Friday, July 27, 2012
Crockett LOVES to ride Braidy's big boy bike. So, when Chris was outside watching him the other day, he asked him "Crockett, do you want a big boy bike?" and, of course, Crockett said "Oh YES!!" He has been such a great big brother and helper and has made this transition to a family of four like a pro, so I think he totally deserved it! Daddy got off of work pretty early one day last week, so we loaded up and went looking for a big boy bike! Crockett loved the Cars bike and we even found a helmet and bell to match! He was SO excited! (I think his Daddy was too :) Crockett couldn't wait for Daddy to get it put together, but as soon as he did, Crockett was off!! He is really good at it and LOVES to go FAST! There have only been a few minor spills, but he gets right back on. He loves to wear the helmet and often wears it even when he isn't riding! He also loves to ring the bell; you can hear him coming a mile away :) Now Crockett and Braidy both have big boy bikes and love to race! They are growing up SO fast!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 7:58 AM
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Bowen wasn't so sure about bath time at first, but he LOVES it now! He always hangs one leg off the mesh and pees after the first few minutes :) Definitely one of his, and my, favorite times of the day. Because everyone knows there is nothing better than a freshly bathed and lotioned baby!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 7:56 PM
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Last weekend, Bowen got to take his first car trip! As soon as daddy got off work, we headed to Holliday for a fun, family and friend-filled weekend! As soon as we left Lubbock, Bowen fell asleep. Crocket... not so much! He did great, but talked the ENTIRE way :) Bowen did great! He finally woke up about Benjamin, so we only had about an hour to go. I fed him for a few minutes and then gave him his paci. He was such a trooper! We were all so glad to get to Mummer's house! On Friday, Crockett went with Daddy to run some errands, but really all he wanted to do was play with Rich! He asked about 200x, "Where's Rich?" They have so much fun together. Friday night was the family dinner. Everyone came to Mummer's house; Mimi came from Oklahoma, Kyle, Marla and Dylan came over, Brenda and Greg came, and FINALLY, Chad, Sara, Bella and Rich got there! The little boys immediately wanted to play! Everyone was SO excited to meet our sweet Bowen! He was such a good boy that night too :) Crockett loved playing with Bella, and she loved watching and shrieking at the big boys! I can't believe how much she has grown and how sweet she is. After dinner, Crockett and Rich went to Greg and Brenda's to play outside. It was such a beautiful evening! We had such a great time getting to see Mimi and I know Mimi LOVED getting to meet Bowen Barrett and see Crockett!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 8:35 AM
Thursday, July 19, 2012
WOW. The last month has FLOWN by! As I look at my sweet, sleeping baby right now, I cannot believe how much he has grown since he was born. He weighed 7 lbs at birth and when we weighed on Tuesday, July 17, and Bowen weighed 9.15! Almost 10 lbs! He is gaining about 1 lb a week... obviously, he eats A LOT :) I have cut out dairy from my diet and it has helped TONS. He is so alert and awake and just has such a sweet, calm spirit. He looks so much like big brother, but is totally his own person. I can't wait to see how he looks next month... they change so quickly! He sleeps better than his big brother did, but momma is not getting very much sleep. You forget how difficult the first month is! Thank goodness :) He is still wearing a few newborn onesies, but has pretty much grown out of everything else "Newborn". I am loving having my two boys here and I can't get enough snuggles from them both! Crockett loves his baby brother too! He has done so good and just wants to hug and kiss him all the time. With one exception, Crockett picked Bowen up and was bringing him to momma :), Crockett has done so good following rules and being very gentle. It has been a crazy month, but we have all adjusted very well. Happy 1 month Birthday, Bowen Barrett!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 7:56 AM
It occured to me, as I was thinking about our crazy, busy last couple of months, that I never blogged about Father's Day. We didn't do anything special this year, and I was doing pretty good to get cards out about one week late! But I need to say a special THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU and I AM SORRY to my sweet husband! He is such a loving, hands-on, fun, thoughtful dad to our TWO boys! Crockett cries in the morning when daddy is not there and runs to him when he walks through the front door. They are best buds and love working together, checking the cows, riding bulldozers and tractors, watering the flowers and just being together. It just warms my heart to see them and I cannot wait until Bowen is able to join in the fun! We are all blessed with so many wonderful men that have had a 'father' role in our lives or the lives of our children. And Chris, our love for you is overflowing and unconditional. Thank you for giving me my sweet boys and for being such an amazing dad. Sorry this is so late, I love you!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 7:38 AM
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
It is so hard for me to believe that my nephew, Braidy Spencer Curry, has turned 4 years old! I still remember going up to the hospital as Monica and Ryan anxiously awaited his arrival, I remember holding him and loving on him when he was only days old, I remember helping celebrate his 1st birthday, and every one after that... It makes me sad how quickly he has grown, but more than that, I have LOVED watching him become the little boy he is! We began his birthday with donuts and candles at our house! He loved blowing out the candles :)
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 5:48 PM
Monday, July 16, 2012
I just love the 4th of July! Every year it seems that we manage to do something fun, and this year was no exeption! We started our day at the 4th on Broadway parade. We took all of the boys, ours and the Curry boys, last year and had a BLAST, so we weren't going to miss it this year! We got there bright and early and met up with the Curry's. We were right by the fountain and it was all we could do to keep the boys out of the water :) Once the parade started, the boys watched all the floats, tractors, fire trucks and everything in between pass by. They had lots of fun and enjoyed getting little favors and giving people high-fives. Chris got them some flags and I just loved watching them proudly wave them as everyone went by. Bowen even got a flag :) He slept soundly through about half of the parade, then got hungry, so we missed the rest of the parade. It was pretty hot by the time it was over, so we all headed home for some yummy lunch with the Curry's!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 7:15 PM
Crockett is ALWAYS dying to go to the "feshtoom" or as most people call it, the Science Spectrum. It is one of his favorite places. I cannot tell you how many times he begged to go and Mon or I had NO IDEA where he was asking to go! We decided to brave the crowds and go to Critterfest to see all the animals, with some major help from LuLu! Crockett had been such a trooper during Bowen's arrival and such a WONDERFUL BIG BROTHER in the days after we came home... he definitely deserved to do something SUPER FUN! It was Bowen's 1st outing and he did AWESOME too! Didn't wake up once :) We met up with Mon, John, Braidy, Quin, and the rest of Lubbock, and began our adventure! It was CRAZY!! There were animals around every corner! We saw so many different animals: tigers, puppy dogs, bunny rabbits, lizards, snakes, zebras, ponies, a cow, a camel and even an elephant! Crockett liked them all from a distance, but not so much close up! He would have rathered just play with all the toys that are always there!They did have a great time holding and petting the bunnies and dogs :) John held a boa constrictor and even rode the elephant. Crockett thought he was SO brave! It was lots and lots of fun and we can't wait to do it again next year!
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 4:11 PM