Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

I hope you all had as good of a thanksgiving as we had! We went to Chris' parents at 11:00, ate tons, and had a blast. Wells was wonderful and got all sorts of attention! I gave him a big hug and kiss that morning because I knew I probably wouldn't see him the rest of the day! Wells took two naps there so I was getting really excited that he wasn't going to be too off schedule that night! We then left at 3:45 and went to my parents' with 15 others! We continued to eat our way through Thanksgiving. It was so much fun. Again, Wells was passed around all afternoon/night. We tried many times to put him down, but lost that battle. He was way too interested in everything that was going on. So we decided to just try to put him down for the night at my mom's and again, he refused! We got home around 7:30 and finally got him down. But we were up with him every two hours for the rest of the night!! Friday, it was time to decorate!! (check the post below) It was an awesome day of staying in pj's. Then Saturday...well, it was a blast! Roll Tide! We got to go to the game while Chris' parents kept Wells. It was his first full day and night away from us. He slept all night for them (of course)! But we were thrilled b/c we knew we didn't have to worry about him, but I did miss him tons. Today was just a relaxing Sunday! We have so much to be thankful for and this thanksgiving was definitely the best I have ever had.

Decorating for Christmas!


Okay, I don't know about y'all, but I LOVE decorating for Christmas. We always do it the day after thanksgiving and Chris just loves every minute (yeah right)! It just gets me so excited! But Chris has to take everything out of the attic and I do the inside while he does the outside. The one part we do together is the tree, of course! I love getting out the ornaments and having memories flood my mind. So I'd get out the ornaments and just laugh or oooh and ahhhh, while chris would just throw them up wherever. Then we'd have to have the discussion of how the "ugly" ornaments needed to go on the back. Even though they are sweet, they are still ugly! And we also had to discuss that chris' hundreds (okay not hundreds, but lots) of baseball ornaments didn't need to go on the front. So here is chris enjoying every minute with me while decorating the tree with one of his baseball ornaments!! Now he gets to put all the boxes up tomorrow! fun fun fun!! I'm sure you all have similar stories! Don't you just love Christmas?!!!! :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Well, we cannot believe Wells is 16 weeks today! I know, I know...the "weeks" thing is so annoying. He will be four months old on December 4th. He has really become such a blast! First of all, he is sleeping through the night every other night. The other nights he wakes up every two hours, but we won't go there! We aren't real sure why, but we are thankful for those other nights! He is also smiling all the time and laughing like crazy. My child...laughing...no way! It is precious. If I could ever figure out how to post a video, i'd show you! Maybe one day. We are so thankful for his precious smile and laugh and they can make any bad day seem amazing! We are also thankful for the bumbo seat because it definitely helps us cook and do things in the kitchen while he is with us. And he is quite proud to sit in it! Wells also loves to stand! He always wants to stand when we hold him standing up or sitting down. He is stiff as a board! We are so thankful he is in good health, but we do ask for your prayers as he has some major tummy issues and we may have to see a GI doctor. We are going to be able to go to both grandparents' homes for thanksgiving on Thursday and the Alabama/Auburn game on Saturday so we will post again this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Play Group!

Okay, isn't this picture hilarious?!! This is our Community Group (sunday school) play group/mom's group. We all know this is really for the moms who need some encouragement and some time with each other, but we had to prove that the children really do love it! I mean...look at these faces! Don't they just look thrilled?!!! We laughed so hard getting this picture. This really is the highlight of my week. About 6-10 of us meet every Wednesday from 10-12 and it is such an awesome time for us to vent, share advice, encourage each other, and just get out of the house! Wells is third from the left and is obviously just chillin! Thank you Hayley for our fun Wednesdays!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wells' Baby Dedication


Today was such an incredible day. We dedicated Wells to the Lord, and to the church body today. Both sets of grandparents came and Robyn, Charles and Max came as well (my sister and her family). It was such an honor for us to present Wells to the church and to really give our promise that we will raise Wells in a Christian home and bring him up to prayerfully love the Lord with all his heart and soul. Chris and I picked out scripture for him that Chris read aloud and that we will pray for Wells for the rest of his life. The scripture was Proverbs 3:3-4. It was even more special because we got to share this with two of our best couple friends from our community group (sunday school), The Blairs and Matteos. All our boys are close in age and will hopefully be great friends for a long time. It was also the first time that I have sat in the sanctuary for church since Wells has been born. It was an emotional day and really encouraging. Wells wore my brother-in-laws christening gown from when he was little and everyone loved it...except Chris who said it was a dress. As soon as we got to church, a sweet lady said "Oh, she is beautiful" and Chris just glared at me! I thought it was hilarious! To me he just looked like a doll! Anyways, after the dedication we all came over for lunch and cake. It was just an awesome day and one I will always remember.