Friday, August 25, 2017

10 Months Old

At 10 Months Old, Johnny: 
  • is walking along furniture... I have a feeling he's going to start walking sooner than his sisters did! 
  • likes lots of foods now - bananas, yogurt and green beans are favorites
  • loves dancing (aka bouncing up and down) anytime there's music on, which is frequently since his sisters love dancing too
  • got his first haircut! He did so great - I couldn't believe it. Except now he looks super grown up  =(
  • still has no teeth - poor guy
  • gives kisses, which mommy loves!! Especially since he's showing less interest in cuddling lately... sighhh

Getting so big!

He loves the water! We've spent lots of time at the pool this HOT summer 


Sitting very still!

So handsome (and about to fall asleep - it was nap time!)

Compliments of Daddy and his crazy posed pictures

If Johnny finishes his bottle and isn't ready to go to sleep, he'll toss it out of the crib and start fussing (not sure what he thinks that will get him??)...  here he is trying to shove it down between the crib & wall 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

9 Months Old

At 9 Months Old, Johnny: 
  • has no teeth yet! He's shown signs of teething for probably 6 months... I'm getting pretty anxious to see some pop through
  • still loves eating, but he hasn't ventured out too much beyond baby food. I think the textures weird him out... we'll just keep trying!
  • is still doing an army crawl, but is SO fast at it. I'm kinda hoping it will slow him down to crawl on all fours   =)
  • is going to need his first haircut soon... it's hanging over his ears and starting to fall down into his eyes 
  • loves cupboards, the dishwasher, the fridge, the entertainment center... everything we don't want him to play with

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Big Move

Well most of you know by now, but we have moved from Colorado Springs to Oklahoma City! John took a job with YouVersion (the company that makes the Bible application for smartphones, tablets, etc) and they relocated us to Edmond, OK where their central offices are. So in a very quick and chaotic few months we accepted a job, put our house up for sale (having lots of house showings with 3 young kids keeps you on your toes!), house hunted in Edmond - which led to deciding to build a house and rent an apartment for the summer, sold our CO house, packed up everything - storing half of it (thank you Grant & Addie!) and moving the other half into our 3 bedroom apartment. Needless to say, it's been quite the whirlwind of emotions! It was really hard to leave CO - the close friendships we had developed there, our wonderful church, John's great-grandpa, our neighborhood that we loved... but we know, without a doubt, that this is what God has for our family right now. And knowing that has led to such an excitement about this new journey! We're part of an amazing church here that is doing incredible things for God, we've been welcomed by lots of people eager to get us connected, and John is loving his new job - which is basically to help others engage God's Word more. 

So as difficult as change is at times, I'm so thankful God isn't interested leaving us where it's comfortable. Cuz I think He's got some great plans in store for us...  HERE WE GO!

Once last run through!
Leaving the empty house - you were so good to us

Here's some pics of various goodbye moments with our precious community in CO...

The Rae Family
Our neighbor Miss Bonnie
The Burch Family
The Guthrie Family
The Cooper Family

The Cox Family

And just one last goodbye hug from Mabry   =)
Our small group of four years hosted a wonderful last dinner for us, with these 3 dear families:
The Cartons
The Tisthammers

The Nelsons

And even though we'll get to see John's grandpa plenty... it was awful hard to say goodbye to Hoppy  

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

8 Months Old

At 8 Months Old, Johnny: 
  • is full on crawling EVERYWHERE, and is super fast (how did that evolve so quickly??? it's like he went from scooting around to speed crawling in a few days)
  • passes up all of his toys, in search of anything that his sisters play with
  • doesn't really care for bottles much, unless it's time for bed - otherwise he just wants food
  • thinks Kate is hysterical - she doesn't have to try very hard to get him belly laughing 
  • is getting long! He hasn't had a checkup, so I don't know exactly how tall he is - but his feet are almost hanging out of his car seat

Look at him eyeing those letters   =) 
He's super fast... unless he gets stuck in this position
Those cute red cheeks! (And the cuties in the background, too)
First time swinging!

A very rare instance of falling asleep in Mommy's arms... and I loved every minute

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Birthday Girls

My sweet girls!! We had lots of fun celebrating Brooke's 2nd birthday in January and Kate's 5th birthday in April. It's pretty great that a fun cake, some balloons and party plates mean so much to kids  =)  

Brooke's "say cheeeeese" face
She was ecstatic about her Finding Dory party 

A Peppa Pig that's as big as she is!

Trying out her Minnie Mouse sleeping bag

And now it's time for bed... she's sucking her thumb, playing with her hair somewhere under her new Peppa 

A Trolls birthday party for a very important 5 year old!

Of course, it had to include a dance party... 

Add in some Trolls bingo...

and Pin the Hair on the Troll game... 

and these little girls had a ball!!  They were just too cute  =)

7 Months Old

At 7 Months Old, Johnny: 
  • sits up all on his own now
  • is doing more food and less bottles... he's a big fan of eating   =)
  • loves baths and splashes with both hands, full on the ENTIRE time
  • no longer likes being confined to his car seat or the Boppy chair... unless there's food coming
  • loves "chasing" his sisters with Daddy - just like Brooke used to do
  • is finally starting to scoot!

Getting hard to keep those letters away from him 
First Masters Golf Tournament with Daddy (& Hoppy)

What a big boy! (With very bendable ears...)

Posing with his "Johnny Tractor" from Aunt Bonnie  =)

A scary dinosaur chasing his sisters!

September 2015 - Brooke & Daddy chasing Kate