Thursday, January 28, 2010

There's only one guy like mine.

Tomorrow is his birthday, and this is what I found under my pillow last night.

Yesterday was 28 days 'till my 28th birthday. Yes, I'm spoiled.

There was chocolate inside.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Butler's 1st Portrait

"After that, He was seen of James;"
1 Corinthians 15:7

As Butler is two months old today, I figured I should probably post his one month picture sooner than later. In this picture, he was 1 month and 4 days old, but that was just because it was easier for me to take him in on a Saturday when Sir could watch the other kids than for me to drag all four of them in on the actual 1 month anniversary.

Because of the holidays, I think the photography places work faster to process pictures. In any case, the pictures were ready for pick up in ten days as opposed to the usual 3 weeks. This was really nice, since it helped me make up a bit of time catching up on getting my kids' photographs sent out to family.

At one month old, Butler was smiling in response, and would even smile at you in order to get you to play with him. He was getting better at sleeping, but still hadn't figured out that ALL night is for sleeping. At his first check up, he had gained 2 pounds and grown almost an inch.

Now Butler is 'goo'ing and 'uhh'ing at anyone he can capture for a conversation. It's so much fun to watch him. Especially when he gets really excited and tries with every bit of him to make a more 'difficult' sound like 'gee' or 'buh'. He smiles even more easily than before, and has the funnest sense of humour. If he finds something funny, his right eyebrow will raise slightly and he'll crack a half-smile. Sometimes I think he's almost trying to hide his amusement, because he can really beam the smiles when he wants to. And he almost laughs - he gets all the actions right, but doesn't come up with any sound.

Next week is his two month check up, and I know he'll have made another huge leap in the growing department. He recently outgrew another handful or two of outfits and I have a sneaking suspicion that he's too big for his size 1 diapers now too (they go up to 14lbs).

Anyway, if I go on too much longer this won't get posted until another day and I've already been working on it since Monday!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Right over my head.

Dolly: Mama, I know this is a verse, "Ask and it shall be given you."
Me - pausing from putting the other kids to bed: Very good!

(30 seconds later)

Dolly - referring to her afternoon nap: When I asked if I could get up, you said 'No.'
Me - distracted by the bedtime process: That's right - have you said good night to Daddy?

I didn't get it until Sir pointed it out to me later.
Apparently, some things aren't granted.