Thursday, September 25, 2008

happy 10 months, Silas!

12 weeks old

10 months old

Oh the joy that Silas Mezmur Coen brings to our lives! Thank You, Jesus, for allowing us the privilege of loving this child. He's teaching me about the love You have for me. You saw fit to bring him into this world and then into this home. I think You have a big plan for this boy. Whatever it is, I know it's perfect like Your plan for each of our lives.
Silas, my little tater tot, I love you! You are growing by the minute and it's all I can do to keep up with you as you sail across the floor at lightning speed. Today I choose to enjoy you this very minute, because tomorrow you'll be 10 YEARS old and probably won't let me kiss those feet.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

teething biscuits

Maybe teething biscuits will encourage the teeth? Who knows! It's a fun time, anyway, and it's a good lead in to bath time.
I don't have much for now, just wanted to update you with some pictures. Big boy turns 10 months old tomorrow. He's calling me now...gotta go!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

my new favorite quote is...

"but Daddy ain't gonna be your Tag monkey."

This won't make sense until you go over to the Gardner Adoption Journal and read this post. Lee and Chris have adopted an "older sibling set" whom we met while picking up Silas. Their latest post is about their children learning the unwritten rules to know, on the playground game, Tag.

Oh they make me laugh....they are the type I'd like to be friends with. Not that my current friends aren't know what I mean.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

growing up fast...he's already driving

Nobody's safe. Whether he's on wheels or low crawling all over the place, Silas can get there. And he'll get there quicker than you can blink.
"Look, Sophie! I got a car!!"
It must come naturally...he knew just where to put his hands and he rocked back and forth as if to say, "Go!"
Stop with the paparazzi!!
Glistening with SWEAT! It's hard work to drive a car in these parts...

Friday, September 5, 2008

a proper silas update

We had a nice, long weekend. Monday we went to Raven Rock State Park to check it out. A return trip is definitely in order.

Wednesday, I took Silas to the doctor for his 9 month well baby. He got three shots. We'll go back in a month and he'll be all caught up until he's a year old. Don't tell him that's only two months after he's "caught up".

He weighs 18 lbs 7 oz and is 27.5 inches long. Happy and healthy. He has a snotty nose today, but hopefully it won't go any further than that.

Silas is totally mobile now. Sophie, watch out! He is particularly drawn to anything that is hers. He's "inch worming" all over this house. We'll need to be moving some things.
This is what I walked into the other day....where's Silas? Is that a turtle in my living room? No, that's a Silas with a dog bed on top of him... Notice the blurry arms and legs in motion and Sophie wondering how that all happened. "Wasn't I just asleep in that bed? Now it's moving?"

He's babbling a lot too. Dada was his first "word", but mostly he says Baba and Mama. I would love to think he knows my name is Mama, but I cannot lie to myself. Until he know's my name is Mama, I'd like to be addressed as Baba, please.

He is eating up a storm. I got him some sippy cups yesterday and I'm going to see if he's ready for that. Once those teeth show up, we can expand his diet some.

Speaking of the doctor's appointment (I know this is a random post...stay with me), I was getting our stuff ready to go and glanced over at a stack of books "to be read". I reached for one to take with me in case we had a long wait.

Then I thought...Jill, you're going to your nine month old baby's appointment. And you want to bring along a book to read? Sometimes I wonder about myself. For a minute there, I forgot what season of life I'm in. Old habits die hard, I guess.

Some days I'm sharp as a tack and other's I'm dull as a butter knife....a very old butter knife. The book thing is a good example as well as last week when Silas and I went to the commissary. For those that don't know, at the commissary there are people that bag your groceries and take them to the car for you. It's very nice. About halfway to the car, I realized I was pushing my empty cart to the car, with Silas in the sling and the guy with my groceries was walking right beside me...with the groceries. I asked him if he was going to mention the fact that I was pushing an empty cart to the car. He said, "No ma'am, I was just going to push the cart back to the building for you."

Too bad I can't think of any "sharp as a tack" examples for you...

I'm trying to figure out the re-adoption thing now and it looks like Silas may be a Texan after all. I'll keep you posted. Anyone reading been through this part yet? Let me know what you did and what order you did all of the after adoption stuff...

Thanks for following me in this random post. I'm thinking I should go get some groceries in case we have some hurricane weather. We don't have hurricanes in central TX, you know.

I'll leave you with Silas and all of the new uses he's found for his exercauser:

only in north carolina... you open the lid of your toilet and a big mosquito flies out. Seriously.

Monday, September 1, 2008

jamma, jamma, jamma, jamma P-J's!!

We love Sandra Boynton's books and Pajama Time is the latest. Fun stuff. However, nothing is more fun than this boy in his rocket ship big boy pajamas. I think they are so cute, he wore them 2 nights in a row...

This is a common scene: finger in mouth

This is what Silas looks like most of the time....a busy, moving blur.

Can somebody get this girl to the beauty shop? She has an appointment this week. We think she's feeling frumpy.

We spent this afternoon outside watching the big kids go down the slide behind Marshall and Silas. Silas got in the pool portion at the bottom, but was not happy with the cool water. Maybe tomorrow.

These last two pictures were taken during dinner tonight. Is it disrespectful for a 9 month old to roll his eyes at his mother? It was hilarious...I was feeding him and he would just get this grin on his face and roll his eyes at me, like I was SO silly. I couldn't catch the rolling eyes, but I got that sweet smile.

Happy Labor Day!! Ya'll take it easy!