Wednesday, August 31, 2011

G's 3 month post...

About 2 weeks behind.  Sigh. 

Well, this little guy hit 3 1/2 months.  He sure is giving us a run for our money, I will tell you that!  When is happy, he is honestly the cutest and happiest baby I have ever been around in my life (Anna included).  When he is NOT happy, he is honestly the maddest baby I have ever been around in my life!  We have had some sleep sleep for this momma.  But I will say at least he nurses and goes right back to sleep!  :)

He seems to have regressed a little (HA!) a night so instead of waking once around 3am, he is up around 1:30/2 and again at 5:30am, which starts my day. 

He is SUPER strong!  He wants to "stand" all the time and is constantly trying to sit up on his own.  He also most giggled the other was like he had all this laughter but just didn't know how to release it!  So funny.  He rolled over a long time ago but hasn't done it since but loves tummy time.  I love when he smiles at me, he does so with his entire being.  Melts my heart.  He also loves getting his diaper random is that?  Seriously, all smiles.

Anna now calls for him every morning, noon and night...just to make sure he is included in her role call (Mommy, Daddy...Graham..).  

As much trouble he gives at night, he is a really, really sweet and snuggly baby.  I truly can't stop kissing those cheeks.   He loves to "talk"...saying ah-goo and blowing bubbles.  He is starting to reach for toys and "scoot" on the floor!  I weighed him with me the other day and he came in at 15lbs and is officially out of all 3 month clothes!  He wears 6 month and he is long enough for 9 month pj's.  We are guessing his height will be around 6'3" when it is all said and done.  :)

His new lovey.

We are headed to Atlanta this weekend to get in some family time and for my sister to FINALLY meet this little man!!  Pics to follow.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Banana is 22 months.

I had a realization that in less than two months time, I will no longer be able to answer the question, "How old is she?" in months...but years.  As in...Anna is 2.  2...2..TWO!!!!!?!?!? 

This month i feel like I can watch her growing up.  It is really amazing.  She is putting words together, her vocab is ridiculous and she is just so cuddly and loveable.  Now, don't get me wrong, she is still in the crazy terrible two's phase but John and I are both learning what she needs and how we need to help her through this tough time. I mean, how frustrating it must be not to be able to reach the things you want, always express the things you need or understand all these new things around you?

Big deal for us this month is she started a new school AND goes 5 days a week.  It was pretty hard on her and me the first couple days, but she seems to love it and I am able to give her my FULL attention when she comes home.

Letting G now how bed time works around here.

 A couple of her favorites:
Going on a walk...ALL around the neighborhood.
Reading...still reading and absorbing EVERYTHING. New fav books are First the Egg, I'm a Big Sister, Hide and Seek Duck..the list goes on.  The best part is she is very adamant about which books will be read at night.  If you pick out the wrong one, she says, "No, no no no..".  Right book, you get a "YES!".

Watching videos on the iPad of fish, pandas, puppies, kitties, elephants, name the animal, she wants to watch it.
Drawing and coloring!  Her absolutely favorite thing right now.  Her crayons (colors she calls them) and easel get lots of love.  She likes for me to draw circles and hearts and tries to mimic.  My little ar-teest! 

Checking out the longhorn with Sophie B at the Williamson Co Fair.  A GREAT time!

Look at those little tip-toes.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rays of love

I took the image above with my phone early Tuesday morning.  "God rays", as I call them, seem to put me at ease, put a smile on my face and seem to urge me to slow down and appreciate life around me.  A lot for these little rays, huh?

I see them as a tangible hug from the Big Man.  A feeling, I hate to admit, I don't always feel or take the time to feel. 

These seemed to come at an interesting time as we just visited a new church on Sunday.  I have struggled with my feelings of church and what I need or get out of a Sunday morning ritual. I came away from the service on Sunday feeling opened.  Probably a strange word to use, but I felt open to what the Pastor was saying and open to this non-traditional church that I didn't think would speak to me.  Well, it did and I am excited about going again on Sunday. 

And although John might not admit it, he might be slightly looking forward to it as well.  I mean, come on, some people were in shorts and flip flops...if that isn't John, I don't know what is.