Monday, May 10, 2010

He walks!

Ok...I know I know...it has been forever since I posted. Well, Hollis has given me a good reason to return to the blogging world..He walked today. I mean it was no 100 meter dash or anything, but he took his first steps. Then he did it over and over a few more times. The best part about it?? Well, we got it on video. You see, we were at my mom's house and he was holding on to her ottoman. Well, I suppose this little trunk thing on her hearth caught his eye (it was about 1.5 ft away), and he let go of the ottoman and reached for the trunk. (I say trunk, it's a small wooden hat box looking thing that they put laptop cords etc in.) So he reached for the "trunk" and got to it but his feet never moved. That was God giving me a heads up that I may want to pull out my iPhone and turn on the video camera. So, I did - we positioned him at the ottoman towards the "trunk" again, and voila! He did it! My mom and I were freaking out! She (mom) had just mentioned to me the other day that she was going to be sad for the day I called her and told her he took his first steps because she was most likely not going to witness it...Well, did this first time grandmother ever get her belated Mother's Day gift or what? BeBe got to see it! It was truly special for her. I immediately emailed the video to Walter and called him to tell him...then to family. My sweet friend Lisa (who was one of my inspirations for writing a blog) does something neat at the end of her blog entries for her two sweet girls. She always says a prayer. Well, Lisa, I am going to be inspired by you again and start doing that as well.

"Lord, thank you for our feet. Thank you for fearfully and wonderfully making us so that as Your children - we can WALK by faith."
video

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

uh oh...we're in trouble...

I put Hollis in his bed to play for a few minutes while the cleaning people were cleaning the floors and this is what I walked in on... :)




video

...and he's pulling up...


Oh wow! So much has happened since my last post. This past Friday, Hollis pulled to stand and went from crawling to sitting up (I didn't see him to it, but it happened!). Yesterday, though, he figured out how to pull up in his bed and was staring down at the floor like a boy standing on the edge of a diving board contemplating jumping...and I walked in! Whew! Needless to say, Walter lowered the mattress last night. :) Our new console for all of our media components (minus the LARGE sub woofer which I am told has to stay out) was delivered by our friends at Weir's this morning and I am so excited. No more putting the baby barricade in front of our little makeshift media console we had before. Nothing much more to report on. ...Well, nothing besides important things like American Idol. Two early favs: Siobhan and Crystal. I also like Didi. As for the guys, none of them have really had me jumping out of my seat yet. We will see. As I am typing this, my sweet little leprechaun is in his bed crying as if I hurt his feelings...he is SO tired and needs to sleep. Here is a picture of him in his St. Patty's Day gear. Until next time...





Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hollis looking too cool in his shades right before our walk today. Thank you William for the shades!
Playing at Mimo's house 03/08/10
Christmas Card 2009
(Taken Nov. '09 - Hollis 4 Months)

Pigs have flown and hell has frozen over...

It's true. That is what I said about having a blog when people would ask me. -...and it was probably followed by something like, " are you kidding me? I wouldn't be caught dead doing that..." Well, my friends. The time has come. As a mommy I have already learned to never say never. I cannot promise that this blog will be interesting, funny, or attract any followers. I can only promise that I will do my best to vent, reflect, share, and maybe, just maybe entertain sometimes. Once I get really good at it, hopefully I will bring tears to your eyes and smiles to your faces at some point! Hopefully over the next few days I will begin to post some pictures. Hollis is almost 8 months old! So hard to believe. Walter and I are so in love with our sweet son and he brings so much joy to our lives! I will now sign off...bid farewell to my inaugural blog post.