Sunday, June 17, 2012

On Father's Day

Dearest Joshua,

Today we celebrate your first year being a dad.  What a year it has been!  You are an amazing man and role model for Earnest.  Thank you for being such a hard worker, an excellent provider, and a fierce protector.  Thank you for unconditionally loving us and leading us.  You are setting a Godly example for our son that will impact him for years to come.  I am thankful to God that you are called to be Earnest's father!  My heart is overflowing as we celebrate you today!  We love you papa!


Jen and Ernie

Here you are with Ernie in the first days.  You look so proud!
And here you are with Earnest most recently.  Still looking as proud as ever.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Earnest at 10 months

Earnest is 10 months old today.  
10 months old, as in 2 months from being One. Year. Old.  My, oh my!  

There have been so many changes this month.  He's a crawler, a fast one at that!  He is pulling himself up on furniture, his toy piano, and even Josh and me :). More teeth are working there way in.  It's a good thing too because the kid likes to eat.  He loves trying new things!  A few of his recent favorite finger foods have been: pasta "o"'s, peas, bananas, avocado, green pepper, and "pancakes" (I just mashed a banana, mixed with an egg yolk and 1 T of oatmeal.  I then pan fried it in coconut oil).

This month has been the best Earnest (and Josh and I) have slept since he's been born!  We did some sleep training after Ernie's 9 month appointment.  He was getting up a little more than he needed to during the night. He now nurses then goes to bed between 6:00-7:00pm.  He nurses once more between 9:30-11:00.  He then sleeps soundly until morning!  He wakes up around 6 each morning.  I've noticed that since the sun rises earlier he's been waking up earlier too.  Today, it was 5:20.  We may need to get some darker shades :).  We have been very thankful for the extra sleep we've been getting.

Ernie loves to be outside.  He just recently tried out the swing at his friends' house.  He adored it!  He really liked hanging out with the boys too:).  They were very welcoming.  They shared.  They gave kisses and hugs.  And they even pushed him on the swing!

Another one of Earnest's favorite things is anything small.  If it's small, he'll love it.  He loves hinges, door stops, door bells, buttons, and zippers.  He found the door stop one day a few weeks back.  He laid on his belly boinging the stop for over 5 minutes!  I think he likes seeing how things work.  Maybe he'll be an engineer like his papa:). 

He is so much fun!  We just love getting to know him more and more.  He is a special little boy.  We love our Earnest!