Tuesday, June 4, 2013

18 months of Bliss

I cannot believe I have an 18 month old!!!!!  Where oh where does time go???

  • Your favorite foods are:
    • Yogurt
    • Bananas
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Crackers
    • And PASTA! :)
  • Least favorite:
    • Plain rice, potatoes...anything plain
    • Spicy stuff
    • Things that had a strange texture
  • You are talking up a storm! Seriously... you are very talkative and very smart!  You surprise us everyday with your vocabulary... like this morning, you pointed to a picture of moses in the reeds and said, "Girl" (Pharaoh's daughter), "Baby" and "Basket!"  
    • Our favorite words that you say are "Phiss it" or "fix it" and "WHAAter" for water.
  • You love to play dress up!

  • You also like to talk in jumbled sentences now.  It is the funniest thing to hear you try to say a sentence.
  • You love to make animal noises.  You are pretty good at the following: duck, tiger, bird, dog, cat, monkey, and snake.  
  • You are Coach are becoming good friends.  Just yesterday you started calling his name every time Mike starts barking... You think that means Coach is outside.  You say "Coach!!!!" and run to the door.

  • Every time the phone rings you say "Paw Paw." You have recently started saying "Nonna" and point to the Ipad because we face time on it with her.

  • You can say pretty much all our your current cousins names... that being Connor, Jack, Brooke, and Bailee.  You will meet Brady next month! ;)

  • You love to go swimming!  Here are some shots from the pool:

  • You love love love outside.  You would stay out there all day if I let you!

  • You are starting to like the babysitters house...which makes leaving you there on MUCH easier on Momma! :)
  • You are ALL girl... Shoes are your favorite things to wear!  As well as necklaces, bracelets, and purses.  In fact... one day you walked up to me and brought me shoes, a necklace, and a bow and said "on."
    • You will bring us shoe after shoe and say "on" or "off."

  • You have recently really started to like playing with your dolls.  You will brush their hair, put them in the stroller, and love on them.  It is so sweet.

  • You love to read.

  • You are still a Daddy's girl.  Recently we tried to take family pictures (picture will be up soon) and you didn't want anything to do with Mamma at all.  I couldn't even touch you.  So... needless to say we got several pictures with you and Daddy and only one with Mamma.  :(

LOVE LOVE LOVE you sweet girl! :)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A MUCH needed update...

Time flies... I promised myself when I started blogging that I wouldn't half way do it... but alas... I have seriously slacked off.  I promise to do better, but with a rambunctious 16 (almost 17 month old), work, and just the ups and downs of life... It might be hard to keep that promise.

So... in the last couple of months... Gray has done some SERIOUS growing... SERIOUSLY!!!  Here is what you are up to little miss priss...
  • Favorite foods:
    • Yogurt...still.  I promise you girl you would LIVE off of it if we let you! :)
    • Bananas
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Crackers... or "KRAWKer" as you say
    • Oatmeal, breakfast bars, CARBOHYDRATES!!!! 
    • And corn
  • Least favorite
    • Still not a fan of white potatoes or green beans
  • You are talking up a storm... here are a few of your favorite things to say
    • Cracker
    • Momma... well this is a fib, not your fav, but hey I can dream right! ;)
    • Daddy, "Da Da"
    • Paw Paw and Coach or "Oa-ch"
    • NaNa and Nonna
    • Outside
    • Dog
    • Uh Oh
    • Eyes, nose, some version of mouth
    • Ball
    • Eat
    • And SEVERAL others
  • You are A MOVER!!! You walk everywhere and never crawl... you started walking full on a couple of days after my last post.  Occasionally we will catch you in your room pulling out EVERYTHING...

  • You have a bug bag... and we have to hide it from you because you WILL NOT take it off if you see it... and we have a melt down when we try to take it from you!

  • You can climb on the couch
  • You pull your bows out of your hair... :(
  • You LOVE outside... And I think the tractor is going to be a big hit!

  • You are STRICTLY drinking from the sippy cup! :) :) :)
  • You still get milk in the morning and before bed
  • You love to read...

  • You sttttiiillllllll suck your paci when your are napping and when you are mad!
  • Every time the phone rings you say, "Paw Paw!"  
  • You are STILL a Daddy's girl... I mean BIG TIME.  Most days Momma does not exist, but that is ok... I know you love me! :)

  • You love love love love love love love animals... every time you see a cow you say, "MOOOOOOOOOO!"  You have been to the zoo twice and absolutely loved it each time! Here are some shots:

  • You love to watch older kids interact with each other, occasionally you will try to join in but for the most part you are a analyzer!
  • Here are a few shots from easter:

  • I decided to capture a few head shots of you from Easter. You were such a little diva in the dress I made for you.  Here are the finished products:

This post is LONG overdue, but life throws us curveballs sometimes.  We as a family have really learned what is means to truly trust God with everything you have, that God REALLY is in control,  and that we cannot live for tomorrow. We are so thankful for little miss Gray Whitley Shivers.  You have brought so much joy to our lives.  We look forward to every moment with you.  Thanks to Jesus for his continued love and mercy.

Will update soon...


Friday, January 11, 2013

13 months...

Hard to believe a little over 13 months ago I birthed sweet little Gray... here's what you are up to:
  • Favorite foods:
    • Bananas
    • Sweet potatoes have made a HUGE comeback
    • And any type of bread that is sweet...donuts,  muffins, pancakes, etc.
    • Yogurt...still
  • Least favorite foods:
    • Well... oatmeal is sadly becoming one of them
    • Anything tart
  • One of your favorite things to do is listen to Daddy play the guitar... it melts my heart!

  • You are talking up a STORM... literally.  Now I will admit, most of it we cannot understand but a few of your common words are: 
    • Da Da
    • Momma
    • Touch down... which btdub was your FIRST word... very proud momma right here!
    • No No
    • Na Na
    • bahbahsbdahsbd sdhlsfhasdfhjdf ehf jdfh;sjkfhhdfjh eohf;djfh dsfjhdf oweurh hsdf
  • You still love to sleep, but your naps are getting shorter and less frequent
    • You usually sleep from around 9:30 p.m. to around 9:00 a.m (PRAISE THE LORD)
    • You usually take one nap in the morning and another 2 hour nap in the afternoon
  • You take two bottles a day still... you are not a fan of drinking milk out of your sippy cup but you will drink juice out of it.  You are still not a heavy drinker.  You normally drink one juice cup a day.
  • You are WALKING!   Dum Dum Dummmmmmmmmmmm
    • But you still prefer to crawl most of the time...because it is quicker
  • Christmas was A LOT of fun... here are some shots:

Your favorite gift was for sure the car!!!

  • We also visited Atlanta this month... sweet Nonna watched you most days and you and her had so much fun!!  The trip wore you out though!  Bless your heart you slept for 2 days after we got back!
You in the midst of all the "junk" we packed
  • You love love love love your purse that Aunt Neely bought you.  You are constantly carrying it and taking stuff in and out!  All girl FOR SURE! :)
  • Another favorite of yours this month was the Christmas tree... Just couldn't make you understand that you weren't supposed to touch it! ;)

  • You are NOT a fan of socks OR shoes... always taking them off!

  • You helped Momma cheer on the Irish this year in the BCS National Championship... unfortunately... those mean ole nasty Elephants beat our fighting Irish.

  • You are P-R-I-S-S-Y

You are my girl...my world...and my love