Thursday, November 30, 2006
While I was giving Garrett a bath this evening, Haylee came up and dropped her toy in the tub because she wanted us to play with her. Garrett thought it was hilarious. Silly girl! These pics are from 12/1--Haylee giving Garrett some love, and then her and Aspen playing. . . Garrett LOVES to watch them play!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
My little man is six months old today. I can hardly believe it . . . it seems like just yesterday that he was born, yet Brad and I have no idea how we got along without him. We went to the pediatrician today -- he is 13lbs, 3 oz and 26 inches. Everyone always comments on how "small" he is . . . the little poop won't sit still! He is always rolling all over the place, and will sit up huge chunks of time playing with his toys. He has started squealing quiet loudly whenever he wants something. A major bummer is that he doesn't sleep through the night anymore. In fact, if he sleeps more than a two hour chunk at a time, we consider ourselves lucky. He's either teething or on a growth spurt, or he could be getting ready to hit some more milestones. Who knows. Or, as his daddy puts it, he could just be rotten!
We got family portraits taken at Sears in the evening . . . to view the entire collection, visit Sears Portrait Studio. I liked all but the one that is a closeup of his face--it just didn't turn out well at all! He's such a happy little guy, though. Even though it was WAY past his bedtime because we had to wait until Daddy got off of work, he had big smiles! The best thing is we finally have a picture of all three of us where Garrett isn't napping AND I have a decent picture of my little man and I (I'm always behind the camera, LOL!). The one of he and Brad turned out really well too!
Brad's parent's came for Thanksgiving and we had a wonderful visit. Grandma brought a couple of fun toys for the little guy! She took these pictures of him playing with the LeapFrog globe she gave him. These pictures were taken 11/22. My neighbor Teresa came over, and Sherry and I cooked a BIG turkey and all the fixings. It was a lot of fun. Brad and his dad worked on our car, which was having issues, and thanks to his awsome knowledge its all better now (yay for not being stranded with no car anymore!)
I sat Garrett down in a chair and went picture happy. And this is just a few! And then when I put him down he rolled over to the stereo to investigate (all because his Grandpa taught him about remote controls!! :-D) These were taken on 11/20. Notice the tounge sticking out in the last picture. This became the NEW thing over Thanksgiving!
Our awsome neighbors gave Brad and I tickets to the Nextel Cup race that is held right down the road from us, and offered to babysit on top of it. So Garrett spent the day with my neighbor Teresa (first long stretch away!!), and Brad and I were off to the races. The race is the final race of the Chase for the Nextel Cup. It was lots of fun--this is the first time I had been to a Nascar race. It was also VERY loud! :-D Garrett had a great time with Teresa, and Mommy and Daddy got a little break!
We must look like a couple of tourists whenever we go somehwhere-I take the digital and Brad takes his Canon SLR. He's turning into a major photography buff. Anyway, these are scans of some of the pics he took. The one at the Left is of a Great Blue Heron. Right after he took this picture, an alligator tried to eat him. No joke, it was pretty cool!
The sunset picture was taken the same afternoon, right from our back yard!
I have been so bad about keeping up on the blog in the past month. Work has been absolutely INSANE! I honostly can't remember all that has happened in the past month. We did go to the Everglades a couple times (once at night--now THAT was cool). So here are some pictures of that. Garrett LOVES riding is his backpack while we go walking or hiking anywhere. He is going to LOVE St. John when we go in January.
Anyway, the night trip to the everglades was awsome--if you shined a flashlight across the water, you could see all this glowing red eyeballs. The Gators were out in droves, and you could hear them feeding. Cool, but a little creepy! I love living so close to such a unique place!