Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Soooooo Tired!

Bennett had such a busy weekend playing with friends that he's just worn out. This picture was taken at about 7:00 pm and he's had 2 bites of his cereal. He's pooped. I noticed his little eyes were so heavy, so I gave him is pacifier.....2 blinks and he was out. Bless his little heart!

Fun With Cousin Trey

Bennett is so blessed to have a cousin just a year older than him. We're blessed too because we can look and see exactly what we'll be up to this time next year. Cousin Trey, Aunt Katie, and Uncle Chuck came down to celebrate Memorial Day with us in Atlanta. Friday night we played outside, watched the Wiggles, and had dinner out on the patio. Saturday we went for a walk, the boys played in the nearby park, and we had some friends over for a cookout. Sunday we spent the afternoon at the Atlanta Aquarium along with every other person in Atlanta. :) Busy day for the aquarium. Fletcher was on cloud nine because we went to Varsity for a famous chili dog. Memorial Day we met up with friends at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga and let the boys play in the fountain. They loved it. Little Trey has no fear and I'm wondering if that runs in the family. We'll know soon enough. We had a blast and can't wait for the Woodcock's to come back and visit!

Nina Comes to Visit

Bennett just loves when Nina comes to visit. He gets to play all day long with her and has her complete attention. His favorite thing to do with his Nina is naptime. There's a spot on her chest made just for him. We had a busy time this visit planting flowers and sitting out on the patio enjoying the beautiful weather. We can't wait for her next visit!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Bennett is 5 Months Old!

I cannot believe my little baby is already 5 months old. I know how silly I sound, but I never expected time to fly this fast. You have a baby and life moves in fast forward. These have been the best 5 months ever!

Monday, May 21, 2007

I'll Have a Little Rice Cereal With That Please!

My baby boy is getting so big so fast. We just started rice cereal this week and any first-time mom will agree that this is a big deal. It's opening doors to endless opportunities just around the corner. The sky is the limit after cereal, right? Squash....carrots....peas....apple sauce....maybe even a few cheerios in the mix. :) Thought you might enjoy a few pictures of Bennett at his first attempts of breakfast from a spoon instead of a bottle. Some of it actually got in his mouth. He's a growing boy weighing in at a wopping 17 lbs (we don't miss many meals). I love my job!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My First Mother's Day

OK, so now I get it. Sunday was Mother's Day and I've always thought of it as such a special day. I mean after all, it's the day I honor my mother. I've been blessed who I think is the best mother on the planet. She's the most supportive and selfless woman. No matter what my dream...no matter where I wanted to move, she was always right there with me. She drove with me 23 hours when I moved to San Diego. Now that's love! And now that I have Bennett, I celebrate Mother's Day on a whole new level. As this Mother's Day approached, I found myself so honored to be a part of such an elite group of women. Fletcher, Bennett and I were driving back to Atlanta from Nashville on Sunday and decided to stop at Lookout Mountain to enjoy the view. As I was sitting with Bennett on a bench, another lady looked over and said "Happy Mother's Day" to me. I then saw here little ones tagging behind her. As I said it back, I felt so proud to be a mother. I know it's a few days late, but to all the mothers....Happy Mother's Day!

Bennett Makes It Out to the West Coast

When we were living in San Diego, I was blessed to work for a wonderful lady. Over the two years I worked for her, she became much more than just a boss. She's like another mother...I call her my West Coast Mama. When Bennett was born she came to Atlanta to visit us and this past week, she actually brought us out to San Diego for a work/play trip. The girl that was hired to replace has taken another position, so Sue brought me out to work for a week while she kept Bennett. She was so generous to us....letting us take over her house and drive her car to visit friends in the afternoons. The weather was beautiful the entire time (as it is in sunny southern California). While we were there, Bennett enjoyed playing with Sue's grandchildren and meeting my dear friends Aunt Esther and Uncle Matt, Aunt Shannon and Uncle Jeff, and Uncle Meany. Bennett was right at home as a little surfer dude.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Bennett Goes to the Panhandle

About 2 years ago, my dad and stepmother moved to the panhandle of Texas just north of Amarillo. It's beautiful up there....a different way of life. Things move at a much slower pace. The horses are your alarm clock as they come stomp around near the porch letting you know it's time to get up and feed them. People fly their flags high because their proud to live in the Lonestar state. Another thing I love about Texas is that you wave to oncoming cars not necessarily because you recognize them, but because it's the friendly thing to do. They have neighbors, but you don't see them from their front porch. It's a little piece of heaven, as Fletcher put it. For us, it's a little like stepping back in time. Bennett loved spending time with his Papa and Grammy. We rode horses, planted flowers, and dined on delicious steak and grilled catfish. We can't wait to go back to the panhandle!