Friday, January 1, 2010

Goodbye 2009, you were a wonderful year...

I will start off by saying I'm a terrible blogger. I'm pretty sure blogging every 5 months doesn't really suffice as blogging, but I'll keep trying:)

I'm sitting here on the first day of 2010, crazy, thinking about how blessed I am. I was about 11 weeks pregnant this time last year wondering what life with a baby was going to be's been amazing! Hakan is 5 months now and I love him to pieces! His smile, there's nothing in the world like it, it just melts my heart and makes all my troubles disappear. I could have a bad day at work, but when I walk in the door and see him smiling at me, there is really no better feeling. All the noises he makes now are hilarious and just make me laugh, squeals, coo's, screeches, oooo's, so funny. He is rolling all over the place and just started trying to go up on his knees, Derek gives him like 3 weeks before he starts crawling, right now he can just scoot backwards:) He can sit up on his own, not from laying down, but if you sit him up he can balance himself. He loves bath time. We just started putting him in the big bath and loves to squirm and splash around in there. He loves the water like his mom and dad. We're going to try and take him swimming soon, I'm so excited for that.
. We just started feeding him cereal, he did really well, no gagging and most of it stayed in his mouth. Side note on the cereal, I am making my own rice cereal and I had the book in the kitchen and part of the corner was on the burner and I had a pot of water on the back burner and meant to turn that one on, but instead turned on the front one...there was smoke and almost a fire, oops. It's all good though, just a little charred on the dust cover:) He is such a good baby, he only fusses if he's super hungry or tired, otherwise he's so happy. He's not sleeping through the night yet, still wakes up a couple times to eat, but I'm okay with that for a couple months it might start wearing me out.
We had a great Christmas. We spent a week in
ND with both our families. First half of the week with my family and the second half with Derek's. It's pretty nice because our families live 3 blocks apart from each other, so we get to see a lot of both of them. Jamestown ended up getting around 25 inches of snow starting Christmas eve and we were snowed in for 3 days, my step dad had to come pick us up and plow through the snow on the streets to get back and forth between our houses. When it came time to leave that Sunday, he had to pull us out of town to the plowed roads, because they still hadn't plowed most of the streets. There was so much snow!!! We spent Christmas eve with Derek's family and went to the candle light service at his church, I love that service, candles, little kid bell choir, people singing, playing instruments, a good message on the meaning of Christmas and family. Hakan opened his presents...with a little help from dad and sucked on the paper, he loves wrapping paper:) Christmas day we were with my family and sadly because of the snow half of them coudn't make it from Fargo, but we still had a fun day together.
This Santa didn't have the happy twinkle in his eye...but Hakan was happy:)

2009 will always be the year Hakan was given to us, a gift from God. We have so much to be thankful for, and give God all the credit. He is so faithful, and I only pray that we can be the servants he deserves. Here is to the start of another tax season and another wonderful year. I'm so excited to see what God has in store for us:) Happy New Year!!


Kirk said...

Keep up with the blogging! We need to have you guys over soon :-)

Holly K. Riley said...

Yes, do keep up with the blogging, Lacy!! I love the pic of Hakan in the tub - so cute!!

Jamie Willow said...

2009 will always be the year Hakan was given to us, a gift from God.

that made me cry. 2009 was the year Judah was gifted to our family. I love that.

Thanks for blogging! It made my day!


Lindsay said...

he is sooo cute! keep blogging please!