Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorial Day

Not sure what was funny, but they were all laughing! Grandpa, Evan and Greatgrandma White.
His faithful little thumb!
Daddy and Evan chillin'!
Pool time!
We had a very slow Memorial day weekend. On Monday we had a cookout at my in-laws. We had a delicious meal and of course Evan enjoyed time in the pool. Evan stayed the night with them Sunday because I was feeling very poorly. Every time he sees a pool he wants to get in! He has been sleeping and eating a lot better lately. We are so thankful for both!

Friday, May 23, 2008

I'm an Aunt again!

Jonathan and Tonya just welcomed their first son into the world. Tyler Mark Slagenweit arrived via c-section weighing in at 7lbs 3ozs and 20 inches long.

Swimming and 11 Months Old!

I can hardly believe it, but Evan will be 11 months old tomorrow! It seems like yesterday that we were looking at him for the first time! He is growing so much. He's very tall and we think he weighs about 20 pounds now. He is eating regular table food and loving it! He loves chicken and any kind of potatoes (sweet or white). We're still working on the green veggies. Of course he still love his Nilla wafers and club crackers for snack. Since I last posted we took him off all medication again. For some reason the antacids act as an appetite suppresant for Evan. It doesn't make sense to the Dr. or to us. So far his reflux has stayed in check. We're praying it will continue to do so and he'll not need any further treatment for it. He is trying to walk which has resulted in some bruises. He is such a happy little guy! We have learned that Evan loves water. Well, actually we've know it since he was little. Even when he was a newborn he loved to have his bath and hair washed. Since we live in FL there are pools at basically every home. I am determined to teach Evan how to swim while he still has no fear of the water. We have been working on completely submerging him. He does really well as you can see. A little disoriented when he first comes up, but not freaking out. He has even started kicking his legs as if he's starting to understand that's how to move in the water.

Friday, May 9, 2008

A Mother is...

A Mother is someone who loves us no matter what. Someone who is always there, just a phone call away. Someone who shares our joy and cries with us over our sorrows. A Mother is someone who loves us so much she is willing to correct and discipline us when we need it. A Mother is the glue that holds a family together.
Ever since I was old enough to remember, when you asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say "a Mom". As of ten months ago that dream became a reality. Being a Mom is everything I dreamed it would be and more. I can't begin to put into words the emotion that comes with being a mom. The love that I feel is beyond amazing! It is such a great privilege and responsibility that God has given Mother's. I pray daily that God would give me the strength and wisdom to be the Mother I need to be.
Growing up I had some awesome examples to follow. The first being my Mom. The older I get the more I realize how blessed I am to have my Mom. In the past few years with all her physical trials I have tried to never take one moment for granted. I've always said if I can be half the woman my Mom is I would be happy. Mom is somewhat quiet with such incredible strength. She has always been there for her family and that's no easy task with four kids! I have never heard her complain even when I know things have been tough for her. She truly lives her faith. It is evident in her everyday life. Today I can honestly say she is one of my best friends. Thank you Mom for your example and unconditional love! Thank you for putting God first and living your faith for all to see! I love you!

"Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
“Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all.”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates."
Proverbs 31:28-31 NASB

My incredible Mom!

Sleeping Beauty and my handsome son!
Mother and Daughter.
One of my examples of a Godly mother. Grandma Slagenweit a few months before she went to be with Jesus! How I miss her!