Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Trying to fill Daddy's shoes!
Think I'm gonna have another clean freak on my hands!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Easter is one of my favorite times of the year, if not my favorite (probably a close tie with Christmas). It is a time where we can reflect on Jesus' ultimate sacrifice so that we may be forgiven for our imperfections. I just love the music, the meaning, and all things bunny.
We started out our Easter festivities with coloring eggs. Reese kept wanting to dip the eggs in the dye with his fingers. It almost got really messy! After the eggs dried, we put stickers on them. Reese would put one sticker on an egg and point to another egg and say "One more!". Our celebrating was derailed slightly when Reese slipped in the bathtub and smacked his face on the side. We ran up to the After Hours to have them check it out. Call over-cautious, but under his eye was bleeding and swelling. He was pretty pitiful! He recovered very quickly, though!
Sunday morning we woke up to find out what the Easter Bunny brought. Reese was very excited about his "Melmo" doll and books. He also wanted to break out the finger paint, but of course that's gonna be for another day! We went to church and after a wonderful service, we proceded out to the rock garden to release balloons. Reese was a little sad to see his balloons drift away!
After church, we headed to Cochran for the Annual Easter Lunch and Easter Egg Hunt. It was a lot of fun! There's always way too much food and the kids always have a blast hunting around 500 eggs. Reese had been to his cousin's birthday party the day before and hunted eggs then, so he was a pro at it now. And by pro, I mean, he was a pro and finding the egg, opening it, seeing what was inside, playing with whatever was inside, putting in his basket, and then moving on the next egg! It was quite precious! We had a very nice Easter this year.
PRAISE GOD, CHRIST IT RISEN!
Inspecting a new egg
Awaiting the hunt
All the kids waiting
Reese would pick up his basket and go "heavy!" Too cute!
Riding the tractor with "Gandaddy".
Reese and Papa
All the balloons
This is my family's stained glass window at our church. When Reese gets older he'll probably hate us for this picture!! Reese's shiner is starting to show up
Monday, April 18, 2011
18.75 inches head circumference
Right down the middle for everything! This visit was the first time that he really understood where he was and was very reluctant to go back to the exam room. Once Dr. C came in and Reese got to play with his stethascope, he was okay. In fact, he whined when the doc left the room because he wanted the stethascope back! Dr. C said Reese looked perfect and he was very happy with how advanced he is with his talking. We don't have to go back for 6 months. Cameron and I are so blessed to have such a healthy, beautiful, smart little boy!
Friday, April 15, 2011
'Scuse the paci...he found it on the floor and popped it in his mouth!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Where has the time gone, my sweet baby?! I don't even know if I can call you a baby anymore because the only "baby"ish things about you these days are pacis, diapers, and your crib. You are growing so much and learning and absorbing so much everyday. It's hard to realize the baby days are gone.
You are so smart and pick up new things all the time. You are regularly saying about 15-20 words. These are all the words you can say, some more regularly than others: Mommy/Mama, Daddy/Dada, Papa, Emmie, Amber (your babysitter), truck, book, dog, cat, bobble (bottle), milk, juice, cheese, light, more, gone-gone, bye bye, hey, right back, up, off, cracker, cookie, night night, hot, duck, diaper, nap, teeth, eye, nose, and ear. Pretty much anything we ask you to say you do your best to repeat it. You are starting to say things that resemble please, thank you, and love you. You are such a sweet little boy and love to give sugars and hugs and squeezes. You can tell us what the cow, dog, cat, duck, and lion all say and point to some body parts if we ask you. You're still working on getting those everytime. You may point to your nose instead of eye, but I'm impressed with how often you do get it right!
Eating is getting better, but is still a challenge. You're eating breakfast around 8:30, lunch around 12:30, and supper around 6. You don't really care for meat too much. You will eat hot dog, fried chicken, and fish sticks. We did discover recently that you like ketchup so we might try that to sneak in a few more meats! You are a carb lover, too. You love macaroni and cheese, bread, corn, butter beans, and noodles. You absolutely love broccoli and are kinda getting to like squash and asparagus a little too. You get fruit at every meal and really like it. As of last week you are completely bottle free. You had been down to a morning bottle and a bedtime bottle for a long time. A few weeks ago we dropped the morning bottle and now you don't get one at all! You get a sippy cup full of milk in the mornings and before bed and then at least one more sippy cup full during the day. You also love fruit juice. And water, but only out of Mommy or Daddy's glass with a straw!
Right now you are taking two naps a day still. You wake up around 7:30am and go down for a nap around 9:45-10 and sleep for 1.5-2hrs. Then you are awake till about 2 and sleep till about 3:30-4. You don't always go right to sleep but are content to roll around your crib for a little while. You really like your bed and rarely like to be rocked at night. Most nights you reach for your bed after your story. The only time you get a paci is nap/bedtime or in the car when you're being fussy! You are still waking up in the night some, but Daddy usually comforts you and you go back to sleep. We are trying to get you to snuggle with your lion and blanket for comfort instead of us, but sometimes you want your Daddy (but unfortunately not Mommy right now...you're still very much in the Daddy's boy phase).
You are wearing some 12 month size pants and very few 12 month size shirts, but are mostly in 18 month clothes. Some of your shirts and pjs are 24 month. You also are still in size 4 diapers. As of your last doctor's visit, which was about 2 weeks ago, you weighed 24.7lbs and were 31.5ins tall. You are a skinny boy!!
Reese, we love you so much and cannot being to express the joy you bring into our lives. I only have one request...quit growing up so fast!!
Mommy and Daddy