Wednesday, June 22, 2011

4 months??


Ellis had his 4 month appointment yesterday (shots- booo!)
He weighed in at 13 lbs and 5 oz (my dreams of having a fat baby have flown out the window. it just ain't happenin'... he got his dad's genes)
I can't remember how tall- I think around 25 inches... sounds about right.
I just remember that he was in the 90th % for height and the 30th for weight.
But he is super smart and is doing everything a 4 moth old should be (smiling, laughing, following objects, grabbing things, rolling and lifting up on his arms, and reading in english, french, and latin.

What a cutie.

(the high today was only 64 and pretty windy, that's why we dressed him warmer, for a walk... in the same clothes we brought him home in... )

Friday, June 17, 2011

Something for all

If you are a parent (especially of an infant or toddler) or grandparent, friend, neighbor, anything involved with kids or pools, I think this is something to promote... I first read about ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) on Babble and was intrigued at the thought of a swimming baby (as young as 6 months!), but it turned out to be much more important that just the novelty of a baby with pool savvy.

It amazes me that people build pools without fences around them, but they do.  And any parent knows that in just a half a second of turning your head, your child can be out of your sight and doing something that could have devestating consequences.

Now that it's summer time, pools and lakes and beaches are everywhere, and everyone is packing up the kids to take a dip... Make sure your littlest ones are prepared for even the slightest chance!  There are no ISR instructors within 50 miles of us, but you can bet that as soon as I find one or get certified myself, Ellis will be taking these classes.

watching these videos made me tear up every time, I just can't imagine a baby falling in a pool without anyone around to save him; these babies  have been given the ability to save themselves when in such a situation, and as odd as it seems, I think that is worth everything...

You can find out more about ISR and find an instructor HERE

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

We're home!!!

Yay! We made it back to WDM about an hour ago...

What did I miss the most?
Memory foam.
Ellis' swing.
my Pintrest "Pin it" button (guess I should set up the phone app...)

We had a great time in Texas visiting family, friends, and some good restaurants!

Also, I got a new phone!!! Texas gave me a white Evo for my birthday, woohoo! Not only does this mean I have a phone that doesn't break down every other week leaving me stranded, but I also have a camera with me everywhere- 8 mp baby!!  So there should be many more pics to come here on this ol' bloggy log... Here are just a couple from the trip (well, the end of it, since I got my phone 4 days before we left...), I'll try to put some more up, but the phone is telling me the files are too large....  But I do have a cute video of Ellis' new favorite game, so I need to try to upload it somehow...

Visiting his great-great Oma

 Just hanging out in Fredricksburg, goin' through the shops on Main

Damon and my mom's chicks.

 Me and Dude at the airport- he's a champion traveler, makes all these friends. He spent more than half of the last (of our 4) flight today being held by some old guy who practically wanted to steal him.

(uh, i don't know how to flip these around??? sorry, next time i'll try to load them right)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

It's my birthday!!!!

Ok ya'll, in case you haven't heard I am one year older now and I would never tell my age, mainly because I forget sometimes myself. I look so HOT at my age and I can't even help it. I could possibly be the luckiest girl in the world. Not only am I sweet, sensitive, loving, caring, the best mother in the whole world, but I have a wonderful husband and the cutest son in the world!!!

In case you haven't figured it out by now, this is damon. To be honest I am the luckiest person in the whole world, because some how I convinced the best girl in the world to marry me. Tara Nicole reminds me every day why I fell in love with her when I watch her take care of Ellis. She is patient with him and he smiles from the bottom of his heart every time she walks in the room. (He gets that from me) I make sure Tara knows every day how much I love her. She knows everything about me, all of my flaws and weaknesses and she still loves me. I love you Tara and I look forward to spend eternity with you!!!!

i see you too...