Monday, January 28, 2013

My baby boy is 20 months?!

It has been a LONG time since I have done one of these. But, I love looking back at all of the early months with what Westin was up to. So here I go, it may be boring since it's just for me. ;)

At almost 21 months Westin is a tall, lively and funny little boy! He has stayed around 24 pounds for several months now. Not sure how tall, but I remember at his 18 month check up, he is always in the 75% or higher for height. He has all of his teeth except his two year molars.

Westin wakes up talking and doesn't stop till we lay him down! I am amazed at how smart he is! He loves books, always has. His favorite thing is to point out everything to us. He will repeat anything we tell him to. He knows what letters are. But every letter is either "O" or "R". ;)

Some words he says: Mommy, daddy, hold me mommy, hold me daddy, girl, boy, kids, Maggie, more, book, cars, truck, puppy, lawn mower, vacuum, sweep, guitar, thank you, i love you, blanket, pillow, chair, eat, moon, stars, clouds, sky, airplane, and literally tons more. He can differientiate if things are big or little. He can name and make the sounds of all his animals like bear, eagle, monkey, kitty, ducky, chicken, cow, horse etc.. If he sees a bug. He says "bug!" and then trys to smash it! Ha!

He knows when one of us leaves he says, "bye!" and then comes running "hugs!!hugs!" It is ridiculously cute. He gives puckered up kisses instead of open mouth little baby kisses. gah. My heart.

He is so funny. He has gotten to where if we want him to do something he will say No, and then go running laughing. It is cute, sometimes. ;)

Some of his favorite things are to just be outside, look at BIG!TRUCKS!, eat any and all fruit, play with his animal apps on my phone, read books, hold his monkeys, digging in dirt,  and trains. He also loves cats! Which I think is so funny. Sorry, kiddo. I will never have another cat. They're cute, but been there and done that.

When he is tired he will cry out for his monkeys, his paci and say "Nigh Nigh". It's awesome. He's a boy who knows what he wants. And I do have to give him props. Westin has always been a lover of the paci. It has never bothered me. If it helps us all get good sleep. I am totally for it! We have also always been very strict on it only being for sleep. So he knows that once he wakes up it stays in his crib. So when he wakes up he will chunk it down and say "paci for nigh nigh!"

I love his personality. I know that every parent thinks their kid is brilliant. And I do. He amazes me daily on how big and grown up he seems. Kids are like sponges. He remembers everything. And is so smart. It is amazing how fast the past 20 months have been. It is hard to imagine that very soon my baby will be two!

Time is so precious, and I choose to treasure it. :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

My First 5k!

This past Saturday, I participated in my first 5k! I have been training for about 2 1/2 months and the day had finally come!

Now first let me just say, I was so nervous. Like did not sleep at all the night before, every time I thought about it, felt sick to my stomach nervous. I have no clue why.

My husband was a champ and got himself and the littlest up early to come cheer me on! I am so glad they were there, seeing them there on the side lines made me feel so proud! I love my little family!

I had the pleasure of running along side my good friend Robyn as well as her husband. He smoked us though! He was way ahead of us, with a hurt knee and all! But, having her there helped to make the whole process so much more fun!

My official time was 37:47 which isn't the best, but I finished it!

I am so glad that I set a goal for myself to do this. These things can be invigorating! I am glad it's over, but I am looking forward to another one, hopefully before the end of the year! :)

Robyn and me with my weird pose! ha! I know I am not bow legged!
Sadly, this is the only picture that we have of me right after I finished. As I ran by, my husband didn't realized that the lens was on the camera! So, no action shot but really I am A.OK. with that! ha!
Me and my boy right after! I loved seeing him there, he has been a motivation for me to just better myself and be healthier!
Westin made friends with the girl Chick-fil-A cow. He kept giving her high fives. He's no fool, he knew if he was cute enough he could get some free stuff! ;)
And another one of me and my little buddy. We were indulging for the first time with a celebratory stop for donuts! What? You don't end runs with donuts and kolaches? Around here, that is how we do it! ;)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Showing Love...

Having a child completely changes the course of life and what we know to be our normal. To be honest, I can barely remember what my old normal used to be, ha! Seriously, what did we ever do before we had a kid and a funny one at that, to entertain us?

With children, our thoughts are completely wrapped around them. I find myself entirely consumed with all of the motherly duties of his survival. Food. Clothes. Etc.

But the other day, I took this picture:
Sweet right? He is hugging his little stuffed doggie. So cute.

You see, when mommy plays with him? I am a girl so the making car noises only lasts so long and before I know it, I am grabbing some sort of stuffed animal and pretending to rock it or love it. I am a girl. This is how we play! Ha!

He is only displaying what he has seen me do.

Having Westin has made me have this hunger to just be a better person. Gah. He makes me want to better myself so bad. Maybe because I see the parts of me that I don't like. The parts where I am not perfect and am sometimes ashamed of.

 My husband and I both knew before we had kids that Jesus was going to be spoken of and lifted high. But, now? Even still, almost a year and a half later, we want even more, every part of our home and our lives to pour of His love. We want to set a tangible atmosphere and example for our boy and in our home. Especially now since he is turning into this little boy! (Whaa!)

These little blue eyes. They watch me. Every move I make.

His little ears they listen. To every word I say.  Whether or not he can say it, I know he understands more than I think he does.

His little feet, follow me. Sometimes mimicking the very move I make.

His little voice says the things I encourage him to say.

I want so bad for him to look back and see Jesus in his mommy. I want him to see me love others so he knows this is what we are supposed to do. That's why we are here. I want him to be the kid that goes to the shy or lonely one and reaches out a hand because his heart tells him to.

My heart so desires for him to be a boy and then a man who whole heartedly loves his Jesus madly. I pray each day for this. But, first I pray that I can be the kind of example he needs to encourage him till he finds himself at the feet of Jesus.  

It is my responsiblity as his mommy to show and display it for him. And God will do the rest.

Jesus help me show your love and how you love to my little boy and all the children I might be blessed with. Amen.




Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sweet Words..

Here is a sweet video of Westin saying "mommy!" You will also see that he shakes his head no when I ask him to do something! ha! Little toot.

Sorry about my high pitched voice too. ;)

Monday, August 27, 2012

My Little Handsome Man...

The hubs and I have always had many nicknames for each other. One of his many that he calls me is hot chick (no, I'm not kidding) since we were dating he has been my handsome man.  So, naturally besides Westin being our little Westinator he is my little handsome man. Creative right?! Ha, yeah I try.
Without further is my little handsome man recently, being his little ham of a self! :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

15 months and growing...

Our little baby man recently turned 15 months (almost 16now, oops!) and a lot has changed since his first birthday. For memories sake I wanted to write them down since I am pretty bad about a baby book. But, I WILL do it eventually! ;)

Westin now weighs 22lbs 15oz. He is 31 and a half inches. I am horrible because I never really documented when he started walking. He had been taking steps for a while, but had never really taken off. So, it was kind of gradual. I know it was around 14 months, so I am going with that ha! He is practically running now. He is quick. The cry of indepence has never been so loud. He never wants to be held now especially if we are outside. He wants to be down to explore immediately.

He says a lot of words. And I am seriously amazed at the things he understands just can't communicate. Just yesterday I FINALLY heard the words "Momm-mmy". It was the sweetest sound ever, since this kid is a daddy's boy through and through! He was so proud of himself after he said it and started clapping. Maybe it was becasue I got sooo excited too and may have clapped and jumped. ;)

He is a ham! I am thinking he might be my funny child! When we are in the car, he will lay things on his head, then start laughing out loud! So, we will turn around to look.

OUTSIDE! If you say the word, he runs to the door! Even just when we put his shoes on, he starts saying "bye bye!" The boy love to just be outside. He will walk from thing to thing and has the best time "exploring."

Believe it or not, this kid is ALL boy already. I find myself having to entertain him with more boy friendly things, because goodness knows this boy isn't a shopper and isn't too fond of stores! He lets me know about it and goldfish only last so long! ha!

Some sweet things I want to remember.

When he wakes up from his nap, I will kneel down and stick my head to the bars of his crib and he will remove his paci give me the biggest kiss, then stick his paci back in. Love it.

He will back up to sit in my lap when he is standing.

He runs and screams with a big smile when he gets excited.

He is fascinated at books and will sit in your lap and point jibber jabber the whole time.

When I do excercises in the living room, he will try so hard to jump! It's too cute!

When I ask him to do something, sometimes he will shake his head no.

He will look and point to me and say "Mommy."

 He is seriously the Joy in my heart everyday. A hard day and one look or thought about him and I am immediately reminded how blessed I am. So thankful for this boy. :)

Soon I will update pics!

Cousin Love...

A little random post today. My sister ALWAYS gets the best pictures with Westin. I could sit with him for hours asking him to smile for a picture. When she's around he will say "Cheese!!"
That boy.
I love him.
He has the best smile I have ever seen. :)