Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Walk in the Park by HLV

Last Sunday while daddy was golfing Mom took Jake and I for a nice long walk. b3a06796 We went on this walking trail that had a creek beside it. I laughed and laughed watching Jake play in the creek. 5af497e0 69c6fe24 0e528dc7 And THEN at the end of the path was a swing set!! WEEEEEEEEE I love the swings.
Thanks Mom, for a great day!

Monday, May 21, 2012

My first Mother's day....

I seem to be a weekend behind on the blog post front but oh well such as life. Here’s a few of my favorite snapshots from my first mother’s day weekend with my little man!! 6a32b6bf a4c96298 515123cd 314ed75d 6ef5e0bc a3b69271 We headed to Danville VA and spent the weekend with family. Hunter V had a great time with his sweet cousin Reagan and Aunt Carter. e0689748 f62a8a82 d0e0422b 17fd20e2 He also was lovin his big daddy feeding him some breakfast! c8122a8e And so you all know what I mean when I say our sweet smiley Hunter is a little monster. Exhibit A. bf52ed03 Exhibit B. f16d3381 Pray for us. :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

2nd Anny

Yesterday was our anniversary. Let me just paint you a little picture of what dinner looked like. a2ba3f9d 93c6c4ba 0394f58c a37db6f6 Your looking at a wedge salad, a beef tenderloin tail topped oscar style with crabmeat and lobster. Served with aspargus a top a potato pancake. mmmmmmmm If the nugget only knew what he missed out on after he hit the hay.

And I'll admit I'm not in any of the picture because I was already in my PJs. :) Romantic huh?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

6 Months!

6 MONTHS! How did we get here? Everyone has told us the fun really begins at 6 months as you learn to sit up by yourself, play more, and become much more social. All these things have proven true. You are one fun little boy!! Oh, and you have hair! Your hair has really grown this month and is a bit out of control at times :) Perfectly polished and combed to the side, or sticking up in Mohawk form your cute either way and can pull off both looks! :) 18da950a Size: 19 pounds 5 ounces (75%tile) 28 inches (95% tile). I feel like you have grown a lot in the height department. You’ve outgrown your 6 months sleepers length wise so it’s onto 9 month for you. Clothes depending on the brand and how they size you are in 9 months or the size 6-12 months. I don’t see this lasting long though you’ll be in all 12 months clothes by the middle/end of the summer I know it! Carter’s onesies your already sporting 12months just fine. b9e92c58 Development: You easily sit up on your own sometimes falling over reaching for things next to you. You love to grab your feet, pull your socks off, and put EVERYTHING in your mouth. Your definitely teething in that sense. When we leave the house you have both socks on, by the time we get to daycare you have pulled them off and they are soaking wet from being in your mouth the whole car ride in it’s a good thing its morning and they’re clean. You continue to grab and reach for things, the days of mommy wearing long earrings are nearing end. You’ll grab at noses, ears, hair and you have quite the grip! You occupy yourself a lot by pulling your pacifier out of your mouth, starring at it and then putting it back in your mouth. Out and in, out and in…it’s one of your favorite games. When sitting and playing with your toys you can pull puzzle pieces out, and dump over containers of blocks. You have great coordination for a 6 month old! You also continue to love to stand. This month you have taken to exer saucers and doorway jumpers. You’re really starting to get the hang of bending your knees to jump. If you’re in the mood for tummy time you’ll push all the way up on your hands and kick your legs in effort to move forwards but can’t quite seem to get your belly off the ground yet in order to crawl. With this said Daddy and I wonder if you will crawl at all or just go straight to walking. b6647c83 Personality: You are a happy baby and lots of fun but your little monster ways stay true. You love to scream in excitement and grab at people’s faces when you’re feeling playful in their arms. You have the most contagious wide mouthed smile that you’ll give to pretty much anyone that talks to you in a high pitched voice. You’ll go to anyone, sleep anywhere and eat anywhere. You’re laid back and easy to travel with. Lately you think Jake is hilarious. If he comes up to sniff you or his tail gives you a face whack you crack up laughing. Your belly laughs are the best. Zerberts and tickles on your upper chest can normally bring them out. If you see your bottle you want it right then so we have to be careful not to show it to you beforehand. You’ll fuss a bit if you’re tired or hungry and give us a shout if you’re in need of a scenery change (say tired of being in your doorway jumper) but other than that life is good. e789c295 6b117542 Eating: You ate oatmeal and rice cereal for breakfast and dinner all month long. The past weeks we have started you on fruits and vegetables. So far all you have tried sweet potatoes, apples, peas, pears and bananas. Sweet potatoes are your favorite veggie so far and pears are your favorite fruit. We also just changed your sechedule to a big boy schedule where you are eating solids three times a day (breakfast lunch and dinner)! You are getting 4 bottles a day and three solid meals. Your new schedule looks like this…. 6am – wake up to nurse and go right back to bed 8:30amish – wake up for the day, eat oatmeal and a fruit for breakfast 10:30/11am – 8oz bottle of breastmilk Noon – lunch rice cereal, a veggie and a fruit 3pm – 8oz bottle of breastmilk 5:30 – dinner rice cereal, a veggie and a fruit 7pm – begin bath and bedtime routine 7:30pm – 8oz formula bottle then bed 83a10b52 Sleeping: There is nothing cuter than seeing you sound asleep in your crib with your little butt in the air. You LOVE sleeping on your stomach and there is no stopping you. We lay you down on your back and you immediately flip to your side and then eventually make your way to your stomach in the night. We lay you down between 7:30 and 8pm and you sleep until 5:30/6am. Here you simply wake up to eat and then are right back to bed (in mommy and daddy’s bed that is)  During the week we get up to shower and get ready for work around 7:15 and you continue to snooze in our bed until around 8am when I have to wake you up to get you ready for daycare. On the weekends the three of us have snoozed until as late at 9:15am. You love your morning sleep! You usually take two good hour or more naps a day and one little 20 minute cat nap. Your morning nap after your 11am bottle is the longest and when you’re at home on the weekends you do it in your swing most the time. You really will nap anywhere though…the car, daddy’s chest, center of a bed, your crib. If your tired you can be laid down with a paci and lovie and you’ll fall asleep. 05f49234 Likes: Singing if your happy and you know it, and twinkle twinkle little star. Listening to chica chica boom boom in the car. Jumping in your doorway jumper, and watching mickey mouse club house. You love eating, and sleeping and of course being held  You love your pacifier and lovie’s and putting things in your mouth including your own hands and feet! 7c8ebd3d Dislikes: You don’t like having your face/nose whipped or being lotioned up after your bath. Again this all could be because you’re tired and hungry at this point in the night. Mommies homemade pureed apples are not your favorite. f107fcaa b43ac366 Until next time little buddy. Try to slow down growing, okay?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A busy weekend....

Our weekend started on thursday this week and was non-stop fun! First and foremost a HUGE Thank YOU to our wonderful family and friends here that took turns watching Hunter V so we could enjoy an anniversary date, attend some wedding festivities, and fulfill some church duties.

A recap...

The Wells Fargo golf tournament was Hunter and I's first date 7 years ago. We like to go back every year in celebration of us and enjoy nice weather, cold beer, and a GREAT sport! Being we had a reshearsal friday for the wedding I was in and the wedding saturday we had to go Thursday.

I started out being sly with trying to get some picture of Tiger from afar. This was his second shot on hole one. It was not a great shot as you can see by him looking down in disappointment....def a sign of what was to come for him!
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Ah, and by the end of the day I became a little less sly but the risk was well worth the reward considering the close up I got of this handsome fellow! Love me some Rory!! 40378dfa
After the tournament Hunter and I decided we could still hang with the 20 somethings and to head to live at 5. We had fun :) 64fcdcf2 cf1c869e
Our dear friends John and Lindsey picked baby Hunter up from daycare, fed him dinner, strolled him around dilworth, and then soundly put the nugget to bed. Lindsey kept Mama's mind at ease with lots of smiley pictures of HLV while they were hanging out. Thank you guys!! 1784c08f f8c2335e
Friday we woke up, nugget went off to daycare, hubby went off to work and I went off to the salon for a mani/pedi with the bride! After our pampering we headed to the rehearsal ceremony and then to the rehearsal dinner at Cantina 1511. HLIV and HLV met up with us at Cantina after work.
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Saturday marked WEDDING DAY!! I had to head to country club early while Big Hunter dropped off little Hunter at our friends Rich and Brandys to play with their son Michael for the evening. :) Then he headed to the country club himself. We partied it up with the bride and groom and once again we are blessed with great friends who took perfect care of our baby and sent along pictures throughout the night :) How cute are these little buddies... cc562040
Whew! Sunday....We napped with the nugget! shocking right? And then headed to a new members church meeting from 5pm - 8pm. Grami came over to watch baby Hunter and guess what?? YEP, she sent us a picture of the nugget in his PJs all ready for bed. Grami's take the best care of their grandbabies and we are certainly lucky we have one nearby to count on! Thanks Grami! 15db2472
So we're pretty blessed, right? Our baby remained happy, mom and dad had some fun. We have awesome friends and family to thank!

and without further ado I introduce to you my dear friend Mrs. Kelly Chandler! Congrats guys...the wedding was beautiful and sooo much fun!! xo 4f57368c caceb305e981e3ee 87b5cad2 18b46486 d9a3a7b2 eeb1ad3e Coming up next...HLV 6 months old!
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