Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy 4th birthday my Lily Kate!

My sweet Lily Kate officially turned 4 years old this past Sunday.  Thank you Lord for these 4 precious years with her, what a blessing she is.

"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be."
Psalm 139:13-16

She has grown up so much here lately.  She is soaking in everything, learning so much, and asking a bazillion questions.  Her little mind never stops, and I love it.  She loves to pray, and to go to church and sing, and she loves reading her Bible story every night.  She loves to help me cook, and help with Max, and with ~some~ of the household chores.  One thing that hasn't changed, she still loves to be silly...

She is ready for this summer, to go swimming, and to the beach, and to spend hours playing outside.  I can't wait for the spray parks to open, and to take her to the water park.  This little girl loves life, more than anyone else I know.  I pray she always has this genuine love of people, and for going places and having fun. But more than anything I pray she comes to know the Lord at a young age.

"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine
upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance
upon you and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26

And you know I had to take a pic of Lucy Cullen and Max too...

 and this is the best I could get of them together...

For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the LORD,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

We had a tiny party at Chuck E. Cheese's.  Yes, I was completely crazy when said yes to this.  But she had a great time, which made it all worth it...

And here is a recap of birthday pics...

Newborn Lily Kate
Our new family

~ 1 ~

1st Birthday Party, with baby Lucy Cullen on the way

~ 2 ~

2nd Birthday Party

~ 3 ~

3rd Birthday Party, with baby Max on the way

We love you Lily Kathleen Gibson!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Houston, we have a crawler!!!

Max is now 6 months old, is so very happy, and has so many new tricks.

I love seeing this baby boy learning and progressing daily.  He has been trying for about 3 weeks to crawl, scooting anywhere he wants to go.  But this last week Max was promoted to "crawler".  He is so funny though.  He doesn't have a normal crawl like either of the girls did, but has his own way of crawling.  Poppy says he looks like a silver back gorilla, many people say he looks like a worm, and I have heard a few times that he looks like a frog.  Whatever he looks like, it is the cutest thing ever.  See...

This past Tuesday was the first time that he crawled and then sat up.  And he now crawls over to me and gets in my lap.  My heart MELTS when he does this.  He has been the youngest crawler of our babies.  Lily Kate crawled at 7 months, Lucy Cullen was almost 8 months (no surprise that she was the slowest, she's a Gibson!) and Max was right at 6 months.  At this age, both girls had teeth, were waving, and said Mama. Max has not done any of those yet, but I am sure he will soon.  I love how each child is different!

He had his check up this week.  He has grown a little, thank goodness.  He is 15 lbs 2 oz and now in the 8th percentile for weight.  It still bothers me that he is so little, but the doctor assures me it's part of his genetics. He said Max looked like a string bean, long and skinny!  Max is loving his baby food, is now strictly on formula, and has had juice once.  He is a terrible sleeper, which keeps Taylor and me not sleeping.  I guess I can't complain too much, the first 4 months of his life that's all the boy did.

Max Christian Gibson we love you!