Thursday, February 26, 2009

Valentine's Day, Today, and Everything In between

Well here's the scoop on this last month...some of the scoop anyhow...

Valentine's Day was really nice. Jared is just the best! He sent me beautiful roses and he bought me a pair of running shorts. He knows what to do!
The morning of Valentine's Day we made crepes with all kinds of yummy fruit and whip cream. It's Jared's favorite. :0)
His gift for Valentine's Day was a new cell phone that he picked out.
It turned out to be a really nice day.

Hmmm...what else? Christian's new thing is grabbing his feet. He loves to pull them up and play with his toes! I'll throw a couple of cute pics in so you can see.
Oh, and the pictures with the probably are wanting an explanation hu? This kid has more pooh than any kid I know! If you know Christian, he poops a lot! Like a few times a day is normal for him.
I thought that with solid food, comes solid bowel movements. I assumed that since we had started feeding him baby food and cereal twice a day, we should be safe from blowouts. That is not the case come to find out. He had two poopy diapers earlier today and then, wham! Here comes another one mom. It was awful! I mean, where does it all come from?? I was SO close to cutting his close off him to avoid getting poop everywhere! But I didn't...should have, but I didn't! There was blow out from heck to breakfast! Oh my goodness. I left the clothes for Jared to rinse out. I just couldn't do it.

Can you tell that I am a stay at home mom and that my life revolves around my child? Haha! The topics that are up for discussion when you start having kids is unreal. I never thought I would be writing about my child's bowel movements in a million years!

Oh my. I am so bad. I should be preparing for my lesson in Relief Society that I have to give this Sunday! I better get crackin'. Sorry I can't write more. I know you want to hear more about Christian and his B.M.'s. (haha!)

Catch ya later!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Zoo

I have been absolutely horrible at keeping this thing updated!

Okay, this is way too long for anyone to read this. I promise I wont be offended if you don't read and just scroll to the pictures. That's the fun part anyway!

We had a really great time spending Christmas vacation in Utah with family & friends. It was fun to show Christian off to his grandparents, aunts and uncles. It went by way too fast! I was sad that I wasn't able to get together with some good friends-you know who you are!
I'll post some pictures so you can see a little of what we were up to when we visited Utah.

Recently Jared and I took Christian to the zoo. The zoo is in Memphis and it is huge! We were there for 4 or 5 hours I think. It really is a nice zoo, I look forward to taking Christian more often when he can get really exctied about the animals.
It was so much fun! Christian slept a bit of the time but when he was awake, it was fun to take pictures with him and try and get him to look at the animals. I'll make sure I post some pictures so you can see.

Lets see....what is new? Christian is now almost 5 months old! He is growing at a tremendous rate. He is 18.5 lbs.! The little neighbor baby, "Ellen" down the street weighs probably 5 lbs. less than him. She was born one week after him! But I absolutely love it, I always wanted a chubby baby.
He can now roll from side to side when he is on his back and can roll from his tummy
to his back, occasionally. He dosen't have a lot of time where he is laying down. Mommy just loves to hold him! And when I'm not holding him he likes to sit in his Bumbo. (Which you see him sitting in in the pictures.)
He has been eating rice cereal for about a month now. He seems to do alright with it, but he wont really take it from me, only his daddy.
He smiles so much now! It just melts my heart to see his huge smile and hear him giggle. It is so awesome being a mom! I absolutely love it.

What about me? Well...I am starting to train for a marathon in October. I have been running at the gym with my friend Katie for about a week and a half now. Thankfully I have her to get me up in the mornings! I am not a morning person at all, so thank you Katie!!
I've have been so fortunate to have met some really wonderful friends here in Oxford. Without them I think I would go crazy staying at home with no other adult to converse with all day! Heavenly Father really has stepped in to help me. I am so grateful!

Jared is continuing another semester at Ole Miss. He seems to really enjoy the people he works with. He is so darn smart! We miss him when he is gone all day, but luckily he is so good to play when he comes home from school. So school work stays at school and daddy can be daddy when he comes home. It is so nice!

It's been wonderful weather here in Mississippi. It's been in the 60's and 70's the last week or so. So I feel sorry for ya'll (haha!:0) in Utah getting the snow. I do not miss that! With the weather being so nice, I wish I could take Christian out a little. But he has been sick with bronchiolitis and an ear infection. Yuck. Poor kid. He just started on some antibiotics so he is well on his way to a speedy recovery...I hope! He sure doesn't sleep much when he isn't feeling well, so that means mommy doesn't sleep either!

Well hopefully I can do better at keeping this thing updated, now that I am home and back into my routine.

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying life. We love and miss you all!

Kristin,Jared & Christian.