Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lucky # 7

My little Acey man,

Happy 7 months, big guy! You are precious. Just look at that picture! This is the expression on your face 99% of the time. And if you're not smiling, I pretty much just have to call your name and I get it. What a sweet baby you are!

At 7 months you are:

*Eating all kinds of fun stuff. You eat all veggie and fruit purees. Outstanding favorites are applesauce & blueberries, green beans, sweet potatoes and carrots. I've started giving you some of the stuff we eat as well. You LURVE rice. That is a trait of from your Daddy, for sure.
*You crawl now! Your main mode of transportation is the army crawl, but you can get up on your hands and knees and do a bonafide crawl.
*You still take 2 naps a day. Bedtime is around 6:30 every night.
*You and your brother are best friends. It cracks me up to see you guys playing together.
*You are a very easy traveler now. This makes me SO happy. For the biggest majority of your infancy, you have hated the car. But now you're pretty much game for any trip.
*You love being outside. We can get quite a bit done out in the garage/yard with you in tow.
*You are getting your pincer grab down. You love sitting in your highchair and feeding yourself Gerber Puffs or Cheerios.
*You wave bye bye
*You will move up and down when we say "dance dance"
*Your favorite toys are anything you aren't supposed to have. I went to walmart and bought you your very own remote because you are constantly after ours. You will have nothing to do with it! I guess you know that your remote won't change the channels!

Oh Ace. I am blessed beyond belief to watch you grow and learn each day. We love you so much! (But you could slow down a little, ok?)


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wunnerful, Wunnerful, Wunnerful

Lawrence Welk would be sooooo jealous. Oh wait, I'm guessing that most of my readership has no clue who Lawrence Welk is. And if you don't know who Lawrence Welk is, you probably really don't get the title to this post. Yikes. I suppose a little background is necessary.

Lawrence Welk is this dude.
He had a show in the 60's and 70's I believe. It was a variety show with singing, dancing, etc. He also pronounced "wonderful" as "wunnerful". Yeah, I wasn't born until 1983, so I should have no clue who this man is. But, as a little girl I would watch reruns on PBS with my Papaw. I LOVED IT. Which confirms what my husband thinks, I'm a very old person at heart. Ha! Lawrence Welk had a penchant for bubbles. They would come out dancing and the bubble machine would just be cranking out those bubbles! Here is why old Lawrence would be jealous:

Yes, that is my son, completely covered in bubbles. The more I look at these pictures, I'm pretty sure it is less like Lawrence Welk, and more like a night at Club La Vela. Not that I know anything about that, ahem.

Our friends, that just happen to live down the street, own a company that rents out these machines. Michael got a new machine and wanted to test it out. They were kind enough to let Jackson come play in all the bubbles. Jackson had such a great time! What kid wouldn't? You can check out Michael's website at

So, Lawrence Welk, eat your heart out.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

We've been hanging around...

Sweet mercy, last week was crazy. Crazy, I tell you! Monday we had Ace's 6 month check up. His stat's are:
Weight- 21lbs 12oz (95%)
Length- 27.75 inches (75%)
Head- 18 inches (75%)

We've got a big boy on our hands. The doctor reassured me not to worry, that he was perfectly healthy and would more than likely slim down when he starts crawling. Which by the way, he is so close. 6.5 months and almost crawling. If he could figure out how to simultaneously move his arms and legs, he would be in business. I'm not rushing him along though. Once they start crawling, it is a whole new ballgame.

Back to our busy week... Tuesday I worked in the office. After not working a 9-5 for quite sometime, it really wipes me out now. I think back of working full time when Jackson was a baby and don't really know how I ever got anything done. Props to you working momma's. You are amazing.

And then Wednesday came! Our church changed up Vacation Bible School this year and held it very late. They also ran it from Wednesday to Sunday. It was different, but still the good old VBS. Jackson really isn't at the age where he can attend yet. But he was able to join a class since I was keeping a baby room. We had a great room, with the most laid back babies I've ever seen. Jackson loved VBS. He had the sweetest teachers who put so much time and effort into planning for the class. Jackson would tell me all about their activities and Bible lessons they had learned. He is still talking about Jonah and the whale.

When I picked him up on Saturday, his teachers told me that they asked him to pray before music class. His prayer was: "Dear Jesus, forgive us for our sins, and give us your mercy when we are bad boys and girls." SO PRECIOUS. Out of the mouths of babes, right? When his teachers told me this, I just started boohooing. I was so proud of him. I am so thankful for a church that cares about children. Jackson has learned so much about God, and is already starting to understand about a relationship with Jesus. Oh, may he always has such an easy faith and love for God!

So we have kept ourselves pretty busy! On Sunday, our nephew and niece, Joel and Abby came over to spend the night. The kids all had a great time. If you could measure fun by the mess in our playroom, I would think they had a blast!
Love this picture of the kids playing mario kart. Reminds me of my childhood playing mario brothers with my sister and cousins!

This week is not as busy as last, but still pretty full. I've got grand plans of making some salsa and putting it away in our freezer, and also canning some peach butter. And then Saturday, we're having a little get together to go shoot the hooch! If you're not from around here, that means tubing on the Chattahoochee River. Should be lots of fun!

What is a post without some cute pics of my boys??? Here is Jacks with his lunch one day. I found this tip on MckMama's blog and it has been such a wonderful tool to get Jackson to eat more healthily. I just fill up a muffin tin with different healthy treats and he eats away! I guess it is just novel to eat out of something different!
Ace has finally started noticing our cat, J.D. Here he is attempting to eat him. I assure you, no cats were harmed in the making of these photos. Well, not seriously harmed anyways.

And just for good measure, here is the website where I got my peach butter recipe. Mmmmm mmmm. Can't wait to have some of this stuff on a biscuit!