Thursday, July 22, 2010

One Year Doctor's Visit

Yesterday we had Bryson's One Year checkup. I can't believe I scheduled that babies visit on his birthday. What was I thinking? But he did so good up until his shots. Ugh...I felt so bad. He had the biggest crocodile tears you've ever seen.
Our doctor said Bryson is doing great. NO MORE FORMULA!!! That was music to my ears! And our grocery bill has now just been cut in half. She also told us that we needed to take his walker away. That kinda' makes me sad :( I love watching him in his walker and he has so much fun in it. He gets so excited running all over the house. But I understand her point that she's afraid he will associate walking with sitting down. Still I hate to take it away from him.

His official weight is 23pounds and 8ounces. Chubby little man!!! Which is just above the 50th percentile. And he is 29 1/2 inches long which puts him 1/2 inch shy of the 50th percentile. My husband was somewhat disappointed in his height, but I had to remind him again for the 5th time that the doctor said you cannot determine a child's height until the age of 2. I'm not to worried about it. Short or tall I'll love him the same!

After our doctor's visit we took a trip to Target and purchased Bryson a new car seat. I didn't realize until today that the other seat we got at our shower was a Kids Booster Seat and doesn't fit children less than 30pounds. I decided on the Evenflo. That was the brand we had for Bryson's infant seat and the price wasn't too bad either. I don't like purchasing things without reading reviews, but so far the reviews I've read have been pretty good.

We took Bryson to Logan's for dinner. Clay and I eat at Logan's every now and then. They have the 2 meals for $14.99 Monday-Wednesday and the menu you get to choose from isn't that bad. Today we saw their special 3 course meal for 2 for $19.99. Clay and I both ordered the small sirloin and Bryson got to chow down on Mac-n-Cheese and Mashed Potatoes. And he probably had 1 to many rolls!

Ya'll I don't think we're going to have any problems getting him started on whole milk. He guzzled it down like he was going to the electric chair.

Our next appointment is at 15 months. I can't wait to see how he has changed by then. Maybe he'll be walking on his own :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

One Year Old

Today you will be one year old at 11:58am. The day you were born was one of the happiest times for me and your daddy. That was the day I became a mommy, something I wasn't sure I would ever get the chance to be. And since that day, God has poured out so many blessings on our family. You have brought so much joy and laughter to mine and your daddy's lives. There are still days when I have to pinch myself because I still can't believe you are here and you are mine.
I never would have imagined I could love my child so much. There is nothing in this world that I wouldn't do for you. You are the sweetest, most handsome little boy I have ever laid my eyes on. You will never understand how much your daddy and I love you!

So what have you been up to at one year???

You weigh around 24 pounds. You're the chubbiest thing! I'll find out your exact measurements today for your one year checkup.

You are in size 12-18 month clothes. Size 4 diapers.

You can eat like a grown man. You love just about everything we put in front of you. The only thing you haven't been crazy about is hamburger meat. You make this funny face and then spit it out.

You have started pulling up and taking a few steps. I know it won't be too long and you'll be all over the house.

You can say a few words, but you mostly just babble alot. The words you can say are "da-da", "bye-bye" and "uce" (which is juice).

You can wave bye-bye and have just started clapping and putting your hands on your head when we say "uh-oh." You will give kisses when we say "Bryson, give me love." It's the cutest thing! You open your mouth and lean forward. So adorable!!!

You are still taking 2 naps a day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon.

You go to bed between 7 and 8 and sleep til 7. Every once in a while you'll wake up during the night, but it's very rare. You have always been such a good baby when it comes to sleeping.

Happy Birthday to the sweetest little boy I know. I love you so much!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bryson's First Year

I can't believe one year ago today I was getting a call from my doctor telling me we would be having Bryson a day early! I remember that day like it was yesterday! I was so nervous, excited, scared, and every other emotion you could think of. I couldn't sleep a wink that night at the hospital. The anticipation for the next day just consumed my every thought. Wondering what he would look like...would he have dark hair like me when I was born, would he have his Aunt Erica's nose like we thought he might, would I be a good mom, scared because he was coming early, would he love me????

I never would have dreamed that a year later I could love someone so much.

I made a slide show with some of the pictures we have taken of Bryson over the last year. I wanted to play it at his party but we had a few glitches and so it didn't get finished in time. That's probably a good thing since I cry everytime I watch it. I know I've said this over and over but ya'll I can't believe how fast this year has flown by.

Words can't even tell ya'll what a joy and blessing he has been! God has really blessed Clay and I and our family with such a special little boy. I thank God everyday for allowing me to be his mommy.

I apologize...the video is kinda' long, but if you have time I hope you get a chance to watch it.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

1st Birthday (a.k.a. longest post ever)

We had Bryson's party this afternoon and oh my did we have alot of fun!!! There were about 40 adults and kids that came so the church fellowship hall was pretty full. The pictures I took were not the best (I did have to cater to the birthday boy), so I hope to get copies of my mom and dad's soon.

Here's the birthday boy! I don't think he really knew what was going on, but ya'll he had the best time!

I thought the cake table turned out so cute. And doesn't the banner match just perfect?

A friend from work told me about this cute idea for the table cloth. Each year for her son's birthday see would paint the theme of the party and then put his hand prints on it. I just had to steal that idea!! I'm going to tell ya'll that trying to do hand prints on a one year old is a little bit of a job. But it I thought it looked amazing!!

The strawberry cake was wonderful! Jan @ Dreamcakes did the best job! It turned out so cute! I will definitely use them again.

Bryson's smash cake was adorable! He had alot of fun with it as you'll see...

Our family - the three of us had the best time. I can't believe a year has gone by already. It seems like yesterday I was getting a call from my doctor saying we were going to have him a day early and how excited and nervous we were. I never would have dreamed God would have blessed us this much!!

This was just the start of his smashing of the cake.

I was so glad that Mary was able to come. I had to have her expertise on cutting cake. That is something this girl has never had to do. Don't know what I would have done without her today.

Bryson has been doing this new thing putting his hands on his head...

He was having THE BEST time!!! He was loving being the center of attention!

This was the final picture with his cake. Cleaning that boy up was a chore. My brother came up with the cutest idea of having his bib framed. He said it would look like a piece of art. So I think I'll be looking at Hobby Lobby in the next few weeks to see what kind of frame I can find.

I couldn't believe my grandparents were able to come. When I saw them in the car with my parents I started tearing up. I didn't think they would be able to make it. I was so glad that were there.

That's one proud Mimi!

Bryson loves his Nana and PawPaw!

My dad and stepmom were loving being able to spend alot of time with Bryson this week.

We love Uncle Tommy and Aunt Michele! Cannot wait til they make their baby announcement :)

Since little Owen is still little bitty, they had people take turns watching him so Aunt Jessica and Uncle Charlie could come celebrate in the festivities. We stopped by their house on our way home so we could get a picture!!

Bryson was loving Aunt Erica's bling! I was so glad that the Future Uncle Seth was able to come down for the party.

Clay's grandparents really enjoyed themselves. I think Grandma was freaking out with all that icing in Bryson's hair!!

Two of my Aunts drove all the way from Texas for Bryson's party. It was great getting to see them and I hated that they could only stay for a day.

Our friend's Katie and Shawn are so much fun! We were finally able to get a picture with Bryson smiling while Shawn was holding him. I think Bryson is a little fearful of all the facial hair. We love you though Uncle Shawn!!!

Our friends from church Jonathan and Kristie. You can't tell but Kristie is pregnant with the future little Mr. A. Doesn't she look great? I can't wait to meet that little man!!!

Boy did we have a time getting Bryson and Barrett's picture made. Trying to get 4 boys to look at the camera together is not that easy. Ha! I hate that I didn't get a picture with Barrett's mom Maggie.

Bryson had so much fun playing with all the balloons.

It looks like Santa threw up in our house. LOL! We couldn't believe all the stuff he got. It was WAY TO MUCH!!! But I know he'll enjoy himself for quite a while.

I can't believe how fast this year has gone by. We have made so many memories in just one short year. God has really blessed Clay and I this last year with a healthy, happy, baby boy! I couldn't have asked for anything better. He's been our heart and we love him so much!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Birthday Prep

So I thought I would share a few sneak peaks of Bryson's birthday party. I can't believe it will be here in just 2 days :) I am so excited and have been planning for about 3 months (ya'll I'm not joking)!!! I'm also getting a little nervous. I've never planned anything like this before and I'm NOT creative at all. I've had alot of help from my friend Mary! I luv ya girl!!!

This is his invitation. I think it turned out just adorable! I found Marcy on etsy and I couldn't be more pleased. I LOVE IT!!!! She did an amazing job. I had her change crawl to "scoot" since Bryson has never learned to crawl. He has been doing the army crawl which looks like alot more work than just the regular crawl, but I'm not to worried. I've had several mom's tell me their kids never crawled and just went straight to walking.

His outfit turned out so cute! Mary did such a great job on it. She also has an etsy shop and does such wonderful work. She sells all kinds of stuff for kids. Definitely something for ya'll to check out.

This is just part of the banner that I hope will be able to hang over the cake table. And yes, Mary also made this :) I love the way she did the letters in different font. The entire banner is so cute. I'm telling ya'll I wouldn't know what to do without her. She has been my saving grace through the entire planning of his party!

These are just several of the paper lanterns I ordered to hang as decorations. They were very cheap and are really easy to hang up.

I have so much more to show ya'll. I ordered his cake about a month ago and that is what I'm really looking forward to see. I have really enjoyed planning this party. It's so special for Bryson and me and his daddy. I never thought I would be at this place, never thought I would get the chance to plan a first birthday party for my child. I feel so blessed and am very thankful during this time.

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July Fun

I hope ya'll had as much fun on the 4th as we did. We started the morning at my father-in-law's church and finished off with good food, fun with the family, and fantastic fireworks!! I can't believe I didn't take one single picture of the food or more family pictures. Honestly, I was just trying to enjoy this time with my family and boy did we have a blast!!!

This was right when we got over to my in-laws. He hadn't had a nap yet and I wanted to make sure he was well rested for his big pool day.

Bryson with his PawPaw

FINALLY! Just chill'n in the water

Family Beach Ball

Watching the family play with the Big Beach Ball. He followed that ball the entire time they played.

Love'n him some watermelon! The boy couldn't get enough. When he was finished with that piece, he was literally screaming for another one...what a mess!!

Taking a break from the water. This is my favorite picture!!! Notice his legs are crossed...he sits like that all the time. It's so cute :)

Sitting with Nana watching the fireworks. Bryson was in amazement. I was afraid he would get scared with the loud noise from the fireworks, but he would just stiffin his legs and twirl his arms and start laughing and giggling.

The fireworks the boys did were great. They were so big! What a great way to end the perfect Independence Day!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th 2010

Happy 4th of July!!!

I hope ya'll are having a wonderful Independence Day!

(still haven't been able to try out the timer on the camera...hence the separate pics. ha!)

Our Family is very grateful to all the brave men and women and their families who have served and are serving this Great Country.

We thank you for all you do!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Clay

Happy 29th Birthday...

to my baby's daddy!!!

This is an old picture of Clay and Bryson, but it's one of my favorites. I didn't get a good pic of my boy's today, so I thought I would post this one. Clay this is your first birthday as a daddy...I hope it's been wonderful for you! He love's you so much. He even made his daddy a sweet card (with a little help from his mommy)!!

For Clay's birthday he decided he wanted us to spend the day together since we don't get to do that very often. Anytime we go out it's usually around dinner time.

We've been wanting to see this movie since it came out! We love Kevin James and Adam Sandler. Their movies are always pretty funny :) And their humor is hilarious!!! The movie was great and to my surprise the language was not bad.

We had an early dinner at Momma Goldberg's! This is one of my favorite places to eat. They have one of these in Auburn and when I was there I was a frequent customer. Momma's Love on sourdough with an order of Momma's Nachos. Yummy!!!

Clay has been dying for a strawberry cake from Dreamcakes and since the smallest cake they make feeds 16 and it was just us eating it I thought their strawberry cupcakes would be a better idea. You can see from the bottom left corner that Clay devoured one before we made it to the interstate. This is where I ordered Bryson's cake from. I can't wait to see it!!!

Ya'll if you are ever around the Birmingham area, Momma G's and Dreamcakes are two of the best places in town. It's a good thing I live 30 miles away. I'd be as big as a whale if I lived any closer.

Clay I love you very much and I hope you had a wonderful day! I can't believe next year you'll be the BIG 30!!! Because that means in 5 months I also be the BIG 30! hahaha!!! Honey I love you and I can't wait to spend 50 more birthday's with you.

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