In the Midst of the Crap…A Shining Smile

It’s so easy to focus on the negative stuff and walk around with a thunder cloud over head. I admit, I did it most of the day. It was hard to be surrounded with all the questions about the layoff stuff and what I think will happen and what am I doing and blah, blah, blah. It’s easy to get sucked into that crap.

But then I got home and remembered something….


He’s just getting so big and so happy! Every day he makes us glad about life! Here are his latest happenings…

  • he can roll every which way: front to back, back to front, he’s a rolling stone, I tell ya!
  • he is eating cereal like a machine! If you watched the video on the last post, you know that kid will lean in for his next bite if you’re not paying attention!
  • He can sit for a brief amount of time unassisted. As you can see, he doesn’t like to just lie back in his bouncy anymore…oh no! He wants to SIT! He also likes to do this on his changing table–we obviously don’t let him do THAT alone!
  • He is getting his first teeth! He has been drooling like a maniac for months, but just last week we could tell his gums were “full” and wouldn’t you know, a couple little teeth popped through just this weekend!
  • He is sticking out his tongue at us! He loves to razz his tongue and lips at us–it’s hilarious! Well, not when he has a full mouth of cereal–then it’s just messy.
  • The boy loves to “talk”! He is so vocal and smiley almost all of the time! We just love to have chats!

The days just keep getting better and better! We love our little Eddie Bear! It is absolutely impossible for thunder clouds to gather when this guy is around! He doesn’t know stress and because of that, he takes ours right away! We are so thankful he is part of our family!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. missy widener says

    wait, what?! 5 months old, damn the man! Why did I think Ethan would be 2 months old on Thanksgiving then?! because he is one day and two months behind Eddie and so that is tomorrow!! glad I read this post….our boys are growing up too fast…tomorrow we get the stats from the doctor- ethan is trying to pass eddie up, look out! well he just keeps getting cuter and cuter and you are right, when they smile at you, everything else melts away…and thank you for the super cute pic, I am so glad you gave me one! love you!