Wednesday, November 12, 2008

11 Months . . . This may get sappy!

Sweet Mr. H (almost 11 months)

My sweet Hunter turned 11 months yesterday. Where has the time gone?! This time last year I was on "home rest", 33 1/2 weeks pregnant. I absolutely loved being pregnant, even with all of the problems we faced and the fears we had. Who knew that I would love being a mommy so much more than I loved being pregnant? I stand in awe of God's handiwork every day when I watch my sweet boy growing, learning, and constantly changing. I love to lay in bed and listen to my little man breathing his deep sleep breaths. I love the sweet hug I get every morning when I get him up to eat and when he lays his sleepy head on my shoulder. I love slobber kisses, over and over again. I love how he lights up when I come in at lunch and after school. I love praying over him every night before I put him to bed. I love every smile and every belly laugh. I love that he has learned to pull up our shirts and plant a big belly raspberry! I love every tickle spot. I love his "I'm being a toot and I know it" face. I love watching him try new foods (most recently whole milk!). I love falling asleep on the couch on Saturday mornings with Hunter on my chest for a short nap. I love watching him throw a ball and make a basket. I love watching Jimmy and Hunter playing together and doing manly things. I love catching an unexpected glimpse of Hunter and realizing how absolutely beautiful he is. I love when he shares his pacifier with me. I love showing Hunter off to my friends and co-workers and students. I love when strangers stop to talk to him and tell me what a sweet baby I have (I whole-heartedly agree!) The list could go on and on! I find new and exciting things every day to fall in love with. God went above and beyond when He blessed Jimmy and me with our Hunter James. I stand in awe of God's huge love for us and for our sweet boy. Thank you Father for our sweet baby boy and for the first 11 months of his life. I can't imagine how great the future will be!
One year ago, seems like yesterday. 34 weeks pregnant.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day

Thank you Veterans for protecting the freedom of my family. . . of my precious son.
Thank you soldiers fighting now.
God Bless the USA!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wreck 'Em Tech

Go Tech! Hunter has learned to clap. He was a great sport!

Tonight was Hunter's first football game. We thought it was appropriate for Hunter's first game to be the Tech vs. Texas game since we are a "house divided". Hunter did really well with all of the noise and excitement. He took it all in. We left the house about 4:30 and had dinner in the Red Raider Club, got settled in our seats and had about an hour to take it all in. Hunter made it about 10 minutes into the game and sacked out. How he could sleep with all of the noise is beyond my comprehension! What a mad house! It was an electric atmosphere. Easily the most exciting game I've ever been too! Aunt Sassy came and picked up the kid and put him to bed. Just too much excitement when you are 10 1/2 months old! Texas played really well. It was a close game. I might have an ulcer now because of the stress and nerves in the fourth quarter. Tech managed to pull it out in the last second (literally!)

Guns Up! Hunter and Momma!

A House Divided
**We have season tickets. Jimmy may look like a Tech fan, but he was secretly cheering for Texas. We must keep the peace in our section. Not everyone is friendly toward the enemy, sadly.

You can probably tell that Kristen wrote this post and Jimmy had no input! For Jimmy's sake, I will put a very tiny "Hook 'Em" way down at the end of the post to keep a little peace in our household. :)

Trick or Treat!

Happy Belated Halloween to all of Hunter's admirers.

We had the most precious baby in the whole world for Halloween. He had not one, but two, yes two Halloween costumes. Can you say spoiled?! Not my baby! During the day, Hunter was a giraffe. He got to go to Toys R Us with Granna and Sassy. They even marched with Geoffrey in the Halloween parade. Big giraffe and little giraffe how cute! Momma met them when she got off work. What a fun time! Then we went and Trick or Treated at Moe and Grandad's house. They were waiting. They knew that Mr. H would be by sometime. He was one pooped little guy by this point. Still precious though! Click here to view Giraffe Hunter.

Halloween night we went up to our church for the fall festival. On to costume #2, the tiger. Most of the games were too big for our little guy but he seemed to have fun anyway. We spent a little bit of time in the preschool booths. Hunter played with the rubber ducks and dug in the plastic balls and played a little basketball. No candy for baby yet. Momma did take a few pieces for herself though (shh, don't tell!) Our favorite part was taking Hunter down to get his face painted. He sat so still in Momma's lap as he had a nose and whiskers painted on his face. Hunter's friend who painted his face said it was the most fun face she had painted all night.

Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My! Hunter and Andie and their Daddies.

To wrap up the night we went and Trick or Treated at Granna and Poppa's house. Aunt Jody came over the see Mr. H. He is truly the most precious baby in the entire universe. Have I mentioned lately how blessed we are?!