... but you can't take the 'Ham out of the Lewis: 02/01/2007 - 03/01/2007

... but you can't take the 'Ham out of the Lewis

What's going on up here anyhow?

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Theo's 1/2 Birthday!

Theo is exactly 6 months old today! I guess his 1/2 birthday is almost as anti-climactic as my own 28th birthday was last Sunday. We are all still a little bit sick. We have improved since the weekend, but I wouldn't say that we're raring to go and able to really celebrate this day in style. We have a friend bringing us some soup and we'll probably just sit around together and hang out until I have to go teach my dance classes at 7:00. I guess this day is not too similar to the day we endured 6 months ago. That day was anything but relaxing, but I guess I was feeling awful. We had someone to look forward to meeting on that day and now he's here. He's pretty great. I am eagerly anticipating his 2nd 1/2 of his 1st year and all of the new things he will learn and experience.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Baby cold :(

Theo has a cold...or he's teething...or he's just stuffy and grumpy. Who knows. All I know is that he is not quite himself today and hasn't been for a few days. His little eyes are a bit red and his nose is runny. He also has a cough. It's hard, as his momma, to not feel like I did something wrong or took him to a "sick place" and made him sick. I know colds are a normal part of growing up, but seeing him uncomfortable is really, really hard. I called the Dr. office today and they said that it's better to let is run its course if he's not running a fever or refusing to eat. He is definitely still eating (as usual) and his temperature is normal, so I guess he's okay. I just want him to get better or finish cutting his tooth or get done with whatever is bugging him. He's growing so fast, but he's still my tiny, little baby. Poor guy. :(

Monday, February 19, 2007

Saying "Yes!" to God's promises

Theodore Arthur Lewis was baptized on Sunday! It was a great day and a great weekend with family and friends. I (Sarah) grew up in a Disciples of Christ church (until age 11) that did not do infant baptism. I have to be honest and say that I always thought infant baptism was strange. The church Andy and I went to as kids did baptize babies, but I still thought I would choose not to when I had a child of my own. But, things and opinions do change. Our pastor explains infant baptism as us saying "Yes!" to God's promises for Theo. God has given us the Bible and it's filled with promises for those who believe in him. Those promises are ready and waiting for the day that Theo, Lord willing, will accept them for himself. It was so exciting and freeing to realize that God's blessings are available to Theo, just like they are to all of us, and that God is ultimately responsible for Theo's budding faith. It is great being a Christian parent. What a load off, right? God is in control, so I don't have to try and be SuperMom. I can just be the "me" that he created me to be. What an awesome God we serve! AMEN!

"One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock."
~Psalm 27:4-5 (Theo's baptism scripture)

Monday, February 12, 2007

Valentine's Day

I've always thought of V's day as a time for "lovers". This year it is a time for people that I love. Theo and I made a sweatshirt for AndyDaddy while we were visiting G'malew/G'palew & Memaw/Papa last week. We are very impatient by nature (and were very excited about our gift), so we gave it to him on Sunday. He really seems to like it. It is a brown hooded sweatshirt with these pictures across it.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Theo's 1st SuperBowl! Colts win!!

Theo enjoyed his very first SuperBowl yesterday. We were lucky enough to be invited to two parties, so we got to visit with lots of our friends. First we went to Aubrey and Erika's house. We hadn't seen them in a few months, so it was nice to have time to catch up and it was great to eat all of the delicious treats they had there. Here's a picture of Aubrey and Theo watching the game. during 1/2 time we drove to the Heilborn's house and joined their party. There were 2 other very nice families there and we had a great time getting to know them and....eating all of the delicious treats they had there. Eric had made his famous taco soup and it was nice to eat some "real food" after filling up on chips, nuts, cheese and crackers all day. The best part was watching Jack eat his very first Oreo. We took a cute picture of Jack's newly created signature Oreo face. To tell you the truth, I didn't really care who won, but the Colts did a nice job. Erika, Jenny (Erika's sister) and I had decided at the beginning of the game that the Colts should win. All girls like horses right? Some girls like baby cubs, but no one likes a big, scary bear. It was a fun day with old friends, new friends, and enough food to feed 5 parties of people.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Adorable Little Boy!