Saturday, October 29, 2011

15 Months Old

Dear Grayson,
               You are 15 months old!   You seem more like a toddler every day and it makes me a little sad.  But just a little!  I love the little boy you are becoming.  You are so curious about everything and I LOVE watching your face when you figure something new out.

You are into everything!  If you swipe something you think you are not allowed to have- you RUN with it!  It is the cutest thing ever.  Since you have gotten taller, you can reach things more easily now.  If you can not reach them, you climb up to reach them.  (Lots of oh dear moments through out the day)

(this is the mischievous look)

You went to your first GHS game this month and LOVED IT! 

You love the spice door in the kitchen...we finally got a baby proofing thing that worked on it.  

These are all of the confiscated things haha!

Your favorite word is gog (dog) and you say this all. day. long.  When you wake up, the first thing you say is "HI GOG GOG!"- no hi momma or hi dada...

Anytime we say "AWWWW" you snuggle what ever is near.  It is adorable...but most of the time you run to find one of the gogs to snuggle haha! 

You like to take our keys and touch them to the door knob.  I think this is hilarious because I never use my keys to come in the house (i park in the garage) pick up on things very quickly.  

You love to be outside.  Everyday we walk to check the mail and you scream when we have to come inside.   

You also have stopped smiling for the camera...

You now have 7 teeth! 

You do not like toys that talk or make noise (PRAISE THE LORD!!!).  They scare you to pieces!  

You love to drink from a straw and will still only drink milk or water.  

You weigh about 29 pounds- you have a doctors appointment next week.

You still take 2 naps a day that last 1 hour each. 

You have a temper!!!  Whew weee.  I am learning to pick my battles with you...and also to hold your head if you get upset.  (you love to throw yourself backwards)  

You are positively funny...Daddy and I just laugh all the time!  

You get called a girl anytime we are out.  I told Daddy I am going to get you a shirt that says "I'm A Boy!"  I could dress you in blue head to toe and people would still call you a girl haha!  It is because you are the most beautiful child I have ever seen.  

Daddy and I are so excited about the upcoming holidays!  This year is going to be so much fun.  We love you so much.  Sometimes it is hard to believe that we get to be your parents!  A friend on facebook posted this the other day and I thought it was so true-

"Sometimes we dont get what we want, but what we get is sometimes so much better than what we ever wanted"

 I hope you always remember that.  

Love, Momma


Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Phone Dump

We have had a busy week and I am behind on Gray's 15 month post!  Hopefully I get it up until then here is a little photo dump from my phone.  

1. Saturday we had a bonfire with some of our friends to celebrate Artie's birthday.

2.Gray looking cute drinking from a straw cup.

3.Our "baby" class got their costumes in this week!  They are going to be monkeys and have a tulle "tail"- a pair of cute monkey ears will complete their outfit! Sassy girls!

4.On Artie's actual birthday we went to a pumpkin patch and then to dinner.  Gray was so hungry he was stuffing chips in his mouth!

5. Gray's Halloween costume came in the mail- he was going to be a cow but Artie did not like any of the cow faces so now he is a puppy!

6.We met some blog friends for lunch this week and he was worn out on the way home.

7.Grayson's first piece of art- and you better believe it is hanging on our fridge!

8.Gray was so in such a good mood the other day!  He has been cutting teeth this week and has been a bit grumpy.

Well I hope you have had a fabulous week!  I am enjoying the fall weather and looking forward to some fun fall things this weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Artie and I were SO excited to take Gray to a pumpkin patch this year!  There is a corn maze/pumpkin patch nearby and so we hopped in the car and headed over.  It made it an extra special day because it was also Artie's birthday!!  Gray was not so sure at first but once he saw the animals- he was so excited!  (you can not tell by any of these pictures because he would not smile for the camera haha!)

On the hay ride


He called all of the animals gogs (dogs) ha!

He found a little guy

Too big to pick up...

So I will just eat it

Uh oh...she is going to tell me "no no"

Hey!  Why didn't we get that big one? 

If I sit my little one on top of the big one they will have to buy that one too! 

   Despite the look on his face he did have a great time!  Isn't that shirt adorable?  My dear friend Rebecca made it!  The day at the pumpkin patch a success.  We can not wait to go back next year! 


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Artie!

Happy Birthday to the best daddy and husband in the whole world! 
Gray and I love you very much!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Friends

When I started writing a blog, I never thought I would read about people I did not know in real life.  One blog that I stumbled upon was Faith's and she was (is) such an encouragement to me.  She was going through infertility and I could relate with her.  I had begun a journey that no one in my real life was walking.  I did not know a single person who was struggling to have a child and I felt alone.  Once I read her blog, I felt validated.  She was uplifting and just what I needed!  

Last week she was visiting some friends in Gatlinburg and I knew it was the perfect time to meet!  We met at this adorable restaurant in Pigeon Forge called The Partridge and Pear.  I was a little nervous but that immediately went away.  I felt like we were old friends!  We literally did not stop talking the whole time Ha!  Poor Chad!  I was so embarrassed at the table because Gray acted like a maniac the whole time...he did not act like himself AT ALL.  Isn't it like that with all children though?  Yes.  Once we were forced to finish finished with lunch we wanted to talk more!  We sat outside and just talked and talked.  Of course I had to snap a few pictures!  I really wanted to take more but Gray was not having it!  

And yes- she is as beautiful in real life as she is in pictures! 

Can I just say what a blessing she and Chad are to me?  Seeing them with Grayson solidifies what wonderful parents they will be. (Not that I had any doubt ha!)  They were so helpful at lunch trying to wrangle Gray (I promise he never acts like that!!).  

It was such a great day and I wished they lived closer.  I am so thankful for this crazy little blog world!  

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Band Competition

A few weeks ago the Greeneville High School Band competed in the Foothills Classic band contest.  This time of year is my absolute favorite!  I love love love going to band contests and Ashley feels the same way.  We like to go to the contest a little earlier and see the other bands performing.   The girls did an amazing job- we were so proud!  Unfortunately, this contest did not have a majorette judge!  

Ashley and I

It takes us a minute to get serious...

OK.  That's better!!!

I love these girls!  Luckily we will have one more year with all of them.  I am so thankful to be able to continue to part of this sport!  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Text Message

A text between Artie and I...

True Story.  He is worth every penny...and so is that giraffe these day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

*Explanation*- I must have dropped a piece of food behind the trash can and the poodle was trying hard to get it.  Gray thought this was the funniest sight ever!