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

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Laying Low

We took it easy this weekend since Sam was still a little under the weather, and it was so nice.  I cleaned out our closet, got caught up on laundry, and played with my babies.  It's so cute to start seeing them play together, too.  Luke doesn't really play, but he watches every move Sam makes, and Sam does silly things to make him laugh.  It's precious!

The tape measure provided a good twenty minutes of entertainment.



Sam shared his marker and a chewed up top with Luke.


Sam climbed in Luke's bed after Luke's morning nap.


And for the memory books...Sam climbed out of his bed for the first time last weekend.  I knew it was coming.  Dad and Linda were here, and he didn't want to take a nap, anyway.  He climbed out and then started crying.  I guess he knew he was in trouble.  He climbed out once more the next morning, but he hasn't done it since.  I'm keeping him in that crib as long as I can.

Sam said Luke's name for the first time ever yesterday.  He has called him "baby" ever since he was born.  It was not a matter of speech articulation, because he can say lots of L words, and he's been saying so many new words lately.  He was just being stubborn.  Out of the blue, he just said, "Hey, Luke."  I guess he's finally realized that his brother is here to stay.  He's said his name a bunch of times since then, too.

Also, Luke had his 4 month well-check Monday, and he weighed 16 lbs. 1 oz.  He was 26 inches long, and his head circumference was 18 inches.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Under the Weather

I was in a literacy training yesterday and we got out early.  When I got to Peggy's to pick up Sam, he had just woken up from his nap, and he was burning up.  I took his temp when we got home, and it was 102.6.  He wouldn't eat anything, and he kept touching his throat and saying "Oww.".  His fever spiked right back up at 7:30.  Thankfully, he didn't get a fever during the night, and when he woke up, it was only 99.8. I still stayed home and took him in to the doctor this morning.  I just knew he had strep, but it came back negative.  She said it was just a virus.  We came back home, and in no time, Sam started feeling better.  We played a lot this morning, and he ate a decent lunch.  He's totally back to normal now, getting into everything.

Here are a few pictures from the week.

Luke trying to eat his foot

We've been all about some boots this week.



We made a fort this morning and he had the best time.

Working like Daddy...He was making noises, too.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

4 Months

I'm a couple days late on Luke's 4 month post, but better late than never.  Luke is the happiest baby ever!!  He is almost always smiling and talking" to us.  This has been a fun month.  He started rolling over.  He started wanting something to hold, which is usually a burp cloth.  He found his feet, which are huge, by the way.  He had been laughing a little if someone tickled him, but a couple weeks ago he started laughing out loud at people, mostly Sam.  It is so cute!  We go tomorrow for his check-up, so I'll post his length and weight then.  We love our baby Luke!!





Fun Weekend

We've had such a great weekend!  It started right after school Friday when Pop and Linda rolled into town.  They took us to Harvey's, where Sam ate everything in sight.  They came back to the house, and we played with the boys for a while.  Saturday morning, they came back over.  Sam and Linda played with bubbles outside.  Dad and I shelled butter peas.  Luke got passed around.  And Sean made a lunch of all vegetables from our garden and homemade cornbread.  It was delicious!  The company was even better!  They headed out late Saturday afternoon, and they boys and I went for a walk in the double stroller.  The weather was gorgeous, and the boys loved it.  Sam loves sitting next to Luke in the stroller.  He peeks over at him and says, "Hey, Baby" over and over.  We also painted for the first time Saturday afternoon.  Aunt Lynn sent Sam some great art supplies, and he had a big time painting.  Today, we went to church and then met Nana and Frank for lunch to celebrate our birthdays.  We had a great time!  Now we're soaking up the last few hours of a great weekend.

Opening presents from Aunt Lynn

He had to put the shirts on his head.







Waiting for Pop and Linda Saturday morning








Go Vols!






Our fall garden...okra and butter peas still putting out, and then cabbage, beets, broccoli,
spinach, English peas, and turnip greens

Sam helping in the garden

Sam covered Luke up with blankets this morning.
These next two pictures are from earlier this week.  Luke already knows to pose for the camera.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Random Pictures and a Visit from Nana

I snapped a few pictures Sunday that were too cute not to post.  We also had a visit from Nana after Sam woke up from his nap.  It was great to see her!
Sam and Sean watching a tractor video on Sean's phone

Sam was playing in his room so quietly.  This is what I found when I walked in.



Sam made a fort by turning Luke's play mat upside down.

Sam thought Luke needed a bib this morning.