Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bath Time

Our nightly bedtime ritual has grown to include bath time - not because Breckin really gets that dirty (although the rolls around his neck do collect some funk!) but because supposedly it helps to distinguish night time sleep from nap sleep. It must be working pretty well because we're slowly getting a little bit more sleep at night. We have gotten almost 5 1/2 hours at a stretch - not every night but even once in a while is an amazing feeling!

Breckin really enjoys bath time. He smiles and kicks his legs and flails his arms splashing mom and dad. He doesn't even fuss when his rookie parents get water in his eyes! But, he's not really a fan of getting out of the bath tub. Most evenings mom and dad frantically try to distract and entertain during the drying, diapering, lotioning and pajama-putting-on process so Breckin forgets he just got out of the tub.

Ooooohhh, this feels great!

Which way to the gun show?

Extras from Sunday morning.........

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fun Videos

Nanny, Brooke's grandma, had a great time playing with Breckin over Labor Day Weekend. Just seeing Nanny so happy with Breckin was worth every bit of the trip to Pennsylvania.

Breckin talking to his animals and saying, "Go Cubs Go." He was a little frustrated that Ike kept them from playing today.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy Anniversary Brooke

Two years ago today Brooke's dad entrusted her life to me. I promised to him, to her and to God to love her through sickness and health, good times and bad. Loving her has been one of the easiest things I have ever done. Being the husband of the best woman is a great honor and pleasure.

Brooke and I have been through so many changes over the last two years...moving to Dallas, a new job for her, two new jobs for me, each of us growing stronger in our Christian walk, and the birth of a handsome boy, Breckin. Seeing her with Breckin and all the sacrifices she makes and all she does for our family makes me fall more in love with her everyday. While it's only been two short years that we've been married, some times I think it was just yesterday, I look forward to many more years of waking up next to her, being a parent with her, and growing closer to God with her.

Brooke it is my promise to you that I’ll be your hero, I’ll be the guard of your honor somehow and I’ll show you love laid down. (See the song lyrics here)

Brooke got a great anniversary gift today, but it wasn't from me. While playing with Breckin tonight he was giving her some big smiles. Here is video of Breckin smiling. Brooke sounds and looks a bit silly, but come on, who doesn't when trying to get their baby to smile?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bonus Picture.....

Who's teaching him this?!?!?

Breckin's First Trip

This weekend Breckin made his first big trip to Pennsylvania to meet his great-grandmother and great-grandfather, Nanny and Pop-pop. We were apprehensive about flying with a 6 week old, but the flying part wasn't the tough part it was the adjustment to new surroundings, a different schedule and TONS of new people.

I'm so greatful that Breckin had this opportunity to meet Nanny and Pop-pop - seeing the smile on Nanny's face when she was holding him was worth every penny we spent on airfare! Of course it was great to see lots of other family and friends also.

Sleeping on the plane with Mommy - thank you God!

Pap using his special touch to calm down Breckin

Exercising with Aunt Heather

Hanging with Pop-pop

I don't know who is happier, Nanny or Breckin!

Four Generations

Napping with Aunt Sommer