Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jonah's First Birthday Party!

Happy First Birthday Jonah! Well his birthday is really Monday, but we celebrated tonight.
Here's his cake, with a big scary knife close by (?)
Jonah didn't know what to think of his cake. He really couldn't care less about it. We couldn't even convince him to really let us put any icing in his mouth!
Opening presents.
More presents...

And more...
Mimi holding Jonah.

Who am I giving this look to? All in all it was a great birthday. We had pizza and played in the arcade at Jim's Razorback Pizza in Farmington. I think everyone had fun. Thanks to all for coming and making Jonah's first birthday party special!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Fall!

Jeremy must have said something about bedtime to Jonah, because Jonah wasn't having that!


Pumpkin Patch

Sunday we went to a pumkin patch and got some cute pictures. I got very few of Jonah actually smiling or looking at the camera, but that's ok. They don't have to be perfect to be cute.

It was such a pretty day Sunday, but we were all so tired from the week that we just didn't have it in us to spend much time in the sunshine today.

Jonah is 9 months today. I cannot believe that he is that old! I can't believe that we will be celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, then his first birthday. I know it will all come and go in a blur.
Poor Jeremy had to wear his glasses today because his eyes are giving him fits from accidently sleeping in his contacts. I have two weeks left to finish making Jonah's skunk costume. I am about halfway done, but the part that is left is the more detailed work. October has crept up on me for sure. I feel like the weeks go by in the blink of an eye. I am lucky that my weekend consists of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (lets be honest Sunday is super busy and doesn't really count as a day 'at home'.). I spend my Mondays and Tuesdays doing laundry, cleaning, going to Wal-Mart, and maybe cooking for the only times during the week. I try to sneak in a run or at least a walk on those days. Then Wednesday-Saturday is a whirlwind trying to work and take care of my boys. I have a couple late nights where I don't even see Jonah before he goes to bed (I do, however, see him around 11 pm and 5 am and sometimes he'll even throw in a 2 am) :( I certainly don't like that, but its not an all the time thing and I am thankful that I have a job in this economy.
I am excited to see Jonah dressed up for his first Halloween. Its kinda strange for a 9 month old to go trick or treating when he has no idea what candy is...unfortunately his momma and daddy do. I can feel the need for a candy intervention coming at the Woody household.
Happy Fall Y'all!

Monday, September 28, 2009

It's been a whirlwind of a weekend! Jeremy and I spent the week slowly getting our house together for our church group to come over for "Movie Night on the Lawn." More like "Redneck Drive-in." We basically set up a makeshift movie screen on our house and turn on a projector and watch a movie. Everyone brings food, lawn chairs, and blankets. We had about 20 people, kids included. It was a success!
We watched "Race to Witch Mountain" with The Rock. We needed a family friendly movie. I can never calm down enough to actually watch the movie.
Jamie modeling her (my-ha!) warm jacket and fuzzy blanket-two must haves for Saturday night. It was chilly!

The guys usually shoot skeet before we eat. I guess they have a lot of fun doing that. They also throw a football around until we beg them to come in and eat before the food gets too cold.
That's a really far off picture of the guys in our backyard shooting things.
We ate a plethora of mexican casseroles, dips, and desserts. I made a recipe I saw from Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life-Dinner Recipes Post. It was for Mexican Cornbread Casserole. I liked it, I think I may have to throw that one in the dinner rotation. I also got lots of new dinner recipes to try out. I also tried Paula Deen's Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies.
No this is not an actual picture of the ones I made.

This is Paula Deen's picture. I omitted the pecans. I'm sure they woulda been good, but not sure how many people like nuts. My cookies were much uglier, but it didn't matter because they were gone very quickly. I heart red velvet anything and when I was looking up this picture to show I saw a recipe for Red Velvet Bread Pudding. Um, I will be making that.


Here's some more pics from the par-tay!Becky, Sadie, and Katy- two of Farmington school's finest teachers

Brittney and her two kiddos. Let me say I am impressed that she can carry them both. I better start building my arm muscles for the days when I (hopefully) have more than one baby

This is Jonah on the right with his buddy, Aaron. Aaron is 6 weeks older than Jonah. They are becoming quick buddies.

An action shot of me and a spoon!

I would have loaded many more pictures of you guys (thanks Jamie and Nick for the pictures...I obviously stole them from your Facebook page!) but it takes forever to load them and move them where I want 'em. I lost patience!!

I am headed down to Little Rock tomorrow for the Dave Matthews Band concert. I will probably be driving down and back in one day. I just can't stand to be away from my fam too long these days (I haven't left Jonah overnight yet...I know I'm working on it.) I better head to bed or I will be doing this tomorrow:

Goodnight Y'all!

Monday, September 21, 2009

It is really storming outside tonight. Well by now the loss of the Razorbacks has sunk in. I just thought I'd show you a pic of my two cuties in their Razorback gear.
Saturday Jeremy, Jonah and I headed to our friends house for the game. I am sorry, but I am not much of a football fan. I know people don't understand that. I can appreciate a Razorback game, but I'm not going to watch it on my own. Anyway, at the Froud's house, I dropped off my boys, and left with the other wives for a great dinner at Noodles. It was really good for us girls to get to eat and talk without the kids. And there was no wait whatsoever!

Then Sunday morning our church hosted a speaker from the State Baptist Convention who spoke on stewardship. We learned a lot about our finances. I am really excited to put to practice what we learned.

I am still working on Jonah's costume. I have the bodice done, I just need to finish the paws, the tail and the hood. Those parts have all the cute details like the white fur that makes it really look like a skunk!


Here are the bibs I put iron -on letters on. (I don't know why this picture loaded sideways). I had put Jonah or his initials on so many of them, I had run out of those letters. So I tried to think of other phrases to use up some letters.


I've also decided against making Jonah a trick-or-treat bag. Instead I decided to buy a bag and decorate it with fabric and ribbon. I will also probably get his name embroidered on it. These are my latest projects. I usually get to work on them in the evenings while Jonah sleeps. Jeremy usually mows the lawn, catches up on his shows, or does this: Seriously, I did not set this picture up. He fell asleep this way. I was reading a magazine on the other couch and glanced over at him to see if he was nodding off...and he was...like this. He had no idea I took his picture until later when I showed it to him.


Jonah has been teething again. He has one upper front tooth poking through and I'm sure the other upper front tooth is soon to come. He hasn't slept well in the last two weeks. He also hasn't taken a bottle in the last week and a half or so. Im trying to work with him on using a sippy cup. He will nurse when I'm home, and eats baby food while I'm at work, but has refused bottles when my mom tries to give them to him. It worries me, but he certainly isn't losing any weight from it. I do think it keeps him waking up during the night to eat though. This momma hasn't gotten a full night of sleep in over 8 months, but honestly I'm used to it. He is so happy during the day and is a pretty easy going baby. If not sleeping well is the trade-off for a happy-go-lucky baby, then I'll take it. My mom said I didn't sleep or eat much as a baby and the doctor told her not to worry about it as long as I was growing properly and seemed happy. I'm pretty ok today, so I try not to worry!

What you talkin' 'bout Willis?

For all of you out there who tune into my blog to see what Jonah is up to, here are two videos for your viewing enjoyment. I LOOOOVE to hear him laugh. And no one can make him laugh like his daddy.


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I sure wish I knew how to edit out my voice!!

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This pretty well gets me caught up! I hope this will get Jonah's Mimi, Aunt Laura, Sissy, Aunt Nat, Aunt Kris, Katy, and Keely through until our next installment! We miss you!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Midweek blurb

I know I promised you Jeremy's baby pictures. Hopefully this week I will get them scanned in. While I research which 3-in-1 printer to buy, I wanted to leave you with this.

http://www.cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

It is hilarity. The blog title says "When Professional Cakes Go Horribly, Hilariously Wrong". Is it sad to say that I spent some (ahem!) time Friday night looking at all the pictures and laughing out loud by myself? I just love the ways that these people screw up cakes and still try to sell them. Sunday's blog post is reserved for good professional cakes. That's fun to see too, but the bad ones make me laugh. Out loud. By myself. I think it's the commentary that makes it so funny to me. If you don't think its as funny as I do...well, my hubby tells me I have a 'different' sense of humor.

Here's my next sewing project!


Jonah is going to be the skunk in the bottom left corner. I have all the pieces cut out. Now to start piecing them together. I wonder how long Jonah will let his momma make stuff for him.

I will post pictures as I progress on his costume. Hope yall are having a good week!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Who does he favor? Part I

What do you think? I think Jonah favors his daddy a lot. Then sometimes when I see pictures of my brother as a baby I think he favors him. I guess it is possible that he looks like both.
Here's Darren and I. I am not sure how old we are...Darren is probably 5 or 6 and me somewhere around 1 or 2. I think Jonah favors me in this picture! Of course I look like a little boy, so that could be why!
Darren again around 1 or so. I wasn't even a glimmer in my mama's eye yet, and Jonah certainly wasn't a glimmer in anyone's eye yet! I still see some similarities.

Here's Darren at Easter. I'm guessing around age 2 or 3. So cute and so Jonah-like!

I just included this shot of Darren because he was walking at 9 1/2 months old. I also like the pic of my dad in the background. Mom said I walked at 11 months and I am just fine if Jonah waits a little longer. Of course I want him to be in the normal range, as early or late as that may be, but mama needs some time to get used to "crawling Jonah" before he becomes "walking Jonah."
I will have to scan in some pictures of Jeremy soon and you will see the resemblance to him too. I really don't care who he looks like, it's just fun to see these old pictures!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

He's creeping...

I am about to be in trouble...
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Don't you think? He's going to be into it all and fast at it!

Don't you just love a baby in pajamas?
I'm not tired, mom!
The reason he's so drooly? Check out those two bottom teeth.So Moms out there...when did you give your baby teething biscuits? Puffs? Anything other than baby food? Ive been reading up on it and it seems like it I should be giving him lumpier textured foods, but he acts like he doesn't like the chunkier foods. I'm sure he's just not used to it, but I wondered at what age are they ready to start mashing food.