Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nine Months

Elijah you are nine months today! You have been a part of Daddy and Mommy's life for now 18 months (that is longer than just the time it was the two of us) but we would not change a thing:) This month you started table food and let me tell you I don't think there is anything that you have tried that you don't absolutely LOVE! You have been such a good boy while Daddy and Mommy finish out another semester of grad school. We are thankful that this holiday season we are able to slow down a little and enjoy the holidays through your precious eyes.

Reasons why I adore my son and milestones to remember:
~ you ate grilled chicken, string cheese, tortellini, applesauce, green beans, yogurt and mandarin oranges all for the 1st time
~celebrated your 1st Thanksgiving with Daddy, Mommy, and Aunt Kristen
~you are not a big fan of your winter coat but with weather in the 20's here in NC you have learned that bundling up is not an option
~started wearing 18 month footed pajamas to bed...Mommy just might have shed a tear that night
~enjoyed playing in your 1st snow
~survived teething pains and you now have 6 teeth

Stats from your doctor's appnt:
Weight- 21 lbs. 4 oz.
Length- 30 inches

Mommy cannot believe that she has a nine-month old son living in her house. That is crazy how fast nine months have flown by with you as our son. This month was especially fun because we were able to see you enjoy table foods like a big boy. Needless to say you have LOVED everything we have given you and are constantly asking for more. You are able to drink out of your sippy cup really well which is great. It has been really cold these past few weeks but you have learned that we must bundle you up if you still want to go for walks and be outside. Last weekend was your first chance to see snow and you tried to eat it of course:) We have really enjoyed watching you change before our eyes as you continue to mature and grow each day. You have had a few rough nights with teeth #'s 5 and 6 breaking through and have wanted to nurse in the middle of the night. Even though Mommy has been more tired she has enjoyed the sweet times with you comforting you and praying over you sweet boy. We continue to pray that God will be your one consuming passion and you will be saved at young age. We are excited to experience your first Christmas and teach you the importance of Jesus birth at Christmas time.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Shutterfly Christmas!

I love Shutterfly! My mom first introduced me to Shutterfly after our wedding. We ordered pictures for the scrapbook that my mom compiled for us of the pre-wedding festivities, wedding day, and our honeymoon. I have never been disappointed with the quality of pictures, but have been so impressed with the wonderful website, fast delivery time, and overall awesomeness of this company. Last year we even ordered Elijah's birth announcements from Shutterfly. We received so many compliments and have since told several people about Shutterfly.

This year I told Jason that I really wanted to send out a Christmas card rather than write a letter like we have been doing. One because of the time factor with a 9 month old and finishing grad classes I don't have time to write a letter and two I thought it would be fun to let our family and friends see pictures of our ever-growing boy! So the hard part was narrowing down my selection and finally choosing the Christmas card that I thought would be perfect for our family.

Here is the link so you too can peruse awesome Christmas cards:

And I will leave you with two of favorites that did not make the final cut:)

Shutterfly is AWESOME about giveaways and great promotions all year long so my vote is for you to choose Shutterfly as your one stop shop for Christmas cards and all other photo needs you may have!

And did I mention that just for doing this blog post I receive 50 free Christmas cards...can it get any better?