I mentioned in a previous blog that Chris would be preaching in his home church, Okolona Christian in Louisville, in February. Chris did a great job, and the video is now available here or the audio here if you’d like to check it out.
Jayce has finally decided to add a little creeping and army crawling to his routine of simply rolling from one side of the room to another. We are so proud.
We were hanging out at our friends’ house the other day and Jayce ended up getting several music lessons from Dustin:
and of course air guitar
which Jayce loved.
Next weekend Chris will be preaching at Okolona Christian Church in Louisville Kentucky. This is exciting for us, b/c this is the church Chris was raised in, married in, and ordained in, and he is really happy to have the opportunity. Also, though he has done tons of public speaking: at his graduations, a few weddings, a few classes of 60+ students, and numerous smaller classes in church and school, I think this is his first preaching experience, and I’m really excited to hear how it goes.
A small blip from the church bulletin about him. http://www.okolonacc.org/images/10000/7000/201OK/user/SpecialSpeakersFeb09.pdf
If you’re in town please stop by on Feb 8!
Jayce is at the point now where he is picking up new tricks every week. A lot them are imitations of us: coughing if we cough, screaming at Chris’ prompting, raspberries of course, and in general just making noises at us to try to get a response. Last week he started doing this tough guy face: eyebrows furrowed, chin set, lips pursed, arms out, and rapid in and out breaths through the nose. Even though it is funny and cute, I do kind of feel like my son is trying to punk me out whenever he does it.
Anyway, we were at a hotel with a full length mirror over the weekend and I plopped Jayce down in front of it to see how he would respond to this “other baby.” He first just kept making that face at himself, then moved in to try to get the baby in his mouth, cried briefly when he headbutted the mirror in the process, and eventually moved in slower towards the mirror for kisses. The game was over once he realized I was sitting there next to him and started trying to get the camera, but luckily I got numerous shots before he did so. I love love love this new camera!!
Today is Chris’ birthday, and his first as a dad, so I thought I would put up a few of my favorite pictures of my favorite boys.
It’s obvious that Jayce loves his dad so much, and the enthusiasm that he has when Chris gets him up in the morning, comes home from work, or just enters the room, is unrivaled.
I am so lucky to be able to watch the evolving relationship between these two, whether it is sharing a common interest,