Thursday, December 31, 2009

Look At 2009....

It's over already? I swear, this year has flown by, but I think I say that every year. Does that mean I'm getting old? Wait, don't answer that! This year has truly been a blessing having our wonderful little Davis. He is my everything. I never knew love until we had him. My heart truly feels like it's melting when I hold him at times. It is the most amazing feeling I have ever experienced and I wouldn't trade it for the world! Then he smiles his goofy little smile and I think I may tear up. How did I become so emotional? IT couldn't still be the hormones, could it? Wait, don't answer that either.

April 28,2009 was when we had the exciting news that we were having a boy!! I started balling right then and there at the hospital. I really think people thought we just experienced a death in the family or something! We went immediately to buy his take home outfit....that he was just now able to fit into!

In May, we went to the American Heart Association-Great Gatsby event. It was sooo much fun. And yes, I showed my growing baby bump!

Also in May, we went on our Babymoon! Our last trip together before the bambino was born. Nothing too extravagant..since we did just get back from Italy, but we wanted to do something!

July-I thought maybe I would somewhat reach maximum weight. Otherwise, I thought I may burst! Thank goodness it was summer so I could just sit in the pool at all times!

August!! He's here!
Since then, things have flown by even faster. We were our normal, goofy selves and dressed up for Halloween this year. Can't help it!! The kid had three costumes so we had to do something! And no, I didn't buy them all. We had Thanksgiving here at our house again this year. It was so different, but in a good way, having Davis here. He was so good! Christmas has come and gone, and now here we are at the end of the year again! This was just little bits and pieces of mine, but the only thing that mattered was I had my son. I feel so, truly blessed.

Have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Our First Family Christmas

This Christmas was absolutely wonderful! I can't even begin to explain how much I loved Davis being a part of it. Even though he slept through most of it, I loved him being around. He is so much fun to be around and every second I'm more fascinated by something he's learning or doing. Such a cutie!!

My stepsister Rebecca and her husband Stephen had everyone over Christmas Eve and made such a wonderful dinner for everyone. Of course I didn't have my camera with me that night, so of course I have no pictures. Blah. Christmas morning, we started at my dad's house and then spent the rest of the day at my mom's. I swear, Davis has more clothes now than Michael and I put together! And I'll have to say, some pretty cute clothes at that. I should have taken a picture of all the boxes that were just for him!!

Best Christmas present ever! He looooves tissue paper!

Christmas at my mom's. Cheers!

Merry Christmas! It actually snowed in Dallas!!

You think he likes his new bathtub? He didn't want to get out.

...And to all a goonight!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Stay My Sweet Baby...Just A Little While Longer

For some reason, I have been so sad lately at the thought of Davis getting older. He is now four months old. This past four months has flown by. Literally. Like at time warp speed and I feel like I'm just watching it fly by. (3 weeks) This past month, he has been doing so many new things. Like he takes a "big boy bath" now. I never new bath time could be so much fun. It crazy how all these new things are so fascinating and fill me up with so much joy. But yes, I know. As more time goes by, more and more great and wonderful new things there are going to be to experience and look forward to. I just love him as my little sweet baby and they just don't stay babies long enough! We had his four month shots today, (boo by the way,) but he did really well. He is now 26 inches long!!! Wow! He is starting to sit a little by himself, which actually shocked me. The doctor also said we can start introducing rice cereal/fruits/veggies to him. Already? Wow! Sadly enough, that's kind of exciting to me. See what I'm talking about?

On another note, my mom emailed me this poem a few days ago and I have to admit it brought me to tears. I actually had a moment in the car with Michael a few days ago when I read it to him and actually had to control myself from balling. Really because it's exactly how I've been feeling a here lately. Being a mom is THE BEST thing that has ever happened to me. I cherish ever moment of it. I love my little happy baby. Enjoy...and if you are like me, grab a Kleenex.

Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth
empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
hang out the washing and butter the bread,
sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
(lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
and out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
but I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren't her eyes the most wonderful hue?
(lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
for children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

(4 months)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tis The Season

Just a few holiday pictures :) Have I mentioned I LOVE the holidays?? I am so excited to share our first Christmas together with Davis. Even though he won't have any idea what is going on, I'm looking forward to it.

Our house

Yes, that's right. I torture my family for photos! And by the way, there is no such thing as having "too many pictures of your baby." Just thought I'd throw that out there.

The tree was in the room with higher ceilings at first...

BUT we moved it to a room where we sit more. Notice the angel is bent over practically kissing her feet. Griswald tree. Haha

Last weekend on our "fun filled night" ice skating. Michael was attempting to skate even though he sprained his ankle!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

We Are The Griswald's

I have been looking forward to doing the Christmas parade and lights with my family for several weeks now! I absolutely LOVE Christmas. I swear, it just makes me so happy. And I love having my sweet little baby around this year to experience it with. So much fun. In Marshall, which is not far from here, they had a big holiday celebration with an ice skating rink outside, Santa, carriage rides, etc. This sounded perfect for us. My mom came in from Dallas to go with us and we were ready. I even bought Davis this great outfit that kept him super warm. He looked like a little bear all bundled up! We got to Marshall and the town was all lit up with great lights everywhere. We went to this great antique/coffee shop/bistro for dinner before checking out the lights. After dinner, we really wanted to do a carriage ride that took you through neighborhoods of these GINORMOUS houses with beautiful lights. BUT, the carriage rides were sold out. Sold out?? What? Okay, fine. So we decided to go on a guided tour bus, thinking this would be better anyway and we would stay warm. Negatory! The bus broke down which was why all of the carriage rides were sold out. Go figure. Michael has never been ice skating before, so we of course had to give it a try. I swear, it was the funniest thing I have ever seen in my life! He looked like a toddler learning how to walk. Sad to say, he ate it and ate it hard. It was like slow motion in a movie. Legs kicking up in the air, arms flying everywhere, landing flat on his back. He laughed at the time, so I didn't think he hurt himself too bad. Wrong! He thinks he may have actually broken his ankle. Good Lord. What else!! We made our own tour and looked at lights on our own, which was very nice. By this point, we are on our way home. Marshall is a little over an hour from our house. Driving on the highway, we hear something and sure enough, we got a flat tire. All I could do at this point was laugh. We were on what seemed like the longest bridge in the world and had to make it to the other side to pull over. Serenity now!! Michael gets out, sprained ankle and all, and starts to change to tire. Nope. The rim has a lock on it and we don't have the key. You've got to be kidding me. Keeps getting better. We are on empty, so we decided we should turn the car off to save gas. Yeah, so the battery goes dead which of course causes the flashers to go out. We are now standing at this point on the side of the highway at midnight, waiting for anyone to come get us. Goodness! So the tow truck can only hold one person. I am speechless at this point. I seriously thought I was about to have a panic attack. Thank God for our good friend, Storm, that drove all the way out there to come get us. I don't know what we would do without Candice and Storm sometimes. Seriously! Somehow, Davis was perfect through the entire thing. He was so good and pretty much was passed out! We finally made it home around 1:30 am. What a night!! People say bad things happen in 3's...I think we are ahead of the game for next time. We can only look back and laugh now. We have to wait until Honda opens tomorrow to get a key made. It could have been a lot worse, so we were pretty lucky.

Here's my little Santa's helper! Every time he smiled, I missed it!!