Thursday, April 29, 2010

9 months old

William turned 9 months old last Friday...and we had to make a trip to the doctor for a high fever. Turns out he caught the fever virus and then broke out into a rash for a few days. I was finally able to snap a few shots of him yesterday for a 9 month photo :) His stats: little man was 27.5 inches long (25th) and 21 pounds (50th). Our little man is very "busy" ALL of the time! He rarely sits still and wants to do EVERYTHING big brother is doing! He's close to walking and will take a few steps from the couch to the table reaching between the two and has gotten fast cruising around furniture! He won't be crawling too much longer. I just started to wean him of his late afternoon and bedtime feedings. He LOVES the bottle! Crazy, but makes my job so much easier. We're going to the beach in 2 weeks so I'm trying to have him completely weaned by then! Other news: he can finally say "Mama"!!! Yay! It was "Ma" for a while there but now he sings my name from his crib! Other new words - that, eat, yeah (for yes...says it over and over again!) We also moved him up to his big boy carseat which he is loving! He laughs everytime I peek my head up in the rear view mirror. He thinks I'm playing peek-a-boo! I also think he's about tired of baby food. He giggles with excitement and claps his feet together when I let him taste my food...and he's been feeding himself already for a while, so I think it's time!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Busy Boys!

The past week or so, William has really become! He's been crawling all over the place, pulling up on everything, and trying to walk. He's already started pushing the convertible car riding toy around the playroom and wants to do everything Nolan is doing. This child is VERY BUSY all the time! The boys are really starting to play together more and I always hear Nolan saying, "No, baby". Nolan tries to keep him straight and lets him know when he can or can't play with certain toys :) He still calls William baby which we think is funny. He also thanks God for "baby" every night before he goes to sleep...along with a long list of our family! Nolan is absolutely precious when he prays! Here's a few recent pics:

Matching fish pajamas that Nolan and cousin Zach wore last summer!

A little backyard fun. Nolan wanted to pull "baby" in his beach wagon around the pool. Closely watched, of course!


Playing in daddy's suitcase while Eric was packing for D.C. trip

William LOVES PUFFS!!! If he even sees the can he starts babbling for them and kicking his feet!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He is Risen: Happy Easter!!

We had a very busy Easter weekend with my family in Hammond. Eric and I ran in the Crescent City Classic 10k in Nola on Saturday and it was so crazy and crowded! We also cooked out with my family on Saturday and enjoyed my dad's new Green Egg grill. Yum! It was fun watching the kids dig into their Easter baskets...but most of all we were just thankful. The lyrics to the live version of one of my favorite songs by Kristian Stanfill sums it up:

I hear the Savior say, "Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray, Find in Me thine all in all."

Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.

Lord, now indeed I find Thy power and Thine alone,
Can change the leper's spots And melt the heart of stone.

And when before the throne I stand in Him complete,
"Jesus died my soul to save" my lips shall still repeat

"O Praise the one who paid my debt,
And raised this life up from the dead!!" (x6)