Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mississippi trip

So ive been in Mississippi all last week helping Howard and Dana move into their new house (B-E-A-UTIFUL, might i add!) and we had the best time! We spent lots of time unloading boxes but also spent time watching the babies learn each other and play and learn new (sometimes not such good) habits from each other. From the driving range, to blowing bubbles outside to watching them eat dinner and other meals and snacks together, there was never a dull moment! Enjoy the pictures!

Friday, May 22, 2009


So my child is CRACKING ME UP! He is sitting here in his high chair just gabbing away at the world as tony and i sit and watch and laugh. his 3 sounds that he makes over and over is babababa, mamamamam, and yayayayayaya, it is sooooooooooooo cute. AND on top of that he has food and a 'cookie' all over himself. He is in just a diaper and as cute as ever! Man, i love this little boy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Watch out world!!!

We're walking (with help)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lake pics

Sunday, May 17, 2009

spaghetti dinner

aww... man so the spaghetti dinner video was too big. AND tony cancelled the postings of the lake pictures so we're trying again tonight.


ok, so tony accidentally took out the memory stick from the computer when i was trying to load the spaghetti dinner video. here goes one more try. then i'll load the pictures from yesterday at the lake. We had such a blast! all the families were so kind and warm and we stayed for a shrimp boil dinner. It was such a fun time! Chip got in the water for just long enough for us to get a few pictures but he didn't like it so much. I think it was a little cooler than his bath usually is!!! Lol anyway, we had the best time and Chip just thought the outdoors was the coolest thing ever. There was lots of laughter, lots of noises, boats to watch, Kids to envy, and attention for him to get being that he was the youngest there! All the bigger kids thought he was great and just loved all over him and played so sweet with him. A brief shower came up (welcome back summer!!!) and so we were in a tent for about 10 or 15 minutes and he just hammed that up! He was so good and he even got a 2 1/2 hour nap at around 2 oclock our time. We absolutely had a blast and will certainly be making more trips as a family to the lake! Enjoy the video and then enjoy the pictures!

Friday, May 15, 2009

up and down

So his favorite thing to do lately is to be standing up on a piece of furniture and to go up and down, up and down, up and down, up and down... you get my drift. So he is, i think, learning the whole 'how to fall' thing. He sits and then gets up and then sits and then gets up. It is really cute. ALSO, he squeals like a little piglet. i'm giong to load a video of him scarfing some dinner fron yesterday at lunch in a few minutes after i post this. Tomorrow we are hoping to go to the lake with some frineds and that will be tons of fun pictures. Chips first time in a swimsuit!!! HOW CUTE!!!!! i'm so excited and hoping that it doesnt storm. Hope this finds you all doing well and will post the video in a second and post about the lake tomorrow.

Monday, May 11, 2009

met some new friends

Today Chip had fallen asleep in my arms around 3:30 and i put him in his bed to sleep it out and as usual, he woke up and fussed for being put down. Usually he somewhat 'grumbles' for a few minutes and then falls asleep which was exactly what i THOUGHT had happened. After a few minutes, he became totally silent and i went to peek at him and make sure he was ok and asleep and i saw something that was sooooooooooo cute! He was sitting up in his bed and had discovered his 'friends' i have sitting around his crib. He was sitting up talking to them and reaching up and barely touching them. Then he was looking up at all the other things that are high in his room. It was so amazingly cute.

Also, i have been meaning to talk about his new 'thing'. He LOVES to make this shrill high pitch noise! He sounds, as someone said a few days ago, like a condor! NO JOKE!!! I'm goign to try to capture this on camera and then post it if i can get it good. It is really cute but it really hurts my ears! lol

Hope that this finds everyone doing really well and enjoying the spring!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

funny thing and pics

Hey again. So funny thing that happened today:

I woke up this morning and chip was trying to wake up some and i realized he was up a little, then he was up enough for me to go in there and get him and he was STANDING UP in his bed looking down!!! AUGHHHHH...

THEN, naptime came and i put him down and he fussed a little, i walked out and was going to let him put himself down the rest of the way. He settled in and i was going to shut his door completely and AGAIN, he was STANDING UP in his bed, and not only was he looking down but he had spit out his poppie and was CHEWING ON the bed!!!! AUGHHHH.....

He is doing so well and is so busy and is so beautiful! I love him and am so proud of him... i wish you could all see him every day but pics and this will have to do. Enjoy the pics!

Monday, May 4, 2009

funny thing!

Ok, so funny thing happened tonight. Chip decided he was going to cruise around UNDER the table on the chairs and he ended up getting in a fight with the table! He lost his balance at one point and fell back and bumped his head and gave the table a good talking to and then he stood back up and popped the top of his head on the bottom of the table. That, too, was funny because he then began just gabbing and gabbing and i decided that he was yelling at the table. Had to be here because it was SOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!

Friday, May 1, 2009


Every now and again it comes down hard in my mind that "oh, my, i'm a mom!" and that comes as the largest responsibility i've ever had but also as the largest honor i've ever had! This little boy wants nothing but love and care, fun and rest, nurishment and safety from me and Tony. This little boy sees us day and night and knows no else. What selfishness on my part when i choose laundry over toys, or even sometimes a shower over a nap. When will he ever be 9 months and 3 weeks again? Never. When will i get to take back that time that i needed to clean my house over the time when he just wanted to sling toys all over the floor and laugh at all the noises they make? Never. The day will come when my house will already be clean because toys weren't slung around in the first place and it will be amazingly quiet because the sound of laughter has moved on to a place with friends and his family. These days are as they are, and cherishing them is my new goal. Yes, i sometimes need a break, and yes, these days can find themselves overwhelming and tiring when he is cutting a tooth or just missed his afternoon nap, but those grumpy days, too, will one day be gone and i will not be able to hold him anymore. It is a new day, it is 7 am and toys are already strown across my living room and my little boy is asking me to come play. I'm going to take this invitation and bid you all a good day! Cherish the messes and love the fusses. One day, those, too, will be gone! What a moment for a young mom that never expected to be here in the first place! What a moment for me. Chip, here comes mommy!!!