Shannon Falls, August 2012

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday for a Six Month Old

What better way to spend a lazy Saturday than with a big ole bottle of juice wearing my Bama gear and relaxing in my rocker watching football? Happy 6 month birthday to me!

Half a Year

Our "baby" is 6 months old today! We're finally starting to get some sleep (last night was an exception, however), and he can roll almost completely roll over, hold his own bottle, and scoot. Two teeth are in and more on their way. He's wearing 9-12 month clothing easily, and he loves to yell at the dog. Hayden can't stand to be lying down now that he knows what it's like to sit/stand up. He's quite close to crawling, just hasn't figured out the mechanics yet. We are going to have one very busy and vocal toddler down the road!

Recent pictures coming soon! We still need to find a local pumpkin patch for some fall shots.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Not A Baby Anymore

Our almost 6 month old resembles a little man, not a baby anymore! We even purchased him a convertible carseat today. How can he be half a year old!?

Monday, October 12, 2009


Why do we expect of others what we are unable to do ourselves? For instance, we had a day of training today. As typically stated, teachers make the worst students. This was very evident today as "professional" after "professional" could not keep his/her mouth shut and pay attention during the presentation. You know, it's one thing to be discussing the material being covered. I won't even go into detail about what I heard today. Just shut your mouths, listen, and we can get through it all much faster. Do people still not realize this? Nope. Nope, they don't.

On a positive note, we were done earlier than expected and I came home to a baby in a happy mood. I can hardly believe he's nearly 6 months old. We're so close to being mobile. Don't dare remove his bottle or pacifier from him if he wants it. He'll grab it back from you. And don't lay him down if he wants to sit up; he'll fight you tooth and nail! I love and loathe his independence! He looks like a little boy, not a baby!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


So the new bkgd-- I hate Halloween and love the holiday season, so I went ahead and got ready for Turkey Day! Fall is great, when it finally gets here!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Making it....

Please no one take offense to this, but I definitely understand why God intended for parenting to be a two person deal! David is having a fabulous time at Catalyst, and I'm a single parent until basically Saturday morning. I miss my husband! He's wonderful at playing with Hayden, and it's such a relief to have an extra pair of hands. Everything seems so much more ominous, too, being alone. And the dog barks at everything, so at midnight when she goes beserk, I go beserk! But really, things are going fine.

On a school-note, I had to give two 0's on 9 weeks tests today due to cheating. Sigh. Now these students will fail.

The students are out Monday for "fall break," but we teachers have a work day. Bummer.

Hayden is so close to rolling everywhere! And he's teething pretty badly, so it's drool-city and he's fussy and not his normal self. But tonight he laid on the bed and cooed and laughed and yelled and just had the best time. I love those moments.

It's raining yet again. What happened to Sept. and Oct. being our dry months?! We had CruiseFest at FBC Biloxi, but as soon as we arrived, it started pouring. So we got a little, okay, a LOT wet, trying to get back into the truck!

Mom and I have been walking the Biloxi/OS bridge. Excellent workout and it will be even nicer when fall finally arrives!

And finally, I am so thankful to have a Target! I could have bought so much tonight, but I refrained. Hayden's really into monkeys, and I nearly bought everything I saw with one! I'll wait until I can take David and then we'll decide what to get! Christmas is just around the corner!