Monday, August 25, 2008

Max is ten months!

We finally have
movement! You'd think from
experienc-ing the crawling thing with my other three kids that I would know what I'm getting myself into and dread this day. Instead we're doing alot of cheering! He just started crawling yesterday, so he's still very turtle-like. I think it's pretty, darn cute. It's almost like he has to really think about it; he does hand, hand, knee, knee. So fun for now. I'm sure by next week I'll be cursing this stage. He now says "dadadada" (on accident, I'm sure) and will sit and carry on a little conversation. He's up to eight teeth and has a mouthful! He adores his siblings and totally lights up when they walk into the room. No one can get him laughing better than them. We love him to pieces! Enjoy some of my favorite pics from this past month!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

My Mom is Better Than Your Mom

I have the best mom in the whole wide world! Today is her "29th" birthday and I just wanted to tell her how absolutely incredible she is. She truly makes the world a better place. She has always set such an amazing example for me and is one of the most positive people I know. She loves me unconditionally and has always been so supportive of me and of my family. I hope you had a wonderful day, Mom. You truly are the best!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Summer is officially over. The kids got on the bus this morning and didn't look back. Even though I say it's the most wonderful time of the year, I truly miss my boys when they begin a new school year. Tanner's in first grade this year, so now they'll both be gone ALL DAY. I've already started looking at the clock wondering when they'll be home. Even though I'm sad to see the lazy days of summer gone, I do look forward to getting on a schedule again. Q is going to go to two days of preschool, so twice a week, it's just me and the little man. I'm sure I'll find plenty to fill my time (like catching up on my blogging. So much I haven't shared!). Good luck to each of you mothers out there. Enjoy the school year, because before we know it, the school bell will be ringing and another summer will be here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Brace Face



As you can see all of our our extra funds are now going to our ten-year-old's mouth. Any donations can be sent to Webster Orthodontists. Thank You.

Friday, August 8, 2008

HB to Treyson!

Ten years ago, our lives changed forever...
we entered the world of parenting. It's hard to believe that my "little boy" is now double digits! Birthdays always make me sentimental, remembering back to the day they were born, each of the milestones that they've reached and accomplished, and thinking ahead to what's to come. It seems like yesterday that we went to the hospital to be induced with our first baby. When they placed his tiny little body in my arms, I knew my world would never be the same again. He was a scrawny little thing, weighing in at only 5 lbs. 15 oz. (they think they messed up my due date and that he was around four weeks early). We've always wondered if Trey was destined to play baseball, because during his delivery, Mark McGwire hit his 46th homerun, right as Treyson made his debut. My dear husband and the doctor had to be reminded to turn away from the T.V. and put their focus on me. I'm sorry, but when your ankles are in stirrups (sorry, too much info?), I think it's fair to demand their attention.

Treyson is your typical first child. He's a complete rule follower and adult pleaser. He rarely back-talks, is a great student, and is a super brother and friend. He's so willing to help with things around the house and I've totally used and abused his babysitting services this summer. I'm definitely going to miss going to Wal-Mart by myself once school starts. He started taking piano lessons at the beginning of the summer, and without fail, when I remind him to practice, he's already done it. I'm so proud of him and the young man he's becoming. He sets a great example for the younger kids and for me. I love this boy and can't wait to see what the next ten years bring!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Nine Months

Do you love the drool covered chin and shirt? Max is teething AGAIN and we can't wait for these two teeth to come in! They've definitely been the worst to deal with and look like they're going to break through any second.

We're now 2/3 of the way through Max's first year! He's getting a little closer to crawling (very little). Any time we put him on his belly he screams until someone caves and sits him back up. He'll push himself backwards, but that just makes him even more upset because he's getting further away from the "prize" he's suppose to be crawling towards. He's starting to scoot on his bottom to get to where he wants to go. Maybe he just doesn't want to have ugly knees. Who knows. This boy still loves his food and begs for anything that you're eating. He loves popsicles/shaved ice and bath time (it's a good thing he likes the water because he ends up so sticky after those yummy treats!). He's still a joy to have around. I think he's going to be seriously bored when the kids go back to school and he loses his built-in entertainment. We love him to pieces and are so glad he's part of our family!