Sunday, October 12, 2008

Jacob's Blessing and More

Sadly grandparent reinforcements have gone leaving Erich, Jake, and I to ourselves. Erich's parents were here for a week and then my parents for a week and a half. It was such a blessing to have them here. It was fun sharing Jake, and both our parents were beyond helpful and thoughtful. The moms slaved away cleaning my house from the dust on top of my curtains to the junk that had fallen behind my washer and dryer. The dads helped sheetrock the dreaded downstairs and cut wood enough to heat us through the winter. We are very grateful to have such good and such generous parents. The house is a little quieter now without all the company, but Erich Jake and I are having lots of fun adjusting to our new life. Being a mom is more fulfilling and enjoyable than I ever could have anticipated. I think I could spend all day just cuddling with and admiring Jake. He's already changing so fast I know I will miss these days all too soon! Anyhow here's some more pics.

(Erich's Mom bought Jake this handsome lil' tux. Jake was so tiny we had to do some alterations just so it would stay up on him!)

(On Sunday September 28th we blessed Jacob Marshall Gleckler. Jacob had both sets of grandparents here and an aunt so he was surrounded with lots and lots of love!)
(The weather was unusually warm while our parents' were here so we loaded up and went down to the river several times including one time for a big ol' dutch oven dinner! Those of you from Moscow know how much I love those dutch oven meals!)

(Jacob's favorite place to sleep is cuddled up on Dad)

(I think Jake looks so peaceful and snuggly when he's asleep!)
(One of the most recent pictures. He has already grown out of his preemie clothes and he's gaining ounces by the day!)

(One of the things I cherish most about Jake is all his different facial expressions. Here are a few for you to enjoy--it's hard to catch them on camera)


RaeAnn said...

awesome pics. what does jake need? i have been out shopping a couple of times and can't think of a perfect gift. anything you are short on?

Johnson Family said...

He is so cute! I can't quite figure out who he looks more like. I bet that was such a proud moment for Erich to be able to bless him. Its so wonderful. They grow way to fast!!!

Ashley and Nolan said...

Oh it's alwasys sad when the reinforcements leave, but it's nice to get into a routine again. The pictures are so cute. Good job on getting him blessed so quickly. We are still trying to figure out a date:-) That's funny you had to alter his outfit. I love the skinny baby!

Stephen & Jill Williams said...

He is such a handsome little boy! You two are going to be such awesome parents!

meagan said...

I love the look on Jacob's face in the last picture. It looks like he has such a fun personality. Love the little blessing outfit, in fact we have on just like ;)

New Mexican Youngs said...

Love the tux. Jacob seems to be changing so fast. Still a handsome devil. It msut have been so nice to have the grandparents there for the blessing. Keep having fun!

liso. said...

Kara, he is so stinkin' cute! i love his little tux picture! good luck getting things into a routine now that everyone is gone...hope we can see you sooner than later!