Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pastor & Ollie

Ollie & I had a rough go of it today at work. He was a bit off. He barely slept & refused to be put down unless I let him "walk." The problem is that I can't work & let him hold my hands while walking around. Luckily I have the best Pastor in the world & he held Ollie a while. Aren't they cute in their matching shirts?





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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Funny picture of Bob





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Monday, April 27, 2009

Happy 8 months!

My baby is eight months old today. Unfortunately, he had to spend the afternoon at the doctors because he's been rubbing his ear like mad. Turns out it's a virus. Give him some tylenol...urgh! I really hope he sleeps tonight. Anywho, here are some new pics.



As usual, Gertie is petrified of the camera!








Isn't that a cute butt?

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday Adventures

I had a fabulous weekend! It was hotter than you know where but we were smart enough to pick air conditioned entertainment. On Saturday, we headed to Raleigh and had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory (thanks Jim & Mel- still from Christmas!). Then we made our way to the NC Museum of Art. I love looking at art. It was a great time.


Ollie started to get a little fussy after about a half an hour. We went ahead and left. Bob wanted to go to Fat Sound Guitars and check out their Taylor selection. Since Ollie fell asleep in the car and he is now in his big boy seat, we were spared from the music shop and instead took a scenic tour of Cary. When we returned 35 minutes later, Bob got in the car empty handed but he's still dreaming!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Nakey Baby!










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Miracles

I'm sure many of you have noticed my praying for Stellan & Jonah buttons on the sidebar of my blog. I've been following these two babies for a month or so now. It's heartbreaking! I'm currently holding my healthy 8 month old little boy & realizing what an amazing blessing he is. It's hard to understand why God allows such suffering & heartbreak. I guess we're not supposed to. A few years ago a song came out by Natalie Grant. The chorus went:

This is what it means to be held,
How it feels
when the sacred is torn from our lives & we survive
This is what it means to be loved & to know that when everything fell we'd be held.

God never promises he'll spare us from suffering & heartbreak. He promises his grace is enough & that he'll be right there with us when we suffer. It's a hard thing to swallow. We want God to bend to what we ask in prayer but he's bigger than that. As Shadrach, Meshach & Abedego stated moments before they were thrown into the furnance, Our God is big enough to save us but even if He chooses not to, He's still worthy. I just pray that if I ever have to be stripped of everything that I'll have the faith to realize that my God is enough. Hes given me grace & that is enough.

Please pray for Stellan & Jonah as well as baby rayne (www.caringbridge.com/visit/babyrayne).
God's still in the business of miracles & I'm hoping for three very specific ones!



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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bob's Birthday Part 2




Bob and my best friend, Holly, have the same birthday so every year Jeff (her DH) & I plan an outing. This year we went to a fabulous little Chinese place called the Duck & Dumpling. I had Crispy Apple Chicken. Yum!


After dinner, we ventured to a dualing piano bar. Being that I don't drink & I hadn't experienced "the world" in a while, it was quite the experience. The music was good but we didn't stay long. Too smokey & too sleezy! Nonethless we were with good friends so it was wonderful!






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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bob's Birthday part 1

Bob's birthday is today! He is only one year shy of 30! Time has gone by so quickly. We were reminising about our lives together & couldn't believe it has been over 8 years since we met. Crazy.






Our celebration started last night. I have a family tradition that the birthday boy or girl picks what they want for dinner. My parents did it with us & I loved it. Bob wanted burgers, baked fries (homemade), broccoli &of course, carrot cake. I left my food processor at the church & had to shred the carrots by hand. A lot of work but so worth it!






Bob openned his gifts from ollie & I & then we just hung out. It was nice!



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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Walking (with a little help:)

Ollie loves to walk. My back is about to fall off because it seems all I do all day is bend over and hold his hands while he walks around the house. Here is a bit of video. Some days it's like he is running!

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter

We had a fantastic Easter! Ollie started his day by receiving his first Easter basket. He loved it & the toys inside.



We had a great service. It was Bob's praise team's week to lead. I love hearing him sing about Jesus! My favorites this week were Oh Praise Him by Crowder & All for Love by Hillsong. It was a fantastic service. I taught Kid's worship 2nd service. During the service, two kids gave their lives to Jesus! So exciting and on Easter to boot! Praise Him!

We had 7 adults, 2 kids and a baby for dinner. It was a great time. I, of course, diane think to take pictures till late! Oh well.

Game Time





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Friday, April 10, 2009

My Big Boy

I can't believe how big Ollie has gotten! He is growing like a weed. Tonight he fell asleep while nursing & I got to hold him on my chest for a while. It was so nice. He's become Mr busybody so it's hard to cuddle much.

Just a "few" months ago.



Look at him now! He's a moose!


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Visiting

On Saturday, we went to visit the little girl I used to nanny, Rachel. I started there when she was 15 months old & she's five now! It was great to see her. She is so sweet. Ollie enjoyed it, too.








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Monday, April 6, 2009

New Tooth

Oliver got his first tooth yesterday! Boy did it hurt when he bit me while nursing last night! He's always been a biter but it is so much worse with that little sharp tooth in there.



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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Peek-a-Boo

Ollie loves to play peek-a-boo. Usually he gets a huge grin but as you can see in the video, he gets that "deer in headlights" look when he sees the camcorder. Nonetheless, you get the point.



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Friday, April 3, 2009

Out for dinner





Ollie wanted pizza last night so I obliged. Of course he'll have to get it second hand! Last night, Bob had an auction & didn't get home till after 11. Ollie & I decided to go out for pizza with his Auntie Em & her two kids, Josh & Tyler. Emily's husband is a firefighter; he works 24 hour shifts.



We went to a great little place & ordered an extra large canadian bacon & pineapple pizza. De-lish!!






So stuffed!!





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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Laminin

I saw this video on another blog I follow and thought it was amazing. It actually gave me goosebumps! Take a look:





Ollie, Lyle & Gertie

Ollie has two best friends: Lyle, our fawn pug, & Gertie, our black pug.




They don't seem to mind Ollie so much. They used to really like him when his spitting up was at it's highest. But as that dwindles so does their devotion. This morning Ollie grabbed Lyle's face & tried to use him as his lever to stand up. Poor Lyle when I said, "No!" he thought he was in trouble.





Ollie likes to bounce in his jumperoo & yell at Lyle and laugh. He watches Lyle waiting for him to reply with an, "attaboy!" but much to his dismay, it never happens. Hurts my heart.




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