Thursday, April 29, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
For some reason it didn't occur to me that the cause of this lack of time and energy in my life was coming along too.....William. So I didn't get a lot of those kind of things done.
It was still exactly what I needed. We had a great condo on the beach overlooking the ocean. It was still a little chili and windy outside but the pools were heated.
William got to experience a few "firsts" while we were there.
First of all he began holding his head up. He has been working on it for a while now, he has finally achieved neck control!
He had some new experiences as well. We put him in the pool for the first time. He just looked at us like it was no big deal. We of course thought it was so cute. He on the other hand thought we were all crazy. He actually fell asleep while Shea was holding him in the water. We must really bore him.
William also went to the beach a few times. The first time we went out, I laid out a towel and.....what do you think William's reaction was??? Snoooooooooooooooooooozing...that's right he fell asleep as soon as my feet hit the sand. I am not sure if that is a true beach experience, but well it was his, in true William fashion.
Those two always make everything even more fun. The laughter is endless when we are with them.
Look at those 2 cougars!
This picture of William isn't great, but I had to throw it in. This is one of my favorite outfits on him. It belonged to the Graston boys at one time. So it is very special. I just loved it on him.
Anglea on Grandma (Myma) duty.
and just look at that face......that is typical William, he thinks we are all insane.
The best for last.
William and I were blessed when he was given to us.
It was a great week....vacations are defiantly not the same anymore now with a little one. But they are for sure even more enjoyable.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
He is growing so fast. He fits into all of his 0-3 clothes now. Somethings that are 3months he can wear. He is starting to grin a little more. He is full of funny noises. My favorite though is this noise he makes when he is about to cry or after he cries, it sounds like a lamb baaing.
It is the cutest thing. Another discovery he has made this week is blowing spit bubbles.
Almost every picture I take of him he has bubbles coming out of his mouth. He must be a boy....spitting already. I remember my brothers spitting all the time when we were kids. Usually I was the target.
For the first time a few days ago I put him on his back in his crib and instead of turning on the soother I turned on his airplane mobile. I was just curious about what he would do. I would give anything for a video or photo of his face at that moment. He made the biggest smile and kicked his legs as it went around.
Here is a picture of him enjoying it.
He also seems to enjoy his baths. Some of my favorite moments with him are the ones right after he gets a bath. When I get him out, he is all wrapped up in his towel. I lay him down on the changing table and dry him off. He always makes the cutest faces. He gives me smiles that melt my heart. Those baths must be pretty refreshing to him.
"More pictures Momma....really?"
I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days I was there . Mostly my time and energy was consumed by William, but it was also a relaxing time on the farm.
I love Jamie's boys. They of course barley know me, but I have been following their lives for many years. What great kids or I should say "what great parents." It made me wonder what William will be like at each of their ages. All of them are pure boy! Boy oh Boy, am I in for it! Dirt, bugs, tadpoles....all things icky. This is Noah dscovering someone smaller than him.
I cant wait until the next meeting.
I asked Jamie to get some pictures of William and me. She took a ton of pictures. I am so proud of how they turned out.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
We have yet to decide on our apporach to this holiday.
Easter eve as we were going to sleep Shea had the history channel on the t.v. They were doing a special on the mystery of the shroud. As I was trying to fall asleep I could hear in the background details of what they thought the man that once lay under this shroud must have faced. The information was so technical and scientific, but they spoke about the brutality of this death. I didn't and still do not have an opinion on whether or not this was Jesus' shroud from His death none of that was what lay on my mind. Imagining His death and meditating on it stirred my heart. This Easter, pondering the magnificence of his death is much more significant to me. Now as a mother, the thought of such suffering pains me. I cant imagine what the Father faced as He allowed His Son to suffer the worst death possible. What is so astounding is that He did all that He did just to be with me. I actually tried to think of anything that would motivate my heart in such a way that I could allow my sweet son to face that kind of death. I shutter at the thought, knowing that His capacity to love is even greater, I know that it was the ultimate sacrifice. How He loves me, knows the details of my life and the true simplicity of all that I am, how is it He is ravished by me.
I want to love Him more and more and more.......
In order for Angela to see her grandson on Easter we had to make a trip to her church. After the service there was a little picnic . He slept in her arms the entire time. She loves her William.
William is 6 weeks old today. He went to the doctor last week and he is doing great. He is 9lbs 8 oz now. He is much more alert and awake more often during the day. We see a little smile here and there, I am really looking forward to more of those. When either Shea or I see him smile we call for other one "he's smiling."
I saw him sleeping with his arms stretched over his head and I had to capture it. He looks like he is sleeping so good. I am so jealous that does look like some good sleep. What a little angel he is.