Monday, February 2, 2009

Big Happenings!

Happy 9 months Henderson!!!

My third-born (and last, sniff sniff) is 9 months old today! I can't believe it - he is such a fun little guy - active like Wilson always was (is) - into everything and all over the house - crawling fast and pulling up and cruising around on mommy's furniture! He climbs the steps great, but hasn't yet learned how to go down by himself - he just sits at the top (our 2 steps, not the big staircase) and rocks back and forth while "calling" out for help - it's so cute! He is a GREAT eater - eats all kinds of baby food and LOVES table food - drinks his milk great - but still tiny - go figure. His favorite "treat" is Daisy's dog food - goes after it like a man on a mission (Wilson did this exact thing too). Henderson, though, will stop and look up at me when I say "NO", whereas Wilson would just start crawling faster! Hopefully this is a sign of a compliant child (like Emma Claire) and not a testing child (like Wilson). All are wonderfully made in their own ways - I prayed for a mix of Emma Claire and Wilson's personalities and I really believe God answered that prayer (the way I wanted it answered)!

We go for his 9 month check up this afternoon, so we'll see how he's REALLY doing! He's a great sleeper at night, 10-12 hours! Naps are give and take, some days 30 minutes, other days 1 hour 30 minutes. Overall I couldn't ask for a better baby! He's my love bug, always wanting momma to hold him when I'm around, but perfectly content when I'm nowhere to be seen or heard! I love you little Henderson and thank God for the wonderful gift you are!

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This little 2 year and 4 month old guy went to school in underwear today!!!! I can't believe it myself. I just knew he would be the 4 year old still in diapers - he could just care less about being dirty. Food (candy) has never worked as a reward for him, b/c he DOES NOT EAT!!! But alas, Will came home with powdered doughnuts and Wilson went crazy for them!

- and I held them over his head so to speak, so he could only have 1 if he went potty. It worked - he was going to sit on the potty over and over again!!!

Now, we may be back in diapers tomorrow - if today is disastrous at school,

but he did SO good this weekend going potty and I'm of the school "they've got to learn somehow". I'll let ya'll know how it went - my big worry is poo-poo - we haven't gotten that down great yet!





As for my tennis, it went AMAZINGLY well, I felt like I picked up where I left off - though I am quite sore today - I can tell I used muscles that I haven't used in 15 years - like my forearm and triceps! I've definitely got the "tennis bug" and will be out on the courts whenever time allows! It's great that one of my best friends plays all the time, so hopefully we can play alot and she (Ashley) will put up with me while I improve and get back in the swing of things!



We had a birthday dinner at our house last night for Will's mom. We grilled out steaks and had baked potatoes and salad and a yummy chocolate chip pound cake - my tummy and heart were both full - time with family is so treasured! Will's sister and husband and her 4 children came over along with his mom's 2 cousins that are in town. I love seeing how our 7 children play and get along (most of the time) and truly enjoy being together!



On another note, can you believe it's FEBRUARY!!!!???? Wow, how fast time goes by! Spring is just around the corner - and I CAN'T WAIT!!!! I love spring and fall - that middle ground weather - and I don't have allergy problems, so that helps, b/c we all know how pollen is down here!

3 comments:

Brandi Bartee said...

Kelli,
I have a good friend named Rob Dunn that is a tennis pro in Tuscaloosa. Are you going to take lessons or just play? Just wondering if you might know him. We went to Birmingham Southern together and were great friends. Glad that you are getting to do something fun for yourself

andi said...

Happy 9 Months Henderson!!! You are a doll!

NENA said...

Hi Kellie,
I love how you celebrate the month birthdays with your little ones. I did the same thing with the boys. Happy Birthday to the Little 9 Monther. Now, every month on the 25th, I'm counting DOWN to "THE wedding." 6 months and counting!!!! I'm looking forward to the Thompson girls coming to Montgomery so I can show you around. It's been fun.
I have the perfect solution to get Wilson to eat. He needs to come to montgomery while Meme is still here and sample some of her DELICIOUS homemade Italian food. And I mean everything is from scratch. He will walk away with a full tummy full of meatballs!!!! Yes, we will share the recipe with you. Ha ha.
Thinking about you. xoxo to everyone.

Will's side of the family

Will's side of the family

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Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

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How we REALLY like to dress!

Lots of Love!

Lots of Love!

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Best Friends!

Children being children!

Children being children!