Monday, January 3, 2011

Starting Fresh!

It's obviously been a VERY long time since I updated our blog.  I guess I got a little cranky about life towards the end of my pregnancy with Grayson.  I was sick and exhausted and anything that required much thought or effort got neglected.  I have never been fantastic at blogging, but my goal for 2011 is to post at least once a week.  I have no idea what I will write about, but hopefully I'll come up with something.
 Grayson going home from the hospital
Just a little update about our family.  We officially welcomed Grayson Dean Putnam into the world on June 21, 2010.  He weighed in at 7lbs 11oz and was 20 inches long.  He, just like Christian, had a huge head.  He's done nothing but grow and by 4 months weighed 18 pounds and was 26 inches.   He goes to the doctor this week for his 6 month appointment so I'll make sure to post his update then.  He's a great baby!  He is generally mellow and only fusses when he's hungry or tired.  He absolutely adores his older brother.  And Christian adores Grayson.  They already get along...how I hope it continues for the rest of eternity!  Grayson can almost sit on his own, he can roll around on the floor, he loves to jump in his jumper, and he has 2 teeth.  At 6 months old he has nearly outgrown his 9 month clothes.  He wears size 3 diapers.  He is a complete joy and I have thoroughly enjoyed being his mommy!

Christian and Grayson at Grandma and Grandpa McLaughlin's house at Thanksgiving.  Picture taken by Maren
Christian is such a great big brother.  There has been very, very little jealousy issues.  He has accepted Grayson into our family with an open heart.  Christian is a very energetic 3 year old boy.  He can't stay busy enough.  He is constantly into things trying to figure out how it works.  He talks non stop and is usually asking questions.  I love his curiosity, but it makes me feel like I need to go back to school so I can learn the answers to my 3 year old's questions.  Even when I think he's not listening he is.  He often surprises me by talking about Nephi or Lehi or Jesus.  Glad to know he's retaining some information as he is bouncing off the couch.  I can't believe how big he is getting.  He is SO excited to go to preschool when he is 4.  I told him he has to be potty trained before he can go to school....so far he's too busy to bother with the potty. 

Christian touring the fire station Dec 2010
Christian loves anything to do with arts and crafts, tools, firefighters/fire trucks, books, and computers.  He can navigate the internet like a pro.  He also knows how to open iPhoto to find all of his favorite pictures and videos.  I love that he can just figure things out on his own...even if it makes my blood boil sometimes.  He is my big helper and often can be found wearing my apron because he is going to be a chef today.  He is my sous chef when it's time to make dinner.  Too bad he has lost almost all of my measuring cups.  I love this boy!  He is going to be a great big brother (he already is)! 

I am still staying at home.  I never knew how much I'd love it.  I am right where I am supposed to be.  It's been a great learning experience.  These boys keep me hopping and I love being their mommy.

Very last minute family photo Nov 2010
Dave is working as a store manager for AutoZone.  He works a lot of hours and works hard at his job.  I am so grateful for his dedication and hard work that allows me to stay home and raise our boys.  It's the best gift he could ever give me.  (I'm trying REALLY, REALLY hard to have a better attitude about him being at work all the time!) 

So that's our family in a VERY quick nutshell.  I hope to get into the details more as we go along the journey.  I'll try to be better at taking pictures of my cute kids!  I feel that blog posts are much more fun when sprinkled with pictures. 

1 comment:

Rachel O said...

Holy cow, Grayson is bigger than Kara--and she is eleven months old! (she is petite though).

I am SOOOO glad you updated your blog! I hope you keep it up! I love reading about the day to day stuff!