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

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My boys

Sam is so funny these days.  I had to document some of the things he's doing, because I know I'll forget.

  • He put himself in time out today.  He kept taking Luke's pacifiers, and I told him he'd be in time out if he did it again.  As I was cooking supper, I looked over and saw him take Luke's paci.  He looked at me, dropped the paci, said time out, and climbed up in the time out chair.
  • He has started trying to sit on Luke.  He tries to straddle him and sit on his belly.  It's really not funny because it could hurt Luke, but it's sweet that he's trying to play with him.
  • He prays for everyone in the family when we say our prayers at night.  If you know Sam at all, you won't be surprised that he prays for Bobby and Genise, too.  He loves them like they are family.
  • He loves hats, and he puts anything that resembles a hat on his head.  He also loves socks and shoes.  He works so hard putting on our socks and shoes and walks around the house with them on.
Luke is still my vote for the best baby ever award.  I can't believe how good he is. I took both of the boys to Peggy's yesterday, and it was my first full day away from Luke.  I needed to work in my classroom, but more than that, this momma needed to do a trial run and make sure Luke was going to be ok.  They went to Peggy's one morning last week, and it took Luke 45 minutes to drink 2 ounces of milk.  He was fighting the bottle.  We tried a couple different bottles at home, and he finally took one two nights ago.  I needed to know that he would eat for Peggy, and did he ever! He took two bottles yesterday, and he drank every drop!











Friday, July 18, 2014

Pool Fun, Ants, and a Sweet Morning


I am soaking up every minute of these last few weeks with my babies.  It's supposed to rain all day, so we are staying in, and we're all still in our pajamas.  I knew we were supposed to get a lot of rain, so we had some pool time yesterday.  Luke was sleeping, and Sam and I had a blast in his pool.  He likes to fill it up with the hose, and he soaked himself before I could get his swim trunks on.  At that point, I just stripped him and let him go without clothes.  Like most little boys, he prefers that, anyway.





He loves water on his head.

He took a break to ride his tractor, and he had to take the hose with him.


He noticed ants crawling on his pool, and he was enthralled.  He spent fifteen minutes watching them.

He finally picked one up and it was crawling on his hand.

Luke loves his play mat.

I had Luke on the mat this morning when Sam woke up.  Every morning, Sam has this routine where he goes and finds Luke.  Most of the time, Luke is still asleep in his bed.  But this morning, Sam was so excited to see him awake and on his mat.  They were so cute together.



Luke kicks more than any kid I've ever seen.
The mat is slick, and he can scoot off of it.




Here is a video of Sam taking care of Luke, and Luke scooting.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2 Months

I'm a few days late on Luke's two month post.  I wanted to wait until we went to the doctor for his two-moth well visit.  Here are the highlights:
  • Weight: 13 lbs. 14 oz.
  • Length: 23 1/2 inches
  • Head circumference: 16 inches
  • He is sleeping 7-8 hours each night.  He goes to bed around 8:30, and he usually wakes up between 4:30 and 5:00.  He doesn't even cry when he wakes up.  He just grunts a little.
  • I am still swaddling him when I first put him down.  He loves it.
  • He eats about every three hours, except at night.  I've had to eliminate dairy from my diet because it made his stomach hurt, but we figured that out early because Sam was the same way.
  • He smiles and coos all the time.  It is so cute.
  • He has started watching Sam.  He'll follow him with his eyes.
  • He loves sitting in his swing, his chair, and on a pallet on the floor.  He also loves being in the wrap.
  • He has a curl on the top of his head, and it is so cute.  His hair is still dirty blonde.
  • He LOVES taking a bath.
  • For the most part, he only cries when he's hungry or has a belly ache.
  • He likes the pacifier, but he doesn't sleep with one.
Luke is the most precious baby.  He has brought so much joy into our lives, and he is the perfect addition to our family.  




Sam had to get in the picture.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Road Trip to Jackson

The boys and I headed to Jackson Thursday, and we got back yesterday afternoon.  We got to see most of the family, and we had such a good time.  Sam loved all of the attention, and Luke was a perfect angel.  He sat in lots of laps, and he loved being held.  We also put him on a pallet on the floor, and he would just lay there and smile and kick.  It was such a sweet time with my family!