Monday, February 7, 2011
Well, it's been a while... I have ALOT to catch up on, so get ready! Gavin turned 9 months old in October. Once again, I cannot believe it. He started really cruising between 8-9 months, and the nerves that come with having a 100% mobile baby, had set in. I knew at that point in time, it was only days until my little baby would no longer depend on me to get him from point A to B. It kinda feels like (I assume this anyway, since I haven't personally lived through it yet) when you have a teenager that just got their license, and you know even though you are literally scared to death, you have to let them drive alone at some point in time. I just had to tell myself, that like the crawling milestone, this too will become second nature to everyone. He will, all too soon, be running circles around us and Cooper. You just better GET READY MAMMA!
On a sadder note... I'm sure you have noticed the pic above of Gavin and his Great Grandpa, Papa Schwieger. In November, we lost Papa to a sudden heart attack. He was the closest person that I have ever lost. All of the rest of my Grandparents are still living, so as an adult not ever having to deal with this sort of tragedy, I was lost. He was an amazing man who had a child-like heart, undeniable faith, and everyone was his best friend. It makes me sad to know that Gavin will never know him. The pic above is the only one we have of the two of them, and it was taken about a month before he passed. He and my Grandmother (Mamaw) were together for 55 years (I think that's correct),had 6 children, umpteen grandchildren and great grandchildren. I would not know how to continue living without someone that was truly my life partner for 75 % of my life.She is a strong woman, so I know she will be ok, but that's not my worry. I don't want her to have to be strong right now. I had this overwhelming sense to help and protect her as soon as we got the news of Papa. I guess, I couldn't imagine losing the love of my life, planning, paying for and attending the funeral, all within days. How do people move on from heart break and tragedy that deep? I have continued to ask myself that on a daily basis, as I worry about Mamaw, and pray for her to have peace and healing. We all miss Papa dearly, and he will always be remembered.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Well, I guess Grant did bring the whole "Lowe's" tradition to fruition. Once again, on G's birthday, he went to Lowes with Dad and Pops while Mom and Dovie got their nails done. As you can tell from the picture, he's gone straight to real power tools and skipped the plastic ones. Just kidding! That's just a little bit of his Daddy daydreaming.
One thing is for sure, he is getting bigger by the second. I can see how women get the "baby itch" so bad. Not that I would EVER act on it any time soon. I cannot imagine at this point having another baby, and him not being the baby anymore. I know, everyone says you can love the next one just as much, but it's hard to fathom having three loves of my life (yes, that includes Grant. I know, ahhhh). One day in the future it will happen, and the same amount of love will be given naturally. But right now, I love my little family the way it is. Happy 8 month birthday to my sweet boy!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Oh my goodness! My little man is 7 months old as of yesterday, and I CANNOT believe how fast time is flying. He's crawling and pulling up now, and before I know it, I'll be boo-hooing dropping him off for his first day of kindergarden. Where is the time going? I truly wonder where my life has gone over the past 10 yrs. Is that normal? I mean to feel like your life has just escaped you? I don't even know what I did before I had my little bundle of joy. He's my world.
Here's a little insight on how G's bday went... lunch with Mom, Dad, Pops and Dovie. Mom and Dovie went to get their nails done, so I went with Dad and Pops (Oh Lordy). THEN... where did we go? LOWES!!! Dad plans on making it a Saturday tradition to take me there when I get older. (The funny part is, Grant really thinks a toddler will enjoy Lowes. LOL!) After Lowes, we came to my house and I played, played and played. Check out the video below to see how much fun I had. Oh, please pay attention to me checking out my hand, Pops laughing at me, and then me making the funniest little chuckle. Could I be any cuter? I think not :)
Thursday, August 19, 2010
All of you who know my husband, Grant, know that he is very ambitious and driven. Well, over the past several months, he has created this online business, that is one of a kind, for his industry. He has built this thing from nothing to something potentially MASSIVE, and I can't tell you how proud I am of him! He has put blood, sweat and tears into this company, and it finally launched this week. AND so far, it's offering just what he has worked so hard for...Success! I cannot stress to everyone enough how hard working and devoted this man is. Not only that, he is the most loving, caring and wonderful husband and father. I am such a lucky woman! Good job babe!
What better way to start off my first blog than with a little bit of bragging on my baby boy! Yes, I am a proud mama, so please bear with me. I've decided since I am starting this mid stream, I will just begin with the latest milestone he has reached...CRAWLING! A couple of weeks ago, at 6 1/2 months old, he started his "let's MAKE mom get back in shape by having to chase me everywhere" mission. I know this is only the beginning, but MAN he is a busy boy!
We have decided to invest in a gate yard that traps him in a certain area, because when he's not hightailing it to go anywhere but on his play mat, he is torturing Cooper (our bulldog) by pulling his nub, ears or chops. I have to add that Cooper may be an abnormally rambunctious bulldog, but he does, thankfully, have patience with Gavin. Anyway, my little explorer is on the move, and lucky for us, we caught his "first crawl" on video. We were sitting in Grant's mom's office on the floor playing. I noticed he started to pick his hands up in coordination with his knees, so I had Grant start to video with his phone. As you will notice,we were all pretty excited! Yay Gavin!!