Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Not in chronological order here, but this was too important to skip. We're so thankful to God for his promises to Tobias! We're also thankful that several generations worth of our families could be there to witness and celebrate with us. In the picture he's wearing the outfit that his dad and grandpa were baptized in, and wrapped in a blanket made by his great-grandma Hooyer.

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Exploring Mt. Rainier for the first time

I won't be able to blog every first in Tobias' life- there are too many too fast- but we just returned from a short trip to Mt. Rainier that included a lot of fun firsts. Tobias saw his first snowbank, as well as a waterfall (Myrtle Falls). Well, he was sleeping, so he'll have to see the pictures later. He did enjoy staring at the tall trees and bright sky at our campsite. It is pretty amazing to see how much he is already different a few weeks after being born: more alert, likes to hold his head up, and chubbier.
I returned from the trip smelling like all the usual camping smells (smoke, sweat), plus baby smells (use your imagination). I was worried Tobias wouldn't recognize me after I showered but he did remember what a clean mom smelled like!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Bodily Functions

Don't be scared by the title- I promise that the video contains hiccups and a sneeze! Tobias certainly was a hiccup-er before birth, and has now added sneezing to his abilities!