So we're quickly (really way to quickly for me) approaching our 1 year mark and my baby boy is growing up too fast. I'm enjoying everyday. I think I'm one of those annoying moms who thinks her child is so funny....and so smart....and so handsome....., but I can't help it. I really have such a good time with him. Last night we watched the Vols win in the 4th or 5th (or maybe it was only 3rd) overtime. It felt like 5, but I can't remember now. Bennett sat in my lap watching. After a while I thought he had to have dozed off, but he hadn't. He was just watching the Vols. He's never sat that still. I took his temp....thought this kid must be ill. Guess their born with this SEC addiction. Anyway, these have been the best 11 months ever!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I know I'm a few days late on my Thanksgiving post, but Fletcher was out of town duck hunting and Bennett and I have been busy decorating for Christmas. :) We did wait until after turkey day before any wreath or garland made an appearance. We spent Thanksgiving Day up in Nashville at CeCe and Pops (Fletcher's parents) and had a wonderful time visiting with the family. Bennett got to play with his cousin, Trey and got to enjoy his first Thanksgiving meal. He loves exploring throughout the house.....and his new favorite trick is playing with the toilet paper roll. Keeps the little guy busy! The men were out the door heading to duck camp as soon as dessert was served which is par for the course. The girls spent the rest of the evening on the couch by the fire. We have so much to be thankful for this year! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Posted by Jill at 10:50 PM
Friday, November 16, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Since Fletcher has served in Iraq 3 separate times and continues to serve in the United States Marine Corps, Veteran's Day means so much to us. This weekend was the USMC's 232nd birthday ("Sempre Fi" as Fletcher would say). I'm so proud of my husband and hope Bennett grows up understanding the sacrifices these soldiers make. This morning, Fletcher was in the Veteran's Day parade held in downtown Atlanta, so we went to watch and show our support. Bennett loved it! Our good pals, Callie and Matt, went with us....which was huge considering we all stayed up way too late last night playing Spades and Hearts. I hate to make accusations....but I think the boys cheat. :) I know Fletcher was hating his alarm clock this morning at 6:30.
Happy Veteran's Day!!!!
Posted by Jill at 10:28 PM
Monday, November 5, 2007
We decided Saturday that it was time for Bennett to get his hair shaped up. Not that you can tell from the pictures, but it was starting to look a little scraggly. Again, the pictures don't do it justice, but the lady did a great job. She left my baby some hair and just got the scraggles in the front, over the ears, and in the back for me. Bennett was less than excited about the whole experience. I wish I had videoed it for the records, but I was too busy holding his arms OR legs at times. At one point, my child grabbed the lady's boob, squeezed, and pushed her away. Yes, a proud parent moment for me. BUT the end result after the tears and tantrum was a well-groomed haircut and a certificate with a lock Bennett's hair to prove it.
Posted by Jill at 5:55 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I can't believe November is alreay here. Crazy how fast time flies. This is by far my favorite time of year. Just wanted to post a few pics. Bennett has discovered the stairs in our house and as proud I am of his progress....I'm so sad that I now have to add those stairs to my worry list. I'm also posting a picture of Bennett in the funny "bat hat" Papa and Grammy sent us. The only way I could get him to leave it on long enough for a picture was to throw his pacifiers on his tray to keep his hands occupied. He's quick! And then finally, I'm posting a picture of Bennett's new toy. Our good pal, William, passed this one along since he's done playing with it. Bennett loves it! I do too. He was so busy working the buttons, I got a ton of ironing done. :)
Posted by Jill at 11:01 PM