Sunday, August 22, 2010

Family Photo Op

Last night we decided to make up for all the pictures we haven't been taking lately.


Grady's got two teeth already!  He still likes to stick his tongue out all the time so they are rarely seen, but they are most definitely there!  He's steady teething still so more are sure to appear in the next month or so. 

Sweet Taters

He loves them!  This was his first real food, other than rice cereal.  He ate the whole bowl.  I haven't decided yet what his next food will be.  Any suggestions??

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Congrats Drew and Cack!

You two make a beautiful couple.  I hope that Hawaii is treating you well.  I'm sure you're having a great time!

Drew and Cack got married this past weekend and we were honored to be a part of the wedding party.  Jon stood with Drew as a groomsman and I was an honorary bridesmaid for Cack.  It was a beautiful wedding.  Cack made an absolutely gorgeous bride and Drew cleans up pretty well with a tux!  There were several friends in from BR, so it was a treat to see everyone and to be able to introduce Grady to some Louisiana blood.  I can't wait till G gets to eat his first crawfish!

Mom, Dad and Trace came in town on Saturday and babysat for us while we enjoyed ourselves at the wedding and reception.   The reception was a blast.  Number one: they decided to hire a square dance caller.  What a good idea in our part of the country!  Everyone enjoyed it - young and old.  Jon and Joe choreographed a dance for Drew and Cack.  They called it "The Gift."  I must say, I was extremely nervous about this happening, and I must admit, after all was said and done, I was actually kind of proud to be Jon's wife.  I love that Jon is so full of energy and excitement.  I love that he loves to dance.  He just doesn't care...he has a great time!  I've always thought that maybe I'd be a better dancer if I was concerned what everyone else thought of me.  Anyway, here's a link to the dance video for your viewing pleasure.   Let me know what you think of it!

Baby Dedication and 5 months!!!

Jon and I dedicated Grady this past Sunday.  It was really simple and sweet.  I read scripture and Jon prayed over Grady.  It was a really sweet time for our family and a special time to remember.

I read Deuteronomy 6:4-9, God's charge to parents and really father's as head of the household to bring a child up in the way of the Lord.  To always speak of Him and think of Him.  That the Lord would truly be the center of our household.  That is my biggest prayer!  I believe that if God is center, then everything else will fall into place.  I know it takes work on our part, but I believe that God blesses our obedience.  The other scripture is Psalm 25:4-5, which is the scripture passage I've been praying over Grady since he was in my belly.  Jon prayed for Grady's health and that he would grow up to be a man like David, after God's own heart...a man who is not afraid to fight for the Lord.  I love that!  What a manly, and Godly prayer! 

Thank you to our parents for making the trip up to L'burg for the dedication.  It meant alot to us!  We love you and love you being around Grady.

Grady turned 5 months last Thursday.  It was an insane weekend of events so I haven't had time to slow down long enough to write about it.

Here's his 5 month pic.  I even made it in the picture...miraculous!

Isn't he a doll????  So, here are the stats, then I'll give more pics.

Grady is probably about 15 pounds.  We don't have digital scales so I'm not really sure.  I know that since he started eating cereal he's definitely grown.  He's about 26 inches long.

This weekend Grady got to meet lots of aunts and uncles from BR.  Of course he loved them all! 

Here are a few more recent pics.

grady's big hairy brother!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Life - Week 21

Grady is now in his 21st week, and time is flying!  I feel like a week sneaks by in a minute.  I want to be able to slow time down a little so I can enjoy my evenings a little more instead of rushing through to get ready for the next day.  I long for Fridays more than I ever have before when I can just sit and enjoy my family. 

Jon and I were talking about how we can't finish any tasks these days.  Our house is always a wreck, which drives both of us crazy, but Jon seriously may lose his mind soon.  I've also gotten bad about taking pictures, working on G's baby book and blogging.

OK enough about all that.  Here's a quick update.

Grady is laughing all the time now!  His favorites or Daddy and Hayes.  Jon can do anything and he thinks it's hilarious.  And all Hayes has to do is walk past his line of vision and he dies laughing.  I, on the other hand, could stand on my head and bend over backwards, and he might giggle a little.  That may be a slight exaggeration, but I'm much less funny than the boys in the house.

He's getting very close to having 2 pearly whites to fill that big gummy grin.  He's teething like a mad man.  Most days he's not bothered by them at all.  Other days, he's just beside himself with pain.  I can't stand knowing that he's feeling bad, and there's nothing I can do about it.  I give him Orajel, but he hates it.  Screams. Loud.  I can't really blame him though.  I tried it after his reaction the first time and it is terrible.

He's also very close to rolling over from back to tummy.  He's much more comfortable on his tummy these days, and never really complains.  If he's tired of it, he just rolls to his back.  Pretty cool.

He's drinking alot of milk everyday...about 33 oz., and eating cereal two times a day.

He's still a very content and happy little boy.  He's always smiling.  Those smiles still melt my heart.  He's a joy.

Last random fact:  Jon left tonight for a 2 day camping trip.  I found time to blog, do laundry, work on a quilt, and bake a cake (yellow cake with chocolate icing - just for me) all while watching a movie.  Funny how that works!

Hope to post some pics soon.