Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!!

'Made In the USA'
Sunday we enjoyed ourselves on the lake celebrating my sweet baby turning 10 months old. We weren't sure how he was going to react in a boat,but he loved it! It was such a beautiful day. He loved getting to help PawPaw drive the boat and being outside. He is going to be such the waterbug next year. He just splashes and splashes. He got tired after a few hours but would NOT go down for a nap until we got in the car to go home. Later that night we enjoyed BBQ and family at GiGi and PawPaw's. Tobby's uncle has only seen Trace once and he was amazed at how much he had grown since Christmas. Needless to say Trace had a wonderful almost 1 year old birthday!
Monday we tried to go out on the water again but it was really choppy and windy. There was a storm coming in about an hour after we docked so we had to end the trip. Our night was celebrated at the Munford fireworks show. Trace didn't like the fireworks one bit! In fact he fell asleep with my hand over his ear. He is truly my son!! It was a fun but tiring weekend. I'm kind of glad it's over and now we can get back on our normal schedules-nap and bottle!!
Trace helping PawPaw drive the boat.
He hated this life jacket but managed to smile at Aunt MaeMae!
My beautiful family before we left for the fireworks.
One of my favorite pictures from the weekend.

Birthday Party and Ten Months.

What an eventful weekend we've had. Saturday we spent the afternoon with one of my oldest and dearest best friends EVER! Her little girl,Lynlee, is just a few months older than Trace and she turned 1!!! It's such a wonderful blessing to be able to share such a great love with someone you've known since you were just as small. We swam,cooked out,laughed and just had so much fun. I cannot wait to celebrate my baby boy's big day with everyone. Just two more months!! Trace and Lynlee didn't really like eating the cake. They had too much fun playing in it.
Enjoying some dessert.
This was the best picture I got of the two of them in their post swimming clothes. It was sooo hot and they were ready to jump in the water. We had the time of our lives!
Man where in the world has the time gone?! Trace, this month you have really come out of your shell. You have mastered crawling! I wish you would just stop and let mama rest for a bit!! You weigh 22 pounds and are in a size 5 diaper. You are starting to pull up on EVERYTHING. It's kind of scary at times. You have ditched baby food all together. Hot dogs and bananas are your favorite choice of food. You will be going on your first airplane ride/vacation next weekend. Mama is a little nervous. But we'll make it. When MaeMae is around you 'scream' at her. It's the cutest thing in the world. It's ya'll's way of communicating!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

9 Months

You have become such a big boy this month!
You are trying to crawl (FINALLY!!).
You only want to eat "grown-up" food and only eat baby food for breakfast.
You said 'Ma-ma' and melted my heart.
You can "motor boat" with your mouth and fingers. It's the sweetest thing ever.
You're in 6-9 month clothes and they're getting snug.
You're in a size 5 diaper.
You weigh 22 lbs now!
You are IN LOVE with the swimming pool and have become an outside addict.
We only have 3 months until you're 1 and I'm wishing time would slow down more now that I ever have. I don't want my 'baby' to grow up. But these have been the BEST nine monts I've ever known.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

8 Months

Another month has come and gone so quickly.
This month:
You have 2 teeth! And they're the most precious things I've ever seen.
You're in a size 4 diaper.
You're in mostly 6-9 months. 6 months are getting snug.
You still haven't mastered crawling,but you do know how to put food in your mouth :)
We are trying to introduce a sippy cup--but you always end up with a ba-ba (bottle).
Four more fastly approaching months and you'll be a big boy.
--Time please slow down.--

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Easter Eggs and FourWheelers

This was Trace's first Easter,but it looks like he had a good one!
He woke up to a dancing Mickey (that seems to be the only thing to make him happy in Wal*Mart!),lots of goodies in his "basket" and a sit-to-stand toy. We went to church with his Grammy & Grampy this morning and left daddy and home to sleep. --He got a new job and has had to work lots of ovetime.-- After church we went to my Granny's to eat Sunday dinner and hunt Easter eggs. He isn't walking YET so I carried him and helped him "hunt". The first egg I picked up was a plastic one that looked like a rockstar. It has been his favorite toy thus far! After we ate lunch,hunted eggs,and Trace napped we went on to Tobby's parent's for dinner.
Trace and his bucket.
Trace always has so much fun at GiGi's & PawPaw's. Him and MaeMae play and play and play. They bought him a walker and he hung out in it for awhile,but soon got bored with it. PawPaw decided to get the four-wheeler out and see what he would do. BIG MISTAKE! He loved it. They must've rode that thing for two hours. He cried when MaeMae tried to ride him. He only wanted PawPaw. I would say this day was a fun one for him. One that I'll never forget.
Trace & PawPaw

7 Months

Another month older. You are changing by the day now sweet boy. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking of it all. You're 1st birthday party planning is coming along great. This month--

You're in a size 4 diaper.

You're 6 month clothes are too small but 9 month clothes are a tad too big.

You weigh 18 pounds.

We can see you're first tooth coming in and you don't like it at all!

You want to "walk" all the time and scream when you don't get your way.

You are starting to roll over again and can get on your knees and "rock".

You have started to throw your head back on a regular basis. I hope this is just for fun. It scares ma-ma!!

Most days you're such a happy baby but just like everyone else you have your bad ones. I cannot believe that you have grown so much. Sometimes I wish I had a pause button so I could hold you like this forever. I love you (not so) baby Trace!!