Monday, November 30, 2009

Photo Shoot

November 2009

Jerret decided to take a trip and get some outdoor photos of Eph. It was 65 degrees outside and gorgeous. We tried to find places we could "hide" while still holding him up. It was pretty fun and tiring. Jerret is actually better at taking shots of Eph, but I took a few good ones too. We are at a cemetery in Affton. We thought it would be pretty....and it was. It was quiet, reflective and colorful. I just love my boys!

Talking about Jesus and the cross. Daddy and Eph

Attempting to get a cute shot, but the boy would NOT close his mouth!
Hope for the future, for love and for Eph.
Cracking up at Hope
Thinking of hope
Cute colors and cute pants!

I love this one!
Yummy fingers!
Big guy!

Funky Tree
Check me out. I'm a big guy!

Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving 2009
Eph's first Thanksgiving. And, let me tell you, I am SO thankful for him and Jerret. They are the light of my life : ) I'm thankful for Jerret because he always knows when to lighten the mood or tell a joke to make me laugh. He keeps me thinking, even when I'm tired and don't want to. He take such great care of Eph and loves him to pieces. Jerret is caring, honest, and dependable. A man I fall in love with more every day : )

I'm so thankful for Ephraim because he is such a sweet baby. His smile brings tears to my eyes, his eyelashes bring envy! He already loves music and wants to wiggle to the songs at church, I can tell music will be a big part of his life. His sweet kisses and cuddles always warm my heart. I'm so thankful he was born this year, I can hardly describe it!

Batson Family November 2009!
Mama and Eph in the kitchen!
Eph crashed out on PaPa Mike's lap
Mike and Eph
Grandpa Gordon and Ephraim watching FOOTBALL!

5 1/2 Month Ephraim continues

Eph is growing SO fast. I can hardly believe it. Here are his 5 1/2 month shots...or somewhere around there.
Handsome man ready for church!

Trying to kick off those shoes!
He giggles at mommy!
Teething but no teeth yet : )
Hello Ladies!
Big boy!
Again, with the smiles!
Cute poses for the camera! I'm a supported sitter!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Baby Boy is growing!

So He Grows!
Ready to go Targeting

Playing his guitar!
Have to be strapped in now!
All smiles!
Sleepy boys : )

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Eph's first Ear Infection

Eph and some pumpkins...or, my pumpkin with some pumpkins : )
Its orange!
Check out the big guy!

Bumbo man. AKA: Grandma's Little Pumpkin

So, baby boy has his first ear infection. We went to Dr. Lora's office last Friday after she heard his cough, congestion and about his sleepless nights. He was given some antibiotics and we headed for home. He has been taking the meds good (this kid eats like his mommy!). While this isn't something I am excited about, it seems that Ephraim is still a really happy baby despite being a little under the weather.

I also believe little man has been teething off and on. I am wondering when I'll see some little tooth buds under those gums. Not wishing my baby's life away....just wondering : ) He remains in good spirits throughout, but still is not sleeping well. We hope his sleeping habits are too disrupted by his teething and ear infections. We also pray for a little sleep for mommy and daddy and that Eph's health improves quickly.

I'll update some photos tonight when I get home. My little man is growing DAILY! I go to work and come home and he is a different guy. I had some tears when I realized he had "little boy" hair. He lost a lot of his newborn hair, but now his hair is growing in....and its little boy cute spikey hair. Not as thin as baby boy hair. This, too, means my guy is growing up : ( Happy and sad at the same time.

We are still trying to get Eph off his nursing strike, but with his cold/teething/ear infection who knows if he will want to do it much soon. Keep praying for us : )