Thursday, October 29, 2009
And just to clear my name, that is NOT hamburger helper on his tray. It's just spaghetti made with rotini pasta. There is no way that any of it would have made it into his belly, had I used thin spaghetti.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
We had his 2 month appointment 1 week early so we could get it out of the way before the big move. Paxton weighed 12lbs. 3oz. and measured 21.5 inches long. Which is wrong because that is what he was measured at 1 month. I wasn't watching for the measuring, but Jeremy assures me that the nurse didn't pull on and straighten his leg out. What is it about these daddy's that love those big numbers?
Paxton loves to play on his little playmat. He still loves to be held and cuddled. He loves to smile at his big brother when Holden gets in his face (which is often). Those 2 boys are IN LOVE! When Paxton starts crying, Holden runs down the hall for him yelling "bubba! bubba! bubba!" until he arrives at his bassinet or wherever he happens to be. Holden to the rescue all of the time. It's pretty cute. And I can only imagine that this little relationship is going to be a special one as time creeps on.
Goodness Paxton! You have made us a family of 4! You have made Holden a big brother, which has allowed him to learn important lessons at a young age. He is learning to share, to love, to be gentle. You are the second little miracle added to our family tree. I say "second", but it's just as powerful as the first. Your journey to our family is one with God's fingerprints all over it. We are blessed because of you! Thank you God for choosing us for this little life!
Now look at that precious grin! And the chubby belly. Goodness, he's gotten big!
We got to take a little train ride. This was Holden's face the entire ride. I thought he would be AMAZED by the little train. Nope. Apparently, he does this kind of stuff every day. It was nothing special. But as you can see Paxton LOVED it!! ;)And I wonder when we'll ever get a good picture of the 2 of them together. You might notice in this picture, Holden is LOVING his little bubba. He absolutely loves him!Doesn't he look thrilled to be posing for me?Daddy and Holden in the patch.
I love this picture. I have let him drive our car down our old street a handful of times. He knew exactly what to do once we put him behind the wheel.Holden pulling the wagon. We had him sitting in it, but the boy likes to be in control. So he got out and pulled the empty wagon.
Petting the artificial piggies.
There was no way he was crawling through that dark, scary tunnel. You just never know what they will do at this age. But this was a NO!
It was a fun little family day for our new little life in Texas.
Friday, October 23, 2009
You might be wondering about our health. We all weren't feeling so hot in my last post. Jeremy has caught none of it. And we talked with Brandy today. She is still in the clear. So we are thankful for that. The boys seems to be feeling fine. They will finish their Tamiful tomorrow. I am tons better. Still queasy at times, but oh-so-much better.
So here we are. We've moved. We're in Texas now. Yep. Still not sinking in . . . just a fun little vacation. :)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
*Packers are still coming tomorrow at 8am. Lovely, isn't it? And Holden has caught the bug and is starting tamiflu tonight. It will be a blasted miracle if Jeremy and Brandy don't get it. Please say a prayer for them both.*
Friday, October 16, 2009
We have finally mastered the swaddle. Hooray! I can now see sleep-filled-nights in our future. Pax sure didn’t love it at first. But, I guess straight jackets can grow on you over time. So he is now sleeping so well at naptime and bedtime all swaddled up nice and cozy.
Jeremy and Holden spent some time outside today while I started making dinner. They played golf in our front yard. I know that Jeremy would love for his boys to love this sport as much as he does. Maybe one day. I think Holden just enjoyed getting out of the house and playing with his daddy. Man, he loves that guy.I left the house a few times this week. Which is huge! Just me and the boys. We had a successful shopping trip at Target where Paxton slept and Holden behaved well. It was great. It gave me a small boost of confidence that I can leave the house with these 2 boys. We also went one day to play at Lyndon’s house. Another success. I guess we won’t have to be homebound after all! :)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
So we have a new niece! She arrived on October 13 @ 9:03am. I think she is the perfect blend of her 2 older sisters. And she is the perfect fit to the Kolman family.
I love that my sister now has 3 girls. Maybe I love it because it is so similar to our family. (And Ava takes my spot as the baby!) It's also identical to my mom's family, as she has 2 sisters and no boys as well. And for the past week, knowing her arrival was soon, I have just kept thinking: 3 little girls, from 3 different wombs. But all uniquely purposed to be loved and raised by these parents. And destined by God to become sisters through the miracle of adoption. If you don't find that incredible, then there is something wrong with you! :) Loren and Amanda, you have a beautiful family. I love what God has done! We can't wait to meet little miss Ava! We love her already!Click here for updates on this sweet family. Because I know my sister would love some new blog-stalkers. Actually blog-stalkers kind of freak her out, while I embrace these new friends. Unless, your a weirdo, then I do not embrace so much.
We found a house in Texas this past weekend and made an offer. BUT, big but, it is a short sale. And we were offer #3, thus far. More could come in. The bank is in no hurry to move this little process along. So it could be a long wait. Jeremy and I are only waiting for 30 days because we're just not that patient and the house isn't worth 6 months of unsettledness for our family. So if the house isn't ours by November 12th then we are off to plan B, finding another house. Which, if still available, we will make an offer on option #2. It is about 5 minutes from option #1. So that's where we're at. We looked at some apartments and hopefully we should have one lined up by next week. Otherwise, family . . .who wants us? :)
Friday, October 9, 2009
Well, 2 weeks ago today we had Paxton’s newborn photos done. Jeremy contemplated doing them himself. And I was fine with that. A little worried, but fine with it. I just didn’t want Holden to have these amazing newborn photos from a professional and then baby #2 get the shaft. Unbeknownst to me, Jeremy got in contact with a photographer and started getting Paxton’s newborn session all set up. She is a photographer that participates in Celebrating Adoption (which you adoptive families should really check out). But since we were calling last minute for a session, her CA sessions were filled up. But out of pure generosity, she still gave us an INCREDIBLE deal! I mean, incredible!! And she promised to do a Celebrating Adoption photo shoot in
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
All cozy and clean!My bed must be so comfortable for this little guy. Sleeping so soundly for a nap! We are starting to get a few smiles from Paxton and he occasionally tries to talk to us. Just like Holden, he loves his play mat and I attempted to catch some smiles here. Obviously, I didn't "catch" any for you. So just take my word for it, his smile is pretty cute!
Jeremy went to Babies R Us to pick up our stroller (one that I am debating on returning because it's such a tight fit in the trunk. HELP!) and he found this little costume for Paxton. I had already bought him a pumpkin sleeper (close enough to a costume), which I guess I will return now. But Jeremy thought the giraffe and lion would be great brotherly costumes. And though he doesn't look super comfy, he does look super cute. And on Halloween, that is what's most important. I do love that it was cool enough last night for Holden to wear these! They're a little snug, but so cute! Grandma came for a visit. She had to meet Paxton and squeeze our newest little blessing. Holden took the opportunity to show her his dance moves. And that little show had us all cracking up! Perhaps I will post a video of it soon.
And here are the boys today, dressed in their oh-so-spooky halloween outfits. Scary boys, huh?! Just wait til you meet the little lion and giraffe in a dark alley on Halloween night. That will leave you frightened for sure.