Monday, October 7, 2013

Getting into Things

Before I became a mom I really looked forward to those times when my child would get into...lets just say "mischief", I loved the idea of catching them in the act of doing something "naughty" and them capturing it on camera. I know that there are two routes in which a parent can take when it comes to their child making messes/getting into things. You can either 1) Smile, grab the camera and make memories, or 2) Get mad and be overwhelmed by these almost daily occurrences. I choose the latter, I love experiencing these little "naughty acts" with Chate. I honestly thing that it is funny and something to laugh about because I mean really what do you expect he is a baby! So as the saying goes "let them be little", and I really do follow that, and even join in on the fun with him sometimes, because who doesn't want to be a kid again? But I know that there are boundaries, and I have my three big ones: hot things, and the toilet, and cleaning products, for Chates safety but that is basically it, and he is a pretty good boy so I lucky don't have to get on to him very often at all. Ok so here are a very few pictures of things he has gotten into that I have captured with the camera, wipes, eye shadow, and his toy boy- to which he threw all his toys out (not really that bad but pretty funny that he was stuck inside the box).

Catching up with Birthdays

Summer has now come and gone, and so has all of the birthdays for my family. I just celebrated my birthday a couple weeks ago and Chances was July 20th, and since I am behind I will start with his. Chance requested a homemade cheesecake, so I went all Betty Crocker and whipped him up a mighty fine cheesecake, it was delicious. His parents also came up to visit that weekend so Chance and I were able to go on a much needed date together. I love spending one-on-one time with my husband especially since that time is hard to come by lately. For my birthday I requested pumpkin pie since I am not a huge cake fan, so Chance took his turn with domestication and made me a very scrumptious pie. My family came up to visit that weekend and we went to Bass Pro, Bowling, and out to dinner with my parents. I love when family comes up to visit, and I love getting to spend time with them creating memories, and of course Chate loves all the attention he gets from the grandparents and aunts and uncles, he is not spoiled at all....

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ava Trip

We went to Ava fourth of July weekend. We had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa Davis, and everyone else in Chances family. The weekend consisted of swimming, a birthday party, and of course lots of playing time and family time. Chate sure is one loved baby, he had lots of fun with his grandparents and cousins!

The Big One

Well it really did happen, my baby turned one years old July 3rd, I swear I just brought him home from the hospital like last week right?! Crazy good year, full of learning, adjusting, teaching, tears, laughter, and lots of love. This boy never ceases to amaze Chance and I. We are so blessed to be in his life. He has taught us so much about life, and has brought a deeper love into our marriage and family that continues to grow everyday. Ok enough tears...He had a pretty great birthday I do believe, we opened presents, went to the splash park, ate cake, and played with his new toys all day! Chate is a very active little guy now, and loves running from toy to toy (you should see my house at the end of each day). Chate loves to go "bye-bye", and is so happy to be in the car, with about a 3 hour limit. One day while Chance was blessing the food I looked over at Chate and he was folding his arms! Every time we say a prayer we tell him "prayers, fold your arms" and he does, for about 2 seconds, but hey he does it!  Every time I say lets go take a nap or go night-night, he will go straight into his room by himself, EVERY TIME, I know I still don't believe it myself. I really hope he keeps that up! He says "uh-oh" and does really great facial expressions along with it. He really is just a great little boy and I could not be more happy be his mom, and experience each day with him by my side.