Thursday, May 28, 2009

Baby Shenanigans...

"My hair is FINALLY growing back!" "Why does mom dress me up and take pictures?"
"I loving being outside!"
"It's TOO hot out here!"
"I like to eat my bib."
"Hanging in the doorway."

"Get me out of this bouncy seat!!" "I'll give her a smile while I wiggle out of the bottom of this torture device!"
"Yes... I can sit up too!"
"Your funny, mommy!"
"Man these fingers taste GREAT!"
"GAG... Why do I keep doing that?"
"Hey Shiloh... compete with these lips!"
"I love my sweet Caroline!"
"Mommy... how many pictures are enough?"

As you can see our little man is growing BIGGER each and every day. He has also become quite the handful! He has learned "cause and effect" which is good and bad! GOOD: shakes a rattle to hear the noise/kicks his feet to move the bouncy seat... BAD: cry and mommy will come/ throw a fit and mommy will come faster/ pull Shugs ears and watch him disappear!!! He is no longer entertained by watching objects while lying on his back... he wants to be standing or sit up! He is enjoying his walker, jumper, and Bebe pod. He has begun sitting up while leaning over holding himself up (tri-pod)! YAY... it is so cute! He will be sitting on his own in no time! If you can not tell York is a big fan of baby food. He loves bananas which we began this week! It is so much fun watching him "inhale" the food. One of my parenting books states that if you feed your child slowly taking breaks in between bits your child will develop healthy eating habits for life. Well... my child is "his father's son" because if you have ever eaten dinner with Wes and I you know that Wesley is done with his meal and paying the bill before we are on bite number 2!... York is identical! He will NOT let me take a break... I have to have the next bite ready or he is furious! For such a mild mannered child this is pretty funny! The best part of my day is around 8AM when Mr. York decides to grace us with his presence. I go to get him out of the crib and there he is... giving me the most beautiful smile! It melts my heart each day and it certainly makes for a perfect morning! He is on a fantastic schedule and I am truly grateful!
8-8:30AM: wake up (BREAKFAST bottle/cereal)
10AM-12PM: AM nap
12:30PM: LUNCH bottle (baby food)
2:30-4:30PM: PM nap
4:30PM: bottle (SNACK)
8:30ish: DINNER bottle (baby food)
Finally... Wes Time! We have recently gotten on the Netflix bandwagon. We are OBSESSED! I love it! I urge you to indulge if you are not currently a member! It really saves alot of money on rentals and it is perfect for date night with the hubby! ** Just a shameless plug!
Until next time....

Monday, May 18, 2009

5 Months Old

Happy 5 months old little Prince...It was abnormally cold last night as we took our nightly walk... bundled up!
(cute doggy hat)
Sweet face...
Raa-Raa came to hang out!
Visit with MJ.. Center of Attention... ALWAYS!
Sue got him right to sleep...
Sweet Stephanie loves that baby!
Hanging out in the BeBe Pod!
(getting the hang of it)
Holding his brush...
Where did my Paci go?

Mae-Mae gave me a bath!! Happy 5 Months old little man!!
5 month accomplishments: holding head up well, sitting assisted- almost ready to do it alone!, rolling over both ways, laughing OUT loud constantly, holding objects in both hands, chewing on any and every thing!, found hands and feet, doing mini pushups while on stomach, loving EATING carrots, sweet potatoes, and rice cereal, enjoys bouncy seat and walker!!
He is 16 pounds and 26 inches long... we have come a long way!! He is in the 45-50 percentile in both weight and height! YAY! He is so much fun and surprises me daily with something new! Each day is an exciting adventure!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wanna Porkie...

Look at those sweet pups! Pup #1 Brownie
Pup # 2 Black/ Brown
Pup #3 Black/ White
Tails up like Pomeranians
Do you need a porkie?
These sweet pups are 5 weeks old and need a good home. They are my sisters puppies... their mom, Madie, is a Yorkie and father, Elivis, is a Pomeranian. Both parents are under 6 pounds... so these babies will be SMALL! They are a cute designer breed ... $250.00 for each. They are all female... Let me know if you are interested!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ask and you shall receive...

I was asked to show the Man Gown up close...


(Sorry it is so wrinkled!) We are going to have his portrait made in the beautiful gown next week! Congratulations to a childhood friend of mine (Kate) who Welcomed a beautiful little girl into the world yesterday Addison Scott Bell (7 lbs 15 oz 20 inches long). I can't wait to meet her! Hope everyone is having a fantastic week...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bring them up...

in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:46
Baby slept through the first 10 minutes of graduation... My sweet brother (Chance) and sissy (Ashton)New Grad feeding York at Amsterdam's in Auburn! Daddy and York at Graduation...
Out of all of these graduates... Ashton was LITERALLY on the LAST row!
(so much for sneaking out early!!!)
It was packed... York did so good!
The "MAN" gown my mother made for York's baby dedication!
It was completely lace and absolutely gorgeous!
York waiting to go to church with his slip and bib on..
Kinda fuzzy... but this is little man sleeping through the dedication!
York on the big screen at church!
The cake and flowers at my house after the dedication...
The delicious cake from Edgars...
(color is bad.. but is was baby blue)
The Holy Bible the church gave York..
The gown hanging in his room...
Out like a light after everyone left... As you can see this weekend was super busy for our family. Saturday was fantastic... we were able to eat at one of our favorite restaurants and visit with family. York was such a doll during the graduation. The only time he even made a peep was during the national anthem which he thought was hysterical! The nursing section happens to be at the very last section in the auditorium. Ashton happened to be on the VERY LAST ROW! So our little plan to leave as soon as she walked turned into enjoying each and every 1,999th persons name before hers. York entertained us as usual and every other person in section 14... nosebleed!
We rushed back to Birmingham to prepare for York's big day... Baby Dedication! We washed clothes, mopped floors, cut grass, spray painted outdoor furniture, spread mulch, cleaned silver, wrapped all of the grandmother's "Mother's Day" gifts, wrapped Sissy's graduation present, made flower arrangements, made brownie-cookies "brookies", etc. (you get the point) Lets not forget... also feeding baby, changing baby, playing with baby, bathing baby.... LIST GOES ON!!! However... Wesley mom picked up the cake, BBQ, potato salad, baked beans, slaw, sweet/unsweet tea, and cheese biscuits. We figured it would be easier warming the food up on Sunday then having to leave church early to pick up the food...and we are lucky we did because it was POURING down rain when we left the church! I finally laid my head on my pillow at approximately midnight! York usually sleeps until around 7:30-8:00am, but he must have felt the excitement because at a sleepy 5AM he wanted to EAT and PLAY!! So that's where our morning began... Our family met us at our home to follow us to the church which is about a mile down the road. My sweet mother made Yorks gown... CORRECTION: MAN GOWN! That is what Wesley insisted on us calling it! Wes was not thrilled about York wearing a "dress" so he renamed it! As soon as he saw the beautiful creation he was no longer worried about what other "manly men" thought! (Kudos to my mother... it is the most beautiful gown I have ever seen) My mom, step dad, brother, brother's girlfriend, sister, grandmother (Goggie), dad, Wesley's mom, Mimi and Grandaddy, and father (Norman) were all in attendance. We decided to only invite grandparents and great grandparents because we did want other's to feel obligated to come on Mother's Day. After a wonderful service and our sweet baby's dedication to our church we headed to our house for a Barbecue lunch. It was delicious and we enjoyed having our family together for fellowship. It was a long but amazing 2 days. One of York's great grandmother's (Momma Jo) who was unable to make the ceremony wrote us a wonderful email ... I would like to share one part with you all.
She writes... May YORK's life be one that:
Yearns to serve God
Only chooses the right path
Reasons with integrity
Kneels in prayer each day
She is so special to us and I always enjoy her kind words and creative mind. I will do everything in my power to see that I teach York to do these things. It was a perfect first Mother's Day but more importantly a day that Wesley and I will remember forever.