Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Beach Pics

Our last night on the beach we took some family pictures.  You know, the night where you take a million pictures hoping for a few good ones.  :)  Westin did good for the first few pictures and then he was done. 

 He learned how to show his muscles.  ;)

He always loves to do "touchdown!" too.

This was the best family shot we got.  He wasn't into the group pics. 

G-Daddy and Gran

Gran and G-Daddy with their grandsons.

Papa and Gigi with the boys.

All the boys.

 And all the girls.

My mom bought the boys these matching shirts.  You never know how the picture will go with these three.  Z loves putting his hands on their heads but Westin and Cols aren't too sure about it.  ;)

Just like every year, we had a great time.  It was so different this year with an almost 18 month old as opposed to the 6 month old we had last year.  I would say this year was easier though.  I think it will only get more fun from here on out!  Maybe a little crazier, but definitely more fun.  :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vacation and Groopdealz

I haven't meant to be so quiet around here, we have just been so busy.  So there hasn't been much to blog about.  We are in Destin, FL having a wonderful family vacation.  There are 14 of us here so it is fun and loud.  :) 

Westin likes the beach okay but loves the pool more.  He doesn't like it too much when sand gets on his hands but he is learning to get over it. 

He has to wear his life vest in the pool because he is so wild and crazy!  He trys to run as fast as he can away from us and jump in before we can catch him. 

Poor baby is as white as the sand.  He blends right in.

The water has been so calm and crystal clear.  These really are some of the most beautiful beaches.

Also, the sweet ladies of Twice as Nice are being featured on Groopdealz on Wednesday.  These decals are perfect for Grandparent's Day which is Sept. 11th.  :)  Click HERE.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Our Days In iPhone Pics

Wow.  I can't believe I haven't opened my computer since my last post.  Life is just buzzing by and we are enjoying the ride!  We spend our days playing, playing and playing.  Here are some pictures from my phone that show a bit of our days.

 Westin loves story time at the library!  He thinks everyone is singing to him.  He sits in the middle of the circle and takes it all in. 

 He also loves the computers at the library.  He thinks the keyboard mouse is a phone. 


 I would have thought he had outgrown this little hobby, but toilet paper continues to be a favorite around here. 
 We went to Old Navy the other day and Westin could not get past the mannequins.  He loved them!  He waved to all of them and absolutely loved the dog.  He spent about 20 minutes talking to the dog.   

 This random cow was just standing on the side of the road on our way home from Walmart the other day.  After I took his picture he took off running.  Thankfully in the other direction. 

I walked in our room and found Westin laying on the ground watching a movie.  (I had turned the movie on and he was in and out of the room playing.)  He had gotten his lovies out of his crib and just laid right down on a pillow.  He loves being comfy cozy!

In other news, I finally got Cody to hang the new drapes in the guestroom.  Once I finish switching up the bedding in the other guestroom I'll take some pics.  :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Two Years

Happy Birthday, Reese!

We wish more than anything we were celebrating your birthday with you but we know one day we will all be together again and we can't wait.  We love you so much!

"For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be."
Psalm 139:13 - 16

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Westin-17 Months

**I unchecked the box to keep me signed in so hopefully that helps with the comment problem!

***Also, last call for the Little House Tees winner to claim your prize!  Click HERE to see if you are the winner.  I will pick a new winner Monday night if I haven't heard from the winner by then.

I haven't done a post in awhile about what Westin is up to these days so I thought it was time.  He turned 17 months last Friday the 5th.  I love this age/stage!  I think I always say that but there is something about watching them learn and figure things out that is just so fun.  Plus, listening to them say new words every day just makes you feel so proud of them. 

He is such a character!  He has the most facial expressions I have ever seen.  He is such a little turkey too!  He knows exactly when he is in trouble and knows exactly how to smile to get out of it.  He is happy 99% of the time and is just such a joy to be around.  He is also so fun to be around.  He loves to smile and wave to everyone he sees and has gotten sooo much better about being dropped off at nursery.  Here are a few other things he is doing these days:

He loves to be outside.  I hear, "outside, outside" all day long.  He wakes up saying it sometimes.

He loves to mimic almost every word we say or anything we do.  I feel like he "talks" so much for a little boy.  He always has something to say.

He loves animals and can do the sound for the elephant, monkey, snake, pig, cow, cat, dog, horse, sheep, owl, and lion.

His favorite toy by far is a ball.

This summer he has learned to love swimming and playing in the sprinkler or water hose.

He has also started to like books.  Yay!

If we are home in the morning he will take a 2 hour nap and a 2 hour afternoon nap.  If we go somewhere in the mornings he will take a longer afternoon nap.  He loves his bed!

He goes to bed around 8:00-8:30 pm and wakes up around 7:00-7:30 am.  He sleeps with his pillow and two lovies.  He also still loves his sleep sack!

He weighs about 21-22 pounds, wears a size 3 diaper and wears 12 month clothing and some 18 month shirts.

His favorite foods are still chicken, fish and pizza.  He also loves some french fries!
He has 9 teeth and got his first molar a couple of weeks ago.

He has also started to love his milk and ask for it.  He drinks about 2 or 3 sippy cups a day.  He still drinks mostly water though and doesn't care for any kinds of juice.

He loves to dance and jump.  He also LOVES stairs and if he sees any he just goes up and down them over and over and over and over

He loves to snap his fingers.

Forget walking, all he does is run!  Even if it is just from the living room to the kitchen.  He runs everywhere!

He won't watch any cartoons but still loves his Baby Einstein and Praise Baby DVD's. 

One of my favorite things he does is run up to me and pull me to wherever he needs me.  It is usually to get a ball that is stuck under the table or to get his milk out of the fridge.  I love that he knows I can do whatever he needs me to do and that he is trying to communicate with me.

I know I'm probably leaving out sooo much because he does something new every single day.  I love watching him explore and learn!  I am so blessed to be his Mama and love him so much!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pat's Again Winner!

Sorry I'm just now posting this....Yesterday, Elizabeth and I decided to take a last minute trip to Little Rock to see her sister and her new baby.  :)  So we have been getting some snuggles in with 3 week old baby Lilly.  Who is just as cute as can be!

According to random.org, the winner of the plate holder is

#11, Susan!  You left your email address so I'll be emailing your
email address at Debbie so she can get your info!

Thanks to everyone who entered!!

P.S.  I know several people are having trouble commenting on my blog and I have the same problem on other blogs.....does anyone have any tips?  I've been told blogger knows about the problem.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Pat's Again Giveaway

Yay!  Another fun giveaway!  Thanks to Debbie of Pat's Again for this one.  She actually goes to my church and contacted me about a year ago about doing a giveaway but my reply email was lost in cyber space.  So I'm so glad she emailed me again a couple of weeks ago!  She has offered to giveaway this great plate holder to one reader. 

There are so many uses for this plate holder!  I had fun playing around with it this weekend.  I dropped two of my everyday bowls into it to hold some jewelry and bathroom accessories. 

But my favorite way to use it was with plates and yummy homemade chocolate chip cookies!  Of course!  These are always fun to use at parties and showers holding yummy cupcakes.  I also love small details so I think my favorite part of the plate holder is the pretty wooden handle.  :)

If you would like to be entered in the drawing, please visit Pat's Again and let me know your favorite item they are offering right now (their candles are amazing!).  For a second entry, "like" Pat's Again on facebook, HERE.  Random.org will pick a winner Wednesday evening.  Thank you, Debbie!

Also, I still haven't heard from the Little House Tees winner.  Please click HERE to see if you are the winner!

E-Mealz Winner

According to random.org, the winner of the
E-Mealz 3 month plan is

#28, Anonymous (Wendy)!  Thank you for leaving your email address.  I'll email you today.


If you didn't win and want to get 10% off click the picture below and enter
the code, BLESSNEST at checkout.