well, i have inadvertently taken quite a break from blogging. it wasn't on purpose, just life got in the way. things have pretty busy around here - from hosting a new year's eve party at our house to being the rep for shrimp and grits kids to just trying to live the life God wants me to live - being a mom, wife, friend, daughter, sister, employee and everything else that falls under the "Kellie" umbrella!!! life is good and i have so much to be thankful for!!!
wilson got to go on a date with his daddy to smackdown wrestling in birmingham earlier this month. let me just tell you how happy i am that it's wilson there and not me - i went with will once when we were dating - and it was quite the adventure!!!!! wilson ate.it.up - he wants to go back! most people are quite surprised to know my husband is really into wrestling, he just doesn't seem the "type", but i find he and wilson back in the sitting room watching it and "performing" it all the time!!!! wilson has become nearly obsessed with his daddy lately, which makes me a little sad, but it's in good time, he's 4 now and growing into a little man all his own!!!!
apparently "wrestling go-ers" are not very good photgraphers!!!!
in other "wilson" news, we got in to see the endocrinologist 5 months early thanks to some cancelations due to the snow/ice storm that hit our area! we talked to the 3 doctors at UAB and they did extensive lab work and an xray of his hand to determine his bone age. all the lab work came back normal, which is good and his bone age came back delayed by 2 years. now, no one seems to know exactly why this is, but the good news is that bones grow to age 16 and since wilson's bones are only 2 years old, he has 14 more years to grow instead of the normal 12 that most 4 years olds would have!!! we go back in july to check on his growth. if he has grown less than 3 cm, then he will undergo an intensive, invasive growth hormone study to determine if he is growth hormone deficient (this is an iv, 3 hour long procedure, so they only perform it if they have good reason to believe you might be deficient). i learned that in the state of alabama, you cannot receive growth hormone unless you are deficient of the hormone. (obviously i can see the reasons behind this law, but in wilson's case, i wish it were not true). so we wait and try our hardest to get him to grow - whole milk, butter, peanut butter, instant breakfast shakes, anything he will eat to load up the calories!!! Henderson is getting it all too - he's small, just not quite as small as his 'big' brother!!! Wait and see, wait and see - it's hard!!!!
also, earlier this month we had the priviledge of celebrating the inauguration of our dear friend and sunday school teacher, Dr. Robert Bentley as Governor of Alabama. his granddaughter, Caroline, and Emma Claire are dear friends and Will and I are also friends with all of his sons and their wives. it was an amazing weekend and i am regretting my decision to not tote around my big camera to every event. sometimes i just want to enjoy the moment instead of being a photographer (of which i am most certainly not). so the only pictures i got were the ones taken at the pavlick's house while we were getting ready to go to the ball. but from the prayer breakfast to the ceremony to the ball it was evident the type of christian man Gov. Bentley is and will continue to be as leader of our great state. I am proud to call him my friend.
now for the few photos
Emma Claire and Mary Alice all dressed up for the Ball - they had a marvelous time with their closest friends and it really made the night special for the Bentley family to have so many friends surrounding them!!!
they can still be silly, even dressed up!!!
mommies and daughters
you never know what you might find when you hand your camera off to someone else:)
somehow emma claire didn't make it in this one, maybe she's the one that chopped us off!!!
Happy January and soon to be February to you all - I'm ready for spring - how about you?