Day One

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Last Wednesday marked day one of back to work for me and this little guy. I tried taking a picture of him this morning and he was too distracted playing with my phone! Such a silly boy!

I think that Campbell was just a little excited to see we were back!

I spent most of the day with all these guys.....

{From L to R Cooper, Tucker, Cam, Holden, and Cash man}

Remember Cooper, Cash and Tucker?? I used to watch them before Campbell. Their Dad is now a stay at home dad and I now I watch Cam.

Wow is all I can say. Five boys 6 and under can get VERY interesting! And I loved every min of it! They were so much fun! They all played great together and wore each other out big time!

But trying to take a pic of FIVE boys can get very interesting.....

.....These are just a few....

..... of our many attempts!

Ok so maybe they smiled because I told they I would give them candy if they did... But that is our little secret : )

Holden's new Love!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Holden has a new LOVE!! ELMO!! Need I say more?? He is in love big time and just smiles like crazy when he sees anything Elmo! These two Elmo's I got when I was working in a kindergarten class and they dance and sing and he loves them!

Have you added Holden's Hut yet?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I am so excited to have Holden's hut up and running! I had my first giveaway last week and gave two sweet girls a onsie or a tee! This is so much fun! I am now trying to find new patterns for the fall and holidays and will soon be working on those! Holden I think might be getting teeth. We had a super rough day today but I am sure tomorrow will be better! So have you become a follower of Holden's Hut yet? We are on facebook and once we get 50 "likes" I am going to have a 50% off sale! How fun will that be??!?! I can't wait for that! And you can also follow us on Holden's Hut's blog {or just us on this blog : )} All you have to do is click follow on the right hand side and log in! It is super easy! So besides all that is going on with Holden's Hut, we haven't been too busy around here. I go back to work in little over a week and Mom and Billy are moving this weekend but we are laying kinda low enjoying our last few days off! Hope that you are all having a wonderful week!

Happy 7 Month Birthday Holden!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Once again another month has gone by and my little guy is a month older! The past seven months have gone by SOOO fast and I have loved every single minute of them! Holden you are the funniest little guy around and are such the flirt! You love to "talk" or scream like you do with Nana. You love watching other kids play and I know it won't be long until you are right along with them! You LOVE dogs and cats! You can spot them anywhere we are and poor, poor Hoochie{our cat name after then Chatthoochee River} you love her so much and love to pull her hair and show her how much you love her. She is such a good cat and just lets you!

Here are your birthday pictures from the last 6 months
Your favorite new thing is to not only not smile when the camera comes out but close your eyes. I can't tell you how many pictures I have to take because half of them end up like this!

You are wearing size 6-9 month clothes.. still in some 0-3 month shorts... but I am starting to say that they are getting a little small. Well some of them.. You are still in size 2 diapers during the day but at night we put you in size 3 just to help prevent any leaks.
You eat baby food or as I call it "real" food three times a day and kinda have a 4-5 oz bottle in between and at night. Sometimes. You still are funny about a bottle and don't always want it.
Just this week you started really sitting up for a long time! You can sit up and play for a long time on the floor now and hardly ever fall over! And you have now discovered that you can rock on your hands and knees so I see crawling coming soon. But you still would rather stand!
You LOVE your Daddy! Every day when he comes home from work you can here his keys go in the front door and you just stare down the hall and wait to see him! Yesterday you actually put your hands straight up in the air when you saw him and would not put them down until he picked you up!
You slept thru the night for three nights in a row this week! YAAAHHHOOOOOO! Then last night you had on he wrong size diaper and had a little accident at 2 am. But maybe the sleeping thru the night will continue??? My fingers are crossed!

You love water! The bath is your favorite and the pool but anywhere you find water you want to play in it.
You are now starting to learn to play by yourself! It's kinda nice sometimes to be able to do the dishes and you can play{since we can't leave you for a second in the swing by yourself anymore HA}

You still love to jump in your jumper and are still a huge droll bug. But I still haven't seen any sign of any teeth to come so we will see!
These are your new favorite food! You love Gerber puffs and could eat them all the time!
You are still a blue eyed boy and are getting lots of hair!
You love to be held!

You make the funniest face were you lift your eyebrows up and like grit your teeth you don't have like you are getting so excited. It is the funniest thing and i need to try to get a better picture of it!
As you can see from this picture you LOVE blankets and you paci still! Really any blanket will do but you do have your favorites!
Your guitar onesie this month Mommy made for you and I love it!

Holden I love you more than I could ever tell you! You are our world and the best gift that God could have ever given us! We love you sweet baby boy!

I'm thinking of changing his name to Houdini

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hey Mommy look what I can do!!!
I learned all by myself how to get toy tray off of my swing!
And turn sideways and play with my toys!
Isn't this so cool??
Mommy if you hadn't buckled me in I could have really made it out of here!
Oh look- there are those toys again! HA!

Next Page

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

So I have seen this at the top of my page a million times. Do you know what I am talking about? Anyone who has the Navi bar at the top of their blog page has one. Those two little words that that follow the search box, follow, share, report abuse, and then there it is. Next blog>>. Have you ever hit that?? I went thru today and hit it maybe a few or 50 times and read and saw some pretty cute blogs. I LOVE finding new blogs to read but I am kinda picky about what I like. I love blogs that are geared towards family life and religion and whatnot along those lines. I really think I started blogging to keep all of our out of town family up to date on what we were up to and it has turned into so much more! I know I have said this many times before but I think it is so neat to be able to see what other families across the US and world are doing. And I found a few new families today that I just loved and added to my like list lol! So give it a try. Hit the Next Blog>> button and see who you find and might love too : )

Holden's Hut

Monday, July 12, 2010

I am so excited to FINALLY announce that Holden's Hut is open and ready for business!! I have been waiting for this day and it actually opened last Friday but I didn't get a chance to "announce" it on here until today! I am so excited about all that is to come! I have had so much fun sewing over the past month or so, so it only made sense to sew a few more things and try to sell some! I have to give the WHOLE blog design up to Kendra from Key Lime Blog Design! She was SOOO amazing to work with and made this whole process so much fun! And her work is so incredible! I just told her about where I came up with the name Holden's Hut and about Holden and she ran from there. She did more that I could have even imagined and I LOVE the design that she did SOOOO much! And do you see I have a new background?? That is because I am rocking one of her Freebie that she post to her site! You have to stop by and check out all of the awesome designs that she has! So go on by now and check out Kendra at Key Lime Blog Design! Then stop by and join us at Holden's Hut and follow along with us! And you can also follow us on Facebook by clicking on Like when you click HERE!!

Fourth of July one week late!

So I know I have been major slacking in updating! I have been super busy sewing, setting up shop and playing with this little man!
We had such an awesome Fourth of July! On the 3rd, we met some neighbors at a park down the road to hang out and watch their fireworks show. I was a little worried about Holden staying awake until they started and how he would like them but he stayed awake the WHOLE time just watching everyone! And he loved the fireworks! I wish I had gotten some pictures from that night.
On the 4th, we had some friends come over to our house and we had a block party with some of our neighbors. We had so much fun and had SOOOO many fireworks that the boys all shot off for us! {We have some abandoned apartment buildings across the street from us so we set them off over there.}

I love how Holden's shirt turned out! He actually didn't get to wear it very long on the fourth after his diaper leaked during his morning nap so these were from the next day.

While we and our friends over, we let the kids play in the little pool we have and Holden loved it! He loved watching the girls that live behind us play in there pool too! He is such a big flirt.....

...... And a ladies man already!
That's right girls ya'll can all join me in my pool. There is plenty of room for... uhh.. your feet! HA

Jacob and Ashton LOVED playing together and ran and ran and ran!
This was our yummy cake I made with cool whip, strawberries, and blueberries!

Feeding Holden

Monday, July 5, 2010

So he is probably going to kill me for this......

but it is the funniest thing ever.....

Jack was feeding Holden earlier.....

and look what I saw him doing.....

Watch his mouth...

He was doing this every time he fed him a bite.....

and didn't even realise it...

Of course I was the good wife and got out the video camera...

to catch him in his proudest moment!

Love ya babe!

I did it!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sooo..... I did it! I am opening a little "shop" and selling a few things! Thank you ll so much for all of the kind works over the past few weeks that pushed me in the right direction! I am Super excited to sell some things since they are so much fun to make! I have been working on lots of onsies with ruffle butts, tees, and high chair covers and I have met an awesome girl named Kendra from Key Lime Blog Design who is designing me a blog! I am so excited about all that is happening now!
For now I have a little facebook page up and going and here is the link right here:
If you haven't already stop on by there and check out what I have been making and click "Like" to follow along this awesome journey with me!
And I couldn't post a blog with out pictures of this sweet little boy!

This picture is so funny! He was sucking away on this bath toy like it was his paci!

Looking at Daddy

For Cohen

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I love blogging and one day I ran across this sweet family.
They just lost their sweet baby boy so I wanted to do something for them. No I do not know them and probably never will but I can't imagine what thy are going thru.
So Cohen this is for you!

What: Moment of Silence for Cohen
When: Thursday July 1st from midnight to 11:59 pm.
How: Bloggers participating will post the Cohen banner (below) or simply post Cohen’s name in large letters on their blog.
Why: July 1st Megan and Brent will be holding Cohen’s memorial service. The moment of silence is an opportunity for Megan’s blog community to stand behind her and support her on this difficult day. Linking up will give Megan a chance to see the support at a glance.
Participating bloggers can Link Up on July 1st at Send Love To Cohen.