Crockett had his 1st Thanksgiving! We stayed here and went to Grandmaw Elwanda's for lunch. Rachy, celebrated this Thanksgiving with us and was so helpful to have around.... I could definately get used to having her here :) It was a small group at Elwanda's this year, Chris, Crockett and I, Rach, Elwanda and Grandma Welch (Elwanda's mother & Crockett's great, great grandmother who is 98!) but it was very special! Crockett looked so cute in his new outfit and loved getting to eat all the big kid food :) He had mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, some turkey... he was one FULL baby when he got done! It was such a nice day and such a wonderful way to remind us how much we have to be THANKFUL for!
Crockett also had his 8 MONTH BIRTHDAY!!! I know I say it every month, but, WOW! It seems as if each month just goes by faster and faster. Crockett is now crawling, actually crawling, not doing the "seal walk" everywhere! Boy, is he fast! He is pulling up onto everything and has gotten very good at falling on his bottom. I think my heart stops a little everytime I think he is going to fall, but he has gotten better. I guess that is part of the learning process. He said his 1st word.... drum roll, please... MAMA!!!! It was pretty funny. Chris and I kind of looked at each other when we heard it (my heart was melting :) So now we are working on dadadada... He is such a big boy, about 20 lbs and growing by leaps and bounds daily. We still are not sleeping through the night and I can get a little frustrated with him, but I wake up in the morning and look at him and realize I love him more than I did the day before... even after being up half the night! That is LOVE! He is the greatest gift Chris and I have every been given and so this holiday season, we are so thankful that the Lord blessed us with this child. It really changes everything.