Monday, October 26, 2009


My sweet baby boy turned 1 today! He was born at 6:15 a.m. on this very day one year ago-if you'll remember my epidural did not work, so it's a crazy memorable day to me!! I am happy to say I survived the first year!! Really...I always thought in the back of my mind that Sawyer got SOOOOO MUCH easier when he turned 1, so if I could just make it (survive) until Eli turned 1, we'd be good to go! We're HERE! :) HOORAY!!

I can honestly say that this year has been one of my favorites yet! I am crazy more than half the time, and I'm always thankful to have a shower these days. I am constantly cleaning the floor or a face or some hineys, but I wouldn't trade these little doll faces that I live with for anything.
Eli Williams is SUCH a JOY and such an amazing addition to our little family. He still makes goo-goo eyes at me, and his smile is extremely contagious! He loves his brother, and the feeling is mutual. He says, "Mama" all day right now but can also say "Daddy" "bye-bye" and wave. Today he "played" with Sawyer in the sandbox, and I just watched. It was FUN!!!!!! I am definitely a proud mama!
It's crazy to think about what's in store for us this coming year and how much he's going to keep changing and growing!
Anyway...Happy Birthday, SWEET ELI!!!

We had a party to celebrate on Saturday in our backyard. I can not complain about the weather for an end of October birthday. It was chilly but nice. We had mostly family and our good friends the Woodalls over to celebrate. The party had a barnyard theme, so I made haystacks, pigs-n-a-blanket and animal crackers. We also had hotdogs, hamburgers and played several games. I made a bean bag toss and had a pin the tail on the cow game for the big kids. I enjoyed myself immensely! We don't "entertain" over here often, so when we do, I want everyone to enjoy themselves! Hope everyone that came did!

We missed the Braddocks, because sweet Julia had a fever, but we'll try again next year! A special thank you to Aunt Al. She got here on Wednesday (which I LOVED), and she helped a ton!
Here's a few pics from our party! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Katie mentioned today on her blog that her girls roughhouse...It made me want to share a video I took of my boys one day last week. I live with some rough little boys! In fact, Granny Beck who had 2 boys of her own and has 3 other grandsons said, "I've never seen a little child as rough as Sawyer." Bless Eli's Heart!!!

When Eli wakes up from his nap, he cries and says, "Eli's up, Mama. Let's go get him!" Sawyer always wants to crawl in the crib with him. I usually let him, and they play. Sometimes they'll stay in there 15 minutes laughing and playing before they yell, "MAMA!!!" They BOTH love it. Walker's mentioned that the rougher Sawyer is with Eli, the more Eli likes it. That's about the truth. I am SOOOOOO THANKFUL that these boys LOVE each other. They are DEFINITELY all boy!

They had been playing for about 10 minutes when I got my camera. Sawyer's saying, "Go baby. Go baby." He had been kicking with his feet up in the air and then Eli was copying him.
Anyway...Hope this brought a smile to someone else's face today!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Can't Help Myself!

Here are my little pumpkins in a few pictures I took yesterday. I kind of like these boys! I may have a slight obsession, but I guess that's okay since I'm their mama! I need a lesson on how to get a good picture of a 2-year old and an 11-month old together though. This is the best I could do! :) Walker's taking off tomorrow, and the four of us are going to the zoo. I'm excited! Pictures coming soon!

By the way...When I'm not pretending I'm a passenger in Sawyer's car (that's really his bed), I've started going to Gold's Gym for aerobics these days. On Monday mornings, they have Zumba. Has anyone else done it? It is F-U-N! It's full out dancing to good music! It's too fun not to blog about! So, if there's a Gold's near you, I'd totally recommend checking it out!