Tuesday, December 21, 2010

4 Months



Sawyer's growing up fast. He laughs, squeals, smiles, and talks all the time. He loves splashing in the tub, grabbing his toes, talking to himself in the mirror, playing in the warm, just-dried laundry, and walking (with some assistance of course :) ). He weighs a healthy 17 pounds and has grown to be 26 3/4 inches long! We love him and feel so blessed to have him!


Please disregard the dates on these pictures. I always forget to set it to the right date!














Mom had her own photo shoot while Daddy was out!










































Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Three Months!

Sawyer is three months old today! We couldn't imagine our lives without this baby :) He's such a happy little boy! He talks like he's part of the conversation, has the biggest smile in the world, and giggles the cutest giggle ever! Everywhere we take him we get compliments, and we've learned he's quite the flirt towards ladies at church and his aunts, Whitney and Kenzie. He's got this bashful smile that will melt anyone's heart.... this kid obviously knows what he's doing :)












Poor baby was tired... fell asleep with water being poured over his belly


...and it was difficult to wake him.



Halloween! Benton was the cutest little pirate ever




and Sawyer was our little cowboy.



















Lately he's been pulling up his shirt and pants. He lets it all hang out when chillin' with Pops...


...and doesn't care what you think about it.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

2 Months

Sawyer's such a sweet baby. It's hard to believe he's going to be 2 months old this week! He's playing with toys and having cooing conversations with us! He's even trying to crawl :( Can he really be ready to leave us already? Luckily his arms aren't quite strong enough to take him anywhere too fast. It's hard to get anything else done when he's awake because he's so fun to be around! He's looking more and more like his daddy every day!




Watching T.V.







A common scene in the mornings :)


At the Airline History Museum in KC... needless to say, he didn't catch much of the tour




Neither did Grandma because a certain someone decided to be rambunctious!




Me with Sawyer and Benton



Happy baby!




Not doing much in this video... just thought it was sweet

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Talking to Daddy

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

1 Month Old

On September 16 Sawyer was officially one month old! Slade weighed him a couple of days ago and found him to be approximately 10 and a half pounds! He gained 3 pounds in one month! I don't know if that's normal, but it's astonishing to me as a new mother. We haven't measured his length as of yet, but he's been averaging a half an inch a week since he was born.
What's new? Well, since we traveled out to North Carolina he's been quite vocal! Talks and squeals a lot for the little man he is! He's smiling and talking in his sleep. He loves looking at his hand and laying on your chest so he can look up at you :)
Who does he look like? We think he's a pretty good combination of the both of us. At this point he definitely has Daddy's nose and probably my facial bone structure. Everything else could go either way. Sometimes he looks like Daddy's mini-me, and other times he looks a bit more like his momma.
Here are a few pictures...

This one taken by Grandma Scott on Skype! Oh how we love Skype!


After a nap


Lately his hair has been kind of crazy. One night we dried his hair after a bath and it shot up into a mohawk. I would never do this on purpose, but we thought it was pretty cute :) A few days of the mohawk and then his whole head of hair stood straight up! It's starting to tame itself now as it gets a little longer. Daddy had to trim the hair around his ears because it was was getting out of hand! We should probably cut his hair for real, but we have fun playing with it :)

The mohawk




Sometimes Sawyer and Slade could be twins. Here is a picture after getting ready for church!
And a picture of them sleeping. Almost identical, aren't they?


More to come!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bath Time!

Sawyer loves his baths! If he's in a bad mood a bath will calm him down... until you decide to take him out :) he'll scream the instant he's out of the water!

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Right now his hair is getting pretty long. When we dry him off his hair will go into a temporary afro/ curly puffball and it's adorable! His hair kind of blended in with the towel in these pictures, so it's not as noticeable, but still cute :)



Monday, September 6, 2010

Play Time!

Hopefully these videos work for everyone. He's so darn cute, I couldn't help but post them! Plenty more to come!
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3 Weeks!

It's been wonderful having Sawyer with us! No doubt there have been challenges, but it's all worth it :) Everyone comments on how strong he is for a newborn... I don't know any different, but we'll take the compliments anyway! Sawyer loves to try to stand on his feet, he giggles and smiles in his sleep (starting to do it while awake now too!), and has the prettiest eyes that just make you melt when they start at you! He's a great baby. Sleeps for about 3 hours at a time and is starting to stay awake more often to play with us!

Here are some pictures of Missouri before we left for "vacation."

Daddy and Sawyer


Sisters and nephews!


Benton used to be the baby, but Sawyer makes him seem so old now!













Mom and Chanda's attempt to get all of us in one picture

















We miss family back in Missouri, but are having a great time in NC with Slade's family. We'll all be back soon!