525,600 minutes….

That’s how many minutes are in one year and one year is exactly the amount of time Grayson has been in our lives. One year ago today a little 6 lb 10 oz boy entered our lives and we became parents. Parents to a boy who through his first year of life has amazed us, worried us and made us better people. I am so thankful Grayson is in our lives and we are truly blessed. Happy birthday to my son.

On this happiest of day’s I want to thank you my sweet boy for….

entering our lives and flipping our lives upside down…..

teaching us patience….

teaching us to slow down and turn off the world at moments…

letting us view this fast paced world through your eyes, a child’s eyes and wonderment….

cheering you on for the tiniest milestones and the biggest….

laughing and cuddling with you….

your open mouth, slobbery kisses….

all the 2am feedings, and 4 am feedings and 6 am feedings….

making our hearts full.

6 tiny pounds, that’s all it took for our lives to be changed forever.

Happy birthday my sweet, funny boy. I can’t wait to celebrate many, many more with you.

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A new year….

It’s a new year, happy 2014 to you all! I hope you all had a very nice Christmas and a happy New Year!! Did you make a resolution? Resolution or no resolution I hope 2014 is off to a great start!

For NYE we partied like……tired adults with a baby on NYE. 🙂 And stayed in! Grayson had such a nice first Christmas but was unfortunately, sick a lot of the holiday. He had a terrible case of the flu the week before and an ear infection during most of it. He finally started feeling better towards the end of my break from work. All in all, he got lots of family time and LOTS of gifts. I think what I’ll do for the next one is re-wrap all the toys we currently have and pretend they are new! HAHA, is that ok to do?

In other news, Grayson turned 10 months on Jan 4th. I’ve already been coming up with some ideas for his FIRST birthday. I’ve thrown around some themes and decided on a fun one I think he will enjoy. I’ll share it after we celebrate. Grayson also just had a minor procedure done today! He got TUBES!!! The poor kid has had his ears full of fluid since birth, which sometimes cause infections but his ears always feel plugged! Imagine walking around and talking with your fingers in your ears, all. the.time. Apparently, that’s how he was. So he should feel MUCH better now! I was not to happy about him having to have anesthesia but I know it’s for the best. He seems to be recovering just fine!

Here are some photos of Gray at 10 months!!

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* Clapping

* Knocking down towers that mommy and daddy build

* Blueberries and Bananas


* Getting into his car seat

* Hats (mainly when people are wearing them around him)

* Being told “no, no”

Grayson is a real spitfire and he has such a fiery personality. I can tell now he will be giving us a run for our money when he is older. Right now, if we take him away from something he is standing by or crawling to he shouldn’t he throws his head and arches his back and cries. It’s funny to see but I know it’s just the beginning….and when we put him in his car seat he arches is back and keeps his legs straight and rigid and won’t sit down. I have to chuckle because right now I can still control the little 21 pound pistol….wish us luck!!!

Sunday Coffee

Whoa, where have we been, you ask? We have been busy working on selling our home! So much of our free time has been consumed by that….I will share more in a few weeks on the topic so you can look forward to that.

**Moving on….I will say trying to sell with a baby and a dog is not the easiest thing in the world. I can’t imagine what it is like with multiple kids. Trying to keep the house semi clean for random showings, packing up items we wont need right now to declutter, getting the dog out of the house in the middle of the day, none of this is fun. But…we are VERY excited and ready for this next chapter in our life!

**Curt and I tried to go Christmas shopping yesterday….I was reminded again that I should just shop online.

**However, Shopping for a baby is so much fun! I LOVE buying things for Grayson. Yes, he will only be 9 months at Christmas and he will like the boxes and wrapping paper probably more but I don’t care, it’s his first Christmas and we will go all out. 🙂 Santa will be visiting him and cookies will be placed out by the fireplace….gluten free ones because someone told me once Santa is gluten free…. 🙂

**I know we have several fun holidays coming up but I can’t stop thinking about Grayson’s first birthday! So far the themes I have been throwing around: red wagon, hungry caterpillar, animals, musical…..any other ideas? I would love to hear your ideas!

Well, we have a busy couple of days ahead so I better sign off! I hope you all enjoy your week and cross your fingers and toes everything works out for us regarding our home!

Enjoy these photos of Grayson learning to drink our of a sippy cup and enjoying a snack! He is growing up so fast!