Saturday, September 27, 2008

happy fall ya'll!

well, the weather isn't very fall-ish...although i think that it's coming to jackson next week! i LOVE fall!!! i think a lot of people do love fall, but it's just so wonderful when the high is 70 degrees, and the low is 50, and you get to wear hoodies and jean jackets and i just LOVE fall!! i love getting pumpkins to go on our front porch, i love eating pumpkin muffins and pumpkin roll (made by dottie herself, of course!), i love pumpkin spice lattes from starbucks, i love putting dillon in a long sleeve shirt with shorts on, i just LOVE fall! i love mums, i love the leaves changing and i REALLY love our neighborhood in the fall, because we have some of THE best trees in the state of tennessee!

so, to commemorate fall, we went to green acres pumpkin patch in milan, tn, today! that's milan with a long i. dillon wasn't really that sure what to think about all the pumpkins, but he did have a really good time hitting them like drums, and chewing on a couple of the stems (gross). even though it is 86 degrees today (hot still), i think the weather is going to be changing next week, which means i can get pansies and mums to go with all of our pumpkins that we got today! yippee!!!! here's a few pictures of dillon and the pumpkins. we hope you enjoy!

this is a good one, daddy!

look at how big that gourd is!!!

our little family :)

mommy and dillon

i like the drums!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


don't forget to check out the bug-a-roo blog! i have some new fabric, and if you mention the blog, you receive $5 off your purchase!! happy babying!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

new things

dillon is doing great these days!! he is rolling ALL over the place. he is getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth. he is making all kinds of new sounds. and he is eating real food. no more making baby food!!! one of my friends has just written a great blog of how to make your own baby food if you are interested. here is her blog. making baby food was great at first, but it just got really really old. so, i'm really excited that dillon is eating off of our plates, or eating a turkey and cheese sandwich in really little pieces all taken apart ;) he also had his first hot dog yesterday, and he loved it, which is pretty great, considering how much ben and i love hot dogs. i know, if you think about it too long, you get grossed out, but we love them! dillon also has his two bottom teeth!!! he won't keep his mouth open long enough for me to get a picture of him, and everytime we try to look at them, he sticks his tongue out. little stinker ;) here's a few pictures and videos to show how big dillon is. the last video is of dillon and petey playing together. they are going to be best buds. dillon thinks petey is hilarious! we can't wait for them to run around together!
the turkey and cheese "sandwich"

a happy boy!!

the hand on the chest means please.

we also had our first outing to the park. i must say that dillon LOVED the swing. he is a boy after his momma's own heart!! we hope you enjoy these pics of this adorable baby boy, who is becoming this adorable little boy :)

having a GREAT time swinging!!!

the sunset on the way home

he was worn out!!!

we love you!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

i can't believe it's been almost a month

for all my faithful readers, i'm SO sorry that it's been almost a MONTH since i posted!! there hasn't been a ton going on, but at the same time i haven't had time to update you guys on what's been going on so i guess that that means that there's been a lot going on! ha! we had some great friends, alice and aaron hardin, to get married on labor day weekend, which also happened to be mine and ben's third wedding anniversary weekend! here's a pic of me and ben on our honeymoon in massachusettes, 9.3.05. i coordinated the wedding, but mimi and papa kept dillon so that we could "get away" at our house for the evening. we had a great time at the wedding and thank you to mimi and papa for keeping dillon so we could sleep in a little bit on saturday morning. after that, we went to FLORIDA!!!! florida was FANTASTIC!!! so relaxing and enjoyable and fun. we thought that dillon would crawl, but he hasn't yet, BUT he does have two teeth on the bottom and he's already cutting his top two!!! my poor boy is basically cutting his first four teeth all at the same time! i'm only going to post a few pictures because you can click on the link to the right and see all of the pictures, or you can go here for a short verysion of the picture of vaca. we had pretty good weather...ike didn't get us particularly, but we had windy weather because of ike. however, it was so nice for ben and me to just sit around the condo and not have to necessarily DO anything if we didn't want to. if you haven't been on vacation yet this year, it is so great and i highly recommend it ;) here are a few pictures of the trip, but as i said, just click to the right and you can see all of them...
dillon REALLY enjoyed the beach! he was SUCH a trooper! i think we have the best baby EVER!

hmmmm, what's in my mouth? OH it must be a cheerio!!

dinner at the blue parrott one night

enjoying the beach!!

kissing mommy good night. he's such a good little boy.

home at LAST!!! actually, this is grandpa and granny's home, but we were exhausted from traveling and glad to not be in the car anymore!
thanks for bearing with me while i haven't posted. please let me know who's reading so i can keep up with you, too! have a great week!!