Franklin Five

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas Tree

We went to pick out a Christmas tree with the Fulks tonight. Two years ago we did this with them in Michigan and it was snowing. Now we each have another addition in our families. Wesley stayed home with Grandpa and M.A. because he was still taking a nap.

After we found a tree, everyone came back to our house for enchiladas. I see an annual tradition forming with the Fulks: Christmas trees and enchiladas!

First Bites of Cereal

Wesley had his first taste of cereal this week. He did very well eating it and really seemed to like it. I think he was ready for something more than milk. Graham, of course, wanted to help feed his little brother. Now, everytime I feed Wesley, Graham pulls a chair over and wants to watch or help. Such an attentive big brother!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thanksgiving Pictures

We took our first trip since Wesley's birth and drove to Memphis to spend the holiday with Tim's mom. Both boys did very well as we traveled and while we were there. Graham wanted to sleep in Perpy's room in his sleeping bag. Besides a few early mornings, he did very well sleeping in her room.
While in Memphis, Graham and Daddy had fun playing in the leaves. Tim and I got to do some shopping and go out to dinner while Perpy babysat, and I spent one morning shopping with Perpy while Tim watched the boys. I really enjoyed a little break from our normal routine. I'm so thankful for my wonderful mother-in-law who has become so dear to me. She offers wisdom, encouragement, and unconditional to me. I could not have asked for a better mother-in-law.

Perpy and Graham making brownies
I'm sorry I don't have any pictures of Wesley. I'll have to do a better job of taking more pictures of my second child. :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

My Little Helper

Graham has really gotten into wanting to help me with everything including caring for Wesley. He loves to help me cook and clean, and he always wants to go with me to get Wesley up from a nap. Tonight, he wanted to give Wesley a bottle, and he did a great job with it. He's becoming quite a wonderful big brother, and I love watching him interact with Wesley. There are still times when Graham gets a little rough for Wesley, and Wesley gets scared by the loud noises Graham makes or being bounced too much in the bouncy seat. Overall, Graham really cares for his little brother, always wants to know where he is, and asks when Wesley can do certain things with him. Friday I took the boys to the park and put them both in swings. Graham loved swinging next to Wesley and asked if Wesley could go down a slide with him. When I asked him if he wanted to go to the store tonight with me alone and have a mommy-Graham trip, he said, "Daddy and Wesley go, too?" I'm so thankful for his brotherly love and his helpful heart.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Four Months Old!

Wesley is four months old!! I took him to the doctor on Friday, and he weighed 14 1/2 pounds and is in the 50% for height and weight. She said he looks great. He is doing really well now. He sleeps well at night (most of the time) and naps well during the day. He smiles more and loves to lay on his back and look at toys. He still spits up a lot and sometimes gets fussy from that but generally is happy.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Graham and his buddy, Jack, get ready for the drive to the campsite.

Tim and Graham went camping this weekend with friends from church. It was a father-son thing, so I stayed home. Someday Wesley will join in on the fun. Until then, he gets to enjoy a little quiet time with Mommy.
Graham had a great time on his camping trip. He slept well in his new sleeping bag, enjoyed playing with the other boys, and had fun hiking on some big rocks.


We had lots of fun trick or treating with our friends this year. Wesley was a pea pod and Graham was a monkey. After each house, Graham would say he wanted to get more candy. If we walked past a house without going up to the door, he'd say, "How about this house, Mommy?"