Monday, November 26, 2012

Giving Thanks

We are thankful for our life together, our special little guy, our family and our friends! We spent Thanksgiving 2012 in Natchez with Zuzu, Ben, Carlyle, Lali, Justin, Amy, "Noni" and Amy 2! It was a great time for food, football, and hanging out with the cousins! 

Here are a ton of pictures from our holiday! 

The boys discovering the fun in throwing dirt at each other

Cousins in Jammies (Carlyle cracks me up in this one!)

Playing in their cardboard coloring house

Just two of the many attempts a matching cousin picture :)

Loving on Zuzu!

Barnes Family, Thanksgiving 2012

Big Girl Carlyle eating at the adult table!

The boys ready for a stroll

Sharing Abby Cadabby (which is a big deal!!)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Emmet's Big Exciting Day!

One Saturday last month we picked up Bob-O and Dodi (Gramy's new name by the way, hand picked by Emmet), and met Aunt A-yi at her work. Aunt A-yi works at Penske with the big yellow trucks... well, guess who happens to love BIG TRUCKS!? 

He was in big truck heaven. He smiled and laughed and danced the whole time he was "driving".

Seatbelts can be tricky.

Then we headed for the traditional Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch! 

Emmet was surrounded by mumbys and ran and ran and played!

Daddy is so funny!

Emmet loves loves loves his Bob-O and Dodi and I think they are pretty crazy about him too :)


Hayride behind a "dat-dor" (or tractor for you non-Emmet speakers) with Mama and Dodi. He smiled the whole time!

I am not kidding that when we got home he fell asleep for FIVE hours, woke up, ate dinner at 11 pm and went back to bed until 8 am. We wore him out! 

At 17 Months

At 17 months, Emmet...

  • Has 11 teeth, including 3 molars!! 5 of which have come in during the last 3 weeks, but the poor guy is taking it like a champ!
  • Is one month gluten free and it is really going well! He is gaining weight, losing the Buddha belly, and has more energy than we know what to do with. It has been wonderful to watch! He is back to his normal, into-everything self.
  • Says the funniest things and makes amazing associations between things. For example, when we wants to swing, he says windy, or "nindy" because it's windy while you swing! His word list is over 100 words and phrases now, and he is constantly amazing us! 
  • Is already in to potty humor... I am not sure where the phrases "bye-bye toot" and "Elmo poo-poo" came from, but once he saw me stifle a laugh, they have been on repeat ad nauseam!
  • Loves to point out everyone's eyes, eaws, NOse and mouth. The eye gouge can get dangerous.
  • Favorite things continue to be "oo-bee" and "dig tra" aka school buses and big trucks... or tractors or cars, and sometimes airplanes or helicopters. Any motorized vehicle will do. He even takes a car or bus to bed, along with a stuffed animal. Also, "The wheels on the bus" is sung approximately 20 times in our house daily and Emmet's accompanying hand motions are ADORABLE! I am trying to get it on video. 
  • Best buds are Elmo, Abby Cadabby and his rabbit. 
  • Still loves to read books!
  • Is still the sweetest, most wonderful little guy. 

  • The most recent pictures I have are from Halloween, so here ya go.

    Pushing his big truck from Zuzu

    Being a brave trick-or-treater. He didn't really get the whole thing. I think he just did it to humor Mama and Dada...

    Sunday, November 4, 2012

    Rebecca Jex Photography

    Over Balloon Race weekend we had our family photos taken by Becky!! She did such a great job, and I am just thrilled with how they turned out!

    Go on over to Rebecca Jex photography and check them out!

    Thanks, Becky!