Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I can't believe that exactly 2 years ago today (9:47 am to be exact) our sweet baby born came into our lives! He has been such an unbelievable precious blessing.We have been in awe of the Lord's gracious goodness to us through him! Sweet boy we love you so much, and are so thankful for the things that you continue to teach us, and that we have the privilege of being chosen to parent and raise you. We know that we will continue to fall short, but pray that most importantly we are able to point you to the One who constantly remains faithful to us when we are not. We continue to pray that as He uses two sinners to show you that Jesus is the only hope and only way in a world tainted in sin. We pray that your heart of stone be turned into a heart of flesh, and that you will never remember a day that you didn't know our Lord and Savior Jesus! We love you so much sweet, sweet boy, but Jesus loves you most of all! Happy 2nd Birthday little Reeder!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Above picture in her UT attire, but almost an embarrassment after Saturday's pitful game!
I know I say this every 20th day of the month, but how is it our sweet girl is 4 months old today?!! She continues to be such a precious joy and blessing to our family! Some of the fun new things she is doing..........
- squealing and laughing
- bringing her hands together
- lots and lots of smiling! especially now at big brother!
- she holds up her head so well; she is very strongly and wiggly at times
- she pushes up also on both arms when on her belly and will hold it for a good brief amount of time
- she continues to roll often from her belly to back (which she's been doing since like 5/6 weeks old)
- blowing bubbles and making almost the raspberry-like sound
- just an all around sweet baby, and so joyful all the time!!
She has her 4 month checkup on Thursday, so we'll see how this skinny little girl is gaining some weight. I still feel like she is smaller in comparison to where Reed was at this time, skinny that is, but probably similiar in length. We've started wearing some 3-6 month size clothing as she is getting longer. She eats well (much better in the past month than the first couple months, where sometimes she just didn't seem hungry). Oh she is just sooooo sweet!!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
luv lu: love you
Go Dawga: (this is daddy's favorite) for Go Dawgs!
fweet baby: sweet baby (as he pats EC on the head or gives her a kiss)
take Teddy, take Mo: he constantly wants to take his Teddy and Elmo when he leaves his room!
sak: snack (which seems to be requested quite often throughout the day; the boy loves to eat!)
see kruk: see truck
see cycle: see motorcycle (sometimes it is mocycle)
call my: Call My Name (most requested song.....it's by Third Day and he loves it)
sik: music (lately he is wanting to go to his room all the time to play and hear his music I have in his cd player in there)
fader/faber: Father (Reed will imitate us in prayer; usually just 1-2 words at a time, it's the sweetest thing ever!)
ta tu: thank you
It's late, so this is all coming to mind right now. I need to write down some other cute ones as I hear them so I can remember them as well. There are just so many new things he is saying lately, he really is such a parrot. We have to watch what we say or we hear it immediately, yikes! I can't believe my sweet baby boy will be 2 years old next week! How is he almost 2??!!! I just want to savor and remember every little thing he does! Oh and I'm just even so convicted right now as the petty, little things frustrate me way too easily. Oh how I need the Lord's mercy and grace so I can parent graceful to my children. They are such sweet blessings and what a privilege it is to be entrusted with their impressionable little hearts, how I don't deserve it at all. But my prayer is that the Lord will continue to equip me, as I look to Jesus for the strength to love them and point them to their need for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Listen closely, for yes, a "GO VOLS!" (sounds like "go bawls")And then of course I did (to be fair to Casey) get a "GO DAWGS" (sounds like "go dawga")too. Then I tried to get him to sing this song he loves to sing constantly, "Jesus, Jesus" but he wouldn't do it. He only said "Jesus" and precedes to bang the yogurt cup on the table while whining to get down b/c he was "done." Funny story yesterday......I went to get Reed from his nap and was trying to get him to say "go vols", and he did. So when we got downstairs Casey was in the office and I had him say it again, and he did. Then Casey preceded to get him to say "go dawgs" and Reed responded with "NO!" I couldn't help but laugh hysterically! That's my boy!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I thought this was a sweet close up of her! She is the sweetest, most laid-back baby! I guess #2 has to be to go with the flow, and she definitely is so far! She too is such a precious little blessing to us!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
EC finally relieved that brother has left her alone for a few moments.....he is constantly kissing, touching, just on her! Poor thing, I'm sure she is finally relieved when it's naptime and we either go for a run (while Casey is with her, as he is downstairs usually studying/planning; I don't leave her alone :)
or Reed gets room time and I shower or just try to do a few household things
Then there is the late afternoon rush! Trying to get dinner, etc. As you can see I usually have a "friend" with me in the kitchen. At this moment he is happy on his "bycycle" as he calls it since he is eating a tortilla chip! Unless he is occupied he tends to have a hard time waiting for dinner to be ready!
And now there is more quiet/alone time for me here in the evening. Since Casey has gone back to the campus and all are in bed sound asleep by 8:00!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
And Aunt Jess, too! We hope you have a wonderful day today! Yes, my sister was born on our dad's birthday, so every year we get to celebrate the two of them together! We love you guys!