Thursday, May 27, 2010

Baby Nash is Finally Here!!!!!

Sweet Nash arrived at 11:48pm on May 19, 2010. Everyone is doing great and this little one is absolutely precious! Such a laid back baby! More pics to come.

Lindsey's sweet family waiting for Nash to get here. Baby looks just like his Uncle Chad for now.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What we have been up to lately...

We have been pretty busy lately, here is what we've been up to...

We visited the zoo with Reed and Leah

Big fish coming!!!! See Rowan backing off...

"ooh ooh ahh ahh" She sees a monkey

Mommy and Me Happy Hour at Vicki's. The last get together before the Sawyer's headed to Lubbock. Tear! We will miss yall and Rowan will definitely miss Riverson, her bff.

Rowan, Carter, Emma, Skylar, Hazel, Drake, and Riverson...This was hilarious.

Priceless! Rowan and Riverson attacking baby Skylar, they love her so!

Rowan's last day of mother's day out was last week, how many more days till fall?!

This was the bouquet that Rowan made me for mother's day. So special!

Last day of school with bff Charlie

Her wonderful teachers, Mrs. Jennifer and Nana

Time to break out the pool, its getting HOT!
Have you met Boogs McWhirter?

This picture just makes me smile...look at her hand on dada's leg.

We ate her first ice cream cone at Grandmommy's. She almost finished the whole thing!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Grant's 30th Birthday

May 10th was Grant's 30th birthday and we celebrated the following weekend. I had arranged for he and his friends to play golf at Texas Star and then everyone else that didn't play golf to meet at the clubhouse for a happy hour. It was a surprise, the first surprise that I have actually been able to somewhat pull off in our 9 years together. We had a blast and Grant was so happy that everyone could celebrate. Good times!

The fam after the surprise
Matt, Claire, Grant, and Rowan

Mimi and Rowan waiting for dada


Grant coming in on the 18th

Vicki, Brynn, and me

Ellis/McWhirter/Daniel Family

Heather, Mimi, Me, Meemaw, Lindsay

Mimi, Me, Meemaw

Cupcakes by SugarShack - they had a picture of Grant jumping over the fire at Steak Fry when he was 18

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Grant! I love you more than anything and am so proud of you for everything you are!!!! Cheers wompus!

15 Months and raring to go!!!!

This is a typical day in my house now...Rowan into everything...the dogs into on the snack traps and sippy cups...screaming..."mama! mama! mama!" I love it! This is what being a mom is about! The best part is at the end of the day, when your little one is to tired, they might not make it through their bedtime book and you give them one last hug and they lay their head on your shoulder and pat your back. Makes me smile the biggest smile and look forward to another tomorrow!
Rowan is so much fun at this age, but she's always been fun, its just a different - you understand what I'm saying and doing - stage. Rowan is running and walking all over the place, into everything its almost comical. I love it when I find sippy cups in the trash, toilet, and washing machine. That little stinker! Oh yea, the washing machine. We have the front loading one and it has a child lock on it, but that does not protect the power button. Rowan loves to turn it on and off, especially mid-cycle and when I go to get the clothes out thinking its done...water pours out. Other bad behaviors that are hilarious to Rowan (hilarious in her book is when she knows she is not supposed to do something, i.e. immediately followed by the word "no") - getting into the dog crates, grabbing the toilet paper and making a run for it with it streaming behind her, full force running into the closet and faceplanting it into our hanging clothes, running into daddy's office and spreading out as many papers as possible, using the fax machine, standing on the dishwasher door, putting her toothbrush down the drain in the sink, getting in the shower when we are in there, throwing food off of her tray, taking her shoes off everywhere we go and putting them in her mouth, and the list continues. Like LaTarian (sp?) Rowan thinks its fun to do bad things.

Rowan has also added new words to her vocabulary - quack, shoes, ouch, uh oh, no! no! no!, nigh nigh, some of these words she has said for a while, but these are mostly what she is saying all the time now. When she sees something she likes, she yells "dada!" She also says that when she sees Grant or hears his voice.

Eating is not so much fun now, I mean what kid does not like pbj sandwiches, quesadillas, chicken fingers? Rowan does not. She is on the carb, carrot, and fruit diet and about nothing else. The best thing I heard from her 15 month appointment, was that its my job to provide her the food on the table, but its her job to eat it. So I dont feel so bad now and I am so over fixing her own special meal when she wont eat a bite and it ends up on the floor.

What else is Rowan doing that is new? about temper tantrums, screaming, whining, and my most favorite...arching of the back when she doesnt want to be put in her stroller or car seat. Rowan tried to run into the street at my grandmothers house, I got her in time, but it was full on melt down after that and my sweet grandmother was worried about her for days. This does not happen every day, but it makes me sad that Rowan has added frustrated and angry to her list of emotions. She gets over it really fast if I distract her, but it is just as frustrating for me to see her go through this. At our last doc appointment, Mercer said, next time we will talk about potty training and time out. WHAT?!?!

My little Ranger...

We went to the Ranger game on mother's day and here are a few pics. She likes to stand in the seat and people watch just like her mama and mimi! We cant go for the whole game and there is not a lot of baseball watching going on, but that is what usually happens with me anyway when we go. She claps when everyone else claps and dances when music comes on, its pretty funny. We have so much fun when we go, I know Rowan likes it too.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mother's Day

Being a mom has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. I think all the time how my daughter has changed who I am as a person and how I live my life and I would not change a thing. Being a mom is also the hardest thing that I have ever done, but I think about all of the joy and happiness that Rowan has brought to my life, and it makes my heart full. I am so proud to be Rowan's mom, she has made my life complete!

I had a wonderful day with my family on Sunday, we woke up, went for a jog and then headed to Taverna for brunch. After brunch we came home for a rest and then headed out to the Ranger's game. Yes, this was my idea to go on Mother's day, I dont know, there is something so rewarding about seeing your child have fun and Rowan loves the ballpark, so it was something I asked Grant for. We met his parents and it we all had a great time. After the game, we met my family for dinner. I am so thankful for my mom, mother in law, and sister because they have helped me so much over the last couple of years and we appreciate them so much!

All in all, it was a perfect day for me and my family, which is all I could have asked for!