Friday, May 22, 2009

The Life of Hunter

Have I mentioned how much I love this kid? Crazy about him . . . head over heels crazy. Since my camera drowned, I haven't taken many pictures. Here's a few I've taken lately. The kid loves to eat. Sadly, he inherited the sweet tooth from mom and dad. He loves his veggies though so it's not too big of a deal.

He also inherited the sleeping gene from us too! I went to check on him a few nights ago and this is what I found. Sleeping sideways, foot hanging out the crib. I am so blessed that my kid loves to sleep! Everytime I look at him sleeping in his crib, I realize how big he is getting. He's not the tiny baby that was once there. I keep telling him to slow down!

One of his new favorite things to do is put on mom or dad's t-shirts that are laying around. Yes, there is laundry on the floor. Summer is here and the house will be cleaned. He is absolutely adorable walking around in our clothes. This is his cabinet where his cups are. He loves to play in them. Thankfully, he is decent at putting them back up. I always know he is thirsty when he starts drinking from an empty cup he has pulled out. So smart!

My baby is in Ruidoso without me. I'm going to say "so long Hunter fans" so I can hit the road to go hold my baby boy. Jimmy is sick with the flu. . . no, not swine, I promise. Blessings to each of you who reads this and loves my kid too!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Zoo and Monsoons

Last weekend, we went to Arlington. We had a great weekend planned! Fort Worth Zoo Saturday morning, Rangers game Saturday night! Can you beat that?! No way!

Saturday started out pretty overcast and very humid. Hunter did great at the zoo. He's still a little young to notice and enjoy everything, but we had a great time, nonetheless. We went with Hunter's Mimi and Papa, Uncle Jared and Aunt Maci and cousins Joshua and the twins, Peyton and Landen, as well as Uncle Daniel. Hunter and I rode on the train with Maci and Joshua. Hunter smiled and laughed when the train started moving. He really enjoyed the bears! One was up and moving around. He watched him very closely. One of my favorite things was a gorilla sitting right up to the window, looking very grumpy. H walked up to him, tentatively, and looked at him real close. He decided that wasn't for him and he turned around and tried to get anyone close to pick him up, not realizing where mom and dad were. He went back and looked at Mr. Grumpy Gorilla a few times. Love it! About the time we finished up, we noticed that it looked like rain was coming in. We decided that we better head to the car before the rain started pouring. We had Hunter in his stroller, Joshua in the wagon, and Peyton and Landen in the double stroller. We had been walking about 2 minutes when the skies opened up . . . I mean, seriously, a downpour! We RAN to the car . . .soaking wet. . . and having a blast! We all made it to the car in one piece, thankfully. No one shrank or melted!

Hunter was asleep in his car seat before we left the parking lot. I guess we wore the poor kid out! We had planned on going to the Ranger game that night but decided that we had been wet enough for one day. Thanks Jared and Maci for the yummy burgers and fun time instead of the game! You're so sweet! :)

Sadly, I cannot post any pictures of our super fun zoo trip. Our nice new camera that I got for Christmas drowned in the monsoon. I got Hunter covered up so he wouldn't melt, but the camera was sacrificed in the process. So sad!

Thank you God for family, animals, and good times!