Friday, October 29, 2010

Got mum?

We got mum! If you know much about Texas high school homecomings, you know about mums! What a funny tradition! It was MHS Homecoming this week and our sweet head coach's wife and her sweet mom-in-law made mums for all of the coach's daughters. They took them to the coaches so the dads could bring them home for the daughters. Anna Lou was thrilled when Dave brought it home the other night. She found the little plastic megaphone hanging from it and yelled "Defense" into it. Daddy liked that! Coach's sweeties

Anna and her cute homecoming date.
The Lions had a big victory and it was our first chilly game! Love that we finally have football weather!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Another birthday, really another?!

October is a busy birthday month for our family! Well we had another one...I celebrated the big 3-0 last week. woo hoo. I really didn't think anything of turning 30 and I felt like it was just another birthday. Although is starting to sound old to me now, lots of people have told me that their 30's were awesome and that is what I am anticipating! Dave organized for our wonderful family to give me an awesome "shopping spree" which I am soooo excited about! I don't deserve it that is for sure! And I got some other wonderful goodies too! The highlight of my week was getting to go out to dinner with just Dave! Honey and Papa stayed with the kids so we could enjoy a wonderful dinner. And then we came home to some presents and pie!!

Yay for 30 and thank you to my wonderful family for making it awesome!

Meeting Brody!

Our sweet friends, Sarah and Jeff, had their baby boy Brody last week. The day I took G in for his 12 month check up we went by to meet Brody while AL was at MDO.

He is adorable!!!

G meeting his new buddy Brody! These two will have so much fun being the little bros of two big sisters! (and sorry for a shot of Sarah's leg:)
And then G was off! But he told me later he really was glad that another boy would finally be around to play with!
Congrats to the Sherman Fam! We love all four of you!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

He is O-N-E!!

Our little peanut is ONE! The year flew right by!! I cannot even remember life before he joined our little family October 14, 2009. What an incredible year! Life with a baby boy! And a precious one!! We went to see Dr. Uncle Jimmy for his 12 month check-up.

Not a fan of stripping down for the scale. Who likes scales, anyways!!? (and snacking on a few cheerios)
Notice the diaper hangover of my little chunk!
Waiting for the bad lady (nurse with the shots), chewing on the plastic ear thing that was used to check his ears. yuck.
He did great with the shots. Screamed his brains out, but it was over quickly!!
Graham Haggard Hall- 1 year old
Stats and Facts-
Height- 29 3/4 in, 50%
Weight- 24 lbs 3 oz 75%!! (he and his sister are 2 pounds apart!)
Sleeps- 2 naps, 11-12 hours at night. G has always been a pretty good sleeper. Not always the most consistent with naps, but probably because the are constantly interrupted by big sister's activities. He rarely sleeps in the car anymore but if he does, transitions well straight to the bed. Falls asleep after rolling, playing, chattering for a few minutes. Naps last anywhere from 1 hour to 2 1/2 hours.
Loves- Fruit, cheese, deli meat, pizza, pasta, a few veggies, mostly whatever we eat
Not so much- chicken nuggets (what?), green veggies, some meats with weird texture
Drinks- still nursing and got to work on the weaning process. (sorry TMI), about 3 cups of milk from a sippy cup a day.
Things I want to remember-
  • G LOVES his sister! Always looking for her when he wakes up! Laughs and smiles at her the most!
  • G loves any kind of ball already.
  • G is a momma's boy! We definitely have dealt with some separation anxiety, but it's not been that bad. Most of the time he wants his momma if he is sleepy, overwhelmed or in an unfamiliar place. It takes him time to warm up to a new place and new people.
  • G does awesome in the church nursery. Every now and then he cries a little when I drop him off but he stops immediately when I am gone. The ladies always tell me he is so easy and just plays the entire time. Yay G! I thought this might not be the case!! And sometimes he does that thing where he doesn't make a peep the entire time and then cries when I go pick him up. Like he is remembering, "oh yeah, I am not happy you left me, momma!"
  • G is sensitive little thing! When I tell him NO for dropping food on the floor or touching something he isn't suppose to touch, he gets his feelings hurt very badly! Bless him!
  • G loves to clap and loves it when we sing songs!
  • G loves all things boy already! Cars, balls, dirt, bugs...
  • G babbles a lot and says Mama, Dada, babababa, but not sure if he knows what any of those words mean.
  • G is almost walking. He is cruising on the furniture and pushes a walker, but is still wobbly and a little bit tin man legs.
  • G loves the bath although a few months ago went through a phase of not loving it at all!
  • G is ticklish!! on the leg, neck, tummy
  • G is still a snuggler and ducks his head and smiles when someone smiles at him.
  • G loves to be outside and cries when I open the door and or go towards it and we don't go out.
  • G is so happy to be able to see the world now that his car seat is turned around. He is great in the car but seems so interested in looking around now.
  • G is HEAVY! Obviously he is up there in weight, but he just seems heavier than than 24 pounds. I get a serious workout carrying him around. We have got a linebacker on our hands!
  • G is so wiggly while trying to get him dressed. He isn't unhappy, just super wiggly which makes it challenging!!
  • G has done better and better staying up late watching Daddy's football games. He sits in my lap for most of the game and I always have lots of snacks on hand.
  • G has a sweet, raspy voice.
  • G doesn't rock before bed anymore:(, just wants us to put him in his bed.
  • G has started to notice things on tv, like his sister's cartoons. uh oh!
  • G does not like loud noises, crazy characters, people too close:). but who likes any of those things either? He is startled easily!
  • G really has been an easy, go with the flow kind of baby most days! I am so thankful!!!
  • G is the most precious little boy I know!

Our sweet Graham Haggard Hall is just the most perfect addition to the Hall House! He adds so much joy, laughter, adventure and love to this family! We love our blue-eyed, red head so, so, so much!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

G's Birthday (part 2, Burger Bash!)...

We had a Burger Bash for Graham's first birthday! My sister had a Burger Bash for my nephew Barrett a few years ago and it was such a cute party! I had to do it for Graham! Even Graham's outfit was the same as Barrett's! We had it at Honey and Papa's house so Honey could help me out. Having a birthday during football is tough since Dave works VERY long hours everyday! Honey was a HUGE help leading up to the party and so much help during. Papa grilled the burgers and I dont have a pic!!! And Mimi helped so much with taking care of Anna Lou and Graham the day of the party!! Thanks to all for making it possible to throw our Burger Bash for our little Graham.

food minus the burgersparty favors...(burger cupcakes in a mason jar) And HUGE thanks to Amanda for taking my camera and snapping some pics!!

the birthday boy already dirty from playing in the backyard.fries (veggie sticks)fries (sugar cookies)Grahams's smash cake!Adaline and MarkAshley and Ashley
Emmy in our burger hat.
Honey, Aunt Margaret, Mrs. Ross and Campbell

girls and their babies

The Ranger game was going on at the same time so of course we had to have the game on!

If you are pregnant or just had a baby, sit at this table.:)

cutie pie Brady
Jake, Adaline and Allie
The Hart Family
Ryann showing Harper how to color the burger and eat your burger at the same time.
Sweet Allie taking care of the birthday boy.
Amanda, me, Kelli

Time to sing...
A little help with the candles.
He wasn't too interested in the cake, which was funny since this boy loves to eat! I think is was pooped by this time!!
He had a few bites.

And then was DONE!! But someone else really enjoyed it!
The Johnson four heading out.
Mimi gving G some ice cream which he LOVED!
My wonderful HOSTESS HONEY!!

G was not a fan of the burger hat. poor baby!

And my sweet husband shared his actual birthday with Graham's party day. So we had a little family celebration after everyone left for Daddy.
Honey made Dave's favorite, carrot cake.
And here comes the other birthday boy for some more ice cream!
Well...Graham's Burger Bash was a lot of fun!! Can't believe our baby is ONE!
Another post to come on what our little Graham Haggard Hall is up to these days.