Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Grayson at the Park!

Yesterday, I took Grayson and Sammy to Crowder Park. Paula and her little Peyton joined us along with her sister-in-law, Stephanie, and her tiny one Jaxon. Grayson had a blast! Running around to all the slides, and looking at all the water animals. Here's just a few shots of him at play! Enjoy.
Grayson so wanted to see over this rail...
So, I picked him up so that he could see. His response when he saw the lake was "Oh, that's a lot of water!"
He deserved a kiss for that comment! (Thanks to Paula for capturing these moments with Grayson, I'm usually the one behind the camera, not in front!)
Grayson and Miss Paula spot a turtle sunning himself on a log.
Grayson stops for a minute to watch the Duckies swim but... Then he spots another slide!!!! And he's off...
To enjoy just a couple of trips down the slide before it's time to go home! Isn't he hansom? I think he's at his cutest, when he's outside and having fun!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Big Days for Sammy!

Ok, so I am so very behind on everything! Life is taking a tole, I'm afraid. Sammy has just turned 1!!!!!!! I cannot believe it! He's gotten so big. Yesterday he took three steps and said "night, night" for the first time.

So, to catch you up a bit, here's a few pictures from his Birthday! Enjoy!
This is the look Sammy gave me when I walked in his room to get him up the morning he turned 1, singing Happy Birthday, with the camera attached to my face!
It took him a couple of minutes, but he figured out that this singing thing was actually a good thing, then he got into it!

He gives me the cutest looks in the morning!

Just in case you didn't know, He's letting you know, He's One!!!!

Then on Sunday, we had his 1st Family Birthday Party with his Grammy, Poppy, Auntie Tara, Uncle Greg and all the Wild Flowers Cousins!

Don't you just love birthday balloons!?
Sammy didn't quite know what to make of the candles and all these people singing at him. He looked a little afraid.
But, he did know exactly what to do with his cupcake. Although, he insisted on eating it from the bottom up.
Once he got to the icing, he REALLY liked it!
It was quite tragic when it was all gone!
Then it was time to dive into the presents!!! He had fun throwing tissue paper!
Note the look of concentration, with his tongue poking out. He enjoyed playing with his new toys for a few minutes...But, soon he found his way to Savannah's doll house of all things!
Not to worry, his big cousins made good use out of his new toys!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


ELEVEN MONTHS OLD!!!! Can you believe it? He's almost a year old! NNNNOOOOO!

I had a very scary moment the day I took these photos. We were at my friend, Paula's house. I was photographing her new LITTLE, premie nephew, Jaxon. I was sitting beside Jaxon, getting the blankets just right for a photo, when I felt a little hand on my leg. I thought it was Paula's little girl, but when I looked down, it was Sammy. He looked up at me, and he looked like such a BIG BOY! it was the same feeling I had about Grayson when he walked into the hospital room after Sammy was born. He had grown up in that split second. I was fighting tears. A happy and yet VERY sad moment at the same time.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Grayson's 1st Movie!

Saturday was a monumental day for Grayson. Michael and I took Grayson, along with Isaac and Savannah to see the new Veggie Tales Movie, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything! The movie doesn't come out until this Friday, but I WON free passes to a pre-screening from HIS Radio. I was so worried that Grayson wouldn't be able to sit for the whole thing, or get scared or cranky. Boy, was I wrong!!! He sat in his little theater chair with his mouth gaping wide open the whole time! Every now and then, he would look and me and whisper, "It's Bob" and turn back and watch. He is still talking about that movie today! HIS Radio was also giving out movie posters. Grayson's posted had to be put on his wall the moment we got home from the movie. He goes to it several time a day, points at it and say is awe, "It's Pirates Don't Do Anything!" It was definitely a morning well spent! When the movie goes to the $1.50 theater, I think we'll have to take him again, just to watch his face! :)

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sammy's 10 Months Old!

Sammy's already 10 Months old! I can't believe how big he's getting too. He's already the size Grayson was at 13 or 14 Months. Crazy! He's such his own little man too. And I admit it, he's a bit spoiled, but who wouldn't spoil a baby with a smile like that?!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Great-Grandma's Blond Streak

Ok, so check out this photo of Grayson. See how this spot in his hair is lighter than the rest? The underneath layer is even lighter! It's his Great-Grandma's Blond Streak!
Until now, it has only shown up in the girls in our family, but now here it is on Grayson. I'm not sure how far this blond streak goes back, but my Grandma had it, Mom has it and I have it too. It's always right here in the front and the hair there is usually a little more unruly, it's also the 1st place we go gray. When Grandma went gray, the blond streak turned white and the rest stayed gray. Mine refuses to grow more than just a few inches long, and it's very wispy and curly. I guess Grayson has always had it, I just didn't notice it until this recent haircut. Grandma would be so proud! :) I so hate that she and Grandpa never got the chance to meet Grayson or Sammy. I'm sure they would have loved the walks around Cameron Village and the hot KKD's (krispy-kream doughnuts) like I did when I was a kid.


We had a nice quiet (at least as quiet as it can be with two little boys) Thanksgiving with Grammy and Poppy. The weather was so nice that we were able to eat our dinner out on the deck. After dinner, Sammy chased a football around the deck while Michael and Grayson played Basketball. Well, that is, Grayson played ball while Michael held the net down where he could reach it!

Check out that look of concentration!
By the time, we got around to dessert, Sammy was so tired he couldn't stand him self. His award winning pout came out...
Followed by the tears.
But, a little Sweet Potato Pie goes a long way to fixing woes!
And Poppy's tickling brought the smile back!
Poppy also had Grayson laughing so hard, I was almost in tears I was laughing so hard watching him laugh. I had to fight to keep the camera steady!

All, in all, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving!