24 July 2007

A mini vacation

Crystal and I took Sam for his 2 month doctor check-up today. Dr. G said everything looked perfect and he was progressing just like he was supposed to be. Sam weighed in at 13 lbs. 9 oz. and was 24.5 inches long! It amazes me to think that in 2 months time he gained almost 4 pounds and got 3.5 inches longer! The time has flown by. With that in mind, Crystal returns to work next week. She has said that she is looking forward to getting back to work and interacting with people again, but she is sure gonna miss the boy.

Tomorrow (wed. the 25th), we are headed up to Clifton Forge, VA for a "mini" vacation. I have been going up there the better part of my life to some family friend's home place. They have a really cool camp site on the Cowpasture River. I know, it sounds weird, but it's just a name. This time we're not camping though. Probably wouldn't be the easiest of tasks with a 2 month old. But, his camping experiences will begin in the next year! We are actually gonna stay in the home place along with my mom and dad and our 2 nephews. It should be a fun trip and hopefully Crystal will be able to relax a little before heading back to work. I'll try to get some photos up when we return!

16 July 2007

The 4th

I hope this finds everyone well and we hope that you had a safe and happy 4th of July. We had a fun, yet busy time, as I am sure most everyone did as well. On Tuesday the 3rd, the boy was officially 6 weeks old and Crystal and I took him for his first haircut! Of course we are new at this parenting stuff, but we were assured that it was absolutely amazing that a 6 week old baby was having their 1st haircut.

We took some pictures of before, during, and after and I even took some video of the haircut. Here's Sam in the parking lot of the salon ready to have his locks 'shortened'.
As you can see, his hair was well down over his ears...and his momma just couldn't take it anymore! He did not seem to like being in the chair as Crystal was holding him, but as soon he got a bottle he was fine.

On Wednesday, we headed down to Baton to my parents house to have a 4th of July cook out. We were joined by David & Lynn Blythe, along with David & Brandy Blythe and Cortlyn and Koda.We all had a good time and were able to catch up with each other.

After the holiday on Wednesday, I was fortunate enough to be able to take off Thursday and Friday and spend time with Crystal and Sam. It amazes me to think that in just a couple of more weeks that Crystal will have to return to work and I'll be taking Samuel to daycare every day!

Friday brought us a visit from Rodney and Erin Phillips since they were in from Knoxville. And it was very good to see them.
We were able to spend some time together and even got to go over to "The Depot" for supper that evening.

Of course all good things must come to an end and very soon the new work week had crept up on us all. It was good to get to see family and friends and we continue to miss those we don't get to see very often.

Now for the grand finale. :) Crystal has taken Sam to have his picture made once a month for the 1st year of his life. Obviously, we are only on month #2, but we did get that picture back today and here it is for all to see. Samuel says "Happy 4th everybody"!

I've uploaded more photos of the past few weeks. Go take a LOOK.

And finally, we're very glad to have our friends Shawn and Shelly Blythe back from China (they had to go over there for work). Check out their BLOG for more details. Welcome home!