My sweet littles

My sweet littles

Cy and Lila

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Baby Blues...

Disclaimer: I may be a bit biased...

...but I am convinced that my child has the most beautiful baby blue eyes I've ever seen! Our sweet angel~

Here are my 2 favorite guys at Cy's 1st "Trunk or Treat"

...and a pose with momma.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cousins in Costume...

Cy and Ellie gave Gran and Pop a sneak peek of their Halloween duds last night. They both looked so adorable...yet another fabulous opportunity for photos!

Monday, October 26, 2009

152 Days...

Travis and I have been blessed beyond measure with 152 amazing days with our precious son. Cy Wesley is 5 months old!!! We are so grateful for each and every day that we are given with our baby boy and are humbled by the responsibility of shepherding his sweet, sweet spirit as we strive to impress upon him the value of being in relationship with our Lord. Cy's little personality is really shining in our interactions throughout the day...he is such a happy baby. Those adorable smiles and giggles just thrill me to no end! Here's what our handsome man has been up to at 5 months old...
Cy has become very interested in his lower limbs. He spends lots of time examining his legs, knees, feet, toes and shoes, pulling them to his chest and touching them with his fingers. I love his "froggy" pose (knees pulled to his chest with the bottoms of his feet touching)...those chunky thighs are so cute!
He loves to giggle! Momma can be quite funny...he even giggles in anticipation of Momma doing something comical. Such a sweet laugh- pure joy!
Loves attention & is not a bit selfish with grins...especially when being admired by pretty girls!
Has rolled over twice...yes, TWICE, on his own, in the past month. He is totally content relaxing on his back or tummy while playing...not terribly interested in exerting the effort needed to change position. We're working on it, though...and for the time being, I'm enjoying his limited mobility.
Is on the verge of sitting up on his own. Balances himself with his arms and just a slight bit of assistance from the Boppy pillow.
Has acquired a taste for cereal. We finished our very first complete bowl of cereal today! It's adorable to watch him open his mouth expectantly like a little bird...precious!
Is still such a great sleeper...sleeping 12 hours at night! He's working on dropping the 4th late afternoon cat his bedtime varies from 7:30-9:00 depending on how much napping he does in the afternoon. Lately, he has been a bit of a stinker with his naps... partly my fault because I love to rock him until he can barely hold his eyes open- which has predictably led to him protesting quite a bit when I lay him in his crib. So we've endured a few tears at nap time. We have given up the swaddle blanket completely...he had become impressively good at wiggling his way out of it- Cy transitioned easily into his sleep sack.
Cy has discovered that those chubby little fingers are pretty effective at grabbing whatever suits his, Momma's hair, Momma's lips, Momma's earrings (I've officially transitioned to simple studs), etc. Of course...everything goes to his mouth and LOTS of drool undoubtedly comes out! If the abundance of drool is any indicator, we should expect Cy to start teething soon...Travis' first tooth erupted at 5 months, while mine didn't make its arrival until 13 months.
Has been spitting up quite a bit more lately. Not sure if it's because he's eating more with the introduction of cereal or because he sits up and moves around more. Nonetheless, a burp cloth is always nearby.
Loves his jumperoo...just 2 short weeks ago, I had to put a blanket under his feet for support and now they touch the ground!
Wearing Size 2-3 diapers!!!
He is such a joy! We are really looking forward to all of the wonderful "1sts" that Cy will enjoy as the 2009 winds down and cherished time with family. There is little doubt that the holidays will be wild with so many little ones...and LOTS of fun!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fabulous 'Faux-Hawk'...

I dreamed of styling Cy's hair into a 'faux-hawk' as a newborn...but our sweet little man didn't arrive with much hair to work with. So I was thrilled when Davida pointed out that he might now have enough hair to 'hawk'. A little styling product and voila...a terribly handsome fella sporting a funky and fabulous do! His Momma is a big fan!!!

Here, Cy is modeling an outfit that Mimi bought for him. So cute in his little cap!

This is his newest face...channeling Elvis!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Punkin' Patch...

Oh, how I do LOVE Fall in west Texas!!!
Here are a couple of pumpkin patch cuties.
Ellie-6 months, Cy-4 1/2 months

Boot Scootin'

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Proud Papa...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wreck 'Em Texas Tech!

Travis and I are doing our best to pass on our love of Texas Tech football to Cy least, at this point, he looked the part!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made...

"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

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Chocolate-Covered Cutie...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rice Cereal & Race for the Cure...

Cy had his first test run with rice cereal this week....and I have to say, his initial reactions have not been favorable, they have, however, been comical!

Lubbock Family Dental also sported pink, laced up our racing shoes and participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this morning. It was a great event & we were all so proud to help raise money and show our support for such a wonderful cause.