Sunday, December 6, 2009

Season's Greetings

I remember when Devin was born thinking "Wow, he won't be the age that Lily was when we adopted her until CHRISTMAS!" I wondered, those first few weeks, how we would ever survive that long. Then I blinked. Now, it's almost Christmas and my baby boy is almost 10 months old! The first 6 weeks or so were really tough, but I can honestly say that after that, the time has flown by, and he is just the greatest baby EVER. Lily is still really great with him, and declares her love for him (and his head) daily. Although he still isn't crawling, he is definitely interested in moving. He will roll to where he wants to get, and he is so very happy if you let him stand up against a piece of furniture. Oh, and he loves to bounce (and bounce, and bounce)! He is growing sooo fast. Thank God for gifts and hand-me-downs, cuz Dev doesn't stay in the same size for long. The doctor said at his last visit that he is the size of an average 13 month old. He is 21 pounds, 28 inches, and wears 18 month clothes.
Oh, and he's teething. again. still? Anyway, I think he is working on number 8! So, ANYTHING I give him goes directly in his mouth. If I don't give him something then he improvises by sucking on his own thumb (or toe).

We are happily getting ready for Christmas. We are keeping it very low-key in the gift department...but have lots of family festivities planned. I attempted to have a family picture taken for our Christmas cards, but none of them turned out to my it's just the kids this year...they're who everyone wants to see anyway!

After a month (November) of illness after illness, we are so glad to be into December! Lily loves everything about Christmas and is just a wonderful ball of happy energy. Devin is cute as a button, and we're thrilled to be celebrating our first Christmas as a family of four. He won't understand what all the fuss is about, but he will certainly enjoy eating the wrapping paper!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!


day by day said...

Soooo nice to hear a Devin update!! What a little cutie he is!

It is so hard to get a good family pic, isn't it? There are 6 of us, so it is near impossible! : )

Happy Sunday, my friend!!!

((hugs)) to your sweeties!!


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA... LOVE the update.. The family photo is great..
I love the craziness of taking a family photo.. we actually didn't do the dogs this year.. and took the one from Nick's graduation..
I sooo cannot wait to see the kids photos of Christmas morning..
Have a great week..
when are we going to see the new blog makeover...??

hollym. said...

Oh, Nikki!!
It's just super to have another update of your sweet babies!
I really miss Lily, as I got to "know" her well through this bloggy!:) Your family picture is just great and you look so content.
Have a wonderful Christmas with your family of four. Hugs to all!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Merry Christmas sweet, beautiful family.... I miss you!


Juliette said...

So nice to see you four on a pic.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Lily's Pad said...

Great to see your post and the great picture of your beautiful children! Looks like you are busy, but are so blessed! Have a wonderful holiday season,


3 Peanuts said...

They are both so darling and it sounds like it will be a Christmas filled with love:)

kerri said...

Wonderful update!!
Have missed you, great to see your all feeling better for the holidays!
Merry Christmas and a very happy, blessed New Year.

Jen said...

Love the update and all the pics, Nikki! What a beautiful family you have! We can't wait to see all of you... :)

Kristi said...

So enjoyed the pics and updates. What a precious family! Looks like you are all doing so well and little Devin is growing so fast! Merry Christmas to you all!

Hugs and Blessings friend!

RamblingMother said...

Awesome update. He is a big boy but cute as a button. Love the pics of Lily too, cute as ever. Great family shot. Have a wonderful Christmas season.

redmaryjanes said...

Merry Christmas to you all!

Mommy Spice said...

Oh my, he is getting big. And what a cutie. I love the updates and pictures. I hardly ever blog surf any more. No time. But I'm on Christmas break now, catching up!! Merry Christmas to you all!!

Much Ado said...

Love the photos. Lily looks like the doting big sister! :)

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Jen said...

Ok, I just have to point out that I have pictures of your family on my computer that are more recent than THESE photos!!!! And we live hours apart, so let's get with the program girl! :) Love you all!

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