Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Schools out for summer...

Music to my hears! Unless you are a teacher, parent or student you have no idea how powerful a statement that is! There were a few tears shed on the last day, I'm not going to lie. I will really miss this class. We had a lot of fun together. I needed them just as much as they needed me. Going from being a wife and a teacher to a wife, teacher and mother in a matter of weeks is a huge transition. Thankfully, my students didn't skip a beat! They let me talk about Witt all day and tell stories. They humored me and let me show pictures and ohh and ahh over him...daily. It made for a really great growing year!

It is officially day 2 of summer vacation and we are already soaking up sun, cleaning (well, I am) and enjoying a lot of relaxation!I am so looking forward to summer and spending it with our family of three! Wow! That still sounds weird. We are looking forward to exposing Witt to all sorts of summer memories, none that he will remember but pictures speak volumes! His summer started with his first trip to the pool...he LOVED it!
I leave you with a photo of his pooltime...how cute it he!
Happy Summer Friends!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mother's Day & Baby Dedication...

Mother's Day 2012...every year on Mother's Day I always call my mom and tell her that I am so lucky to have her as a mom. Not only is she my mom but my best friend, she is the perfect balance of both. She usually responds with "No Honey, I AM the lucky one who gets to be your Mom." That never really resonated with me until now. I'm the lucky one who gets to be Witt's mom! I have NEVER done anything in my life that has made me more proud or more in love. Motherhood is hands down the best gift  I have ever been given! Thank you to my amazing husband who is also the best father and to my son, Ian Withington, for making me feel like a queen, everyday! Thank you Witt, love Mommy!

To top off Mother's Day (as if it needed anything else), we had the privilege of participating in our church's baby/parent dedication. The pastor prayed for each child individually and for the parents. Parenting is hard and prayers are always appreciated. We feel very blessed that God has entrusted us with this little life.
Witt, we promise that we will do everything, with God's help to always love, honor and protect you, bringing you up in a Godly home with Christ as the center! This is our mission...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

8 Months....

Are we really here...posting about 8 months?
SO much has happened in such a short amount of time. After church a few weeks ago we headed to lunch. Neither of us felt like dealing with the huge, bulky, heavy carseat so we opted to try a high chair. Witt loved it! He wanted to grab, touch and play with whatever he could possibly reach. I have never met a child that moves so much but doesn't go anywhere!

He loves to pull himself up when we grab his hands. He is starting to look at his crib and I'm sure thinking, "There has to be a way out?"
We have enjoyed some great photographic moments! A major milestone for 9 months (that's right we are a head of the curve) is clapping...he does this all the time and laughs while doing it! It is quite possibly the cutest thing, (I say that about everything).
Little man is growing fast and I am loving all the amazing things that he is doing but I do wish time would  slow down just a little.
Here are the monthly onseie photos and a highchair one thrown in. There will be an additional blog post soon about last weeks Baby Dedication at church, don't hold your breath but look for it!

Until next time.

Friday, April 20, 2012

7 months...

I'm not really sure how to start this post...I have a 7 month old. Is that even possible? I can't even remember my life before we had Witt. He has brought us so much joy that there are no words to adequately express it.

I read a Facebook post from a blog that mentioned how we live in a society of "just waits" when it comes to parenting. It went on to say that parents of teenagers are notorious for saying "just wait until your teenager does_____fill in the blank". Really? I look at it as more of an I can't wait to see what joy Witt will bring us! I know that parenting has its ups and downs and challenges, but we knew that going into this. I can't wait to see those challenges, hardships and stresses. I can't wait to see the joys, triumphs and accomplishments. I consider parenting a joy and a blessing. Something that should not be taken lightly or joked about. Don't get me wrong, I am not naive in thinking that it will always be peachy, I don't have rose colored glasses. But there is joy in everything...just wait! :)
I leave you with some 7 month photos of little man.

Friday, April 6, 2012


I still don't understand the fascination with Texans and bluebonnets. I thought, and still do, how ridiculous it is when people stop on the side of the highway and unload their entire family, including their extended family, lawn chairs and such to take photos in bluebonnets. Don't get me wrong, they are beautiful flowers, but is this really necessary? The side of the highway, cars are whizzing by! Well...I am not the person who stops off the highway but I did partake in the bluebonnet photography opportunity, like every other Texan (please don't misunderstand, I am NOT a Texan, but I am embracing a few things)! We, and what seems like the rest of North Dallas, went to a beautiful field of bluebonnets (not off the highway). Witt was not really a fan but he still looks mighty cute despite the facial expression! We have a fun time dodging bees and looking for that "perfect" shot!
 Here is one example if his LOVE for nature...just like his mamma!

There are also a few 6 month onesie photos...we are calling him our little bobble head with his gigantic head! Love it! I love every second of being a mom! Happy Spring friends!

Friday, March 16, 2012

6 months...

Typically, there would be a photo of Witt in a onesie with a 6 months sticker on it...well, the shots that come with the 6 month visit did not bode well for little man! I will get those photos taken tomorrow when he is a little less fussy. He is finally asleep...for now and with the help of some Advil.
6 months stats...we have a "little man" on our hands...the curve caught him, he is in the 10th percentile for weight, 16th for height and then there is that head! 67th percentile...but Mom already new that from day one!
I will post more as soon as I get the pictures taken. For now, this tired momma is going to hang out with an equally tired dad!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

5 months...

Well it appears I am way behind on blogging considering little man will be 6 months on Friday! That is ok, I will just relive 5 months. I'm not really a fan of him getting older anyway!
I think 5 months has been my favorite so far. Doesn't every new mom say that about EVERY month!? Surely I am no different, except of course my son IS the cutest!
Here are some 5 month milestones...some that are just happening this past week or two...
The doctor had mentioned that when he could sit for 5-10 seconds (what is that really) that he could start eating solid foods, i.e. cereal. We waited until about 5 months and started with a bowl. I really thought he would spit it out...I can't make it or feed it to him fast enough! He is devouring it nightly!
I was in the other room and Patrick yelled come in here. So I grab my phone (because every mom grabs her phone to document every waking moment of their child's life) and ran to Witt's room. I got there just in time to see him on his side and witness the first ever ROLL over! It has only happened one other time since then but we will take it! According to the doctor that was a four month milestone. It's ok, Witt can grow up a little slower!
We are sitting up! At first a little wobbly. I had him on our bed, nice soft, plushy mattress, you know great for sitting up on! Awesome for balance! Well, he has concurred that and is now sitting on his own every chance he gets! He can even sit on my lap with very little support! We still hate tummy time but try really hard to push up, then we get tired and realize that if we cry hard enough mom is a sucker and will pick me up!
Our little man is getting so big! Makes me a little teary eyed! Our life is so much more than we ever imagined it would be! The never ending cold, possible RSV, cough, wakeful nights, fussy evenings, perfect smiles and endless laughs make it ours...we love every minute!
Thanks for sharing in our lives! A six month update will come soon...