Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
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.
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!
Linking with: Shell
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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
July 18th – Cuddling with daddy after riding in the Moby wrap for a walk.
July 19th – Chilling at the beach. We had dinner at Crabby Bills followed by some beach time.
July 20th – Ky with his Great Aunt Lee at our favorite local restaurant, the Silver Lining Cafe.
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 23rd – Watching a Concert at a local winery.
July 24th – Enjoying online church while cuddling with grandpa.
July 25th – Grandma Cheri and Grandpa Ron have to return to Pittsburgh :-(
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 27th – This is one of my favorites. Enjoying tummy time.
July 28th – Dylan reading one of his favorites from when he was a kid.
July29th- We had friends over for the evening & Kyton was great!
July 30th- Sometimes its too hard just to pick one favorite image from the day.
August 1st – He sort of fell asleep lying across me.
August 2nd – This is what I get to see every morning. He cuddles with me in bed after Dylan goes to work.
August 3rd – Lying on his new quilt made for him by his Great Aunt Gail
August 4th – Chilling in bed. He’s getting so big!
August 5th – Sometimes I set him in the tub while rinsing out his dipes.
August 7th – He loves drums, and any song with a beat. Maybe he’ll end up a drummer like his daddy.
August 8th – Dylan came home to this…
August 9th – Last day with Daddy before our trip.
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 11th – lying on my blanket from when I was a baby at my parents house.
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 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 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 15th – A visit with Jessica & Pacey
August 16th – Visiting Jenny.
August 17th – Visited Ashley in Canal Fulton. Went for a hike with Alison. Enjoying the outdoors with grandma.
August 18th- Visited the Nichols today & went for a walk in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
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.
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
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?
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. )
his sweet face when he sleeps
What do you love about a new baby?