Thursday, October 29, 2009

This and That.

So ... I'm kind of in a blog rut. I'm pretty sure that nothing ever feels "blog-worthy" these days. It all can seem pretty monotanous. Here are some of the things that seem funny/interesting/happy as of late.

- Today Avery brought me her baby bible and said, "Mama, Let's sit in a circle and read the bible." Obviously I all but threw my phone across the room to hurry and sit down beside her as she preceeded to tell me all about David and the Giant ... LOVE her.

- Yesterday I was making cupcakes for our Arbonne Open House, they were Mandy's Pumpkin Cupcakes and were nothing short of divine ... Anyway, I made my first dozen and kept looking at them like something was wrong ... there was. I forgot the flour. Dangit. I redeemed myself with the next batches, and have been eating on them all day. That was until Avery got the box down off the counter and she and Dalton ate all of the icing off of them. Lovely.

- Avery called Dalton, "Dalton" for the first time today. On our desktop wallpaper it's just one huge collage of about 20 pictures and Avery loves to point out and say what she is doing in all of the different pictures, "I'm at Dede's house, I'm at the park, It's my birthday, Bubba's drinking juice." But today she pointed at Dalton and said, "Dalton drinking his juice." (Normally she would say "Bubba.") Milestone.

- Dalton has started giving the world's best hugs. He wraps his arms around my neck super tight, pats my back, and lays his head down. Yummy.

- I recently got Dalton a little down comforter for his crib. He has become infatuated with covering up on the couch, or in our bed, so I knew he would like it. It's a HUGE hit. When I lay him down in his bed, he snuggles under it and goes right to sleep. Mama's boy.

- Dalton is getting to where I can tell him to do something or go get something and he knows what I'm talking about. He can't say it or anything, but we're making progress.

- It's been raining for days. We had one pretty day yesterday, but I feel like it's just been overall yucky for a while. Wearing me out. We were able to play outside yesterday for a while and the kiddos just loved it. I had almost forgotten how great it was. Hopefully it gets into a pretty groove again, soon.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Babies, Babies Everywhere!

In the last two days I have had two friends deliver two babies ... "too" fun! My friend Morgan Wilson delivered Miss Madeley Kathryn Wilson on Monday morning at 8:23. She was only 31 weeks but was having problems with her pregnancy so after about 12 hours of petocin and trying to get Morgan to go into labor they decided it would be less stressful to do a c-section. Madeley weighed 2 lbs 13 oz and is just darling. She will have to stay in the hospital for 6-8 weeks but it doing wonderfully. She is truly a miracle and still needs lots of prayer.
Today my friend Magen Friedmann delivered Miss Audrey Elizabeth Friedmann at 2:50. Audrey weighed 6 lbs 14 oz and I got to hold her today ... she is just darling, a head full of red hair and so soft. Nothing like a new baby's smell.
I love them both already!! It was definitely 2 different post-partum rooms, but such a blessing to have babies that will be coming home soon. My heart goes out to all the Mommy's who have lost babies either during or right after their pregnancys lately and I am so thankful for healthy deliveries and babies for the Wilsons and Friedmanns. Madeley is still in the NICU so I don't have any pictures of her and I managed to leave my camera at home and my phone in the car when I went to see Audrey, so I don't have pictures of either to share. But they are just absolutely beautiful, lovely in every way and I am so happy for their families!!!

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Psalm 127:3 NASB

Saturday, October 17, 2009

16 Months! :)

Yesterday was Dalton's "Golden Birthday." Sort of. He was 16 months, on the 16th of October. He has truly gotten cuter and funnier and softer and more energized every single day for 16 months. He is just darling, and I love him so. His hair is getting quite long, but I can't make myself cut it yet! :(

He is seriously the biggest 16 month old I've ever seen ... here are some of his stats right now.

- He weighs a little over 28 pounds. He's quite stout. The other night I got him out of the bath tub in one of Avery's pink towels and as I turned around and caught a glimpse of us in the mirror I just died laughing. He has such a little football player big boy look about him that made him look so silly in the pink towel and I thought it was pretty funny. Ahh ... yes, these days little things like that make me laugh.

- He. Sleeps. All. The. Time. The child who didn't sleep through the night until almost 11 months now can't get enough. He goes to sleep about 8:30 at night and wakes up between 8:30 and 9. He goes down for his first nap at about 11, wakes up at 1:30 or 2 plays until about 4 and lays down until 6 ... then back down at 8:30. He's just growing all the time I guess!

- He wears anything from 18-2T, but mostly 2T. He wears a 7-8 shoe. I wish he was still in Robeez, but Aaron said they look too babyish on him. I wanted to cry, I do love Robeez.

- His favorite foods are bananas, apples, mandarin oranges (really any and all fruit), green beans, corn dogs (haha), yogurt, chicken tenders,salsa and chips (seriously!!!) donuts ... I mean really there isn't much he doesn't like. Most nights I have to say, "Ok, Dalton, that's enough." He just loves food. But for all the food he eats, he doesn't have that many teeth. He has 8 in the front (4 on top and 4 on bottom) and then a couple molars in the back.

- He loves chocolate milk in the mornings, juice when he wakes up from naps, and white milk at meals and bedtime. He also loves, loves, loves drinking anything out of a straw. He gets the biggest grin on his face when Aaron shares some of his coke or sprite or something. Hilarious.

- His all time favorite movie is "Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who." It's really the only show he will sit and watch for longer than a few minutes. He pays a little bit of attention to some of Avery's favorites, but really he's too busy for TV.

- He says several words. "Mama, Dada, Bye-Bye, Go, Juice, Dog, No, Shoe, Duck, More, and All Done and his newest word is "nose." He's also getting pretty good about pointing to his body parts this week. So proud.

- Aaron taught him how to do a couple tricks last week. He does hide and seek very, very well and he's also working on doing a somersault. We say "flip, Bubba flip." and he ducks his head down on the floor and waits on us to turn him over. I think this is quite entertaining and sometimes do it way to0 many times.

- He is obsessed with books right now. He loves little board books the best and he wants me to sit on the floor with him. He then he backs up to me and wants to hold the book and point out the things on the pages. Precious. I even have a little board book Bible, but he won't let me read a whole story yet, he wants me to hurry and turn the page. So I read the title and the little prayer at the bottom of the page. It's speed reading.

- My all time favorite thing that he does is when he "tucks in." Almost any time I pick him up he tucks his arms in and curls his legs up and tucks them in, too. Just like a little ball, like he can't quite snuggle in close enough. When he's really sleepy he starts like walking his feet up me ... love it. Like, seriously sweetest thing in the world.

Dearest Dalton Davis Boone,
Thank you for your surprise arrival on June 16, 2009. I was so worried that I wouldn't know what to do with a little boy, but you have just been the biggest blessing and I can't imagine life without you. I am head over heels in love with you complete with gigglies and butterflies. You give the best hugs, the most delightfully slobbery kisses ever. I love all of your tricks and grunts and laughs and really everything about you. You are the sweetest little baby boy with the most precious heart in the world. I am so glad you are here and I can't wait to fall in love with you even more.



Friday, October 9, 2009

Busy Bees.

Dalton's main form of communication right now is grunting. I am getting to where I can figure out most of his grunts and groans ... hungry groans, mad grunts, surprised grunts, sleepy grunts ... you get it. Grunt, Grunt, Grunt!! But, I am pleased to announce in the last couple weeks he has started saying a few words!! Avery didn't really start talking at all until she was almost two, so I'm so excited!! He says "Mama, Dada, No, Ju (for Juice), Bye-Bye, and Go." I'm almost 90% sure that he also refers to several Animals ... "Duck, Dog, and Deer." Although I might just assume it because he points and says "Duhh" and I think that's what he means. EVERY time I get him out of his crib he points at this painting of ducks flying and says "Duuuhh" which I really think he means duck! :) He is getting bigger and funnier and faster every single day!!
Avery is getting a little too bossy for her own britches ... seriously. Poor Dalton is just bossed all day long. I feel like he was just in his element for a few minutes yesterday when I went to a sweet friends house and her little boy and another friend's little girl were there playing. It was like he could play and talk to them without Avery jumping all over him. I just watched him try to get in the Cozy Coupe and Avery saw him across the room. She RACED across the room to pull him out and climb in herself. I. couldn't. believe. my. eyes. I have called her my "perfect" child for a while now. I think I may have found some ... "imperfections." It really made me have some more compassion on Bubba. Maybe he just wants to play with her all day and she isn't nice when I'm not around. :(
There is just nothing more upsetting than seeing your kiddos being mean to each other. ARG!!
I'm looking forward to another fun-filled wedding weekend. This is my third weekend in a row to have a wedding to go to! Crazy! But it really is fun to see old friends!! The first weekend Luke Porter and Christin Cooke got married in Dallas, last weekend Buddy Harding and Rachel Parker got married in Little Rock and tomorrow night my high-school/college best friend, Leah Finn, is marrying Robbie Polk at her parents house in Little Rock. :) So fun. Hopefully the rain will stay away!!!

P.S. Throughout the duration of this post I have issued at least 4 spankings. That is just ridiculous. Dalton will not stop climbing up on to my kitchen table ... Dear Lord, grant me peace.

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