Monday, January 25, 2010

Rice Cereal

While we were in Maine, Sawyer grew leaps and bounds.  He had learned to roll over a few weeks before we got there but rolled from his tummy to his back for the first time at Nana's house.  I wasn't even there to witness it.  He also started grabbing at EVERYTHING and putting it in his mouth!  He drooled like crazy (as you can see in many previously posted pictures) and learned how to sit up on his own also.  He is such a good baby and seems to be a happy little kid.  One other thing we noticed when we were there is that I was having a hard time keeping up with his feeding schedule.  He was eating like crazy!  So, we waited til we got home to start him on rice cereal and here is the result...

A few of my favorite things (from Christmas)

There are WAY too many pictures from Christmas to choose from so I decided to put some of my favorites here.

Waking up Christmas morning

Tyler's brother and sister

The first time Sawyer sat up by himself!

Such a happy boy!

So sleepy

4 generations

He loves his new toy!

Nana rocked in this rocker when she was a baby! It's 80 years old!

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas as well.  We feel so blessed this year to have such wonderful family and friends.

Christmas in Maine!

Tyler and I got to go to Maine this Christmas to see his family. It was Sawyers first time meeting the York side of the family so everyone was very happy to see us. Not only was it his first time meeting Tyler's side of the family, Sawyer had a lot of other first as well. The first one being his first plane ride!

He was such a champ and hardly fussed at all.  We were nervous about being the people with the annoying screaming baby and I am sure anyone sitting near us was as well.  In the end he did great though and ended up flirting with the ladies around us instead.  I am sure the other passengers were relieved.
Being at Nana's house was so relaxing for us all.  I was really nervous about Sawyer's sleep schedule being ruined. He has been sleeping through the nights for months now.  So many friends of mine tell me horror stories about how their baby did too until ____ (you can fill in the blank).  So, I was scared my nights of peaceful sleep were going to be over.  Luckily, he did great at that too!  The first two nights he woke up some, but then got used to the new place and didn't have a problem at all the rest of the time we were there.  We met a lot of family and had a lot of fun eating Italians (sandwichs, not people) and lobster.  We were very lucky to not have problems traveling as well.  The two big storms out east hit the weekend we got there and the weekend we left, but we just barely missed them both. 

Tyler and I decorated the Christmas tree

And Sawyer had the honor of putting the angel on the top

Looking at the pretty Christmas tree

That night we had Jesus' birthday cake.  It was Sawyer's 5 month birthday too!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Christmas pictures

For Christmas we got some pictures of Sawyer done to give as gifts.  Although I didn't LOVE the customer service experience, we got a few cute ones that we liked.  After we were done, we saw Santa in the mall and couldn't resist letting Sawyer sit on his lap for the first time.  We didn't get him to smile, but he was a LOT happier doing that then trying to get him to take pictures in the studio.

A quick update...

Okay, so here goes nothing.  It has been 2 months since I've blogged anything!  I am a little behind.  So I will try my best to catch you all up on the happenings in the York house. 

About a week after Sawyer turned 4 months old he rolled over for the first time!  It was very exciting.  If you read my post at 4 months, I was worried he may never roll over at all.  I guess I figured since he didn't like tummy time it would never happen.  Funny thing is, the first time he rolled over he rolled from his back to front and still primarily does.  He knows how to do it both ways but has rolling to his tummy down quite well.  In fact, that is the first thing he does when I put him to bed.  Yes, I know babies are supposed to sleep on their backs, but hey, he sleeps all night long on his tummy so I'm not gonna fight him!

Here are just a few fun pictures of him from a few months ago:

Drowning in a sleeping bag

All bundled up for the cold weather

Handsome as can be!