Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The funny things my 16 month old does/says:

1. Every morning before Daddy leaves for work he will go get Westin out of bed and bring him in our bedroom so he can watch cartoons, drink his milk and be with me while I'm getting ready. Westin was still asleep this morning so Daddy didn't go get him, Westin heard Daddy shutting the garage door to go outside and he healed out from his bed "DA-DA" He was upset his Daddy left without getting him out of the bed.
2. Every single time you give the child food or his drink cup, he politely says: "tank you" It melts my heart into a million pieces.
3. At dinner Sunday night we kept hearing him say "nana". Well my Grandmother is called Nanny but we haven't seen her in a few weeks so I was really blown away by him saying that... then it hit me, I bet he wants a banana so I went to grab half of a banana and he just about jumped out of his seat with excitement and ate the whole banana. Such a smart boy for telling me what he wants! :)
4. When he is playing with his big brothers, he always walks/runs a certain way. He is walking or running in full force with his arms behind his back to help him run faster. He looks like superman and it is so hilarious to us!!!
5. Back in July, Will and Luke had swim lessons and each afternoon Westin and I would watch them. Well ever since then he likes to "swim" in the bath tub. It is the funniest thing to me, he will fall on his belly and pretend he is swimming, all while looking back at us to make sure we are watching. Definitely a show off! :)
6. The words he says are: mama, dada, bubba, tank you, dis (this), nana (banana), no, vroom (when he's playing with cars or trains).
Westin is just the funniest little thing to us, he is constantly keeping us on our toes and keeping us laughing at the same time. It is really amazing to me how smart he is and he picks things up very fast.
I hope you all are having a blessed Wednesday!  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday Tidbits

  • I can't believe August is ending and September is just a few days away. It makes me happy and sad all at the same time. I love summertime but I also love fall. Summertime is so much fun with vacationing and going to the pool with the family. Our schedule is usually very laid back during summer which I love but then again when school starts back I'm always eager to get back into a routine. Football starts in 2 days and my household full of boys is SO EXCITED!! (Hotty Toddy!)
  • I'm looking forward to the boys football games, practices (which started full force last week), school work, festivals, pumpkins, the fair, fair food, the leaves changing, cool crisp air on my morning drive into work and time with family / friends!
  • All of this being said we have many fun things to look forward too, so why have I been so depressed? I'm the type of person that is easy to fall into a depression. I don't know why? I always tend to have a pity party for myself when things aren't panning out the way I want them too. Right now we needs prayers for two very serious situations in our lives. It involves our jobs, both of them!! Transitions are happening at a rapid pace (even at times not fast enough for us) and we need prayers to handle it all. My first and #1 job is my children and husband but I do need to work and love my job as well. We are both in a unique situation, my prayer is in the Lord that He will work it all out for us. We should not worry but I do. A lot!
  • I can say though, for the first time in our marriage that even though times are hard right now with changes happening J and I are the closest we've ever been. It really is amazing how far we have come but we just keep on trucking along this crazy ride of life, together, each night together and not having to worry about my marriage is such an awesome thing right now. There have been times that when stressful situations arise, we take them out on each other.... I'm so happy we have matured and grown from those days.... now we handle these situations together, like husband and wife are meant to do. That is completely a "God thing" and he has really molded our marriage into something I never dreamed it could be.
  • I've been really surprised by some of the comments on the whole Miley Cyrus VMA awards situation. I only watched the Justin Timberlake performance, which was fabulous by the way but J and I literally just turned it on for 20 minutes to watch him perform then we turned it back to another show we were watching... Mountain Men, I think. I guess I'm shocked by all of the opinions because it really isn't any of my business. I did watch the you tube video of it last night and if she wants to get on stage and act in away I would never act well that is her business, not mine. My kids were already in bed but even if they were awake I wouldn't allow them to watch the VMA awards and it shocks me that parents are mad about her acting that way while their kids were watching... well, why were your kids up watching that with you in the first place... it is the VMA music awards (MTV) what do you expect? I pray for Miley and hope she can find peace and comfort in other things, not the fame she is currently all caught up in.
  • Will and Luke need a hair cut so bad but do y'all ever put that off until you absolutely have to get it done? I guess this weekend that is something we need to do. I'm looking forward to the Labor Day weekend. We have things going on each and every night this week so this weekend could not come at a better time. I'm really hoping my Mom will come in town this weekend so we can spend some time with her, I really have been missing my Momma lately!! :)
I hope you all are having a fabulous week! Blessings to all!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Updating the blog!

WARNING: Picture overload!!!!
I'm trying to play catch up so here is how the end of July (beginning of August) went...
My Mom and Grandmother came in town to pick the boys up for a week and take them back down to Georgia. They had a blast, we missed them but we did enjoy time with just Westin running around. While Nanny was in town we went to the square to have lunch and let the boys play around on the trains. Currently their favorite thing to and I hope it never ends!!!

Nanny and Westin :)

The boys left to head to Georgia and then a week later we all headed down there to get them and spend time with my family.
Here is Westin and my Dad. :)

Lukie, the birthday boy!

My Mom, me and my Nanny! :)

Mom and Luke at the country club there in town.

My Daddy and Me! :)

My parents with their 3 grand babies!!

At the country club, sorry these must be out of place.

Westin is now climbing on everything. Again, this is another trait he learned on his own. Will and Luke were never climbers, he seems to do all kinds of tricks on his own.

Westin and Mom! :) 

Westin is now eating table food, 100% of the time! This is a huge milestone for this sweet baby! He thinks he is SOMETHING else eating with us each night.

Last but not least.... he got his first goose egg and this one is pretty good looking! He is always getting hurt it seems but I guess that is what happens when you have 2 older brothers and you want to be just like them!

Happy Monday friends! I hope it's not another 3 weeks until we talk again. It is not my plan to get this behind on my blog but life happens and there seems to be much more important things that come up.
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Love and blessings to all!