Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack

Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack
the adventures of 2 boys and their moms

Monday, May 30, 2011

Loving Life!!!

Well, the title pretty much sums up how things are going here!  We are absolutely loving life with the Little Man.  Speaking of the Little Man - somehow he just isn't so little anymore!  We aren't sure when he grows, but he's been doing an awful lot of it!  All of a sudden we have this big boy on our hands!  He literally changes daily and we are just amazed.

Here's a bit of what has been going on around here:

*After weeks of rain and temps 20 degress below normal, we have had a BEAUTIFUL weekend.  It has been in the 80's and 90's all weekend and looks like the upcoming week will bring the same. 

*We bought a little pool for the backyard so that we can play in it with the Little Man on these hot days.  We also bought a swing for him and we can't wait to get it up so he can enjoy that as well.

*My dad came over yesterday with some loads of dirt and helped us to get our garden all set up.  The plants went in yesterday and the seeds will go in today.  Can't wait to have those fresh veggies, and this year Drew can enjoy them too!

*We had our first backyard campfire last night and enjoyed roasting hot dogs and making smores.  It was so nice to just relax - there's nothing like sitting around a campfire.

*Drew has both bottom teeth now and with that our good sleeper has returned! 

*Only 3 1/2 weeks until summer vacation - we can't wait to be able to spend every day with Mr. Man!

*Drew decided yesterday that he likes pickles - MJ let him suck on one for a few minutes and he LOVED it!  She ended up cutting the skin off and giving him chunks of it.  He ate the whole thing.



Life in these parts can't get much better!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Houston....We Have TEETH

Oh, what a weekend we had around here!  Our usually happy baby was so very miserable.  The culprit - teeth!  Little Man has cut one tooth and the other is not very far behind.  I think we've finally turned the corner and he seems much better tonight.
In other news......

Only 5 1/2 more weeks of school until Summer Vacation!  We can't wait to spend each and every day with Drew.  He brings us so much joy and we so love being his Moms.  We can't think of anything better than 10 weeks of uninterrupted time with him!  Our summer plans consist of visiting MJ's family, camping, playing in the lake, and hanging outside - sounds like heaven to me!

Last weekend, MJ and I went to a scrapbooking evening in honor of National Scrapbooking Day.  Drew spent the night at his Nana and Opa's and we had a blast getting some pages done for our albums.  So much fun was had by all that we are repeating again this Friday night!

On Saturday we were at a yard sale and we ran into one of my students.  She was so excited to see Drew and she told us how cute he was.  I said thank you to her and she said, "Well, he has a very nice Mom."  How sweet was that!?!?!  A little while later she came to find us again to give Drew a little kangaroo stuffed animal that she had bought.  What a nice kid!  Times like these remind me why I love being a teacher!

And lastly, a recent pic of the Little Man...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

SIX MONTHS

Drew -

You are six months old today!  It is also your Mom and Mama's Anniversary.  What a day for celebrating!  It seems like just yesterday that you were born, yet it has been half of a year already.  It has been a truly amazing journey so far, and we can't wait to see what adventures are in store for us during the next half of your first year!

This month your personality has really begun to shine.  You are an absolute goof ball and we often call you "Goofy Gooferson."  You make us laugh so much.  You have great facial expressions, and make the best shrieks and squeals.  Your smile will light up a whole room.  You are just the happiest baby and we often remark that you have such an easy going personality.  We are so very thankful for that.

We celebrated your first Easter this month and it was so much fun.  We let you dye an Easter egg and you thoroughly enjoyed it.  You had so much fun rolling the egg through the dye on your tray and you were covered in pink dye after.  Luckily the dye all soaked off your hands when you took your bath!  You went to church on Easter Sunday and you were so good!  We also went to dinner with Nana and Opa and Uncle Alan and Aunt Becky.  You sat in your chair right at the table with us and you loved trying your Uncle Al's Creme Brulee!  The Easter Bunny visited you and brought your basket filled with some books, bubbles and outdoor toys.  We'll keep your basket and put it out next year for the Easter Bunny to fill again.

You have decided that some days you like to eat solid foods and some days not.  We haven't been pushing it, but when you seem hungry we offer and often you will eat a bit.  You love to have your own spoon while you are being fed.  We can't use your orange C.at in the Ha.t bib because all you do is stare at it and try to eat it.  You will not concentrate on eating while you have that bib on!

Mom and Mama had a week off this month for school vacation.  It was so wonderful to be able to spend 9 days in a row with you.  It gave us a taste of how wonderful life will be this summer.  We are thankful that we don't have to work and we can have all of July and August with you!

There are many moments this month that put smiles on our faces, but there are two that really stick out.  The first one happened one Saturday when we got home from scrapbooking and your Nana had been babysitting you.  Mom started making funny noises and tickling you.  You laughed and laughed and laughed.  It was a huge laugh right from your belly.  Everytime her hands would even get close to you, your hands would go up and you would start laughing.  Nana and Mom and Mama laughed really hard too - hearing you laugh is one of the best sounds in the world.

The second favorite moment was when we went to a local ice cream place.  You were sitting on Mom's lap and she let you try a little bit of her ice cream.  You decided that you LOVED it!  You went crazy and started grabbing her cone and stuffing the ice cream into your face.  At one point you started crying and we thought you had a "brain freeze" but it was because you wanted more!  You also kept stealing Mama's spoon and eating that.  You and Mom were covered with ice cream!  We were laughing so hard we were crying!  We were so glad we had the camera to capture this moment.

You are still and excellent sleeper, but you move all around.  We put you to bed facing one way and you wake up in the opposite direction!  You roll yourself over and end up on your stomach.  You like to rub the silk on your lovey and you are so peaceful when you are sleeping.  You have also become a superstar napper at Lisa's which is wonderful!

You wore 3 - 6 month clothes for the entire month and you still wear Size 2 diapers. At your six month pediatricians appointment, you weighed  16 pounds and were 28 inches long. You are in the 90th percentile for height and the 25th percentile for weight.

Drew, you give us a reason to celebrate each and every day.  Our lives are richer because you are a part of it.  We have so many moments and memories over these past six months to cherish and we are so blessed that you have been a part of it all.  Life is so very good!

With all our love,
Mom and Mama

Wednesday, May 4, 2011