The newest addition to the Silsley great-grandchildren, Christopher and Zachary.
Kehring family plus Grant.
Watching the NFL draft.
"Show me your belly!"
Lisa and Marcos
Kevin, Lisa, Mom and Dad conversing in Kristi's Kitchen.
Hanging out on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Tummy time with Daddy.
So last week we made some great progress in the nap department. I stayed home all week except for a grocery run on Tuesday and Christopher's doctor appointment on Friday. By being home all day, I am able to keep a closer eye on Christopher's drowsy cues, and be ready to help soothe him to sleep in his crib. In the beginning of the week he cried for over an hour, despite my soothing efforts. By Friday, he was putting himself to sleep in roughly 15 minutes. It is a lot of work, both for him and me. However, before I instituted this boot camp, Christopher would not take a nap at all, except in the car or stroller, which is not quality sleep. Hopefully this week our success will continue and we can start venturing out more as a routine develops.
As I mentioned before, Christopher had his 2 month checkup on Friday. He now weighs 11 pounds 3 ounces and grew another inch for a total 23 inches! Of course he received his dreaded shots, which has made him a little uncomfortable this weekend. Otherwise, he is doing exceptionally well in all areas, like holding up his head and marathon smiles. His grouchiness lessens with each day. If I could put life on pause for a while, I would right now. I love him so much. We thank God for our blessings.
Saturday Kristi had her first of two house-warming parties. It was a great turn out, and the weather was delightful. It seems that with each family gathering, a new child is added. They were crawling, running, hollering and playing everywhere. What fun! The older kids (6-12 year-olds) were playing downstairs, and Ryan went down to use the bathroom. When he tried to leave, the little kiddies were blocking him in by sitting on the floor with all their feet pressed against the door. He honestly could not get out and they weren't letting him! (This was well deserved, since Ryan, like his father, loves to tease and play with the kids.) Ryan even called my cell for assistance! Anyway, a good time was had by all.