Monday, November 28, 2011

Half Birthday

Dear Chase,

You celebrated your half birthday in Idalou TX at your MeeMaws house with all of Mommy's family. I can hardly believe that you are 6 months old. You are growing and changing so fast, too fast!

Here are some of the things going on...

You are wearing 6 and 9 month pants and mostly 9 month onsies.

You are still in those size two diapers.

You are getting on a really good feeding schedule and eat at about 7am, 11:30 am, 3, 5:50, and 8 with two "meals", usually in the morning and evening.

You have tried all of the level one veggies and all but one fruit (prunes). You love apples and pears and you don't love peas.

You eat about 7 to 8 ounces in a bottle.

You sleep from about 8:15 at night to 5ish in the morning. At around 5 you wake up and cry or fuss for a little bit and go back to sleep for about an hour.

You have 2 to 3 good naps in a day and cat naps here and there. The car doesn't put you to sleep like it use to your brother.

For a while you were choking a little more often. Its getting better.

You spit up quite a lot. Specially if you move around too much.

You smile so big when you see mommy, daddy or brother.

Brother loves to hold you and you don't mind at all.

When you are nursed you eat very quickly. (About 10 minutes)

When you are done eating you like to have your binki right away.

You love your exersaucer but only for small periods of time.

You chew on anything. Books, ornaments, burp rags...

Recently you found your tongue and you chew on that too.

Your eyes are so big and blue and everyone always tells us how pretty they are.

You did great on your first car trip. (9 hours to and from MeeMaws. Only the last hour or two were tough.)

You are talking a lot. You get very serious when you talk. You are making new sounds. "DaDaDa" is the latest.

You watch everything that goes into our mouths like you want to try it.

You had a nasty little cold this month and you ran fever and got a bad cough. You had to sleep in your car seat for a few nights.

Your first vacation was a success. You got so much love.

You respond to your name.

We are working on sitting up unassisted. You're getting closer but we still have a way to go.

Your head control is great and mommy can carry you on her hip now.

You are a roly poly. You will not lay on your back you immediately roll over to your tummy and you don't really like that. We have trouble laying you on the floor because you get onto your tummy and you are not happy just laying there. I think you want to take off.

You put a lot of weight on your legs and stand holding our fingers for long periods.

Everything goes straight in your mouth.

No signs of teeth yet but I have a feeling we may see some soon.

You bounce so hard in your bouncy seat daddy says you're going to give yourself shaken baby syndrome.

You watch everything your brother does.

You will let anyone hold you as long as you can see whats going on.

You love love love to watch TV.

You sleep on your side or your back. In the mornings sometimes you'll flip to your tummy for a few minutes before you wake up.

And now for some pictures...

first road trip/ vacation

Rolling over...

You are so special. We love you more than anything in the world.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Early Birthday Surprise

A few days ago I got an email from my Bestie, with an early birthday surprise.

She wanted to redo my blog design for me.

So, Katie @ Loves of Life created this for me, from Kellie.

How fun.

How snazzy it looks!

Oh, how I love it.

Thank you Kellie.

You are the best. Love you!


A Visit to "HoHo"

Last night we took a trip to Bass Pro Shop for our annual Santa picture. Unfortunately, Colt was feeling a bit under the weather. Once we got there nothing slowed him down.

Before we left I had to have a picture with my boys! Colton tried out everything in Santa's Wonderland.

And, so did Chase.

PawPaw and Gaga join us every year.

And here are pictures of the pictures.

Chase didn't mind one bit sitting with Santa.

But when it was time for Colton to join in he panicked a little bit even though he had been talking about seeing "HoHo" all week long. Our picture turned into yet another family pic with Santa just like last year.

Before we left I wanted to get a picture of the boys.

Getting a decent picture of both of them is near impossible.

For a little laugh here's what I got last night before we headed out.

I can't believe Thanksgiving is in one week!

It's going to be such a special Holiday Season this year.

I'm so looking forward to it.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Oil Ranch 2011

Yesterdy, My PreK class went to the Oil Ranch for our class Field Trip and Colton came along too.

Here is Colt waiting to go in. It was so cold! The first of 4 train rides.

Jump house

Duck races

on the train again!

Swinging with Mrs. Kathy and Mrs. Dana.Lunch!

A treat with Mrs. Dana.

Hay Ride

Coming way too close for Colton and I. We saw this Longhorn on the train earlier in the day. While we were on the hay ride Colton asked, "Mommy, where's that hook 'um horn?"Final train ride!

What a special day Colton and I had together.

Next year he will get to go with his class when hes in PreK at Foundry.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mickey Mouse, an Airplane and a Monster

The night before Halloween, we had a pumpkin painting/ carving party in our kitchen.

Colton painted a pumpkin for him and one for his brother too.

Zak is great at carving pumpkins and Colton was quite an artist when it came to painting.

For Halloween,

Chase was a MONSTER.

Colt was an AIRPLANE.


and Grandad came over to see the boys before we headed out.

They brought Colton a new Lego set and Colton wanted to put it together right away. Grandad didn't mind. ( I think he was more excited about it than Colton.)

I love this picture. I love how little Chase looks next to big brother.



and PawPaw came over to walk with us.

Our family!

Colton and Addy

Mr. Erick and Chase

The neighborhood kids

We walked around with Mckenna and Addy.There were 4 kids and a ton of adults.This is how Chase Trick-or-Treated.Baa joined us halfway through.A house in our neighborhood builds pretty spectacular things in their yard each year. This year they had a castle haunted house.

Frankenstein was there.The boys really made out well in the candy department.