Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy 18 Month Birthday!!!

Lee is 18 months old today! A year and a half! I can't believe it! Here are 18 things about Lee:
*He is a dancing fool
*He loves balls and balloons
*He can say things like: duck, dog, balloon (boon), ball, daddy, mama, Bah (for Bebe), Pop, roar, choo choo, whale, fish, boat, book, bird, pool, whoa, bye bye and hey
*He is a Braves and Bulldawgs fan
*He is a happy thing but when he cries it is LOUD!
*He loves to be outside and at the pool and to play with friends
*He does Happy Feet all over the place
*He is getting into trucks, tractors and trains
*He grabs your hand to lead you to something new
*He will come running for icecream
*He has a thing for climbing - you name it, he'll climb it
*He still sucks his 2 middle fingers and I love it
*He is pretty attached to his froggie and blankie
*He loves his daddy
*And his mama too : )
*He gets so excited for some things that he about jumps out of your arms
*He will "sing" a song and then clap for himself
*He is the hugest blessing to Whit and me. We are so thankful for him and the past year and a half!
Margaret, my small group leader at Mom to Mom this past year, was so neat. One day she brought us all this book: Praying the Scriptures for Your Children. Such a sweet book! Each chapter is about a different thing like salvation, to love God's word, wisdom & discernment, kindness & compassion, etc. At the end of each chapter she gives you scripture ideas to go along with each topic to pray for your children. That day Margaret brought in all of these different hands - they were her 4 girls' hands that she had traced throughout the years. Each year she claimed a verse for them that she thought they really needed or might be struggling with. I thought it was such a great idea - I am excited to pray for Lee and I think it will be so great for him to see these throughout his life.
So, here is my first hand for Lee. I feel like this is something I have really prayed for him these past 18 months. Just thought I would share this idea with you because I was so encouraged by it and thought you may like to use it for your children too.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Beach Trip!

Last week we went to the beach with my sister Natalie, her husband Wayne and their 2 kids Emma Raines & Tucker. My parents were supposed to go but Dad ended up not being able to make it because of stupid ole work. Next year we all have to go plus two more babies! Natalie and Wayne have lived in Vermont for the past 5 years and just moved to Birmingham. It was a celebration trip! We had a lot of fun and great weather. It was so fun to watch Lee, Tucker & Raines play together - they are cute little cousins and I am so glad they live close now. Here are some pictures - sad I accidentally left my camera in the car for a couple of days...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lee likes to say "CHEESE!!!"

Then and Now

**I can't believe we will have another little tiny baby here. Lee has been such a joy and I can't wait to meet this sweet baby on the way. I am 14 weeks along and feeling really good. I think it is so weird to talk to Lee about being a big brother because he is still so little. I can't wait to see if we have a boy or girl and then watch them play together. I was certain we were having a girl but now I'm not so sure and would LOVE another boy. I feel the same as when I was pregnant with Lee except this time I want more sweets - right now I REALLY want a Krispy Kreme chocolate glazed doughnut : )
I have A LOT of friends that are really close to having their babies. I can't wait to meet and love on them. I pray that all of these new babies are healthy and happy and have a heart for the Lord.**

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Little boys are fun!

Hello! It is HOT but we had fun playing outside today. Its funny how going outside can instantly change someone's mood from fussy because of that pesky tooth trying to poke through to adventurous and in backyard heaven. Lee's little thrown together outfit cracks me up because of the taller socks and shoes. The whole time it made me think about my sweet friend Jerry from college - he always had the same look but with gym shorts. : ) The rock pictures ... I know he probably shouldn't throw rocks but he discovered these little pebbles today and BELLY LAUGHED every time he threw a handful. He fell over laughing so hard. Love watching this boy play and find new things that he thinks are fun.