Monday, November 24, 2008

4 Months!

Luke is growing up so fast and learning so many new things everyday!  He has started reaching for things and of course they go straight to his mouth.  He has learned how to get his thumb in his mouth and occasionally some fingers also.  He has started sitting in his chair and holds his head up so well.  He has started trying to roll over from his back to his tummy, he gets up on his side but can't quite get over yet!  He has started giggling at us and it is the cutest giggle I've ever heard!  

One of the most fun things that he just started last week is trying to imitate me.  I've been sticking my tongue out and blowing and he will attempt to do it back.  He will stick his tongue out and bubbles come out and a little noise, it so cute!  Of course every time I get the video camera out, he'll stop and just stare at the camera. 

Here are some pictures of the past month.
He still LOVES his bathtime!
Waiting to go to church.

Attempting to roll over.
Look at all those rolls! We get a kick out of his size 3 diapers; they're called "cruisers" but our little guy isn't quite cruising anywhere yet!
He loves to stare at his mommy! I took this picture about 5 seconds before he fell asleep.
We do spoil him! Andy or I hold Luke as he falls asleep at night.  

He loves his chair! He is quickly growing out of it though.

The cutest Santa baby ever!
Nana and Nanni with Luke.

Election day.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Luke's Dedication

We dedicated Luke at our church last Sunday.
Luke was dedicated on the same day as AJ Brooks, Brock & Lyla Culp, and Caleb Chandler. Kristin, Clint, & baby Maddy joined us as well.
Each family was given a frame with their baby's name, what it meant and their bible verse on it.
Luke's name means, "Talented" and his verse is Exodus 31:3, "And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship."
Our family had lunch at our house afterwards and here is Luke's cake.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Voting & Sea Turtles

We Voted! I went with Sarah and Kristin and our babies to vote early last Thursday.  Being there together made the 2-1/2 hours go by pretty fast and all of the babies were well behaved the whole time!  Luke, Maddy, and AJ got lots of attention!

Our pastor, George Wright, shared a sermon yesterday titled, "Politicked".  I thought he did a wonderful job and thought I'd share a bit from it. I've paraphrased in order to share one of his 5 points, but you can find the whole sermon here...

"it's the President's responsibility to appoint justices to the United States Supreme court...the people that the President puts on the bench of the Supreme Court will affect this nation far beyond the term of the Presidency.  This is a huge responsibility.  ...there are issues in this election and in our land that can and will be brought before the Supreme Court.
Do you realize that since 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled in the Roe vs Wade case that it is legal to have an abortion in the U.S. that there have been over 40 MILLION children aborted in this country...3,200 a day...let me explain it this way:
In the United States of America, if you are an unborn Sea Turtle, you have more rights and protection than an unborn human child?
Walking on the beach in South Carolina you can see these little places where marine biologists have discovered that there's a sea turtle's nest there. If you touch this nest, you will be thrown in jail.  If you destroy one of these eggs and end the life of a little sea turtle, you will be prosecuted for a Federal offense.  If you abort your child, you can do whatever you want!
Please understand where God's word lines up on this, God values human life more than anything.  As you look at this election and call yourself a follower of Christ, if the issues that are important to you are things like the economy and tax breaks and they are more important to you than the value of human life, you are not lining up with God's word.  It is the President's responsibility to put people in place that can actually change it.  We have the opportunity to vote for someone who can actually make a difference in this huge mistake of American history.  Please search your heart, please pray, that God would show you the right person to fulfill this huge responsibility to nominate the right person that can make the right decision that lines up with the Word of God!"