We had a pretty uneventful week, but our weekend was busy. Grandma and Grandpa Lindsay came for a wedding anniversary party weekend. One party for Great Aunt Carol and Great Uncle Albin and the other for Great Uncle Gordon and Great Aunt Norma. Grandma Lindsay was proud to show off Andrew to some of the extended family at supper on Saturday night. I had a tough night on Saturday night sleep wise -- I was falling asleep after feeding Andrew about 4:00 and the pager goes off. I had to go in to work and make up some pain medicine for a hospice patient, so that was a short night. The pager has been pretty busy this weekend and I've had to go in twice (which is a lot -- since most problems are easily solved by telephone.) I'm on-call all week long, so I hope it simmers down.
Sunday after church we went for pizza at Papa Pete and Grandma Teresa's. Yum! Andrew slept for most of the time. Daddy and Andy had some boy time in the evening and I went to a baby shower for my friend Emily. She's getting close -- July 11th is her due date -- we can't wait for our new playmate to arrive!
Andrew's first week of daycare is in the books. We got good reports everyday. It seems as though we have lucked out and found a wonderful place for Andrew. We are happy that it's the weekend now and we can all hang out in our PJs a while longer and not have to rush out the door so early.
We had Andrew's pictures taken on Thursday. You can check them out in the photos, although they are poor quality and fuzzy you can get the general idea. He fell asleep on the way there, but he warmed up pretty quickly. We got some good ones.
Happy Father's Day to Great Grandpa Leonard, Grandpa Peter, Grandpa Dave and Grandpa Jerry! And of course Happy Dad's Day to Daddy Ryan on his first Father's Day!! Ryan is an awesome dad! Andrew just loves his daddy so much and who wouldn't...he does all sorts of fun things...walks in the backyard to check out the grass, singing silly songs he made up just to get a smile, and snuggling on the couch after a long day at work and daycare. Andy gives him the biggest smiles all of the time....maybe because it's like looking in the mirror! Andrew is going to be a handsome guy if he keeps looking so much like his daddy as he grows up.
It's finally such a nice day out, we are going to do some errands and enjoy the nice weather!
Andrew's first day of daycare was today. We both went to drop him off and pick him up today. There are lots of cute little pre-school aged kids there. A little girl was looking out the window when we came and she was yelling "THE NEW BABY IS HERE!!!" We could hear her across the street. They were all so excited to have Andrew there and all of the kids had to come and get a look at him. It was so cute. I was getting a little choked up as I was saying goodbye, but no tears! It's a good place, so it makes it easier. It’s still hard not to be with him and know every little detail of what he did today, but from all reports, Andrew had a great day.
Last week we had Grandma Connie and Grandpa Dave here from Illinois to meet Andrew. They got some quality time with Andrew as they watched him Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Grandpa Jerry filled out the rest of the week on the daycare duties. It made my transition back to work a little smoother, so that was nice.
This weekend, Frankie and Bob were here visiting, so they stopped over to meet Andrew. Great Aunt Frankie has the touch with babies. We could tell she is an experienced Grandma!
Andrew is really starting to grab and reach out at things now. He is also responding to sounds by turning his head to see where they are coming from. He still likes to suck on his fist and thumb if he can find it. He’s a pretty happy boy except if he has an air bubble in his tummy. Thankfully, we can usually work those out with a good burp. He’s sleeping pretty well, usually getting up once sometime during the night to eat. He sleeps great in his crib, so we are happy about that. He seems to be growing so fast lately. The pile of clothes that doesn’t fit him anymore is getting so big!
Congratulations to our friends Sonya and Troy on the birth of their little girl, Olivia Grace. She is just darling and will surely be one of Andrew’s future Bison Buddies.
Well, I went back to work today. It was for sure strange being away from Andrew for the whole day, but we both survived. It was much easier since Andrew spent the day with Grandpa Jerry. I think they both had fun. This evening Grandma Connie and Grandpa Dave came. They will be here for the next 3 days to spend time with Andrew. We are happy to have them here all the way from Illinois!