Friday, December 24, 2010
Dearest Friends and Family,
As you can see, this year was a year full of wonderful changes for us!
First, we added a new member to our family. Cody Michael was born October 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm after a very long induced labor. He entered this world at 36 weeks weighing in at 5 pounds 8 ounces and was 18 ¾ inches long. He needed to be watched for a few hours because he was having a little trouble breathing. But after some nursing and major snuggle time with Mommy he was perfect. A month later he is 6 pounds 3 ounces and 19 ¾ inches long! He is growing too fast (for Mommy) and developing perfectly. We all love him so much.
The second big event that happened this year was that Zane entered school. He is in preschool two days a week at Montessori House. We have seen so much growth in him and are loving how he is progressing at school. They are teaching very practical life skills while incorporating letters, numbers and other academics in the process. We are planning on having him continue here through the sixth grade. Zane is still very active and loves playing outside with Daddy and his friends. He loves going different places and always asks me “Where are we going when the Sun comes up?” He especially loves going fishing with Daddy and to the Zoo or Botanical Gardens with Mommy. He is still involved in AWANAS and doing very well there. We still can’t believe that we have a five year old. Zane loves his role as big brother and can’t wait to start teaching Cody things, such as jumping on the trampoline and hitting a baseball. He totally adores his baby brother.
As for David and I. We enjoy our boys and boy do they keep us busy. David is such an amazing father, husband and provider. I don’t know what I would do without him. He is kept very busy at work and is enjoying his job at American Discount Foods. We are truly grateful that God has continued to provide for us. I am busy keeping up with Zane and Cody as well as adjusting to this new role of life with a newborn and five year old. I am also involved in Moms On a Mission, which is a group of women who get together for fellowship, to grow in our faith in Christ and as mothers and wives, and to give us a break from “life” and to have adult conversation. We are adjusting to having two kids in the house and loving it.
This next year holds many unknowns. But we are so grateful that we don’t have to worry about it. We are looking forward to seeing Zane start kindergarten, watch Cody in his first year and continue to grow together as a family and couple.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2011. May God bless and protect you and your family.
The Perin Family