Monday, January 29, 2007

Our New Car!!

Praise the Lord! He has provided us with a new reliable vehicle! We just got a 2006 Honda CRV. It's so nice to drive a nice car. We're praying that Nathan's car holds out a little longer so we can put off getting a second new vehicle! :) No kidding, he's got the seats held together with duck tape and the odometer quick working years ago. We've no idea how many miles are on that thing!!! But it continues to pass inspection, so we continue to drive it! Here are a couple pics of the new car and of Benjamin riding in the new car. The kid kicks off any blanket you put on him, so we got him one he can't take off when it's cold!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Our Not so Golden Retriever

Ok, I'm just absolutely sick of sweeping up dog hair! I love our dog, but I'm tired of it getting all over Benjamin and his pacifiers and other baby gear. So, I took the dog to Petco today and had him shaved. He went in looking like a golden retriever and came out looking like a poodle/lab. I asked them not to cut his head hair and to please blend in neck...they didn't do what I asked and trimmed his ears, so he looks like he has a bob. We'll see if the shaving keeps the shedding at bay. Here's a pic of the cut,it really is bad.

"I Will Turn Those Wheels!"

We find these pictures hilarious. You can tell that he wants so badly to turn the wheels on his exersaucer, but just can't quite work his little hands the way he'd like to. I love his furrowed brow...and I love it even more that he tries so hard! :)

Rice Cereal

Ok, so Benjamin is 4 months old now. He's 16 lbs and getting fatter every day! I love it!! We had our 4 month check up on Monday. He's growing way too fast! He's now 26 1/2 inches long-it's amazing how many inches that kid can grow in a months time!! :) The Dr said it was time to start feeding him rice cereal twice a day...not Benjamin's favorite thing. He's not quite sure what to do with the stuff and I don't blame him...have you tasted rice cereal??? It tastes like the box it comes in! We're working on swallowing, right now he just sort of smiles at me and pushes the stuff out of his mouth with his tongue. We'll get there, next month we start fruits...maybe he'll like that a little better.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Those Baby Blues!

Believe it or not it actually got cold here in Dallas! We had ice and snow!! Our child hates his carseat, but I think he hates his carseat and being bundled up even more!

Benjamin Meets the Greats

Benjamin and all his great grandparents!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Wow! Time has flown by me! Benjamin is getting so big, so fast-we can hardly keep up! Hmmm..where to start. We went to Missouri for Thanksgiving and Christmas and got to see some much missed family. Benjamin met his great grandparents for the first time! My Dad came back from Baghdad and was introduced to his new grandson! Our car died in Eufaula Oklahoma a few days before Christmas. Thankfully, a battery change in an O'Reilly's parking lot and AAA got us home safely, unfortunately, my car had seen it's last trip to and from Texas. What else...I'm working part-time now, so I can be home as much as possible with my precious little boy. Nathan's started a new semester at the Seminary and is still teaching part-time at a Christian school. We've been married three years now-hard to believe. We're starting to like Texas a little bit-but don't tell anyone. Really it's just the people here and our church. We're looking forward to 2007 and it's new beginnings. We're praying we make the most of this year!