Bathtime

Friday, May 20, 2011

Chaz LOVES taking a bath... I'm so excited that we get to swim in a few weeks!  The funniest part of the bath is his hair.  I took pictures the other night of before, during, and after.  Too funny!  These are from my camera phone... the quality isn't the best.

Before

During
Mullet Man

After (this was actually not the same night, but you get the picture!)

Come on Mama....let's go!

Friday, May 13, 2011


And... Wal-Mart only had pink sippy cups with handles...so that's what we got!

Catch-Up

Monday, May 9, 2011

It's been over a month since my last post and boy has Chaz changed!!  He's growing like a weed, crawling everywhere, & pulling up on everything.  His personality is really coming out and he doesn't like it when he doesn't get his way!  Everyone told me that he would be "Mama's boy" one day and that day has come!!  Makes me smile, but means my house gets no attention... oh well, who needs clean clothes?  Chaz has also started saying Da-Da.  Not sure if he knows what it means, but hopefully Ryan can stop practicing it with him every chance he gets!  :)

7 months... look at that belly!

Easter 2011





Dedication
We had his dedication at church last weekend, and he did great! He did try to eat the Bible that Brother Jim gave us- guess that's one way to get the Word in ya!

This was so special to me and Ryan because Brother Jim actually married us 3 years ago in Clarksdale!  He moved to Kirby Woods in Memphis not long after that, and Ryan and I joined!


My parents honored Chaz by giving the flowers for the church that day.
Thanks GaGa & B!

After the dedication, Ryan and I had our family and friends over for a brunch.  The weather held off so we ate outside on the porch... it was a perfect day!



I love my GaGa!

My best friends- Emma Richardson & Hardin Shirkey.

Having fun...

Isn't that the cutest little booty you've ever seen!!

Mama is funny!

I think he would sleep in this swing if we let him!


6 Months!?!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Where has time gone?  I realized today when I logged on that I never posted his 5 mth pictures.. bad me, but I'll do it all now!  We had our 6 mth checkup this week and Chaz is growing like a weed!  He rolls everywhere and according to his Lou Lou he is technically crawling.  Not on all 4's yet, but he scooting and pulling enough to get wherever he want to.  He LOVES to eat.... and will eat just about anything.  Sleeping is getting better- but, he still hasn't figured out how awesome it actually is!  Bathtime is still his favorite- he starts kicking when he sees the water and doesn't stop until he dried off in his pj's.  I have a 30 minute drive to daycare and normally we talk the whole way- if I ever get on the phone, he jumps on his chance to nap-
since he probably wasn't sleeping when he was supposed to. 
Seriously... what did we do without this sweet thing??

6 Month Stats:
19 pounds 6 ounces - 70%
26 3/4 inches long - 50%
Diapers- Size 3
Clothes- anything from 9m-18m
Loves to eat- eating #2's and #3's
Rolling everywhere
Sitting up with Mama close by
Scooting on his big belly
Starting to use a sippy cup- would rather hold it than his bottle
Loves cartoons
Loves to watch everyone- especially his crazy cousins
Loves to stroll while Mama runs
Reaches for people & things
Favorite Toy:  old remote that is now his
Nicknames:  Sugar Man & Chazzie

Starting to pose for these pictures....

My little "Sugar Man"

I promise he wears clothes... sometimes.
And notice this is the thing you are suppose to lay UNDER and play with... he decided to tear it down and lay on top....

5 Months Old

Got Curls?


Happy St. Patty's Day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hope everyone remembered to wear their green today!
Chaz & I did, but Daddy left too early for us to pinch him!

Decal Monogram

Friday, February 25, 2011

Hey Everyone!  As most of you know- I'm always into "projects" around my house.  One thing that I have to remind myself is that there is only 1 of me.  Ryan was a big help, but now he's the official babysitter when I start a project.  I've been wanting to blog more about my before and after projects, and just got an email that has encouraged me to do so more often!

One of my DIY projects in Chaz's nursery was featured on the blog where I bought his initial decal.  Ryan and I changed an armoir into a changing table.  We took a piece of plywood and painted it a pale blue (looks brighter in the picture).  I order a decal from Decal Monograms and had Ryan put it on the board for me.  We then attached the board to the back of the armoir to cover of the holes where the T.V. cords would go and he framed it out with chair rail that I bought from Lowe's.  I found some baskets that fit perfectly from Target and within minutes- we had a full blown changing table.  It was so easy and the best part... I got the armoir for free.  Total cost:  about $50... not including the diapers :)  The picture doesn't show it, but there are also baskets below that hold his books and some toys.


I sent this picture to Marilyn at Decal Monograms and she posted it on her blog.  I was so excited!
Check out her stuff... it's really cute and very affordable!

February 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Not much going at the Abbey house.  Chaz is still getting over all his congestion and ear infections.  Doctor says it could take until the season changes before he's completely better.  Another reason Spring needs to come and stay!  He is a master roller now... and has found his "voice."  He loves to squeal and then laughs at himself- pretty funny I must say!


He has figured out the spoon!!
And, I'm trying to learn not to make a mess :)
video

Played so hard- he fell asleep on his exersaucer!