..... Have come and gone since the day we said "I Do"! Jeff and I are blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives and a beautiful little boy to share it with. We spent our evening eating a great meal and exchanging our gifts. The theme for the two year anniversary is "Cotton" and while I was tempted, I did not get Jeff a bag of cotton balls for his gift. I got him a gift set of his favorite cologne, and he got me a gorgeous necklace. It has three harts, one in gold, one in silver, and one in bronze. Each one has little diamonds around it, and I LOVE IT!!! We had a lovely night and are excited to see what this next year will bring us.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Recently Christopher has decided he was going to start "fully" crawling. I managed to get a few videos of this the night it started but I want to make one big video (hopefully tomorrow night!).
We did have our nine month check up today with him and got a few interesting facts. He is still on the gaining side on weight but he hasn't gained as fast. He finally dropped from the 98% to the 96%. Hopefully all of this crawling will help get him back to average size for his age. He now weighs 25 lbs and 2 oz. His length was 30.1 inches (off the charts, something like 102%), and his head circumference was 35 cm (also off the charts at 101%). He is the average size of a 2 1/2 year old. While he is not overweight anymore he is still extremely tall with a large brain. We also discussed Christopher's eating habits (not at all the normal for his age). He is only taking in 16 oz of formula a day. We cant get him to take anymore, and he won't even eat a whole jar of baby food (don't ask me why he is still my big linebacker). It looks like we are going to be trying the toddler formula to see if he likes it any better.
We did have some funny moments tonight that I managed to capture on camera. Mom had this Pooh Bear that Bubba LOVED (it walks, runs, sprints, and talks!). We got it out for Christopher to see how he would like it. He had the same reaction....
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Monday, July 20, 2009
.... a little belated, but better late than never! Ignore the annoying kids in the background....
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Sunday, July 19, 2009
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Saturday, July 18, 2009
....Well minus the Tigers, but we had a great time at the zoo. The dive down was a little rainy, but we saw a gorgeous rainbow. The hotel wasn't what we expected. We took a drive through some back roads in Jacksonville before going to the zoo in the morning. When we finally made it, Christopher LOVED all of the animals and people around.
I left work a little early so we could get on the road and make it to the hotel before Christopher needed his bath. It started raining at about the halfway point, but it didn't last very long. Not to far down the road we noticed a beautiful rainbow.
We made it to Jacksonville with a little time to spare before Christopher's bath. Unfortunately the pool was closed at the hotel, so Christopher missed out on some swimming. The suite was not the best, but also not the worst. We made it through the night on very little sleep, and not in the normal sleeping arrangements.
This morning we were off a little to early before the zoo opened so we decided to drive down to a civil war monument. We happened to also arrive there before it opened. Not the best of timing for us this morning. We did manage to see some wild Peacocks on the road before heading back toward the zoo.
The zoo opened just as we arrived, finally good timing. Christopher enjoyed watching all the big kitties (especially the Leopards), and the Elephants. He watched the other animals, but they weren't as exciting. Three hours later we made it through the zoo and were on our way home.
A successful first family trip!!!!
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Thursday, July 16, 2009
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Sunday, July 12, 2009
Christopher had the horrible 1980's looking fan in his room that only sucked air up to the ceiling. It never would reverse to the opposite direction and the glass housing for the bulb kept falling down (a big hazard for a growing boy who now loves to play in his room). We found a fan the other day that was multicolored and smaller so we got it and decided to put it up yesterday. We got lucky and managed to have the whole day to finish all of the half completed projects around the house since Christopher went to grandmas in the morning. The fan looks great and Christopher loves all of the colors but I think one of the wires came undone because the light works but not the fan (a project for another day!!!).
Today is yard day! Unfortunately it's so hot and humid outside right now that a break was in order. While eating our lunch we discovered a website for Christopher to play on. He can hit any key on the keyboard and it plays Peek-A-Boo with him. We even got a "dada" and "kitty" recorded too! Enjoy the video...
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Saturday, July 11, 2009
Christopher has officially found a new way to get around the house. Not crawling, rolling, walking, or scooting. He does the bunny hop. I apologize for the quality of the video, it seems that is a moment of complete blondness I took our new camera outside the other night to capture us setting off more fireworks only to leave it there overnight. IN THE RAIN!!!! It still works, thankfully. Our memory card on the other hand was not so lucky. I still have the video but it is grainy and jumps.
Don't mind the chatter in the background, I was on the phone with Lou when Christopher decided to try this new type of movement.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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Sunday, July 5, 2009
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
We had training on Tuesday night at Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. It was great to get to learn about all of the equipment that is used in an aircraft emergency. It is NOTHING like everyday firefighting. First of all you never leave the truck. The fire can be put out from inside (It's like playing a video game), SO COOOL!!! Second, one truck can put out a 747 by itself... try that in an average truck (it's not gonna happen!). Third, there are plane emergencies EVERY DAY at EVERY airport! They don't put them on the news because they are mostly little prop planes. We had an awesome time, even if we didn't get home until after midnight. Thank goodness for grandma.
Tonight we had a play date at Max and Vanessa's house with Makale and Christopher. Chris has never had a play date before so I was a little apprehensive about how he would react. They are just 3 days apart in age, so he loved it! The boys shared their toys and played like they have known each other from birth. There will definitely be more play dates to come.
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