Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I LOVE my tractor!!

This is not a terribly interesting post, but I had to document how much Preston is enjoying ALL of his new birthday toys!!! (Mommy is loving them too-HA!) Anyway, I think his little tractor is his favorite, and he has taken to scooting it REALLY fast ALL OVER THE HOUSE!
Preston started MDO today-three days a week-and only slept 10 minutes all day so I am off to give and EARLY bath and get ready for bed. He was really good they said, just hard to get 8 little one-year olds sleeping at the same time...
Anyway, hope you are all having a great week! Love you!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Golfing with Daddy

Because we will be spending time away from Preston for the next TWO weekends, we wanted to make the most of this one as a family :) We took a family trip to Monroe yesterday (mommy and Preston have been a LOT lately, hehe!) and both Mommy and Daddy got a new TOY! Mommy got a wristwatch GPS to run with and Daddy got a new grill! (We tried out the grill Saturday night and it was GREAT!)
Today, our Sunday School teachers were attending their grandaughter's Christening out-of-town, so we just went to Worship together. Then, after a little nap for ALL, we headed out to Squire Creek to enjoy this BEAUTIFUL day! I ran this morning, and in the shade it was downright CHILLY...but I know it will go back to being hot soon enough...
As you can see, Preston had a BLAST on the course. Daddy only got to play 9 holes, but it really was fun. I feel really badly, though, as the first time I put him down on the grass he was kind of like, "EWWWW, what is this???" Shortly thereafter, he was ROLLING around on the grass---so much fun!! Well, not for mommy getting the grass stains out of the outfit, but I know this is something I need to get used to--RIGHT? Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Birthday Lunch with "Aunt" Tanya

Preston was getting LOTS of love on his birthday today on our trip to lunch in Natchitoches to visit "Aunt" Tanya. I always look forward to spending time with her, as she is one of the Godliest women I know! Of course, Nana rode half of the trip with us and joined us for lunch-she was a lot of help for mommy :) We are back home now and Preston just had some leftover birthday cake (ie--he could be up for a while!) We are also getting some wonderful rain right now, and for it I am so grateful. Hope you are all safe and dry....

Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's Party Time

Well, since it is not ACTUALLY Preston's first birthday quite yet, I will wait until that date to post my gooey reflections. HA! But, Preston was none the wiser today as we celebrated his turning ONE! I was on the fence about inviting some of his friends to the party, and finally decided to just have a family celebration and it was PERFECT--I even got a little teary-eyed when everyone was leaving because both Preston and I are SO BLESSED to have the support of such wonderful family.

We started the party with present opening, because I had been trying to hide the presents but once he saw them they were not going to go untouched for long! He was really not into the opening much-really did more of that at Christmas-and definitely took a liking to a couple of toys. Now, that could all change tommorow--but that is a GOOD thing!

Then, we sang Happy Birthday and let him at his monkey cake. I thought he would dig right in, gouge it with his fingers, but NOPE-he was so ginger with it and barely dropped a crumb on the floor. He did like it though--especially trying out some yummy ice cream...

Well, I hope you are having a relaxing weekend. More later.......

Monday, August 3, 2009

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

As you can tell, Daddy had a LOT of help opening his presents on his 32nd birthday yesterday! We had a fun-filled family day--and Preston was EXHAUSTED from all of the excitement! Oh, and another milestone has been reached--Preston can now go up the stairs like a CHAMP :) The funniest was the first time he did it and paused in the landing to look down and shine a big grin, just to make sure everyone was being sufficiently entertained....
Hope you all have a great week! Love to all :)