Saturday, February 27, 2010

1 Year Check Up

Waiting for the doctor.......

What is my little man up to these days????? He is really starting to get a little personality now;)
Reed has been such a JOY this past year and here is what he is up to.........

1. Walking when he wants to and speed crawling everywhere

2. Finally learned how to drink from a sippy other than a Nubby.....they leak so bad!

3. Loves music and dances to the beat.....wonder where he gets that one from???

4. Says "Da Da", "Ma Ma", "Bye, Bye" "Nana" "Cracker"....he just said that one today!

5. Loves saying Uh, Uh, Uh all the time to let me know what he wants!

6. Loves all of his toys but his most favorite is for me to push him on his riding toys around the
house, and he gets mad when I stop.

7. Loves to climb on clothes baskets

8. Loves opening and closing cabinets and drawers

9. Favorite food: Mac and Cheese

10. Favorite fruit: Bananas.......this boy loves to eat.....i think he gets that honest!

11. Loves his milk....we are working on drinking it from a sippy cup, but he still likes his morning and bedtime milk in a bottle. He is getting better at drinking from his sippy other than a Nubby! I am so happy about that hurdle b/c those Nubby sippy cups leak!

12. Smiles a lot:) He likes for me to tickle him and Nana can really get him to giggle;)

13. LOOOOVES Outside!

14. Reed loves to be on the go......kinda like his mama:)

15. Loves bathtime

16. Loves Barney

17. Loves for us to read to him

18. Loves getting into our entertainment center and pulling out all the movies....

19. He knows what "No No" means

20. Likes to hide to do his business! Ha

21. Loves wrestling with daddy

22. Loves his cousin Isabella and just kids in general

23. Likes to brush his own teeth

24. Loves his dog, Simon

25. Likes to turn the water on and off in the bathroom

26. Loves my cell phone

27. Loves his pacy

28 Has a lot of teeth.....14 maybe....that's kind of bad that I don't know exactly

29. Sleeps 7- 6:30 or 7........if he is not teething or sick

30. Does not like to get his diaper changed or get dressed unless he can watch Barney or has something really FUN to play with!

31. Loves to Pat A Cake!

32. Loves to play peek a boo too!

33. Wears size 3 diapers, 12-18 month clothes, a few 6-12 month, shoe size 6-12 (we still squeeze into) Robeez are about the only shoes that stay on his feet and we need more of them!

34. Loves to eat Sonic ice or just any ice......but as most of you know Sonic ice is the best;)

35. Loves to play ball

36. Can go from happy to mad in 60 seconds!

Reed has added so much joy to our lives this past year! He makes me smile everyday! I am so proud to be his mommy;) Cody and I are truly blessed with a wonderful family! I love every minute I spend with my SWEET baby boy;)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's so hard to believe........

that my baby is turning into a BIG BOY!!!

Reed is now facing forward in his carseat and is learning to drink from a sippy cup.......he still prefers a bottle and loves his milk warm?? Have I spoiled him with warming it so much?? Well, I am enjoying my big boy these days! We go tomorrow for his 1yr check up so I will post stats soon:)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Reed's Very First Oreo!!!

"This thing looks good!"

"Mmmmmmm this is yummy!"

You try it, mommy?"

"I love me some Oreos!!!"

"All done!"

Today, out of the blue......I was thinking, Reed has never had an oreo cookie, so I let him try one. Man, did he enjoy an Oreo:) It was hilarious to watch him gobble it up and the best part about it was the end to see how messy he was! He had lots of energy after he was done but soon crashed for a late afternoon nap:)

Reed's New Trick

After I am done folding the laundry, Reed enjoys the empty clothes baskets! He thinks it is funny to climb on top and just sit there! The other day, he was just sitting on "I am so big and I climbed up here all by myself:)" is what I could imagine he was thinking.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Watching Barney

Reed has finally become interested in watching TV. About the only show he cares anything about is........BARNEY!!! We have watched one of our movies about 100 times because he actually will be still for me to dress and change his diaper. Reed is a busy body to say the least, and I will have to admit Barney is a huge LIFESAVER!!! I do have that particular movie almost memorized! I thought he looked too cute this morning while he was watching TV so I took a few pics. Enjoy!

Mac N Cheese Please!

"More please, Mommy!!"

"Let me take a short break!"

"Okay, I am back for more!"

"This stuff is sooooo Yummy!"

Reed has become a little bit of a picky eater these days. However, the boy NEVER turns down some mac n cheese:) He loooooves it and smacks and smiles while he eats it! The other night I thought he was done eating so I got him down from his highchair but little did I know he still wanted MORE! So........I let him have it while sitting on the floor and I knew his bath was coming up next so I let him just have fun with it! I got daddy to take some pictures and they crack me up! He is soooo much fun right now! We have been snowed in from daycare and work quite a bit and I really have enjoyed my one on one time with my sweet boy! He keeps me running until 7 but I would not trade it for anything! I just LOVE being his mommy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Baby Boy!!!

It's sooooo hard to believe my baby boy is already 1 today! It seems like yesterday I was having contractions like crazy and thinking it was time for my baby to come every day....but he was taking his sweet little time. Dr. Birch, Cody, and I made a decision to induce the morning of Feb 9th at 11:15. My due date was the 10th but we all were ready for sweet baby Reed to arrive. He came 11.5 hrs later at 10:32 that night! WOW...........It was truly the best day of my life!!! Reed has brought me and Cody soooo much joy this year. I am not saying it has been easy by any means but ALL worth it for sure! God has blessed us and continues to bless us each and every day. He is so GOOD! We celebrated Reed's birthday back home with mainly family and a few close friends. The day turned out to be so fun and special. I was exhausted by the end of the day but thankful for all God has blessed us with....healthy baby boy, wonderful family, and such great friends too! I love kids and have always wanted to become a mom and have a baby of my own. Well, let me tell you there is NOTHING like it! I prayed for Reed for a long time before I finally got pregnant. I still remember running in the living room to tell Cody our news. I was about to hyperventilate trying to get it out! The look on Cody's face was priceless! He was grinning from ear to ear. Reed Garrett truly is a GIFT from God! Here is a a picture of Reed the day he was born and now.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Reed's 1st Birthday Party....Down on the Farm

I will have to say I had so much fun planning Reed's 1st birthday party but it is quite stressful! The stressful part was making sure I had everything in my car before leaving Fayetteville last Thursday. I was also worried about how Reed's mood might be on the day of his party. I was hoping Reed would get a morning nap so he would be on his best behavior for his party. Well, my mom and I decided to leave the house for the duck camp around 9:45 so he would sleep for at least an hour or so. The first part of the trip was a bit tricky. First, we turned his seat around forward facing. I really liked it until we got in the car and I realized he may not take a nap as easily as he used to facing back. Anyway about 15-20 minutes into our drive, he fell asleep! Thank goodness! So my mom and I decided to keep driving even though we had made it to Felsenthal. He managed to get a really good nap which was key to the rest of the day!
My mom was such a big help during the preparation. We served hot dogs and barbecue and we had to make sure all of the food was bought and prepared before the big day! My father in law was also a great big help!!! He prepared ALL of the barbecue for the adults. It was WONDERFUL as ALWAYS too! My cousin Nick and uncle Jimmy, and my dad were amazing too. They helped the day before with all of the set up at our family's duck camp.
I know at the end of the day, it really does not matter what all you put into a kid's first birthday. It's really the memories made that day that will last a lifetime. I will have to say I had all of my 6 cousins and all of their kids there. My good friends Heather, Lauren, and Craig and their kids. My aunts and uncles. My wonderful sister and brother in law and sweet little Isabella. My mother and father in law...Lolly and Big Daddy...My mom and dad...Nana and Pops and my sweet Nanny. It was a SPECIAL DAY for sure!!! God has truly blessed our family and I will treasure that day forever. Thanks everyone for coming to Reed's first Birthday!!! He loves playing with all of his toys too!
P.S I really wish I would have taken more pics of the kiddos but I was a little bit scattered.

The Birthday Boy!

Smile Birthday Boy!

When do all of my friends get here??

Reed taking it all in....not sure what this is all about yet??

Reed is thinking about possibly letting go...

The Party Table

Reed's Barnyard Cake....I thought it turned out cute;)

The Cupcakes

Mommy and the Birthday Boy!

Baylee getting ready to slide!

This is the only family pic I got during the party and I don't really like it....1. My husband is chewing a purple Now and Later. 2. My face looks so oily. 3. Reed has his fingers in his mouth and is cutting his 13th tooth!!! (that I did not find out about until our trip home.)That explains why he was not sleeping at Nana and Pop's house!

Reed and his Lolly!

Reed's Smash Cake (lovely black and red icing)

Reed before he got his cake....waiting patiently

Reed's first bite of cake!

Reed really looooved his cake and icing!

"More please Mommy!"

Do I have to wear this hat??

Okay, all done:)

Mallory played her little heart out:)

Reed getting ready to slide!

This is Baylee (my best friend from highschool's little girl) Isn't she a cutie pie?? She loved riding in Reed's Cozy Coop!

Mallory loved to slide over and over again! It was really fun to watch!! She even managed her milk while she was sliding! Too cute:)