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

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Country Pumpkins, and a Luke update

We took the boys to Country Pumpkins today, and it was so much fun.  Sam loved absolutely everything there.  He sat on every tractor.  He slid down the slide.  He climbed on the pumpkins. And he had a blast on the horse swing.  The only thing missing was Pop and Linda.  They came with us last year.  













We tried so hard to get them both to look at us.  It didn't work.


He tried to push the pumpkin.





A little comparison from 2013 to 2014





Here's another picture from last year.  Sam was so small, and I was pregnant with Luke.  What a difference a year makes.


A little update for the memory books...Luke got his first tooth this week.  His bottom tooth broke through at some point.  He's such a happy baby that we didn't even know it.  He also started eating rice cereal.  He had been opening his mouth when we ate supper, and he was so hungry in the early evenings.  I started feeding him one ounce while we eat supper, and he loves it. He gets so mad when he realizes he's eaten it all. He's also a much messier eater than Sam.  Sam just sat there and let me feed him.  Luke wants to grab the spoon and put his fingers in his mouth.  He is still sleeping all night, and he's so cute.  He likes to sleep with a little blanket or burp cloth.  He really doesn't care what it is.  He just likes to hold it.  Then, at some point during the night, he rolls over onto his belly, and he takes the blanket with him.  He holds it and it ends up being like a pillow.

And a few of Sam's words that are cracking us up lately:

biggits (biscuits)

Ready, Set, Go (And then he takes off running.)

sushpuppy: slush from Sonic (We're dating ourselves here, but we were talking about the old slushpuppies we used to get as kids.  Sam heard us, and he has started calling it a slushpuppy.)

Oh no! (I'm not sure where he got that, but it's cute.)

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.