Sunday, December 30
David LOVES his Daddy. And since I love him as well, it all works out very nicely. Honestly, Grant is soo good with our little guy. Not only is he so fun and goofy, he is loving tender and affectionate. I love to watch them interact and cannot wait to see how the Lord will grow their relationship over the years. Here are some pics of the two of them playing...
Morning ESPN Ritual
Daddy is funny!!!
Morning ESPN Ritual
Daddy is funny!!!
Posted by elizabeth at 10:37 AM
Friday, December 28
Wednesday, December 26
David has a clear favorite: His Daddy. They are hilarious together and already the best of friends. Try as I might, David never laughs at me like he does his daddy. If you know Grant, then you understand why this is the case. Grant is still a kid and a pure goofball. The term "freak" has become a term of endearment in our marriage because Grant is always doing something bizarre for a laugh. I'm pretty relieved for Grant to have David to entertain because now I don't have to entertain Grant's weird whims. All of this makes for a fabulous Daddy though. Grant works a lot, so we aren't used to having him around for the daily baby routine. After this holiday week, it is going to be hard getting used to it just being the two of us again. Especially because David doesn't cry during his bath or diaper changes when Daddy is home. This week David never cried during or after his bath. He even laughed while having his diaper changed by his Daddy. Oh, we will miss Dad for sure!!
Posted by elizabeth at 10:41 AM
Our guy LOVES his sleep. And I mean LOVES it. He has been sleeping through the night since he was 7 weeks old and now he is sleeping about 10 hours a night! You know your baby loves sleep when YOU have to wake him up Christmas morning AFTER 8 o'clock. He puts himself to sleep throughout the day like clockwork. Sleeps through football games, church services, and just about anything else. He takes 3 hour naps twice a day and cat naps embetween them all. It's unbelievable. It's almost as if he is a narcoleptic. For example, he may wake up from his morning nap around 1130. Let's say I need to shower, so I put him back in the crib around 1215 and he falls asleep AGAIN! We joke that we should not have a second child because it will probably come out screaming and never sleep a day in its little life. But for now, we are getting some precious sleep. He loves his morning nap so much I usually have to wake him up to run my errands before his afternoon nap. When I go to wake him up, he is certainly not happy and tends to bury his face in the bed while covering his head with his hands. Who knew an infant could exhibit such adolescent behavior. He's a funny little guy.
Posted by elizabeth at 10:17 AM
Sunday, December 9
I am thankful to have our first Christmas while David is so young and frankly, oblivious. I need more time to pray through teaching David about Christmas and what all it means for Christians. I want him to enjoy the childhood fantasy of Santa Clause and all that comes along with his little imagination for sure. Even so, I am burdened by the world's attempt to steal the true significance Christmas holds for God's people. How do I teach my child that Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the fulfillment of prophecy, and the love of a perfectly merciful and just God in the midst of all that the world has done to dilute this truth? How do I teach him that Christmas is about a perfect child born to bring salvation to the world when he is surrounded by presents solely meant for him? These are things I need to understand better how to convey to David as a parent and I need more time before he understands. Of course, I grew up with Santa and gifts on Christmas and never once questioned the meaning of Christmas. I will rest in the fact that God will win David's heart and equip me to train him up in the truth. I pray that a fictional holiday character will not steal from our family during such a sacred time as Christmas.
Posted by elizabeth at 1:30 PM
Friday, December 7
These are some photos from my homemade Christmas photoshoot of David. I have not posted what I actually chose for our Christmas card, but I thought a few of the others would be fun for the blog. After I get the cards done and mailed, I will post the official Christmas pic here for sure!
Someone looks extra cute in his Christmas PJ's!!!
(keep scrolling, there is another new post below)
Posted by elizabeth at 11:42 AM