Thursday, May 17, 2012

more about my Truett

I didn't get to write everything I wanted to about Truett last night so I wanted to add more today.

Truett has the sweetest little smile I know. He loves to holds his hands on my cheeks and smile at me. He is so sweet to his little sister and even hugs his big brother out of the blue. He is the only child I know that is very camera shy. He literally turns away when he sees me hold it up, most pictures I post of him are after many many attempts and getting the back of his head.

A few months ago he was not talking or even babbling do he started getting speech therapy. He has improved so much over the last few months! He talks a LOT now! I still can't understand everything but most of it I can. He has started putting words together like "I don't want it." at dinner time! (nice try, kiddo - but that isn't going to change anything!)

We have been working on potty training, but just slowly. But in the last week it really seemed to click with him. For his birthday we got him a backpack that he can take a change of clothes with him everywhere he goes. Yesterday he told me when he had to go once and today we went out to the store without a diaper! He is doing great! He loves being a big boy like Jay!

When I ordered Jay's 1st grade homeschool I bought Truett two books for two year olds. He started that today and loved doing school with Jay. He also is finally starting to like to look at books. He even sat yesterday and today for me to go through ABC flashcards a few times with him.

It seems overnight Truett has started to take off and grow up1 I can't believe how big he is getting. He is so smart and I am finally getting to really see it. Example: We have two identical trash cans in the kitchen one is for trash and one is for recycle. I gave him something and told him to put it in recycle and he knew which one it went in.

Truett - you are so unique and special and I love you! You have the most precious blue eyes and sweet smile. You are an amazing little boy, so smart and full of adventure! I love you!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Baby Boy is TWO!

Happy Birthday my Truett!!! I can't believe my baby boy is two today!

Born at 3:59am on a Sunday May 16, 2010

This was about2-3 hours after he was born when his brothers met him for the first time before going to church!

My how he has changed!!!

Today we went to the zoo with him. Truett loved walking around and looking at the animals!

We all fell asleep when we got home....

After his nap he woke up to find that I had balloons for him to play with and Jay and Truett have been playing ever since.
After church we will have cake and presents. I will post those tomorrow but I wanted to get these on now before its gets too late. Here is his cake for later... cake balls. I baked the cake, l;et it cool the crumbled it up and made balls with the icing mixed in. Let them chill and them dipped some of them in blue chocolate.

Happy Birthday Truett - you are the sweetest little boy! You have such a sweet heart that wants to obey and make people happy. I love you!

Mother's Day

My First Mother's Day with my whole family complete! What an amazing feeling, How good God is!

Let's try that one again!

There we go!

I am so blessed with the four wonderful children God has given us and the most amazing husband ever!

Family reunion

My family had a little family reunion last weekend! My parents, sister and her family and my family all got together. We went to the concert where the Collingsworth Family was filming their next DVD!

It was about a 9 hour drive (not including stops) for us, but only a few hours for the rest of my family so we figured it would work out good to get to see everyone. We left Thursday morning. About half way into the trip we saw we were going right by Josiah's grandma's house so we decided to stop and say Hi and have lunch with her. His parents also we arriving at the same time to spend the day with her so we all go to visit for about two hours, then we were on the road again.

Jay knew who we were seeing but his cousins had no idea we were coming so it was a fun surprise. They had a blast playing together...but the noise level was pretty high!

7 kids ages 5 and under! We took them in the pool a few times, shhh don't tell them our plan was to use up their energy! Even Dillon went in and after getting over how cool it was he had fun and tired himself out.

Dad with his Marine grandkids - even Haddie is in on it now with her new dress from Grandma!

We celebrated Dad and Mom's 30th (which is later this month) and as the cake said "Happy 30th and everything else! Mother's Day, Truett's birthday, Moriah just had a birthday, etc.)

It was very exciting to see how things are different at a taping, there were more lighting effects, and they told you things like don't leave during it but if you have leave during the singing not during the clapping after a song b/c that is when they do audience shots. Right as it was about to start the fire alarm went off and we all had to leave the building. We took that opportunity to get a family picture taken. Then everyone went back in. The kids did great during it. They enjoyed the music, played, colored, snacked, ate ring pops, etc! It didn't finish until a little after 11pm! So all in all they did great.

Don't ask me why Blogger turns my pics but it does...

Then on Saturday we drove home, with stops it took us about 11 hours both ways. It was a long car ride, a short visit, but well worth the family time.

While driving we saw signs for where I used to live. My husband never saw that area so we stopped to see the house and the church where my Grandpa was the Pastor.

Ok - Dad this picture is JUST FOR YOU!! See out in the distance....? Do those poles remind you of anything????

LOL! For those who don't know my Dad was doing something on those pole to help a friend and I think the wind blew or something and he ended up breaking some ribs!