Sunday, July 6, 2014

Happy 1/2 Birthday Blue!

Blue,
You are 6 months old today!!! You are doing great!


 You are sitting up unassisted and can roll from front to back and back to front and all around! I saw you 'almost' sit up by yourself when I went to get you from your bed this week. Crazy. You wear size 9 month clothes and size 4 diapers. You love to laugh at Pate and Alabama especially when he falls on the floor with his ball. You think that's just hilarious! You tried rice cereal yesterday and LOVED it. You wanted more and then had some last night, too! You ate great with no tongue thrusting and great swallowing! Today, you had your first bottle of breast milk and even held it by yourself. You thought it was great and were mad when it was all gone. When we hold you, you are such a wiggleworm!!!! You do not sit still. ever. You also started grabbing EVERYTHING within reach! Nothing is safe with you, now! Your favorite toys are Sophie Giraffe and Peter Rabbit and the wooden chew toys. You like being in the exersaucer for a little while but can hardly fit in the Bumbo anymore. You like me to sing to you. I sing "Amazing Grace", "Jesus Loves Me", "Hush Little Baby", "Nothing but the Blood of Jesus", "Snuggle Puppy", "Blue Eyes", and "Baby Blue". All the singing in the world won't help this night time waking of yours, though! You sleep in your crib now, but wake up several times a night and nothing will settle you but to nurse. Alabama likes to pick you up and tote you around (although I don't let her but she does it anyway sometimes) and Pate still likes to give you a million kisses. He doesn't like other people to talk to you. He says, "MY baby Boo!!" He'll say, "I know" so sweet when you are fussing in the car. Ha! This past month has been a busy one! You went to your first VBS, went to Asheville, NC with Kah Kah, Daddy, and me for a Women's Retreat, visited the Biltmore and you also took your first ride in Daddy's boat this month and liked it so much you fell asleep!  Everyone tells me what a happy baby you are and you are always smiling with those precious dimples! So so thankful for you! We love you Juicy Lucy!!!!

UPDATE: You had your 6 month checkup today, 7/14 and you were 21 pounds 6 ounces and 28 inches long! Dr. Renew said you were perfect! :) Oh, and you pulled up on the bed railing onto you knees today. What?

Wow, how you've grown in 6 months!









4th of July Weekend

We had a great three day weekend to celebrate the 4th of July! We had Sconyer's BBQ on Friday for lunch at our house. While Adam worked outside, we had chocolate chip muffins and strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream for breakfast.


Then we cleaned up that morning and added a couple more flag decorations. Alabama was so proud that she wrote the God Bless America on the ribbon plate and I didn't even have to tell her how to spell God. They also made the firework art on the fridge earlier in the week. Fun and easy project!
 While Blue slept, Adam and I went to Wal-Mart by ourselves to grab a few things then we came home and ate lunch with everyone. Pate and Alabama painted t-shirts to wear as pajamas to the fireworks in Evans that night. Everywhere was closed, but luckily Five Guys was open so we got some food to tailgate with and we ended up sitting with lots of our church family at a friend's local business. It was perfect to be away from the crowds and not have to walk and carry all of our stuff. We had a great view and great company! Alabama and Pate kept saying how loud it was (it was not.) but they didn't act too crazy! ha! Blue did great the whole time!

Saturday, we stayed home in the morning and I put another coat of paint on my dresser which is turning out great! Adam got up early and cut the grass and then cooked us a yummy breakfast. Alabama thinks she is quite the cook now and likes to help scramble eggs and asks for Adam to teach her how to cook other things like toast and grits. Blue also had his first rice cereal and he loved it! Adam took the big kids to town with him and I took Blue to Hobby Lobby with me. While I was gone, they played in the pool outside and had a big time. When I got back, Pate took a nap and then Mama and Daddy came by with Granny. We went with them to Angie's at Pollard's Corner. (yuck.) We rode across the lake and stopped to get gas then went home and gave bath's to everyone. Adam was outside finishing up the mailboxes (which turned out beautiful!) and Mimi and Tay Tay were here so it was very hard to get the kids in the bed, but they finally fell asleep sometime after 9:45.

Sunday, we got to church at 8:30 and I helped in Alabama's class again. I love it in there. So fun! After church, we went with Audra to Rhinehart's (I've been wanting that for a while!) and then home. Adam dug Pate a hole with the tractor to go muddin' with his jeep. Boys.... He's such a fun Daddy sometimes! I took 6 month pictures with Blue and got him to take a nap. Tonight, we had a 4th of July Fellowship at church with BBQ sandwiches and water toys outside. I just love our church! So blessed! Thankful for a free country and those who have fought to preserve it! Great message today on the state of our nation. You can listen at www.gbce.net.










Thursday, July 3, 2014

Five Months

I just realized I never wrote a 5 month post for Blue! Oops!
Well, Blue you are 5 months old now! You are getting so big and we love you more and more and more!
You still love to eat your fingers. Pate loves them, too. And your toes. I don't even know! You drool constantly! You still sleep in the rock and play but probably not much longer! You wake up twice a night now. Enough already! ha!  You like to talk and a lot of times it sounds like you are saying Mama! ;) You also love to blow raspberries and growl! ha!  Pate wakes up everyday and wants to see Baby Boo. Alabama loves to take care of you, too. You are a big boy and wear size 9 month clothes and size 3 diapers. On May 15th you weighed 18 pounds 12.6 ounces (96%) and were 26 3/4 inches (95%) in height and your head was 16 5/8 inches (60%). I don't know what you were later in the month. People stop all the time and comment about how happy you are and what a beautiful baby you are! They also say "Ohh, yo baby so juicy!" like they did with Pate! :) You smile all the time except when something is wrong. We just love to see those sweet dimples! You are trying hard to sit unassisted. You can do it for a little bit with the tripod method but then eventually you fall over. You are loved more than you know and we are so thankful for you! I know God has great plans for your life and I pray for wisdom to instruct you in His ways! xoxoxo

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Because I won't remember when they're 18....

Here are a few things that I want to remember forever and I won't if I don't write them down! (I've actually worked really hard just to remember them long enough to blog about it! ha!)

Last week, Alabama was riding with me and the boys were asleep. She was reading the back of the bottle of strawberry soda that Nana bought for her at the Jet. She read each letter of the Nutrition Label and then I would tell her what the words said. When she got to sugar, I told her the g stood for "grams". I explained that the drink had a lot of "grams" of sugar in it and it wasn't okay to drink that all the time, just every once in a while. She said, "well, I like "graham" crackers!" ha! I laughed out loud and she said, "Is that funny?!!!" I told her yes and she said, "I'm gonna have to tell Tay Tay that. She'll be real tickled!" ha!Then she tried to make up some more knock knock jokes. She can join the Family Comedy Show!

Yesterday afternoon, I was finishing up a sewing project and Alabama was playing on the floor with the baby. She told him, "Let's play Simon Says. I'll be Simon. Okay. Simon says....slobber!" ha! He's got that one down for sure! She included more things like cry, chew on the butterfly, etc.


Friday, June 6, 2014

My twirler girl

Alabama had her recital for Sparklers last week. She'd practiced so so hard for it and was so good at all the parts of the routine. She looked adorable in her outfit, her hair was braided,
 her nails were painted and she was so beyond excited that all of her family was coming to see her!
 
She'd had a bit of a meltdown at the dress rehearsal when I left the room to feed the baby and she didn't know where I was so she didn't practice the second song but got on stage to do (not do) her wave and pose. We practiced what she would do, how she would smile, and pose the next two days. She was so ready! We even memorized Joshua 1:9. "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Everyone was there (except GA and Clara), the recital started, the boys were relatively calm and doled out to family, camera was in hand and ready. and then it happened. When she got on stage, everything seemed great. She laid down got under her blanket for the beginning of the song and the music started. They "woke up and smiled" and then were supposed to pick up their baton. She looked around, under the blanket....no baton! The show was going on but she was just standing there. My heart sank. She'd worked so hard all year and this was the ONLY chance she'd have to do the routine for her family! I ran over to where she had been sitting (almost tripping over the caution tape blocking the seats!) saw the baton, ran around the aisle, grabbed the baton, ran to the front of the auditorium, tossed the baton to her...and it ROLLED OFF THE OTHER END!!!! Y'all. I could have died! I had to go get the baton and reach it out for her to come and get it. I was so embarrassed!!! She joined in and I ran back to my seat and snapped a few pictures of the last minute of the routine.
 
 
 I felt like I'd ruined everyone's video but I didn't know what else to do! I couldn't just let her stand there the whole time! She's only five, and yes she should have made her she had the baton, but it's not as if she does this every day and the teenage helpers were supposed to make sure everyone had what they needed. Oh well. When I asked her about it much later that evening, she wasn't upset at all. All she cared about is that all of her family was there to see her. She loves them so!
 
 
Oh, and she didn't pose or wave. But she was so proud to have that "medal!" And the flowers from her Daddy.  :) 



(I only cried once, okay, maybe twice, while writing this, but at least it can be another story for our book, Audra!)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Banner day

It was a "banner day" around here today, as Adam said! Alabama learned how to tie her shoes, Pate started potty training (and did great!!!), and Blue tried rice cereal (and spit it out!)! We are getting things done this summer! Yay! 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday funnies

Pate has been cracking us up lately! 
Alabama had his cowboy hat the other day and wouldn't give it back. He finally got so mad at her he said "Mama "mank" you Bama!" Lol! 

He has conversations with his trucks like you would dolls. I was listening to him while Alabama was gone last week. "Me by?" Moves truck. "Thank you."

He comes running when he hears the baby fussing. He say "okay baby" like to say it's okay baby!