December 10, 2009

3 Months & Some Sisterly Love

Wow, where is the time going??? Garrett is already 3 months old. We couldn't ask for a happier, laid back baby. He continues to grow and grow and grow. While that's the sign of a healthy baby it also means the "baby" stage is passing quickly. Last we weighed him he was almost 17 lbs. Needless to say my arms are getting quite a workout but that's alright since all too soon he'll want to be on the ground running and carrying him will be a thing of the past.

Since he was doing so well with tummy time and loved playing under his play mat with the music and toys surrounding him we decided to put his exersaucer/jumperoo together and give it a try. He LOVES it. Jenna likes all the little hooks around it from which she can hang toys from him.

His little feet just touch the ground so when he gets really excited he can even get it to bounce a little bit. Like I said before, "where did my baby go?"
He loves bath time and giggles when we rub lotion on him afterwards. Here he is squeaky clean and all smiles!
After a busy afternoon or playing he just decided his play mat was the perfect place to take a nap. Jenna thought the "toys" that are normally above him needed to come off because "mommy what if they fall on him while he's sleeping and he gets hurt?".....what a little mommy. Moments after I took this picture she put her blanket over him to keep him warm :-)
Jenna's favorite thing to do is play salon and make poor Garrett her customer. He likes it when you comb his hair so he just sits contently while she drapes a blanket over him as her pretend cape and combs his hair.....then she decided he needed to be dressed up....
She's been warned that there is a VERY good chance that someday he will be much bigger than her and he will get paybacks.
We went to Zeeland's Santa Claus parade a couple weeks ago. It was chilly but we bundled Garrett up and covered the stroller really well. He slept the entire time....until I tried to get a picture of him all cozy, then those big blue eyes popped open.
Dave and Jenna waiting for the candy!!!!
Other than all of the above life has been settling into a normal routine. We're settled in the house and are looking forward to the holidays!!!


Last Sunday we had the privilege to have Garrett baptized. It was a very special morning and we are so grateful for the family and friends that could share in this special occasion with us. It is one of those moments as a parent that we were reminded how precious this little guy is and what an awesome responsibility we have being his parents. He is a gift from God and we pray that as he grows he will know the love that we have for him and more importantly the love that his Heavenly Father has for him.

Our little man just chillin, love that smirk!

Garrett's grandparents were able to come up front with us as well to share in the moment. There were no tears, as Pastor Steve commented "he looks quite bored". He is so laid back and that's exactly how he was during baptism.

Dave's younger sister Megan and her husband Ryan also had their daughter baptized. After the service everyone came to our house for lunch. It was a great day!