Friday, December 17, 2010

our 11 month old munchkin

our lil' Houston is 11 months old!! I cannot believe that in less than 4.5 weeks, he will be ONE.

Today, I signed him up for the Mother's Morning Out Program at Gateway Baptist Church. Sigh. He is officially a little man. No more baby for us. But, I must say... I have been blessed and thankful that I have been able to watch our little man grow so fast.

Merry Christmas all! Hopefully when we start the new year, there will be more posts... we are still trying to get all settled into our new home!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

we are thankful for...

our houston.


this is my little helper...

night night

Our night time routine has changed a little lately... It used to be... soothing bath, a warm bottle, fall asleep while eating, bed.

Now... we play in the water.... play with our bottle... and play with our hair... watch some tv. mom puts me down for bed and I cry for 5 minutes... THEN fall asleep.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

10 months

where has time gone? seriously! our little munchkin is now 10 MONTHS old!

Matt and I have been busy the past couple of months... hence the lack of blogging! He has been trying to get into the swing of things w. his new job... I have been busy with my side work. AND, We are happy to say, WE ARE MOVING!! not only are we moving -- but its back to the homestead -- CHAPIN! Finally. We have been working on trying to 'get back home' for a while now. (for those of you who think we are 'home'... we do live close to home... but it is nothing like home). We close the first of December, so right now our lives consume of -- PACKING. PACKING. PACKING. I never thought we had this much stuff...

Enough about the move... let me get to the good stuff.

What Houston has been up to in the past couple months:

Our lil' Houstonie - Houst has a grand total of 6 TEETH! Can you believe it!? 6! and he sure likes to show them off too...

The top two are HUGE and the side ones are barely peeping thru... But, they are there! And he uses them to his best ability! Trust me. He eats everything. Everything you are eating, he wants. Put away the baby food cause we now have a BIG BOY living with us. Bust out the Apples, Applesauce, Spaghetti, Chick-fil-a chicken fingers, grapes, grits, Spaghetti-Os, Noodles, French Fries, Bread, Pizza, Peas, Beans, etc. You name it... he wants it. PIG.

Also, Houston's lil' personality is starting to show. He gives me this look A LOT.

* "um, what the heck are you doing mom?" Laugh. He will probably be saying that one for the rest of his life.

One thing he does that makes me laugh so hard, is he likes take one piece of something and throw it behind him... washcloths in the cabinet, tub-a-ware in the kitchen,  newspaper on the ottoman, everything out of my bathroom drawer, etc. He doesn't stop either, until he clears that one particular area. UGH. I will be picking up after him for the REST OF MY LIFE. Sigh. But he is so worth it.

I cannot believe how fast the time has gone. We will soon have his First Christmas... and THEN... he will be ONE! AH. NO. Too fast. Too fast.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Houston loves to play in the sink. Every night after dinner... we play in the water.... While mommy cleans the dishes. And well, Houston wishes he could stay in there all night long... but instead... we must move on to bath and bed!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Just a funny....

We like to eat EVERYTHING... even grass that is on the ground.

These photos are from a while back when I kept Josie and Wes for a few weeks. I will update the blog soon and let you all know what Houston has been doing lately!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Daddy's Little Helper

Houston is such a big help now... he can help daddy put things together...

... or just eat whatever is around.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

First Tooth

Houston has cut his first tooth! FINALLY. We thought that day would never come. 7 months old and we have had several 'weeks' where we thought it was coming... and coming... and coming... and nothing. And then, this past week... POP a toopher! We were so proud of him (like he made it happen or something).  He wasn't too fusy... ahem. And no fever.

I have been working hard on trying to capture this tooth on the camera... and well, nothing. He wont uncover it with his tongue long enough for me to take a snap of it. SO, once I get the shot, I will be sure to show everyone!

Friday, August 13, 2010


...things have been going NON-STOP in our household! I cannot even catch up.

But, one thing to celebrate... DADDY GOT A NEW JOB! Matt has recently taken a sales position at Windstream. He starts August 23! We will update you as he starts and gets into the groove of things!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Where is Waldo?

All I see now when I walk into a room is a little head peeping over something... either the crib, the bedding, the counter, etc.

I love the 'Waldo stage'!

Although, Houston is quickly by passing the 'Waldo Stage'... He now wants to hold your hand and WALK -- yes, I said WALK -- everywhere. Tear. Makes me sad my boo is growing up!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tweet Tweet, So Sweet.

There was a little bird,
And he sat up in a tree,
A tiny little fella,
Yes, a tiny bird was he!
A tiny bird was he!
And he sang this little song for me,
'Twas tweet, tweet, tweet,
So sweet, sweet, sweet,
And I'd wake up just as happy as could be,
With his tweet, tweet, tweet,
So sweet!

Before the break of day,
I could hear his happy song,
No matter what the weather,
He would sing all morning long,
He'd sing all morning long!
And he sang this little song for me,
'Twas tweet, tweet, tweet,
So sweet, sweet, sweet,
And I'd wake up just as happy as could be,
With his tweet, tweet, tweet,
So sweet! 

We have joined Twitter! OH YES! 
Follow thebabymes!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Car Seat

We have been MIA because we were at the beach most of last week! So, sorry for the delayed blogging.

BUT, I recieved Houston's NEW car seat a couple weeks ago! AND I LOVE IT! It is the Combi International Coccoro. We also got the Coccoro Flash for a light weight, quick and easy stroller! Check them out on Combi's site!

We are excited about his Coccoro. It's like Houston graduating to a 'big boy seat'! I will post photos of Houston in his seat soon; it makes him look like a grown man! Sigh. This car seat will also be his forward facing seat when he can sit frontwards! It's great!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Houston is Famous

My friend Kelly works at Combi-International as their head Graphic Designer. A few weeks ago she came down to take some photos of Houston and I to use for their new Hangtags. Take a look at her blog to see the finished product! Houston and I are going to be in several Baby R Us around the country!

Ahem, we are models! j.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pigeon Forge

Last weekend our family too a 'FAMILY VACAY' to Pigeon Forge, TN.  Take a look at our family fun time!

*Matt was the 'Jungle Gym'

*Wes was in his own world.

*Jess and Josie doing what they do best, goof off

*Everyone hanging out in the 'driveway', while POPS grilled.

* Jess and Ed loving on Mr. Houston

*Brandy and Dave swinging Wes

*Houston's first trip to the Mountains....

The car ride was not that bad. We had JoJo ride up with us to 'help' with Houston.

*Edwin cant get enough of him!

*And of course, JoJo doing what she does best, TAKE CARE OF THE BABIES!!

Overall, it was a great trip -- FAST, but great!

Friday, June 11, 2010


I have entered Houston into Parents Magazine baby contests! AH. I had to do it. HELLO, he is so freaking cute!! We must enter him in something! SO, I entered him into two contests:

For the cover

For 4 to 6 month

Just click on the link. It will take you to our image. On the right of the image is a 'like' button. Click 'like' and that's it!


p.s. you can vote EVERYDAY if you want!

Mama's Love

Houston and I don't too many photos together. And well, since I am SO far behind on my blogging. Here is a snap shot from Mother's day! LOVE IT!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

4 Months Today.

My baby is 4 months old today! And its been a LONG time since our last post. So, stay tuned and I will keep you all informed of what my Munchkin has been doing in the past month!

Till then my favorite time of the day:  NAKED BUTT

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mama's Boy

Well, since I don't get many photos of Houston and I together... I am just going to post a photo of a look that I would give...

If he could speak, he would say, "Please get that damn camera out of my face."

Yes, these are the looks that I get from my baby. Sigh. That's my boy! Taking over one of Mama's best traits... the 'Eat S*** and Die Look.'

Now, it's not that we mean it, its just our expression.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Easter Sunday

... two week too late? nah.

Sorry for the late Easter blog... but, we've had a full plate lately. Seems like we don't find too many free moments!! Sigh. But now that I do have a moment and Houston is sitting in his bumbo seat and blogging with me... Here is our story of Easter Sunday!

We started out Saturday night with Aunt Jessie and Edwie and Uncle Grant... dying Easter eggs. Well, mainly Jess, Houston and I dying Easter eggs while the boys watch the rest of the final 5 on TV.

Sunday morning we went through Houston's Easter basket... Where the Easter bunny brought him clothes and candy... ahem. Well, brought Daddy and I candy! Yum.

As you can tell, he didn't care too much for the basket. So, off to church we went. Where Houston cried during the service... mainly because we had hand bells that did not sound good. Ahem. I mean, it was beautiful.

And of course... we followed up our Church service with a nice Sunday dinner at JoJo's... Where we all had photo shoots...

Of Course, the Babies are the cutest photo of all!!

After a big dinner at JoJo's we headed to Deeda and Dukes! to enjoy another dinner... sigh (and I am suppose to be losing baby weight... ). And enjoy some Deeda, Duke, Grant, Janie, Doug, Katie and Maggie time... whoa!

It sure was one big day!! But, overall, it was a beautiful Easter with our baby boy.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Heffley's came to visit!

Matt's aunt Kathy just moved here from Texas but her kiddos still live there. SO, this past week was their spring break and they came to SC to visit the family!  Matt has always talked so highly of them and wanted me to meet them FOREVER (since we met in 2005)! However, I didn't get to meet Nicole until our wedding in 2008. And JUST met Corey last summer! We love them to death and enjoy their visits! We just wish they could stay LONGER!

This is Corey and his Girlfriend with Houston.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Zoo Days

About a week ago, we took our first trip to the ZOO! We went with Brandy, Josie, Wes, Jess, Cindy and Tyler. We had a great time!! Houston didnt really do much, other than sleep and sit there... but the other kiddos had a BLAST!! Take a look:

These are the three monkeys we chased all day! 
*Tyler, Josie, Wes


Sunday, March 28, 2010

ducky ducky

Houston gets a warm 'bath' every night... its more like a soak. But Daddy and Houston play with ducky's the entire time. It's the best part of bath time, right?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Naked Butt

I see your heinie, all white and shiny. And when it wiggles, it makes me giggle! ha-ha-ha.

Ruby (the lady who used to keep Brandy, Jess and I when we were little) she used to sing this to us all the time!

Sigh. I love naked babies! Just too cute!

And you know you do too!