So, we had this idea, that while we were down on the coast a week ago, we would get together with Josee, Jeremy and their son Joe (He's the one in green) as well as Travis, Rosie and their son Spencer (He's the one in the plaid shirt) and to take pictures of the three boys together. To top it off, we had these little foam balls at the house that were from three different sports, so each of them could hold a different ball. It was overdone and cute, but a good idea... the execution of the idea wasn't the greatest. We had a very limited time when we were all together and all three of the boys were awake. The problems began when Spencer decided he wanted to get home and started to cry, we got him a bit ok with it by distracting him with some noise maker and by then, David decided that he had had enough of leaning up against Spencer and all the commotion and started to cry too, meanwhile Joe, the oldest, just got majorly confused by the whole ordeal and didn't even want to sit close to the other two. At the end, this was the best we could manage. It worked, but not quite what our concept was. That sort of sums up the last little while.
The whole idea of the trip as a whole was to make a low impact trip down to the coast which would have a baby shower, a trip to Ikea and a trip to church in it. The rest of the weekend, we were just going to rest by the pool(albeit with some major shade for David). Well, like the pictures, it didn't quite go as we had planned. The shower ended up being a all-weekend affair, with people randomly showing up, talking for a bit, wanting to meet David, and all of that. Plus the actual shower, for those that could make the scheduled time. So the weekend started to fill up, with that and a bunch more that started to get put into the whole weekend down there. By the end, it was a good weekend, but not quite what we had thought it would be. Luckily, David handled all the craziness and attention very well, which was nice, and the whole trip turned out to be a lot of fun.
So don't get too set on the concepts and initial plans and life can be pretty sweet.
Friday, August 18, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Hey everyone, just thought we would throw another post on here. So here is David doing his fierce "I am a jungle cat ready to pounce" look. He is truly a formidable opponent to anyone unwise enough to challenge his might.
Seriously though, he is quite a force when he doesn't agree with what Katherine eats. As we have been lucky enough to discover, he doesn't like wendy's food (not a huge surprise) and he also doesn't like potato Salad. Spicy food in general is a bit of a risk, which is sad, but he is worth the loss of my tasty Picante dishes for a while.
Besides that, not a lot of news. David has gotten the chance to meet a lot of relatives and friends lately, which has been really great. The down side is that his schedule has not been the most stable, which is a bit of a complication to him being the calm, peaceful child we have often enjoyed. Luckily he bounces back quickly and within two feeds or so, he is all good again. So we really don't have much to complain about.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Well, David is going to be two weeks tomorrow. It's amazing how fast time has gone. Now that David is here, I can't imagine life without him. He is still the cutest baby in the whole world, which even other people are starting to realize.
One of Davids habits is that he loves to have his hands up by his face. We think that it's because he probably had his hands there before he was born, and got used to it then, but it lends itself to some pretty cute pictures. Of course it's hard not to think of every one of the pictures as cute.
David has already fallen victim to the fact that he is a PK. He has already been used as a sermon illustration for me, where I talked about bathing him and him crying because he didn't understand what was going on. This of course led to a pluthera of helpful advice on bathing babies ;), but what can you do.
I find myself staring at him when I hold him, just in wonder at what God has given us. And for some reason, Katherine and I both find his ears to be very cute. It's wierd, but it's true. The strangest part is that others have also said that, unprompted by us.
Maybe it's just the new parent pride that is already so rampant in this blog post, meh. Whichever it is, I'm ok with it.