Friday, July 22, 2011


Uh oh! Daddy has already gotten on the me about these pictures...but I couldn't help myself!


I couldn't get Whitt to stop sucking on his lips!!! But my boys are oh-so-sweet!

Remembering Patsy

My sweet aunt passed away July 18, 2011 after fighting multiple myeloma for three years. She was beautiful, funny, classy and one of my mom's best friends. My heart breaks as I think about my cousins being without their mom. I can't help but to put myself in their shoes, but I can't go there for long because the thought of losing my mom is just too devastating.

She was too young to go, but we all know that she is now in Jesus's arms and no longer in pain. She will be missed by so many.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Introducing Prince Charming.....

I am just infatuated with this sweet baby boy! His smile is so infectious!

And just for fun! Mr. Whitt had to make sure he was holding on to both drawer knobs!

And just a few more of our charmer.... with his "after bath hair"!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

10 months!

The countdown has begun!!! Wow! I can't believe I'm about to have a 1 year's just doesn't seem possible!

What's Whitt up to:

-Well, you have been back to your good ole sleeping habits! Down for the night between 7-7:30 and up between 6:30-7:00....but you always play in your bed for a good 20-30 minutes before you actually fall asleep and before you are really ready to get up!

-Your naps are pretty consistent! You can handle being awake 2 1/2 - 3 hours before you are ready for your nap. Each nap is about 1 1/2 hours (sometimes 2 hours). Everyone always told me, "Don't let your baby go past his limit, or it will be harder for him to go to bed." This statement was true for Cooper, but not for you. If I stretch you, you will go right down and sleep much longer!! ; )

-You are taking 4 bottles a day. You split your morning bottle. 4 oz first thing when you wake up, then breakfast, then 4 oz. before you go down for your nap. Lunch around 11:30 and a 5-6 oz bottle before second nap. Dinner around 5:30 and 8 oz bottle before bed. You are still on stage 2 baby food! Any time I try stage 3 you gag....and often throw up! more of that! You desperately want to eat big people have a hard time because you have NO teeth!!! You've had a couple of scary choking episodes so I've backed off of finger foods for a little while! You actually choked a couple of days ago and I almost called 911 because you just couldn't get it all out. I thought you had aspirated (deja vu from when you were 5 weeks old) and I panicked. You finally started sneezing and food and lots of mucus came out of your nose. For some reason, that seemed to clear it up. Choking is my worst, please don't do that again!

-Have I mentioned that you are 10 months and have not one single tooth!!! Because of this, I decided to start my research. I've read a lot about babies not getting teeth until their 1st birthday. Well, ok, no big deal! But then I read a post and one lady said her daughter didn't get teeth until she was 18 months old, and the first teeth to come in were her molars! Crazy! And, yes, I'm aware of the babies that just don't have teeth at all and have to have implants! Come on, Whitters, lets get some teeth!! I must say, you have the sweetest toothless grin ever!

-You are crawling everywhere! You always pull up to your keens, but you have just started pulling up to your feet! You don't do it all of the time....but you can! You cruised down the couch all by yourself for the first time the other day! You love, love, love to walk around holding my hands! Your new favorite thing to do is walk a couple of steps...stop.... let go with your left hand (always the left)....balance check and pretend your a big kid....reach back for my hand...and keep going! It's like you want to walk on your own, but realize you can't! I wouldn't be surprised if you're walking in the next few months!

-You can talk up a storm....but don't do it all of the time! You are all about mamamamama......but I don't think you are calling me "mama" yet. Dadadada is another fav! The mamamamama comes out when you are grumpy, tired or need soothing! The dadadada comes out when you are happy and in a good mood! Go figure! You've become super vocal the past few days...and you are l-o-u-d!!

-You are super shy!!! Or "coy"! I just looked up the definition of coy and your picture should be beside it. Here's what it said:

-making a pretense of shyness or modesty that is intended to be alluring but is often regarded as irritating
-being treated him to a coy smile of invitation.

Of course Whitten's smile is not irritating, but he totally alludes to being shy, however, I think it's all an act to get people to melt over his dimples!! ; ) When a stranger is around, he loves to duck his head into my chest, then peek out to smile, and then duck again! It's so, so sweet!

-My sweet baby, you have decided that you actually like a little bit of lovin'! Not a lot.....just a little!! You now let me rock and sing to your before you go to sleep! These are the moments that I will treasure forever. When you woke up at 3 a.m. the other night, all you wanted was to be rocked. And at 3 a.m., I quietly rocked you with a big ole grin on my face trying to hold on to the moment, knowing that years from now, you will never let me rock you again (though I may try!!)!

-You are an independent little guy! You don't mind playing by yourself. However, you LOVE having your big bro around to play with as well!!!

-You are wearing 12-18 month old clothes

-Still a size 4 diaper

-Your hair is too long to mohawk now! That makes me sad because it totally fit your personality!

And Cooper at 10 months!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Back from Vacation!

Wow! I can't believe it's been almost a month since I have updated the ole blog!!! A lot has happened over the past month, so I am going to try to make this short and sweet! I had a girls weekend in Dallas with some of my high school girlfriends! We did lots of shopping, stayed at the W hotel, ate sushi and talked about old times! During my weekend away, Gabby flew into town to pick Cooper up for a 10 day stay in East Tx! I think it's safe to say that he had a blast! Gabby had to work quite a bit, so he got to spend lots of time with Grumps swimming and digging holes!!! Well, at least that's what Cooper tells me! I'm thinking this will be a new summer tradition...."A Week at Gabby and Grumps House". So, I got home Sunday from my girls weekend, unpacked and repacked to leave for Vegas on Wednesday! Josh and I went with our good friends Richelle and Garland and had a great time! We did lots of hanging out by the pool and Richelle and I enjoyed a nice spa day! We saw two shows....they were a little bit more "risque" than we were expecting....but we had lots of laughs and made tons of fun memories! Whitten stayed in town with my parents while Cooper was still in East Tx.! This was the first time I was away from Whitt and I was dying to get my hands on him! We flew back in Saturday and went straight to pick up my yummy dimpled boy! My mom and dad said he was a perfect little angel the whole time we were gone! Yay! Now, I just had to wait for Gabby and Cooper to fly back in the next day! I have to be super honest here! I didn't miss Cooper until about the 3rd or 4th day! Ya see, he had developed quite the attitude before his visit with his grandparents. He was starting to get pretty defiant and just had kind of a bad 'tude about everything. He was getting in trouble left and right, so it was actually a perfect time for him to visit the g-parents! But by the 5th day.....I needed to see my Coop! It was rough waiting so long to get to love on him. So, Gabby and Coop flew in Sunday and we headed to the lake the next day!! We stayed at Nanny and Papa's lake house for a week and during that time Cooper finally decided he liked me again! Ha! When Gabby is around....nobody else exists, so it was nice to know that my first born still needed lovin' from his momma! we are home!!!!!!! We've been home about a week and it feels so good to get back into our daily routine! It was a nice break from reality.....but it made me realize that I'm glad my reality exists! Oh, and about that 'tude Cooper's G-O-N-E!!!!! Well, for now anyway! He's been the most affectionate little guy in the whole entire world! I get kisses and hugs about 100 times a day....and random "I love you's" all of the time! I'm blessed!
On another quick note.....Josh got a new job! He now works 8-5 and no weekends (well, he's still working for Walgreens on occasion when they need him). It has been so awesome to have him home before 10 p.m. Oh my goodness! I love love love it!!!! Maybe we can actually be a normal family...that eats dinner together!! Well, that's a whole month in a nut shell!
Whitten is 10 months old today!!!!!! Post and pics to follow soon! ; )

About to leave for Vegas!!!

Fun at the lake!!

And just a little bit of cuteness!!!