Monday, May 30, 2011

You are 9 months old!!!

You really love going to the T-Rex restaurant at Downtown Disney. All of the animals and noises are the perfect way for you and I to be able to have lunch together and not worry about if you scream or if we are interrupting someone else.

Plus the dinosaurs ROCK!
We then went to the carousel to celebrate your 9 month birthday.
Every day is better because you are in it!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Mommy Date

Today for our date we went to Epcot. You absolutely adore the "Nemo" ride and love going up to the aquarium after and pushing your face up against the glass and looking at all of the sea creatures.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Your life is weird....I fully admit it

I love feeding you new foods because you will try anything. Generally you love everything.

It is such a joy to have you try foods and I hear "mmmm, MMM!" Your snack today? Broccoli and celery.
This is what I do when I have to leave you. I dress up and sing and dance in front of a audience while puppeteering a fish and occasionally flying.
Okay, both our lives are weird.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cracker Barrel

You have such great friends here in Orlando. We get to go out on outings and play with them all of the time.

This is your friend Elliott. He is about 8 months older than you and he shows you the ropes. His mom and dad watch you on Sundays and meet me at church with you in tow.

This day we decided to have a lunch date at "Cracker Barrel". You both loved the rocking chairs.

Mommy loved the hash brown casserole

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Xander and His Yogurt

You crack me up, little man. You totally crack me up.

Thank you for loving food. I never have had to worry about you not eating.
When you are a parent you will understand just how much time, effort and thought goes into feeding a growing infant.

May your children eat as well as you!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Goodbye San Diego!

We hate saying goodbye to Daddy. Dad and I are so glad for anytime we get to be altogether.

You are a little world traveler. You try so hard to be a good boy and for the most part, you are. You do get VERY sleepy though.
You are a bit glassy eyed at 5 am in our layover at Georgia.
When we got home, you were gone. You did such a great job.

Sleep on little baby boy!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Kids Clubhouse

On Daddy's one day off we took you to a place called "My Kid's Clubhouse". It's this giant indoor playplace for kids. They even have a baby area with a mini rollercoaster.

I love this picture. You and your dad are just having a moment together. You trust him so much.
Getting ready to go down the coaster....
You loved it! You are such a little boy. You like to destroy and wrestle and go, go, GO!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

San Diego Trip

You love your Dad so much. You are both so similar is so many ways. On our first trip back to San Diego to visit your Dad, I got to see again how much you two love each other.

It's funny. Every single day I get to have your Dad right by my side when you are with me. You look so much like him and your expressions are like a mirror image.

On the first day we were there I was making some dinner and you two disappeared. I went into our bedroom and there you were. Daddy and you were just playing the guitar and singing away.
It really is true, family is everything.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

You got me an amazing gift for Mother's Day. A spa day. Your mama needed some relaxation SOOO much. You and your papa did an AMAZING job.

Here are some things I learned

1)Get the brazilian wax BEFORE the massage next time

2)Think before getting a brazilian wax

3)Be specific about your hair color. I started out looking like this and wanted some strawberry blonde put in.....
I came out with this.
Your mom is gonna rock the red for a bit.

Thanks for an AMAZING time, mister. You are the best Mother's Day gift of all!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Super Helper

You love helping your mama. And you are so great at it!

Now that you are crawling all over the place you also are cruising all over the place. You have found out that you adore "Helping" mom unload the dishwasher.

What a good boy!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Me, Stubborn?

You are normally such a happy guy. You love people, you love kids, you love to be social, to smile, flirt, sing. You love to smile. You love to talk. You are a very happy little guy.

But sometimes....

I get a small look at what you are going to be like as a teenager. You get this streak of independence and look at me like I am just not with it.

Like this...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lucky Boy

You won't remember it, but you are a lucky boy. You are growing up in the place where dreams come true. We go at least every week to one of the Kingdoms and we always have visitors coming.

This day we went to Epcot and played with the Lallatin Ladies.

Yes, you are flirting. Look at you being coy.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Jesus Skywriter

So one of the great things about Orlando is that there are tons of tourists and people from all walks of life.
The Jesus skywriter is one of my all time favorites. This man puts in his flight plans and flies over Disney to skywrite these types of messages.
I love it. I think it is so admirable that this person puts forth all of this effort and takes all of this time and money to promote a positive message. And he does it without anyone knowing who he is.

So thank you Jesus skywriter. Your messages always make me happy and put a smile on my face.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Little Man

I call you my little man know full well that you are far from little. You are such a big boy and such a joy to have. I do get a kick from dressing you up like a little boy. You are such a stud. Look at how you are working that stroller.
Oh yeah, boy, work it!