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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Another Fun Weekend

We've had the best weekend yet again.  We started off with Mexican food Friday night, which is a favorite for all of us. We also cleaned up the house so we wouldn't have so much to do Saturday. Luke woke up with a cough Saturday, and he was little hoarse by the afternoon, so we laid low. Thank goodness he never had a fever or any other symptoms. Nana came over after Sam's nap, and we had a great time visiting with her.  We stayed home again today, and although I hated missing church, it was the right decision.  Luke was much better by tonight. He still laughed and played and jabbered a lot, but he wanted to be in someone's lap most of the time, and he slept more than usual.  We did grill hamburgers with Bobby and Genise and some other friends this afternoon, and it was a blast.  Sam loved being around big boys, and they were so sweet to him.

Luke was watching me cut Sean's hair.

Monday, October 13, 2014

5 Months

Luke was 5 months old yesterday.  He is such a good baby.  Here are a few things I want to remember:
  • I'm not sure exactly how much he weighs since we don't have scales, but he's about 17 pounds.
  • He's in size 3 diapers.
  • He sleeps ALL night and has for the longest time!!! (8:15-6:30)
  • He watches everything Sam does.  He laughs at Sam all the time, and Sam loves to entertain him by banging on things and jumping around.
  • He rolls over all the time, and he has started scooting backwards and pushing up with his hands.
  • He jabbers all kids of sounds.
  • He still loves his pacifier, but he doesn't usually need it to go to sleep.
  • He has started to reach for things, and he'll hold onto something for the longest time.
  • He still has a big curl on top of his head, and it's the cutest thing.
  • Just like Sam did, he noticed the canvas photograph of me, Sean, and Sam.  He sees Sean and smiles and laughs at the picture.  
  • He chews on his fingers. He is always trying to chew on our fingers, too.  
I know I say this all the time, but he is the happiest baby!  He has brought us so much joy!  It is precious watching him and Sam interact more, and I can't wait to see their relationship grow.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Finally Fall, and our Weekday Morning Routine

Our weekends may not sound like much to some folks, but we sure love them.  This weekend was no exception.  We had a big breakfast Saturday morning.  I cleaned up the house.  Sean made meals for the week, and we froze them.  We had amazing weather, and we sat outside shelling butter peas while Sam played in the yard.  We watched lots of football.  I hated that the Vols lost, but it sure was cute hearing Sam yell, "Go Vols."
Today we had church, and we spent most of the afternoon outside.  I am determined to soak up every minute of this beautiful fall weather, because it will probably get hot at some point again, and then it will turn cold.

The first few pictures were one night this week.  I had just bathed the boys, and Sam decided to play with the bubble machine with Luke.

This is part of our morning routine.  I get Luke fed and dressed first.  Then, I wake Sam up and get him dressed.  Luke sits in the chair while I get Sam dressed, and then Sam crawls up in the chair and plays with Luke. He often gets a book and "reads" to Luke, too.

Saturday morning, it was pretty cool outside.  I put Luke in Sam's old Carhartt overalls, and Sam wanted to wear them.  I remembered that Sam had some matching ones, and he was so happy when I pulled them out of his drawer.

Standing just like his Daddy..and of course he had to put his boots on

We got the walker out this weekend.  Luke liked it, and so did Sam.  Sam kept crawling in it and walking around the house.  The only problem was that he couldn't get back out.  Never a dull moment.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Little Hands, Big Trucks

We are busy trying to get back to normal after all the sickness in our house.  The house was a disaster.  I was behind on schoolwork.  The garden needed tending.  And laundry was out of control. We took a break this morning to take Sam to Little Hands, Big Trucks this morning.  It is a great event in town, and Sam had a blast.  They had every kind of truck, tractor, and farm equipment that exists, and Sam got on almost every one.  He was in heaven.

After an hour in the wrap, Luke enjoyed riding around in the stroller.