Saturday, September 06, 2008

5 months

I can't believe I've been a mom for 5 months already. That's almost half a year! In some ways it feels like Lil Major just got here, and in other ways it feels like he's been in my life forever. I certainly could not imagine NOT having him here with us.

The kiddo turned 5 months yesterday. 5 whole months of feedings every few hours, of who knows how many dirty diapers and loads of laundry...and tons of smiles and coos and giggles and hugs and snuggles.

What better way to celebrate such a milestone than be experiencing some of the wonderful things that happen in the fall. Last night, Lil Major experienced his first high school football game. We started out the evening by eating yummy burgers at the local joint in The Colonel's hometown. We went with both sets of grandparents, and we gave them some photos of the boy for grandparents day (which is tomorrow!!). Then we headed over to the game with my parents.

Thanks to Gustav and some weird cold front from the north, it feels like fall is already here. The temps are kinda cool, and the rain has set in, so it really felt appropriate for the game.

We bundled up and braved the sprinkles and the cool breeze as we cheered the Fighting a terrible loss. They had it in their clutches (3 times!) to beat the defending state champions, but it wasn't meant to be. We still had a lot of fun though.

Lil Major stayed awake and took everything in until the start of the third quarter. By then, he'd seen half of a game, looked at all the people around us, and danced to the band...but his little eyes couldn't stay open any longer, and he napped with Papa for the rest of the game. And then he came home and slept for 10 hours straight!

After his long slumber last night, Lil Major, Mema and I loaded up and went back to The Colonel's hometown this morning for a the rain. They didn't cancel it, so off we went. Again, the kiddo just took it all in and had a great time. He had so much fun that he didn't complain while Mema, Grammy and I did some shopping afterwards. Way to go, buddy!

Here's one more photo for my buddy band of brothers...look closely, Jayme and I just had to take this photo for you (it's the high school football team on their parade float).


abbagirl74 said...

Oh! Lil' Major looks so cute in his Chiefs gear!

Sally said...

Yep, he was decked out - head to toe! Even the paci was KC!

Agnes said...

Sorry I haven't called back...we had the big anniversary party this weekend. Sounds like you guys had a busy weekend, too!

Is your hair color different? It looks redder in one of those picts...

Kiley said...

Yea for 5 months... He is one cute little man :D


Jenn said...

Happy 5 month lil major! He is adorable!

P.S. I love your bangs!

Band of Brothers said...

aw how cute that little football team is. though i'm sure my boys are gonna be in the marching band. Cannan is already talking about it nonstop''when you're in band, Finn, you are going to do this.."

Lil Major is so beautiful and I love how happy you guys all look as a family.

so jealous of ya'll in your jackets!!

Sally said...

Agnes - haven't colored my hair since before I saw you...but it does look redder. I don't know why, but I really like it!