Saying Goodbye

Today I got a phone call that I knew would eventually come but still hard to hear. God decided it was time to have my grandma, Mary Major, come join Him in heaven.

Although it is sad for those of left behind, we can find peace in the knowledge that she was a believer in Christ and has her eternal fate taken care of! It is a relief that she was able to leave this broken, earthly body. Grandma Mary is probably serving up a huge feast and making sure everyone is having an amazing time in heaven!

We love you Grandma and will see you again some day!


We're 15 Months Old!

I've finally reached the stage where the boys won't sit still for more than two seconds for a picture - especially when I want them to! So here's the two part sock monkey pics.

We are absolutely loving this age. The boys are so active, trying to talk quite a bit more and are all around fun. They are busy, busy, busy and can have all of their toys out of drawers or the toy chest within 5.2 seconds.
Grayson and Weston are still eating champs. For the most part, they eat whatever is put in front of them. Gray has this incredible skill of completely vacuuming up anything that is on his tray. Weston likes to take everything on his tray and shove it into his mouth - storing it in his cheeks. He's practicing to be a squirrel when he grows up.
They are still really good sleepers. Gray and West sleep from about 7:15ish to 7:00 and are still taking 2 naps. The first nap is starting to get shorter so I'm sure they'll be dropping it soon.
Recently, I've noticed that they are playing a little more together. They will hide from each other behind curtains or roll a ball back and forth. They will definitely be BFF!

Why wouldn't he wear reindeer ears to play?

Grayson - you always have been and continue to be our crazy man! Whatever Austin is doing, you are right there trying to keep up! You like to climb on anything and everything. Walking isn't really your thing anymore - you like to RUN! And dang - you are fast.

You like to say Daddy and have started throwing Mommy in the mix more and more. Yay! You try to repeat words and like to look through books (when taking the rare break from sprinting).

You are starting to get 2 molars - ouch. It's caused you to be a drool machine but you're handling it pretty well!

Grayson - we love, love, love your spirit. You are loud and crazy and usually looking for something to get into. But you are sweet and like to blow kisses and have 100% captured our hearts.

Weston - we love the sound of your laugh - which is one of your fave things to do! You like to sit back and laugh at the things going on around you. You're getting really good at walking and have added climbing to your list of things to do.

One of the games you play is to point at things and ask "What's that?" It's fun to watch you explore the world! You also like to snuggle - but only for a little bit. You don't want to miss too much of what your brothers and sister are doing.
You're currently getting what seems like the rest of your teeth. Pretty sure last count it was 4 new ones. It's been rough on you and I'm ready for it to be over !

Weston - we love the sweet, shy smile you give us that quickly turns into a smile that breaks your cheeks because it's so big. You have such a gentle nature and we absolutely couldn't love you more!


Germs, Germs Everywhere!

This week has been miserable, awful, horrible and full of germs. Starting last Sunday, our family of 6 has fallen to the flu. The only bright spot was that John and I took turns on who felt worse so there was always one adult to take care of the group!


15 Month Appointment

Today we took the boys to see Dr. G for their 15 month appointment. While waiting for the Dr. G, I was reminded again how busy those kids are!! There isn't much sit and relax time with them!!

Grayson weighed in at 24 lbs (69th percentile), is 31 inches tall (45th percentile) and his head is 18.8 inches (77th percentile). Dr. G commented that he's a big boy and has great running skills (which Gray loved showing off).

Weston weighed 22 lbs, 6 oz (46th percentile), is 30 inches tall (13th percentile_ and his head is 18.8 inches (77th percentile). Dr. G noted that he had great weight gain and liked his development in walking.

Gray and West didn't get their vaccines today because bummer....they tested positive for the flu. Thank goodness for Tamiflu!


Paging Doc McStuffins!

Austin was so excited that Buzz Lightyear came to live with us on Christmas Eve. He flew around with Buzz, slept with him and has even traveled to infinity and beyond. Sadly though, Austin discovered the hard way that Buzz can't fly down the stairs solo.

After a grueling knee surgery, Buzz was back in the game.

Buzz lasted about 10 more minutes before tragedy struck again. Disney just doesn't make toys to withstand the "love" of an almost 3 year old!

Luckily we were able to send Buzz to the "hospital" (aka trashcan) and Granddad and Grandmom brought in a replacement.

Buzz is now ready to continue the fight with Emperor Zurg!


Cotton Bowl!!

After an incredible, amazing, phenomenal season, the Aggies landed in the Cotton Bowl. My Aggies dominated over Oklahoma 41-13!!! Gig em!