Monday, August 10, 2009

5 Months

Well, everyone told me that the time would go fast, but holy cow! Alan is 5 months old now, and growing like a weed. He is almost 17 lbs now, and a little on the chubby side. I still think he's perfect though. It's been a busy couple of months. Alan has started eating rice cereal, and just yesterday, his first tooth came through. He's just a little grumpy about it, but overall he's been a pretty good sport. A little Orajel, and a nice bath usually helps.

Since it's been so hot out, we've been trying to get some time in the pool. Alan loves to swim, and will gladly stay in the pool until he's a prune. He has also discovered Ginger. He likes to sit back and watch her, and sometimes he tries to get her attention, but she's not really into him.

Alan also got a chance to hang out with his cousins Alex & Avery. They all got along very well... actually they just kind of sat there. I'm sure that when they get older they will have more fun!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summertime Slacking

So I've been a little slow with the updates lately, but there hasn't been a lot going on. Alan is growing like a weed. Everyone said that the time flies, but this is crazy! He is over 14lbs now, but it feels like 40. He's found his hands and feet, and loves to stare at them. While he knows how to roll over, he doesn't like to perform on demand. He's a lot like his dad... stubborn. He can also reach out and grab things, and pull them to his mouth.

He sleeps a lot less during the day now, but he does pretty well at night. We still don't have him sleeping in his own bed, but there will be plenty of time for that later. For now I'm trying to enjoy this stage while it lasts.
We FINALLY got to meet beautiful baby Avery. He is of course perfect, and looks like a perfect mix of Spencer and Alex. He is big by newborn standards, but compared to what I see everyday, he looks so tiny! He's also a really chill baby, and he hardly cried at all when we were there. I'm sure that he will be as smart and precious as Alex.

Fathers day is coming up soon, and Alan and I are ready. We've had daddys gifts for weeks. We're going to Grandma Pennys for lunch and swimming, then to spend dinner with Grandpa. It will hopefully be a fun and special day.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Alan's Baptism

On Sunday, May 24th, Alan was baptized at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Scottsdale. It was a really pretty service, and it was performed by Pastor Dick, who is a very quirky but lovable old man who adores Alan. After church, everyone came back to the house for lunch and hanging out. It was almost perfect, except we missed the Lindstroms, who had a pretty good excuse. Baby Avery had just arrived, and wasn't ready for his debut just yet. We can't wait to meet the new addition, and then new baby Jones-Lacey this winter!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hiking and Hanging Out

Last weekend Alan went on his first hike in Sedona with Ryan and Joee. It took a little while for Alan to warm up to the front carrier, but once he realized that he was actually attached to daddy, he started to have fun. It was a pretty shady and easy trail, and it was only about 3 hours. After that we ate dinner in town and headed home.

Alan is pushing 12lbs, and he is 24inches long. I can't believe how big he is getting! He got a couple of shots, and has to get a couple more next week. He took it like a man, and only cried for a few seconds.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!



Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Well, we had a very eventful weekend. It was Alexs 2nd birthday, so we headed out to Mesa for his party. It was adorable, and there were babies everywhere! Alex got some awesome toys, but I think penny won with the power wheels. It was fun to see family that we haven't seen in a while, and we learned that there is going to be another baby coming in December (I think). I'm so excited for Adam & Lindsay! Here's hoping for a girl!

Alan is still doing great. He is getting bigger everyday, and this week he got a super fun play mat. He loves to look at it, and he bats at the toys. He doesn't have a whole lot of control, but he's getting there!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter, a little late

So Alans first Easter went very well. We went to church with the York family, and Alan slept the entire time. The Easter Bunny brought Alan some chimes that hang from his car seat, and a giraffe that plays a lullaby. After church we went over to great grandma & grandpas house for dinner. We hung out and talked and watched everyone try to get the smoker working. Aunt Jen & Uncle Ben came over with Alex, who spent the better part of the afternoon playing with his new choo choo train. All of Alans 'good' started to run out, and he started to get fussy as the day went on. The food was awesome, and we took some leftovers home that daddy ate later that night. All in all, even though daddy made Alan wear a stupid snuggly bunny outfit, the day went well. Now we are looking forward to Alexs birthday, and seeing the family again!