Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Interesting Sesame Street episode from 1977

Barely before I was born but still made it beforehand. This is very interesting to me. Watch and be amazed!

1977 Sesame Street Episode clip

And to think this would be inappropriate today (probably) – but we can watch all of the rear ends and listen to cussing out the wazoo…

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Beachy time…

It was a couple of weeks ago but I am finally getting around to posting them…

As soon as his chair was set up, Troy felt the need to kick back (thinking old man here!).

troy on chair

We did some swimming, swinging, laughing and some little man liked eating sand (still)!

DSC_1257e smiling

E swinging Tholding hands with B

Justin stuck his feet in the sand

J feet and hatjustin sitting in sandJustinsandy foodT scooping sandt shortsT vintaget with bucket hatT with seaweedtroy in the wavestroy side

Spent time with cousins…..

cousins bwT and Justin carsT and Justin

Played in the kiddie pools…

t and jake in poolCousins eating a snack

Little J slept in the sun and smiled later.

Justin sleepingJ smiling

The grandparents invited some friends over to see J (of course I forgot to take more photos).

Ms Cannon

Our little fam…

our little fam

And we celebrated Grandy (aka cookie) having a birthday!

T and Russ Bday cake

Troy at 21 months

Ball of fire. Energetic. Loves to jump. Loves cars, trucks, bicycles. Wants people to “watch” him all-the-time. Loves to run – doesn’t seem to know what walking is. Loves his brother and kissing him with fish lips. Says hundreds of words – I cannot even begin to count now. Is beginning to speak in sentences but thinks hard about it. Can count to 10 and say his ABC’s (although not well). Knows itsy-bitsy spider, Jesus Loves Me, The Barney (I love you) song, Wheels on the Bus and Old McDonald. Knows several animal noises – and loves animals.


T smilingface

He’ll probably kill me for this one day…

Baby pool with T and J

Progression of the mornings when Brian is out of town: He wants his brother in his bed. Talks to him, kisses him…may be a little rough. But I think it comes from love for him?!?!

In ts bedholding js handTroy and Justin in big bed

Running more…

running downhill bestT with weed

And I’m not sure if I should mention this but he’s beginning to want to “go” in the potty. I’m not exactly sure he’s ready for this.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

To Greensboro to Greensboro

My first trip (besides Birmingham) taking Justin out of town. My cousin was getting married, I haven’t been to my grandmother’s house (in Greensboro, AL) in almost a year so it was time.

My grandmother remarried almost three years ago, a couple of years after my Granddaddy passed away. I’ve never written about Granddaddy but I can say I still miss him dearly. One day I hope to write about him. Crawford is pretty much polar opposite from my Granddaddy. Not in a bad way but they are just different. So Crawford is pretty quiet and laid back. This past visit with he and my grandmother were very enjoyable. He was much more talkative and really took to Justin – which meant a lot.


Brian had been out of town the week before so we decided that it was too much for him to get in from a flight just to get back in the car for a three hour drive. Troy needed some one on one time with his daddy, too!

Evelyn married Chad at a beautiful country wedding. It was gorgeous. The ceremony was outside with white chairs, a beautiful pergola adorned with many flowers and greenery, the bridesmaids wore turquoise dresses. So did I – WHAT? I had the same color dress as the bridesmaids. Made me look like a wanna be. I had to laugh. Justin slept through the ceremony but was awake during the reception. The reception was in a barn – a huge, dressy barn. Not like the ones I grew up around. Painted concrete floors, an upstairs with 6 bedrooms, a kitchen. You get the point. It was nice and we had a great time.

The wedding itself was in Tuscaloosa so we drove a little over an hour to get to the wedding. I drove myself, my mother, Justin, Mamama (my grandmother) and Crawford. Justin did great on the way there but was fussy on the way back. Crawford just happened to be sitting next to him. I even heard Crawford singing to Justin. At one point he said, in the sweetest voice, he was going to take a board and attach it to the pacifier and his head just to keep the darn thing in. Ha!

Brian introduced Troy to his big bed while I was gone. I thought the child would fuss and fight, get out of the bed and not cooperate. Little did I know that he would love the big bed and would take to it immediately. The bed has been in his “new” room for a year now but we thought he was too small to start sleeping in it alone. He was ready for sure and has been doing great ever since (almost 2 weeks).

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Justin at Three Months

3 month photoReally? Three months – this is going by way to fast for me!

Rolling from front to back.

Doesn’t like tummy time – which is why I think he has rolled from his belly to his back since he was three weeks old.

kickingin the highchairon the flooron the ottomansmiling with orangepushing up

Loves laying on his back on his play mat.

Is beginning to laugh – but needs a good bit of prompting (i.e. clapping his hands and saying “Yay Justin”!). Grabbing at toys when laying on his playmat.

Is the sweetest baby. Sleeps from 9-10 at night until 3-4 in the morning. Justin loves watching Troy and will stare at him running around and playing.


Weight: 12 1/2 pounds

Height:  23 1/2 inches

Size 1 diapers

looking at mama