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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Michael!

This past week, we celebrated Michael's first birthday. I have always heard that your children grow up so quickly, but I never really understood it until now. This past year has flown by so fast! Greg and I marvel when we watch Michael cruising around, playing with his toys, eating on his own; that just last year he couldn't do any of these things.
We have spent much of this past week thinking about when Michael was born. I was so anxious for him to come. My pregnancy went very smooth, so I was a little worried that I wouldn't be so lucky in my delivery. But to my relief, that went really well (thanks to the epidural!). Michael arrived at 6:13 pm, on October 21st. He was screaming before he was fully delivered, letting us know that we were in for an exciting ride!!
And that started our life with Michael and it has been a thrill ever since. Greg and I thank our Heavenly Father every day for sending us such a special little boy. He is such a happy baby. His little spirit just brightens every room. We love you little Michael!! We are so happy that you are part of our family!


Going Home

Many Late Nights!!


Oh, How Your Daddy Loves You!

What A Smile!

Our Little Santa!!


Sunday, October 5, 2008

All Grown Up!

I can't believe how much Michael has grown up. I look at him everyday and wonder where that little baby went! He is so much fun and just lights up every room with his smile. Greg and I love to go visit him at the daycare because he just warms our hearts when we walk in. He is so social and loves to play, but he will always stop (just a for a moment) to give his parents a smile and a hug before wiggling free to get back to the business of playing. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the past few months.

Relaxing

Samantha and Michael

(neighbor girl who loves Michael)

Such a cutie!

Michael went through a stage where this was the only way he would fall asleep. He would sit up and cry until he couldn't keep his head up any longer and fall asleep. It was so sad! :(

He loves black beans, but he makes a complete mess. I think he looks like he has a beard!

Another messy, but cute face!


More black beans!



Michael loves to play in his toy corner. He will entertain himself here for a long time!
About a month ago, Michael started to let go when he is standing up. He is getting more and more brave!
Michael and Greg sent me flowers for my birthday! I love my guys!
Some serious bed head!
Michael went on his first play date with my friend's little boy, Alex.
Alex is about 5 months older.
He is so curious about the camera!
Michael knows where his food is. He loves to open the cupboard and get his cookies and crackers out. This time, he was able to open the crackers. He helped him self to a little snack!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Where's Michael ??

Here is a cute video of Michael playing peek-a-boo. Shuting doors is one of his favorite things. Greg and I laugh that to Michael, the world is just not right if there is an open door!

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Grandpa Comes to Town

Well, again it has been a long time since I have posted anything, but we have been very busy. In August, Greg's Dad came to visit. We had such a great time and Michael loved the time with his Grandpa. He and Grandpa roughhoused and of course Grandpa showed him how to throw a ball. But the highlight of the trip was Michael's first football game. Purdue played Northern Colorado and Purdue was able to put a victory on the board! Boiler Up!!

Michael and Grandpa

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Michael and Daddy at the Game