Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ice - The Grinch

Grandma and Grandpa took Jack to Opryland to see some amazing ice sculptures of The Grinch. He loved everything about the experience and didn't mind the cold (Grandpa did!) Jack especially loved sliding down the ice slide...over and over and over again!

Nashville Christmas Parade

On December 5th, Jack, Grandma, Grandpa and I braved the COLD and headed downtown for the Christmas parade. It definitely wasn't the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but Jack enjoyed the fireworks, floats, and balloons. He absolutely loved the high school bands that played...or maybe he just liked my dancing to the band's music. It was literally freezing outside, so it's a good thing we left Daddy and Sawyer at home.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sawyer James...our BUNDLE of joy!

"Little" Sawyer is just full of life now! He's a whopping 16 1/2 pounds of smiles, laughter, coos and fun! Don't get me wrong...when he cries he could wake the dead, but luckily he's a happy guy most of the time. Sawyer has started sucking his left thumb, and is starting to notice his feet now...I forgot how absolutely adorable that can be. He must have read what I wrote on my last post about him not rolling over for a long time because the very next morning he rolled over three times in a row. He seems to enjoy being on his tummy a lot now, but he flips over pretty quickly! Sawyer is smitten with his brother and tries to find him at all times (he always hears him!). He loves our massages at night and the silly songs we sing with him...yes, "Powder my balls" is back and Jack sings it with us! Thankfully, he's sleeping really well at night, too. We put him down between 7:30 and 8, and he typically eats only once before he wakes up around 7. Hallelujah! We are having so much fun with our roly-poly baby!

Jack Attack

Jack is really in the Christmas spirit this year! He runs around singing "Jingle Bells", "Deck the Halls" and "Frosty the Snowman" all day long and wants to read "The Polar Express" 100 times a day! He loves playing with his new nativity set that Grandmommy and Grandfather sent him, and knows that Baby Jesus was born on XMAS Day. Jack got to meet Santa on Sunday, and he was a little tongue-tied...he did manage to tell him that he wants a guitar. Jack is a bundle of energy right now, and he's really starting to show genuine kindness towards his "little" brother. He's definitely all boy, but a super sweet one. He loves helping us in the kitchen (made cookies with Grandma and Grandpa today), playing "Go Fish" and dominoes, and running all over the house. He's starting to develop a great imagination, too...he plays a fun monster game, pretends to be our doctor and talks to his stuffed animals now. We can't get enough of him! :)

Thankul for so many things!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving over at the Baron's house. The big boys loved drinking beer together, the medium boys (Jack and Coop) loved running around together, and the little boys (Sawyer and Tucker) were just happy to be held and played with! We have so much to be thankful for this year...a healthy new baby, an amazing two year old, a wonderful marriage, our loving family, fabulous friends and our health.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Boys, boys, boys!

I'm surrounded by boys and loving it! Scott went to Reno for work, and the boys and I survived his absence. We love it MUCH more when Daddy is home, though! Jack is still loving school and he is getting very excited for Christmas and Santa's visit! He's talking up a storm, and is VERY active and all boy right now. We occassionally have to put toys away that are flung across the house! Sawyer is quickly showing us that he wants to be a star in our house, too. He's full of smiles, laughter, and coos. He loves playing Pat-A-Cake with Mommy and laughs when we sing "The Wheels on the Bus" or "Deck the Halls." The last few nights, he's only nursed once...hallelujah! It will probably be awhile before he rolls over or sits on his own...he's so big and I'm not as good about tummy time with #2! Scott and I feel so blessed to have these two little boys in our lives.

Sawyer's first trip to the Lone Star State

Sawyer and I flew to Texas on Thursday, November 6th to meet our adorable new newphew/cousin, Austin. We had a great visit and the babies had fun together...well they slept, ate and were in each other's presence. Austin's four days older, but you can see from the pics that Sawyer's a wee bit bigger! We got to visit with Grandmommy/Grandfather, Uncle Mitch/Conner/Marley, Daniele and Kim/Hans/Griffin, too. It was a wonderful visit, and we can't wait to return at Christmas.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Day

Sawyer and I went to do our civic duty on Tuesday, and thankfully the lines weren't too long. As you can see, he's pretty happy with the results!

Trick or Treat!

Jack absolutely LOVED trick-or-treating this year! We had a big group out with us that night including his pal, Cooper. Jack knocked on the door and said, "Happy Halloween. Trick or treat!" We practiced this at home. He practically ran from house to house for almost an hour! Sawyer was part of the fun, too, and slept great that night after all the excitment! The pictures didn't come out well, but here is a little glimpse of our fun!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ghouls at the Grassmere Zoo

On Sunday night, we attended the annual Halloween party at the zoo. The boys were decked out in their costumes, and we all had a great night in the cool Nashville weather. Jack loved bouncing in the inflatables, getting down on the dance floor, going on the "spooky" hayride, riding the carousel, and trick or treating around the zoo. Sawyer loved just being outside and taking in new sights and sounds. The boys' entourage (Mommy, Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa) just loved seeing them have fun!

Halloween costsumes 2008

Jack insisted that he should be a cowboy, and Sawyer should be an Indian. Great idea, Jack!

Aunt Daniele comes to town

We had a great time when Dani came to visit. Jack and I miss her so much already, and he is insisting on playing at her house with his friend, Cameron, at Christmas. We took the boys to a pumpkin festival in Franklin on Saturday, and Scott watched the little guys so Dani and I could have some girl time. It was a short but wonderful visit!

Curious Jack and Sumo Sawyer :)

Jack and Sawyer have been having lots of fun in Nashville. Jack is very excited about Halloween and is already starting to talk about Santa and Christmas. "Jack wants a scooter and guitar!" He's started asking lots of questions like "What's happening there Mommy?" and "What's that Mommy?" I can just feel the "why" questions coming!! Jack is also still obsessed with puzzles (not the peg ones but real piece puzzles) and probably does them 25+ times a day!

Sawyer is a happy healthy baby boy. He's two months now and really starting to let his personality come through...cooing, laughing a little and still loving lights/the fan. He survived his shots today and we found out he weighs 15 pounds, 5 ounces. Our little "pumpkin" as I like to call him with his super round face and light red/orange hair is in the 97 percentile and growing strong!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin farm fun!

We visited the Honey Suckle Hill Pumpkin Farm in Springfiled, TN last night. We had a great time and Jack and Cooper got to pick out their favorite pumpkins. Jack chose one for his little brother, too. The night ended on a perfect note, too...another UT victory! :) Go Horns!

A night on the town

Grandma and Grandpa were wonderful to watch our boys, so we could have a night away. We got to enjoy a couple beers and relax at the Lucinda Williams' concert with some friends. It was a fun night. I sported my new haircut for the fun, too. No more ponytails!

Happy boy!

I am starting to really see how content Sawyer is during the day. If he's not hungry or tired, he's really laid back and likes to just check out the world around him. Now if we can just kick the napping in the swing habit!!!

Gramps Greene's visit in October

We had a great time relaxing with Dad when he visited. Jack and Sawyer loved seeing Gramps and we had a FEW political discussions!