Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I know today is only Wednesday but it feels like forever since I have blogged. I was on a roll blogging every weekday for about 2 weeks. I thought I would give you a little update on Lawson and Wesley. You know because so much can happen in 5 days...

As of Sunday, Wesley's days of crawling are behind him. He is pretty much a full-time walker. He tries so hard to keep up with Lawson, but that is pretty tough right now. His big thing is to stand up in the middle of the room without using his hands. (Now that takes talent) I try to encourage him to use his hands but he is stubborn (no idea where he gets that from).

The other thing he is doing again is YELLING-- A LOT!! If you have been on the phone with me recently- you know how bad it is!! He yells for food, he yells for a drink, he yells when he is excited and wants attention. It is about ready to drive me crazy!! I do feel a tad sorry for him because all of his gums are swollen with molars cutting through but still. Enough is enough!! Whew!!

Wesley making sure we all know he does not do purple or tutu's!!

Then there is Ms Lawson. Let's see, it appears naps are a thing of the past!! Oh NAPS how I miss thee!! She is just not tired. So that has been a challenge but one I have come to accept (kind of). Also, today I am enrolling Lawson in her Pre-Kindergarten classes for next year at her church pre-school. (Tissue please) I can't believe that is possible!! Time flies!! I will turn on the water works when she gets closer to kindergarten. Oh my!!

I guess that is it from here. I will leave you with a picture of Ms. Lawson goofing off!

The Dancing Queen...Like the outfit!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Lawson Talk: Deal or No Deal

Last week Lawson was talking to my mom on the phone and this is the conversation I heard...

L: Nana, how is Buster (the cat)?

L:Oh, I have an idea. How about if I give you Chewy and you give me Buster? Then you will have 2 dogs and I will have one cat, is that a deal??

L: I will give you Chewy! (Desperate plea)

L: Okay... (Very disappointed)


Between you and me...I think Lawson will have a cat one day, no matter what her daddy says!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mission Complete

Yesterday. we made our First Snowman at the Fitts' Household!!! We enjoyed a sunny morning outside in the snow! It was really nice outside. Lawson "helped" and Wes supervised!!

Lawson is still eating snow!! Poor Wes needs some shades!!

For my first snowman in YEARS I did alright. Lawson would of liked it bigger, but oh well!

Lawson's first snowman!!

It is okay that my back hurts and so do my knees. It was worth it!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Today was a SNOW DAY!! We got between 5-6 inches today!! It was a glorious day and as one of Lawson's books say "Thank you God for fluffy white snow, that quiets the noisy world" It is so true!! It was beautiful (cold) day and nice to spend the day with the kids with no agenda!!

It would of been better if Daddy was around, but he is in the land care business and he was at work at 3AM this morning!! What a guy- if it was me I would of called in sick!!

Anyway- I was excited about a snow day, so when I woke up this morning I made the kids snowmen pancakes. It was a tradition in my home as a kid and I started it in my home for my kids!!

Mr Chew LOVES the snow!! He was the first one to brave the cold!

Wesley's First Snow & in his daddy's snow suit!!

Lawson loved the snow!

Snow Angel!

Snow hitting her in the face

Mommy and Lawson enjoying a snow day together!

(The picture I am not showing is of Lawson crying because she is cold!!)

Warm Cocoa tastes so YUMMY!!

Yep, I laid him in the snow (I am nice like that!!)

Just don't eat the yellow snow!

Mommy, Lawson and Wes!!

We had a great day! Tomorrow we are going to try to make a snowman!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Guess what is in the forecast??

Tomorrow we are expecting S-N-O-W!! I have got the all the snowsuits ready, a make shift sled, and hot cocoa! All I need is the white stuff!!!
This will be Wesley's first snow and Lawson's first 'real' snow (more then a dusting) !!! Can you tell I am excited?
Hopefully the forecast is right, because Wake County has officially shut down and the first flake hasn't touched the ground!! No school for Lawson!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Praying for Harper

One of the many blogs I read is called Kelly's Korner. Kelly is an amazing Christian who has been writing about her trouble with getting pregnant to the glorious gift of pregnancy. (I found her blog about a month ago and have been following it) On Friday Kelly, at 40.5 weeks, gave birth to Harper Brown Stamp a 9lb 12oz baby girl. Harper was having trouble breathing at birth and they found out she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was transported to a Children's hospital and was not given a good chance to live. Through the miracle of prayer the baby is doing unbelievably better and does not need a by-pass (ECMO) because she is doing so much better. With that being said she is not completely out-of-the-woods. I am sharing this with you all to join me in prayer for Little Harper and her family. Trust me when you read her blog you feel like you know her and you would love to have her in your circle of friends! I think that one of the gifts of blogging is to be able to connect to people to whom you would NEVER connect with on a normal basis and we can spread the word to help each other.

Kelly wrote "He (her husband) just called me crying because he couldn't believe the kindness we have been shown. It's so overwhelming. Our whole family has cried so much because of the overwhelming kindness of friends and strangers."

I have to say I am always encouraged by the kindness of strangers!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Dancing Princess!

Miss Lawson started dance class again yesterday (remember we took lessons in the summer) and LOVED every minute of it.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tell me why??

One of the many phenomenons in my house I can't figure out...

Why is it when I change Wesley's wet diaper does he decide to poop immediately after wards??? I don't understand!!

2 guesses on what he is doing??

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Little Man

I H*E*A*R*T this guy!!

Wesley is on the move!! Sometimes he makes it all the way walking, sometimes he doesn't!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Play Doll House with me!

For Christmas Santa brought Lawosn a wonderful FisherPrice Doll house. She ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT!! She could spend hours up in her room playing. I love listening to her and seeing how well she plays by herself in her room. Sometimes when I am listening to her I end up hearing a recorder of myself (sometimes not so good!) While we are playing we are talking about changing diapers, going to the bathroom, the frustrations of getting kids to take a nap/bed and who is in time-out! (I swear she isn't in time-out THAT much!) It really is funny!!

The sweetest moments are when I can get her really laughing while we are playing. You can see in her little mind her thinking "I would of never thought of that" or "this is soooo much fun." I also LOVE to see her and her daddy playing dolls (never thought I would see the day).

Although, I was not able to get the first impression I was hoping for on Christmas Day (because someone forgot all of the accessories in RALEIGH!! I don't think that will be what she remembers (just me). It will be the hours using her imagination and playing dolls with her mommy and daddy!! (makes me want to cry)

Everything is set-up!

Miss Lawson playing dolls

Look at the happy family in the den! (This doll house is SOOO super cool- I would of loved this as a child!!)

Even my little guy, Wes, like the doll house...okay that is a stretch

Monday, January 12, 2009

Princess for the Day

When I told Lawson she needed to get dressed for the day she told me "Mommy I feel like a princess today so this is what I am wearing"

And so she did all day...

The Brew Master

Okay, this is going to be really cheesy and you might have other opinions of me after this post, but I don't care cause it is my blog!

Collins has been busy making homemade beer! But in our home we don't say beer we say "soda" so Lawson never goes to school one day and says "My mommy and daddy drink beer!" Smarty pants daddy started calling it "soda" for adults and there has been no outbursts as of yet!

If you know me or Collins you know we like an occasional "soda" and because Collins really likes concocting things I thought a "Mr. Beer" or "Mr. Soda" would be a great addition in our home. So Collins got busy making his first batch of "soda" right after Christmas. We have not drank it yet but we have bottled it. You do have to taste it to make sure it is not too sweet and it tasted like a good flat "soda." The first batch should be ready by next week sometime. Who wants to come over & try it with us? Who knows my dining room could become "Fitts' Brewery"

To not waste time he got another batch brewing! I think I got an A+ for a great gift this year!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wesley's Birthday Party

Yesterday we celebrated Wes's birthday with friends and family at Jumpin' Beans. It was a double treat because Wes and his good buddy Holden had their party together! Holden was born on my birthday (so he is extra cool), 10 days apart, so it just made good sense to celebrate together. We hope to do this until they are 15 or so!! We had so much fun and it was a perfect set-up for all of the older siblings as well!

The birthday boys and the moms

Jumpin' Fun!

Happy 1st Birthday Holden and Wesley!

The Birthday Boys- Wes is yelling "Where is my cake, MOMMY??"

Everyone singing to the boys

Yummy cake time! (he smiles for food!)

Grammy and Wes

Lawson was thrilled her Best Friend from daycare came to the party!

Wesley checking everything out!

Mommy and Wes exiting the jumper (there is no graceful way to get out!)

The Fitts Family after all the fun!

Thanks to everyone who joined us we had a blast!!

Free Blog backgrouds

I found this site for free blog backgrounds. I thought I would share it with you all.

Pretty nice site.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Miss Lawson

Lawson is going to the "MALL" with Grammy and Pops today. She had to get all dressed up for the occasion!! She really has these modeling poses down!!

Love the outfit Aunt Lauren and Uncle Will!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Wesley's 1 Year Stats

At one year... we are staying right on track!

Weight- 24lbs 7 oz (75%)
Height- 31" (85%)

They were so proud of him for being off formula and bottles!! Now we just need to get rid of the pacifier but one thing at a time!

Wesley's Party at Home

Yesterday we had a small family birthday party for Wesley. At first he couldn't figure out why ever one was singing to him and why fire was headed his way. But as soon as he saw they cupcake he knew that meant FOOD!! He gobbled the whole cupcake up, he loved it. I I don't think I have ever seen a child lick their fingers clean like he did! Little does he know he gets some more on Saturday!!

Wes checking me out. Not so sure what is going on

Grammy and Pops with the Birthday boy

The Fitts Family

Oh Yes this is good stuff!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wesley is 1!

Today my little man is one year old. Everyone says it "time flies" and it is so true. However, I can't remember what life was like without him (maybe I got more sleep but sleep is over-rated). Before Wes was born, I can remember thinking to myself "I don't know how I can love this baby as much as I love Lawson", but I learned within 1 second of seeing him, your love for your children does not get reapportioned your heart just grows that much more! I remember feeling like my heart was going to pop right out of my chest the second I saw him. I also remember thinking "he is BIG boy!"

When we brought Wes home he completed our family. Collins and I are so blessed that God gave us our beautiful son!!

Wes is a man of 8's. He was born within 8 minutes of pushing, on the 8th of 2008, at 9:38am, and weighed 8 lbs 8 oz. I think 8 might be his lucky number! So I am going to tell you 8 things that Wes is doing today on his first birthday...

1. Wes is starting to walk. Everyday he gets stronger and braver!
2. We are off of formula and bottles (bye-bye)
3. Wes is really starting to communicate with pointing rather then grunting or yelling (thank you!)
4. Wes loves laughing with/at his big sister!
5. He is a meat and potatoes type of guy!! There has not been one type of meat he won't eat, crazy!!
6. Wes loves throwing things, In his mind if it is not nailed down it is suppose to be thrown, right?
7. Wes has been a habitual waker-upper at night. I think we are on the verge of breaking him of this habit (thank you!)
8. Wes has 7 teeth with 1 on the way

I really could write a lot more (he loves balls, putting things in and out of containers, putting the proper lids on containers, climbing the steps, and knows some sign language) but I will stop here since I said eight things. hehe!!

Nothing melts my heart faster then seeing his adorable smile!!

Happy 1st Birthday Wesley!! We look forward to all of the wonderful and neat things you are going to learn this coming year!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Fashion Model!

Wow these outfits are special!!

Gotta hand it to her...When she wants to ham it up she goes the extra mile!!