Friday, August 31, 2007

Seven Months

Payton and Stella meeting each other for the first time

With Great-Grandpa Ward

With Grandma and Great-Grandma

Payton is seven months old today! He has grown so much in just a short amount of time. It is truly amazing! He is now rolling all over the place and puts everything he can get his hands on into his mouth. We are starting to baby proof as he is working on crawling. Payton can get up on his hands and knees, then launches himself forward. It is pretty funny to watch.
Our trips appear to be over, at least until Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to just having a normal schedule. We will be starting MOPS next week and I am really looking forward to meeting some new people. I have really struggled with not making many close friends here in Texas. Payton will get to spend time with other babies his age too!
Jonathan is back in school again after two weeks off. He is doing very well at work as well. He recently ran his first 5k race and will be running another one in November. Jonathan's brother, Justin, will be moving down here to work at Dell, too! It will be really nice to have one of Payton's uncles around.
Another update soon, I hope!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Six Months and Counting

With Grandpa Swanson

Swimming in the pool with family

Sleeping on Grandma Swanson
Justin, Laurie, and Katie

Nathan, Elizabeth, and David

Payton is now six months old! He is so active right now! He has started moving backwards and in circles. In the last couple days, he has started to pick himself up on all fours. He weighs in at a healthy 16 pounds and is starting to get heavy for Mommy to carry around. Payton is also reaching for people and things he wants (right now, he mostly wants Mommy). He sits up until he gets distracted, which usually doesn't take very long. He had lots of family visit the last couple weeks, including Grandpa and Grandma Swanson, Uncle Justin, Aunt Elizabeth, cousin David, Great-Aunt Beverly, and cousin Kali. We will be going to Idaho next week to celebrate my grandfather and his 75th birthday. Pray for our travels as Jonathan will not be able to go with us.