Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Drumroll, please...

The results are in. John had his 2 month check-up today. When the nurse put in his rather impressive numbers, she had us go back to the scale just to double check that they were correct.

Head: 16.75 inches (96%)
Height: 25 inches (97.53%)
Weight: 17 pounds, 4 ounces (99.98%)

His weight was off the charts. Nothing but the best for our "All-American boy", as Grandpa Bezzant would say.

Monday, July 5, 2010

At the Nats


At the Nats
Originally uploaded by Adam W.
Spencer, my dad, and I took a trip down to the new(ish) Washington Nationals stadium to see the pitching phenom Strasburg pitch. He did ok, not great and the Nats lost 1-0.

Doesn't matter how great you pitch, you still have to score a run to win a game...

Spencer loved the trip, mostly the metro trains and the hot dog. We hadn't eat yet - that's why he's a little sunken back in the picture. =)

Emmy

Emma has definitely noticed that life is different since we added baby #3 to our family. To her credit, though, she has shown nothing but love to her baby brother. Our lovie LOVES being a big sister. She is so proud of baby John-John. Today, when I was reading her a story for her quiet time, she wanted to stop the story (and we were just getting to the scary part of "The Little Mermaid" - her favorite) to snuggle with John. I put him next to her on her pillow, and she wrapped her arms around him to snuggle up. It was very sweet, and something I wanted remember. Hence, I blog.

Emmy - we love you!

Breakfast for Dinner

The other day, we had breakfast for dinner, which is Spencer's absolute favorite meal of all time. We have already planned that as his dinner of choice on his first day of kindergarten. Because I never want to forget how creative Spencer is, I had to post these two pictures. He made his meal into a work of edible art.




Spencer is a project man. He is always doing experiments, which today meant taking some equal sweetener he swiped from a restaurant table and adding salt, pepper, brown sugar and water to make "medicine." In the absence of random ingredients, he makes ant traps (tupperware containers with straws leading in...since ants like tunnels), draws inventions (the latest being a car/plane/boat combo), and makes forts. I love this kid.

2 months old already??

The other day, I set up an informal, amateur photo shoot for our little John after church. He wore an outfit that my Aunt Susan and cousins Mackenzie and Kirsten sent out, and it was too adorable not to document. (LOVE it! The thank you note is still sitting on my counter...gotta get that in the mail...)

And so, to celebrate his 2 month birthday, I am posting these photos of our little John.


Amazing how a picture like that can come from a set-up like this, no?


John gave us a sleepy smile. He is starting to give lots of awake ones too, but you gotta be quick with the camera on those.


I love this serious look. John is a VERY observant boy. He spends his awake time actively looking around the room. Ceiling fans are a particular favorite of his. He will spend long periods of time calmly watching the revolution of the fan blades. He also loves to people watch.
(Note the "Super Baby" onesie peeking out from under his Sunday outfit. One of my seminary students made that for him.)



Just to keep us on our toes, this little man continues to defy physical expectation. He is already able to sit up by himself! Sure, it lasts only a second or two before he slumps forward to a tripod sit, but still WAY impressive. I can't wait to see what this little He-man does in life.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Annie Jr.

Last week, we went to see Pickwick Drama Camp's production of "Annie Jr." Trina, my youngest sister, was one of the orphans. She LOVED being in the show. She stayed with us last week while my parents were out of town. When I commented to her about what a wonderful, pleasant helper she has been, she explained that she learned that from the play "because orphans are nice to each other and help each other." Love it.

Here's a video of one of the numbers. It was such an impressive show, especially since it was put together in just a 2 week camp with 7-14 year old cast members. Awesome.

video

Rascals. I cannot get blogger to upload the video. Maybe it will magically work after I post this. If not, check flickr for the real deal.