senior send-off night, which was my last night as well. His guys are so much fun...what a bunch of goof-balls!!
Saturday, June 06, 2009
This morning we enjoyed some much needed time together at the park walking, playing, and eating breakfast. We are headed back to the park this evening to enjoy more of this beautiful day. I'll post pics and share more details of our trip soon...hopefully this weekend!