Wild Man, You turned 13 months on your first out of state trip. Duke and Grandma took all of us (Mommy, Daddy, you, Uncle Trey, Aunt Mindy, Turner, Cole, Uncle Paul, Aunt Kelley and Nathan) to Pigeon Forge, TN for a long weekend. This was the second year they decided to do this and we were so glad this was your first "road trip". You did not like the car ride there but did much better on the way home. The weather didn't really cooperate for the activities that were planned for Friday but we adjusted. Saturday Mommy, Daddy, Duke, Uncle Trey, Aunt Mindy, Turner, Uncle Paul and Aunt Kelley went to see the gamecocks whoop some TN, Vols while you got to hang out with Cole, Nathan and Grandma. You haven't gotten the hang of Mommy or Grandma holding another baby but love giving him sugar. You def know how to melt our hearts. This month your vocabulary grew. You love saying HEY! and BYE! and say it just like that. You love to say Arghhhh (scaring people) and love it even more when people scare you. You get so tickled. You've had an ear infection almost all month long. You started watching a little bit of tv this month and have fallen to sleep numerous times watching shrek. You try your hardest to watch it though. You are still opening birthday gifts (we decided not to take everything out of the boxes at once) and love your toys but you really like playing with random things that you're not supposed to. One of your favorite toys is a ride on 4wheeler you think it's funny to watch mommy jump when you're standing on it instead of sitting. It get's her every time! You no longer get bottles during the night and only have one bottle per day before bedtime. You still love fruit and would eat it for meals if we would let you. You are going to be a monkey for Halloween so Grandma decided that Izzie (her new dog) should be a banana for the pet contest. She did good because yall won Most Creative. Lil' stinker you. You love saying the blessing and get all excited when we say make pretty hands... Your blessing is abcdefg thank you God for feeding me, AMEN! and of course you clap at the end. Davis, Mommy and Daddy couldn't love you more! (Will add pictures tomorrow, hopefully :)
I am so behind. I've missed documenting countless "new things" Davis has done or said over the past few months. Hubs and I are both still loving our new jobs and so happy with the changes we made. I hate that I have been so slack with the blog world.About once a week I play "catch up" on everyone else yet fail to catch up on us. Truth is we are just crazy busy chasing after our silly toddler...yes, I said toddler. He doesn't walk, he runs. We rush through the weeks and the weekends are gone before we can blink. The thing is...I wouldn't trade it for the world. We never imagined the joy our sweet boy would bring. We've been busy celebrating birthdays, cheering for our Gamecocks, taking wild man on his first out of state trip to TN to see the gamecocks, more birthdays and now the holidays are upon us. While I'm making my shopping list for black friday, picking out Christmas cards, spending time with family and friends I just want to slow down and take it all in. I know that this Christmas will be so much fun as D will be into EVERYTHING but I also know that we will love every minute of it with him. This year I couldn't be more thankful. (I promise I'll post new pics soon!)
To say that you have brought us joy over the past 12 months would be an understatement. We have been scared, excited, nervous and overly joyed this past year. The amount of happiness that you have brought us is unimaginable! There were times when I may have been in tears or frustrated trying to figure out this whole "mom" thing but you would always flash me those big brown eyes and melt my heart all over again. All of the sleepless nights, dirty diapers, and tears are washed away when we hear you laugh. You are our everything. You are now running through the house like a crazy person.
You are down to two bottles a day. We are working on switching from formula to whole milk. So far it has been a total fail. You know what you're used to and although it's gotta taste better than that stinky formula you get irate when I put it in your bottle.
We have decided that you can use off brand diapers now and they work just as great. Target is our brand of choice right now. You had your second hair cut at the beginning of this month. You're such a big boy.
You got to "play" in cake a couple times, once for your 1 year pictures, on your actual birthday at home, at daycare and at your party.
You went to your first carolina football game. Of course you got tons of attention and ate every second of it up.
You can say mama, dada, duck, quack, ugh oh, ugh uh (like no), and you often repeat words that we say but only once and then we can't get you to say them again.
You had a double ear infection most of the month and we go this week to see the ENT. As much as this mama doesn't want her sweet baby to have any procedures I am beyond ready for you to feel better. You are getting obviously getting your molars b/c everything goes straight for your mouth.
We couldn't ask for a better eater. One of your daddy's favorite things this time of year is pickled okra and you love it too!! We also introduced you to my favorite, pb&j and you LOVE it. You make quite the mess but I know how good it is so I let you.
You mastered the straw and now we can't drink anything without you wanting some. So much for no sugar drinks....you love some sweet tea (don't worry he doesn't get it often)!
Your tantrums get worse as the weeks go by. You will throw yourself on the floor in a skinny minute.
You "gave" kisses for the first time this month. It was the sweetest thing ever. You grabbed my face and laid one on me! MELT. MY. HEART.
You started wearing shoes on a regular basis this month. You are not a big fan.
You have started sleeping through the night much more often. You weighed 23 lbs 5 ozs at your 12 mth check up.
I'm a wifey to a handsome hubby and a new mama to a sweet baby boy! We live in a small town in SC and couldn't love it more. I'm a lover of all things smocked and monogrammed. God has blessed me with a beautiful and healthy family and I am forever grateful.