Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tis the Season!

Well, I am sure that you can tell that there is a new background...tis the season! I, however, waited until Thanksgiving to make the changes, unlike the retailers of the world that have had decorations up since July. I refused to acknowledge the holidays quick approach up to this point...but now, 'game on'. I am feeling that festive flair!

Here at the G house, we have a lot to be thankful for. Of course, most of all is the blessing of our little baby boy, Eli, in 2010. In addition to the obvious, we have wonderful family, friends, home, jobs, and so so much more. So, thank you God for all that you have given us!

Also, I just had to make a note of all of the other little blessings that God has been dropping off at houses around the area....babies! Something about mid to late November, but it is a time for births. I have a lot of friends that are celebrating 1st birthdays this year, as well as a lot of friends having the actual baby's birthdays. I was just telling Keith that it is so thrilling getting to be a 'fly on the wall'...(or facebook stalker, depends on how you look at things), and watch all of these little babies coming into the world. It makes me shocked to realize that Eli was that small just 9 months ago, and what a quick change happens in such a short amount of time. It is also so fun to watch all of the pictures of the new parents coming home, giving baths, ect. It totally takes me back to all of the 'newness' with Eli..and what a true whirlwind it is...for the first day, week, month, 3 months. Wow! While, we will certainly want to have another baby one day (God willing), we have some time before that happens. So, in the mean time..I will continue to watch at a distance (or behind my computer screen) to see all of the wonderful new parents getting to experience their bundles of joy for the first time. Congrats to all of you!!

Speaking of bundle of joys...?? Eli just had his 9 month check-up, and I thought that I would update you on his stats.

Weight: 19lbs (lil' less than 50%)
Height: 28in (50%)
Head: 18in (50%)

All in all, Eli is batting average, and great to be there. The doctor thinks that he has two more top teeth coming in. So, he could possibly have 4 top teeth and 2 bottom teeth, very soon. She also gave us permission to move forward with lots and lots of table foods. So, that means lots and lots of Thanksgiving dinner....yum! :) He is also well into his crawling...and getting around quite well, perhaps, a little too well. Hopefully Keith or I will snag some cute pictures of Eli this weekend and I will be sure to post them, if we do.


KRiSTiN said...

I love this season, too. It's SO much more fun with a little one. :)

Mary Claire said...

How did I know you'd already have your blog updated for the holiday season! So impressed!

Jemison Family said...

Love the new blog! Super Cute!!