Fun Weekend

Sunday, August 29, 2010

We had such a fun weekend this weekend! Friday night, we hung out around home and had fun with some neighbors. Then Saturday, we got up and had a big day. We headed over to my Mom and Billy's house to hang out for awhile since my grandparents would be there. They have been gone for THREE months while driving to Alaska and back! The boys worked on installing some new lights in the kitchen and the girls and Holden just did little things here and there like hang things on the wall and watch this big guy try and crawl. Holden, for almost 7 months I got up with you almost every single night, took care of you almost every single day all day, I held you and cuddled with you and this is what you have to say to me? Thanks! HA! I love this boy and his new thing is blowing raspberries! He thinks he is just too cute {which I do too} and if you do it to him he will do it right back!

I took a little time trying to get a good few pics of him in their back yard in his adorable outfit. And I did get some cute ones but man he would not look at me and smile for anything!

But when his BFF Chatt came running out he stared going crazy and laughing at him! Silly boy!

He just has started to find shadows and it is so funny to watch him.

Here was Jack and my Grandpa working away on getting the lights hooked up.
This picture is of Holden's Great-Grandma {my Grandma} and him. So cute!

Holden and Nana {my Mom}

After we left Mom and Billy's, we headed over to their old house to move a fridge out of the garage and take it to Jack's parents house. While we were there we went over and visited with Colleen, Dana and Phil {Avery is away at UGA so we missed her}. They were the BEST {and I do mean BEST} neighbors for us for 18 years and it is so weird not getting to see them as much! {Just a little background on how far we go back, I went to the hospital with Avery to bring Dana home after she was born. THEN Collen was able to be in the delivery room with Jack and I during my c-section when Holden was born since she worked for my doctors office. They are just so special to us!!!} After visiting with them I went in our old house. It was so weird. So empty. So many memories just rushed into my head and I just cried thinking about everything we had gone through in that house. My parents divorced in that house, then my Mom remarried and the boys moved in. Five teenagers in one house. I do have to say that was awesome. It's the last place I saw Michael, right in the living room. Jack and I lived there for a year after getting married. And MANY other just family memories. And many with our friends as well.
After leaving the house and dropping off the fridge at Jack's parents house we headed to Frontera with them and Bill, Mandy, Abbie and Jacob {our second family} Today we hung around the house all day and then went to my Mom and Billy's for dinner. It was a great weekend filled with lots of fun and memories!!

Up, Up and {well almost} Away!

Friday, August 27, 2010

After over 8 months this little guy decided to get up and moving. Well sorta. He can totally move his knees and his hand but still is having trouble trying to figure out how to move them together. So instead he does this push up kinda move then moves one knee at a time then his hands. I really don't know how he can get anywhere but it works for him! HA! Instead of going towards all of the tons of toys, of course he goes right for the table that I would rather him stay away from!

Hi Mommy!

This was later after his first nap. He had a really bad heat rash on his back and stomach so I just took his shirt off.

This crawling stuff is hard work. Will you pick me up now?


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Why is Holden wearing his Christmas jammies you ask? Well maybe it's because Christmas is officially less than FOUR months away!!
That also means that in less than FOUR months this little guy will be ONE!!
I tricked him into smiling by turning on Elmo.

This past year has flown by and this is my FAVORITE time of year! I love the fall with all the fun holidays and Christmas is my favorite!

This was my sweet boy last year on Christmas Day. He was 9 days old and had only been home from the hospital two days. He was {and still is} the best Christmas gift that I have EVER gotten!

....Oh and maybe Holden is wearing his Christmas jammies because this weekend when I was putting away his 6-9 one piece sleepers I found them. And if he doesn't wear them now by Christmas they will be shorts on him! HA!

You want me to do what?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

So for a few months now, Holden will get up on his knees and rock back and forth, back and forth. And what has come form this? Nothing! I don't think that he has any desire at all to crawl! In stead he will just rock back and forth until he falls forward. Oh he can move his knees forward and his hands but not at the same time and I don't think he even wants to. All this week I have been getting on the floor with him and helped him move showing him how to move everything together and he gets so mad! Oh well maybe we will just skip crawling.....
...... Because he would MUCH rather stand! He has always loved to stand more that lay down and especially now! He is starting to pull up on some things {like Jack and I} and can now stand holding onto something.
I also have been working on getting to try to get him to feed himself. Until this morning, he would try to grab whatever was on his tray but never really realized that he could put it in his mouth. But all the sudden this morning he reached down and picked up a pancake and put a piece in his mouth! Way to go Holden!
He was pretty excited about feeding himself! HA!

What to do with two busy boys??

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Well of course put them in a huge box full of balls and let them play of course!
{These pictures are all from my phone so that is why they look so wacky.}
I think Holden was making sure Campbell wouldn't try and steal this ball form him lol!

I do promise that he LOVED playing in here!
And that is how we spent our morning! Now it is nap time and I am enjoying the quiet. Have a great day!

Happy 8 Month Birthday Holden!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy 8 Month Birthday Holden! Yesterday was an awesome day! I got the surprise call in the morning that Campbell wasn't feeling good and his daddy was staying home with him so I had the day off. And can I just say it was wonderful! I got SOO many things done that needed to be done but most of all things I did all day was snuggle and cuddle with this sweet 8 month old. I was just perfect. The past 8 months have gone by so fast and yesterday I just soaked in all of Holden all day. For his guitar outfit this month, he wore his guitar jammies {which I love} So here is a little of what you are up to at 8 months:

You are wearing size 3 diapers and size 6-9 or 9-12 month outfits. Just depends. Still can wear 0-3 month shorts but I am not looking forward to trying to find pants for this long skinny boy.

You are now SLEEPING THUR THE NIGHT!! I think this is the best thing ever! You sleep from about 8 every night to about 7:30 in the morning {when we are home} and take four naps a day. I know I'm super spoiled by this : )
You are doing wonderful at sitting up. You have no desire at all to crawl even though you will get up on your hands and knees and rock in your bed. You would much rather be standing.

Speaking of standing, you are now pulling up on Daddy and I when we are sitting next to you!
You are such a flirt! In this picture you were flirting with the neighborhood teenage girls who just love you!
You are the happiest baby but when you are tired you just want to sleep.
I love how sweet this picture is!
This picture you can see how skinny with no hiney this boy is! Those jammies are 12 month so they fit his legs but are about 2 inches too big in the waist! HA!
You still love TV but Elmo is by far your fav and you love everything Elmo!
You are a big time Momma's boy! But when Daddy is home you go back and forth from one of us to the other. You listen for Daddy to come home every day and when you hear the door open you just stare down the hall and wait for him to say "Hey Big Boy" and you just laugh!

You have such a funny personality and have this face you make when you get excited or want something really bad. We call it your game face and I NEED to get a picture of it! It is soo funny!
You love to eat and will eat just about whatever I give you! I have been giving you a lot of different things lately and you just love them. Still not too crazy about a bottle but I think you are better than you were last month about drinking it.
Standing up and dancing on the couch.
You still Love water! I think you could play in water all day if I let you!
Jumpin and a dancin!
Still no teeth. I have thought all week you were getting some but so far nada. But I still do think they are coming soon.

You are a huge cuddle bug and could be held all day long.

Chatt {my Mom's Dog} and Hoochie {our cat} our your BFF's. Along with Campbell of course.

Your blue eyes are still sticking around but they are starting to change all the time so who knows what color hey will end up being.
Sweet Holden we love you more than words can tell you! I love being able to spend every day with you! I love you sweet boy!