Monday, January 30, 2012

A weekend in Marshall

We all headed down to Marshall this weekend where we got to see first-hand what it would be like to have 4 kids.  My sister Ruth and her husband had a conference in Rochester, so we stayed at their house with their three children.  It was fun, but busy! Bill and I decided that there is reason why God generally sends you one kid at a time!

David and Gus getting some fresh air.

Gus at a pancake breakfast after church...where he had his first pancake!  

At Grandma's for Sunday dinner.

A drawing done by Mary (who is always working on an art project)

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We had fun, but were happy to be back in our own beds last night.  Keep Billy in your prayers again this week.  He is busy busy busy at work!

Nancy and Gus.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

snuggle time

Here are just some simple pictures of me and Gus.  He is such a sweet boy.  We ran errands yesterday for a couple hours and whole time, even while being pulled in and out of the car, in and out of shopping carts, he smiled and laughed, and talked to me the whole time.  He is also taking really good naps now, and when he is awake, as long as he has a full belly all he wants to do is play with his toys or snuggle with mommy.

I am getting spoiled!


PS--Gus is turning 8 months old today.  Wow, time has gone by quickly!  Maybe this will be the month that he decides to get moving.  Maybe, but I'm not holding my breath!

Nancy and Gus

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

lots of tummy time...and still no interest in crawling!

Good morning!

Here are several pictures of the little guy from the past couple days.  He is going to be 8 months tomorrow...and still no interest in crawling, so we have been putting him on his tummy a lot.  However, if he does move forward at all it is mere inches!  Oh well.  He is happy and healthy, and despite Bill's busy time at work, we are all doing well.

We love you all,
Nancy and Gus

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gus learns to JUMP!

Gus got back into the Johnny Jumper this afternoon and had a blast!

All is well here.  We spent the day inside since it has gotten so so chilly!

Love Nancy and Gus

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pictures from the last couple days

We have been living a pretty quiet, basic life lately.  Here are a mess of pictures I have snapped, mostly around the house, the last couple days.


A few pictures of our pretty boy in front of the bay window.

Friday night (well, early evening actually) out at the bar.  Are we bad parents?

With Phil

And Maire

Well, at least Gus thinks that having an old flip phone is really cool!

Gus's "attempts at crawling..."

This is what happens shortly after I put him on his stomach.

Happy boy downstairs helping mom with one of her many projects.

Gus sitting on the kitchen floor playing with his new tool set while I make dinner.

And that is about all we have been up to lately.  Bill and I are working on painting our basement and turning it into a playroom.  I am making a rug out of Bill's old t-shirts, and although it is slowly coming together, I think it will turn out well and it will add a lot of color to our future playroom.  Also, Gus has decided he loves carrots.  I cooked up a whole bunch of carrots yesterday and he can't seem to get enough of them.  He still isn't very interested in moving, and we are beginning to wonder if he will ever crawl.  Every day we try to get him moving...but I just know that as soon as he does start moving I am going to long for these days when I can put him down and he stays put!  Finally, please say a little prayer for Bill today.  He is under a lot of stress at work.  It is budget time!

We love you all,
Nancy and Bill and Gus