Saturday, June 30, 2012


baby sleeps until 7:37.
ham and biscuits for breakfast, made by a wonderfully sweet husband.
jamie dean on tv. 
baby einstein on tv. 
air conditioning.
biscuits and honey for lunch.
baby takes a good nap.
hobby lobby, target, and home depot.
plans for swimming pool later this afternoon.
air conditioning.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Five Months!

Our sweetest boy, at five months...

  • You are rolling all over the place...back to front, front to back.
  • You are LOVING your bath. You kick, kick, kick, and chew on your bath turtle.
  • You are sitting up unassisted! You still need plenty of padding around for when you get tired, but those muscles are getting strong!
  • You sleep 9.5-10 hours per night. You are not regular on your naps yet, but we will take all the nighttime sleep we can get!
  • We can hand you a cup or a spoon and you know what to do with them! You don't get much more than a little water other than breastmilk right now, but you're practicing up!
  • You are a giggling machine! We love doing whatever we have to do to get you started. 
  • You smile at everyone. You don't meet many strangers. 
  • You love your Sophie Giraffe.
  • You are still not great friends with your car seat. Some trips you are quiet as a mouse, others you make sure and sound the alarm!
  • You save some of your biggest smiles and giggles for your Daddy. You love when he comes home from work. 
  • You love chewing on those toes!
  • You have the sweetest disposition. You smile and goo and coo and can entertain yourself on your mat or exersaucer for longer periods of time. You are still a cozy snuggler and like to hold our hands or rest your little hand on our cheeks. You are quite amazing to us and we are  so blessed to be your Mommy and Daddy. 
"I thank my God every time I remember you."

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Snapshot(s) Saturday

Little man is not quite ready the fro-yo yet, but he is practicing with that spoon so that he can be ready! He kind of looks a little sad.:(

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Welcome Summer!

Happy Summertime! It's time for swimming, strawberry shortcake, and eating outside. Don't you love summer memories? One of my favorites is going to Montgomery Bell State Park with my grandparents. My grandmother would pack a cooler with turkey sandwiches, Lay's potato chips, and Oreos and we would head to the park where we would stay in a cabin or just spend the day. I loved playing in the lake and canoeing with my granddaddy. Good memories.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day and Other Fun

Jackson is blessed with an amazing daddy. Chris is so good with his "little man". He changes diapers, warms bottles, reads stories, watches the Braves on TV, takes Jackson on field trips to Home Depot... and did I mention he does most of this on his own while I'm working at night? I don't know what we would do without him!

Jackson had his first pool trip. It was cold!
"Mama, why are my toes so cold?!"

Jackson and his Uncle Nick.

Jackson entertained the family this weekend. He showed them such "tricks" as rolling over and sitting (mostly) on his own. Babies are so much fun. His Great Granddaddy is enjoying him here.

Jackson loves his beautiful Aunt Stacey. Wish our visits were more frequent!

One thing I remember about growing up is my mom laying down with me at night and listening to my prayers. "Now I lay me down to sleep..." I am excited that Chris and I will be able to continue this with our own little boy. There is a song/prayer that I learned when I went on a mission trip to Scotland in college. It brings back great memories for me and I have loved singing it to Jackson at night when I'm putting him to bed. I'll leave you with this prayer and hope that your week is so good!

"Father we thank you for the night,
and for the pleasant morning light. 
For food and rest and loving-care. 
For those who make the day so fare. 
Help us to do the things we should,
to be to others kind and good.
In all we do in work or play,
to grow more loving every day."

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Happy Half-Birthday to Me!

What? No half-birthday wishes? You didn't know it was my half-birthday??? Ha. Since Chris and I both have birthdays in December, thereby seeming to have no birthday at times, we decided a few years ago to celebrate in June! How am I celebrating today? By working tonight, of course! Doesn't that sound like fun?? Oh well. Yes, I do have to work tonight. However, tomorrow starts a fun weekend of family time as we celebrate Father's Day for Chris' Dad and Granddaddy on Saturday and then Father's Day for the handsome guy himself on Sunday! He is a most amazing dad, you know. 

We have a great weekend planned and I can't wait to celebrate the wonderful dads in our lives! I can't help but think also about my own Daddy and Granddaddy who I miss so much. They were pretty amazing themselves. 

Have a wonderful weekend!