Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I just think this picture is so funny. Luke is really giving his "cheeeese" his all and Dylan is like "dude... why are you doing this to me?"
Thanksgiving was at my Aunt Dot's house as it has been every year that I can remember. Luke had a great time playing with his cousins. Here he is going down the stairs on his belly like his big cousins taught him.
Eating ice cream with TJ and Anna
Unfortunately this was our last Thanksgiving with my Great Aunt Dot. She passed away shortly after. She was 90 years old and has lived a very full life. We are going to miss her SO much because she was just beautiful and wonderful and loving and kind. I'm very thankful for all of the time we had together. Both of my grandmothers passed away long before I was born, and having Aunt Dot (my grandmother's sister) has always made me feel like I have a grandmother.
This is just a funny picture of Tommy and his soulmate Jason. They showed up at church wearing almost the exact same shirt- totally unplanned obviously.
We went to the Festival of Trees at the Jaycees hall, which we've done every year with Luke. Luke loves the big train set.
He wouldn't sit on Santa's lap without his Dad. And, he still wasn't too happy about it even after he had his Daddy with him. And he's picking his nose.
Random hat hair picture of Luke
Not sure what he was doing with that fork. Looks like I'm about to get stabbed!
Lauren's baby shower. Hanging out with Aunt Melissa
cute Lauren holding up her gift from Becca.
Bonnie held the party for my Mom's side of the family at her brand new house. Luke and Andrea are showing each other some cousinly love in the game room
Aunt Carrie and Dylan
my cousin Jamie's cutie pie son Charlie
Luke looking through the glasses that turn all the lights into snowmen. He kept saying "I see snowmans!"
The Hampton Girls' men
cutie in his Santa pjs
That is the teddy bear ornament he made me at school that made me cry my eyes out. I just love that my baby boy is old enough to make me crafts to treasure forever!
Our next Santa stop was the mall. I just LOVE this Santa. Even though it seems like Luke usually sees at least 3 Santas a year, I feel like we haven't REALLY seen Santa until we go to the mall and pay 20.00 for 3 little pictures :) He is just so sweet! So Luke spotted him, ran up to him, hopped right up, and then seemed just a smidge apprehensive. Once he got up there he kind of had this look on his face like "why did I want to sit on this stranger's lap?" But, he never cried or anything, and told Santa he wanted cars.
Our next party was the Wood family party. Luke had definitely warmed up to Santa by this point. This is some of the kids swarming Santa when he came in.
Makenzie telling Santa her Christmas list.
He did not want to get off Santa's lap! I had to keep going up to get him and telling him it wasn't his turn yet!
Luke tickling Khloe. He was saying "tickle tickle tickle, got you!"
opening his present. Then, he ran back over to Santa and told him thank you :)
My parents wanted to buy Luke a swingset for his birthday. I just never got around to ordering it, so I decided to go ahead and pick one out a couple of weeks ago. It came in last week and Tommy and Steve spent pretty much all day Saturday and Sunday putting it together. This is Luke in his new little playhouse for the first time.
He fell out of this swing and on to his head shortly after this picture was taken. Also, shortly after Tommy assured me he was big enough for a big boy swing. Psh. One of those swings is DEFINITELY being replaced with a baby swing for a while longer!!
shot of the whole thing. picnic table, lower playhouse, upper deck, rock climbing wall and slide on the back side, and swings.
Luke asking Dylan "you like that tree? Like that tree Baby Dee-yan??"
I know my tree looks funky with no skirt on, but for some reason my dog seems to want to pee on it when the skirt is on there. Jerk.
I'll try to do an update post on the boys next, but as you can see life is crazy/beautiful as usual!
P.S.- Can y'all believe Christmas is in 5 days?!?! I can't wait!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Dylan was two months on the 15th and we went for his check up last Thursday. He weighs 10 lbs, 12 oz and is 22 1/2” long. He is in the 25th percentile for weight and height. He was put on medication for acid reflux and for thrush. I feel like he has been much more pleasant since he started the medication, but he still spits up almost every time he eats. He is still up every 2-3 hours at night, but usually goes right back to sleep after eating. Sometimes he does like to keep me up for a couple hours at a time like last night! He has gotten to the point where all you have to do is talk to him and he smiles. I LOVE that. He is starting to find his voice and coos and kicks alot. He has had tummy time one time in his life because he gets pretty angry at me when I try to lay him on his mat on his tummy, but he is VERY strong. He has pretty much been holding his head up since he came home from the hospital.
And because you know I love me a comparison pic, Luke on the left, Dylan on the right.
On Sunday Tommy, Luke, and Dylan were all baptized! It was very special because they were baptized in the church where I grew up, Old Durham, by the same reverend who baptized me and has been retired for many, many years. He came back for a guest appearance three days after Dylan was born. I asked then if I could have the boys baptized, but everyone thought (and was right) that it would be way too much for me to try to get myself and a three day old baby to church three days later so he said he would come back another time and he did! It was a beautiful day and the boys were very well behaved.
Luke and Andrea
Daddy being baptized
Uncle Jason holding Luke being baptized. Luke said “more water” when they walked away. He liked it!
Melissa holding Dylan being baptized
We are very blessed!!