We are really enjoying the time change. Marcus gets to spend more time outside, so he has been working on his athletic skills. Here are a couple pictures and a video of our little athlete :) He also has a golf club, in case you are wondering. He carries most of the places he goes. We love this little man!!!
Marcus has decided that he would like to walk, so we have now entered a very exciting new phase with the little man. He likes to walk and thinks he is funny most of the time. He is doing fairly well, but we know he will be getting some new bruises as he perfects his new skills. He is such a blessing in our lives and we are excited to see him grow.
We have been so happy about the warmer weather these past few days. On Sunday, we were able to walk over to the park and enjoy being outside. Marcus really loves to be outside, so we are hoping this weather stays! Here are some pictures and videos from our afternoon at the park.
Jeff took Marcus in the tunnel slide. It was a little too short for Jeff, but Marcus enjoyed it.
Marcus went to the doctor for his 4 month check up and all is well. He weighed 16 pounds 12 ounces and was 25 1/4 inches long. He is still around the 75-85% mark for his height and weight.
We were able to go to Uncle Bill's house for Memorial Day and see the Krueger side of the family. We saw the Quints and they were all very cute. It was hot out, so we didn't stay long, but we did get to eat some of the fish!
We went over to Brian and Katherine's house this past Friday night. It was great to see Ava and Lola; they are always fun! Brent, Sheri and Beck were also able to come. We had a great night ESPECIALLY when Kiki and Pops showed up for a surprise! It was a lot of fun and I'm glad we got to see our family.
This is Marcus's outfit from one of Jeff's Society of Senior members. It is super cute on our future golfer :)
Last weekend we got to watch Beck when Brent and Sheri went out for their anniversary. We love watching Beck because he is so fun and good for us! Beck and Marcus go to the same daycare, so Beck recognizes him now and was very helpful in taking care of him. Beck put Marcus's pacifier back in for him and would also tell me "oh no, Marcus crying!" It was very cute!
Beck was a great helper! I might have to borrow him more often!
Beck likes to swing around this pole outside. Jeff likes to say he is pole dancing :)
On Friday I finally got to meet baby Chase. He has been home for almost a week, but I have been feeling sick from allergies and I didn't want to give him anything. I was finally feeling better so Erin and I met up at her Mom's house. Chase is such a cutie! He has red hair, which makes since because all the nurses at the hospital told Erin that he is fiesty! :)
Chase is 6 weeks younger than Marcus and they are going to be GREAT friends. Here are some pictures that we got from that day. I look forward to many more days with baby Chase!
Jill & Marcus Bishop (13 weeks)
Erin & Chase Wales (7 weeks)
Erin and Marcus
Jeremy Wales, Marcus Bishop, Raelee Wales
Erin's other kids, Raelee and Jeremy, both love baby Marcus!
Marcus and Baby Chase hanging out in the recliner
Marcus holding baby Chase. I guess Marcus thinks he is a big boy or something :)
Jeff and I went out for our 1st anniversary date tonight (thank you Brent and Sheri!) and we talked about all the changes we have had in the past year. The pictures above represent some of these changes.
I feel so blessed that I found a man who loves me and takes care of me. He is all I could ever ask for in a husband. I also feel so lucky to have Marcus bless our lives daily.
I am so thankful for this past year and all I have learned. I look forward to all the years ahead of us and all we will learn in the future. I know we can handle anything as long as Jeff and I stick together and keep our Heavenly Father in our lives.
This has been a very exciting month for our little family. First, Marcus had his first Easter. We went out to Gilmer to be with the Bishops and had an excellent weekend, minus that Kiki and Beck got sick. Marcus enjoyed looking for Eggs while in his baby carrier. Jill didn't move too fast with Marcus on, but she was still able to find a "Golden Egg." Jeff also found a "Golden Egg" in the hunt.
Marcus's Easter outfit
Jeff helping Ava find eggs
Lola and Ava lovin' on Marcus
Katherine found the first Golden Egg!
Marcus hunting eggs
Marcus's Easter present from Kiki and Pops
This past weekend, Grandma and Grandpa Dicks as well as Uncle Michael and Aunt Emily were able to come out to Texas for Marcus's blessing at church. It was great to see my family and have them spend time with Marcus. Marcus was blessed at church by Jeff and it was so great to have so many people who love him there. We missed Stephen, Natalie and Adam, but hopefully Marcus will get to meet them this summer.
Dad's first time seeing Marcus in person!
A lady whose husband works for Dad made these outfits for Marcus. I put him in all of them so Mom could take pictures back to Florida. This first one has a bee on the hat.
He wasn't so sure about this one.
He liked the blue one the best!
Grandma Jo playing with his feet
Uncle Michael, aka "The baby whisperer"
Erin and Jeannette
The Dicks Family that got to come to the blessing
The Hauth Family
Marcus's after blessing outfit from Kiki
Finally, I go back to work next Tuesday and am working two half days and one whole day. Marcus is going to go to daycare with his cousin Beck until the fall and we are very excited that Marcus will get to know his cousin better. I am going to miss spending everyday with my little man, but know he will be in good hands and will make my time with him even more special.