Wednesday, July 27, 2011




Dear Grayson,

          I can not even fathom that you are a year old.  This year has passed with a blink of the eye.  It seems like your Daddy and I just met you.

This month you have just exploded in personality! You talk all the time.  Sometimes we know what you are talking about but most of the time it is your own language.  You do say ki ki (kitty kitty), A-da (Daddy), Mama (Mommy), tickum (tickle), nah nah (no no) and gog (dog).  You crack us up all day long.


You keep Mommy on her toes-you are constantly on the move.  You took you first step last week and now can take up to 4 steps at a time!!!

This month you went to your first play!  You came to see Mommy in her USO show and
you did great!  Daddy said the people around him got worried when he sat down with a baby but came up to him at the end to say how amazing you had been!

(this was taken at lunch in between shows)

Daddy kept you for 5 days in a row while Momma was at band camp.  I think you had a lot of fun during Daddy Week.  So much fun that Daddy was worn out when I got home!

You are a very happy boy!  (unless you are having a melt dow)  You are always smiling at anyone you meet.  However- you do not like for other people to hold you.  At. All.  In fact- you had a babysitter a few times while Momma was at play practice and you would not let her take you out of your stroller. You are friends now...but it definitely took a while!

We took your cake smash pictures this week so I could have them for your birthday party.  It was terrible! I put a bite of cake in your mouth and you gagged then ran away!  You do not like sweets that much.

  • You go to the doctor next week which is good because I have no idea what you weigh. 
  • You wear a size 4 diaper
  • You are still in 12 month clothes
  • You rarely wear shoes...but when you do they are size 5
  • You have 3 almost 4 teeth now!!!! 
  • You are very tall! 
  • You love to eat!  Anything we put in front of you, you like. Especially meat! 
  • You still have a bad temper and meltdown when we take anything out of your hand! OH MY DEAR SWEET MERCY!!!   My most favorite is the way you throw your whole body is awesome. 
  • You love to play ball with Daddy.  This month you have learned how to throw it back! (Kinda)
  • You love it when we say "YAY!!!" to you!  You get so excited and start clapping your hands! 
  • You found the holes in your nose...and you like for your fingers to be inserted in said holes all day. 

You truly are our pride and joy Grayson!   You are such a blessing to us and we are so thankful that God chose us to be your parents.  


Monday, July 18, 2011


Gray tried spaghetti for the first time tonight and he LOVED it!  He was stuffing it in his mouth by the fistfuls.  Needless to say- at the end of dinner Gray was hosed off outside with the dogs.  Just kidding- but he did go directly to the bathtub!  He was a MESS!!!   It is so fun to watch him learn new things!!

In the beginning it was not so bad

Then it got a little worse

Then he started rubbing the plate on his face...

This video was taken with a phone but he decided to rub food on his face!

Hope you are having a great week!!  

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The USO Show

Hello friends!  I have been such a terrible blogger..I am working on Grayson's 11 month post.  The show has kept me so very busy!!!  We had rehearsals everyday leading up to the opening of the show.  This past week we have performed it 9 times..including 4 on Saturday.  I am worn out!  We are performing again this coming up weekend as well.  Last week we had a show strictly for the press to come and here are some of the photos they took.  

*Please note that these photos were taken by The Johnson City Press Photographer

I can not say enough good things about this show.  I wish all of ya'll could see it!  I might post the video when the show is over!