Saturday, January 26, 2008

One more of Naomi

Somehow I missed this one the first look through my her pretty blue eyes!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Just wanted to share a few pictures of Naomi!

Fun with Cousins

We had a great time hanging out with Jamie and Naomi all the way from San Antonio this weekend! It was interesting to see Naomi and Xavier together because they are exactly one year and one day apart...kind of a preview of what he'll be doing a year from now!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

What a yummy...I mean

Thanks for the new book, Uncle Jon and Aunt Jamie! It tastes great!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Haircut #5

Yes, you read correctly. Today was haircut #5, people. I guess if you want to be technical about it, one of the haircuts was strictly a mullet removal and one came the day after another to trim it a little shorter. But this little boy has received at least 3 full haircuts! Here's the before:
(His daddy has referred to him as Sonic the Hedgehog as of late...not being a video game enthusiast myself, I don't know, but here he is...) And here's the after. He was a little worn out after haircut, bath, and Mommy putting shoes on him, hence the strange facial expression. (Erica asked me while we were in St. Louis why the one side of his hair always sticks out and the answer is...I don't know! His hair is not able to be contained or controlled. When I used to look at my own baby pictures, I wondered why my mom didn't do something with my I get it).
By the way, X is a rolling machine now! It's an odd feeling to leave him lying on a blanket to run upstairs quickly and come down and see him a few feet away! Last night, he was playing in his jungle and kept rolling over and then getting angry that he was on his stomach. Even though he is capable of rolling back, we would have to go "rescue" him.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Learning and growing

Today was a big day for Xavier. When I woke up, I found him like this. It might not look like much, but understand he was facing the opposite direction when I put him down to sleep! I suppose that leg that he got out of the swaddle blanket must have propelled him around. He has moved 90 degrees to have his legs stuck in the slats of the crib before, but this is the first time he rotated 180 degrees!

This was his reaction to his accomplishment:

Later today, he rolled over from his back to his tummy for the first time!

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Xavier misses his grandparents already! We love you!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Aunts and Uncles

One of the best parts of Christmas break was the time that Xavier had to spend with his aunts and uncles! They are all such a special part of his life and we wished we were closer so he would see you more often!! Ten year old Erica was so patient and loving with Xavier--even when he was screaming in the car on the way home from the mall! We love you all!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Month three

Dear Xavier,

Three months old! That means you are officially no longer a newborn. You sure don’t seem like that little baby we brought home from the hospital a few months ago. Your daddy told you last night that you looked like “a little human.” I think he meant that as a compliment since he still thinks other babies are weird and wonders why you are so much cooler than any other baby ever.

Celebrating your first Christmas meant that first you had to endure a LONG car ride. As worried as we were about this trip, you probably cried a total of ten minutes the whole time (although I think you’ve cried every time you’ve been put car seat since…unsure if the ride will be 5 minutes or 13 hours).

Since we arrived in St. Louis, you’ve been showered with attention and love from your grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends. You’ve done a lot of showing off for them…maybe that’s the reason you figured out how to roll over from your tummy to your back and how to walk while Daddy holds you up and how to move yourself around in circles in your activity gym. We even found you giving yourself kisses on the little hanging mirror. You didn’t let the new bed and new house affect your sleeping patterns and have continued to sleep at least 8 hours a night!

We also discovered this month that you have quite a voice! Or maybe quite a temper? You really don’t cry all that often, but when you do, everyone can hear you! I overheard someone in the mall saying “such a little baby with such a loud cry.” You and I have spent some quality time outside of church after you were demonstrating your lung capacity during Christmas services. Were you just letting me know that you aren’t really a big fan of sweater vests? Even though you sometimes hurt my ears, I’m secretly glad that you are little strong-willed and independent.

The most exciting moment of this month was when you became a baptized child of God. You were a little mixed up because most babies sleep until the pastor baptizes them and then scream, but you did the opposite! You are so blessed to have your uncle Nate and cousin Rebekah as your godparents. They already love you so much and are excited to help you grow in your faith.

Your daddy and I know that this Christmas we received the two best presents ever—and both were little babies.


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Photo Blog--365

I'm going to attempt to keep a photo blog up to date this year--with a new picture each day. Check it out:
There is also a link on the side. My sister-in-law Jamie is going to do the same thing:


We had a great Christmas although it was a little tiring at times. We celebrated Christmas Eve with my immediate family.

On Christmas Day, we got together with my dad's side of the family. This is X with his great grandma.

Xavier got lots of hugs and kisses from Naomi...she's practicing for her little brother who's on the way!

Xavier surprised us by rolling over! This is the "after" shot.

Xavier was baptized on December 30th! His godparents are his uncle Nate and cousin Rebekah. We had such a nice day with his grandma from CA coming out and my godparents from Kentucky surprising us (all of my godparents were there!)

This is Rebekah (X's godmother) and Lois (my godmother).

X got his first Cardinals hat!