Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mmmm, Rice Cereal!

Since our big boy will turn 5 months next week, we decided to give rice cereal a try!

The jury is still out. 
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Emmet's First Balloon Race

We had another great weekend in Natchez for the Great Mississippi River Balloon Races!!

Natchez sunset and Balloon Glow

Emmet hanging out on the bluff

It's not a trip to Natchez without Fat Mama's!

Sleeping so Mommy and Daddy can eat breakfast at Natchez Coffee

Emmet got to see his Natchez friends!

Reene Parker Slover

Austin Jex

Sadly, though, we didn't get a picture with sweet little Thomas Adams, but we'll get it next time!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Laughing Video - 4 mos

After a month or two of trying, we finally got some good laughs on video! Emmet's laugh is my favorite sound on Earth :)

Also, Emmet had some quality time with his cousins Carlyle and Ben yesterday. See the sweet (and hilarious) pictures on Lauren's blog:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oh boy

Walked to the kitchen, poured a bottle, and looked up to see this...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

4 months old!

CCB the 4th, is 4 months old today, October 4th!!
We had our check-up today, and E loved checking himself out in the mirror...

And he loved ripping the paper to shreds...

Our boy is growing big and developing right on track- he is excelling, actually, and I'm his Mom so I can brag like that :)

Weight: 13 lbs 12 oz (30th percentile)
Length: 25.5 in (75th percentile)
Head: 43 cm (70th percentile)
Rolling over - capable of every direction but mostly goes back to tummy on his left side
Can hold his head up for long periods of time
Sits up in his bumbo and exercise center
Always wants to be standing, sitting, rolling or otherwise attempting to be mobile
Talks, smiles and laughs ALL THE TIME
Grabs toys and puts them directly into his mouth
Found his feet

Playing hard!

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Our little pumpkin

One year ago today I woke up with a strong feeling that I should take a pregnancy test. I barely glanced at the result - and had to do a double take... is that a plus sign?! No, it can't be... let me read the instructions, because I must not understand the signs. Chad woke up to, "Chaaaaad, Chad... CHAD! Umm I'm pregnant!" I have never seen him jump up like that in my life!! We were happy, excited, in disbelief (I took two more tests that morning, just to confirm). And our lives have never been the same. It is so crazy to think about our little man and how much we love him. We didn't even know him yet, but he changed our hearts forever that morning. The next day we went to the pumpkin patch in my hometown, and we were giddy with our little secret. So we thought it fitting to go back there today with our real little pumpkin.

So here are some fun pictures of the Barnes family. Please keep in mind it was very bright, so there is a lot of squinting and only few of Emmet actually looking at the camera. Aunt Allison came too!

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