Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorial Day


We had a great day yesterday at Aimee and Gary's for a Memorial Day cook-in. We had to stay in because of all the rain, but it was still great. All thru dinner I just kept thinking of how blessed we were to be sitting there enjoying our meal and games while people like Jonathan are out serving our country. They are the ones that should get to be home enjoying a nice day. We miss him so much and can't wait to see him. Elijah and I are sitting at home. Beau had to go back to work today and it sucks. He has been taking such good care of me and I'm realizing how much I need him home right now. Maybe I can call him and get him to come home. When you don't move very fast its hard to keep a crawling baby out of trouble. I also can't pick him up off the floor. That makes our day interesting. I better go he's eating paper! Does a bank statement have any nutritional value. Please say yes.

Sunday, May 20, 2007





We're crawling (for real - no more scooting) and moving toward eating solids. Elijah says "Thanks for the cookie idea Juju!) He also loves his swing. Its so relaxing!! Please keep me in your prayers, my surgery is on Thursday morning. I better go Elijah is thinking he should just crawl over Beau's gym shoes instead of around them and he's stuck.

Monday, May 14, 2007

He loves his new swing!!






Just hanging out in the front yard. Thanks Papa for our new swing!!

My first Mother's Day



I was so excited for my first Mother's Day. I tried to explain it to Beau by telling him "you don't get to remember your first Christmas or birthday, but you get to remember you're first Mother's Day". He only shrugged. I woke up to breakfast in bed with a card and chocolates (of course they were dark). Then off to church. I was so excited to hear the sermon (again: my first Mother's Day sermon). Well, Elijah usually only makes it to communion and then gets fussy. No different this time. We went back to the "training room" because it has a big window into the auditorium and speakers to hear the sermon. Usually we go back there and he calms down and falls asleep. The only problem is I have an incredibly wonderful baby who does not like to be rocked to sleep but would rather go to his bed. This is obviously a problem at church. He started crying (he never cries) as soon as the sermon began. He was climbing all over me, pullling my hair and being so loud. Then, no exageration, he fell asleep during the invitation song!!!! I missed the entire sermon. Then, since we were going out for lunch and he really needed to get some kind of a nap in, I sat in the training room in the dark with the lights off until everyone was gone from the building. So I didn't get to hear the sermon or see anyone afterwards so they could tell me "Happy First Mother's Day"! WELCOME TO MOTHERHOOD We went to Beverly and Jon's for lunch and had a wonderful time. It was hard, I wanted to see my own mom on my Mother's Day, but that family has taken us in and made our time here so much easier. Anyway, here are just a few pic (I also forgot to get a picture with my own son on Mother's Day). ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! Oh well. He had a great time on the piano.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Any day now

I really think today could be the day Elijah starts crawling! I went to get him out of bed this morning and he was up on all fours playing. I went to the end of his crib and put my arms out. He took one "step" with an arm and a leg, then picked up the opposite ones to take the next "step" and fell. I just hope he either does it before this weekend or waits until next Tuesday because starting Friday I work thru Monday and I really want to be here when he does it for the first time. Anyway, today we have his 6 month checkup. Beau has his last final of the day and we're going shopping for a few things. I found out that Elijah really loves to swing so we're going to see if we can find one to hang up outside. I was going to go today and Beau came home and said a couple from church gave him a BabiesRus giftcard. They said they never gave us a baby shower gift! So there you go! I also have my appt with the doctor Thursday to schedule my surgery. Keep me in your prayers please, I'm not looking forward to it.