For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Sunday, December 14, 2014

7 Months

As usual, I'm a couple days late doing Luke's monthly post.  This month went by so fast, and now he's' already seven months old.  He is so much fun! He continues to be the happiest baby on earth, too.  Here are a few things I want to remember:
  • Weight: 20 pounds
  • Diaper size: 3
  • Food: He still nurses 5 times a day (3 times a day during the week.  He takes two 8 oz. bottles for Peggy.) He likes just about any baby food.  He's had prunes, green beans, peas, squash, sweet potatoes, and bananas.
  • Sleep: He is still inconsistent with nap times, but he sleeps from 8:15-6:30 on the weekends.  I have to wake him up around 5:45 during the week.
  • He loves his big brother and watches everything Sam does.  Sam likes to make him laugh.
  • He is sitting up without falling.  He lunges forward and is starting to get on all fours.  He will rock back and forth when he's on a soft surface like his bed, our bed, or the couch.  He scoots all over the room and gets wherever he wants pretty quickly.
  • He is obsessed with the Christmas tree and the remote right now.  

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Little Football, Brotherly Love, and a Huge Deer

It's been another great weekend around here.  We didn't do much, but we sure enjoyed hanging out with our boys.  The pictures tell a much better story than I can.

Sam is all about Sean's bike helmet these days.  He wore it in the car everywhere we went this weekend.

Sam has started trying to play football.  It is SO funny.  He played with some kids visiting our neighbors last weekend, and this weekend he tried playing by himself.  He put on the bike helmet and sunglasses, grabbed the football, and took off running down the hall.  He made himself fall on the floor, and then started cheering.  By the time I got the video camera, he quit doing it.

Notice the shoes

Sam and Luke were playing in Luke's room.  Sam left the room, closed the door, and started knocking, saying, :"Knock knock, Luke."

Sunday morning ritual...melt my heart.  Sam's been doing this with Sean for a while.  They hide from me under the covers and pretend they are asleep.  This morning, Sam wanted Luke to join them.

Luke is getting up on all fours, and he is so funny.

Sean killed a HUGE deer this weekend.  The buck weighed 218 pounds.  Our freezer is going to be so full!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving, Round 2

Our Thanksgiving continued Saturday at Beverly and Frank's house.  Sean's grandmother was there, too.  His cousin Scotty and his wife were in town as well.  We had a great time visiting with them.  I was terrible about getting pictures, though.  I got a few of the boys and one of Luke with Mawmaw, and that's it.

Before those festivities, we had one of our own.  Last year, we moved into our house just a few days before Christmas.  I wasn't going to put up a Christmas tree at all, but I decided to do it at the last minute.  I don't put up any Christmas decorations anymore, but I do love a Christmas tree.  Sean felt bad that we only had the tree up for a few days, so he said that this year we'd put one up right after Thanksgiving.  I'd forgotten all about it, but he didn't.  Sam was SO excited about the tree.  I put the lights on it Friday night, and then we decorated it Saturday night.  Sam loved all of the different ornaments, and I loved telling him all about each one of them.  He put all of his ornaments in one spot, which was so cute.  Our tree looks a little different this year since Sam helped decorate it, but I absolutely love it.  Sam keeps taking off his favorite ornaments, but hopefully he'll get used to it and leave it alone.

Sam said that Snoopy pooped.  He got a wipe and cleaned him up. 

Then he put him on the potty.  Hilarious!  He had already "tried" to go to the potty.  That's where we are right now.  We're all about sitting on it, but not much is happening.  We'll get there.

Sam also wanted a diaper on Snoopy.

Sam is all about watching tractor videos on our phones.

Thanksgiving 2014

We had such a great Thanksgiving!  I had the whole week off, and it was great being home with my babies.  We left for Memphis around nap time Wednesday, thinking Sam would sleep in the car.  He was so interested in all the tractors and big rigs that he didn't fall asleep until we were 10 minutes from Dad's house.  Thank goodness we didn't have anywhere to go.  Aimee and Allie Ruth came over to visit, and it was so cute seeing her with Sam and Luke.  Thursday was a big day.  We had breakfast, went to Bass Pro Shop for our annual picture with Santa, came back for naps, and then headed to Lynn's.  We had such a good time.  Sam was in heaven with all of his cousins, and Luke sat in Cassidy's lap the whole time.  We headed back home Friday, and Sam was asleep before we made it out of Shelby County.  He slept the whole way home.

Sam's first popsicle

Sam loved Pop's iPad. 

There was a big tractor outside Dad's office, and he took us there so that Sam could see it. Needless to say, Sam loved it.

Sam pulled several ornaments off Lynn's tree.