Tuesday, December 15, 2009

9 Months

My Little Man is 9 months old. I don't know why this one is so shocking for me! I think some of it is because it's Christmas and I'm all gooey about everything. maybe it's because it feels so close to one year. Or that it's the same amount of time I got to carry him around with me all day. I'm not sure. I'm just crazy in love with him these days!
He's been sick a lot this month. Double ear infections, rashes, nose junk. He will have been to the doctor three times this month after his check up today. One was after a frantic phone call from Nana saying he'd swallowed an ornament hook (all's fine now)...
He is SO boy. He climbs and eats everything. He opens every cabinet or drawer he can get to. He heads straight for plugs and cords every chance he gets. He also loves being outside, especially if the dogs are out. He's still very mellow, but has started to tune up when he doesn't get what he wants or when I leave him.
He eats anything we put in front of him (see Christmas card pictures coming soon). No more spoon feeding!! He seems so big sitting at the table feeding himself and drinking out of his sippy cup. Man I could just sugar him all day long. He feels the same way about me. Just saying. My hair has constant gunk in it because he is always rubbing his hands and face into it.
We are quickly approaching the one year mark and it has been such a trip!


Last week was a crazy week. I'm not talking about the packed schedule or the Christmas hubbub. Our dog Buddy ( aka Devil Dog) got out on Wednesday. It was pretty close to dusk, we only had a few minutes to look before it was pitch black. Chris was really bummed because miraculously, this crazy dog has turned out to be pretty sweet and one heck of a bird dog. We put in the hard 4 years and now we weren't going to reap the benefits- what!! Thankfully, a kind family in our neighborhood found him that night and liked (?) him! They saw one of our signs on Friday and called us. Thank you Lord!
It's a good thing that he was rescued because on Friday, Dad and Chris headed out to East Texas to pick up a new puppy for Buddy to hunt with. He's a 14 week old German short haired pointer. After much arguing, I mean discussing, we named him Tucker. He's such a sweet dog! The only time he whines or barks is if Buddy leaves him. He can already retrieve (Chris is excited) and is getting in his first hunting trip this week. We'll keep you posted on how it goes. Better pictures to come later.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pioneer Woman

I heart the Pioneer Woman. Our love story started with an amazing shrimp pasta and has continued for almost 2 years.
Many of you know who I am talking about! Her name is Ree Drummond and she write a blog about her life on a ranch in Oklahoma. She talks about her everyday life mostly, but then she treats us with a recipe here and there.
This past week she was signing her new cookbook in Dallas, so Mom, Emily and I braved the monsoon to see her. Unfortunately, we were one of 700 others that did the same thing. Mom and I hung on for a while, but realized that i was going to be into the wee morning hours before we got the pleasure of meeting her. We headed back home, but not after getting a free t-shirt! Emily was brave enough to stay and nice enough to have her sign our books. It really was a fun evening, even though we didn't make it all the way!