Thursday, December 24, 2009

Herring #4

One more picture before heading off to the hospital.

And she has arrived!
Addyson Diane Herring, 7 lbs, 13 oz, 20 inches long.

Baby girl makes Herring #4!

Couldn't be happier!

Announcing her arrival!

Check out all that hair!!

At home - content on the couch!

The video clip below is Clayton's reaction when we first came home from the hospital. He was so fascinated with Addyson and kept laughing and wanting to touch her. I think I'm going to have my hands full with these two! :-) (Disregard the beeping - it was the timer on the stove.)

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Debut of Baby Jesus

Clayton made his debut on stage last night as Baby Jesus at the Aldersgate Christian Academy (GBS) Christmas program. I had no idea how he would behave, but he actually did really well. I think he was in awe of everything he was seeing. Unfortunately, I couldn't see him, because I was behind the stage so I could take him in between times when he didn't need to be out there. But, Aaron kept me updated by texts and of course I could hear.

There were two really funny moments. One line from an actor said, "Look Mary, Baby Jesus is sleepy." However, at that time he was flailing his arms and legs and having a good time. Not at all sleepy! :-) The second time was when an actor said, "And now, Herod wants to kill him!" As soon as she got the words out of her mouth, Clayton pointed right at her and started crying hard! The timing couldn't have been better. And the crowed roared with laughter. :-)

I was so relieved that he did good and was also glad when it was over.

Running off some steam downstairs before it starts.

Poor Mary had her hands full, but she did such a good job with him. I think he was wanting down here. :-)

Taking a picture after the program of the actors.

The actors with the director, Kristin Foster. Clayton spotted me taking a picture, thus the "I'm done with all this" face.

I wanted to get a close up picture of Clayton with Mary, but, he was DONE!!

I think he was ready to see me again.

One more picture before we change his clothes.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Baby Time

We had such a good time in Missouri for Thanksgiving! One of the fun things I got to do was take pictures of everybody. I won't post the family ones since several are using them for Christmas cards, but here are a few additional fun shots we did just for kicks.

The four partners in crime: Elijah (Dana/Phil's), Karson (Mark/Jana's), Clayton (ours), and Emme (Jeff/Vicki's).

Just getting all the babies in the same picture was an experience in itself!

And now Tyson joins in on the fun
(Kendall & Leanna's new baby at 4 weeks 0ld).

The KKK: Kaley, Khara, and Kelsey! :-)

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Mickey Mouse

We had a lot of fun this weekend with Mickey Mouse, aka Clayton. He didn't mind his costume at all and even left his hood up the whole time.
Deerfield Town Center had trick or treating on Friday night. It was so neat to see all the other children in costumes and just stroll around the shops.

They even had a small petting zoo!

Clayton was fascinated by the tall man on stilts that was juggling.

Clayton's first piece of candy was some Smarties. He loves Smarties and he clutched them the whole night - would not even put them in his pail!

Then on Saturday night we stopped over at Jeff/Vicki's. Here's Mikey Mouse and the Little Bumble Bee (aka Emme).

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Clayton's First Haircut!

Today was the big day - Clayton got his very first haircut!! His hair was so long I was afraid they might charge me extra. :-) We went to Cookie Cutters and they were so nice. He got a little certificate that says "First Haircut" on it with a little bag that has some locks of his hair in it and has a place for his picture. He was a little unsure at first, but did really good sitting pretty still. He sure looks like a different boy now!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sickness has struck!

The little man is sick. I hate to see him not feeling well. When he woke up the other day, this is what his hair looked like. I did have to chuckle. I was so looking forward to his first haircut last week (since he's now one), but of course we have to wait until he's actually well enough to go out.

It's amazing what you do for your child when he's sick. He wanted to ride in the bed of his dump truck and it's getting much harder for me to lean over and push him around the house. So, Aaron rigged up this handy-dandy way for me to pull him around without having to bend over! :-) Clayton LOVES riding around like this and doesn't want us to stop. (I think this boy needs a wagon for Christmas!)

This is for Aunt Cindy: While I was waiting for the video to load, I had to look at some old pictures of when Clayton first "played" with his dump truck. This is when he was only a month old!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

First Birthday!

Clayton got to celebrate his first birthday twice!

The first celebration was in Indiana at Aaron's parent's house.

Yeah . . . a Colts ice cream cake!!

Time for presents!

Clayton was delighted with the little barn from his grandparents!

My favorite picture!

The second celebration was here in Ohio. It was so nice to have my siblings here (thanks to GBS Homecoming - and we missed you Kendall & Leanna).

My first attempt at a birthday cake!
(too bad Marianne B. lives too far away, now!). :-)

Kaley's birthday is 3 days after Clayton's, so they celebrated together.

Enjoying the chocolate ice cream!

All his cousins were just as interested in the presents as he was!

Caught the end of Kaley's.