Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tonight was a BIG night at the Stone house! My sweet, almost 6 month old had his first taste of food. I cannot believe this time has already come, but it has, and he is more than ready. He practically begs for our food every time we eat. Oatmeal today, chicken fried steak tomorrow. Not really, but this kid is ready to go. He LOVED his oatmeal. Couldn't get enough! He ate every single bite and was reaching for the spoon. It was so much fun and I can't wait to move on to the good stuff! He is growing so fast and I am loving every sweet moment. YAY for a successful 1st meal :)
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 6:50 PM
It has been such a fun, crazy week here at the Stone house! We got back from our Thanksgiving vacation on Sunday, Crockett had school on Monday and on Tuesday Aunt Susan came to visit! We have been anxiously awaiting her arrival! Finally on Tuesday, after Little Gym, we headed to the airport to pick her up. It was so good to see her; it has been such a LONG time! We got home and planned on playing and doing some special things... and then Crockett puked. So, not 5 minutes after we got home, I passed Bowen off to Aunt Susan and sent them down the street to the Curry house. Poor Crockett didn't feel good and I needed to take care of him without getting everyone else sick. So, after getting sick a couple of times, Crockett seemed to feel lots better and was back to his old self. Aunt Susan hung out with us for a while and passed out some special goodies she brought! Crockett got her famous cookies, which he could barely wait to eat! To be on the safe side, she moved down to the Curry's for the night. On Wednesday, Crockett was back to his old self. He didn't go to school, but was over his little bug. Thank the Lord. The first thing he asked for was a cookie. I told him no, we had to wait until after lunch. The next time I went in the living room, he was sitting on the couch, completely unaware of me standing there, eating a cookie. Little stinker! Mon and Aunt Susan came over after taking Braidy and Quinny to school. We got to catch up and hang out for a little while. We went to lunch at McAlister's Deli, where the boys made some Policeman friends. It was pretty comical. Aunt Susan got a kick out of all the boys. Luckily, they were pretty well behaved today :) After lunch, we went outside and rode bikes, picked berries, played with sticks and eventually went to feed the ducks. It was such a beautiful November day; we were NOT spending it in the house!!! Everyone had a SUPER time feeding the hundreds of ducks at the lake. It was such a fun visit. Aunt Susan is such a special lady to all of us. I love that she wants to be a part of all of our boys lives. They loved playing with her and can't wait for her to come back!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 7:59 AM
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I am always so excited for this time of the year. Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays. Not just because of the delicious food, but because I have been so incredibly blessed in my life, and I feel like Thanksgiving always helps us remember and reflect. I am so thankful for my ENTIRE family, but this year we were especially thankful to get to spend the holiday with my dad. We always celebrate holidays with Poppa and JJ, but usually a week early, or a week late. We drove to Cloud View Dr. on Wednesday. The boys did so great in the car and only a couple of times did Bowen get fussy. Super baby. As soon as we got there, Braidy, Crockett and Quin started playing. They did not stop until we left. Seriously. It was rather late, so we ate some dinner and chatted for a while and got ready for bed. We had a big day ahead. On Thanksgiving morning, the boys got up early and helped Poppa feed the deer and assisted JJ with breakfast. Poppa took all 3 of them with him to get Rachy from the airport. Crockett had been waiting to go for about 2 weeks! After she got to the house, we all went on gator rides... I think the little boys now know dad's road better than he does! Ha! It was such a beautiful day outside and they definitely took advantage of it! The boys played outside all day and managed to get very wet and move every rock they could find. They had a blast. As we all worked with JJ to get the sides ready, Chef Ryan and Sous Chef Chris fried the turkey. Braidy even made a blueberry pie for the little boys. He is a little chef, and one day he is going to have "Braidy's Breakfast Restaurant"! You heard it here first! When we all finally sat down for our Thanksgiving meal, it was delish! SO YUMMY! Bowen even got his first helping of sweet potatoes on his 1st Thanksgiving. He LOVED it. Right before it got dark, I had asked Monica to take our annual family Christmas picture. My 3 boys gave me SO MUCH GRIEF that it almost wasn't worth it, but it was... as always. I treasure these pictures every year, even if I am the only one who wanted to take them :) How could we pass up such a beautiful backdrop?!? It really was such a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 8:50 PM
Monday, November 26, 2012
One of my favorite little boys turned 2 this Sunday! Quin Joseph is such a happy, loving, smiley, and sometimes, ornery little boy. He greets pretty much everyone with a kiss and hug and makes my heart melt every time I hear him say "Aunt Jess". He loves Uncle Chris, Crockett and Bowen a lot too. He is just such a sweet spirit and we have been blessed to get to watch him grow. On Saturday we walked to the Curry's house for an ELMO pajama party! All of Quinny's friends ate doughnuts and fruit with chocolate milk (maybe the mommas and daddys did too :) It was like a breakfast picnic and everyone thought it was AWESOME! They got to make cereal necklaces and color ELMO and play with LOTS of balloons! I think all the kids had a great time! Quinny got lots of very fun gifts, including TONS of ELMO gear! He can now wear ELMO from head to toe, seriously. Quinny also got an awesome tricycle from LuLu and Papaw. It was so cute to see him on it! He was very excited! He had a great time at his party and it might have been the most successful 2 year old party I have ever attended :)
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 6:20 PM
Monday, November 19, 2012
Another month has come and gone, in the blink of an eye. My sweet little boy is still growing like a weed, but thankfully, has slowed down a teeny bit. He began as a fussy, unhappy baby and is now one of the happiest, most laid-back babies I have ever known. My days are all brighter with this sweet smile that just melts my heart.
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 11:06 AM