Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Dixon wishes all our friends and family a "Happy New Year!"

Roller Baby


Roller Baby
Originally uploaded by Rich & Julie's Photos
Right after this he rolled around twelve feet across the floor towards the kitchen... he isn't walking yet but this kid is a mover and a shaker!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dixon's 1st Santa Photo



His first Christmas, his first Santa... sigh, the time flies
Dixon's 1st Santa Photo
Originally uploaded by Rich & Julie's Photos

Sunday, December 14, 2008

DIXON IN A MANGER!!


Sure, we could take the time to tell you what has been going on for the last month and a half but... nah, we will just show you pictures of Dixon instead...

FLICKR HERE

Sunday, November 2, 2008

WHAT A WEEK.... OH, WHAT A WEEK.

This week we moved. Quickly. I could go into detail on why but I will save that for a time when I can actually think. However, a fantastic opportunity presented itself and well, to make a long story really short... here we are. We will be emailing out our new info to all of you soon but as you can see in the picture above, we still have some work to do... But, just so this post isn't a complete waste of your time, we did upload some new pictures of Dixon as well. :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

GIVE ME THE SPOON AND NO ONE GET'S HURT!!

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Here it is in its unedited glory. For your viewing pleasure. Dixon trying solid food for the first time. Woo Hoo!

Friday, October 17, 2008

SIX MONTHS OLD!!


It seems like just yesterday that Dixon was born. Yet, it was just yesterday that he turned 6 months old. He is growing up before our eyes way too fast. Rolling over from his tummy to his back and back and forth, sitting up on his own, talking a mile a minute some days, and sticking anything and everything in his mouth that he can get his two hands on. He has to put those two teeth of his to use for something, doesn't he?

Yesterday we fed him his first taste of rice baby cereal, which though he loved the idea of holding a spoon, he didn't seem to care so much for the taste. We captured it on video and soon we will post it for your viewing pleasure.

Today, we took him in for his 6 month well baby check up. He passed as usual with flying colors. He weighs 18lbs 8 ounces and is 26.75 inches tall, which would be the 75th percentile and 65/70th percentile respectfully. He received his second round of the DTaP shot and so far seems to be handling it just fine. He didn't even cry when the nurse poked him with the needle. We will be getting his shots spaced a week apart this time, just to help him not have the 106 degree temperature like he did a couple of months ago with his first round of immunization shots.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

BACK FROM THE HUNT!!


We needed sustenance and when provision is called for, the men are called to action. Dutifully the men trekked out on "the hunt" and came back conquerors! Oh yeah! Oh, and we have other photos up as well... FLICKR

Friday, October 3, 2008

Jumpa ROO!!


Jumpa ROO!!
Originally uploaded by Rich & Julie's Photos
I know we haven't posted any photos lately but here is a video to tide you over for now... and there are two new photos posted as well :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sunset Smirk


Sunset Smirk
Originally uploaded by Rich & Julie's Photos
We don't get too many chances at a family shot, since I am behind the camera most of the time, but thankfully we had Dixon's Aunt Jen to take the shot! We have new photos up on Flickr... Check them out!

Friday, September 5, 2008

SEPTEMBER COMETH...

Yes, it is September already and as Dixon closes on 5 Months, we celebrate by having posted over 300 photos of our son our Flickr site. Have you seen them all? Are you sure? Better go Check Them Out...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

He Laughs! HE LAUGHS!!

Yesterday may not have started out good for Dixon, with a fever of 106 possibly due to his tetanus shot he had the day before, but by the end of the evening, feeling better and in good spirits, with his dad making funny faces at him, Dixon started laughing, which caused his dad to start laughing, and then Dixon kept laughing because his dad was laughing, because Dixon was laughing, and then his mom started laughing because Dixon and his dad were laughing, and we all just laughed and laughed and laughed. This boy can laugh! Too bad we didn't get that on video for everyone... oh well...

Friday, August 22, 2008

4 MONTHS OLD AND A GROWING BOY HE IS...

4 months old, 26 inches long and 16lbs 6oz, Dixon is doing great, and the doctor thinks he perfect! "You must get a lot of compliments," he told us concerning the charming smile and good looks of our son. Why yes we do, thank you doc. This boy is a winner. He got his first round of shots today and handled it like a champ, (compared to how his dad might have handled it, being stuck in the thigh 4 times with a needle,) cried for a few minutes, and then calmed down and was easy going until a few hours later when he decided to be really cranky about the whole thing. However, he took some tylenol, then a nap and woke up to find that he was being baby sat by Grantie, Nana and Aunt Betty, as his parents snuck out to a Aquasox game, and that made his whole evening! Let's see how much sleep he gives us tonight...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Our Wedding Video

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Here is our wedding video, as shot by Benny Deason!
For those who haven't had the pleasure...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More Dixon and Family Reunion Shots!!

We have more photos of Dixon posted, as well as shots from his trip to "The Family Reunion" held at Deception Pass this last Sunday. He quite enjoyed himself and, of course, was the hit of the party if we say so ourselves... they all are on our Flickr page...

Monday, August 4, 2008

OVER HILL AND OVER DALE...

Dixon took a little trip (his mom and dad came as well) over the pass to see his great grandma, his aunts and his cousins. He had a blast, he loved to see them all, and they loved to see him. Photos can be found at our flickr site...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Smile for the Camera!



More photos of Dixon for your viewing pleasure, click on the picture for all the cuteness...

Friday, July 18, 2008

TWINS

Julie shot this with her cell this morning. So cute we had to post!

Friday, July 11, 2008

DIXON: THE AMAZING WONDER BOY!


While at work I was asked by a lady who had a nine week old, and just found out I had a 12 week old son, "do you find any time for sleep? we don't..." and all I could politely say was, "we do pretty good. Our son is doing good." But of course, I really wanted to brag about the fact that Dixon sleeps 6 to 8 hours a night and has pretty much since he was a month old. I think it pretty much runs 50/50 on whether Dixon wakes up himself or we have to wake him up. When he does wake up himself, like this morning, he just lays in his crib and talks and coos. He very seldom wakes up crying, not that he doesn't cry mind you. The other night Julie and the woman's group were hanging out at Greenlake and he cried pretty much all the way home. And it wasn't any piddly little whimpering either... no this was a torrential rage! Guess he liked hanging out at the lake...

Dixon is growing so fast (we unofficially have him at close to 25" in length and maybe 14 0r 15 pounds now) that he wears 6-9 months clothes for his length and 3-6 months in his torso. He will be 3 months old on Wednesday next week. He is too tall to fit in his bathing tub on the side that he should be on, yet when we stick him on the other side we have to hold his head up all the time because he doesn't quite have the strength for that yet. He is almost there. He still really doesn't like tummy time, he puts up with it, but he moves his arms and legs fast an furious when on his back and I swear that if I just flipped him over during one of these flurries, he would just scoot across the floor lickity split. His dark hair, which for the most part all fell out, now is growing in blond and light brown, though it is getting darker by the day one wonders if it will ever get as dark as it was at birth.

He eats his hands all the time now, they are his favorite toys. Actually he really likes to chew on one finger. Julie wonders if he is in early stages of teething, so she has started giving him teething toys, which he will hold and chew on for awhile but then drops them like the rest of his toys, so he can go back to chewing on his fist or his finger. Though he reaches out and grabs things quite often, he isn't quite into holding things yet.

He is all smiles and giggles now. He doesn't laugh quite yet, but he has managed a few chuckles. He loves it when you bounce him (thanks Grantie) and even loves it more when you make silly faces and noises. He even likes it when you take his photo. I am sure that he will be laughing up a storm here really soon.

He just had his morning bath and massage and now is sitting in mom's lap and just taking it easy being the amazing wonder boy that he is.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Looking cool in my Beany

Hey, Dixon here. Why don't all of you cool people pop on over to my photos page and view some of my new pictures... they are the best if I say so myself! Just click on my picture to go to Flickr....

Saturday, July 5, 2008

4TH OF JULY

Our 4th ended with what sounded like WWIII happening outside our apartments, but it started much calmer as we spent the day hanging out with Uncle Scott & Aunt Jen. We had great food, great fun and Dixon learned how to play Monopoly...





...which resulted in Uncle Scott having to change a diaper. Dixon didn't complain and he even let Uncle Scott play with him afterwords.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Chatting Away!

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Hey, Hey everybody. Dixon is doing a little chatting and we thought we would share it with you all. This is pretty much a normal day for him now. Talking to us like this... by the way, his voice is the cute little one, the other voice belongs to his dad... look at how he just continues to swing his arms... love it!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Laughing with Dad

Julie went trigger happy with the camera, we have new photos to look at... Just click on the photo to take you to Flickr


Thursday, June 19, 2008

DIXON'S 2 MONTH CHECKUP

Dixon had his 2 month checkup (it was supposed to be a well baby checkup, but he was a little under the weather with the flu bug..) and pretty much as we expected, he was top of his class percentile wise. Turns out his 24 1/4 height is 90% taller than the rest of the class, and his 12.5 pounds is 75% better than the rest his age. He is well fed and his cheeks are starting to fill in :)

Health wise, despite the flu or whatever, he is doing fine. Color is good, lungs sound great and he is charming everyone with his smile... when they aren't poking or prodding him and sticking him with needles that is...

He is holding his head up more and looking around, loves to sit propped up so he can see what's going on and talks and talks and talks... He has started grabbing and reaching for things, though he isn't sure what to do if he actually gets hold of something, but the other day he was absolutely loving the fact that he could reach out and touch the curtains while on the changing table. He would manage to flip the curtain back, which would allow him to see outside, and that would bring a huge smile. He sure is growing like a weed.



Sunday, June 15, 2008

OLD FRIENDS AND NEW FACES

We had visitor's this morning, Hayato, his sister Kumiko, and their mom. Hayato and his mom are here from Japan and they took the time to stop by and visit old friends and make new ones. The irresistible draw of Dixon...

Hayato, Scott, Julie and Dixon

Hayato, Dixon and Julie

A FATHERS DAY DEVOTIONAL

We have been studying Genesis during our Friday night Bible studies, and a Father's day message came to me when I was least expecting it, in Genesis chapter 22.

Most of us probably know the story, Abraham is tested by God and the Lord asks him to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering. The spot the Lord picks is Mount Moriah. Hebrews tells us that by faith Abraham offered up Isaac, believing God could raise him up from the dead. The whole chapter is a picture of Christ and the atonement that is his sacrifice on the cross. What a picture of Christ we see in Isaac, a willfully obedient son to the point of death. He even carried the wood for the fire on his back up the mount, and of course Mount Moriah, the spot that the Lord picked, which later in this exact spot would be Calvary. The whole chapter is full of Christ.

One really interesting thing to me was one of the "first's" in this chapter. We see the first use of the word "love" in the Old Testament. In verse 2, God tells Abraham, "take now your son, your only son, whom you love." The first use of love in the Bible is a love between a father and a son. What's really interesting is that the first use of love in the New Testament is in Matthew 3, verse 17, when a the Lord speaks from heaven declaring that Jesus is his "beloved son in whom I am well pleased." Also the love between a father and a son. The same goes for the gospels of Mark and Luke as well. The first use of Love in the gospel of John is John 3:16, which declares "
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." And this brings us back to Genesis 22, in which Abraham was willing to give his only begotten son, and we see how this love is obediant, sacrificial, and a foreshadow of just how much our father loves us. What greater love is there than a father for his children? None. The Lord "provided himself a lamb," the love of a father for his son, for his children, is the ultimate act of love ever shown. Amazing.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hangin' Out


Hangin' Out
Originally uploaded by Rich & Julie


We have added a few more photos. Go check them out by clicking on the photo...

Monday, June 9, 2008

MY NEW TOY!!

New video of Dixon sitting in his 3 in 1 rocker swing... the infant seat!!

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

SOFTBALL HAS STARTED!!

Softball has started for the summer season. We won our first two games and are hoping for more of the same for our third game next week. Come out and root for the team!!

All games are played on Sunday's at Lynnwood High School! You can see our schedule here. We are "The House."

Dixon is all dressed up and ready to root his dad on!!


Saturday, June 7, 2008

DIXON AND HIS SWING ROCKER



Originally uploaded by Rich & Julie


Friends from our church got together and dropped by with a surprise gift for Dixon (and for us too...) What a blessing it is! This is a great gift and once Dixon was in it he quit fussing and eventually he went to sleep...

THIS IS A WINNER!! DIXON LOVES IT!! THANKS EVERYBODY FOR THIS GENEROUS GIFT!!