Tuesday, November 27, 2012

God brings us friends

Sometimes God brings people into our lives when we least expect it and aren't even looking for it.  Yvonne is one of those people.  We met last September while her son, Evan, and Rylie were in the same gymnastics class at the Y.  I wasn't out looking for new friends, but it happened as if God threw us together.  Yvonne was fairly new to the United States and still in the process of plugging in here.  We became instant friends and have been hanging out nearly every-other week since.  Evan calls Jordan and Rylie "his girls" and has the best personality of any little kid.  So, a year later, I had the privilege to *try* and capture my beautiful friend and her family in photos.  I told her that she better have a back-up...that it's not too late to schedule a real photographer!  She was very gracious, as I had no idea what I was doing...we even joked that I should be watching the other photographers out at the nature center that evening and do what they were doing!

Here are just a few of Yvonne and her family.  I especially like the way her face lights up when playing with Evan:)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Boaz at 10 months

I know this is looking like a blog dedicated to Boaz, but it seems his monthly update is the only thing I'm *trying* to stay caught up with.  Last week, Bo turned 10 months!  

Bo, this is getting quite redundant, but I must keep saying what a great baby you are.  I have been the most spoiled mom:)

We've discovered this month that you are extremely social (wonder who you get that from?).  You and Jordan are a lot alike with this.

You are the most cuddly little guy.  You show affection even at this young age by cuddling and "kissing" whoever is holding you.  Kisses = chewing on another's chin/face.

You do not seem to be partial to mommy or daddy (or anyone else for that matter).

You do not like to be left alone in a room.  You're content, though, as long as someone is with you.  You squeal with delight at seeing other kids play, as if you can hardly contain yourself!

You love to laugh and are good at copying someone else when they laugh.  You are also learning to mimic sounds, one of which is da-da.  Daddy might just be your first word:)

You seem to get scared fairly easy, so that's a lot like Jordan, too.

The army crawl is your mode of transportation.  You know how to crawl, but just don't prefer it...again, just like Jordan:)

Right after you turned 9 months, you started moving from a laying down position to sitting.  You are also pulling yourself up.

At your doctor's visit a few weeks ago, you weighed 18 pounds (below avg.), were 28.25 inches (below avg.), and had a head circumference of 18.5 inches (86%--above avg.--like Jordan).

I'm beginning to see a pattern of you being a lot like Jordan as a baby:)

You are slowly starting to eat more regular food, but mostly it's been cheerios and peas.  You just don't like it that much.

You take two naps a day and sleep fairly well at night--usually in bed by 7:00 and up by 5:00 (Yeah, still way too early for me!)  I put you back to bed in the am, but you're usually awake by 7:00-7:30 anyway.

I love you so much and so do your sister's and daddy.  We are blessed to get to have another month with you sweet boy!