Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Haynes Wedding

The Yandle family enjoyed gathering for Kyrsten and Brad's wedding on a beautiful July morning. We were so excited for them and glad that they're finally husband and wife! :-) God has so much in store for them and we wish them love and prosperity in their new life together!

Thanks to Jenifer and Henry for letting us borrow such an adorable outfit for Jr. He looked so handsome. Mommy can't help but mention that strapless never looked so good 'til lil' Jr. came! :-)

Shamus Sr. enjoyed capturing special moments of the day through his lenses - check em' out at http://picasaweb.google.com/janayandle/Hayneswedding
Here's the link to the professional photographs:
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Monday, July 28, 2008

Catchin' Up

At almost four months old, Shamus Jr. continues to settle into his comfortable routine such that Mommy and Daddy are attempting all kinds of new adventures with baby in tow. Every three hours about, Jr. will eat, poop, play, and sleep and the cycle continues throughout the day. This may seem like an ordinary baby, but to Mommy who was feeding almost every hour until week 10 - it's a miracle!! :-)

Jr. is most alert in the morning and late night such that Mommy and Daddy have tons of fun playing with him - singing songs, having him hold on to rattles or our fingers, learning to roll over and touch his toes. We have the most fun hearing him talk - his favorite word is gah and the occasional ah-gah!

We made the most of our Fourth of July - a road trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan for a Quixtar leadership seminar. Jr. did great! He enjoyed the view of Lake Michigan, slept through the fireworks show, and entertained himself during the 18 hour drive with his new Sunshine toy - it was perfect as he's just learning to grasp with his hands!

July 11 was my 27th birthday - and was such a treat as a Mom! I guess you could say that Jr. gave me the best gift in the world - his first full night sleep!! :-) He actually slept through the night two nights in a row! 8 hours b/t feedings and six hours of sweet dreams!
We started at sixteen weeks introducing a few signs to Shamus, Jr. We're teaching him every day words like milk, change diaper, and mommy/daddy. So far, he's been very interested in watching our hands as we speak to him. We'll keep you posted on his progress!