Monday, November 30, 2009

Photos of BabyBear (extra cuteness no additional charge)

We'll get to recapping our Thanksgiving vacation in a bit, but first, we have pictures to share from today's BabyBear photo shoot with Baylor photographer extraordinaire Robbie Rogers (thanks again, Robbie!!!!).

Today was BabyBear's 5.5-month shoot (he doesn't turn six months for another couple weeks, but we needed to get photos done for Christmas cards!), and as usual, he was great in front of the camera. We had a tough time deciding on our favorite, so here's a link to a photo gallery of a whole bunch of shots of BabyBear. (We also took some family photos, but you'll have to wait for your Christmas card to see those.) Here's just a sample:

So cute!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Five Months Old Already?!

Wow, BabyBear is five months old already...for some reason five months sounds so much older to me than four months did.

This month has been a month of BabyBear learning to be more communicative and trying to tell us what he wants (like how much he really hates tummy time). Here are some of the things he's been up to:

- he mimics sound (yesterday, before Jeff left for work, he said to BabyBear, "I love you" and BabyBear responded right back, "AAAAAAAh UUHHHHHHH OOOOOOO." It was SO cute!)
- he's starting to reach for us when he wants to be picked up
- he's trying to sit up on his own, but isn't quite there yet
- he loves to stand with one of us holding his hips or hands for balance
- he is getting over his issues with the camera
- he's starting to settle into a more predictable routine

We're really excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas with this little guy. We get to spend time with our families and see the holidays through a whole new set of eyes. It will be great!!

Here's one more pic for all you internet fans, of our little reader:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Snapshots of My Day

(watching the birds in the bird bath)

(lots of smiles)

(practicing his birdcalls)

(Smiley baby!)

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook: November 2nd

Outside my window... GORGEOUS day! Sunny, bright blue skies...ah, I love this time of year in Texas.

I am thinking... it would be really nice if the Phillies could come back and beat the Yankees to take the Series this year...I REALLY do not want the Yankees to win (and yes I know, technically I'm from New York).

I am thankful for... the peace, hope, love, grace and mercy extended to me every day by my precious Lord and Savior

I am wearing... Blue jeans (did you guess it?), long sleeved green t-shirt, and FUZZY SOCKS!!!!!

I am remembering... how much I love our Lifegroup. They are not only a wonderful bunch of friends, but I'm so thankful to have them as "family" for my little boy.

I am going... to be giving my washing machine and dryer a run for their money today...lots of laundry!!

I am reading... UGH, I am so behind on my reading, but that's ok...I'll get there. Here's my pile at the moment:
Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur
The Vaccine Book by Dr. Robert Sears
The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind by Bill Johnson
Those plus various issues of Better Homes and Gardens that I haven't gotten to yet.

I am hoping... BabyBear's diaper rash goes away soon. I feel so awful...the night before last he and I were up multiple times and I didn't change his diaper often enough because that wakes him up and I was trying to get him to sleep. Because of my selfishness, he has a raging diaper rash that (after being prayed for last night) thankfully is looking lots better, but I still feel guilty for the pain my little man is feeling...

On my mind... There are so many things to be thankful for. I'm so blessed!!

Noticing that... the living room is SO much brighter when there's not a giant armoire in front of the window (we just sold it on eBay)...I love the sunlight!

Pondering these words... "Rome wasn't built in a day." Not sure who said it...

From the kitchen... Tonight we're having homemade-from-scratch swedish meatballs and noodles with spinach on the of my favorites and also Jeff approved!

Around the house... laundry, work (got a new project in), tidying up the place and playing with BabyBear

One of my favorite things... chocolate...mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

From my picture journal...Fun colors!