Monday, October 31, 2011

BIG News

I'm happy to share some of the most exciting news I can imagine--our little family is growing and we are expecting a new baby GIRL in March!

Let me do the math for you--this will make Jay and his little sister19 months apart if our new little one is on time. :) We can't wait to meet this little one and know life is about to become much wilder richer than we could dream of....

Oh, and we've sold our house!! Also very exciting and the first of many new adventures to come. We closed right after our doctor's appointment today and moving begins in the morning. Everything is nearly packed as I packed about 1/3 of our house when we put it on the market in June, then another 1/3 while we negotiated our contract and have been packing during nap time most days over the past few weeks. Perhaps I will throw the last third in a bunch of boxes labeled "last minute" and sort it out NEVER when I get the chance.

All of this may seem like it could be a tad overwhelming and the truth is, it might be. I have total faith in our family and the Lord and what he has planned for our future over the next few months. (Leaning not on my own understanding.....)

In the meantime we are enjoying our last few days in this wonderful home that Daddio built for us 6 years ago, experiencing all of the adventures of life with a 15-month-old and the changes that come with being 5 months pregnant while chasing said 15-month-old.

Follow us here, on the blog, for updates on the adventure of our new home, new baby and the chaos fun we're having with all that is happening now. I feel like we have so many things going on that facebook isn't exactly the place to "air" all of what is going on these days. You can follow the blog by clicking "follow" to the right or subscribe by email if you want to keep up with us as we prepare for the next chapter and the arrival of "Little Baby".

Saturday, October 29, 2011

15 Months

We have a check-up next week, so I will wait until then to update Jay's growth stats....

Lots of new words this month, I doubt I can list them all--Knock, Knock...Tic-a-Teet (Trick or Treat) is one we're working on a lot right now. Shoes, Jenn, Mommy, Daddy, Bump (as in a fist-bump), Pumboo (Pumpkin), Bubbles, Cereal, Down, NO, Door, Poo Poo (when he has a dirty or wet diaper), toes, Marshmallow (mar-meh-yoo), Brownie (now-nies), down

Jay runs and plays all day his favorite spot lately has been in Mommy and Daddy's closet. Particularly Daddy's side. Jay could spend hours there, talking to Daddy's clothes and hats and rearranging shoes and dragging them around the house and back again. He is just CRAZY about Daddy and anything that is Daddy's becomes a most prized possession.

Photo ops are difficult with a 15 month old to say the least. He's running or talking or both in every picture. He's We're just so busy these days that its hard to remember to try to capture the moment. I love everything about this age....even this-

This is what happens when Jay wants the camera and Mommy won't give it to him. (Maybe this is the reason its hard to get his photo, he wants the camera himself.)

First of Fall

Brisk wagon ride this morning-Jay's a little unsure about this cool weather. I think he's a summertime fella!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch

We spent this morning in Clanton at the Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch with Weston and Davis and Aunt Jennifer!

You can tell it was exciting for everyone--and so many things to see--who has time for a picture?

Everyone enjoyed the Petting Zoo and Jay befriended a very gentle sheep. Bah. Bah. Bah. Bah.

We also saw pigs, chickens. baby cows, a tiny horse and goats of every size and color.
We rode a Tractor-Train up and down hills...

Went on a hayride to pick our pumpkin or as Jay called them "Pum-Boos"...

Tried out some hay bales....

Loaded up our wagon...

And finally packed up the car and headed to sleepy town lunch!

All of the boys had fun and it was a great break from the routine and a wonderful way to celebrate fall! (Even though it was 85 degrees and sunny, it's beginning to look like Autumn in Central Alabama.)

Friday, October 14, 2011