Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Baby Shower for Avery

Thanks everyone for sharing in our adoption story!  I hope I can encourage people going through adoption.  If you have any questions or would just like some support please email me!

A few Saturdays ago I helped host a baby shower for my sweet friend Michelle.  She is expecting little Miss Avery in April.  Can you believe I did not take one picture the whole time?  Grayson was teething badly and he was a bit on the grumpy side.  So I was trying to keep him happy during the shower!
Michelle received so many wonderful things that were so very pink!

These pictures are from Michelle's camera!

Sweet friends with the Momma to be

 Yummy snacks that Michelle craved during her pregnancy

Beautiful cupcakes that Angela made and
Ashley's homemade chocolate covered cherries!

Ashley and I made a joint gift- I made Avery some bows, onesie lollipops  
and burp clothes...they just happen to be in the shower theme! 

Melissa, Grayson and Me- 
Gray loves to watch his hands open and close ha! 

Miss Avery we can not wait to meet you!  

Monday, February 21, 2011

The story

Check out Lyndsie's blog today-I am sharing our adoption story! 

Thanks Lyndsie for letting me share about our miracle!  

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Can I just tell you how much I love this age?  Grayson is such a hoot.  Anytime he finds a mirror he just stares at himself.  It is the funniest thing ever!  He really likes it when you make him "disappear" and "re-appear" in it ha! Gray recently discovered that his jumper has a mirror and so he watches himself jump all the time.  Artie took this picture today of him...he is jumping so it is a bit blurry.

I wish he would stay at this age forever, how fun would that be?  I just want to eat him up all day long!   Man I love this kid!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Actually a few words.  Starting him early...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Today was Gray's first Valentine's Day!  We had a wonderful day at home resting.  Artie has to work over nights the next few days, so he was asleep most of the day.  He is so wonderful and surprised me with flowers and candy! I was really surprised because I told him not to do anything like that!

I decked out my mantle for the holiday.  With all these sweet boys in the house, I need a little pink somewhere!

We are now on tooth watch 2011 around our house!  One has poked through the surface and we are waiting on it to get bigger.  He will not let you look in his mouth at all...so photographing it is IMPOSSIBLE!!   I did manage to get this though and if you squint, you can see it! You have to look for the sliver of white on his gum.

True story- I can not find our fingernail clippers!  You know how some people lose socks?  Well we lose fingernail clippers.  I tried to use Grayson's last night but they do not work very well.  If I do not find them soon, I will have to buy bigger shoes!

Another true story- I am totally loving The Shark Steam Mop that Artie bought for me!  (I asked for it before anyone gets upset)  We have 3 dogs coming in and out of the house all day-everyday.  It is awesome because you do not have to use chemical cleaners which is great for Gray and great for the dogs!  (Audra- you totally need one Miss Go Green herself)  It is quick and gets up everything.

Will you say a prayer for our adoption lawyer?  His wife was diagnosed with a Stage 4 tumor in her brain. She is going downhill quickly and he is devastated.   We are praying for a miracle.

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sweet Boy

Here is a picture of the sweetest little boy in the whole wide world!  
{shameless way to make up for yesterday's grumpy post}

My root canal went great today!  Thanks for all the prayers...I told the Dr. that I hoped we never had to meet like this again!  I am in a bit of pain tonight but I think it is from holding my mouth open so long.  Glad it is over now and ready to feel better.  Today was long and now Gray and I are off to bed!

I hope you had a wonderful day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Rough Week

Please say a prayer for my little family this week if you get the chance.  It has been a rough one.  Wednesday we found out that our oldest dog has a mass in her lungs.  Unfortunately, the vet doesn't want to biopsy it because it would cause her too much stress.  So we just have to wait and see...the good news is that her white blood cell count was not elevated.

Thursday we took Gray for his 6 month appointment and his doctor told us that we need to take him to physical therapy.  It makes me so very sad...but lucky at the same time because it is not for anything big.  Gray only wants to turn his head one direction. {stubborn} So they want us to learn some exercises for him to do.

At his appointment my teeth started hurting terribly.  I called the dentist but the only appointment they had was for today.  It hurt so bad that I went to urgent care for some pain control.  Well...it helps for about 2 hours and then makes me feel loopy.  No more pain medicine for me...so I have been popping tylenol and motrin for 4 days.  Last night it actually made me sick...so on top of extreme pain I am now throwing up.  Awesome.  Sorry- I get a little sassy when I do not feel good. I went to the dentist this afternoon and I need a root canal!!!!  I have never had one but this pain has to go away.  I told Artie that he was going to have to drop me off at psych ward if it did not get fixed soon.  Last night was terrible...the worst pain I have ever felt.  

So.  I am hoping that after tomorrow this week will turn around.  No pictures today.