Tuesday, August 31, 2010

7 Months!

Well peeps that is right I am now 7 months old...even though anyone that looks at me thinks I am 9 or 10 months old. All I have to say about that is "bring on the basketball contracts folks!"

7 months has flown by and Matt and I are trying hard to soak up every minute of these precious times. The Lord has truly blessed us with such an amazing little boy. I can already tell he will be kind, loving towards others, and such a great friend as he grows older. He is also the best little snuggle bunny a mommy could ask for!

Here is "Mr. Cutie cuterson" as I like to call him. We are waiting on his second helmet which we will get today:( so here are a few shots over the past few weeks while we were helmet free.

At the moment some of his fav daily activities include...but are not limited to:

1. his walker (please take note that my child can only go backwards in his walker and not forwards...so I have total faith that he will do WELL in the parallel parking part of his driving test.)

2. Johnny Jumper- LOVES this!...and can I say thank you Lord that he wears a helmet! I have heard some pretty bad crashes into the side of the door frame from the vigorous jumping...and if he had not had on the helmet I am afraid that would have been the last of the johnny jump up for awhile. LOL...he loves it!
my little frog man!

3. Naps- my son loves him some good naps- he is too funny if you don't get him in his bed right away when it is nap time he almost has a fit. Only problem is we are having a hard time getting him to sleep anyplace but his crib. If we leave town or he goes to the babysitter for the afternoon...he thinks "party" and will NOT go to sleep easily. Thank goodness we stay at home a lot right now.

4. Rolling, rolling and more rolling! I let Layton go to town in our family room. He has bunches of toys and I put them all over the room. I can put him in the middle of the room and he will roll or army crawl to the toys. He has a blast doing this and it is great that our family room has such soft carpet for him to play on. He can spin around really fast to get something behind him and is quite the roller these days. I think this little man is going to crawl pretty soon...then I think, I will have another can of worms on my hands

Here he is....the MAN, the MYTH...the LEGEND! That is what Matt says to Layton everyday...it just cracks me up for some reason. Doesn't he look so chill hanging out in his highchair?? His face says.."don't mess with me...I am part of the highchair mafia!!

Total mug shot! I know he is thinking..."does anybody around here have anything else to eat but this cardboard oatmeal stuff??" ohh I know...how about another bite of that ice cream dad let me try on the sly at Dickey's BBQ...you got any of that??!!!
Layton is still doing a great job eating. He loves almost any fruit and veggie I give him. He is still not a fan of carrots and prunes but, who is?

Umm...excuse me! Just check'in out my bum here.

My little escape artist is looking for a hole....I just know it!

What?? Did you expect anything more from me at 7 months?

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Daddy, what is wrong?......

I love this picture of Gray (my niece) and her Daddy (Todd). The look on her face is too cute and yet so perfect for what is going on right now. Todd is sick. Plain and simple ...he is sick and they don't yet know what is wrong. We pray nightly that whatever is wrong is something that can be cured and his pain will go away soon. Todd is having all kinds of tests & CAT scans to find the source of his pain. He is having horrible stomach pain and can hardly keep food down for weeks now. He has lost about 25 lbs in a short time and the days are hard on him. They have already ruled out a lot of things and the strong antibiotics are not helping. They have mentioned the "C" word but the doctors will not know anything for sure until they get back all of his tests. If you think of Todd during the day just lift him up in prayer that the doctors can find the source of his pain/sickness and that with medicine/time he can be healed. I think the long weeks of no answers and the pain continuing is putting some worry on my sis and Todd. Pray for their strength as a couple and that the time will pass quickly until they can get some answers. All I know is Usher needs to get better soon:)

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Galveston Family Trip

This past week we headed to Galveston for some much needed lazy days and some fun time with family. I had so many pictures from the trip it was hard to pic just a few for the blog.... Sweet Gray soaking in some sun and loving the ocean water...or the big swimming pool as she referred to it:)
Matt's brother Scott and wife Shannon took the trip with us. We try to take a family vacation every Summer. This Summer Todd (Christy's husband was not able to come b/c he is sick right now...pray for his if you think of him they are running some tests to see what is wrong with him.) Once again we had a blast....can't wait until next year!

My little surfer dude!

Gray getting water for her 5 seconds of "I am going to build a sand castle" . I don't blame her...it is kinda hard to build a sand castle in the Galveston mud:)

Gray with my sister seeing the ocean for the first time....she was too funny calling it a "big pool" all weekend.

love seeing palm trees...it means I am near a beach which is my favorite spot to be

lots and lots of fun in the sun!

such a sweet picture of Gray with the joy of being at the beach written all over her face

Matt showing Layton the ocean for the first time

Point West is where we rented a house....a great place if you ever want to take a trip to Galveston

lazy days!

Inside the beach house

great porch where we grilled out and ate and relaxed

front of the beach house

Pier just down the street from the house

Some of my favorite guys!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

If I could walk.....I would be at training camp TODAY!!

About 3 weeks ago Layton had his helmet wrapped by 360 wraps. They have an awesome owner who runs a non-profit at his company (Wrap Buddies)that wraps DOC bands for little kiddos for free. So Layton is now working on his melon Dallas Cowboy's style!! It looks like he only has 2-3 more week in his helmet. Boy are we glad because we are cooking in the heat here in Texas. It is going to be a cool 104* today:) He looks so cute and his helmet is so cool now for sure!!

Day 1 Dallas Cowboy's training camp
My mommy runs a tight training camp for sure!!
They were cool enough to put his name on the front. Of course we dressed him in his Dallas Cowboy's outfit for the big dayShowing off the backside:)

I love this little picture....wonder what he is looking at?

My two favorite men...buddies for life. The joy of football for these two will last a lifetime. My favorite time of the day is when daddy gets home from work, after dinner, when Layton and Matt sit and watch the Ranger's game together.....priceless. Can't wait for Texas Tech/Cowboy football season to start!

cutest little man I know waking up from a nap......always so happy to see Mommy!

The little green monster....he has gotten so aggressive with the chew toys lately:) This one cracks me up!

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