Monday, October 29, 2007


Although we didn't make it into the game Saturday, we sure enjoyed seeing you, Aunt Al, Say, Lenzie, Bourland, and Erika in Auburn with your sweet husbands and cute kids! Thought I'd share the pictures I snapped in our short time on The Plains. I apologize for our quick departure and for not telling everyone goodbye. Sawyer was having a fit, which made me a little frazzled. He did calm down once we got to the car, so the Williams family stopped by Niffers' on our way back. Sawyer still has a runny nose and a cough, so I'll see about taking him to the doctor this afternoon.
Next year, we'll try and choose a warmer day when Sawyer isn't sick or leave him at Granny Beck's house. Live & learn....Enjoy the pictures! War Eagle!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

These were taken Tuesday. We've been to Bible Study this morning, and Sawyer made it the WHOLE time in the nursery! That's big-time stuff for him! I took apple juice and little puffs, maybe that's the ticket! He has two little teeth to crunch them can see them in the top picture.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

It Is Magic!

I want to eventually do a favorite things post, but I don't have time this second....BUT I had to pass along my new favorite thing! It's funny how excited I am over this, but if y'all had seen my bathtub, you would understand! I live in a house that was built in 1939, and I'm pretty sure we have the original bathtub. As much as I've scrubbed, I couldn't get it to look clean. That's why Sawyer is 8 months old, and he still takes a bath in the kitchen sink.

Anyway...I had a coupon for this "Magic Eraser." I had a pink spot on my kitchen floor from some toy, and I thought I'd give it a shot. Well, I bought it yesterday and tried it out on my kitchen floor. This spot came up easily, so I took my little piece of magic into the bathroom, and I started scrubbing. IT WAS AMAZING! I'm not kidding! I went back today and bought another pack to finish the job, but this was the best money I have spent in a while! It's less than $3 at Wal-Mart for a pack of two. I bought the "extra power" pack.

Has anyone else tried this? I know they have been around a while, but this was my first experience, and it was too good not to share!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Our Weekend

Grandmother & Sawyer in May

Sawyer and I made an unexpected trip this weekend to Hartselle. We hadn't planned on going until the first of the week to visit, but my dad called and said my grandmother wasn't doing very well. This is my dad's mom-the sweetest lady I know or probably will ever know. She's such an amazing person. When we got there Friday night, she was doing better. We got a call from my aunt Saturday morning that she wasn't doing well again, but when we got there 10 minutes later, she was better. The neat thing about my grandmother is that she's the most selfless person. She is currently suffering from emphysema and congestive heart failure, but I have never heard her complain.

Let me just give you an example of how she is....her sister, Ordene, was there Sunday visiting. Ordene asked Grandmother if she wanted something to drink. Grandmother told her she had something on the table. When Ordene tries to give it to her, Grandmother said, "No. Id don't need it. You drink it." She's laying in the bed, not able to move on her own, but she's still so concerned about everybody else.

Another example...she was in rehab recently because she had fallen and hurt her hip. Grandmother was only able to walk with help and couldn't get up alone. I watched her try to get up, so I asked what she needed. She wanted to get up out of the bed to move her roommate's food tray away from her bed, because she thought it might be bothering her roommate.

I don't know if you can picture this kind act or not, but things like this that she does amaze me. I'm just so proud that she's my grandmother, and I have been able to witness first hand her kindness and sweet spirit.
When Sawyer and I went Saturday afternoon and Sunday my aunt was playing Allan Jackson's Precious Memories cd from the kitchen into her bedroom. Grandmother was singing away. She is precious!

I talked to Katie on the way home yesterday, and she was talking about "the mansions in heaven," which are reference in John 14:2. She was saying how Grandmother deserves a mansion in heaven. That's the truth. She is not the type to worry at all about material things, but her rewards I know will be great in heaven. I thank God for her influence on my life! Please pray for her as she continues to struggle with her health. Thanks!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sawyer's on the Move

It's amazing how mobile Sawyer has gotten in the last few weeks. A friend of ours gave us the walker, and Sawyer is able to move around the house in it. He's also becoming mobile on the floor. I videoed him today scooting. If he wants something bad enough, he'll scoot over to get it (unless he changes his mind before he gets there). He's so funny! His favorite things right now are his mama's keys and that wooden spoon. We gave him Cheerios for the first time the other day, and I was laughing out loud watching him try to get that little bitty Cheerio into his mouth. The Cheerio would get stuck to his hand, fall on the floor, go down his shirt, get stuck under his chin before he was able to put it in his mouth. We've been working on this skill though, and a few days later...he's about got the Cheerios down. The other thing he really likes is juice. Walker was frustrated with the Sippy Cup people when I was only offering water, because he thought there should be a "transition" cup before a sippy cup, one with a nipple but looked like a Sippy Cup. However, I put a little juice in the Sippy Cup, and Sawyer quickly figured it out.
He's snoozing away right now. Sawyer gets SOOOOOO EXCITED when his daddy gets home, but he's sooooooooo tired by then. He hated to, but he went to bed about 6:30 tonight. I'm hoping he'll make it 12 hours at least.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Happy Monday!

It is Monday, and I hope you all are having a great one! We've been walking this morning with my friend, Beth, and Sawyer's buddy, John Luke. They came over and played, and now Sawyer is snoozing!

If you've been around us lately, you know I have a pretty attached little boy! I'm doing my best to work on this! All I knew was that babies absorb a lot in the first few months of life, so I thought I was doing good by playing with him every waking moment-stimulating him by singing, reading, building blocks, swinging, etc. I realize I don't like to cook or clean, but I do like to play with my little boy. However, the nursery workers at church were having a time with Sawyer Williams. I don't think they appreciated what I was trying to do. I'm doing my best to let him play on his own more. He seems to enjoy it, and I think we are improving. He made it the full two hours at church Sunday morning in the nursery. This was quite a feat for both of us! I find myself wanting to squeeze him all day...but I'm trying to resist.

We had a good weekend. We went to a fall festival at Pleasant Home School Friday night, which is the county school South of Andalusia. Our church is good about reaching out into the community, so they planned the whole fall festival in order to invite people to church. They had a Christian band after the football game and two people were saved. I love the fact that our church has such a passion for outreach. I realize more and more the importance of sharing your faith. That's what we're here for-we are saved for his glory, and it should be our passion for others to know Him. I appreciate the fact that this is our church's goal.

So, that was Friday night. Saturday, Walker watched Alabama play football. He is disgusted with his team these days though. Sawyer and I went to Wal-Mart to buy a wedding present. We came home with two pumpkins too, so I'm going to try and make my front porch cute with a harvest theme. I have pumpkins so far and a stand to put them on. If anyone has any great ideas for me, let me know.
We went to a friend's wedding Saturday night, and then came home and watched the Auburn Tigers play football. They about give me a heart attack each week, but I do have faith in my Tigers, and thankfully, they were able to pull through on another Big Game! WAR EAGLE!
Sunday was church. Walker grilled steaks, and we ate out on our screened in porch. I'm thoroughly enjoying the cooler weather! Then, back to church for discipleship training. It didn't last long though, because although Sawyer is making progress with staying in the nursery...he's not there yet and was ready to go about 30 minutes into it.
He's a little rotten, but he sure is sweet!! :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Made You Look

I decided after I sent the email for y'all to "check out my space" (as Brad Paisley would say), I should add a few more pictures, so it would be worth your time! So, for your viewing enjoyment, more pictures of my little boy....

Playing Outside Today

Sawyer and I have had a LAID BACK day today! My friend, Beth, who we go walking with everyday called to say she couldn't go today. I should have gone with just the two of us, but instead we've been here. Sawyer is getting really close to crawling. Walker thinks I don't put him down to let him try to crawl, but today I have been, and he's getting better! He's able to push himself slowly to where he wants to go. We spent a long time today outside on a pallet. I think he must be his daddy's child, because he notices everything outside, the birds, the trees, the squirrels-things I wouldn't have paid as much attention to-excpet that I'm married to Walker.
One of Sawyer's favorite things to do right now is roll his lips. The other day in Target he wanted everyone to know he was there, so he did it for 30 minutes I'm guessing. I found myself wishing he'd stop. Really though, it's pretty cute! He can already give a zerbert due to all this practice!
I hear him downstairs waking up...I'm off to get him!