Sunday, December 5, 2010

Harris's Shower

First of all I feel like I haven't blogged much about this pregnancy. During your second pregnancy, you don't pay as much attention to the pregnancy because you are chasing a toddler around all day. Anyway, our due date is approaching quickly. It's January 4th, but she may induce on the 28th or 29th before the year is up. I'll know more after my 36 week appointment on Thursday. Myers was several days early, so he could come early on his own. It's crazy to think that we could have a baby on Christmas.

My sister, aunt, Matt's sister and best friends hosted a shower for Harris at Mint. If your looking for a place to host a shower, this is the perfect place. It was outside, and since there were a few kids, it worked out great. Harris got some really cute stuff. Myers got to play with all his friends, and instead of a card, everyone brought Myers a book to make him feel like a special big brother.

 The delicious food
 Abbott, Anna Lynn, Myers, Braxton and Reid
 Myers and Abbott
 Myers reading one of his new books
 The cake made by Casey
 Mollie and Mason
The Hostesses

Saturday, December 4, 2010

From Halloween to Thanksgiving

Here's a rundown of what's been going on around here from Halloween to Thanksgiving.

On Halloween we went to a festival and trick or treating with the Smiths and Tuminellos. Then we went back to the Tuminellos to eat taco soup.

 I can't believe how big this monkey and cowgirl are!
 The best group shot we could get.

The next night we went to the fall festival at Matt's mom's church.

 We discovered that Myers loves a moon bounce.
 He played some games.

 He won a cake at the cake walk (on his first time around)!

He ate a lot of sweets.

The Mikkelsons came in town from South Carolina. Myers LOVES Walker. He says his name constantly. He thinks that every baby he sees is Mason which is funny because Mollie and Mason are only 3 months younger than him.

I could eat these two up. How cute are they? Mollie's personality just makes me laugh.

 We had several Thanksgiving meals. Here are some pics MeMe took of Myers at GiGi's Thanksgiving.

This is how he says "cheese" for picturess

Friday, October 22, 2010


Myers says and does some really funny things. I wanted to write about them, not because any of you care, but because I don't want to forget them. You may think that a bidet (pronounced ba day) is a toilet that sprays water, but in Myers language it means please. Anytime he wants something he starts saying "baday, baday" or if he wants something and we say, "say please". He says, "baday" in the cutest little voice. It's so funny.

He's obsessed with monkeys, or as he calls them "aa aa's". He wears his "aa aa" shoes around the house all day. They are monkey feet slippers that go with his, you guessed it, monkey Halloween costume.

He loves to "tee tee in the potty". He goes in the bathroom with his clothes on and sits on his potty and tee tee's.

He says hey and bye to everyone and everything. When he comes into the room he says, "hey football" or "hey pumkin" and when he leaves, he says, "bye aa aa" or "bye raddit".

He loves feeding his pumpkins. Gina gave him a huge plastic light-up pumpkin and he feeds it cheese-its and candy corn everyday. The problem is that the top doesn't come off and you can't get stuff out. This is a picture from this morning as I was saying, "Myers, you may not feed mommy's phone to your pumpkin." Notice he's hiding it behind his back.

The Pumpkin Patch

This past Sunday we visited the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins to carve. Myers absolutely loved it. You ride on a hayride out to the pumpkin patch. On the way there you stop while they feed all the animals. Some of the animals come up to the hayride, so the kids can pet them. Myers was so cute picking out his pumpkin. He tried to pick several up that were a little too heavy. We found one he could carry, and he carried it back to the hayride by himself.

Thanks Mari for coming along as our personal photographer!

The Mississippi State Fair

I always feel like it's officially fall when the fair comes to town. We've gone to the fair for as long as I can remember. It's interesting to people watch at the fair for sure. And I always end up eating way too much. This year I only had a pronto pup and a cinnaman roll. The most fun we had this year was defnintely in the petting zoo. We got a bag of carrots and Myers loved feeding all the animals.

 Due to his allergies, Matt had to watch from outside the petting zoo:(

 The only thing that wasn't a real hit was this carousel, but it's because it went REALLY fast.

Drinking lemonade out of his fiash.

So tired!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

First Injury

So last week was crazy. Matt left on Sunday for a conference and got back on Wednesday. I work on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, so I was alone. I have to be at work at 7. Myers can't get to school until 7:30, so my sister had to be here every morning at 6:45 to take him to school. Matt got back on Wednesday afternoon, and I left Wednesday night for a conference in Biloxi. Wednesday was Matt's birthday, and we basically saw each other long enough for Gina to treat us to a birthday dinner. Thursday morning while I was at the conference I noticed I had 2 missed calls from Myers' school. I called them back (sick to my stomach) and they said Myers had fallen and busted his lip open. I asked if she thought he needed stitches, and her answer was "maybe". By this point I'm about to throw up and bawl cry. Matt went and got him from school. Poor baby's shirt was covered with blood. All the teachers gave him lots of TLC and decided he didn't need any stitches. Instead he got to go to Burger King and get a crown and a milkshake.

This is a really bad picture, but you can see how swollen it was.

Notice that Matt let him go to Burger King in a size 4 (he wears a 24 month) Cubs t-shirt that Uncle Marcus brought him from Chicago. This would have never happened if I would have been in town!


This picture finally made me take the plunge and get Myers his first haircut. When I looked at it, his hair just looked out of control. I really didn't want to get his hair cut. I just kept thinking that he was going to get this horrible "boy cut" and his sweet long soft hair and baby curls would be gone. I've been trimming it for a while now, but I knew it needed a professional.
So we called our friend Kristen to take on the challenge. She did a great job. He didn't want to sit in the chair by himself and he didn't want to wear the smock. She gave him a sucker (sidenote: he's never had a sucker before) and let him sit in Matt's lap. He did great. He ate the sucker and didn't say a word. Matt was covered in sticky blue slobber with hair stuck to it, but the haircut looked so cute!