Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bo eats food

We started solids with Bo this week! I made him his very own blog, since we are doing things a little differently than most people do. We are skipping purees and cereal and letting Bo self-feed table food. It will be a slow go at the beginning, but he'll catch on in no time, I'm sure. Let's face it, Bo weighs 20 lbs. already......he ain't starvin'! Check out his progress.....

Friday, February 25, 2011


On Monday afternoon, Rhianna, Gigi, & Tripp came to play! Gigi had been at dance, so she and Rhianna had on their dance outfits and showed Arabelle some of their moves. We had fun playing inside for a while, then we headed outside for some fun. As you can see at the end, there was an issue with sharing the swing. :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

10 years

Jared and I met 10 years ago, today. I can't believe it's been that long. It seems like just a few years ago that I saw him from across the gym in Cochran. I sure thought he was cute! As shy as we both were/are, it's a wonder we ever spoke to one another.

We've come along way in 10 years. Graduated high school, started college, got married, finished college, moved back home, and had 2 kids. I can definitely say it's been a great 10 years and I'm just as excited about the next 10!

Here are a few pictures from when we first started dating. :)

Jared's Deacon Ordination

I am so proud of Jared! He was ordained as a Deacon at our church Sunday morning. I am so thankful that the Lord gave me Jared as a husband. He is a wonderful husband to me and father to our children. I hope that Bo wants to be just like him and Arabelle sees Jared as an example of the kind of man she should want to marry one day (many years from now!). We had a great day!

Thank you everyone for coming!

This is as good as it gets with 2 little kids.

Gigi, Bo, Jared, Tripp, Arabelle, and Rhianna

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bo is 6 months old!

I can not believe Bo is 6 months old! Time is flying by.

  • You weigh 19lb 13oz and are 28 inches long. That's 85th percentile for weight and 91st percentile for length. 
  • You are taking three 40 minute naps each day and go to bed around 6:30. You wake for the day between 6 and 7.
  • You nurse 5 or 6 times during the day and 1-3 times at night (usually just 2x though).
  • You can sit up for a long time now and go from sitting to laying on your belly without a big fall. You roll both ways, although you prefer to be on your belly most of the time.
  • In the last week, you've started getting on your hands and knees and rocking. You are getting ready to crawl!
  • We will be starting solids later this week. I am excited to see you experience new tastes and textures!
  • You are a babbling boy! 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

He is here!!!

My computer is still out, but using Jared's laptop to announce that baby Caleb is here! Lindsey and Brian welcomed Caleb Ashley into the world Thursday at 5:41 p.m. He was 7 lb 4 oz and 19 3/4 inches long. I can't wait to get up there and see him!

I love his red hair!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


My laptop has crashed. My personal computer geek (I mean that in the nicest's useful to have a computer geek around!) is working on it. He thinks he can fix it.

I'll have to get a Valentine's Day post up when I get it back. :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Check out our latest "Baby Babbles"!

Arabelle is at it again with the toys. She likes to give Bo "too much" toys!

Happily buried

Arabelle asked to hold Bo yesterday. She doesn't ask very much anymore. He's going to be as big as she is soon!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Growing up!

When did Arabelle and Bo get so big? Arabelle is such a little girl these days and Bo is growing into such a big baby (Arabelle doesn't allow us to say that he's a big boy....he's a big BABY boy!).

Arabelle is getting pretty good with her ABCs. She skips a few letters here and there, but nearly has them! She's been having a lot of fun at school. They tell me that she still doesn't say a word there, but she sure does talk once she's in the car! 

Sweet Boy!

Looks like he's doing push-ups here.


Where's my food, Mama?

Playing together!!!

Just having an apple.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

We have been hanging out at the house the last few days. Wanted to share a couple of videos.

Arabelle's imagination is really taking off these days! I forgot to get waffles at the store this week, but Arabelle still wanted them for breakfast. *I should clarify that someone forgot to tell me we were out of waffles.....they are already on the grocery list for this week! :)

Bo sure is growing up fast. He finally got himself rolled from belly to back and I've also seen him try to get his knees up under him. Uh oh! I bet he'll be trying to crawl soon. Arabelle was 6.5 mo. when she got started.

Just doing a little reading on Friday morning.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Real life

We had quite the day. Nothing unusual going on....just a full day at home. Both kids have congestion & snotty noses, Bo has been extra whiny/clingy and Arabelle, well, she's 2. We survived with painting, coloring, counting, snacks, a little TV, swinging on the front porch, and playing. Oh, yes, and Arabelle chooses to not wear clothes these days. I didn't have it in me to argue with her today.

And this was before noon!

Arabelle uses that chicken leg as a salt shaker. Why was she salting Bo?

Oh, and we played with stickers. She wanted to put them all over me, but I talked her into letting me put them on her instead.
She did say one thing that was really funny. I had finally gotten Bo down for a nap and got her lunch ready. We were at the table and she said "I didn't know Bo was asleep.". I asked her where she thought he was. Her response? "I thought he went to Wal-mart.". Ha!