Friday, October 30, 2009

One Sick Mama!

Despite getting a flu shot, being a germ-o-fanatic, and constantly washing my hands and using germ-x, SOMEHOW, Julie managed to get the flu! Yep, the flu! I have never had the flu in my entire life. Of all the times in my life for me to come down with this yucky virus...of course Josh blames it on all the stress in my life, which is a possibility. When you're stressed, your immune system is down, I guess. Anyway, so little Grady-man has gone to Yazoo to stay until I can get well. I am one sick and very sad mama! I miss my little boy so much! It's weird to be in this house all alone without Grady. When Josh was at work yesterday and Mom had left with him, I looked around and realized how quiet it was and that it was the first time I have been alone in my house since Grady was born. So weird! I cried all day long yesterday, especially upset that I will miss my baby's first Halloween! I was so looking forward to taking him trick-or-treating in his little scarecrow suit. But he doesn't need to be around the flu germs, so it's best that he's not here.
Last night was a sad night at our house. Josh and I are so pathetic... We looked at pictures of Grady and talked about how much we missed the little man! I called Mom and Dad 3 times! Of course Grady was fine and dandy. He and Pete watched their first Yankees game together and they are probably spoiling him rotten. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn't come down with the flu in the next few days! The doctor said that if he is going to show symptoms of it, then they should appear in the next 2 to 3 days.
Here are some sweet pictures that I took last week. Jenny brought Grady this little Baby Einstein Piano and he absolutely LOVES the thing! He will sit and stare at it forever and even push the keys on the piano, himself! Josh was in the floor playing with him and I thought these pictures were just too cute! We miss you, little man!

Grady LOVES the Cat-in-the-Hat for some reason... I guess the black-and-white contrast...

All that playing left us zapped!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Little Scarecrow Boy

I SO miss teaching Kindergarten! This time of year, I always did a unit on SCARECROWS! I guess I just love them...maybe it has something to do with me loving The Wizard of Oz, or maybe just all the memories of little kids in my class stuffing a real scarecrow every year! such fun! Anyway, one of my favorite books to read to my Kindergarten class was always The Little Scarecrow Boy... Well, Josh and I argued over Halloween costumes for Grady and finally found ONE that we agreed on... of course, a SCARECROW! Here is my very own "little scarecrow boy!" He was so well behaved for the photo session! I am keeping my fingers crossed that he will behave on Saturday night as well!
Ok, Let's get this show on the road, Mom! I don't know about this hat!

So are you going to give me a piece of candy, or do I have to keep chewing on my fingers?

Seriously, Mom...why am I wearing this get-up, again?

Are we done yet?


Here's a scarecrow smile for you!

Last picture for real? Can I have that candy now?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Two Little Monsters!

Our big man was doing SO well, starting to sleep through the night! We were estatic to say the least! Then we had two little intruders! Out of the blue and with no warning, two little teeth popped up in Grady's mouth! He'd been drooling and chewing on anything and everything he could get his little hands on lately, but hadn't been fussy at all. So we weren't expecting teeth to be on the way this soon! Following the appearance of these two little monsters, we had some fussy days and nights along with a little fever. I think he is getting back into his routine. I don't know how long that will last though...we feel some little bumps below the gum line where his eye teeth will come in. Of course if these come in during this upcoming week, I can just send back the Halloween costume that I ordered and he can be a vampire instead! ha! (You may have to click on the picture to see it in larger form and get a shot of the little teeth!)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Aunt Jenny in Town!

Susan has been bugging me to post new pictures...ha! imagine that! These are a little overdue... Jenny was in Mississippi for a long visit...not long ENOUGH in my opinion! :) It was so great to see her. My whole family was in Yazoo to visit with her and we so enjoyed hanging out with everybody!
I miss you already, Aunt Jenny! Come back soon because I am growing really fast!

Grady and Papaw, having a little chat!

Meeting my cousin, Elizabeth, for the first time! This girl cracks me up!!!! I am all smiles!


Grady-man slept through the night THREE NIGHTS IN A ROW!!!! In saying that, I am afraid that I may jinx the situation and we'll be right back to where we started... But we are definitely keeping our fingers crossed that we are finally crossing a bridge and getting somewhere in the "sleep" category! Who would have ever thought that I could get so excited about sleeping from midnight until 7 a.m. on a Saturday??? That's about the longest I've slept in about five months! Oh the joy of being new parents! ha!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Josh's mom sent me this video she made and it cracked me up SO much! I had to share it! It stars Josh, me, Grady, David, and Faye! Grady is Dracula and he is hilarious! You have to check it out! Click on the link below:

The Monster Mash!

Happy Halloween!
(Thanks for the laugh, Faye!)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Little Bulldog

We are praying that the weather will cooperate this coming weekend so we can make Grady's first trip to Starkville. He and I have skipped all of the games thus far. We both dress in our maroon each Saturday and watch the game on TV. Grady was practicing with his football during the Georgia Tech game this weekend.

Dee Dee and Pete brought this cowbell for our little bulldog! It is just the right size! I've just got to paint his name and he is ready to ring it (well, almost... we still need a bit more practice!)