Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Sign of Things to Come

Son, you're not quite big enough.
This is Sawyer's first high chair experience. Now don't jump to conclusions I know he is too young to eat real food. I simply used this as a stall tactic. He was swinging in the living room while I was making supper and he was not happy about the lack of attention. I quickly realized I would not be able to make supper while holding him, so I resorted to desperate measures. I put him in the high chair and he loved it! He sat there for 30 minutes and didn't cry at all. He just wanted to be a part of the action.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We've got the keys!

We closed on the house last night! We're excited to get started on the projects, so we can move in (next week hopefully). However, Kyle woke up sick this morning and I have some major projects and finals looming. Writing an automobile industry analysis is not what I want to be doing right now:) Could be an interesting couple of weeks, but God is good and we'll make it through. I guess I should stop writing and start working. More house pictures coming soon!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

You're Such A Big Boy!

A few days ago was the first time anyone uttered those words in regard to Sawyer.

After wiping the look of shock off my face I realized our little guy is not so little any more. It was a bittersweet moment. I am happy he is growing everyday, but I'm sad that he is no longer a little baby. I'm sure I will have that same feeling hundreds of times over the next 20 years (give or take a few).

Here's a peek at our not so little guy!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

And the little monkey said...

Rollover, rollover

Guess which little guy rolled over for the first time today?

Just for memories sake he rolled from his stomach to his back, much to my astonishment. He has been rolling onto his side while laying on his back, but he has never shown any signs of rolling over during tummy time. I was quite shocked when I watched him simply flip over like he does it all the time. Then he looked at me and smiled like he knew he had learned a new trick.

I understand that most people probably don't care, and that's fine, but I knew the grandparents would appreciate a milestone news flash :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We interrupt this program...

We're taking a break from Sawyer today and filling you in on the housing situation.

Praise the Lord it's going well, just slowly. We've got the signed contract, had the inspection, had the appraisal, confirmed the insurance. Now we're just waiting for the closing date...hopefully beginning to middle of next week.

I don't want to jump the gun, but a few people have asked. So, here's a picture of the outside of the house. There will be lots of inside pics over the next few months.

As you can tell from the picture. The outside needs a little TLC. Any good landscaping advice would be greatly appreciated. Kyle and I know absolutely nothing about landscaping. However, I do know the huge tree and the bushes are all going away. Also, the shutters will be changing to navy blue and we're going to add matching shutters to the top 2 windows.

We'll pretty much have a blank slate...any landscaping ideas?

Monday, April 19, 2010


Milk a what!?

Have you seen that E-Trade commercial? Kyle and I think it is hilarious. After every meal Sawyer looks a little "drunk" (see the evidence above), he's a full blown milkaholic and proud of it.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Like Father Like Son

What great bonding time, father/son nap time

Don't their arms fall asleep?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mom, I'm so hungry I could eat my hand

I promise we are not starving the kid. This is his newest fascination. He shuns chew toys, but let him shove his fist in his mouth and he's a happy baby.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

When Gracie Met Sawyer

When we moved to Canton Sawyer got to meet his cousin Gracie. She has been doing a great job with him. When he cries she will bring him a blanket or his pacifier. She likes to watch him and get really close. Soon enough they will both be running around the house together. I think these pictures are a sign of fun times ahead!
Gracie giving Sawyer a piggy-back ride
Gracie givin' some lovin'

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My 1st Post @ 12 Weeks

Hey peeps, in honor of my 12 weeks on this earth I thought I would make my first writing appearance. I'm going to fill you in on my favorite hobbies and milestones. Some of my favorite pastimes include sucking on my hand and "talking." No one seems to understand me, it's like I'm speaking another language or something. I also like to smile because then I get lots of attention and people tell me how cute I am. I especially love to be naked, so diaper change time is one of my favorite parts of the day. I am growing everyday and I currently wear 0-3 month clothing. Someday I'll catch up with those other kids. Mom keeps saying my eyes are turning brown, but I don't know my colors yet so I'm not so sure. I've graduated from sleeping in the car seat to sleeping in the pack'n'play on my tummy. I know I shouldn't sleep on my tummy, but that is the only way I sleep 8-9 hours during the night so mommy can get her beauty sleep (trust me people, she needs her beauty sleep).

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Friday, April 9, 2010

A New Trick

Daddy taught Sawyer his first trick. Kyle sticks his tongue in and out really fast and Sawyer will smile and laugh every time. Well, now when Kyle does it Sawyer will mimic him. It's pretty funny, but probably a habit we will have to stop before he gets too old. Sticking your tongue out at girls is probably not the most attractive thing for a boy to do :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Chicken Legs

Our soy bean (a.k.a. Sawyer) is growing like a weed, but he has very skinny arms and legs. I think it's so funny to see him with shoes on, but no pants :)

10 weeks

5 weeks

Monday, April 5, 2010

Little Rock Star

Why is our rock star so happy?

He may soon have a new home!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Move: Part 1

On Friday, March 12th I awoke at 4:30 am, fed Sawyer, took a test in our makeshift office space, finished packing, went to 2 doctor appointments, put stuff in storage, went to the pharmacy, said good-bye to a few friends and then we were off all before noon.

Our first destination was Salina where we said good-bye to one set of grandparents and great-grandparents.

Then we headed to Kansas City to visit family and rest for the night. Sawyer got to meet his Great Uncle Gerald and Great Aunt Jonell.

On Saturday, March 13th we left Kansas City, stopped in Greenville, IL for lunch and a quick visit with old friends, and then continued on to Evansville, IN. There we stayed the night at my brother's home. Sawyer had the joy of meeting his Uncle Kale and Kale's girlfriend Sharon and her boys, Colten and Tyler.

This is how Sawyer spent most of the trip...asleep in the backseat.

The next morning we were up and at'em early for the last leg of our trek. We stopped for a break in Indianapolis, IN to visit with my college roommate, Drew. From there we headed for Canton and arrived on Sunday evening. After 1,100 miles we were exhausted, but thankful for a safe and uneventful journey. I am also so thankful for my mother and mother-in-law who came with us. They were such a huge help. They made the trip go so much smoother as they helped drive and take care of the little guy. Sawyer did amazingly well. He slept the majority of the time and only cried once.

We'll tell you all about part 2 of the move when it actually happens (soon hopefully :) We pray the second part of the move goes just as smoothly.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Meeting the Family: Take 3

The weekend before we moved we had lots of family graciously help us pack up the house. And some of my family from Colorado came to meet Sawyer (they were then coerced into packing :)

Cousin time: Sawyer & Noah celebrating Noah's 1st birthday
Aunt Christina & Cousin Noah
Sawyer with Aunt Wendy

Somehow we managed to not get any pictures with Uncle Adam and Uncle Wes. We'll have to corral them next time.

We are very thankful for all the help!