Vote for your favorite pose of Ian in his cute "Heaven Sent" outfit. It was one year ago tomorrow (8-31-08) that we rejoiced after two different pregnancy tests told us that God had worked a miracle. Ian is truly a gift from God!!
We've recently made the transition from Ian's first stroller to this one. Ian can certainly hold his head steady now, so he enjoys looking forward on walks. Out little man still has some growing to do before he outgrows this one.
The happy couple right before leaving for Carrabba's Italian Grill. Gotta get a picture with the little man before Mommy and Daddy leave for dinner. Grammy graciously offered to watch Ian on Friday night so Kim and I could enjoy going to Carrabba's for dinner. As you can see, Grammy and Ian had so much fun together, they even decided to work on some Macarena dance moves. Thanks for making the "date night" a reality, Grammy.
Kim and her mom did a great job of decorating the walls in the play/toy room. They even figured out an easy way to hang quilts on the wall. Kim spent some time today (Saturday) scrapbooking Ian's third month highlights and accomplishments. Spider mites got the better of the plants that used to sit here in our kitchen. Kim and her mom found some great deals on plants and coordinating pots to spruce up the window seat.
Ian can really hold his head high while experiencing tummy time. Ian's favorite tummy time partner is the green quilt that Grandma Schleicher made for him (here displayed with a white burp rag to catch any spit-up Ian gets rid of).
Thanks, Paul and Kristy, for the suggestion to try the Bumbo chair at this stage of development. Because Ian can support his head with his strong neck muscles, he will really be able to work on strengthening those core muscles by sitting in this chair over the next few weeks. You also notice that Ian has recently started holding his hands together.
As he was cooing yesterday, Ian stated that he enjoys all of the books that Mommy and Daddy read as well as all of the songs they sing or play throughout the day. Daddy enjoyed explaining the art of sleeping in a "big kid" bed after reading the words on these pages.
Before Jenn came over this week to take some cute pictures of Ian with her stellar camera, Kim and I got Ian warmed up with a few outfits and poses of our own. Here, Ian is attempting to flex his bulging muscles.