Monday, February 27, 2012

Before & After

Before swim class...

 ...after swim class



We've gone from this... this

My baby's growing up! {insert sad face}


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Reid's 1st Playground Adventure

Who knew February could be such a beautiful month?  The last few days in Dallas have been the kind that pull you like a magnet to a restaurant patio and margarita park and playground. Friday afternoon was one of those days, and we just couldn't resist the pull to play outdoors!  We picked up Reid from school, got a car wash {because that's just what you do on days like this} and proceeded to a neighborhood park for Reid's first ever trip to the playground.

He tried out the swings first, then the baby slide, next the big boy slide {with dad & mom along for the ride of course} and finally the seesaw.  His overwhelming favorite activity was....drum roll please....on second thought I'll let the pictures tell the story.  :)


Thursday, February 23, 2012


Image courtesy of Great Aunt Lanie


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday, Slade!

Reid attended his 2nd {kid's} birthday party this weekend.  Ironically, his first ever birthday party was a pool party when Slade's big sister Liz turned 4!  Brandy was definitely in party planner mode for this one.  Slade's 2nd birthday party was Cars themed.  So fun!

birthday boy in all his glory
sweet RoryCate hugging her big brother, John

These three are so sweet with Reid.  I love how Liz tells Slade to "let Baby Reid play with it now."  There's just something about the way she says "Baby Reid" in her softest, sweetest voice.
Alise & her magnificent curls


love is in the details
ready to make a move
showing off his Cars shoes
Reid thought all of Slade's cars & trucks were fun.  Not sure we're ready for truck toys in our house yet.  I'm Reid's still enjoying all his baby toys.  :)
waiting patiently for his cake

All the party guests also waiting patiently for the cake...
...and ice cream!
smooches for his future babysitter
"Show me those toofers!"

my little prince 
{pay no attention to the girls in gowns on his crown}


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Eight Months!

The Reid Report:
  • At eight months I've eaten: avocado, peas, carrots, butternut squash, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, blueberries, mangos, pears, apples, chicken, turkey and puffs {boy does the boy love his puffs}
  • I have two toofers!
  • I'm army crawling all over the place now!
  • I'm passing items from one hand to the other (and back).
  • I love to play with other babies my age.  
  • Hudson makes me laugh harder than anyone or anything else!
  • I'm happy 90% of the time even when I'm sick.
  • I'm sleeping through the night very consistently unless my toofers are hurting me.  Then mommy or daddy has to come in with a pacifier once or twice during the night to help me feel better.
  • I'm learning to hug, and I'm definitely turning into a snuggle bunny.
  • I'm happy to report that I convinced mom and dad to enroll me in my first session of Waterbabies!  I go every Monday evening for 6 months (through June).  I was happy that Dad was able to get off a little early to attend {and photograph/video} my very first swim class.  I'd like them to get more video footage of me at least once a month {to track my superb skills}, but since mom has to be in the pool with me & dad has to work, that may be a little difficult to accomplish...unless...hmmm...I wonder...{hint, hint}.  :)
  • I weigh a whopping 19 lbs 11 oz.  We know this for sure because I had to go to the doctor on my 8 month birthday (& Valentine's Day nonetheless).  Dr. L confirmed I have my second ear infection (left side again & right side was too clogged to tell...again).  She reassured mommy that it's simply an anatomy issue.  Big people's ear canals angle downward to allow gravity to do its job, but little people's ear canals {that's me} are more horizontal so ear gunk gets trapped in there.  Then lo and behold an infection appears!  Don't worry though, I may be on antibiotics & probiotics again, but I'm still happy as a lark.
This is me...happy...and still making my cute bird sounds!

Gone are the days when I can sit Reid and his bear side by side for a photo op.  This was the only picture with the bear in an upright, seated position.

 "Geez, I wish my mom would trim my fingernails!"

"Don't you think I look like my dad when I smile big like this?"
 Watching his pups
 "I really do have the cutest toes ever!"

 "Who?  Me?"

 I laid Reid in his crib to try to get a comparison picture of his size in relation to his crib, but he was having none of it.  I couldn't get him to stay still for one second.  I think he was intrigued by all the fun stuff.  Normally, when he's in his crib, it's dark in his room.
 My little man...happy 8 months my love!  Your daddy & I love you to the moon & back.