Beginning to Feel A Lot like Christmas!

I am off today..yay!! And All next week! I am very excited for some down time and look forward to time with friends, family, Craig, Charlie! Also looking forward to some Christmas baking and cooking!
Today we are going to my good friend Kathleen's house. She is having our high school friends over with hubbies and babies for brunch, it will be great to see everyone!

A few weekends ago Craig's dad (Derby/Grandaddy), Bonna (BonBon) and Margy came in town to celebrate Christmas (since we will not be able to drive up to Alexandria where they will be hosting the Kingrea Christmas, it was sweet of them to come here). We had a fun time! They gave Charlie a very cool Schwinn bike that he loves!! Every morning he runs up to it and says "oh wow" gets on it and rings the bike bell.

Grandaddy also gave charlie a recordable Christmas book- Twas the night before Christmas and we read it every night.

Cool Uncle Tommy gave Charlie this cool hat! Charlie loves saying "Hat"

Oh Wow- ho ho!

Loving on his dancing Santa

Shaking his booty with Santa

Night Night Santa
 We also did the Mott Christmas last week at my Aunt Linda and Uncle Wade's house (my mom's side of the family). SO fun! We played dirty Santa with the ladies while the men watched football. Charlie loved playing with his cousins (my cousin's kids). Charlie also got his hair chopped off, i was so sad! It was his 4th haircut and Craig really wanted it shorter and I gave in- don't ask me why- now Charlie looks so old!!
Beautiful Mame' and Charlie with his big boy haircut and cute Christmas outfit

Our excited lil boy! Saying "Hot Hot Hot" to the fireplace

Our lil family

How Funny! Macie pushing Sir Charlie in the doll stroller.

Now Cousin Blake's turn.

Mott Ladies and my huge belly in the way

And had to post this! Hilarious! Aunt Molly and Uncle Clay before our Ugly Sweater party at the Barkerdings house! Molly can't look ugly if she tried- she even looks cute in an ugly sweater outfit. how funny that they used this for their christmas card.


A Disney Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful week in Disney!! We honestly did not know what to except with Charlie only being 15 months old and me 7-1/2 months pregnant but is was wonderful! He did great on his first plane ride and told eveeerryone Hi on the plane!
Charlie just LOVED Disney and so did we! We spent long days at the parks, from watching plays and Safari ride at Animal Kingdom, It's a small world and Dumbo Ride (Charlie's very favorite) at Magic Kingdom to seeing Donald Duck and Santa & traveling around the world at Epcot. We also went to the very Awesome Osborne Light Show at Hollywood Studio's and watched the fireworks and electrical parade at Magic Kingdom. He is just such a happy boy! It was so nice to spend that time with my parents and Charlie and it will be something we will remember forever (although Charlie will not- we have pictures to show).


Off to DISNEY for Thanksgiving- 15 month stats- a few pics

We are off to Disney world this morning! We can't wait! My parents (Mame' and Pops) got us a place at a wonderful Resort for Thanksgiving and wanted to include us and their Grandsons! Unfortunately, Brooke Jason, and their boys can not make it (they will be missed...we will have to do with them another time). We are in need of a vacation so bad and although it will be very interesting taking Charlie on a plane and me walking around Disney world at 31 weeks pregnant, we are looking forward to seeing the joy in Charlie's eyes and spending this time with him (and my parents) before baby # 2 comes! Also it will be nice to sleep in some and have a babysitter at night...=)
We hope you all have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!! So much to be thankful for!

Charlie had his 15month Check up and at 95% here are his stats: 26.5 lbs and 33.5" long. Our baby is growing too fast!

Charlie at the Car wash..."what the hell is going on?" 
 Our Lil trouble maker
Daddy and Charlie reading a book before bedtime. Charlie is starting to LOVE books and reads out loud in gibberish to us!


Ut- Oh! Rough Night! Firetruck

Craig was at CEU all weekend in Baton Rouge so Charlie and I had the weekend alone. Saturday night...It all started with Ut-Oh right before bedtime. I had been organizing and hanging pictures all weekend. I was hanging pictures in the hall, and charlie in his PJ's playing with toys when he ran up to me and said Ut-Oh! He had poo poo in his hand. Maysie had "went" in the house (poor little puppy- I probably forgot to let her out) and charlie picked it up and brought it to me- lovely! I sent maysie outside (after stepping in it), washed charlie up while gagging, cleaned the floors and then eventually put Charlie down.
THEN It was 2:30, I was sound asleep- & Charlie started crying! I went in there after waiting to see if he would sooth himself back down, and he was sopping wet!! It was the darn Huggies!! We switched this week from Pampers due to a $3.00 off coupon I had and all week he has been wet! I changed his diaper, sheets. his clothes and put him in bed with me (which NEVER happens because he is a wiggle worm and has never slept with us b/c he just won't). Well he feel asleep in my arms- so sweet! I could not believe it. However, I was so uncomfortable from being sick from a cold, that I softly brought him to his room, where you guessed it, he woke up. It is so cold in our house so I was so worried all night he was cold! Finally 4:30 I fell asleep! And then what felt like 30 minutes later, he woke up for the morning! I looked at the clock- 6:15!! And then realized we gained an hour..yay!!
Sunday we went to Blake's 2nd birthday party (charlie's 2nd cousin). It was a Firetruck bday party and so fun! My cousins out did themselves with a firetruck jumper, hot dog, cotton candy, snowball and nacho machines. A kids dream. Then the best part...the Firetruck visit!
 My Lil Chief!
 Watching for the Firetruck with Pops
 Blake loving the horns and sirens
 Strike a pose
 Aunt Molly and Charlie enjoying the Scarecrow and pumpkins
Mame' and Charlie with the horses


Baby Bumble Bee- Happy Halloween!

We had a wonderful Halloween! We didn't know what Charlie would think of it, being that he is only 14months old but he caught right on and LOVED it! He was like a little prince riding in the wagon from house to house, then he would run up to the houses and say "HEY" and try to wiggle his way in everyone's home. We had a beautiful night and then rang it in with the Saints beating the Steelers!
(Most people in our area neighborhoods decided to make trick-or treating on Saturday night due to the Saints game on Sunday and the thousands of people who would be watching or at the game. The Saints held a pre-game costume contest outside the Superdome. They brought the Guinness World Records in an effort to certify the crowd as the biggest ever Halloween gathering in one place).However, we celebrated on the traditional day of Oct 31st! =)

Here's our Precious Bumble Bee