Thursday, March 29, 2012

March Madness

And I'm not talking about basketball either.  I'm speaking of our lives around the Hewett household.  Our March has been jam packed and it's looking like April is in close second.  

1.  Hughes has started baseball.  Yay!  However, I was a bad aunt and forgot my camera for his first game, but I promise pics in the near future.

2.  I started a maternity leave on March 12 in First Grade at Rehobeth Elementary and absolutely LOVE it!!  I don't love leaving Hampton everyday after being with him at home for 9 months, but we've both adjusted well.  Plus, he is in very good hands with one of my sweet friends' aunt, Mrs. Cathy.  She adores him and he adores her.  SO thankful for her and him not having to go to day care right now.  :)

3.  An answered prayer (or shall I say MANY prayers!)...Daniel officially got a new job with Amerigas on March 16.  Tomorrow is his last day of his 2 week notice at LifeSouth.  We will definitely miss the people he has worked with there, but know God had His hands all over this new and great opportunity for him.  I am thrilled for him and this new adventure for our family.  I can't wait to see what all God has in store for our future. 

His sweet employees threw him a surprise going away party...
and boy, was a it a surprise! :)

The awesome cake one of his very own employees made...13 hours!
 Giving his thank you speech :)

4.  On March 17 we said good-bye to our beloved Black Maxima and welcomed (with open arms) a 2012 white Armada.  I was SO sick of looking at SUV's, test driving SUV's, and negotiating SUV's that I was soooo happy when we arrived at the decision of the Armada.  Thank you, Mitchell Nissan, we LOVE it!!!

5.  This past weekend we headed to GA for Daniel's grandmother's 82nd birthday.  It was at his Aunt Teresa's out at their beautiful farm.  We got some awesome pictures, but I will spare you with just a few that I captured from this memorable weekend.

My love!!

Yep.  I shot this. :)

We had a little shooting practice

Mamaw with her 2 great grandsons...Happy 82nd birthday! 

Mason, Hampton's 3rd cousin

My 2 sweet boys :)

A good time was had by all. 

Tomorrow starts Spring Break and I couldn't be more excited!  To welcome Spring Break, I leave for Brooke's bachelorette weekend at the beach at 3:00 and I can't wait!!  It is going to be a super, duper fun weekend with some great friends.  Pictures from that will follow in the upcoming week...

After that, bring on April.  I'm. ready.  :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

9 month check up

Hampton had his 9 month check up this past Thursday with Dr. Williams.  He continues to grow and is a perfect baby boy!  Music to a mommy's ears.  :)  This was the best check up yet for both mommy and Hampton.  Why??  Because we had NO shots which = NO tears.  Yay!!

Waiting for Dr. Williams

His 9 months stats were:

weight:  19 lbs. 1/2 oz.
height:  28 3/4 inches long
head:  47 cm

Our next appointment is his 1 year old check up.  Eeeek!!!  Let the party planning begin (ok, maybe it's already began...just a little!) ;)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

9 months old

This last Friday, March 2, marked 9 months since Hampton was born.  Wow.  Just doesn't seem real.  Buuuut, it is and we are loving every minute of our preciousness.  His 9 month check up is not until this Friday so that will have to be a post all on its own.  In the meantime, we'll talk about how fast our baby boy is growing and learning! 

As of now...

he has ALWAYS loved playing and hanging out with his 2 older cousins, but especially when he gets to...

at the PARK!!
 he still LOVES swinging!
 he enjoys playing with all his toys, of course, and this gum ball machine is one of his favorites
 he has found the "tupperware" cabinet :) which is fine with me.  It's nothing but plastics in there and it definitely keeps him "busy" when I'm in the kitchen doing things

he says "da-da" like every 10.2 seconds.  He wakes up calling for him, when I am talking on the phone to someone he calls for him, when I am telling him "no, no" he calls for him, when I am changing his diaper he calls for him...ok, you get the drift.  Isn't it funny how I am with him literally 24/7, but yet "da-da" is his first words??  Amazing.  ;)  We think he's trying to say "ma-ma", but you can't really tell and he's also saying something to the effects of "nana".  NO idea where that came from unless he's seriously trying to call me "Anna"?  "Sorry son, but you will NOT refer to me as Anna.  Just not gonna let that happen."  He's also been trying to say "bye-bye"...we THINK.  That ones not too clear either.  And other than the other "ooohs, ahhh, and blahhhs" that's about all the language he's speaking.  These next few months should be interesting in that department.

he loves to "show out", but then again, what kid doesn't right?!

he LOVES playing in our closet...pulling on the clothes...crawling under the clothes...falling in the clothes (yes, that are hanging).  Hysterical is an understatement.  Don't worry, we made sure to get video and pictures of this the other day.  Can't wait for him to watch that in 10 or so years. ;) 

There he goes...
 there he comes...
 he loves to play peek-a-boo...where's Hampton?!?  ha!

he likes TRYING to feed himself  :)  Clearly, we don't have that mastered just yet.

Every day is a fun filled day with this adorable child.  He has THE sweetest little personality.  So loving. shy, reserved, and so happy.  He brightens our world a little more with each day that passes and I am more than thankful he is in our lives. 

Mommy and Daddy love you so much, sweet boy!