Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday Favorites

     I have got to get on some sort of schedule with this blogging thing.  Every time I post, I’m reminded how much I love it, but every afternoon after work I’m reminded of how much I love turning my brain totally off.  I’ll figure it out one of these days…#imlying.
     But let’s not dwell on that.  I know I’m squeaking this in at the last minute, but Friday is a time for favorites!  Let’s get down to talking about some of my favorites.  This is my favorite time of year, and right now, everything is a favorite, but I’m going to narrow it down for you.

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     This squishy, little peanut is going to be six months old next week.  He is my favorite favorite.  I can’t even believe that the growling, sitting, squealing, almost crawling wild thing in the floor is the same baby!  He is so fun and so silly and just the best little part of our family.

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     So this happened…y’all, I can’t even explain how over-the-moon excited he was over this.  Definitely Keith’s latest favorite.  As I type, this guy (the deer, not the husband) is at the taxidermist being mounted.  That’s right, full shoulder mount.  I’m embracing it.  Also, he promised that it could be decorated for Christmas every year.  Welcome home, Rudolph.

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     No pictures because I was too busy eating everything in sight, but Thanksgiving.  Food is one of my faaaaaaaaaavorites, and the family’s not so bad either.  This year has been so special, and I have been extra thankful for my sweet, little turkey.  As good (really good) as the food is, how much greater is that incredible peace that comes from being thankful?  I have been reminded so much lately of what there is to be thankful for.  Even when circumstances are not what I would prefer or when I’m frustrated or when things are overwhelming, there is always something to be thankful for.  I love carving (see what I did there?) out a special day to be thankful, but every every every day is bringing so much to be thankful for.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.  Colossians 3:15

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     It’s been Christmas here for a few weeks now!  All we have left to do is get our real tree (tomorrow).  I am so looking forward to having our first real tree since we’ve been married.  Once everything is all done and lit, I’ll have to get back to you with some pictures.  I have loved having a new place to decorate and am so happy with how everything is looking.  It is so perfect, and every one of my shelves has a sprinkling of Christmas.  What more could I ask for?

     Happy Friday! I hope yours was what you wanted it to be…maybe a little shopping?  Or if you’re more like me…pajamas all day and nonstop Hallmark/Lifetime movies.  Tomorrow we’re decorating my mother’s tree, and then Keith and I are getting ours!  I’m on a holiday high, and I don’t plan on coming down any time soon!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dear Davis–5 Months

     We are late, late, late for this one, but on your actual 5 month birthday you had a yucky diaper rash and were not in the best mood…then I got lazy.  Better late than never.  This month has been so busy but so fun!  You are learning so much all the time and have really developed quite the personality.

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     You have so many new tricks this month!  You’ve figured out how to spit.  You do it when I touch your face or when you don’t want to sleep or when you want to make a big, dramatic scene when you cry.  You’ve decided that your new favorite hobby is jumping.  You love to be in your jumper and when I hold you you bounce like a kangaroo. We started food, and you loved it!  You’ve had sweet potatoes, squash, and carrots, but I don’t think we’ll be having carrots again soon.  Your poor belly.  That set off the week of ten thousand diapers.  Thank goodness you are better, and we’ll be back to food soon.
     This month I can tell that you are really starting to recognize familiar things.  You smile when I pick you up from daycare and love seeing your family.  When I get a bottle ready, you almost jump out of my arms to get to it.  You get that from your momma.  In the past few days you’ve almost figured out how to sit up, and you have been so good at playing.  You’re grabbing on purpose, and it’s making you so happy!  I cannot believe that in two weeks you will be six months old.  I can’t.  I cannot.

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Loves
Kooky Raccoo
Growling
Spitting and blowing
Clawing faces
Food
Jumping

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IMG_1986Pumpkin patching!

IMG_2003You wore this sweet suit for baby dedication and picture day. #allthehearteyes

IMG_2053We kept Halloween low-key…but you looked all kinds of cute!

IMG_2083I went temporarily insane and took the cousins grocery shopping. Not as bad as I was expecting…but it was much. Suzanne’s face sums it up pretty well.

Stats
Length: Bigger than last time definitely!
Weight: I’m guessing a little less than 20
Head: Big and round
Eating: 7 oz. every 3 hours, cereal in the morning, and sometimes food in the evening
Sleeping: 7:00ish to 6:00ish and definitely napping better at home than daycare

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You are definitely your own person, and it seems exhausting.  You scream laugh and crash hard.  You’re amused by the silliest things and not amused with your sweet toboggan.  I love seeing you grow into yourself.

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These are two separate attempts at pictures. The difference in light is a direct reflection of your mood.

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You are so fun.