Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Trip

We're back from our Christmas visit to Chicago and Bourbonnais and while it was a wonderful time we are glad to be home. While there, we got to be with the Corzines and Rushes as well as lots of friends. As you can see from the pictures, Levi and Ruby were especially happy to be reunited. Levi was also very glad to spend lots of time fussing, crying, cooing, and smiling at his Nana and Papa and aunties and uncle.
We hope you had a blessed holiday celebration!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

New Pics

Levi's First Flight

Last Monday Levi took his first airplane ride. The stewardesses thought he was so cute and they gave him a set of wings and a 'First Flyer' certificate with his name on it. Thankfully he was unaffected by the pressure changes and kept pretty quiet for the duration of the flight.

We visited with his Uncle Joel, Aunt Kelly, and Cousin Ruby in Chicago for a few days. They were so helpful in taking care of him. Ruby was absolutely adorable interacting with 'Baby Eeevi'. She was very loving and gave him lots of kisses and pats and high fives.

Our good friends, the Johnsons, are visiting the States from South Africa this month. They are staying with us for a few days. I've missed them terribly and it's been so wonderful to get to visit with them. Jake is used to helping with babies and has been assisting us with Levi.

We hope your advent season so far has been blessed. Ours has been wonderful and exhausting. This little baby is such a blessing...and a real handful!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Advent Gift

Levi got this t-shirt from his Gran and Grandpa Dickson.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Baby Interview

Name: Levi
Occupation: Baby
Age: 25 days old
Hobbies: grunting like a bear cub, eating, filling my diaper, crying, working on my double chin
Professional Affiliations: None
Likes: nursing, being rocked, car rides, being awake in the middle of the night, my pacifier
Dislikes: diaper changes, getting buckled into my car seat, being swaddled
Short term goals: nap, eat, burp
Long term goals: learning to hold my head up, crawling, walking, and kindegarten

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving Weekend

"See how my hair is growing?"

Levi throwing out his gang sign.

Levi and his Great Uncle Warren.

Chuck and Aundrea ready for Saturday's 'Border War'.

Levi and Addison. We got to witness her baptism today.

More proof as to why Amber isn't a baby photographer.

We hope you had a good Thanksgiving. We had the pleasure of spending ours at Aundrea and Chuck's house. They were great hosts and between them and the babysitting help of Levi's Gran and Grandpa, these new parents got to take a nice long nap. Here are a few new pictures. More can be found at our Shutterfly site.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Little Friends

Our good friends Adam and Amy had baby Addison two days before Levi was born. They make a cute couple, don't you think?
Levi had a doctor's appointment today. He now weighs 8#8oz!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More Pictures

For those of you hungry for more Levi pictures (you know who you are) feel free to check out our Shutterfly account. There is a permanent link at the left side of the screen called 'Dickson Pictures'.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Rocking Chair

Levi is being rocked in the chair his daddy was rocked in as a baby.

New Chapter

Congratulations to Dad Dickson. Yesterday he was installed as senior minister at the First Christian Church in Leavenworth, Kansas. It is a great congergation and we are happy to have them living closer. Levi is looking forward to hearing his Grampa preach.

More Levi

First Family Foto

Four Generations

Feerer Family Side

Dickson Family Side

Thursday, November 08, 2007

He's Here!

Has anyone else noticed the sun shining more brightly lately? Maybe it just seems that way to us…

Levi Rush Dickson was born on this past Monday, November 5, 2007 at 5:19 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds and 14 oz and was 20.5 inches long. The labor started by induction, that morning at 6 a.m. The pushing started at 2 p.m. and three long, long, long hours (no epidural!) later he was born.

The baby is doing well and so is his Momma. Unfortunately, his Daddy got a horrible and violent stomach virus of some sort just several hours after the birth. The next day Levi’s Nana and Poppa came down sick as well. The three of them had to be quarantined and sadly banned from the hospital room. Thankfully the worst has passed and they are doing better.

We were discharged from the hospital this afternoon and got to bring home our beautiful baby. What a wonderful day! We’re excited, thankful, and exhausted. Thanks for your prayers and sharing your excitement with us.