Friday, December 14, 2012

6 months old

Hayes is 6 months old! Can't believe it. I am really enjoying this stage, I think it was one of my favorites with Hudson too. Some fun facts about my angel baby at six months:

loves the paci
LOVES eating and trying new foods
(he was a huge fan of bananas and squash - the two new ones we tried this week)
sleeps on his tummy most of the time
wears size 3 diapers 
takes 2 naps a day
takes 4 bottles a day - 7/8oz each time
will start going to school 2 days a week after Christmas:( 
laughs at big brother
fascinated by Riley, our dog
plays in the exersaucer and johnny jump-up 
sits in the bumbo to eat baby food
sleeps from about 8:00-7:00 each night
touches daddy's face all the time and grabs his nose and puts his fingers in his mouth
pulls my hair when I'm holding him
obsessed with his feet and will not keep his socks on

and one of the sweetest things someone has said about him is that he "smiles with his eyes" 
I have to agree:)

Remembering Evie Grace

This month we remember a precious angel, Evie Grace Harrison, who went to be with The Lord two years ago on December 9th.  We love you sweet little Evie!

We started by participating in the St. Jude 1/2 Marathon on Dec 1st as her parents, Jonathan and Alicia, put together a team to run in her honor and to raise money to donate to The Make-A-Wish Foundation and grant a deserving child their "wish." They do this every year and thus far they have raised enough money to grant three wishes! Awesome.

This was my third race and I must say I enjoyed it the most. It was so much fun to run for a team and cheer everybody on. Check out some of the Team Evie pics below from that day. And side note: just have to say I hit my goal and completed the 1/2 in 2 hours - a personal best and big accomplishment for me, considering I hadn't done anything remotely good for my health since getting pregnant with Hayes last year. And although I don't have a competitive bone in my body, I did beat my husband's time so that was just an extra added bonus:) Didn't see that one coming but I'll take it!

Natalie and Me after it was over!


Getting ready to go

The boys of corral #8

Running down Riverside Dr
Can you see the pyramid in the distance? Pretty sweet

And then on Sunday, Dec 9th, some of Ramsey's friends got together at Evie's Garden to eat lunch and decorate a Christmas tree for her. The rain held off so that was so nice and the kids seemed to have a good time running around and decorating the tree. Ramsey amazed me. She always does. She loves her sister so much and talks about Evie a lot and I think she was just so happy to be there and do something sweet for her like decorating a tree. And the fact that she wanted her friends there to be involved just tells me she has a heart for others to know and remember Evie too. All this from a almost 4 year-old. Wow. Ramsey, you are wise beyond your years my dear. And such an inspiration to us all. We love you and remember your beautiful, kind-hearted, silly, big blue-eyed twin sister. We are all so honored to have known her. Thanks for letting us share this special day with you and your family!

Ramsey concentrating on making the tree beautiful - just like her mama:)

Hudson helping...

Merry Christmas Evie! Hope you love your tree:)

Thank you again to Jonathan and Alicia for all you guys do to keep Evie's memory alive. You are incredible parents!!!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Here Comes Santa Claus

We took the boys to meet Santa this past weekend. They both did great, much to my surprise;) We have been talking up Old St. Nick to Hudson over the last few weeks in hopes he'd love him and be so excited to meet him. On the way there he was so happy and excited but once he saw Santa he got in quiet mode. Couldn't get the poor kid to crack a smile. Oh well! It was a win in my eyes since he didn't cry or get upset. Hayes was just happy to have somebody hold him. Sweet angel:)

Not bad. Not bad at all...

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

5 months

Yep. Time keeps on flying. It's quite ridiculous actually.

Hayes is 5 months old now. Still my angel baby. Gets cuter and sweeter by the day. Not to mention hungrier. He has not been a fan of rice cereal or oatmeal so I don't know what to do at this point. We took a break for like 2 weeks and I am going to try and introduce it again this coming week. I know he needs it b/c he sucks down his bottles at each feeding. So..we'll see what happens I guess.

He has recently learned how to grasp things and he can take his paci out of his mouth and put it back in (sometimes). He has also seemed to have found his voice these days. I think he has the cutest little cackle and loves to laugh at big brother Hudson. He enjoys playing in the exersaucer and on the play mat. Rolls over like a pro but can't roll back over yet.

At 5 months he wears size 2/3 diapers. Drinks five 7 oz bottles a day (Don't tell my pediatrician). Takes 2-3 naps a day, usually with a 30-min cat nap around 6:00. He sleeps through the night...sort of. Usually goes down at 8 and wakes up EVERY DAY around 6 am but since we don't get up til around 7:00, I refuse to get him up so I go in his room at 6 am and put that darn paci in his mouth and he usually sleeps another hour to hour and a half. Terrible, I know. But I guess that constitutes "sleeping thru the night?" Whatever. Just praying he eventually sleeps longer on his own.

Anyway, he is just the sweetest and cutest thing ever. And I love him so so so much!!! Happy 5 months  Baby Hayes:)

so happy!

chunky monkey

bath time

saturday park fun

sitting in the bumbo lasts about 5 min tops

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween:)

Hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween! We enjoyed getting to watch Hudson in action this year. He had a blast trick-or-treating and loved his costume Granna bought for him. He is super into Lion King right now so he was pumped to be a lion for Halloween. Well actually, we called it his "Simba" costume. Hayes also got to participate in the fun and he too was a sweet little baby lion!

Practicing his "ROAR"

Mr. Simba

my lion baby

love, love, love him!!!!

This year we started our fun night at Granna and Papaw's church for GBC's "Pumpkin Party." There were tons of games, bounce houses, a magic show, a puppet show, firetrucks, you know - all the fun kiddo stuff.

checking at the scene and getting a "baboon" from Papaw

Miller Boys

playing a tossing game with daddy


Papaw and Granna with the boys

We then made our way to the Harrison's house for their annual Halloween gathering. All the kiddos ate and then went trick-or-treating down their street. After that we came back to our neighborhood and hit up some more houses before turning in for the night. We had so much fun. The night was a success!

cutie hudson and daddy

mommy and hud

this is what hayes thought of halloween....

he went for the regular M&M's every time! 

Not a huge fan of trick-or-treating this year. 
It was boring apparently and put him to sleep


taking inventory of the goods
please note the M&M's in hand

sleepy lion

my babies

Monday, October 22, 2012

4 months

Where in the world did the time go? Hayes is already 4 months old! Well, more like 4 1/2 months now. Anyway, he is doing a lot more these days and is so so sweet which is why I call him my angel monkey. I love him SO MUCH and think he is just about the cutest thing in the world:) So blessed to be his mommy. HAPPY 4 MONTHS BABY HAYES!

my happy angel

BIG BOY at the doctor for his shots
50th percentile in all areas ~ healthy and happy!

showing off for the doctor by rolling over

playtime on the playmat

trying rice cereal for the first time 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

**Fall Break**

We are just coming off our Fall Break here and we had a great couple days off school and got to do some fun things around town. Here is a quick recap in pics...

~ This week ~

Got rid of this....
Hudson is still struggling a little with the loss of his precious paci but each day is getting better:)

Somebody turned 4 months old

Park fun with friends

Bonfire Tuesday @ The Wingos

Reese and Hayes at the Bonfire looking cute in their bear hats

Hayes passed out from all the fun! 

Beautiful Zoo Day on Wednesday morning!

Germantown vs Houston Game on Friday night

got our front porch decorated with some Fall Decor

We had a busy week but it sure was fun!