Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween from our Little Monkey!

For his first ever halloween, Wyatt sported a monkey costume.  It was SUPER warm, so we decided to dress him in it, take a few fast pictures and then call it an evening. Having a cold, he was still such a trooper! 

Our Little Monkey

If you're wondering what the strange setup of candy is behind him - we left our candy on the porch with the above sign. We went to dinner at Taylor and Desi's and then came home to put Wyatt to bed early but I wanted to make sure to treat the trick-or-treaters!

I tried to look festive, by putting on an orange tshirt and a crumpled old witches hat - Wyatt thought it was very funny.
The kids across the street were riding scooters in front of our house, so Wyatt was a little distracted (probably kept him from tugging at his hood though!)

Posing with a pumpkin!

Gotta love that little monkey tail!

World Series - Game 3

JB and I were so fortunate that his little brother, Taylor was on the ball last week.  As the last pitch was thrown in the last game clinching the Rangers the champs of the American League, Taylor found us four tkts on Stub Hub to the first EVER Texas World Series Game.

I felt a little guiltly leaving Wyatt when he has a bit of a cold, but he was in good hands (JuJu and Doc (a pediatrician)) and was very good for them. 

We had a blast - we tailgated for a bit with friends beforehand, the seats were fantastic the stadium was packed (52K+ fans) and the Rangers won.  It was also just a great game to watch!

Tailgating group: JB, Me, Taylor, Desi, Will and Amanda

Antlers and the claw!

Desi and Taylor

Nolan Ryan throwing out the first pitch to Pudge Rodriguez (so cool!)
And the Rangers take the field!

What a memorable evening!

JB was BEYOND excited when they won!

10 months old!

On Friday, Wyatt turned 10 months old.  He has a bit of a cold, so we took him to the doctor on Saturday morning just to get his ears check - no infection.  Just need to get over this cold and sore throat.  They weighed him and he was 21 lbs and 6 oz!  Yowzers, no wonder my back is tired at the end of the day!

So, here is what has been happening around our house...

 - We've been cheering on the Rangers!  Post to come about J.B. and I going to Game 3.

- Wyatt now sits in the bathtub like a big kid (no seat).  He LOVES being able to move around and play with all his bath toys.

- We have finally graduated to 9 month pants! Sometimes I still put 6 month on him if I don't want him to trip on a longer pair. The little guy has short legs and since he also has a good-sized belly (seen in the above pic)where the waistband sits below it, that makes his pants even longer on him. He is in 9-12 month shirts and onsies though.

- Our little man is a tough guy.  He has plenty of spill as he is venturing around the house and trying to get down walking, but when he bonks his head he usually just sits down and rubs the spot he bonked.  Here he was "telling" me that he hit his head on his bouncer.

- Wyatt can stand on his own like a pro....he can't get himself into the standing position without using something or somebody to pull up on, but once pulled up, he'll stand there unassisted forever and is totally sturdy...seriously, the dog has run by him and nudged him and he still doesn't fall over. He'll also twist around to watch TV. The kid is SOLID!

-Wy is starting to walk a few steps here and there. He will be brave somedays repeatedly taking 2-4 steps in a row and other days is uninterested and hangs onto things or uses his walker to get around. He is super good at it and can turn it to go around obstacles and gets himself to where he needs to be. He also walks like a pro, holding your hand...not handS, hand. He likes to walk beside you like a big is so cute and very impressive.

- He LOVES books and being read to but will also look at them himself.  He usually puts EVERYTHING in his mouth, but I only have to remind him once in a while not to chew on his books.  He got a new SpongeBob Halloween book that he looks at by himself and giggles and giggles at all the pictures.  It is so cute.  He and Daddy read books every night before bed.

- Still only 2 teeth on the bottom, but think there might be more on the way with the increase in drool and whininess and the decrease in sleeping and eating this week.  He will still eat anything and everything....unless he is sick, like this week. The kid will eat a man-sized portion of mac-n-cheese anytime.

- Wyatt still doesn't talk much.  He babbles and hollers some and points and grunts a lot.  Just not a verbal kid.  I so desperately want him to start saying "mama" more than just when he is ticked and wants out of his bed.  The other day I was making dinner and he kept pulling up on me and holding his arms up (to be picked up) and grunting.  I kept saying "Say Mama".  He wasn't fussing, just being persistent...he would then crawl away to play with a toy and come back in a minute.  FINALLY, he came over, pulled up and clear as can be reached up, and said "MAMA" loudly.  I picked up him immediately and clapped and whooped and hollered and he just looked at me like "dummy, I can say it but it is not like you didn't know what I wanted!"  he has barely said it since HAHA.  Little toot.

- I spend 99% of my day prying Wyatt off of Sully.  I feel sorry for the dog, but the truth is he could leave the room if it was bothering him, I guess.  Wyatt LOVES his puppy and when Sully barks or whines to be let in, Wyatt mimics him and looks at me like "do something".  When Sully waits by the backdoor to be let out, Wyatt tries to block him and then cries when I do let him out and beats on the glass.  He says something that sounds like "dee-dee" and I think that is what he calls Sully.  Yes, he says a name for the dog before he says a name for me - figures.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

I took Wyatt last Friday to the pumpkin patch with my mom, sister, Amanda and her two girls.  Wyatt had no morning nap and was hungry for lunch, but did surprisingly well.  He was really interested in all the kids running around and it was impossible to get him to look at the camera or smile. Here are the good pics though.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


It is not that Wyatt doesn't have multiple toys that are meant for him to walk behind.  But he decided the box with the deep fryer was also a good "walk behind toy".  I had it sitting out from a previous dinner and hadn't put it away yet.  He was going all over the hardwoods with it. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Product Review - Chanel Mascara

Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara

Normally I buy mascara at the grocery store in the cosmetic aisle, but I had a gift certificate to Neimans that I needed to use and wondered if the price being 5 times the ones I normally buy would make a difference.  It does! 

The wand is fantastic and I don't get the little flakes that usually get into my contacts and irritate my eyes!  Now, I believe the true test of a mascara is seeing how it is after a week or so of I'll let you know how it goes, but I will pay $30 again for this mascara if it continues to perform well.

Shopping Buddies

My sister, Amanda, and I went shopping for a bit at the mall today. Both Wyatt and Tessa were such happy shoppers! 

Wyatt (who never sleeps in his stroller) konked out....

Tessa did not!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom

I am going green...or perhaps European....

I now usually only shower every other day.

My other arguments/jusitfications for this action (or lack there of)...

As our weather is cooling off, a quick trip to the store no longer renders me covered in sweat.
I am conserving water.
My hair is long and can be put in a ponytail for "day 2", isn't bad for your hair to wash it everyday?
Sometimes Wyatt and JB are the only people that see me for days in a row.
Naptime is precious and when I have the debate of starting dinner or bathing...dinner always wins.

Want to confess anything?  Go it.  Probably everyone else is doing it too!