Monday, November 14, 2011

Casey at 6 Months

Casey, you are a half a year old!! It's gone by so fast!

Weight: 20 lbs. 3 oz.
Height: 27 inches
Tooth Count: 2
Eating: Apples, pears, bananas, zucchini, avocado, peas, and carrots.  You tolerate oatmeal but hate rice cereal.
Sleeping: You go to bed at 7pm and only wake up at 4am or 5am if you're hungry, then go back to sleep till 6:30 or so.  Plus you take an afternoon nap for a while. Thank you baby for sleeping so good!!!
Misc:  You sit up all by yourself and you're trying really hard to crawl.  You love to walk in your walking toy and wrestle with your daddy.  You have super fast hands and grab anything and everything that comes into your reach.  Also you look exactly like your mom except that cute dimple in your chin that every one loves!
You're the sweetest most easy going little boy and we are crazy about you!! I thank the Lord for you all the time, I'm so grateful to be your mama! Happy half-birthday son!!     

The year of Cotton

Two years ago today my husband and I were married. We've had a great couple of years filled with a lot of joy...lots of worries...but lots of love and laughter!  The traditional anniversary gift for the 2nd year is cotton...why oh why do you have to wait 30 years for pearls and 60 years for diamonds?! Just kidding cotton suits me fine, it's fluffy and soft just like my post-baby body ;)  I love you lovie!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Nature Walk

My husband and I and Casey went for a nature walk on Monday.  We went to the Kaweah Oaks Preserve.  It's a special place for me and my husband.  We had our second date there, and he proposed to me there as well!  It was good to be back with the "Fruit" of our relationship!  Enjoy some pictures!!

Experiencing a Disconnect

 look who we found in the wilderness?!

I love being a stay at home mom.  It's hard for me to be away from Casey for very long.  Even some long naps are hard.  (As you can tell obviously I've had more time to blog because Casey is finally napping)  There's a draw back to taking care of an infant all day...and that's feeling disconnected from the world.

Don't get me wrong, I've never ever been a social butterfly.  I enjoy spending a lot of time at home, and have always enjoyed alone time.  But sometimes I miss things about being out in the world. Having a job is not fun but talking to the same people on a daily basis is nice.  I go to our local MOPS things at our church however, I find that every one is in my boat...they don't have a lot of time and we only see each other for a couple hours every other week.  This does not relationships make, at least not for an introvert like me.

Beyond that I've also been experiencing a disconnect in my relationship with Jesus.  So many times in the last 6 months I've thought "I wonder if the Lord cares if most of my prayers now-a-days are "Please God let him sleep tonight!" I don't know...but I've been thinking about seasons.  You know like seasons in your life, and I figure this is a good season to work on getting my relationship with Jesus back to a good place.

My little boy will be six months old tomorrow...I can't believe how fast it's gone by.  But I'm thankful now for some more regular sleeping patterns and yes, thankful for long naps too.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mama's Boy

Did I tell you I just love love being this boy's Mama?!  I do!  I love singing "The Wheels on the Bus" to you because you instantly stop fussing and plant a smile on your little face.  You look so much like me but you adore adore your daddy!  You love to be wrestled and love it when someone sneeks up on you.  What a thrill!  I can tell the you're going to be a ruff and tumble kind of're already trying to destroy nice books and grab anything and everything you can get your hands on...But still you're my boy.  And nobody can put you to sleep like I can and calm you down like I can.  I love you little boy!

Casey at the Pumpkin Patch

Happy Baby huh? Honestly he was not very interested in the pumpkins...that's ok! He'd just woken up from a nap and was hungry.  Maybe we'll get some better smiles next year.

New Jersey

Well I took my first trip to New Jersey last month.  My husband and I went to honor his Great Aunt Emmy's life.  I only got to see her a few times but I am so glad that I met her!  She was really sweet to me and wonderfully supportive of Chris and I.  We got to celebrate her last birthday with her in September and I'll never forget how she placed everyone around the table and I received an honored position because I had her great-great nephew!  The funeral was lovely, very lady-like and classy just like her!  I'm so glad she's home with Jesus now!

I really enjoyed getting a taste of the East Coast!  It was beautiful and everything is old and cute!  The best part was that it snowed!!  I love snow (probably because I've never lived in it)...I know it was a terrible nuisance to the people who got hit by the early snow storm but for me, it was heavenly!  I'll be very glad to go and discover New England again sometime! 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Casey Month 5

I'm a little late with this one, because you're almost 6 months.  Sorry Casey! We love you so much! You've done so many new things this month...rolling all over the place, getting teeth, and walking in your walker all over the house!  You're sweet and cute as a bug and I couldn't ask for a better baby!  I love you sweet little Mister!