|At the zoo, three days before birth.|
|8 lbs, 13 ozs, very upset|
|still not sure about life. It's bright.|
|Our new family|
|one month old. Man what chubby cheeks!|
|two months old, after our trip to the hospital for a high fever|
|three months old|
|5 months- new home, visiting with great grandma, great grandpa, and great great grandma|
|6 months, sitting and playing now|
|7 months- starting to army crawl|
|8 months- torturing the cat|
|9 months- into EVERYTHING|
|10 months- at Aunt Teene's wedding|
|11 months- hated the haircut|
I know that the Lord gives us challenges. I know that one of my challenges are my children- Claire's high energy, the close spacing. But I also know that He will not give us challenges that we cannot overcome, and I know He blesses us and helps us to overcome those challenges. One of my blessings for overcoming the close children and high energy is Alex. His personality and demeanor. He is my reward for Claire. He balances her out. (Not saying I don't love Claire, because I do. And I'm not saying Alex is my favorite. Because he isn't. He is currently my favorite son, and Claire is my favorite daughter.) I can't imagine life without either of my children. The yin is not the same without the yang. The sweet doesn't taste as good without the bitter.
So happy birthday my boy! Here's to the first of many. I love you.