Saturday, December 27, 2008

The cousins hang out.

Will loved his gifts
But he really loved the boxes and paper

Alex was tired

Emma Claire, Oliver and Will

All 5 of the Gibbs-Sharp grandchildren

Emma Claire loves babies

Oliver came to spend a few days with my oldest brother's family at the beginning of the week and we met up at Gatti Town for some food and fun then went back to their house to exchange gifts. The kids had a great time and so did the adults. Will enjoyed the all you can eat buffet - he ate for 2 hours! It was good to have them all together since it is a rare occurence.

It was 80 degrees today? Really?

Will, don't mess with the presents!
Ok, I'll just take the bow off.

Will, don't mess with the tree!
Ok, I'll just take off the ornaments.
This sure is tastey!

Christmas Pics...

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Gumball Machine

Will's cousin Alex shared some of his toys with him and lately Will has really enjoyed this gumball machine with the peek-a-block roll-arounds. I tried and tried to show him how to push the lever and he never would. But his daddy recently showed him how to do it and he does it like a pro! I guess there are some things that daddies do better than mommies. :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Guess who's crawling!

Will has been scooting backwards in a crawling stance since the week before Thanksgiving but he has yet to go forward until today. I had to lure him with some paper to catch it on video. He hasn't quite figured out he can go to the Christmas tree, but I'm betting he will within a day or two. I guess we'll have to put the gifts up so he doesn't destroy them!

Snow day!

Our house on Friday morning

Well I guess Will was just ultra-prepared! We had a good snow storm come through on Thursday and drop a few inches in our area. We didn't get Will out in it because once it stopped snowing it starting raining/sleeting so he didn't get up close to the fluffy white stuff. Alas, the snow-suit is back in the closet again. I'm sure we won't get another dusting before he outgrows it!
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Monday, December 8, 2008

Who's ready for snow?

What? We live in Mississippi? Oh well...

Duckie Tub

Check out my new duckie tub!
I'm really excited about it! It even quacks!

Bad hair day

Sometimes naps are not kind to the little guy's do.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tis the season...

For reindeer heiny's!

The Beauty of Fall

This is one of the Bradford Pear trees in our front yard. There are but a few days a year that it looks like this. The color change happens nearly overnight then the wind takes the leaves off pretty quickly. God is so good to bless us with beautiful things to look at!

Thanksgiving in Corinth

Betty Jo and her 5 great grandkids (Alex and Will were NOT happy!)

Me and my brothers, Chris and Sam

Will hanging out with his daddy (minus one shoe)

Nana and her 5 grandchildren

Alex talking to Will

The cousins watching Will scoot backward across the floor

We went to my grandmother's house in Corinth the day after Thanksgiving. We were definitely thankful to be there since Will had been so sick just 2 days before. His cousin Oliver was also pretty ill the same day but made a quick recovery in time to visit with us. We used to spend every Thanksgiving and Christmas in Corinth but with all of our busy family lives and work schedules, it has proven difficult for us to get together these days. We all made it except for Joseph (brother #3). Though we missed him, I think 3 out of 4 kids isn't bad! We had a wonderful meal and a good time visiting. After lunch, my 2 sister in laws and I snuck away to Ginger's where we found some adorable kids clothes for 75% off! That's the only shopping I did that day, but it was pretty exciting!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Miss Bear!

Typical smiley Lucy

How she spent her birthday last year - with a broken leg

Fetching sticks at the reservior

Hanging out on the patio

Queen of the backyard

I have to give a shout out to our little girl, Miss Bear aka Lucy Bear or just plain Lucy. I'm not really sure why we started calling her Miss Bear, but we did and it stuck. She was our first sweet golden and I can't believe she's 4 years old already! Her birthday was actually yesterday but I forgot to post it. Now we have to go to Petsmart and let her pick out a toy!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm thankful that Brad and Will are both feeling better today!

My Sick Baby

Showing off his trick even though he's sick
He really hates this
Snuggling with Nana

Feeling a little better and playing again

Poor Will was so sick yesterday. I stayed home with him because Brad had gotten a stomach bug the night before so he was out of commission. I'm glad I did because he got very sick during the day and had me worried. We had been to the doctor on Tuesday and found out he has RSV. We were sent home on breathing treatments but he was getting worse and having trouble breathing, wasn't eating well and was running fever. We ended up going back to the doctor and I was afraid they would want to put him in the hospital because he was wheezing. But they sent us home with some oral steroids and within a few hours he went from being listless and mostly sleeping to more alert and playful. He's a lot better today, thank goodness!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Big Boy Carseat

It finally arrived!
Will being cute while I read the installation directions

testing it out before installing it

Ready to roll - cell phone and all!

Will is about to outgrow his infant seat. It goes up to 30 lbs but the straps are nearly too tight now, so we moved up to a convertible seat. I had been wanting to get him a Britax Marathon because of their great reviews and safety ratings, but they're kind of expensive. I had 10% off a order and was about to order one but decided to do a google search just to make sure I couldn't find it cheaper. Well I did find it on for $189 total - tax & shipping included! That's $70 less than target with the coupon! I was pretty excited. After a week of using it, I think we like it enough to order a second one for our other vehicle.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This is the way I feed myself...

Gimmee those nanners

I can do it myself!

Mmm... sweet potatoes
I like my new sippy!

Look at the mess I made!

Will has been very eager to help me feed him lately. I decided since it was bath night, I may as well let him go all out. He seemed to enjoy grabbing the spoon and playing in the bananas and sweet potatoes. He's getting better at using his sippy cup, though he prefers for us to hold it for him. (By the way I love the Nuby brand sippies seen here. The valve is built into the lid so you don't lose parts!)