Monday, November 23, 2009

Desiring God

Christian Audio gives away one free audiobook download every month. This month the book is Desiring God by John Piper. I read it a long time ago and really enjoyed it. I just downloaded it. If you'd like to do so also, just follow the link above and enter in the coupon code NOV2009.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Abe is 6 months

Well, actually, he's been six months old for a little while now, but I haven't posted anything about it yet. Abe is growing up so fast. I feel like a granny when I say that, but it's so true! Abe is so big. He's finally started eating solids (though he only likes sweet potatoes so far). He is sitting up now though he's still wobbly, and he's about to crawl! I think he'll start crawling in the next few days or weeks. It's all he works on. A couple of weeks ago he was only able to scoot on his back. A few days ago he could only rock on his knees. Yesterday he was only able to scoot backward. Today he started scooting forward. He is determined.

He has also shot up on the growth charts. This time it's in height. Thank goodness. He is around 50th for weight again. Now instead of his height being the 10th, it's now around the 50th too. He grew 5 inches! No wonder he has been waking up so much to eat!

Abe, left to his own violation, wants to eat a few times in the middle of the night. This is a step in the opposite direction. Finally last night I decided to let him cry. It was hard to do but it didn't last too long-- somewhere between 30 minutes and an hour. He proved my point though by going back to sleep, not waking up again to nurse, and not even really acting hungry when he woke up at 7:30. I'm hoping it will stick, and we won't have to go through that again. (Update: Abe didn't wake up at all last night. Woohoo).

Abe's attempts to scoot forward:

Abe's jumping skills:

Abe's sitting skills:

Monday, November 02, 2009

Trick or Treat

We had a great time trick or treating with friends on Saturday. The kids had a blast, and we had a great time after they were all in bed hanging around the fire pit at the Benefields. We had a monkey, caterpillar, 2 princesses, a cowboy, a pirate, a fairy, and the most adorable Dorothy ever in our group.

A snapshot of the chaos.

The chubbiest caterpillar ever.

Why do I get no cooperation from my family for photos? Geez.

3 out of 4 looking at the camer and smiling. Chocolate bribes must have been involved.

Adelaide and Kate. Adelaide was a monkey obviously. I thought she'd be bummed she wasn't a princess too but she wasn't at all. She was so pumped to get to wear the monkey suit that has been hanging in his closet since last Halloween.

Before trick or treating we all ate dinner out on the deck at the Benefields. The weather has been perfect!