Tomorrow Weston will be 3 months old tomorrow and he is getting cuter and chubbier by the day! We love squeezing his little pudgy parts and kissing his smiley cheeks! He is very responsive now and I even got a giggle out of him today by tickling his belly. We are very excited for my family to come visit next week and for my sister to finally be able to hold him! She had to go back to Texas before Weston was out of the hospital so Auntie time is definitely over due. Weston is sleeping like a champ at night and I survived putting him in the nursery for the first time at church. There is something so wrong about leaving your precious bundle with complete strangers, but it must be done! :) what a wonderful 3 months it has been
The Americana in Glendale- lots of parking, lots of comfy benches and couches for nursing, the Coffee Bean for mom and great scenery with jazzy music to boot! Now if we could just get them to control the outdoor temp to about 70 it would be perfect!
We are driving home from a wonderful weekend with our family. Quoting my mom in law, " nothing is better than being together with family and of course, good food!" This weekend was full of baby cuddling, laughing ( mostly at the antics of our darling niece) and spending time together. We have been so blessed by the Lord and are so grateful for His gifts to us. The biggest blessing right now is the health of our newest little niece and her recovering mommy. What a joy to live close enough to be a part of these wonderful days. Every good gift is truly from above and we thank God for daily sustaining us and allowing us to enjoy life, even in a sin filled world! The pic is figs three ways as an appetizer one of the nights! My mom in law LOVES figs and was given a bunch that we needed to eat, so we brainstormed some delicious ways to enjoy them: figs with Parmesan honey and fresh Rosemary, figs with bluecheese and peach preserves and figs on a Ginger thin with goat cheese. Yum yum
Andrew's sister brought little Ava Grace into the world 2 days ago! My mother in law sent me this pic of her adorable face- look at all her lovely dark hair! We are SO excited to meet our new little niece this weekend. Joy is going to be such a wonderful big sister as she has literally been practicing with her baby dolls. She has mastered the infant car seat! Don't worry mom, Joy can buckle Ava in good and tight if your hands are full! We love you and Weston can't wait to meet his new cousin!
Today Andrew Weston and I got some much needed r&r. By 4 pm we were all still in our pjs! Still battling our colds, though we are now on the winning team, we decided to stay home all day. I made buttermilk waffles for breakfast at noon and we listened to both morning and evening services via live stream on the computer! It was nice to be home together even under the circumstances, but we defintely missed the personal fellowship with our Grace family. I am so thankful for technology and that we were able to sing with the Martins and enjoy the preaching of our pastor in our pjs next to the tissues :) ( and no one could see how lovely we looked! Ha ha)
Instead of Mr. Smiley this is the sad little face I have gotten all week! We all came down with colds after our awesome retreat in Newport Beach and then my poor baby received his first round of shots on Tuesday! He sounds hoarse from all the crying and I think I have ruined too many of his clothes trying to administer the bright pink baby tylenol ! Why they make it that color is beyond me! But God is so faithful and has given me the strength to make it through and we all are on the mend. But Weston has definitely grown! He is still small for his age but the doctor was very happy with his growth. Our big boy is now 9lbs 12oz and 22 inches :)
Andrew is just finishing his 3rd hamburger for the day... You would think a retreat focusing on the heart would make him want to take better care of his, but maybe not! We come home tomorrow, guess what we're not having!
We can't believe that 2 months have gone by already. It seems that it has always been the 3 of us here and we don't know what we did before Weston was born. Our life is full and we love everyday that God has blessed us with our little guy! He changes so much each day and watching him develop has been so much fun. He loves to look around at things now and has found his hand to suck on. He loves windows and doors, his bouncy chair and the fan. He doesn't like his swing, to have his diaper changed and to be left out of the fun! Next week he will get his first round of shots and I am feeling a little apprehensive. But we get to finally see how much he weighs now and how much he has grown. Clothes are fitting him better and we love kissing his little filled out cheeks! Here are some fun recent pics of our little man He likes to sit in his seat and look around