Wednesday, June 29, 2011


This past Sunday we celebrated Nonie's (Justin's grandmother) 80th birthday! If you remember from an earlier post, she just had undergone a serious surgery, and yet you wouldn't have even noticed if you saw her at the party. The woman is resilient. We had a good time catching up with family and celebrating a wonderful woman. She adores her grand kids and great grand kids, so I'm glad that everyone was able to be there.

Jon with Malyn & Justin with Brody

Our boy was pooped by the time we left Little Rock and he slept all the way home. When we got him back home he was ready to strip down, play, eat, and take a bath. The child would love to be naked all day, everyday, if I let him! :)

We all had a big day yesterday! More on that, later...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

5 months

Today, Bub is 5 months old and loving life!

*B is a CUDDLE BUG. Oh my goodness. He gets this from his daddy.

*Bub loves to be outside and loves to be in motion.

*Baths have always been enjoyable, but now he is having so much more fun splashing in the water. Needless to say, we have water all over the place when we’re done.

*He is sitting up on his own for short spurts at a time, and then he’ll lean and fall to the side or front. I’m usually there to catch him. :)

*Bub is a little roly-poly. He is rolling over almost every day. He prefers rolling from back to front.

* He’s been “talking” using vowel sounds for a while now, (“Ahh, Ohh, ehhh,” ), but he is currently throwing in a “ba” & “da” here and there.

*He is teething; the bottom left and right side are the worst.

*Our daily routine is pretty much the same: 6:30 bath, read, and in bed by 7. Sometimes he will fall right to sleep and then other times he’ll play and talk to his mobile for 15 minutes. He wakes up at 6:30 – 7:00 a.m.

*Bubba’s naps are more consistent, now. He usually takes a 30-45 min. nap around 9 a.m., and then he’ll take a 30 min – 1 hour nap around 12:30-1:00, and then a 30 min nap around 4:00 in his swing.

His favorite stuffed animal is "Monk" the monkey. He takes naps with Monk. He also loves to pull and chew on "Joey" the giraffe.

Happy 5 months, bub!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


[yes, I realize I'm a little late with this post, but our lives will not slow down so it is what it is. ]

I knew from day one Justin would be the best dad. No question about it. He loves people. He is a family man, and he has a big heart.

Justin is and will be a hands-on dad. From the moment we found out I was pregnant he encouraged me, supported my growth :), and helped out in every way possible. He's the daddy that doesn't mind changing a poo-poo diaper or getting peed on.

Watching my boys interact is the sweetest thing. They adore each other, equally. Brody is enamored with Justin. He has the most fun in his company. I never knew that he would admire his dad at such a young age, but you can tell he just watches his every move and cannot get enough of him.

Again, happy first Father's Day, daddy! You are loved more than you will ever know.

This weekend bub and I baked chocolate chip cookies for J, we scheduled a surprise day of golf for him with a buddy, and we spent Sunday doing exactly what he wanted to do. Oh, and he got a few new Polo's and a sweet card from B, and some golf stuff from my parents.

Friday night we had my parents over for dinner to celebrate Father's day with my dad. Justin grilled steak and we had salad, baked potato, bread, and sweet tea (dad's fave). For dessert my dad requested lemon ice box pie. It was a great evening and they got to help give bub a bath & bottle and put him to bed.

pops and bub

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pool time

I cannot believe it is already mid June. C-R-A-Z-Y! We are loving these summer days, and soaking up this time together before I have to go back to work.

Bub experienced his first pool day, yesterday, and it was a success. His momma was just pooped after the fact. I have so much more respect for my mom toting around 3 kids during those summer days at the pool. Plus friends. One is enough to make you tired. All the STUFF. I don't know how I managed to forget one of his Gilligan hats, but I did. Thankfully bubs friend Emmett had one for him to borrow.

We had a blast and we have some photos to show for.....

"Ready to go, mom. Let's do this."

" is this kind of like bath time??"

Jill, Emmett, Brody, and me

it's a tough life.

My parents came by to see his first swim and my dad kept calling him "Hollywood." I guess because of the glasses. Who knows. Justin also came by during his lunch break to witness his first swim. B loved kicking around in the water and swaying around the pool. We're all looking forward to many more pool trips this summer and our upcoming trip to the lake.

Friday, June 3, 2011


As expected, last weekend was exceptionally fun. I think Justin knows how good it is for my soul! :) Theses girls are jewels. We spent our days and nights laughing, reminiscing, and chatting about anything and everything.

Enjoying good food and even better vino at one of our pledge sister's wedding reception

Group picture before dinner Saturday night

[we missed you Elle]

Lunch at Hog Haus

Duh, I missed my boys. I was SO stinkin' excited to see them Sunday when we got back.

We've had another fun week. Here's what we've been up to.......

We're breaking heat records here. One day this week bub and I tried to lay outside and bask in the sun, but it was too HOT.

Sitting in bouncy seat playing with a toy; every toy goes in the mouth eventually.

I thought his expression was funny and I love the placement of his hand.

One night before bath time I caught this

getting to use his big boy pacifier with his name on it

talking to me

this was taken as we were about to leave to run errands, and he is falling over

telling me something, again

trying to wear his polo sandals, but still too big

I saved the best for last. Happy boy!