Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 7:14

Christmas Card 2010 - Folded Card

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  ~Burton Hillis
Happy Birthday, JESUS!!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Ag Workers Christmas Party

Last Friday night was our first of our many Christmas festivities.  We enjoyed celebrating with Papaw, Nana, and all of the Ag Workers family.  What a neat work environment they have!

Travis is loving the lights.

Leary of the inflatable santa popping out of the tree.

This should seriously be a Radio Flyer ad.  Nana was getting some great smiles!

Travis keeping his distance from Kalli.  I'm telling ya - he's gonna have to fight 'em off with a stick.  :)

Travis clapping and playing "Vanna White" with Nana and Papaw.

1 party down - several more to go.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Look at what I learned to do tonight...

At Nana & Papaw's Work Christmas Party.


Mommy sure is glad that we don't have lever handles at the apartment.  A whole post to come later on the rest of my crazy antics at the awesome party!!

Door-opening T-man

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Card Photo Shoot

We absolutely have the most awesome Church Family and Sunday School class, and I am so thankful for all the awesome Christian women that I've come to know and love.  In our Sunday School class, there are 4 (including me) photographers so we decided to draw names and swap mini-sessions for each other's Christmas Card Photo Shoots.  It was so much fun, and I was excited to just let Adrien's fabulous vision for our family show through.  Our Christmas Card will debut a little later, but here are some of the photos that we didn't use!  Love them!!


Thanks Adrien for capturing these special memories for us!!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Santa Baby!

I've always been a firm believer of the saying ... it's not what you know, but who you know!  Well, lucky for us, one of our good friends, Melanie, has a direct line to Santa and arranged a little meet and greet at her house with no lines, time to relax, and loads of our friends.  I was thinking that Travis would not be a Santa fan, but hoping that if he had time to check him out and was surrounded by friends, he might warm up to him.  That would be a big NEGATIVE!!!

The drama was short lived, but he was obviously not feeling the warm fuzzies from Santa this year!

Little stinker wouldn't even take a candy cane from jolly Old St. Nick!

Can't believe Christmas is only 12 sleeps, 4 hours, 8 minutes & 47 seconds away!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

14 and 15 Month Update

Wow - where did the time go?  To say we have had a busy couple of months would be an understatement.  Besides packing and moving, I have been a busy little dude walking and running and talking up a storm.  These past two months have been huge for me developmentally.  I took my first step on 10/10/10 and haven't looked back.  I just this week started being able to stand up from the middle of the room with nothing to hold on to, but even without that skill, I was 90 mph all the time.  I'm all boy and I like to get a head start running and then tackling you.  Me and Grandpa practiced that skill in the empty apartment while waiting for the AT&T guy.

I've also started verbalizing a lot more these past couple of months.  I can make the sounds for elephant, bear, dog, and bee.  Buzzing is pretty difficult when you only have four teeth, but I make it work.  I also put my forefinger and thumb together and move it around in the cutest little buzzing pattern in case anyone is confused by my animal sounds.  I can identify tons of animals in books and puzzles and can even say "Angel" which is our kitty cat's name.  It sounds more like "Azzz" (think the first half of Asian) but its all I got for now!  My favorite word is light.  I say it more than all my other words combined (mama, dada, ball, down, on).  I call my blanket "da" and my babies (my flat cozies) "dahdah".  You can tell me to go retreive them or my keys or ball, etc., and I will go get them.  Mom thinks that's gonna be handy when I can fetch for snacks and other stuff.  If you ask me if I want to go outside, I go try to find my shoes since I know I'm not going anywhere without them.  I'm wearing size 5 shoes for now, but I'm guessing my little feet are growing like the rest of me.

Although I'm sometimes a little shy at the beginning, I love making new friends especially with all the hot little waitresses.  We went to Babe's after my 15 month appointment (75th percentile height, 70th percentile weight, 95th percentile head), and I sat in my high chair and waved at all the "ladies" until my arm was gonna fall off.  They just kept oohing and aahing and waving back.  I had perma-smile!!  At dinner the other night, I made friends with the boy in the booth behind us.  He even shared his cookie with me.  I love making new friends!!

I visited my daddy at work today and we had a BBQ lunch with daddy, mommy, and Grandpa.  It was so much fun!

This is me pointing at the flash, saying light, and stealing mom's good focus point.