Saturday, October 27, 2007

Lil' Red Raider

We took Will to his first Texas Tech football game today. He had a lot of fun and did really good! Raider Red came down the stairs next to where we were sitting and literally picked Will up from out of the crowd. It was very exciting! Chris was holding him and wasn't sure if he should hand him over or not, so he looked at me and said, "What do I do?" I said, "GIVE HIM TO HIM!" I mean talk about the perfect photo opportunity for his first ever TTU football game! Yet another reason why I'm glad I keep a camera in the diaper bag.

His shirt says Lil' Red Raider.

We have had and are still having a very eventful weekend, so I'll have to blog about everything else later.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

New Trick

Will's new trick at 3 months old is....standing!

I like to sit him up in the corner of the couch like this to take pictures of him...

Yesterday, he decided he would rather stand in the corner of the couch. Sitting is for babies. Here he is pushing himself up...

And he's standing at once...

Aren't these pictures hilarious, by the way?

Here are some other things I need to remember about him:

- He is smiling all the time now. It really doesn't take much to get him to smile when he's in the mood. We'll catch him smiling in his carseat at his toy that hangs from the bar.

- My mom and Chris have both gotten some pretty good laughs out of him this last week. Chris can really get him giggling and it is so cute. He's also laughed a few times when I'm laughing.

- He has rolled over a few times. I don't think he has ever done it intentionally, though. The first time was a few weeks ago. I put him on his tummy for tummy time and as soon as I put him down, he pushed up on his hands and rolled over. He's never done that again. Then he did it a couple of times in a row at my parent's house this week. I was changing his diaper on the couch and when I was finished, I just played with him there for a few minutes. He rolled over towards the back of the couch a few times, but I think he probably just did it because it was slanted that way a little and made it easier to rollover. I haven't seen him even attempt to try when he is playing in the floor.

- He follows me around the room with his eyes....especially if I'm talking. He's done this for awhile now.

- He has grown out of 2 of his 0-3 month pajamas, but he can still wear all of his other 0-3 month clothes. Hopefully he will fit into his 3-6 month clothes when it gets really cold.

- He still loves the bath. When he gets fussy right before bedtime, all we have to do is turn on the bath water and he instantly calms down. Even though he still loved it, he was getting too big for the hammock in his aquarium tub, so we took that part out. He doesn't seem as comfortable in the tub without the hammock, so we're in the market for a new one, but I haven't found anything I like. Any suggestions?

- He loves getting his diaper changed. Chris and I have pretty much decided that he loves anything that has to do with us "pampering" him. He's even started holding his legs up on his own.

- He sings along with me when I sing to him. Maybe he'll turn out to be a better singer than Chris and me. He may need some better influences though.

We have videos of a lot of these things. Maybe someday Chris will put them on the computer and I can share them here (hint, hint).

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Jesus Saves

I love the song, Embracing Accusation, on Shane & Shane's new cd. So good and so true.

You can listen to it on my myspace page or if you're not friends with me, you can listen to it on their myspace page. And you can read the lyrics here.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Got milk?

It's good, I promise.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Christmas Came Early

Will has been learning a lot of new things lately, like how to grip onto his keys and hit himself in the face with them over and over. It doesn't seem to bother him though. Chris has been wanting to buy Will toys for the longest time, but I always ruin the fun by saying that he won't be able to play with them for awhile so we might as well wait to buy them. He has a few toys that people have given him, but not near enough according to Chris. So with his new found skills, I decided it was time to buy him a few more toys to play with. Friday night we headed out to go shopping for toys and it just so happened that Babies R Us opened that day...perfect. I've actually been there three times already. I think we spent at least 30 minutes on the toy aisle, but we did get him some pretty fun stuff. The only bad thing is that Chris likes the toys that make A LOT of noise. Rattles don't bother me, but giggling ducks just about drive me crazy. We compromised though and I picked out a couple of toys I liked and Chris picked out a couple he liked.

Then, on a whim, we decided to buy the Rainforest Jumperoo. Chris and I both really love it and I'm sure Will will love it soon enough. I think he's a little intimidated by it right now, but he does enjoy staring at the birds hanging from the top.

Hanging out with his friends in the rainforest.

Those keys wore him out!

This last picture was taken after church today. He looked so big and cute. I can't believe I actually caught him smiling a little bit. He has been smiling and laughing a ton lately and I can't get enough of it. I will do anything for those smiles....even lick a Target basket (right, Kristin?). You'll have to ask me about that later as it really can't be explained here, but let me just say that it was disgusting.

When I was pregnant and first found out I was having a boy, several moms told me that boys love their mommies sooo much. I have definitely found this to be true. He loves his daddy too, but when I talk to him and especially when I sing to him, he just smiles and laughs and talks and I feel like he just wants to give me a huge hug and tell me how much he loves me. I think this will change as he gets older and figures out how much his daddy wants to play with him!

Okay, one more picture of him really smiling for me! I keep my little digital camera in the diaper bag just for moments like this. We were actually at the mall, standing in line at Chick-fil-a. I felt a little silly taking pictures of him in the middle of the mall, but I couldn't resist.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Ladies Man

Will had some friends over to play last week. They were all older women. Coincidence? I'm not so sure! What can I say? He's just a ladies man!

Madelyn giving Will sweet kisses.

Ava wanted to get in on the action....don't think Madelyn's too happy about that! Will is hanging his head in shame - he pooped all over himself earlier in the day and embarassed himself in front of all the pretty girls!

Madelyn, Ellie, Will, and Ava

Abi was having some fun of her own!