Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My big boy...

In his big boy seat, facing forward... I can't believe he is a year old!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Pictures...

Just wanted to show you my FAVORITE pictures we got of PJ for Christmas... No explanation needed...I will post the Christmas card when I send them! :-)

Picture Tag

I got this from one of the quad blogs I LOVE TO READ! Suz's kiddos are just so cute, and I am always excited to read something new that's happening!

Anyway, here is what you do:

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer

2) Select the 4th picture in the folder

3) Explain the picture

4) Tag 4 people to do the same

NO CHEATING! (cropping, editing, etc!)

Here is my sweet baby boy PJ with Flat Stanley!

My neice Savannah was doing the Flat Stanley project in her classroom, so she sent him up here to Tallahassee for a tour around Seminole Territory! He took a picture with a sleeping PJ who was exactly one month old in the picture. Oh, how I miss my sweet, snuggly, sleepy baby boy! Where does the time go!

OK, now it's your turn! I am going to tag everyone, just like Suz did... So post your pictures and leave me a comment with a link! :-)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My little monkey's 1st Halloween!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hello Square Eyes!

PJ loves to listen to music on the tv. He dances to every song he hears!!!
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My Little Seminole...

We went to the mall yesterday to pick up PJ's 9 month pictures and decided to swing by Garnet & Gold to try on some hats! Isn't he cute???
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Monday, October 6, 2008

Little walker...

PJ loves to walk with his walker! He has figured out how to turn it around and get it out of the corner if it is stuck.
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Papa's visit...

Papa has been here since Wednesday and we have had a great visit! He stayed home with PJ on Friday and they had a blast! We went for PJ's 9 month checkup after I got off work and he weighed in at 21 pounds 3 ounces and is 28 inches long!!! Dr. St. Petery said he is perfectly healthy.

Today we had Marie and Joe over to watch the FSU game and Papa made his world famous ribs! They were DELICIOUS! PJ loved them too. We had a great time, and were quite pleased with FSU's victory against UM!

Papa is leaving tomorrow, even though we don't want him too... But it was sure fun while it lasted!
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Friday, October 3, 2008

My little monkey...

Here is a sneak preview of PJ in his Halloween costume! Isn't he just too cute for words???

In other news, my dad is here visiting! It is so nice to have him up here and spending time with PJ. He is actually babysitting today while James and I are at work! We are taking him for his 9 month checkup this afternoon, so check back later for his updated stats!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Rusty...

is an angel in heaven now...
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

This is a test...

To see if I can blog with a picture from my Blackberry!!!


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Monday, August 18, 2008

Dear PJ,

There are so many things I love about you and there is not nearly enough space on the entire world wide web to list it all... I could talk about your smile, or the way you say "Mama", and even the way you giggle from deep down when I tickle your tummy...

What I want to remember most about this "stage" you are in is this... No matter how engrossed in a toy you are, you always look around to see where I am and that I am watching you... And sometimes you even give me this great big smile, drop your toy and crawl into my lap for a quick kiss and hug until back to your toys you go.

I love you, baby boy, and you fill my heart with more love and joy than you will ever know!

Love, Mommy

Saturday, July 26, 2008

FUN SUMMER!

We have had a blast this summer spending time with family and have spent most of the time out of town! I have so many pictures to post but I am not home yet and haven't even taken them off of my camera yet!

PJ has changed so much and has done and tried so many new things. He is crawling, going from laying down to sitting up, mimicking when I tell him to say "Mama", and has added a variety of foods to his menu. He has been on boats and in the ocean. It has been a packed summer but we have had a blast, nonetheless! As soon as I get home I will put my pictures on the computer and go more into detail about our vacation! :)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

And one more makes FOUR!!!

We got to the Keys around 10pm Friday night, after a few stops along the way. Our first stop was in Ocala so that PJ could meet his Great Grandma Deines (his daddy's grandma). We only stopped for about an hour... Just long enough to have homemade tea and cheesecake.

After that, we continued our trek south. We surprised my mom by popping by. James dropped PJ and I off and he went to fill up the truck. He came in and saw Meems briefly but it was getting late and we still had an hour and a half to go! PJ fussed a lot on the last part of the trip but finally fell asleep.

When we got here, Savannah, Sissy, Ry, my dad, Mowisa, and Mrs. Frey were all anxiously waiting! We gave PJ a bath and put him to sleep.

Yesterday we went in the pool and in the late afternoon went for a boat ride.

PJ tried some Yo' Baby yesterday and loved it! He also had his first bath in the big tub. He sat up the whole time and tried to grab at the water. It was so cute!!!

This morning, PJ's top right tooth came in, hence the title of this post! He is starting to scoot more and more and if you put him down on one end of the room, he will likely end up on the other side!

So we are really looking forward to the rest of our time here and if yesterday was any indication of how much fun we are gonna have, then this vacation is going to be AWESOME!

(I have taken tons of pictures, but don't have my laptop... I am blogging from my Blackberry so I will have lots of pictures to post when I get home!!!)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Toy Scootin' Boogie!

Here is some footage of PJ scooting to get his toy. It takes him awhile to get there, but he gets there!!! He does the combination of an "inch-worm" and a sideways scoot. It is so funny to watch. Everyday, he is moving more and more and we are just waiting on him to take off!
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Also, since we are going to the Keys for 10 days, and don't want to have to pack EVERYTHING, (such as his bathtub) I thought I would try to bathe him without it! The sink seemed like just the right size so if he were to lose his balance, he wouldn't hit his head. He did a GREAT JOB and didn't topple over at all.


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Busy Weekend!

On Friday we got PJ's 6 month pictures done and they came out SOOOO cute! It really is proof how much he has grown and changed!
Uncle John, Aunt Mae and Kairi came on Friday at around 5. The last time we saw them was when Kairi was 2 weeks old in February! She has gotten so much bigger (but yet is still so little) and is absolutely PRECIOUS! It was so great to see her and PJ interact since they are only about a month apart. Here are some cute photos we snapped of them this weekend...





Also, my little monkey got his THIRD TOOTH this morning... the top left! Thank goodness we got another one out of the way! :o)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

D.O.N.E!

I am officially up to date!!! All of the pictures are added, and the posts are complete
(*SEE P.S*) , so HAPPY READING!

P.S- The only post I am missing is PJ's 1st Christmas. So as soon as I get that one done, I will post a link to it!!!

My 27th

Today was my 27th birthday... I spent most of the day at a workshop but then some people came over tonite to celebrate with me... Marie (and Bebe), Sheena, Hannah, Hailey, Ryan, Oronde, Lashay, Robin, and Mama Butler. James grilled chicken and we had pasta salad and ice cream cake. It was really special to have so many people around to celebrate with me, and EXTRA special that I had my sweet baby boy by my side. I wish that the rest of my family could have been with me, and I know if they could have been, they would have been! So thank you to everyone who made this birthday so special for me! I am ONE LUCKY GIRL!!! XOXOXO





Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Be on the lookout for...

BACKDATED POSTS! I have them all completed... Been working really hard on them... All I have to do is add the pictures and hit "PUBLISH". Check back later tonite for some serious updates, and TONS of pictures! The posts will go all the way back to after we brought PJ home on December 14th. The only post I have to complete still is his 1st Christmas, but other than that, we will be UP TO DATE!

ETA: I have published SOME of them... but there will be MANY MORE!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Caleb Kevin!


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My dear friend from college, Karen, gave birth to healthy baby boy today! We are so happy that Caleb is here safe and sound and that Mommy and Daddy are doing well! Caleb was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long! We can't wait to meet him and we know that he and PJ will be life-long friends, just like me and his mommy!

Also, PJ took a bath tonight SITTING UP! He LOVED IT! So much, in fact, that he soaked me and the floor kicking and splashing all over the place. I think it might be time to move him into the BIG tub!

Monday, June 16, 2008

My little Scooty Bug!

Tonight while James and I were playing with PJ in his room, he got up on his hands and knees and started rocking back and forth! Soon the days of laying him on the floor while he plays with toys will be over, and I will need to drink 2 sugar free Red Bulls per day instead of just one! :-)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Half of a year... Where has the time gone?

I can't believe how fast my baby boy is growing up! He is 6 months old today! It feels like just yesterday I gave birth to him. In another 6 short months we will be celebrating his 1st birthday. SO CRAZY!
This week he has moved up to stage 2 foods... He started eating them this past Tuesday. He tried apple sweet potatoes and apple vanilla mixed grain. He really liked both of them. I think apples are one of his favorite things. He starts grunting for more every time I feed them to him!!! He has also started crawling backwards... It will only be a matter of time before he takes off!
In celebration of his 6 months since birth, he also got his 1st haircut today! He looked like such a big boy sitting on daddy's lap with the barber cape around him. He didn't fuss at all!!! He just looked at the man, looked at James, and looked at me! He didn't even freak out when he turned on the shaver or blew the cut hair off of his neck and face!!! He looks so much older now!






Tonight we also received some sad news about a dear friend and colleague that I teach with at Oak Ridge. Betsy Thomas passed away today after battling cancer for the 2nd time. Betsy was an an angel, a light, and a source of inspiration to everyone she ever came in contact with. Every day at school she would greet me by saying, "Hello Bebe" and then would go on to ask about PJ, and life in general. The world has lost a wonderful educator and friend. She will be deeply missed and I know she is looking down on us and protecting us all! Rest in Peace, Betsy... Because I knew and loved you, I have been changed for good...





Saturday, June 7, 2008

Hannah & Hailey's 1st Birthday Party!

Today was Hannah and Hailey's 1st birthday party! Mimi, Aunt Sissy, Brady and Layci came into town to celebrate with the girls! There actual birthday was on June 5th! The girls had so much fun!!! Check out all the details of their special day HERE!

PJ tried some new food today... squash and watermelon! He loved them both!!! After he ate his dinner, I put him in his excersaucer and sprinkled some puffs around. HE PICKED ONE UP AND ATE IT ON HIS OWN!!! This was the first time he did that! Such a big boy... Like my mom always says... DON'T BLINK!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Moving on up...

PJ is officially in Size 2 diapers!! He had been wearing 1-2's for a while, but since he sleeps so well at night, had started to leak through them.

NOW EATING... sweet potatoes, puffs, peaches (which he hates), and peas!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My gift for Daddy...

Today was James' birthday! To celebrate, PJ decided to sit up all by himself! He put his hands on each side of him on the ground to steady himself. He was so proud!

We had some people over (last minute) to celebrate James' 28th. It turned out very nice. We had homemade baked ziti and cupcakes.


Happy Birthday to my BEST FRIEND! You are an amazing father and husband, and PJ and I couldn't be more lucky to have you in our lives! I look forward to celebrating your birthday for the rest of our lives!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Food, Glorious Food!

In the past week or so, PJ has been trying more and more foods. Added to his list, he has now tried pears, green beans and applesauce. I haven't found one thing that he truly dislikes!

Today, he started trying to pick up things up with his thumb and pointer finger, so I thought I would try to give him some Cheerios. He didn't know what to do with them, so I had to feed him. I am sure he will slowly get the hang of it... For now, I will enjoy this time where he wants me to feed him and needs my help!

Monday, May 19, 2008

One teeth, two teeth


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This morning before I left for work, PJ decided to grab a hold of the curtains we have hanging around the bed. He was grabbing for everything, and holding it all by himself...

When I got to work, I got a call from James... PJ got his first tooth (bottom left). I was so upset that I hadnn't seen it before I left! As soon as I knew he was at Sheena's, I called her and asked her to check... SURE ENOUGH- it was there!

As soon as I picked him up I checked out his mouth and could feel the razor sharp tooth poking through. That night when I gave him his dinner, I noticed something on the bottom right... Upon further inspection, I found out it was his BOTTOM RIGHT TOOTH! So, 2 teeth in one day... Let's hope his other teeth come in as smoothly as those did!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Just call me MA MA!

This afternoon when I was changing PJ's diaper, he all of the sudden said, "MA MA". Now I know he wasn't saying it toward me, but just to hear that, melted my heart. I am looking forward to the day he looks at me and says, "Mommy".

PJ also had his 1st vegetable today- CARROTS! I chose to give him those because they are more sweet than other vegetables. I have always HATED cooked carrots, so I am hoping that PJ will like them since they are good for you. He seemed to enjoy them, and some of them ended up on his clothes. I really need to get some of those plastic bibs so I don't ruin the other ones! :-)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Layci's 1st Birthday/Mother's Day

This past weekend we went down to South Florida for Layci's 1st birthday party! I can't believe she is already a year old! We went down on Thursday night and were able to stay until Monday, which meant we all celebrated Mother's Day together as well.

On Friday, I finally took the plunge and chopped my hair off! I was a little disappointed at first, and was missing my hair, but now I love it. It takes less than 10 minutes to blowdry!!! That night we went to Hunter and Savannah's LAX picnic. There was music and food and PJ really enjoyed being outside!

Saturday was the big party day!!! In the morning we went to Hunter's last LAX game of the season, and PJ got a little sunburned! That South Florida sun will get you even when you are in the shade!

Layci had a blast at her party! She loved her cake that her mommy made for her, and played in the pool that PJ got her! Everything turned out just perfect for our little princess!






Aunt Sissy also gave PJ a little taste of the homemade icing, and he thought it was YUMMY! For dinner, PJ tried his first fruit- mashed up bananas... definitely a favorite for him.


Later in the afternoon, when the sun went down a little, James and I took PJ in the pool. HE LOVED IT! He was kicking his legs and smiling and laughing! We put him in Brady's float toy and pulled him around the pool a little bit.

Sunday was Layci's actual birthday, which also happened to be Mother's Day. What a wonderful gift for my sister! :-) We made sausage, egg and cheese casseroles, as well as, french toast casserole, and James went out and brought us Starbucks and some bagels from our favorite bagel shop. He and PJ got me cards and a beautiful pink orchid plant. It was so wonderful to be around my husband, son, and the rest of my family. We had a bar-be-que that night which was the perfect ending to a perfect family weekend.


PJ and I on my 1st Mother's Day!



Saturday, May 3, 2008

Front to back and front again

Up to this point, PJ was only able to roll back to front. He would roll himself over onto his belly and then SCREAM because he couldn't roll back to his back. Well today he was finally able to roll every which way. My little monkey is offically a roly-poly!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

4th month checkup

Today was PJ's 4 month checkup. He had to get more shots which he was not too happy about. Unie had the day off, so we didn't get to see her at his appointment. :(

He weighs 16 pounds, 5 ounces and is 26 inches long!!! Dr. Judy said he is in the 75th percentile for height and weight!!! She also said that he is not overweight, and his height and weight are perfect for each other! That was good to hear! She also told us that we could try to give him rice cereal! He was less than pleased when I tried to give it to him because he was not used to it! He screamed all the way through. Hopefully the more he gets it, the more he will like it!




Sunday, April 20, 2008

1st boat ride- St. Marks

Today we went on the Hunter's boat with Mr. and Mrs. Hunter and Karen. It was PJ's 1st time on a boat and he had a blast! We went to St. Marks and Mr. Hunter drove very slow so he wouldn't scare the baby. The water was kind of choppy, so we didn't stay out very long.



On the way home, Karen drove with us, so I rode in the back with PJ. I was talking to him and tickling him, and then I heard it... HIS FIRST GIGGLE! He was laughing so hard at me... It was one of those belly laughs from deep down and completely melted my heart!