Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Drew's first "vacation"

...away from Mommy and Daddy that is! Brad and I went to Asheville for 2 nights this weekend to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. I think Drew handled it much better than we did. =) His Meema, Uncle Denny and Aunt Lynda (and puppy-cousin Ace) came and stayed with him and Steve while we were away. From the stories and pictures, I know that he had a great time being the center of attention all weekend. We had a great weekend away and anniversary too.

"Look at all of these grown-ups rolling around on the floor with me! Boy, I've got them trained already!"

This is Drew's favorite place these days. He will stay in the swing for over an hour just as happy as he can be. Uncle Paul made us this swing for Christmas - Uncle Paul... you've done well! =)

Drew went in for his 6-month check-up at the doctor's office last week. He braved his shots like a big boy. He weighed in at 23 pounds, 1 ounce and was 29 1/4 inches tall - which continues to put him above the 97th percentile in both areas for his age. He is now sitting up all alone - and can do it for about 30 seconds sometimes before he topples over.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Saddle up buckaroos - summer is almost here!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Happy boy

Hello everyone! Let's see what is new this week... Drew's Nana, Aunt Sistah and Camden came up last weekend but unfortunately Drew was sick with whatever keeps being passed back and forth between everyone in our family. In fact, my first Mother's Day involved a bright and early trip to the doctor's office with bloodwork being taken and everything. Thankfully, everything turned out OK and he is feeling much better now. Drew still enjoyed seeing everyone last weekend though and he said to tell yall to come back now that he feels more like playing! As promised, Drew did start eating meat this week though he is not too big a fan (I can't blame him - that stuff smells like cat food!). He loves all of his fruits the most, of course. Still trying to crawl without success and still no teeth. He has really started banging things to make noise - unfortunately sometimes banging himself in the process, but he takes that in stride. His smile just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and we literally fall more and more in love with him each day that passes. He is such a joy!

Here are some recent pictures:
Drew got some good love and attention from Aunt Sistah and Camden (and Nana!) last weekend
"You've got to check out this bunny guy, man is he funny!"

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

6 months old!

Drew is halfway through a year today - where has time gone?!?! He is now eating breakfast as well as dinner. He *loves* the new addition of bananas, and meat will probably be introduced this week. I know I will probably regret saying this, but he has been sleeping about 11 hours a night for the past couple of weeks (we're just getting ready for teeth to cut and throw that off - it's just too good to be true right now!). He wants to crawl very badly (especially when tempted with certain favorite toys as you will see in the video clips below), but can't quite get his knees up under himself yet. Now he looks like a fish out of water- flopping around. Of course, we get a kick out of that! He has started babbling a good bit, which the speech therapist in me loves to hear the little language areas kicking in to produce those sweet "ba-ba-ba-ba" and "ma-ma-ma-ma" sounds!

Drew helps Mommy vacuum:
Here is our other boy... looking all sweet with his bone.

And here are a couple of video clips of Drew trying his best to crawl to his bunny. He's getting so close! (Press the play button to see the videos)