This video was taken one week ago! She has gotten much better in just 1 week! She is now also pulling herself up all the time... we anticipate she will be walking by Christmas!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Our Pumpkin Fairy
Monday, October 26, 2009
Happy on my tummy!
Caleb and Jason took a swim class together this Fall which ended a week ago. Here is Caleb reminiscing on the things he does. Abby and I went to the final class to actually see the things he's been talking about. It was fun! Caleb really progressed over the 5 weeks of class. He was pretty scared to try some things for a while, but daddy got him to do a lot of the activities!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
We had a fabulous summer! August was spent preparing for a couple long trips... to VA for a wedding then to Peoria for a long Labor Day. Highlights that you can see in the pictures:
-Caleb got his cast off! It was quite traumatic for him, quite possibly worse than getting it on. He's all better though!
-Abby started solids this month has finally gotten the hang of it.
-Jodi came along to VA with us to be our "nanny". We had such a wonderful time with Aunt DiDi!
-Abby is sitting on her own now and rolling around a lot.
-Caleb is obsessed with stacking things still. He puts whatever he can find in and out of tubes, cartons, etc...
-We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary!
-Caleb started swim class today with daddy and loved it! Hoorah!
-Jason is finished with classes at EMU! Planning on attending graduation ceremony in December!
-Amber is teaching piano this fall and playing for the MSU Children's Choir and Choral Union. Very grateful for those opportunities!
God has been good to us! We have much to be thankful for.
Coming soon... video of Caleb discovering his name!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
We love a waterproof cast!
Running around with Gpa Mike!
Caleb had his first major booboo! He fell off a bench at the farmer's market, and unfortunately I didn't know he was hurt right away. We headed straight home, and he seemed to be doing fine eating and playing with his toys. I noticed he wasn't putting pressure on his left arm though. After talking with the doc, we decided to watch it for a day or so since there was no swelling or bruising. Well, a week goes by and he still complains about his hand! So we got an x-ray and sure enough... he had a buckle fracture in his radius. Basically, that means his radius is a little bent. They referred us to the orthopedic people, and they want him in a cast for 2 weeks! So... it looks worse than what it is, but I'm so thankful I followed my gut. Obviously, he seems to be adjusting well to his cast which we call his "blue arm." When I ask him if he likes his blue arm, he says "Yes!" :) Thank you, Lord, for keeping Caleb safe! We'll keep you updated on how it heals.
P.S. Have to say thank you to Uncle Dominic for the awesome pictures with Gpa Mike!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I'm showing Abby how it works!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Caleb loves to play with Abby's swing!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Yesterday morning, since Abby was up early, I remembered I needed to look up Abigail in the Bible just to prove to my sister she was there... plus I was curious. Her story is found in I Samuel 25:2-44, and here is what I read 1st:
2- "A certain man in Maon, who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy. He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing in Carmel.
3- His name was Nabal and his wife's name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband, a Calebite, was surly and mean in his dealings."
How funny is that! I told God He had quite the sense of humor, and odd that I didn't look that up until now! The story goes on to tell how Abigail helped King David even though her husband was mean. Her husband ends up dying and she becomes Kind David's wife. You can read the rest of the story if I peaked your interest at all.
So... Yes, Jodi, Abigail is in the Bible!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Today Abby started rolling off her tummy for the 1st time! I grabbed the camera to catch it. :) We also went to the MSU Horticultural Gardens this afternoon. Caleb and I had great fun looking at the flowers and playing in the water fountain. I wish I had my camera with me. We'll have to go again soon and take pics. It was the perfect way to enjoy a gorgeous afternoon.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Abigail staying cool in the shade
Monday, May 18, 2009
My orchid is blooming again!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Modeling her Brazilian outfit from Aunt Jodi!
Friday, April 17, 2009
These past couple weeks at home have flown by! Abby will be 2 weeks old tomorrow! I cannot believe how well the transition home with Abby has gone. Grandma Mary was here for the entire 1st week, and we couldn't have done it without her! She took care of Caleb... He's a bit chunkier now! She was hoping to cook more, but like me was too tired by the end of the day because of dear little Caleb. We had yummy takeout several nights! Thank you for all your help, mom!
Caleb really enjoys his baby sister! He always knows where Baby is and loves to pat her all over! He calls her "Baby" or "Sissy." He seems to have reverted to some of his more baby-ish tendencies as you may see in some of the pictures. He's more cuddly and is obsessed with the pacifier.
Abigail has already surpassed her birth weight: 10 lb 2 oz when we had a weight check on Wednesday! That was a big relief for us. She is a very easy going baby! The Lord knew we needed her in our life! It certainly wasn't our timing, but now I can see His hand perfectly. She is the perfect addition to our family!
Enjoy the pics! Keep praying for us!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Abigail Grace Redoutey
Born: April 4, 2009 at 4:37 pm
10 lb. 1 oz. and 21 inches long
We are so excited to welcome Abigail to our family! We are glad to be home and doing well as a family of 4. Abigail was born on her Great-Grandpa Russell's birthday! Caleb loves his baby sister. He doesn't pay her too much attention yet, but is very aware she is around. He will be her protector I'm sure! One cute story: yesterday after we came home from the hospital, Abby's hat had fallen off and I told Caleb that was baby's hat. Well, he picked it up and brought it over to her! So sweet!
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
We shared with you a little bit of Caleb's first tries self-feeding with the spoon, well here are some of his 1st steps! We are so proud of him. Just like crawling... he had to wait a while, but once he's ready he just starts taking off. We'll try to show more later, but we ran out of memory on the camera while shooting. Caleb learns to walk just in time for his brother or sister to arrive.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I so appreciated everyone's comments on my last posting. It seemed to hit home to many of us! Caleb is finally recovering from being sick for about a week and a half.... cough, cold, 2 teeth coming in, fever sometimes! I'm so glad he has his personality again... I think. :) I'm just kidding! Caleb just has such a strong temperament sometimes, and I wish he could just talk and tell me what's wrong. We do our best in communicating right now as much as we can. I just want him to know that we love him! Caleb now has 7 teeth that are in. He is still cruising around the furniture, but hasn't walked on his own yet. I do wonder if that might not be a good thing with Baby #2 coming in just 3-4 weeks. :) Caleb loves to play with the coasters on the coffee table right now. He spins them around, drops them on the floor, picks them up, and does it all over again! He likes to pat mommy's belly when we talk about the baby. I'm not sure if he understands or just thinks my belly is the baby! We're getting so excited to find out if we're having a boy or girl. Either way, we'll be soooo excited! Hope you enjoy the video of Caleb. Haven't taken too many pictures, but thought I'd share something we're working on.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Starting to move a little
"I'm not going to touch, mama! Just listen!"
I know these may not be the best pictures ever, but today I was just thinking about how much Caleb loves music! I kind of thought he might like music with having a pianist for a mom and a dad who can put anything to song! I mentioned earlier that Caleb loves the stereo! So, today I popped in a little Beach Boys and sure enough... he crawled right over and started bopping along. "Barbara Ann" is his favorite!
What fascinates me is the kind of music he likes though. For those of you who don't know this about him, I hope you find it interesting too. We travel a lot since my family is in Illinois, so sometimes we have had to try various things to keep him entertained or to help him go to sleep. One trip he just wouldn't stop crying and go to sleep even though it was way past his naptime, so Jason decides to pop in his opera cd. Immediately, Caleb went quiet and didn't make another peep thanks to "O Mio Babbino Caro." It now works like a charm consistently!
Most recently, since we purchased our new to us minivan, we have found out Caleb loves Ladysmith Black Mambazo! This is a famous acapella African group that Jason introduced me to when we started dating. Turn on a little Ladysmith and Caleb is soothed, entertained, or put to sleep!
I appreciate our son's eclectic taste! He makes life interesting!