Wednesday, April 27, 2011

9 Months Old!!


         You are 9 months old!  What a month it has been! This month we say your first real sickness.  You got a terrible stomach virus that lasted 6 days.  We called you Skinny Pete because you lost about 2 pounds   during that time.  Once you were feeling good again, your appetite came back stronger than ever.  You have started eating things that you would not before! This month you also started crawling!!  This took a lot of practice and roughed up knees.  On Easter Sunday you took your first "crawl" as everyone watched! Your family all cheered for you and you seemed very proud.

You have decided you like to head butt things...especially people who are holding you.  Every time we ask for a kiss you head butt instead!  You, of course, think it is hilarious!

You are cruising and pulling up on everything that will stand still.  I told Daddy that I was going to buy you a bicycle helmut and follow you around with a pillow.  Falling happens a million times and day.  I am getting very good practice at kissing boo boos!

Every morning you lay in our bed and drink a bottle.  This is my favorite time of the day because you are super snuggly!

This month was definitely the hardest month to photograph!  WILD MAN!!!!!  It took several tries to get these.

Here is what you have been up too!

  • You weigh 21 pounds and are getting a new car seat!! 
  • You are in a size 4 diaper
  • You are mostly in all 12 month clothes
  • You wear a size 5 shoes.  WHAT?!?  (you could fit in a 4 but you have super chubby feet)
  • You will eat anything we put in front of you including spinach and broccoli
  • You now have a nap schedule!  You take one in the morning and one in the afternoon!
  • You still have just 2 teeth
  • Your favorite word is Dada.  All day long you say Dada Dada Dada Dada. 
  • You now love bath time and will splash around which is good because Mommy and Daddy love to swim!!
You are such a sweet boy Grayson.  The past 9 months have been a dream come true!  I am so excited to start planning your birthday party! 

Love, Mommy

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend 2011

This past week was crazy!  We had majorette tryouts, dress rehearsal, dance recital, Easter egg hunt and then Easter.  There were lots of pictures taken so I will try to keep it to the minimums haha!

Ashley and I were super busy during the dance recital on Friday so this was the only picture we got of the 2 of us.  We were getting ready for the "Devil Went Down to Georgia" number- hence why we are dressed  in country style clothing.

Saturday morning we got up and headed to our church's Easter egg hunt with Gray.  He looked so very cute in his bunny smocked romper.

Sunday we got up and got ready for church.  Gray normally sleeps during church, but there was a lot going on during service and so he decided screaming would be better.  I actually had to go down and sit with him in the nursery!  I have never had to do that.  He was wound up!  Sweet boy did not want to miss one thing.
Before we left for church

After church

This is what happens when he doesn't nap- 
he was having a little temper tantrum

and 2 minutes later he was fine..what is in here? 

It was a wonderful 1st Easter celebration.  I can not wait until Gray can understand the true meaning of Easter.  That will be a truly special day!

Hallelujah!! Christ Has Risen!!! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Catch Up

Wow- I have been terrible about blogging ah!  We have been so busy, even when we are just at home.  So this post is dedicated to playing catch up.

We have all kinds of new fun Easter and spring things at the shop right now.  It is so fun decorating displays!  Here is Gray with bunny ears!  Doesn't he look so sweet?

A few weeks ago my good friend Rebecca's grandmother passed away.  I was so sad for her family- it has only been 3 years since my sweet Mammaw passed.  I was glad I got to go to the service for her.  While I was in Knoxville, I had my first bloggy meet up!  Morgan and I have been trying to meet since the fall.  She is as adorable in real life as she is on her blog.  Gray just LOVED her! Morgan we can not wait to have lunch again!  Today is actually her BIRTHDAY!- Happy Birthday Morgan! 

Artie's Great-Aunt Margie had a birthday and we celebrated at our favorite hometown restaurant.  She wanted to sit by Grayson and just love on him.  

Wild man is almost on the move.  He does not sit still one bit..ever.   I wanted to get a picture of this cute outfit and this is the best picture I could get.  

Ashley and I have a BUSY few weeks coming up.  Majorette tryouts were moved up 2 weeks and the girls have been scrambling trying to get ready.  We also have been working with the dance company getting the recital choreography finalized.  Everything gets insane this time of year-add in Easter and a wedding SHEW!  We will be some tired ladies.  I am so thankful Artie is so understanding of our busy time of year.  Majorette tryouts, dance recital, and Easter are all on the same week this year.   Then the week after that we have a bachelorette party and a wedding!  Ahhhh!  

As if I was not busy enough, I have auditions this weekend for a show at a local theater!  It is for a USO show and I am excited/nervous.  I will let you know next week how it goes!  

I like to be busy haha!  I am sure I will have lots of pictures to post!  Wahoo!

You are now officially caught up on our lives!  I hope you are having a great week!