Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ephraim almost 8 months

Ephraim turns 8 months on February 1. I can hardly believe it! What a big boy! We went to our friends, Jacki and Dan's, wedding this weekend. Eph was SUCH a good boy at the wedding. Here he is all ready for the wedding! We thought he looked adorable and wanted to share : )

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mr. Spaz, Rest In Peace

An entire blog devoted to my late cat, Spaz, isn't enough. He was such an awesome cat and my best friend, its hard to imagine life without him. I've had Spaz for 8 years, I got him in DuQuoin, IL in 2001 and he helped me get through SIU-C, he cuddled with me when Jerret moved to St Louis and I was still in school in Carbondale, he kept my parents company while I was in France, he moved to North Carolina and spent a lot of time outside (by sneaking out!), he ruled our first home together, he was happy when we got married, he helped me graduate from NC State, he missed me when I went to France (again), he helped us through our unemployment in North Carolina and moved back with us to St. Louis and became friends with Mr. JD. He has been the cornerstone in our lives and he will be missed--immensely. Here are some quick (ok, a lot!) photos of him that I had on my hard drive. YES, I have too many photos of my pets. I am aware that it is a problem, but now I know why God wanted me to take so many photos. LIFE IS SHORT!
Sleepy guy--keeping the chair warm!

Helping put groceries away in the cabinet!

Keeping laundry warm!
I LOVE to dress up my pets : ) Spaz, on the other hand, didn't like it so much!
Again, with the sleeping on laundry!
Smiles for the camera
Loves to be in the Christmas tree!

Exploring the new house
Halloween Time!
He's a pumpkin!
Stretching and leaving North Carolina
Saying farewell to his favorite room.
Helping pack!
Christmas in NC
Helping mom scrapbook and stamp. Its hard work being this cute!

Eph is 7 months old!

January 1, 2010 Mr Ephraim turned 7 months old! I can hardly believe how big he is getting! Bath time moved from the kitchen sink to the bathtub. Little guy was kicking water around the kitchen. Still in his tub, but in the big boy tub, too. Mommy and daddy don't want him to float away in the big tub!
Little guy is sleepy with daddy

Trying to stay up for the New Year--didn't make it past 7pm!
Daddy is reading before bed time. Mr. Spaz wanted to join in!
Daddy reading to his boys!
Eph learned how to pull up his mat and was being silly!

Grandma Alic got Eph a Mickey shirt! Cute!

Ephraims FIRST Christmas!

Well, we decided to stick around STL for Christmas--just in case the weather was bad. We didn't want to be on the road traveling too far with baby boy. Plus, we wanted to see the joy in his eyes when he opened presents (or mommy opened them for him!) We had Lum, Rena, Billy and Noah on Christmas day. Lum made us a yummy pork tenderloin for dinner! Then, the next day Alice, Gordo, Kari, Mike and Ash came to see baby and celebrate. What a joyous time :)
We did find out on Dec 26 that our baby Spaz was dying of kitty cancer. I was very upset and everyone in the family felt sad too. He wasn't given very long to live, but he was with us until January 19. May he rest in peace (will have another post for him!) I was so overwhelmed with emotion, that I didn't take any pictures when my in-laws were here. There are some on facebook, but I Hope to update the post after I get some of their pictures.

Eph, Christmas morning
Momma with her boys: Eph and Spaz
Eph was looking all over the place! Too much going on!
Daddy, Mommy and the boys
Grandpa Lummy and Eph
Cousin Noah
Eph with Uncle Billy
Ephraim with his FIRST Christmas present, Christmas morning!
Trying to wake daddy on Christmas morning!
Showing off on Christmas morning!
Hanging with his glow worm!
Eph in a sleep sack, Christmas Eve 2009
Pretending in his cute santa outfit. Christmas Eve, 2009
Presents, a tree and a happy baby!
Cutie pie in front of the tree!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ephraim travels to Tremont, Dec 2009

We went to Tremont to visit in December and to get some baby pics taken by Michelle. Little man loved being in front of the camera! Our pictures were on our Christmas card this year :)
Cousin Noah plays gentle with baby Eph

Great Aunt Debbie plays with Eph. He "jumps" for her!
Looking at Aunt Debbie's Christmas tree--Eph LOVED the lights!
The cousins cuddled!