Friday, August 31, 2012

on the last day of August....

1. I'm so thankful for a specific answered prayer today! I noticed a little issue Pate had last night that could have been something big. I prayed over it all night and this morning that it would be nothing and when I took him to the doctor this afternoon, she easily fixed it! Praise the Lord!

2. I love that it is getting close to fall! It's not so much the weather, but just the "look" there is outside now. I'm not sure how to explain it, but the sun maybe? just looks like perfect, beautiful, weather! It makes me happy!

3. Alabama is so hilarious! The other morning, she came to wake me up as usual. She said, "Get up Mama!" (I'm sure she wanted some fruit snacks or something.) I told her that I think I slept on my back wrong because it was hurting me. Then I hear her mumble, "I don't have no time for this!" hahaha! I would say where does she get this stuff, but I know exactly where--my sister Audra Kate!

4. I finally ordered Pate's 6 month pictures and our family pictures we took then with money I got for my birthday and I can't wait to get them in!

5. I love having a gift card to Starbucks in my wallet! It makes it taste so much better when it didn't cost "money!"

6. I made a fun "toy" for Pate yesterday! I cut up some ugly fabric I had into rectangles and put them into an empty tissue box. He loves taking them all out and putting them back into the box!

7. Alabama starts "Sparklers" tomorrow! She is so so so excited. She knew that after my birthday it would start so she has been counting down! I'm going to be a "Sparkle" tomorrow she says!!!

8. Did you know that a spoon full of sugar cures hiccups??? Me either, but it works! I learned it on the latest episode of 19 Kids and Counting!

9. Our dryer has been broken for a few weeks now and I am more than ready to get a new one! It's no fun not being caught up on the laundry.

10. Alabama and I start preschool at home next week! I'm super excited. I hope it goes well and will keep the blog updated with some of the things we do.

Have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Ten Months!

Pate, you are 10 months old now! Wow, Double digits! ha! You are the cutest boy ever and I could just eat you up every day! I love those sweet lips, and those chunky thighs, and that cute nose, and those beautiful eyelashes, and those few rare moments when you lay your head on my shoulder and love on me....
You are totally 100% into everything all day long. You can find any little thing you're not supposed to have and put it in your mouth. Today:a back to an earring, a piece of a stick from a basket, a tiny rock, and a puple pom-pom. . You stand up and walk around all the furniture and will let go if you are distracted and play with something in your hands. You climb up in the little chairs and STAND UP IN THEM! You have no fear. I feel like Alabama and I say, "No, Pate" about one hundred times a day. She is a great sister and loves you so much and helps me a lot to keep an eye on you.
You love balls and I sit in the floor and we throw it back and forth to each other and you will do it for 15 minutes at a time and never get tired of it! Actually, you love to throw everything down, not just balls, to see what it will do, I think.  You went to your first THS football game and had a great time! You loved to dance with the band and clap for the team! You love music and it looks like you are directing a band or something with the arm motions you do when music comes on. ha! Sometimes you'll do those fake coughs back and forth with us. So funny. You hold the phone and I say, "Say hello!" and you will say something and hold it up to your ear but your hand is folded the wrong way. It's just like Alabama did it. Love it.
 You have a little separation anxiety beginning I think. You were fussy in the nursery on Sunday but were fine when I was there. Little stinker.
You are very vocal sometimes and other times don't say anything. You say Da-da all day long but still won't say Mama or Bama. You did the "more" sign today.
You go to sleep so good but still wake up during the night to nurse. You take two naps a day of varying lengths.
You are using the pincher grasp to pick up small foods now! Mealtimes are a big mess. You wipe food all over you and your hair....(sigh). I'm not sure about your foods you like right now. You don't want to eat a lot of the baby foods you ate before, but also don't want a lot of the table foods I offer, either. Still love yogurt the most!You also love to eat bananas cut up. You tried spaghetti for the first time this week. You liked it and wanted more but didn't chew it well. You make the funniest faces when you don't like something. It's like a kissy face! ha!
You weigh 21 lbs 12 oz.
Your hair is a hot mess. It's so long and it's in your face all day long!
I am so happy that you're mine and am so thankful for you!
I love you forever, I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby, you'll be!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Big 3-0!

I turned 30 yesterday and it really wasn't as bad as I thought it may be. It does sound old to me, but I think i'll use the word "grown-up" instead. I asked the guys in the Praise band if they thought I seemed 30 and they said you have kids so you're already old. Okay. You're right.
We had a very low key day around here. Slept in, woke up to a birthday message in cheese toast my husband left me, opened a birthday card from him with some $$$!, played a little Candy Land, ate our leftover Red Robin birthday burger for lunch, played in the "new" playroom, washed a couple loads of clothes, got lots of sweet phone calls and messages, made brownies with Bama,did a little cleaning out, surprised by Adam when he came home early, then a trip to Hobby Lobby, and supper at Logan's with my family! Yee-ha!
My sweet sister-in-law, Georgia, had a birthday dinner for me on Saturday night. She gave me three plates from 1982. So thoughtful! We had a great time being with them.
The best birthday moment was definitely last night when I was laying down with Alabama.
A: I love you, Mommy. Me:I love you, too, Bama. A:I'm so glad it's your birthday. Me: Thank you, sweetie.
I'm thankful for another wonderful year that the Lord has blessed me with!