Sunday, October 31, 2010

Since they were in the neighborhood. . .

We got a bonus visit from my parents!

My mom had a work thing in Philadelphia and my dad went with.  We picked them up on Friday and had a fantastic weekend together.  Our zoo plans were scratched due to cold weather, but a trip to Chuck E. Cheese filled the void.  AND, Andy and I went out both evenings.  This does not happen often and was quite a treat.  
Thanks for the great weekend Mom and Dad!!!

Stay tuned for Halloween pics. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Exactly one year ago today. . .

. . . I found out that this precious life was growing inside of me. 
Exactly four months ago today, I saw his sweet face for the first time. 

How I adore this little boy. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Farms

First trip to the Pumpkin Farm this week:  Wednesday.  This was another field trip with Bella's class.  Just the girls again.  Daddy stayed home (it was his day off) with Graydon and Curtis.

Our second trip (to a different farm):Today. This time the whole family went. It was our annual Sunday School trip to the farm. Another BEAUTIFUL fall day!

Two boys and their pumpkins.  Getting Graydon to look at me was a real challenge.  He was too busy throwing his pumpkin around like a ball.  (I am starting to notice a theme here). 

Our family grew this week!  My brother and his wife welcomed a sweet baby girl into this world on Thursday morning.  Here is Rose Lynn Benetti.  Isn't she precious!
I am happy to say that, as of about an hour ago, the internet on my computer is working!  Andy has been troubleshooting my problem for weeks now and he fixed it!  I have such a great husband.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happenings. . .

There's been a lot going on with our little family over these past couple of weeks.   

Graydon Happenings:
He had a doctor check-up at the beginning of the month.  Our little guy is growing up in height just fine - two inches in the past three months.  He is now 34 inches tall and in the 75th percentile!  His weight however, that's a different story.  He didn't even gain one pounds in these past three months and his percentile dropped from 25th to 10th.  He currently weighs 23 pounds 1 ounce. 

Our doctor isn't too concerned at this point because he is growing in inches, which means he is still getting proper nutrition.  She just wants us to try pushing foods like cheese, peanut butter, avocado, etc. and we'll see how things are at his two-year check-up. 

Part of me just wonders if he is already getting Daddy's high metabolism.  We'll see how things look in the next few months. 

Another big event in Graydon's life is that he got his first haircut last Saturday.  Here he is before:
The summer's humidity gave Graydon adorable curls.  With the humidity gone, his hair just started to look messy.  I tried to push this off for as long as I could, but it was time. 
Here he is after.  Sort of.  Andy did end up taking a little more off the top a few days later.  I haven't taken a picture of it yet. I'll admit - I was a little sad that the curls were gone.  But he does look so handsome.  (And like such a big boy).     

Bella Happenings

I went with Bella on a class field trip to the Adventure Aquarium.

We saw all sorts of fish, sharks, sting ray, seals, penguins, etc.  It was nice to do an activity with just her (and her school friends). 

Unfortunately, she had a bad dream about the jellyfish the other night.  The price you pay for a little education.  :)

Later in the week, she had a visit from her friend Katelyn who moved away last spring.  These two played for hours at the park and were very sad to have to say goodbye again.

Curtis Happenings

He continues to be one of the sweetest little babies that I know. 

He had one of his best nights of sleep last week, going from 9pm - 6:30am.

He still is up usually once and sometimes twice, though.  And it often takes him a little while to actually fall asleep at night.

We'll get there.

Family Happenings

I feel like these days have been crazy busy lately. So I'm very thankful that we could steal away some family time to go apple picking.

Bella picked pretty much all of our apples.  

Graydon found all the stray apples on the ground and tossed them around like baseballs.  Such a boy. 

We really couldn't have asked for a more beautiful fall day. 

Later on we made some mini caramel apples and apple pie.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

In the groove. . .

I entered a happy creative place.  Curtis's scrapbook has officially begun. 

We are having more internet issues at the house again (I am currently on a church computer).  I am about ready to do away with wireless as we always have so many problems with it.  Hopefully, one way or another, things will be worked out soon (cause we've had a full week and I have lots of photos to share).  Until then. . .

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Don't be too grossed out. . .

. . . it's only peanut butter.  :)