Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Four Months with William

Can you believe how big this kid is getting? He's such a joy. We have lots of news since Mikail's last post (this is Jared for the first time in Roberts family blog history).

We got to hang out with Mikail's family this last month, so William got his first lesson on the drums. I think as he gets older we'll see if we can encourage him to play other (quieter) instruments. The slideshow below has some pictures of him with Jim during their experimental jam session.

Will's last visit to the doctor for his 4-month checkup went great. He now weighs 16.25 lbs and is 26" long. He doesn't mind his checkups, but after the nurse gave him his next set of immunizations (and a few more pokes in each leg) he was sure to let us know he was ready to be out of there.

William had several "firsts" this month in addition to his first music lesson. He rolled over for the first time and tried solid foods for the first time too. He took well to the new foods, and only had trouble when lunch came too close to nap time.

At the end of the slideshow there is a short video clip of William falling asleep to the music his bouncy chair plays. The first time we tried playing it for him he was out cold. The audio in the clip makes it sound a little creepy, but apparently it did the job. Click on the last image and you can see the clip in Mikail's web album. (Also, you can receive email alerts when this blog is updated by entering your email address in the blogarithm form on the left.* McAfee's SiteAdvisor says it's clean, so no spam worries :)
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Mikail and I are doing well. Working as a personal trainer while I get ready for dental school to start in a few weeks has made it possible for me to spend a few hours at home each day with Mikail and our son. I was recently called as a ward clerk and Mikail is still working with the young women (though this week she gets a break while they all get soaked at girl's camp). We'll be sure to post any exciting developments over the coming weeks.


All our love!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

We went on road trip to Dallas to visit my folks for Memorial Day weekend. While we were there, we got to go to Bryce's Eagle Court of Honor and his High School Graduation. It was a blast!

It was a quick trip up and down. We got there just in time for Bryce's Court of Honor then we went to his graduation on Memorial Day. Congrats Bryce! I have posted here a video of him walking across the stage. The quality is not great. Also, please stand back while watching it. I don't want anyone getting motion sickness.

I also have wanted to mention that we are now Financial Peace University graduates. It's a great program that gives very practical advice about money. This means that if we ever have any money... we might know what to do with it!

Will did get his official baby pictures taken and we have the order numbers for anyone who is interested. He was fantastic! All smiles and just adorable. The pictures I have posted here are low resolution for obvious copyright reasons but they give you an idea of what they look like.

We also have pool pictures finally! The weather has cleared up and so we've been to the pool a few times. The pictures don't do it justice, but he really did like it. He just isn't a fan of the sun, so when we turned his head up to look at the camera... well... just trust me. He liked it.

All our love!