Friday, November 30, 2012

Thanksgiving Break and Our Growing Boy

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. We certainly did! We were lucky enough to get to go to Colorado for the week and we had an absolute blast! It was Kyler's first trip to Colorado and his first plane ride! Our flight to Colorado was in the afternoon around nap time, so he was awesome for that flight. The flight coming home was in the late evening, just before bedtime - fussy time. Luckily he slept for about 30 minutes and was relatively content for 30 minutes, which meant he was only fussy for about the last 30 minutes of the flight.

We had Thanksgiving at Kyle's house this year and ate some pretty delish food, as to be expected! I made Kyler this super cute turkey shirt for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately since my sewing skills are sub-par and Kyler is prone to blowouts these days, it took me as long to make it as he spent wearing it! He looked so cute and after only about an hour wearing his Thanksgiving outfit he had one of his better blowouts all up his back. And I didn't even get a very good picture of his outfit! Oh well, at least he looked cute while it lasted!

We also had Kyler's baby blessing while we were there. We thought it made sense for the three of us to go to Colorado for the blessing than for everyone to come to us, so we just waited until Thanksgiving and did it at my parents home. Kyle gave him a great blessing and it was wonderful to have all of Kyle's family and my family there.

Kyler in his blessing outfit.

We were able to get 4 generation pictures with both the Johnsons and Draneys. I have some with the Lundstroms and Allreds somewhere too that I'll have to dig up. 

Kyler had fun meeting and playing with his cousins Parker, Brennon, Zoey, and new baby Chase. Parker LOVED giving Kyler kisses and giving him his pacifier when he was sad. It was way cute! Chase was born about 6 weeks after Kyler and it amazes me how much difference 6 weeks makes at this age!! 

Kyler also had fun meeting the rest of his aunts and uncles. 

Everyone just loved seeing Kyler and he was spoiled with so much attention! 

We had such a fun week visiting with family. We absolutely love Colorado and hope we eventually get to move there some day! But for now Kyle only has a week and a half of student teaching left, then only a week until we move apartments and then we get to head back to Colorado for Christmas! :) 

Kyler boy is already 3 months!! He is getting so big!! The last 3 weeks or so he has really started to interact a lot more. He's been cooing a lot more and occasionally he'll squeal in delight and it is so cute. He is happiest in the mornings and his attention span is starting to get a little longer. Yesterday he played on his play mat for almost 45 minutes!! It's so fun to watch him grow and learn new things. His smiles melt my heart. I just love this little boy so much! We are so thrilled he's joined our family.