Tuesday, May 31, 2005

May 31, 2005
This week was a little rough. Our car was in the shop most of the week, so I tried to make the most out of being stranded at home. We took the car in when we came home from Oregon because the car would not start - it turned out to me the ignition switch. Then the day after we received the car back from the shop I drove it to home group, where it refused to start. The next day we had it towed to the shop where they determined the starter had gone out. However, it was late Friday by this time and it wouldn't be worked on until everyone was back on Tuesday. So, I finally get the car back this afternoon and take it for a stroll and what do you know, the brake light and the air bag light are on and the car is smoking. So, back to the shop again tomorrow. If we hadn't spent over $3,000 on the car in the past 4 months I would just sell it and buy something newer. So, please pray that the shop repairs the car tomorrow and doesn't charge us anything.

We had a nice three day weekend cleaning the house and finishing up some projects; John finished the gate to his new shed and I planted some more flowers. I also set another computer up in the guest room for John to use when he is going to school. John's classes started today - I am so proud of him. He is taking school very seriously; He rushed though dinner this evening so he could go study.

Drew was all smiles this weekend! We wanted to take him swimming, but the temperature didn't get warm enough. I hope we can take him this week! Drew has been rolling over a lot this week. He is also perfecting his stance! His favorite thing to do is stand up while holding daddy's hands. He also loves to read books! His favorite book is Adam, Adam, What Do You See. He loves to turn the pages all by himself. His is getting so big! He is wearing 3-6 month cloths, so you will start to see him in new outfits! He is still taking two naps a day, one from 10:00-1:00 and another from 3:00-5:30 . He is like clockwork, I love it!

John, Drew, and I had a great time visiting Oregon . We are still sad to be at home in Texas . The weeks after a trip home are always a little sad because we miss everyone and often wonder what everyone is doing. But, slowly we are getting back into our normal routines. Plus, we have many visitors to look forward to this summer! If you don't already have summer plans, we would love to have you visit!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

************This Just In*************
Drew weighed in today at 12 lbs 12 oz and 23 1/2 inches tall
Daddy took Drew to his checkup this morning all by himself. I am so proud of him! John said all the women in the waiting room were jealous because their husbands would not take their kids the doctor.
Drew also made eyes at all the nurses! John said Drew would lock eyes with a nurse walking by and then he would crack the biggest smile!

May 24, 2005
Today Drew is 4 months old! The past four months have flown by. We just returned from a wonderful visit to Oregon . Drew had such a great time meeting all of you. I was so shocked that he was so well behaved. I had been worried he would cry the whole time we were gone. I prayed often that he would feel comfortable and relaxed on our trip. The 10 days were gone went by so quickly. I wish we could have stayed longer.
The past two weeks Drew has been working on standing up - with help from us of course. John has been holding his hands and Drew will pull himself up and give the biggest grin, he is so proud of himself. His legs are getting so strong. Drew can stand assisted for over a minute before he sits back down. I am so impressed. He is also starting to fit into his 3-6 month cloths. He is growing so big! He has a doctor's appointment on Thursday so we will see how much he has grown.
Drew is also talking a lot more. He jibbers constantly now! John is trying to get him to say Dewalt & Craftsman - I wish him the best of luck! Drew is also playing with his toys more and really listening to the books I read him. His favorite book is the Peek-A-Boo book; he gets so excited when we read it to him. His little grin is priceless!

We have a huge praise! Our cat Winston was finally returned to us. He ran out the front door over a month ago and disappeared. He had a collar with our info on it just incase this happened! We thought he was permanently gone, but alas our prayers were answered on Monday when a neighbor a few blocks over called our home to let us know he saw our kitty hanging around and just wanted to make sure we weren't looking for him. We immediately drove over to the house and there he was! Winston was so skinny his collar was very close to coming off. He has lost half his body weight and a good portion of his hair was cut off due to lots of knots. He looks very pathetic, but we are just ecstatic to have him home again. Praise be to God for bringing our kitty home!
I have more pictures to post on the website, but I can't get them to download off our video camera. I should get the up shortly.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day & God bless!

Monday, May 9, 2005

May 9, 2005

What a happy baby we have! Drew went in today for a checkup and had the waiting room in fits and giggles. He was laughing and cooing to everyone. This past week he has really been developing his fine motor skills, as well as studying faces and objects. He has also been laughing and talking a lot. He is so much fun to be around. I went to a Women's Dinner at church tonight and one of the sweet ladies that watched Drew in the nursery said she wanted to take him home with her. He had entertained them all night long. I am so glad he is settling in a little better with strangers.
We went camping this past week with our church group. Drew was a little angel and I actually was able to finish one of my books. We had such a great time relaxing and playing games with other couples. John enjoyed cooking for all 12 of us! He made steaks, corn on the cob and potatoes on the fire. He is so talented! He also fixed everyone breakfast the next morning. I am so grateful that he finds cooking on camping trips fun, if it were up to me to plan execute meals on campouts we wouldn't go very often.
Drew weighed in today and 12 pounds 3 ounces and 23 inches long. He only gained 6 ounces this past month. He is so busy moving his hands, and holding his head up that he just doesn't have time to put on much weight.
We can't wait to see you all in two more days! We fly into Portland at 11:30 am on Thursday and will be staying until the 21st of May.