Monday, March 12, 2007

Papa Tom's photos from 2-19-07

Papa Tom had a fun photo shoot with Burke a few weekends ago when we were in Yakima visiting family! Isn't he the cutest?! We think so!
As of Friday 3/9 Burke weighs a whopping 14#~~ gooooo Burke! He's holding his head up much better and tolerates being on his tummy more now (our OT/PT will be very happy to hear this)! Our weekend on Bainbridge went fabulous last week...Burke and Nate had a total bonding experience as they survived a whole 24 hrs without me! Nate later told me that he realizes just how much work it is to be the only one caring for Burke during the day...he is a lot more sensitive to my needs now and knows how to be more helpful...this is great for us all! :) We took Burke out into pulic with us for the first time...went to church with our dear friends Mark & Elle (and Burke's future wife Avery) :) then out to lunch for Indian food..yummy! Burke LOVED it (not the indian food) but being out and about...he's such a social little guy! People were good and stayed away and didn't touch him...I was on high alert and had purell ooooozing out of every pocket just in case! :) This past weekend we took him with us on our monthly run to Target & Best Buy...he sat up in his stroller with his eyes as wide as saucers taking in all of the sights and sounds of the world...he really loved the TV/Speaker section of Best Buy and Nate thinks he thought the lady on the Wii video game was a real person...hehe...I think Nate wants to make a case for why we should buy a Wii for Burke's communication development then he can play with it too..hmmm...these guys...always trying to play video games no matter what age! All in all we feel so liberated to get out and about with's so much fun to show him the world and watch his reaction to life outside of these 4 walls (which are slowely closing in on us as we continue to accumulate more baby gear...ugghhh!)
This week we have a big appt with the urologist for evaluation of Burke's undescended testes (don't tell him I told you cause he'd be pretty embarrased!). He may need a minor surgery to bring them down to where they are supposed to be (hopefully no big deal but we'll see). We also have an regular check up with his pediatrician. On wednesday we have a date with our friends Mark & Elle to go to the ballet (complements of Microsoft) and our good friend Elysia will be watching Burke (sleep hopefully). Nina comes in for a weekend visit from Sacramento so we are really looking forward to a full week of fun!
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Anonymous said...

Glad to see that the pics went to good use! LOL. I'll be sending you the CD with all the others. Those were the ones I thought were the best! Glad to hear that Burke is doing so good. What a blessing from God he is! I will continue to pray for strength and wisdom for all involved. Dawn

D-Lo said...

It was GREAT to see you guys the other evening! Also, I think Nate makes a compelling argument regarding the Wii.

Giff said...

Hey Guys,

What great pictures! He's growing up to be such a big boy! It sounds like each day is a new adventure. We miss you both and will continue to pray for your strength and happiness to continue in Jesus.

Giff & Renee

I think the Wii is a great idea, and that's not even considering it's inherent educational value.