Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sept. 29....a good day!

Two years ago today, my sister Susan got married! The good news was...Jenny and I inherited a new "brother." Despite all the arguing about Alabama/Miss.State, we love Jon to death and are so glad he is a part of our family!
Happy 2nd Anniversary to two of my favorite people!

NOW...aren't y'all ready for one of THESE!!???
Grady needs a little cousin!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Four Months Old!

Time is flying! Grady turned four months old today! He is doing really well sitting up in his bumbo seat. Of course, he's not quite ready to sit up unassisted. But he is really working on holding his head up on his own! He is such a happy little guy! He still can be a "spitter" and we are HOPING that soon he will outgrow that and also start sleeping through the night consistently! We've had a few wonderful nights when he's slept from like 11:00 until about 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. Hopefully he can start to make that a regular thing soon!

Do I look like my dad, or WHAT!?

Here's a video of our little talker! He will get on a roll sometimes and just babble on forever! Most days when I get the camera out to try and catch his "talking," he will stop and just stare at me and the camera with a "blank look." Today, he chose to keep on babbling!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Playtime in the Crib!

He may not be sleeping there yet (AGHHHHH!!!!!), but Grady LOVES to play in his crib!

Grandparents Day

These pictures are long overdue, but I wanted to post them anyway. We enjoyed getting to take Grady to visit his grandparents for Grandparents Day a couple of weeks ago. On Saturday night, he went over to Grana and Pops' house to eat supper and watch the MSU/ Auburn game.

Faye and I kept aggravating Josh during the game, taking pictures of him and Grady lounging out watching the game. It was too cute!

On Sunday, we loaded up and took Grady's first trip to Yazoo City to see DeeDee, Pete, and Papaw. I was worried he may not make it an hour in the car without being fussy since we hadn't gone that far with him yet, but he did GREAT!

Susan took a family picture for us since we don't have that many yet. I think Grady-man was about tired of picture-taking at this point...Oh well, we tried!

Even though he can't say it yet, Grady loves his grandparents! We love y'all, too! Thanks so much for all you guys do for him and for us! We are so blessed to have you in our lives!

Happy Birthday!

No, this isn't Grady! It's Josh...about 30 years ago! Josh turned the big 3-0 today! Happy, happy birthday! And many more!

Grady said "Who cares about the candles? Somebody just cut me a slice of that cake!"

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Growing Little Man

This little man is growing like a weed! He will be 14 weeks old on Monday. He is getting so heavy, I think I am going to have to move his carseat from the middle of my backseat to one of the sides. It gets harder and harder for me to get him in and out! As far as sleeping through the night...we haven't quite made it yet! There have been a few glorious nights when he's slept from like 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. and those have been SOOOOO wonderful and appreciated! But also few and far between! ha! You never know with him. It's different every night. This little face just makes me smile!

Grady-man has a very busy social life... he has already been to 2 birthday parties and has two more on his calendar! We got home yesterday afternoon and checked the mail to find another birthday party invitation from his cousin Jayden. Grady wanted to read it for himself to get all the details! ha!

Last week, Josh had Grady on a mat practicing crawling. Yesterday, we attempted sitting up in the bumbo seat for the first time! Poor kid...he never gets a rest! Mom and Dad are always making him try SOMETHING new! He is working very hard at holding his head up! I know it will still be a while, but he tries so hard and it's just too cute to watch him practice! Here are some pictures and a video!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

Thank goodness for a long weekend! That extra day yesterday was MUCH needed and I enjoyed hanging out with my family SO much! Grady and Josh watched Hoosiers yesterday (Aunt Jenny, you'd be so proud!) as they dreamed about Grady becoming a basketball star one day. Thanks for the basketball shorts and shirt, Uncle Jon! I can't believe he is already wearing this outfit! Jon and Susan brought it to him a while back. The little basketball shorts are size 9-months and they already fit the growing little man!
Josh decided that he was going to start "teaching" Grady to crawl this weekend. HA! Yeah, right! This was a rather entertaining event, so I had to break out the camera. Poor little guy can't quite hold his head up enough yet, but Dad-the-coach made him try anyway! As you can see from the video, we've got a LONG way to go!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Go Dawgs!

Since the last MSU football game of the 2008 season (last fall in November), Josh and my dad have done not much else but talk about the upcoming football season at MSU for 2009! The closer it's gotten to football season being here, the more they've talked about it. Well today it finally arrived! For those of you who didn't know, we go to EVERY game EVERY year...rain or shine. But this year with the newest addition to the Hammer family, Mom and I decided to just get one ticket for the two of us because we figured we wouldn't go much, if at all, this season.

There was no way I was taking Grady to a football game in this Mississippi heat in September during the middle of the day...(MUCH to Dad's and Josh's disappointment!) Well, Josh INSISTED that Grady dress to show his support, even though he wasn't going to be there in person. So he wore his maroon monogrammed outfit (Thanks, Kim and David!) and we taught him to ring...(well, just hold) a cowbell. I think it's a little big and I will definitely look for him a smaller kid-sized cowbell the next time I am in Starkville! The boy HAS to learn to ring one! ha! Go Dawgs!