Monday, December 29, 2008

m&m's for Breakfast

As I was getting ready for church Sunday morning Will had a better idea. He was getting into Daddy's Peanut Butter m&m's. He was a mess and there were m&m's stuck all in the vent he was perched on.
This is where I sneaked up on him....
This is where he noticed he was "caught"...
And this is what happens when you overindulge...Any questions?--Besides the obvious "Where were you while this was happening?" question

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Morning

Our morning started not so bright, but early enough. Thankfully, Will slept till 6:30 so that I could get some last minute laundry, gift wrapping, and organizing done before we needed to leave.

When Will awakened, we were greeted with a lovely green snotty nose and face. Just so festive that child... He humored us though, and we had fun watching him open his gifts and ours.

A favorite of Will's. Don't Worry. I made him brush his teeth first.

Opening Ceseley's Dog Train book/CD. He LOVES it almost as much as I do. It comes highly recommended by us (We dance around in the kitchen to the music every morning).Thanks, Ceseley!

Taking a quick reading break.

Taking a quick cuteness break

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sleep Over

We LOVED having Layla and Olivia visit for a week. It was so good to see them. They are getting so BIG. I wouldn't be surprised if Layla is taller than me the next time I see here.

One of the fun things we did while they were here was a sleep over at Rocky River. Mom surprised us all with pajamas under the Christmas tree there. All the children had matching jammies. It was pretty cute.

for more pics go here.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Mr. Sandman

William sleeping is as good, or maybe even better than me getting my own sleep. It is in those short-lived moments of quietness that my hope is often restored.

When I was pregnant I saw video monitors that you could use to watch your children sleep. I thought that was pretty lame and boring. Now I understand the complete bliss in watching them sleep. I don't know what it is about children when they are sleeping that make them so irresistible.

Will has lately taken-up some peculiar sleeping arrangements lately....

On this particular check-in, I found he had pushed all his blankets together so he could sit up and sleep at the same time.

I heard William crying a bit more and louder than usual on this occasion. When I was certain he was asleep, I went in and found him like this. His leg had slipped through the crib slats. I laughed to myself and ran to get the camera. I took a few shots and then went to remove his leg from the awkward position. It was quite snugly stuck. I laughed and then felt really guilty and wondered what in the world I was going to do. After some aggressive maneuvering, I was able to free the chubby leg. He did unfortunately wake up, give me a few mad cries at being disturbed, and some very unpleasant grimaces before nuzzling back into his sheets for a deep sleep.
Notice the scratches in the wood? That's from teething. They are everywhere! So glad we didn't get a fancy-schmancy crib!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How do you eat your oreo?

I don't always know what is going on when Patrick is looking after Will. But I think it's pretty obvious why Daddy is his favorite, AND why he has decided to tell him on a couple of occasions "wuv ooo" and I still got nothin'!

Here. Have a bite.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Hard Working Man

Patrick graduated December 13th from Tennessee Tech with a degree in Finance. We still can't believe he is done. He has sacrificed so much to get here. He has balanced (most of the time VERY well) working a full-time night shift job on the weekends, being a full time student, a dedicated husband, an attentive daddy, and responsibilities at church for just a little over 3 years. He complained some but it was rare. Usually it had the ring of, "This is hard." Had it been me: "I am so tired! You don't know how hard this is! wah! wah! wah!" But I'm pretty sure he is a better person than I am. So I'm not at all surprised. On the 12th he accepted a job offer from Northwestern Mutual. He will be a wealth management advisor and sell different types of insurance. Right now he is studying so he can get his licensing. The job is in Murfreesboro but he will be able to work from home quite a lot. He'll do this along with his weekend job until he thinks he can't/ or doesn't want to manage it any more. He is a worker! He is still pretty interested in graduate school and hasn't totally counted it out yet. But for now it will just be work, work, family, and church on his to do list. I am so proud of him and proud to be his wife.