Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dear God,

Thank you so much for our sweet baby boy. We are thankful for him each and every day and have been so blessed to watch him grow in so many ways over the last seven months. If you wouldn't mind, please make time slow down... just a little bit.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

7 Super Months!!

I know I say this every single month, but, WOW! I cannot believe he is 7 months old! Each month seems to go by faster and faster ~ and my sweet baby is just getting more fun with each passing day! He is army crawling like a mad man... he can crawl on all fours, but gets around much faster the other way. Wherever Saydi is at the time is usually where he is headed. She has been very good about this and even lets him steal her ball... I think she thinks he is going to throw it for her! Crockett knows how to play "patty cake" and I swear he will say something along the lines of "cake" when he starts to clap his hands. It is the cutest thing, he gets very proud of himself! He is also playing peek-a-boo! He loves it when I cover my face, but I love it even more when he covers his face and waits for me to say "PEEK-A-BOO"!!! He is so much fun :) He loves his mommy and doesn't want me to leave, but he LOVES it when his daddy gets home. His favorite toy is anything electronic... phones, remotes, cameras; he loves to eat anything with fruit in it (no wonder they say veggies first!), he is wearing 9 month clothes but can still fit in a few 6 months, they are just really tight on the belly! He is wearing size 3 diapers. He can sit by himself, but doesn't do it often because he is almost always reaching for his feet! This made taking his picture with my little '7 months' sign VERY difficult! Crockett is one of the most talkative children when he is at home, but if he is around strangers, he gets pretty timid. It also seems as if he might be a bit dramatic... I am still not sure where he gets this trait :) He is still not sleeping through the night in his own bed, but we are currently working on that and are very hopeful! Ha ha!
I never imagined I could love someone this much, but I do... and I know my love for him will grow and grow. Can't wait to see what the next month brings :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Silly Daddy!

Every Tuesday night I play tennis in a ladies doubles leauge. I always look forward to my one baby-free night out of the house. Lately, though, it has been a bit difficult for Chris... Crockett is now in the phase where he is very fussy when Mommy is not there to bathe, put him to sleep or feed him ~ I guess it is separation anxiety beginning to kick in. I know it is good for him to have some Daddy-time, but the other night he got very fussy and in trying to quickly get him ready for bed, Chris grabbed the 1st pajamas that he could find, got him dressed and to sleep before I got home. (He is so great :) When I got home, I went in to check on him and looked at him... his legs were only half covered and something didn't look quite right. This is what I found...

I DIED laughing! I had tears streaming down my face.... It was the funniest thing!!! Chris had grabbed a little gown I was going to let his cousin's newborn son use. It is teeny-tiny and is for babies UP TO 7LBS! No wonder it was so short and squeezing his chubby little legs :) I can't believe my 20 lb. 7 month old baby fit into this nighty! It sure was funny though! I love you, Chris.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy 88th Birthday, T-Pa!!

T-Pa, D-Ma and great-grandson #2!
Aunt Rachy and her 2 favorite boys!

Brothers & Sisters! (Aunt Maggie is on the phone!)

Dad & Jan with Baby Crockett!

All the cousins with T-Pa

Four Generations!

All three sisters with the boys!

T-R-O-U-B-L-E aka Braidy :)

Crockett and Uncle Logan

Crockett and Grandpa

Auntie Rae Rae did this!!

Last weekend, Crockett and I packed up and headed South for T-Pa's 88th birthday celebration! We drove to Dallas, picked up Rachy and then went to the airport to get Mon and Braidy! It was so much fun for the three of us, plus our boys, to be together. We went to Chipotle for lunch and then to Sprinkles (YUMMY!) for dessert! I got the best pumpkin cupcake EVER and I even shared a little with Crockett! I think he is going to have my sweet tooth :) We met Dad and Jan for lunch on Saturday and then us girls set out to NorthPark for a little retail therapy. I love to shop and I must say, shopping with 2 babies, in the most crowded mall ever, is NOT fun! I didn't get anything, lost my sister and baby for about 30 minutes (and FREAKED OUT!) and missed nap time... definately not worth it! Next time I am going by myself :)

Saturday evening we all went to T-Pa's party. Almost the whole family was there (that doesn't happen very often!), the food was WONDERFUL and it was so much fun to catch up! Aunt Susan did ALL of the cooking and definately out-did herself... I think T-Pa and Braidy enjoyed the shrimp the most, but we were all STUFFED when we left! The cake was SO good!! I think Grandpa shared some of that with Crockett too :) I think one of the highlights of the evening (besides the birthday boy!) was when Braidy went missing... we couldn't find him anywhere! I finally looked in the guest bathroom, even though the light was off and the door was mostly shut... and what did I find??? BRAIDY pulling every bit of toilet paper off of the roll and onto the floor! It was the funniest thing ~ I died laughing!! Luckily, I found him BEFORE all of it went into the toilet! Monica is afraid she will never be invited back.... I know she is wrong :)

It was such a great celebration and I know T-Pa loved every minute of it! We love you very much and are so lucky to have your as our grandpa and great-grandpa!

Lubbock or Leave It

A couple of weekends ago, Crockett and I headed west to Lubbock for a little visit. This is a very busy time of the year for Chris so he wasn't able to join us this time (plus, we went in the middle of the week :). We didn't really have anything on the itenerary, but we managed to find a few things! LuLu had to work on Friday so Crockett and I met Monica and Braidy for lunch at SugarBakers (my FAVE!!). It was delicious :) Braidy ate the icing off of a cookie and Monica and I somehow made room for a mississippi mud brownie after our Santa Barbara sandwiches! Poor Crockett got a little left out, but he did sit in a big boy highchair! (I feel like he will probably make up for it next time we go since he is now eating just about anything!) It was beautiful outside so we took all 3 boys in the backyard to play and swing.... they all got so dirty, but had a blast! John had farm day at school that day, so he was asking me lots of questions about Chris' tractors. It was SO cute! That night, LuLu got to feed Crockett peas, which he ate all gone for her... although he did gag several times and she even got to see him in motion! Still no forward action, but he was definatley moving! We all watched the Tech game on Saturday... They WON!! All the boys were decked out in their Tech best :) I tried to get a picture, with John's help... but getting Braidy and Crockett to sit still for longer than about 5 seconds is impossible! On Sunday, one of my best friends, Valerie, came by to see Crockett and I before we headed back home. We always have such a great time catching up and seeing each other. She is such a special person to me. I was definately ready to go home by Sunday... I just hate being away from Chris for too long, and I know he hates being away from us. We always have such a great time in Lubbock and enjoy spending time with our family and friends!