Happy 6 Month Birthday!

Happy 1/2 Birthday Elias. 🙂 Friday the 13th marked Elias’ 6 month birthday. I’ve seen things on Pinterest with people celebrating with cake, etc. We had none of that at our house. We were just so excited and felt so blessed to have our little man. We were pretty busy this weekend so no 6 month pictures were taken except these

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The top picture is E wearing his daddy’s shirt from when Brent was born.(it says I was born at Sacred Heart Hospital-presh!) It’s a tad snug on E.

The bottom is a split screen shot of Elias on the left and Evan on the right. They REALLY favor in this picture to me. I took this picture of Elias on Monday when he was snoozing while I held him. I may or may not be guilty of holding him a TON. What can I say? I have to soak it up while I can.

Elias had his 6 month check up on Tuesday morning. He checked out PERFECT. Yay! It’s always good to hear that. He weighs 18 lbs and is 27 1/4 in long. Brent says he thinks the scales are wrong and that E MUST weigh more than that…haha. And it does feel like that when you’ve been dragging him around for 30 minutes because he doesn’t like to entertain himself. We wouldn’t trade it for anything though.

Right now E is loving getting up on his hands and knees and rocking and then launching himself until he gets to wherever he wants. Although I don’t really think he wants to go anywhere except somewhere where he isn’t. He usually ends up nearly under the couch or recliner. It’s so fun to watch though. Dr. said he will be crawling soon….EEK!! I just think I’m tired now. He’s babbling up a storm and loves playing with his sippy cup. We are anxious for him to sit up on his own but he’ll be doing it before we know it. 🙂

Life is great at the Wolfe household. We are crazy busy but loving every minute!

 

 

 

His plan is Perfect

In hindsight I realize that I created quite the dust storm, so to speak, with my post on Saturday. I had several friends message me and several co-workers (and friends) mention it to me this morning when I arrived at work. I feel bad to vent via the internet for all to see but I felt that I needed to be honest and I really was feeling that I was going to be needing the prayers as I faced this week. I was reminded again today that God is so good, all the time. Even when we are in troubled waters. I truly felt everyone’s prayers today! Since returning to work full time my quiet time each morning is hit or miss. If we don’t roll out of bed until late, it gets missed unfortunately. One of my goals for 2015 was to be more consistent in my quiet time BEFORE school. It’s important to me that I begin my day by talking to the Lord because it really does seem that when I do this my day goes much smoother (for the most part of course). I know this is because I give my worries to Him and am more likely to stay in regular prayer throughout the day. Laying it all at His feet makes me have a more positive attitude and just feel refreshed as I begin my day. I just need that constant reminder that I’m never alone.

Knowing today was going to be a long day, with preparations for the change, I made it a real point to get my act together this morning and have my quiet time. It really paid off. Along with all the prayers from friends and family ((THANK YOU ALL!)), I had a great (yet long) day at work. I feel good about the change that is coming tomorrow. There will most likely be bumps in the road but I am determined to make the best of the situation. The Verse of the Week on my desk at school is now Colossians 3:23. It was a great reminder throughout the day and I know it will continue to be throughout this week. Our “growing pains” aren’t over so please continue to pray as this may be a rough week for me and some co-workers. It’s going to all be for the best though!

I was going to post a precious picture of Elias eating from dinner tonight but my phone just died! Hopefully I will post again this week and get to share some pictures of his precious little face!

If you don’t start your day off with quiet time, and you’re looking for a way to grow closer to God, I encourage {and challenge} you to get up every morning with about 10-15 minutes to spare. Spending that time in peace and quiet with Him, before the hectic day begins, will give you more growth and closeness with Him than I can explain. It’s truly a worthwhile investment in your relationship with Him!