Thursday, January 27, 2011

6 months old!


Dear Grayson,

Wow.  Half of a year.  I can hardly swallow that you are 6 months old today.  I am reduced to a puddle of tears thinking of how big you are getting.  It does not help one bit that you are sitting beside like a little boy and not laying on my lap like a baby. {gulp} I am just a complete mess about this half birthday!!



 This month we have enjoyed watching you learn and grow!  You have now moved out of the baby phase and into the on the move stage.  You roll all over the floor and are even trying to crawl.  You love love love your bouncer and Daddy says someday you will bounce through the floor!  You talk all the time and have also learned to scream.  Mommy had to go away for 4 days this month and it made me so sad.  Daddy said you all had a great time together though.  I know he did a great job but I did not like being gone one bit!  



You are the happiest baby in the world, you rarely have bad days.  You do the CUTEST happy dance when you get excited!  Daddy and I just sit and watch you all the time.



Here is what you have been up to:
  • I have no idea what you weigh- but you go to doctor this week!
  • You are finally a consistent napper!  You will take one in the morning, one in the afternoon and sometimes one in the evening.  
  • You are eating more real food now and prefer it over your formula ha!
  • You still only take your paci to fall asleep and I am ok with that.
  • You are in a size 3 diaper
  • You are wearing 6-9m tops and 12 month bottoms.  You are VERY tall!
  • Your bedtime routine starts at 7pm but you sometimes like to stay up late! 
  • You are saying Dada and Mama all the time...you don't know that is what you are saying but it is still adorable.
  • You can roll front to back and back to front and are starting to sit up on your own. 
  • You are very curious about the world around you.  




We love you so very much.  You are such a good boy and we thank the Lord for you EVERYDAY.  Life would not be the same without you.  



Love, Momma

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine's Day Wreath

I already blogged about this but I wanted to link this to a few Show and Tells this week! 

I am loving my new Valentine's Wreath and it was so very simple to do! 



I took a cue from The Blue Cricket and hung a frame on the door.  I found the frame at big lots and spray painted it red. 

Supplies- felt  (I used 20 sheets because I wanted a big wreath)
               wire 
               scissors 

*Cut each sheet of felt into 3 pieces lengthwise.  

*All the way down each strip, cut slits that are about 1 inch apart.  This does not have to be exact, you just need to be able to slide it onto the wire. 

*Form your wire into a round wreath shape and form a hook at the end.  This way your felt will not escape! 

*Slide the felt stripes onto the wire accordion style.

*Attach the open end of the wire to the hook end to complete the circle. 

*Add embellishment of your choice!  (The red felt always looks weird in photos)

*Tie on with a ribbon. 

That is it! Stand back and be the envy of your neighbors...just kidding!  

A cute ruffled wreath! 





I am linking to:
Show and Tell Green



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow...

Anyone else tired of snow?  It is so pretty to look at but it sure messes up the roads!  Suzan and I were scheduled to leave for market in Atlanta bright and early this morning.  We are now heading down tomorrow morning and hoping to fit everything in.  In the mean time we have been keeping ourselves occupied with moving the shop!  It will still be in downtown Jonesborough....just across the street!  An amazing space became available and we decided it would be the perfect spot for The Christmas Shop.  Moving with the snow/ice has us a little stressed- it is so hard to move heavy things with it so slick.  Hopefully it will be sunny and 60 degrees by the time we get back on Monday!?! *please please*  Ok.  Maybe not.  Well maybe all the snow will be melted.

The new shop was looking a little boring without a tree up.  the day we got the key, this little cutie went up.  There are some super cute things that will come in for this tree during the summer!  



I am so excited to have my Valentine's decor up! I was on the ball this year.  Here is my front door all decked out.

I took a cue from The Blue Cricket and hung a frame on the door.  I found the frame at big lots and spray painted it red. 


I love how it turned out!  I saw this idea on a website and decided to try it.
IT WAS SO VERY EASY!!  

Supplies- felt  (I used 20 sheets because I wanted a big wreath)
               wire 
               scissors 

*Cut each sheet of felt into 3 pieces lengthwise.  
*All the way down each strip, cut slits that are about 1 inch apart.  This does not have to be exact, you just need to be able to slide it onto the wire. 
*Form your wire into a round wreath shape and form a hook at the end.  This way your felt will not escape! 
*Slide the felt stripes onto the wire accordion style.
*Attach the open end of the wire to the hook end. 
*Add embellishment of your choice!  (The red felt always looks weird in photos)

That is it!  A cute ruffled wreath! 



Here is a picture of the sweet boy for the Grandparents!  


I am excited to go to Atlanta to buy cute things for the shop but I DO NOT like having to leave this sweet face.  He is learning all sorts of new things everyday and I do not want to miss ANY of it.  

In fact...
video

It looks like we have a talker!  He now says it all the time "Dada Dada Dada" in the sweetest little voice.   Good grief I am going to miss him.

Well I will check in from my phone -wifi is $15 a day at the hotel (nothankyou)- So I am not taking my computer.   

Have a great rest of the week and a great weekend!  

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One Year Ago

One year ago today I received the call that would change our lives forever.  Thank you Kelly.  Nothing I do or say could ever convey my gratefulness.  Today will always be a special day in our lives.  One year ago today, we received the call that started the journey to adopting our son.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year's Day

Yesterday was the most wonderful day.  Our family who lives in Georgia came for a visit and we had such a great time.  The BEST part is that I got a chance to see my niece and nephews.  Sylvie, Parker and Alex are completely adorable and smoosh-able.   I just could not get enough...the day went by too fast.  Here are some sweet pictures from our time together.  

I was so excited to meet Baby Sylvie and Parker.  Sylvie was born 2 weeks after Grayson and is the tiniest, itty-bitty-ist, little sweetheart ever. She only weighs 11 pounds!  Grayson weighs 17 pounds haha.   They were so wiggly, it was hard to get a good picture of them.

Gray with Baby Sylvie

They were holding hands!  How cute!!  

Sweet face



Mr. Parker...Gray fits right in with his chubby cheeks! 

Alex was being a bit stubborn on the picture front.  He is 3 so it is understandable!  It was so great to visit with our family.  I can not wait to see them all again! 

Do you ever feel such happiness that it brings tears to your eyes?   My heart is so full! 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!


May 2011 bring many blessings to your family!