Monday, October 29, 2007

Where did October go?

It is amazing how fast October has gone. I feel like we have been so busy and gone a lot. We headed home a few weeks ago for Claire's dedication to church, then we drove over to Taylor for my 5 year class reunion at Homecoming. My mom, Shannon, and Claire came up to visit on Friday, and Wednesday is already Halloween! It's crazy!

Things are going well with us. Kent is really enjoying working at home. He has been able to get so much done for his different projects. I am finally at the hospital that I'll be at for my job (instead of where I was doing my training). I am loving my new job. The people I work with have been wonderful! I am also getting excited about doing some research projects.

Alex continues to grow and change every week as well. Last Friday on the way to Taylor, I found that Alex is getting his first tooth. He doesn't seem bothered by it, so I guess that's good. He's still rolling all around, but not crawling anywhere yet. Kent and I both think that whenever he starts to crawl, he is going to be off. He already acts like he just wants to be moving. The only time he will sit still on our laps is when he is really tired! Priceless. As everyone tends to say, "He's ALL boy!"

He has continued to enjoy his food, which you'll see more of in the pictures below! We know that he definitely loves to eat. After each bite he goes, "Mmmmm...." So funny!

We're excited for the holidays coming up this year. It will be fun to have Alex moving around and talking more.

All Smiles!!!

Keeping warm on a walk

Playing on the floor

Waiting for the Bear's game

Playing in the chair before bed

In the stroller at Homecoming

I love to eat!!

Think I'm tired?

Monday, October 08, 2007

6 months old

On Friday Alex turned 6 months old. It is unbelievable to think that he is already that old. While there are definitely days that seem like an eternity, overall the last 6 months have flown by.

He is changing so much every day it seems like. There are times that Kent will get him up in the morning and think he has grown an inch overnight. :)

Alex is currently rolling all over the place, scooting himself around, and trying so hard to crawl. He is getting close, but hasn't quite put things together. He has started to eat babyfood and has tried cereal, peas, green beans, and carrots thus far. I have to say trying peas was hilarious! He literally gagged when he first tasted them. Thankfully, everything since the peas, he absolutely loves! The funny thing with feeding him is that if you don't get the spoon ready fast enough, he starts to scream. We haven't quite figured out how to fix this problem, besides the two of us working faster to get the food to his mouth. We think he got his uncle Chris' eating habits. :)

We head to the doctor this afternoon, so we will post an update along with pictures last in the day. Check back.

In other new job is going great! I'm really enjoying my new boss as well as not driving around all day. The hospital has been wonderful. Within the next few weeks I should at the hospital I'll actually be working at instead of in "training." It has been fun though and I am enjoying it, so that's great news!

Alex got another clean bill of health today at the doctor's. He weighed in at 17pounds 4ounces and was 27 inches long.

6 Month Professional pictures from Sears

Ready to run with Dad (it was raining, so Dad put me in a garbage bag!)

Love from Claire

Claire & Aunt Regan

Monthly picture in the corner of the couch