Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Wonderful Christmas

I can't even begin to express how blessed we were this Christmas.
Christmas Eve was a day of missing ingredients and little problems cooking, it all turned out wonderful in the end though. Matt had to work longer than intended, so we missed church, but it ended up being a positive. Little Christian rolled over for the first time, which was my Christmas wish. A Christmas Eve of wonderful surprises ;)
Adelaide got many wonderful toys that she loves. My mom made both kids amazingly adorable quilts with their names. The kids got Matt a Chris Tomlin CD and we have been listening to it all weekend.
We spent Christmas Day with lots of wonderful family. Grandma, Grandpa, his sister, and Barringtons all came over for some good old eating. Adelaide loved having so much family to play with. Christian did too, he was up nearly all day with smiles. That all allowed him to sleep for 9 hours straight, which made me happy about my 7 hours of sleep (even though I did get up 4 times to check on him).
It was just a perfect Christmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Four Long Months

Oh how time flies. Christian turned four months old on Saturday. It is crazy to think it has been that long, but then angain it feels so much longer.

We went to his 4 month check up and ear infection follow up appointment today. His ear infection is better, but now he has one in his other ear. That kinda explained why he had been crying all morning and has been a little fussy lately.

He is now 15lbs 12oz and 25.25 inches long, which outs him at 60% for both. We still have to work on rolling over and soon crawling. We also have to work on sleeping through the night. I know they say not to compare, but it's so hard not to. Adelaide slept through the night and rolled over at 3 months, then crawled at 4 and a half. I know he will get there, they say boys develope slower.

He is still my sunshine and such a sweet, happy baby.

Monday, December 14, 2009

When you thought I wasn't looking.....

Matt sent this to me today. I have read it before, but that doesn't mean it touches my heart any less.


A message every adult should read because children
are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind
to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't
feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking'