Sunday, April 26, 2009

9 Months

Elizabeth is officially 9 months old, and I can't believe it! She is growing up SO fast already. I'm starting to understand why Gran is always warning me to take in every second because it flies by! Anyway, here are the fun facts on Elizabeth Joy, and some pics from her fun-filled weekend.

She can now:
- Eat table food with no problem (bread from a restaurant, etc.)
- stand without holding on to anything
- "talk" to us with her own baby sounds
- get into trouble on purpose
- grab toys and bang them together to make "music"
- walk a few steps with help
- hug on purpose
- reach for someone
- chew with her FOUR teeth!
- play well with others (before, she didn't really care about other kids, but now she actually attempts to "play")

*Here are pics from this weekend!

Stowing away in Grandma's suitcase

First bath in her new "tub" (which is in the shape of a big rubber ducky)

Helping her "Zoomer" celebrate his birthday

Playing with Uncle Chris

"Yay, Aunt Sarah's here!"

Showing off her cute outfit that Gran sent her

Hugging Grandma...and smushing her face

Well that's all the bragging I will put you through for now. More to come!

Love to you all!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Time for an Update

SO, I was going to wait until tomorrow to update because that is when Elizabeth has her 9month birthday, but there's just too much info to share, and I'm not sure if I will even have time to post tomorrow.

Anyway, here's the scoop:

Stephen: He's getting really close to the end of this semester, and even though it's exciting, it's scary too. Keep him in your prayers because at the end of May, he has to take a huge qualifying test that basically decides if he gets to stay in the program or not.

Jen: For those of you who haven't heard, I have major back problems, and on Tuesday, I had a small procedure done to try to help things. I won't know for several days if it worked or not, which is a bummer, but while I've been recovering, Stephen's mom, Laura has been in town helping me so that I don't have to life Elizabeth all of the time. She is the BEST, and I'm so thankful for her being here. It's been fun to have her, and of course, it makes me wish we lived in Texas even more.
In other news, I am almost done applying to schools, and then I'll just play the waiting game to see what happens. Pray that the Lord's will be done in that area.

Elizabeth: I'll post more specific bragging on Elizabeth in my next post, but here are some fun pics of her from her first Easter. Enjoy!

Our Summer: I may have mentioned this in a previous post, but Stephen and I are really excited because we have two big trips coming up this summer. First, we're going to take a road trip with my parents to Texas, and then we're going to take a trip to Florida with the entire Machen/Bush clan to celebrate Elizabeth's 1st birthday. I couldn't be more excited! :)

Special Note: Thanks to all of you who prayed for and supported my family last week when my grandmother passed away. My entire family was overwhelmed by the love that was showered on us so openly.

That's all for now. Love to you all!