Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Video clips:Brennan crawling and bouncing. Samuel kissing :)

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Tonight while we were eating cookies Samuel stuck out his lips for a kiss and then just held it there...he wouldn't pull away. He did this like three times and I had Scott film some of it...he is too funny.

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Brennan loves to bounce; if you hold him standing on your lap he will automatically start jumping. Here he is in his excersaucer. He jumps so hard that he will move his excersaucer across the kitchen floor. Bouncing Baby Brennan or as Samuel loves for me to say, "Jumping Jelly Bean."

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Here is Brennan with his new army crawl...he sure can get around! Samuel also had to show us that HE knows how to crawl also...geeze Brennan's getting all the attention. Watch at the end because Brennan really goes for the broom.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

OUCH!

To start off this blog I must of course talk about the extremely horrible bruise bump on Samuel's forehead because if I didn't you would all be scanning down the blog skipping all the other info, in order to find out what happened. Anyone that knows Samuel knows that he loves to jump on these foam cushions he got from his Grandpa Chuck. It is one of his favorite activities. Well, Brennan and I are watching Samuel in the living room jump on his cushions having fun and doing the same thing that he has done a thousand times before. When all of a sudden Samuel takes a leaping jump in the air coming down with full force and then his forehead smacks directly on the wooden corner of our ottoman! Yes the cushioned top ottoman...the one I didn't worry about because it's not a coffee table it has a padded cushion top. How in the world did my son manage to hit his forehead directly on the wooden corner covered by the cushion? On my watch!?! Well he did! Instantly there was a dent in the middle of his forehead and a bluish green bruise appearing. Needless to say I was freaked out and made Scott call the doctor. They said as long as he didn't pass out he was o.k. It looks better today, not so swollen, but it is a brownish yucky yellow bruise now. He is still going strong and still jumping on the cushions, just far far away from the ottoman!

Some more news that many of you already know is that our foster daughter Lola left to return home to her mother. I have postponed writing about this for many reasons but the main 0ne is that words are hard to come by and seem somewhat cheap when writing about someone dear whom you have lost in one way or another. I know that we have not lost her and that we can talk to her on the phone and see her from time to time, which is a major blessing. However, it will never be the same. She is no longer "ours" but in reality she never was. It is good that she is back home with her mommy and that is where all children deserve to be. Yet, things have changed; Samuel no longer has his "best friend" to sleep next to at night, to fight with, to play with, to read with, to laugh and make up silly games with...Lola no longer has her brothers to love on...but God is good and I know He has a plan for her life. She actually came for a short visit last week and when her and Samuel were in the bedroom I peeked and saw them hugging. Lola saying, " I missed you so very much!" So, as I wrote earlier words are cheap and can't give a full account of our hearts having let go of a beautiful little part of what our life contained for a year and a half.

On a Brennan update he is 6 months old and on his 6 month birthday we could see one bottom tooth starting to poke through. Now, it is poked through enough to feel it with your finger. At his doctor visit he weighed in at 21lbs 5 oz...he is a chunkster. He has just recently gotten over having RSV and has been a trooper. Unfortunately, he has some upper respiratory stuff that started two days ago...so I hope it doesn't get worse. He started inch worming at 5 months old, but now he is doing the army crawl and he is rocking back and forth on his hands and knees. I am amazed that he is already crawling and he gets around fast...we really have to watch him now. The days of leaving him on his back and walking away are no more! He is such a good baby...I am amazed at how fast the time has gone, I get a little sad thinking that he is halfway to 1 year old.