Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Such a big helper!

Leland LOVES to help! He likes to push the trash can, drag the trash bag to the garage, help push the vacuum cleaner, pick up his toys, throw his diapers away, and whatever else you ask him to do. Lets just hope he loves to help when he is a teenager!!!

If only Leland's lawn mower was real! He LOVES to push it both inside and out, so it would be fantastic if it cut grass and vacumed floors!!

Easter 2011

We spent Easter weekend at the lake and had such a great time with our family!

Passed out from all the driving!

Relaxing on the pontoon

Leland got a Mickey back pack and a bucket full of animal cracker stuffed eggs!

Dutchess got a bucket full of treat stuffed eggs and ate every one of them!

1st Easter Egg Hunt!

Leland taking his golden egg to the Easter Bunny.
He got a bucket full of goodies for finding the golden egg!

Being shy!

He spotted the golden egg!

Leland was not too fond of the Easter Bunny, but didn't mind having his picture made with him if he wasn't right next to him!

Future Allstar and Pro Griller!

A Day at the Zoo!

A few weeks ago, my good friend Ashley came down to visit. We spent a day at the zoo with Leland and had a great time!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

22 Months Old!

Happy 22 months Leland!

You are such a little boy now, but you still love cuddling with your Mommy! You LOVE to be outside and would stay out there forever if we would allow it. You are starting to throw tantrums, especially when we make you come inside. You have had your fair share of pops on the leg and you are a little smarty pants! I'll start to count to 3 in an attempt to make you do something, and as soon as I say, "ONE", you say, "TWO"! I can't help but smile because you are so smart!

You are getting very good at pointing at the correct picture in a book when I say the word. You are also talking a lot more and will usually attempt any word I ask you to say. You have such a large vocabulary now that I can't list them all!

As GiGi and I were walking through Wal-Mart a few weeks ago, GiGi said, "I need some charcoal". You shouted, "Charcoal" plain as day and have been saying it ever since! You also know that charcoal goes in the grill and will tell us that it cooks hot dogs (even though you typically will not eat a hot dog)!

You are becoming a relatively picky eater and sometimes I think you are starving because you eat like a bird. Your favorite foods are still vegetables, especially grilled squash! You like spaghetti now, but do not like macaroni and cheese. You still love fruit including apples, pears, grapes, and blueberries, but you are not a fan of bananas.

If I had to guess, you are probably about 28lbs and 34 inches tall. You still wear 18m shorts the majority of the time, but usually wear a 24m/2T shirt. Everyone always comments that you are big for your age (very annoying), but I do not think so. You are a little tall for your age, but whenever we are around kids your age, you look the same to me.

You are obsessed with trains and Mickey Mouse. You call Mickey, "Hot dog" because of the hot dog dance! While at the lake on Mother's Day weekend, you and I did a little antique' shopping at the stores down town Wedowee and one store had a huge life size stuffed Mickey. You thought that this was the greatest thing ever and kept saying, "Hot dog" and giving him a hug and five! Very cute!!

I can't believe that it is time to start thinking about your 2nd Birthday party! You are still a very humble little boy. We went to visit Wilbur and Jennifer's baby girl last weekend and you loved the baby. You kept blowing her kisses and telling everyone, "Shh"! I have no doubt that you will be a great big brother when the time comes!

I have so many pictures to update for you, so I hope to get those updated soon so I can order another book as a keep sake for you!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

About Me

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Jason and I were married on March 1, 2008. We are each others best friend and wouldn't trade our lives for anything! Jason was born and raised in Newnan, GA and I was born and raised in Birmingham, AL where we now live. We have an awesome family that is always there for us. We had a beautiful baby boy, Leland Matthew, on July 22, 2009. He is now growing like a weed and so much fun! We have a very hectic life, but we love it! We take everything that God gives us and deal with it the best we can. We know he has a plan for our family and can't wait to see what the future brings!!