Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Not really sure where the last 2 months have gone. Somewhere in there, Liam had his 2 month check up, we passed his 2 month and 3 month birthday, I got some great items for Liam at the JBF sale, we officially joined Solid Rock Church, we went rock climbing at Lake Mineral Wells, we took an awesome road trip to the west, and I started back to work. Those are just the big things though. Basically every day of our life has had something on the calendar for the past 2 months. I keep thinking, "life will slow down one of these days" but no sign of it yet.
|He is his father's son|
|poor baby - 5 shots!|
He still enjoys snuggling in his "magic blanket" that is fake wool. It's magic because he always falls asleep when we wrap him up in it. I hope we never lose that thing. He LOVES the bathtub and splashing around in the water. (click the link to view of a video of him splashing around!) He's making "cooing" noises and will talk to us when we make the sound back to him. (again, click the link to view a video) He's got very strong legs and arms - he stands really well when we help him pull up and are holding him. He's got an incredible smile that we love to see in the mornings when he wakes up. He rolled over at his 2 month check up from his stomach to his back. I was so happy I cried. He's done it a few other times too. He has torticollis and we saw the physical therapist for the first time this week. We'll do a follow up in about a week. We just need to work on strengthening his neck muscles. We're also working on tummy time with him. He's been doing so good at holding his head up, but he's not using his arms to do this and he really needs to start learning to use his arms, otherwise he'll have problems crawling. So we have a lot to work on together! And we bought him his first activity center/jumparoo at the JBF consignment sale. He's working on learning how to actually play. The first time he sat in it for a few seconds then started to cry, but we've gotten up to about 15 minutes of playtime before he gets stressed out.
|Whoa! What's this!?|
|He's definitely got the hands for climbing - and the length!|
|Scenic view on the drive to our campsite|
|On the 3 mile hike to the campsite - loaded down.|
|Started raining as soon as we got to the campsite, but when it ended, this is what we saw.|
|View from our campsite.|
|On the hike down|
|On the drive out to Point Sublime|
|Liam was so happy to have his frog seat back!|
|Napping in the tent.|
|Asleep in the front pack - as always.|
|We saw this on our way back to our campsite that night.|
|View from Angel's Landing|
|View from our hotel room - and the only picture of downtown that we took.|
After leaving Hoover Dam, we drove to Santa Fe. On the way, we saw a spot on the map that looked kind of cool. It was site of a meteor crater. It's the most well preserve crater in America. Their slogan "Experience the Impact". Haha. Erica and I are both nurses and we thought that was funny. We decided to stop, but it was $15 per person to get in, so we sent Daniel with the camera and he took video and pictures for us.
We didn't do much in Santa Fe. We spent the night at a hotel and the next morning we went to breakfast at a local restaurant. Then we spent the morning walking around the square. Daniel and I decided that we love Santa Fe and could definitely live there. :) And then it was the 10 or so hour drive home. We made it back around 11pm and got home to the apartment around midnight. It was such a wonderful trip. We were so happy to spend time with our friends Adam and Erica and I'm so glad that Liam did so well! His doctor wasn't very excited that we were taking him camping, but he did just fine.
|See how happy he was to go on our trip!|