Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Life lately

This little cutie has my heart (and of course his big brother and daddy do too!).  Oh how I love being in a house full of boys!  God knew what I needed even when I thought I knew!  His way is always best!

Last Friday Cole had a field trip to the pumpkin patch.   It was chilly that day so Crosby was all bundled up.

Having fun on the field trip.

We went to Jonathan's parents last weekend to visit so we stopped for dinner at Panera (my favorite!) on our way there.  I am glad to know I am raising Cole right...he got his own creamy tomato soup in a bread bowl.  That is what I get every time! :-)

And Crosby had some too! Gotta start them young! :-)

Cole and Pawpaw carved a pumpkin.

We got to visit with Uncle Josh and Aunt Jamie, but were sad we didn't get to see Misty and Chris.  Misty had to work all weekend.

We went and visited Great Grandma Grammer too.

Then Sunday night we went to Trunk or Treat at our church.

Me and my Power Ranger.

Playing a game.

Cole had fun and got lots of candy so it was a good time!

And last night Cole went to Chloe's and carved pumpkins with her.

I'd say he did pretty good for a 5 year old!

We are enjoying the fall season and all that comes with it!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

7 months!

Sweet Mr. Crosby is over half year old now!  I can hardly believe it!

We went for a walk in the park the other day and he went from this...

to this! :-) I am thinking he wasn't too crazy about being all bundled up, but it was chilly on Friday morning. 

Here are a few pictures from his 7 month birthday this past Friday.  

Love him and his chubby cheeks to pieces! 

He is all the time chewing on his bottom lip like the is in this picture.  He still doesn't have any teeth so I am thinking this is the cause of the lip chewing.  

7 months hasn't been a whole different than 6 months as far as milestones go.  He sits up really well and can go from sitting to the crawling position (but not back up yet!)  He nurses about every 3 hours during the day and usually once or twice at night.  I know I should stop feeding him at night, but it's just so convenient!  He eats solids once a day at dinnertime.  I'm sure we will start more solids soon, but our days are so crazy that dinnertime is the easiest for now.  He had a Urinary Tract Infection about 3 weeks ago and that was no fun! :-(  He was running a fever so I took him to the doctor where he was diagnosed with an ear infection and given some amoxicillin.  Well, 3 days went by and he still had a fever (except it was getting up to 104 this time) so I called the doctor back and she ordered labs.  After a blood test, chest x-ray, urinalysis and swab for flu and RSV, he was diagnosed with a UTI.  He received a couple antibiotic shots and was better in a day or two.  He had an ultrasound done on his kidneys on Thursday and I should get results from that tomorrow. I am sure everything is fine, but the doctor just wanted to make sure nothing out of the ordinary was going on that caused the UTI.

We all got flu shots last week so I am hoping for a healthy winter ahead!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Crosby's dedication

Crosby was dedicated at church this past Sunday evening.  Several people have asked me if that meant he got baptized or sprinkled.  A dedication is just where we publicly profess to others and the Lord that we will raise Crosby (and Cole) in a Godly home and do everything we can to help them know the Lord.  We have to attend a parenting class prior to the dedication and it was so helpful and informative and they gave us lots of tools to help us in our walk with the Lord as well as how to instill Godliness in our children.

We are thankful, as always, that Jonathan's parents were able to come and be with us for this special day.

Before the dedication began.

Big boy.

These boys sure do love their daddy!

This marble jar is really neat.  Every marble in the jar represents one week of Crosby's life between now and when he turns 18 (there are over 900 marbles in the jar!).  Every Sunday we are supposed to take one marble out of the jar.  It is just a great visual that are time with our kids is fleeting so we need to make the most out of it.   Spend time with them, teach them about Jesus and love them with all we have!

 Pretty Francis!

Crosby on the big screen.

Cole being Cole...silly as usual! :-)

We each wrote a letter to our children (there were 7 babies dedicated) and then went up on stage and ready them aloud.  Mine was short and sweet! :-)

Crosby Stephen we love you more than words can express and we thank God everyday for you.  God knew what we needed most and He gave us you!

And just a side note...Cole was dedicated at our church in Missouri (Northside Christian Church) when he was 10 months old.  I tried to find a picture, but they are all backed up on our external hard drive.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A parade, soccer and more!

Crosby has been loving his new bathtub and enjoys bath time every night.  He is sitting up really well these days.

Playing in the exercaucer.

The kindergarten classes at Cole's school had a Community Helper parade on Friday.  The kids dressed up as community helpers (teachers, firemen, policeman, etc.).  Cole wanted to dress up as Mr. Hill, the elementary school principal.  It was his idea as was wearing this suit.  

I went and watched the parade with lots of the other parents.  He was easy to spot in his bright green shirt.  

They walked around and visited the Caledonia Marshall, the fire station and the community center.  Oh the joys of a small town.  

On Saturday Cole had his first soccer game.  This is his second year to play soccer and he is doing much better than he did last year.  Jonathan is the coach.  

Go Peco Farms!

Cole in action.

Crosby wasn't much for the hot, bright sun so we left about halfway through the game. 

This little cutie his owl longall before church.  I'm loving being in the south and getting to dress Crosby in all these cute clothes.  Smocking is my new favorite thing!

Mawmaw and Pawpaw came down to visit us today and we love having them here!