Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

This was the 1st Mother's Day that we have all been together as a family.  With me working and with medical something has always come up so we were never all together.  This year I figured the same thing would happen, but Jim had an unexpected day off!  It was wonderful.  Jim let me sleep in which was wonderful!  While I was sleeping he had both kids downstairs making me a card.  Samantha was so proud of it.  Samantha traced all the letters on the card and help Jim cut out the hands & feet.  She was so excited!  I was very impressed with Jim's creativity in this.  We had a very relaxing day and got a lot of little things done around the house.  I love my kids to death!  There are days they drive me crazy, but I wouldn't change anything for the world!  I love that fact that I can be a stay at home mom and share moments with Samantha & Nicholas.  Thank you Jim for allowing me to be home with the kids and enjoying all of these moments with the kids!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Nicholas' Baptism

A couple of weeks ago, we had scheduled a weekend off for Jim so that we could get Nicholas' baptized.  It was very important for us to do this for a couple of reasons.  One, we wanted to show family & friends that we are committed to raising Nicholas in a Christian home. Secondly, the Pastor at our church was retiring and we really wanted him to baptize Nicholas.  Pastor Howard has been a mentor to Jim for years. Jim grew up at Calvary his entire life.  Pastor Howard was there when Jim made Profession of Faith and I reaffirmed my Profession of Faith.  Pastor Howard married us and Samantha was baptized at Calvary.  So it was only fitting that Nicholas was baptized at Calvary with Pastor Howard.  We had a wonderful service and all of our family was able to be there.  Samantha did a great job up in front of church as well.  I was kind of nervous, because she always wants to go up there and do her ballerina moves, so I was nervous she was going to start dancing across stage while Nicholas was being baptized.  She did great she stood right next to me and watched the whole thing.  She did manage to get a couple of twirls in during prayer!  She was wearing her big pink polka dot dress that twirled very nicely!  She was excited she was able to do that and yes I did hear a few chuckles from the congregation during her twirls.  Oh well, she is 3 1/2 and she is allowed to do that :)
After church we all went back to my in-laws from lunch, coffee & cake.  It was nice to be able to spend time with extended family and friends.  Nicholas did very well the entire day and he looked so handsome.  His baptism outfit will be his 6 month pictures and I can't wait for Jim to take those!
Thank you to all of our family for the continued love & support through everything and for helping us raise both Samantha & Nicholas with Christian values and morals.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

6 months

Weight - 20 lbs - 90%
Height - 27.5 inches - 90%

This last month has been such a fun month!  He is rolling all over the place and is sitting up.  I still have to put pillows around him so he doesn't hit his head when he tries moving and falls over!  He is now getting cereal at all 3 meals and is eating many different foods.  Apples, pears, avacados, bananas, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, and peas.  So far everything has been good and no reactions to anything. He is wearing 9-12 month clothes and sleeping well at night with an occasional wake up for a little feeding but then goes right back down.  He is asleep by 8pm and usually up and ready to go for the day around 730am and will have 2-3 naps a day.  He is always smiling and has such a great personality.  Very rarely will you hear him cry.  He now has 1 tooth and a couple more are right there ready to pop through! Overall Nicholas you are a great baby and your sister loves you to pieces!  Every once in a while Samantha will say to me, "Mommy when Nicholas breaks can we get a baby sister?"  Nicholas you will never break!  I promise you that!  Your sister is having fun with you and showing you how to use your new toys.
Mommy & Daddy love you!