Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pleasantly Surprised! {15 mo. check up}

Okay, I'll admit. I was VERY nervous going into yesterday's check up. Collins has become extremely active and strong willed. He does what he wants when he wants {is this normal, people?!?!} and he has merged into the temper tantrum phase....maybe a lil early?!?! We are walking away, ignoring, and then loving on him after these little fits, but whew, we are worn out!

90% of the time he is such a great baby. He still sleeps 12 hours at night, takes two naps, and eats us out of the house. He LOVES his daddy and will give me kisses when he 'wants' to. :) He is a healthy boy and for that we are so thankful. Praise the Lord! now....I feel bad for totally underestimating how the appt. would go!!

He did AWESOME!!! He never threw a fit and when the shots were over, we cuddled and within 10 seconds he was back on his feet waddling around.

Here's his stats!

Length: 32 1/2- 85th percentile...up from 31 1/2 at 12 mo. appt.
Weight: 26 lbs and 4 oz.- 75th percentile....up from 24 lbs. at 12 mo. appt.
Head: 48 1/2 -82nd percentile....head stayed the same!

What is Collins doing now???
  • says dada, yea, and outside! not a big talker yet, but he is noisy!
  • sneezes on demand...too cute!
  • growls at the dog
  • walks very fast!!
  • goes to the pantry and brings food to us!
  • stacks blocks...great fine motor skills!
  • loves to climb anything and everything
  • still flirts and has a 'shy' side
  • eats about anything! LOVES table food...favorites are turkey, cheese, strawberries, and yogurt
  • loves walks, swings, water, and stairs
  • still goes down for a nap without a fuss
  • temper tantrums!! either on belly with face down into carpet....or he throws whatever is in his hands
  • kisses and LOVES when mommy gives him butterfly kisses
  • size 5 diapers
  • hides toys and things he finds around the house in cabinets or drawers
  • still loves to open and close doors and cabinets
  • claps, high fives, throws arms in the arm for SO BIG!, rolls his arms in the patty cake song
  • sings with mommy in the car

    loves to screw the lid on and off!

    just love this little baby so much!!!

    BeeBee wanted to come!!!

    standing on the window ledge with BeeBee {love the light in the picture}
Here are some pics from yesterday!! I took Eliza Jane to bible study with us and she was such a GREAT helper! She pushed the stroller and helped tell me where to go. :)

Taking a lil break! :)

Stopped to get gas on the way home and when I got back in the car, BOTH were sleeping!!!!

I love you sweet baby!!! :) I am so proud of you!!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Being a Mommy....

  Is all about...

Loving them unconditionally through temper tantrums.....

Letting them be creative....even if it's throwing animals into the bath....

Treating them like a big boy every once in awhile...

Making sure they are surrounded by love....

Teaching them how to run the race set before them....and picking them back up when they fall...

Watching them while they sleep....

Reminding them that they're perfect just the way God made them.....

Laughing and goofing off.....

Dressing them in what you want to while you can....

Letting them try new things....

A LOT of hugging, squeezing, and kissing....
And SO much more!!

Sweet Collins, thank you for making Mother's Day so special. I love being your mommy! I think my favorite part of every day is getting you out of your crib each morning. You are just as excited to see me and it melts my heart. xoxo You will always be my baby boy!

One proud momma

Friday, May 4, 2012

Moving Out and Catching Up!

We hadn't talked about moving. It hadn't even crossed my mind.

We were driving out to my parents one day last week and there it was. A house. A 23 year old house that lit a spark in my hubby's heart. Trent's face lit up when he saw the yard and I couldn't help but love it too because of his excitement. Am I a little nervous about this home? Yes, but I'm trusting in this little tug we felt on our car ride the other day. :) I know it was the was SO out of the blue!!

We also know this house could easily not pass inspection or that another family could fall in love with it too. But, we've got our house on the market as of Tuesday and we're starting the process! We're scared, nervous, emotion, and so excited. We love, love, love our current home and have so many special memories here. Trent asked me yesterday if I would cry when we shut the front door for the last time. It was obviously a sarcastic question, because he knows that I can be an emotional train wreck.

So....we're crazy and I love it. This spontaneity is just SO not us. :)

Our sweet friend Robyn is helping us on this journey :)
We need a pic with Collins too....he was snoozing....

The lockbox made it all so real!
I'll keep you updated on the journey as we try to sell our home! We had three families walk through yesterday and we have an open house on Sunday! :)

Okay, so I'm far behind on the blog. Here are some recent pics and fun times!

Aunt Sissy's 26th Birthday!!

Collins' friend Cole's 2nd Birthday party!!
Trisha~ too stinkin' cute!! great job!!

I knew this would happen...

The birthday boy!

Actually being very patient and watching Cole!

Random pics of our little guy!
My special students! Had them in 3rd grade many years ago! :)

He's figured out the monitor camera....

Slam dunk!

Always claps for himself. :)

Walks everywhere! :)

Bringing a BIG balloon to BeeBee when she was in the hospital. xoxo

Flirting eyes!
Happy Derby and Cinco de Mayo weekend!! :)