Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jumping Jacks

Oh how Lincoln loves spending time with daddy.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lincoln vs Bosco

Round 1: Lincoln

Round 2: Lincoln

Round 3: Lincoln
Poor Bosco.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

9 Months

Lincoln was 9 months on the 16th.
I can hardly stand how much I love this kid!

He loves swimming. The last few times we have been we dunked him under the water and he actually did really good. We are trying to teach him how to swim.
He is finally sleeping through the night!
He loves to jump.
He says "all done" "Da da" "Ma ma " (but only when he is mad)
He pulls himself up on anything he can reach.
Lincoln loves food! He wants to try everything we are eating. Usually we let him have small tastes.

He recently learned to crawl up the stairs. He is getting pretty fast!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dear Steve, you always hated it when I called you that.
You would have preferred I said dad. As hard as I tried I couldn't ever bring myself to say it. I am sorry.

Dear dad #2,
I'm sorry I didn't come over on Sunday. I knew that I should have. I had a feeling and I ignored it.
I wish that you got to see Lincoln one last time. I know how happy he made you.
I wish that we had the chance to say goodbye.
May you enjoy your life free of the pain you have had to endure the last several years.
The funeral service went well. There were lots of people there. We had Cincinnati chili. I know, no one makes it as good as you can.
I loved seeing all your brothers and sisters again. Lincoln loved them. Gina made us fried chicken. It was amazing!

We will miss you. I promise to take care of your babies.

In memory of Steven Louis Clay
Jan 28th 1950-July 15th 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Moved in

The last few weeks have been a little crazy! We moved into our new house last Thursday. Thursday night we headed up to our family cabin for our annual cabin trip. It was the first time in 5 years that all eight kids were there together!

Mom with all of the grand kids.
Kissing cousins. Lincoln loved meeting Sada for the first time.

Thanks to these two, we got our house put together before our 4th of July BBQ!
Thanks Soni and Brandon! You are simply amazing.
We celebrated the 4th with family and friends, it was a blast.

And Lincoln rode in the parade with style, thanks to the awesome float Brandon, Soni, and Jared made.