Sunday, November 30, 2008

6 months- November 8 (a little late)

Holden-6 months
Holden posed himself.....he put his arm on vampire pumpkin's arm.


WOW!! Where did November go?!?! It went by way too quickly!! Holden was 6 months old on November 8. He weighed 18 pounds and was 26 inches long at our doctor's visit. He is such a joy! He is sitting on his on now...we started the month with him needing a little support but now he is completely independent with sitting. He can sit and play with his toys forever. He is such a happy and social baby. Whenever we take him somewhere, he just looks around and talks to people and flirts with the ladies. yes, I have a "ladies man" on my hands. He loves to feel different textures and can give the best sugar. He also gives himself sugar on a mirror when you say "give the baby sugar." He is now in his rubber ducky bath tub and loves to play with his disco ducks that light up while taking his bath.(thanks fran!) He is so vocal now and is learning new sounds and pitches. He also loves music....guess he doesn't have much choice with parents like us! He reaches for me and for Jack(which melts our hearts) and when Jack comes in at night, Holden kicks his legs and waves his arms because he is so excited to see his daddy. He is really thinking about crawling although he hasn't quite figured out how to do it yet. He is fascinated by Wilson but the feeling is NOT mutual. Hopefully, that will change. He is reaches for everything and has quite a powerful grip...he has grabbed many handfuls of mommy's hair. He still LOVES to watch football. He will stop what he is doing to watch. Again, we are so blessed to have such a sweet and healthy baby!! I only wish I could freeze time for a bit. :) Check back for more 6 month and Thanksgiving pics. I hope to have them posted in a day or so.(atleast by Christmas..ha!ha!)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Vampire Pumpkin

Meme sent Holden a vampire pumpkin kit to decorate a pumpkin for Halloween. It was like Mr. Potato Head but with a pumpkin instead of a potato. We had a blast doing this with Holden and plan to make it a tradition each year. I made a slide show with captions...the pics are in order. Enjoy!!! Thanks Meme!!

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Holden the Goldfish

Holden was so precious in his goldfish costume. He really enjoyed watching the trick or treaters. We all sat on our front porch and gave out candy, until we ran out. We have never lived in a neighborhood with trick or treaters before so I wasn't sure how much candy I should purchase. I spent a small fortune on candy and still made a little kid cry when we ran out. I felt like such a dog!! We know now how much to buy and Jack learned not to give big handfuls of candy to each kid. Anyways, Holden's first costume experience went pretty well. Hope you enjoy seeing our lil fishy!!

"O.K. I have had enough!!"
"RELIEF!!" "Ahhh...Ilove my Halloween jammers!!"

Fran's Wedding

Mrs. Fran Strehlow
A couple of weeks ago, I was in my former roommate's wedding. Fran was such a beautiful bride, and she married a super guy!! They are a precious couple, and the wedding showed how much they loved each other, and how much they love the Lord. What a celebration!! Frannie(what i call her) and I had some fun times back in college, and I look forward to many more fun times to come!
Hubby and me at the rehearsal dinner

Wedding festivities