Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

I just wanted to share this picture that Isabella made a few days ago. Have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Look What I Can Do!

It finally clicked. In Brigham's little fuzzy head, something finally clicked. You see, he's been holding out on really sitting up well by himself until just a couple of days ago. Our happy little almost 8-month-old baby just didn't really care to sit up much. I've been helping him practice his balance here and there a bit just knowing that he'd have so much fun playing upright instead of rolling around the floor endlessly. Well, during one of our practice sessions a couple of days ago, he just stuck it! He actually seemed conscious of sitting up instead of just bobbling from front-to-back and side-to-side, eventually head-planting into the floor or my arms. He's such big stuff now! These are his actual first pictures of sitting, taken this morning. (If you look really closely or enlarge the first picture, you might be able to see his two cute little tooffers too!)

Another "rare" picture of the three together. Lincoln actually asked and wanted to be in the picture. (Huh, looks like it...)

Bella wanted to take a picture. A little fuzzy, but not bad!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Congratulations, Mark!

Mark took his GRE exam yesterday and did amazing on it! (I knew he would!) It's not a pass/fail test, but he had a score in mind that he needed to get in order to be competitive for or get into anesthesia school. Well, he blew that score away, and coupled with a 4.0 GPA for his bachelor's nursing courses, any anesthesia school in the country should be happy to get him. We'll now need to make some decisions and start the application process. I know that this post will probably stroke Mark's ego, but he deserves it after all of his hard work and preparation for this!

*Side story* The GRE is for graduate school, not to be confused with the GED. A sweet library employee that Mark befriended the last few weeks while studying there was always so supportive and impressed that he was going back for his GED. She would tell him that, "It's the minimum that society accepts today." She didn't get his one gentle correction that the test was for graduate school, not his diploma. Oh well... Either way, she'll be very proud of him next time he sees her! :)