Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Not Quite Sure What To Do ;)

Tonight I find myself on one of those rare occasions where I have the evening all to myself. My boys...all 3 of them...are tucked in bed, and it is only a bit past 7:45! I am really not quite sure what to do as it is a rare, dare I say treat (!) to have a night to do whatever I want! For now I suppose I will do some catching up on this blog diary of mine!

For those of you who have noticed a lack in posts these last few weeks it was due to our extended stay away from home for the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays. It just so happened that our dear Dr. Aldape had an elective rotation wedged in between two of the busiest and joyous holidays of the year, and it just so happened that the rotation was located within a stones throw away from our families, and thankfully I had a free schedule, *wink*, so the boys and I came with him...gotta love being a stay at home mom! ;)

We are now back home and getting into the swing of things again, which is always nice, and of course a little bittersweet since we are missing our family. BUT, we have lots of wonderful memories that we will keep with us until we're able to make some more. AND, we sure did miss our "Dear W's" it's nice to be here in the same town again with them! (We love you, Whitehurst Family!)

Of course I have lots of pics to post, but I think that I will wait for another day to do that. For now I am going to enjoy doing whatever it is that I come up with to do...maybe I will just do nothing, haha, wouldn't that be a change! ;)


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

{7} In Heaven

This past Sunday, December 19, 2010 was our precious Gideon's 7th Heaven Birthday...can you believe it...7 years?...seems like just yesterday he was still a precious little life squirming happily inside of my tummy. Seems like just yesterday, and also at the same time it seems lifetimes ago. So much has happened since then, and yet I can still recall the smell of his sweet baby-scent, can feel the softness of his precious little cheeks, and can remember the lines and curves of his beautiful little body. I remember it all, and not unlike another young mother from long ago I have treasured it all in my heart, every little memory that makes up our precious Gideon James.

We went to visit the Gideon and Daniel at the grave site Sunday and as always it was bittersweet. So strange to see our two live sons next to the markers of our sons who have passed away. To think, we could have had 4 precious little dudes running around with us right now, how amazing would that have been?!! We got to "introduce" Eli to his two biggest brothers, and told Johnathan again about them. He even waved good-bye to them when we left.

Precious, precious Gideon. We love you so much. Oh to know the glories that you are surrounded with each moment. Hold onto your little brother, and keep him close until we are all joined together in Heaven. Have a most blessed Christmas with the Savior of the World, who was born as a baby in a manger, and lived as a man among us, who died for the sins of the entire world, and resurrected to conquer death and bring LIFE to all!

Happy Birthday, sweet boy. Mama, Dada, Daniel, the Angel Babies, Johnathan and Eli all love you so very much.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Finally, Some Food!!!

Well, this past weekend I started to give Eli his first taste of baby cereal...sure he's almost 7 months, and I could have started this about 3 months ago, but I held off until he could sit reasonably well on his own in the high chair, and guess what???...the little dude LOVES to eat "real" food!!! It's crazy! Johnathan took a while to get used to eating more solid food, but Eli is catching on pretty quick, and anytime he sees food he wants it, haha! Seriously, today we were at Chick-Fil-A and Eli threw a fit until I gave him a waffle fry to chew that normal??? He already is loving to gum on little teething crackers, has tried sort of chewing on some toast, has gummed a few chips and will try to grab any food item and shove it in his little mouth! I am going to the store in a bit to get him some more baby 1st foods...veggies and fruits and maybe some more teething crackers...he really likes those!

Anyways, just thought I'd update with what my little sweet boy has been up to. If he's anything like his big brother he'll have a real healthy appetite. I have a feeling that our grocery bill will be getting maxed out soon! I wonder what they'll be like when they're teenagers! Yikes!

Happy Tuesday!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Eli: {6} Months

We sure have been busy bees lately, and with the hustle and bustle of the holidays it has been hard to set aside time to get on this ol' blog...but, I just HAD to update it with little mister Eli's 6 month stats...especially since I know I will forget them if I don't write them down, haha! (Sorry, Eli, I'm just trying to keep things real!) ;)

Last week at his 6 month check-up Eli was 25 and 1/4 inches long, weighed 16 pounds, 5 ounces and his little noggin' was 17.5 inches. According to one growth chart calculator that I looked up Eli is in the 22nd percentile for height, 52nd percentile for weight, and the 90th percentile for head, it sounds like he's a short, tubby little dude with a pumpkin head! ;) He must have lots of brains in there like his big brother! ;)

This pic was taken at Thanksgiving. It is my sweet sister, Gail and her son Cole posing with me and sweet lil' Eli in our BabyHawks.

We love you, precious Eli! Happy {belated} 6 month birthday!