"For the Lord God is a sun and shield; He bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold
from those whose walk is blameless."
Psalm 84:11

Monday, December 27, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Best Sugars Ever!

Hutton loves to give kisses! Watch my sweet boy love on his mama!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Internet is Finally Working!

Sorry for the delay in posting! Our internet has been down for the last week and we just now were able to get it back up and running! We'll see how long it lasts!

All is quiet on the Howard Home front. Hutton, unfortunately, came down with another ear infection last week so I've been nursing him back to health. Luckily it was only in one ear this time and we caught it early enough that it wasn't bad yet. Now Craig and I are fighting of the head cold right before the holidays! I HATE colds!! There is absolutely nothing you can do but wait it out! Boo!

I do believe Hutton is starting the whole "separation anxiety" thing! We had to leave him with a sitter twice this week to attend Christmas parties for Craig's work. Both times, when the sitter arrived at our house, he looked at me, looked at the sitter, looked back and me and just started crying! It was like he knew what was happening!! I think it was harder on me than it was him though!

Making our way to the Promised Land for Christmas...Yes I'm referring the beautiful Bluegrass State of Kentucky!!!! I'm soooo excited I can't see straight! Never thought I'd be one that gets homesick easily but ever since I got married and had that sweet baby boy, I just can't get home often enough! You better believe Nana and Pops as well as his three aunts, are just ecstatic to see him!! It's been way to long!

I'm taking on a new endeavor in the New Year...I'll be selling baby/kids clothes!! Yay! It's not even for the money as much as it is to just give me something to work towards! I simply want a goal to work towards! Anyways, it's called Kelly's Kids. I'm really excited about it! They have some super cute stuff! Check out their website and let me know if you want to buy anything! www.kellyskids.com

While we were in Amarillo we took some awesome family pictures! I finally have access to them so enjoy!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mummy Group!

I have been extremely blessed to be a part of a weekly mommy/playgroup! My friend Annalise that started it is British and so she calls it "Mummy Group." There have been seven of us with seven babies ranging from ages 6-12 months now. It's been so fun! I've posted a few more pictures from last Friday's group. Just fun to watch those sweet little ones interact! For the group pictures on the couch we had to give them pieces from a plastic nativity scene to keep them occupied for pictures! Haha! I think Hutton tried to eat baby Jesus! We are missing one in the pictures...Sweet baby Sydney. The boys are totally outnumbered! There are also more fun pics of my sweet little man!

A reminder this holiday season...

I love this song by my favorite artist Carrie Underwood. The lyrics of this beautiful song are a great reminder that no matter what you're going through, we must have hope in God's eternal plan. This earth and it's troubles are temporary, but God's love is eternal and everlasting.

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

In honor of Elvis...

I had to post this because I just thought it was cute!! He won't eat applesauce but he'll gnaw on an apple! The little man is sick again. Another cold. I'll keep you posted on his status. So far it's just a lot of snot!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hutton's Favorite Babble

Hutton is jabbering those jaws like crazy these days!! His most recent babble is "DaDa" over and over again! It's the sweetest thing ever! Catch a glimpse of our little jumper and babbler!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Half a Year Old!

I CAN'T BELIEVE Hutton turned 6 months yesterday!! It's crazy to think that it has already been half a year! I think that is what has been the most sobering part of motherhood...the fact the life is now measurable. When I was single or even newly married, you feel young and invincible like you aren't really getting older. Now that Hutton is part of our lives, you see him grow and change so fast and in just a mere blink it's been 6 months! It's pretty crazy and a reminder of just how short life really is.

I took Hutton for his six month checkup on Wednesday. He weighed in at 19.9lbs, 27.5 inches long, and a head circumference of 18. He's a BIG boy! Everything looked great and we are so blessed that he so healthy and strong!

He is finally in a pretty predictable routine. (I know as soon as I say that it will change!) He goes to bed around 6:30-7 and sleeps til 7-7:30!!! He's a GREAT sleeper! For that, we ARE SO thankful! Not much of a napper but does great at night time! He takes about three 45 minute naps a day so I try to maximize that time as much as possible performing all of my other household duties! I have also found myself in a great routine, finally getting back in the gym. I've been taking some Body Pump and Step classes and I'm loving it! I feel great! It's amazing what a good workout will do not only for your self-esteem but for your energy levels! I need all the energy I can get!

Here are some more pictures of sweet baby boy! Enjoy!