Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Five Months!

We're a day late, but look who turned five months old yesterday!  Simply cannot believe how fast time is flying, but we're enjoying every moment with our little guy.  He is getting so big and changing every day.  He's rolling over, mostly from back to tummy, but he can go from tummy to back as well - he just doesn't like to as much.  He smiles like crazy and is definitely a social bug.  He loves to sit upright and look at everything going on around him.
 
 
 
He is teething now too, so that means a ton of drool and everything in the mouth! Thankfully he hasn't been too fussy with it.  I just got an amber teething necklace though, so we'll see how that helps.  It's supposed to be pretty amazing.
 
We've experimented with a few solids (rice cereal, oatmeal, green beans, bananas), and when we were home this weekend grandpa introduced him to a few more, including dill pickle, pickled beets and horseradish pickles.  He didn't even flinch!  I couldn't believe it.  He just sucked and sucked away and would get mad when grandpa took it out of his mouth!
 
Oh, and check out who's sitting up on his own.  He's a little wobbly yet, but we're getting there.
 
We thank the Lord every day for this precious gift and can't imagine our lives without him!


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sorry for all the background noise - we were having dinner at Macalester with our football family!  Lincoln enjoyed his apple, to say the least!
 
 
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Grandma & Grandpa Come to Visit

Last weekend my parents came to visit!  We had such a great time - it's always so nice to have them here, even though it goes way too fast.  They hadn't seen Lincoln since he was two months old, and I know it doesn't seem like that long, but he's changing so quickly!  So it was great for them to see him again and interact.  He has such a fun personality and just loves his grandma and grandpa!  We were just having so much fun that I only snapped a few pictures.  I need to get better about that!
 
Lincoln loved grandpa!  Grandpa even let him have a bite or two of his apple!
(i'm going to have to keep my eye on those two!)
 
Lincoln loved grandma too!  Lots of kisses and snuggles!

 
On Saturday night we all bundled up and went to cheer on Hal and Macalester College.  It wasn't as cold as we were expecting, but it did get pretty chilly towards the end.  The sunset was beautiful!  And halfway through the game there was even a fireworks display.  We're not sure what was going on nearby, but I love fireworks so I don't really care too much!


 
Lincoln did great during the game.  This is the first time we've lasted for the entire three hours of a football game in the cold weather.  But having mom and dad there was a huge help.  And, of course, his little football snowsuit that is to die for!  He was nice and cozy warm.  After a bottle he fell asleep during the third quarter.  I kind of wish I could have joined him - the game got a bit boring.
 

 
Mom and dad's neighbor sent three rubbermaid tubs full of boy clothes for Lincoln!  Most of the stuff won't fit until he's at least three or four, but this cute little tie was in there and I just couldn't resist putting it on him for church on Sunday morning.  I think he pulled it off!
 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Halloween

We celebrated Halloween a few days early this year.  Every Monday night we have "Family Night" with the Macalester coaching staff.  The wives/girlfriends and children of the coaches all get together after practice and before the coaches have their meetings for a potluck dinner.  It's a chance during the week to have dinner with our guys since they're usually so busy. 
 
So every year for Halloween, all the kids dress up in their costumes and come in a few minutes early to pass out candy to the players after practice.  It was so fun to be able to participate this year with Lincoln, especially since we weren't taking him trick-or-treating.  (I thought it might look a little suspect that somebody's parents just wanted a bunch of candy if we took a four month-old trick-or-treating!)
 
all the kids with the senior football players
 
Hal and all the kiddos
(we have a lion, Coach Jennison, a Hawaiian girl, Snow White and Raggedy Ann)

 
me and my squirmy little lion