Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Sunday evening we took the baby to our church's annual fall festival. He had a blast. They had a "jumpy slide thingy", a train that the kids could ride, hot dogs, a cake walk and Smores! Yummy! It was very cold but we were able to warm up by the fire while we roasted the marshmallows for our Smores. The baby was bundled and warm in his Lion costume.......ROAR......and giggled as he saw the other kids in their costumes.

His cousin, who we like to call "Hay-Hay", was dressed as "Bob the Builder".

Who doesn't love a good ole' fashioned cake walk? That's me holding "Hay-Hay's" hand and my mom holding the baby's hand.

It was a fun day!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Goodbye curls.....hello little man!

My baby is growing up way too fast. On Saturday we took him for his first haircut. No more beautiful blonde curls...... but it was time. He was such the little man sitting there like a big boy in my lap while the nice lady cut his hair. I took his portable DVD player with us because I just knew he would not be still long enough to cut one snip of hair much less a whole head of hair. So he sat there in my lap, watching his favorite Elmo DVD and snacking on his banana puffs. He barely moved. Occasionally he would turn around in my lap and look at me as to say "Mommy, are you still here?"

The beautician said that he won the best behaved baby award.....she obviously does not know the power of banana puffs and Elmo! She saved his curls in a ziplock bag and gave him a "First Haircut Certificate". He looks like a little man now intead of "my baby". Gone are the days when he would let me rock him to sleep and actually sit still long enough for me to sing him a lullaby or read him a book. Oh how I miss those days!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I guess I should be careful what I wish for!

A few weeks ago the baby finally started walking. He was "cruising" around the house holding on to the chairs, the walls and anything else he get his hands on until finally it happened. He just let go and walked clear across the room. I have to admit, when I saw him do this for the first time I had a lump in my throat and it took all I had to hold back the tears (if you are a parent you will understand).

The baby was a little late learning how to walk. We took him to the doctor about 3 weeks ago for his 15 month check-up. I was a little concerned because he was 15 months and had not started walking on his own. Most babies, from what I had heard and read started walking by at least 13 months. His pediatrician did his exam and watched the baby "cruise" around the exam room without letting go. After examining his ears, his pediatrician determined that he had fluid on his ears and said that the fluid could cause the baby to feel like he is off balance, keeping him from wanting to let go and walk on his own. He prescribed nasal spray to help clear up the fluid in his ears and 3 weeks later he is walking.....Yippee!

I wish I had pictures to post of him walking but to be quite honest I can't keep him still long enough to take a picture. He has definitely been keeping me on my toes the past few weeks which partly explains why I have neglected my blogger duties. Hopefully I will have pictures to post at a later date. Uh Oh....gotta go. I hear the baby dragging my pots and pans out of the kitchen cabinet. That is his favorite thing to play with now....mommy's pots and pans.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Okay, so I lied when I said "a few pictures".....

Where was I?

Sorry that I have been neglecting my blog the past few days but I have been taking care a sick baby. I hope to get back to my normal blogging routine soon.

I do want to post some quick pictures from our trip to "The Cotton Pickin' Country Fair" this past weekend. I promised I would and I always keep my promise. We had so much fun and food! Hope you enjoy.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Thank goodness it's Friday! I have had such a busy week with work, laundry and all the day to day mommy duties.....not to mention the fact that we are having a slight ant problem at The Hinesley House. Did I mention that I hate ants?

I am so looking forward to the weekend and a fun-filled weekend it will be!!! Not to give out too much information (yall' will just have to wait until Monday for all the details) but tomorrow the hubby, the baby and I are going to a local country fair. I could really get into a lot of trouble at these things.....with all the crafts, antiques and such....not to mention all the yummy food. I can't wait, and I will be sure to take lots of pictures to post on Monday.

Sunday is church, then after church we are planning on going out to eat for the hubby's birthday. His birthday was on Monday but we decided to wait and celebrate after church on Sunday. Happy birthday babe! After lunch it's the usual, boring, house cleaning/laundry catch-up day but don't tell my Granny.....she would have a fit if she found out I was doing housework and laundry on a Sunday. I guess a mommy has to do what a mommy has to do.

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My First Award!

I would like to thank the Academy, my family…..oh wait….sorry wrong speech! That was the speech I have prepared for when I win a Grammy. Let’s see, my first BLOG award. Oh yeah…..here we go.....

All joking aside, I would REALLY like to thank Reynie at "God, Do you hear this Southern Girl Rambling?" for my first blog award. Thanks Reynie for thinking of me. I guess that means we are “blogging friends forever”. If you haven’t already stopped by Reynie’s blog please do so. I love her blog and you will too!

Now, as with every blog award, there are a few rules that must be followed. These rules are:

1. You may only choose five people/blogs to give the award to...
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog...
3. One has to be a new follower of your blog, or live in another part of the world...

Wow, five dedicated followers? I am some what new to blogger world so I don’t even know if I have any followers….ha ha. Well, here goes nothing…..I choose to present this award to the following bloggers:

Straight From the Heart
Good Times with the Garretts
Sunflower Hill Diary
Southern Values

As for my “new follower” , since I don’t know any bloggers in another part of the world just yet, I choose Daphine over at "Just Stuff". Congratulations ladies and gentlemen (yes, there is one gentlemen in my blogger list) and thanks again Reynie!