Grandpa Hal trying to get Steven interested in his new toy :)
Getting a bottle from Nannie
Meeting Aunt Beth
It's hard work being a little baby! (and apparently a new grandfather too!!)
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. ~James 1:27
This is the bedding my parents drove 45 minutes on a bad weather day to get so that we could start painting the room. They're awesome!
Can you believe that we have several (okay, quite a few) more shelves of books for Steven? He will be one well-read baby!
My mom is going to make a cover for the chair. . .when we find the time :)
The little man's clothes. We sure appreciate Eli's letting us borrow his newborn and 0-3 month clothes!
Such a LITTLE man!
We still have to finish the dresser. My mom is stenciling it, and I also need to get the letters for his name that we're putting above his dresser. We're also painting the fan to match the room and need to get curtains, but considering we haven't even had the little guy for a full week, I think we're doing pretty well!
3. Steven also got his first bath at our house. He did really well and didn't really fuss at all! It was a bit of a challenge for us, but we all came out cleaner in the end :)
Yum! The burb cloth from Aunt Rachel must be very tasty!
Look at those curls!
4. Steven is sleeping in a borrowed bassinette tonight. I placed a rolled blanket under part of the mattress so he'd be on an incline. I also put him on his side. We're hoping that he'll sleep tonight! (And since we now know that he sleeps in the swing, we have a back up plan!)
Well, mom and dad are off to bed. Tomorrow we'll post pictures of his newly painted nursery. Grandma (and Grandpa if he starts feeling better) is coming over to set up the crib, and then we can start getting our house back in order. (Probably a lost cause, but I'm being optimistic!)
Have a good night!
Andy, Beth, and Mark
Andy, Beth, and Beth's boyfriend, Zach
The old people and us table.
Last year Target carried this truck, and we bought it for Mark's cousin's son, but, of course, when I went back later this year to get one for Mark/our baby, they didn't carry them anymore. I checked on Amazon and got it for an unbelievable price. We were both really excited when it came in the mail. It makes truck noises when you dump the "garbage" into the back. Now we just need a rear loader and a roll off, and our child might be set!
We picked up these blocks at a garage sale this summer. Before we bought them, we made sure that they spelled out our favorite names!
I had seen this doll on target's website (for $10) and really liked it. When I was at a mom-to-mom sale with a friend this fall, I found it for $1.00. However, it had some disgusting crusty stuff on it, so I got it for fifty cents. It said to surface wash only, but I put it through the washing machine and it came out looking (and feeling!) brand new.
These were Mark's favorite animals when he was little. This fall his mom pulled them out of storage and gave us doggie and seal. I put them through the washing machine, and they survived, but they definitely are showing their age. I found a few pictures of Mark with them in the old family pictures, so once we get that computer hooked up to the internet, I'll have to post them.
It's exciting to see things start to come together!