What a month it has been! It has been a wonderful, funny, exhausting, confusing, and happy month... we have experienced a wide range of emotions and we are learning just how hard (and exciting) it is to be parents. It has been fun to introduce Abe to a whole lot of "firsts," his sleepless nights have been exhausting for all of us, and we love to hear his laugh and see his sweet smile.
Here's just a few pictures of what we have been up to his first month home...
Most of the mornings we stay home while Chris is at school. He's happy with his toys for a little while, after that I try to get creative with other things. :)
|Painting on the sidewalk with water and paint brushes|
|His water table... he loves this and is drenched when he is done. :) Thank you Mary and Jessica!!|
|Big fan of Thomas the Train!|
|Yes, he is coloring in a box, which he loves! :)|
|He loves to sort and organize. God knew he was the perfect child for me. And he loves to clean up, too!!|
|Banging on bowls with a spoon. He broke the wooden spoon within 5 minutes, so this is his second spoon. It makes a great noise.|
|He is a huge fan of play-doh!!|
|Look at that smile!|
|He loves the sand. This picture was taken before he started to roll his entire body in it!|
|On the go with his snack cup!|
|Still with his cup...|
|Enjoying a fun park|
|Getting a snack before we shop at Target.|
Daddy has school in the mornings and sometimes late afternoons, so its a treat when Daddy can join us during the week on our outings. Abram loves his Daddy!
|At the aquarium|
|Enjoying a lazy Saturday morning in our pj's|
|Exploring the water with Daddy.|
Abram has also had fun with his new friends. They have been waiting a long time for Abe to come home and it is finally so sweet to see them together!
|At church with Addison|
|Taking a break to have a snack at the park with Matthew.|
We have had a great month! Next month we have two big events to look forward to... First, we are going to Hawaii (Sept. 19-25) to introduce Abram to our wonderful friends and of course enjoy some beach and pool time. Then, as soon as we get home Abe is going to have his first palate surgery (Sept. 27). His palate will be closed and he will get tubes put into his ears. Its going to be a hard two weeks of recovery, but the sooner it gets done the better, so he can start to talk.