Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Foretaste of Summer and Blog Pause...

John Michael got his first taste of running through the sprinklers this past weekend. It took him a good 15 minutes to decide he was going to get wet, but thanks to Greta, she gave him a bucket, showed him how to fill it, and that was all it took.
I can't say enough of how awesome Greta is with him. He mimics her constantly and thank goodness it's usually cute.  Because he is such a copycat, I am really hoping we can get  him into a full-inclusion or typical preschool in the late fall.  I think he would pick up bad behaviors as quickly as good ones... so hopefully he'll pick up good words, good skills, good manners, etc. 


Photo credit:  Anna Crumley

This boy is about to become a big brother.
So hard to believe my "baby" John Michael is going to have to make room for another...


Another first this year... swimming at the Club with Daddy and kick-kick-kicking.

Photo credit:  Anna Crumley

John Michael has been so sweet, kissing the baby and "talking" to him.  I wonder what life will be like with a new baby in the house...
 
We are taking a brief blog break.  Change is in the air... Baby Brother will be making his entrance into the world very, very soon.  The best way to keep up with us is on Facebook since I can easily post photos from my iPhone (I think!).  If we're not "facebook friends", yet, what are you waiting for?

And one last image to make you smile.  Well, at least it makes me smile!  :-)

If you're the praying type, we welcome all your prayers for a safe delivery and healthy baby, restful nights and no mommy blues...  OK, I can hope for that, right?  God bless you and we'll see you on the other side...

PS:  If you took the time to read this post and don't usually leave a comment, won't you please be so kind this once?  De-lurk and let us know you're out there  :-)


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39 comments:

  1. Good luck with the delivery of the new baby! Enjoy the beginning of summer and we can't wait for you to rejoin blogland! We will miss you, but know you are doing very important things...and trying to get a little sleep in there too!

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  2. LOVE love, love, Anna's photo! Fabulous eye my friend! :-)

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  3. Enjoy the summer and "all" your children:) We will be awaiting your return! Will definitely keep up on FB, looking forward to the updates! Many prayers my friend for a safe delivery and a healthy baby! JM sure is going to be one GREAT BIG BROTHER! The pic of JM kissing your baby would be such a great addition to the baby's room! He is so sweet:)

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  4. I'll be thinking of you and sending prayers and good vibes while you take a break to welcome your new little one (will also be following on fb). These pics are priceless. JM is adorable...and he will be a great big brother :)!!

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  5. Well, I'm not delurking since I'm always around, but I'm going to comment anyway - what AWESOME photos of Mister John Michael!! Beautiful. And I'll be sad for your blog break, but can't wait to hear all the updates on FB! Good luck, Monica!

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  6. sending you prayers and good thoughts for the new baby! and friending you on facebook too! I love the pic of him and Greta, so sweet! and the photo f him kissing your belly is absolutely picture perfect!

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  7. good luck for a quick delivery. enjoy this precious time with your family.

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  8. Love the photos...he definitely made me smile. Good luck with the arrival of the new baby. We are praying for you all during this amazing time! I can't wait to hear all about the new little guy.

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  9. Sending prayers your way! Love the photos!

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  10. Sooo excited for you and your family. John Michael looks so much older to me now, I think he is ready to be a great big brother! He is going to offer so much love...What a sweet family you have...so blessed ! I will definately keep you in our prayers for a safe delivery...

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  11. Praying for a happy "labor day"! :) As someone experienced with postpartum depression, I will also pray for instant bonding and a heavenly postpartum period with your new son.

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  12. Phew...I am so glad that I am already a facebook friend so that I won't miss any of the details. Happy Labor Day!!!

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  13. Such beautiful pictures, just loved them! Can't wait to see pics of the newest little member when he finally arrives! Thinking of you, and wishing you a safe and easy delivery :)

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  14. I'm so excited for you guys that the new little one will be making its appearance soon! We are praying for an easy delivery!

    John Michael is so stinkin' cute!!!

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  15. Keeping you all in my prayers for a safe, healthy delivery and a smooth post partum adjustment! Oh, and I'm sending a friend request on Facebook right now - I'll be on the lookout for the good news! :)

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  16. Anna is a wonderful photographer,what a sweet one of John Michael kissing his baby brother! ;)
    Praying for a safe delivery and healthy little one!

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  17. keeping you all in our prayers! JM is sweet and will be one great big brother! so happy for your sweet family! looking forward to your return to the blog!

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  18. John Michael is going to be such a good big brother! Thinking about you and praying everything goes well.

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  19. best of luck with having your new baby boy!!! can't wait to hear the good news and see pictures --- i am "on" fb but literally never get on... i will try to look you up, though, so i can see beautiful pics of the new baby and your family!!! thinking of you!!!

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  20. I will be thinking of you as you welcome this baby!! Enjoy this next chapter of your life!!

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  21. Hello again from a long time ago...so I guess I am sort of de-lurking ;) I took a long break from blogging and now am back...sort of. I just wanted to say that John Michael I so big now. Wow! and a big congrats on the addition! I will be praying for your familiy's new adventure. I will look you up on facebook later. Hugs!!!

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  22. Good luck with your delivery and I can't wait to hear of the newest Crumley's arrival! Many prayers for a smooth, easy delivery and recovery. I just love the pictures. Anna really does have a way with the camera, and Greta is such a doll. JM's cuteness is a given. Love them all (Nic too!). Take good care and enjoy your family in the next while. See you soon!

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  23. Yes, the pictures made me smile. Especially the one where JM is kissing his little baby-in-you. Praying for you!

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  24. Noooo! You can't leave! I will miss your family too much! I can't say anything
    New that hasn't been already posted here......but I'll sure be thinking of you and praying for your family during this very sacred and special time. Love ya, girl! Hurry back!

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  25. Hey!
    I'm out here... You don't know me yet. I'm from Germany, having a friend who is a teacher for children with special needs. Guess that's why I came across once! It's amasing to see what a big DS-community you have in Sacramento... In Germany, DS is well acceptet, too, but there are not sooooo many bloggers!!
    Good luck for the delivery! Will it be a "Luke" ; )?
    Anne

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  26. What a nice post! And that black and white pic of John Michael is so beautiful!!!
    Will be following and waiting for pics of the new baby on FB!!!!

    And yes I will be praying for all things good!!!

    God Bless!

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  27. Hi Monica,
    Hope you get through this delivery fine. So funny to see that JM does things the same as Joep, he's kissing the baby now too every morning. And wauw, that black and white picture, just love it.
    Good luck!
    Love,
    Maud

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  28. The delivery WILL go great, you will NOT have the mommy blues, and the kids are going to start cleaning the house daily for you. Well maybe not the last part. :)

    You are in our prayers.

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  29. Good luck on the up coming delivery...I can't wait to see pictures of your new little sweet pea! JM looks like he is going to be a great big brother...I love the belly kisses!

    I'll go find you on facebook! :)

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  30. I'll be thinking of you and following on FB.

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  31. JM is going to be a great big brother! Good luck with everything! :)

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  32. So glad I found your blog. Our daughter, Caroline, is 22 months old and has Down Syndrome as well. Congratulations on your new arrival and I look forward to reading the rest of your posts.

    Jason

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  33. WOW! Anna took some awesome photos!
    I will definitely keep you in my prayers as you embark on an amazing new journey. Can't wait to meet this new little person!

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  34. I love to read your blog but never comment! You are in our prayers and can't wait to meet Bennett, Luke, Thomas - whoever he is!!!!

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  35. I loooooove the image Anna captured of JM kissing your belly! And, for the record, JM ALWAYS makes me smile :)

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  36. We wish you the best and God bless you!
    from your blog-readers in Germany
    Christine & Joshua Samuel
    (turns 2 in one week :-) )

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  37. OK I AM GETTING ON FACE BOOK...if that is the only way to keep up with you! :) I am praying for you and thinking of you! All your request are in my heart. xoxo

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  38. LOVE the pictures. Seeing your sweet children always makes me smile :)

    Enjoy your blog pause! I'll be thinking of you as you adjust to being a Mom of FIVE! xoxo

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  39. I saw you posted on my blog Happy Jack, so I figured I would come check you out. Good luck on a safe and healthy delivery. My #2 is 6 weeks old now and definitely not as easy as my first that has Ds. Oh well! =)

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