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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Settling into the role of Grandpa

My dad has never been a ‘baby person.’  Before my son was born I would not have thought my father would spend much time holding my son.  I have been amazed to see my dad pick up my son when he starts to fuss during tummy time.  When he became a little noisy during my grandma’s funeral my dad turned around, and grabbed him.  He does not hesitate to carry Kyton into a store, or even around Cleveland while we were going to the Indian's game.  Kyton has inherited my dad’s love of the outdoors, and calms down as soon as they get outside.  I know that when Ky gets older, he’ll have plenty of fun, but it has been fun to see them enjoying each other now. 
REMEMBERING GRANDMA (3 of 3)grandpa (1 of 1)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Two Weddings and Funeral

Since his birth 10 weeks ago, my son has attended the weddings of two friends.  The first was in Florida when he was 3 weeks old.  The second was in Ohio at 8 weeks old.  This week he attended the funeral of his Great-Grandma Swab, my last remaining grand parent. 
She was in great health until about a month ago when she had a minor stroke.  Unfortunately her time in the hospital and nursing home led to an infection, which she was unable to fight. 
I scanned old photos of my grandmother and created 10 minute slide show the looped as friends and family visited the funeral home. The photo on the left is from a wedding, and on the right was a visit last summer including myself and my two sisters.   My grandma made a point of leaving many wonderful memories and heirlooms that will be treasured.
  REMEMBERING GRANDMA (4 of 1)REMEMBERING GRANDMA (5 of 1)
As part of our weekend of remembrance we tried to do things that grandma enjoyed.  We dined at one of her favorite restaurants, ate Chinese food & went to an Indians game.  Kyton has done remarkably well during all of the events. I keep thinking that he’ll be over stimulated during an event, and sleep poorly, or cry to show his frustration, but this has not been the case.  This was Kyton’s first Baseball game & the Indians won!
REMEMBERING GRANDMA (1 of 3) REMEMBERING GRANDMA (2 of 3)


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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Two Beauties & My Boy

This weekend I photographed my cousins gorgeous twin girls & we grabbed a few shots with my boy.  This was taken just before he simultaneously punched both girls in the face!  August 21, 2011-Molly&Haylie&Kyton

 

This is what happened next.  I’m pretty sure Haylie decided she does no like boys.  Molly didn’t seen to care or notice.  (Hope I have the right name with the right girl!)August 21, 2011-Molly&Haylie&Kyton-2

My boy looks a little chubby next to the girls. Our kids are 6 weeks apart, but since they were twins they came a little early. 

I love photographing babies!

Friday, August 19, 2011

2 Months in pictures

I’m a little amazed that I remembered every day of Kyton’s second month to take a picture as I did during his first month.   Some days I had many great pictures, other day there were only a few to choose from.  I was afraid to commit before, but I’ll say it now.. My goal is to take a picture a day for his first year!  Such a big task, I hope I don’t forget!  The comments by the pictures are really more for my memory, so feel free to skim. 
July 18th – Cuddling with daddy after riding in the Moby wrap for a walk.
July 18, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
July 19th – Chilling at the beach.  We had dinner at Crabby Bills followed by some beach time.
July 19, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day 
July 20th – Ky with his Great Aunt Lee at our favorite local restaurant, the Silver Lining Cafe.
July 20, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
July21st
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July 22nd – Wearing the sweater made for him by his Great Aunt Lee.  Today we had a baby blessing service. In the hospital they offered a baby blessing & Dylan wanted to wait and have his dad, who is a pastor bless our boy.   
July 22, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day-2July 22, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day-3
July 23rd – Watching a Concert at a local winery.
July 23, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
July 24th – Enjoying online church while cuddling with grandpa. 
July 24, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
July 25th – Grandma Cheri and Grandpa Ron have to return to Pittsburgh :-(
July 25, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
July 26th – Today my boy rolled from his front to back while enjoying tummy time.  He did it twice the next day, and as of his 2 month b-day has not done it since.  (Pic below is him post roll.)
July 26, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day-2July 26, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day-3
July 27th – This is one of my favorites.  Enjoying tummy time.
July 27, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
July 28th – Dylan reading one of his favorites from when he was a kid. 
July 28, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
July29th- We had friends over for the evening & Kyton was great!
July 29, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a dayJuly 29, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day-2
July 30th- Sometimes its too hard just to pick one favorite image from the day.
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July 31st
July 31, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 1st – He sort of fell asleep lying across me.
August 01, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 2nd – This is what I get to see every morning.  He cuddles with me in bed after Dylan goes to work. 
August 02, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 3rd – Lying on his new quilt made for him by his Great Aunt Gail
August 03, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 4th – Chilling in bed.  He’s getting so big!
August 04, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 5th – Sometimes I set him in the tub while rinsing out his dipes. 
August 05, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 6th
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August 7th – He loves drums, and any song with a beat.  Maybe he’ll end up a drummer like his daddy.
August 07, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a dayAugust 07, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day-2
August 8th – Dylan came home to this…
August 08, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 9th – Last day with Daddy before our trip.
August 09, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 10th – Kyton’s first plane ride! Here we are in the airport. He did great, except for the last 10 minutes while we were landing.  Once we landed he was great.  Luckily most of the passengers were families returning from Disney so they didn’t mind too much. 
August 10, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 11th – lying on my blanket from when I was a baby at my parents house.
August 11, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 12th – Met his second cousins who came to play today. I left him with Grandma for the first time while I went to a wedding reception. He did great!  Too bad grandma does not live closer, I'd leave him more often.
August 12, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 13th – Sleeping in the pack and play.  Met more relatives today, unfortunately not under happy circumstances.  Cleaning out his great grandma’s apartment.  Today he rolled from back to front, although I’m sure this was a fluke!
August 13, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day  
August 14th – We spent the night at my uncle’s house, and he got to meet more extended family.  He even met third cousins at a reunion in Michigan. 
August 14, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 15th – A visit with Jessica & Pacey
August 15, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 16th – Visiting Jenny. 
August 16, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day
August 17th – Visited Ashley in Canal Fulton. Went for a hike with Alison.  Enjoying the outdoors with grandma. 
August 17, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day-2
August 18th- Visited the Nichols today & went for a walk in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
August 18, 2011-Kyton 2 month - pic a day

Thursday, August 18, 2011

2 months, already?

I feel like just yesterday I held my tiny 7 pound 2 ounce boy in my arms.  In fact it was two months ago.  I can’t believe it!  Sometimes I pick up my 15 pound boy and think about how big he is getting, and how he’s not the same tiny baby I met two months ago.  Other times when he snuggles tightly in my arms, I realize just how small he really is.

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I am so blessed to be able to spend the last 2 months with such a precious boy!

Check back for my 2 month in pictures post. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I love being a mom

Being a mom has been so much better than I ever expected.  There are so many moments with my son that I treasure.  Here are just a few…

seeing him smile, apparently I am hilarious… who knew?

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cuddling in the morning
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watching him learn something new. (Picture on the left, I put him down on his belly & he rolled. He did it 3 times in a few days, but has not done it since.  We’ve been trying to catch it on camera, so I’m sure that is the problem. )
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the way he finds me anywhere in the room
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his sweet face when he sleeps

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kissing those sweet baby cheeks
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the way he wraps his delicate baby hand around things
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he looks cute in everything he wears
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that we are convinced that we have the cutest baby ever!
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tummy time on us
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seeing Dylan turn into a wonderful daddy
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watching him smile in his sleep
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funny faces
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an excuse…
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to take…

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too many pictures!
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What do you love about a new baby?

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