We were able to do Jake's baby dedication at Heritage in Montgomery. It was so special to be able to have his dedication at the church I grew up in. It was also special because we were able to share the dedication with our special friends the Wilsons and Dickersons! We chose Jake's life verse from Deuteronomy 1:6 " Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you He will not fail you or forsake you." If there's anything I want Jake to grow up and remember is that the Lord will always be with him. John Parker helped say Jake's life verse. It was soooo sweet! Thank you Lord for these precious sons!
You know the drill...haven't blogged in awhile well because life and kiddos keep me a little preoccupied! Anyways, we took the boys to see Santa. It was soooo cute seeing John Parker's excitement as he told Santa what he wanted. Which he has just told Santa he wants a trumpet. A trumpet? Yes, we have no idea where he got that from! Santa already completed his shopping for John Parker so he is trying his best to meet his request. Thank goodness Santa has a friend that's a band director! This is Jake's first Christmas! So exciting! Jake can't talk yet to tell Santa what he wanted so John Parker told Santa for him. John Parker said "Santa, Jake wants a house, a blue house!" Ha! Don't think Jake will be getting his house this year :( And as you can tell from the pictures he isn't to fond of the man in the big red suit! The first picture looks like he's smiling but the photographer just caught him before he let loose with a big ole cry. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas!
Well I'm not going to attempt to explain why I haven't updated this blog in the last two months. Life has just been busy!
A few weeks ago we celebrated John Parker's 4th birthday! We had his party at our church. They have an indoor playground just like McDonalds! We wanted to make his party simple because we were taking him to Disney World for his birthday! Of course I always get carried away with his birthday party. This year I tried to be a little "crafty". Those who know me(and if you don't you should if you're reading this :) ) anyways, those who know me know I struggle in the area of creativity and entertaining for that matter. But I was pretty pleased with how his party turned out. I worked hard on a few of the decorations and pulled all the ideas from the internet. It was so much fun decorating!
What was most important is that John Parker had a blast! He had so much fun with his new friends in Huntsville! And he got way too many gifts of course! I just love seeing my child's eyes light up when it's his birthday! It's crazy how big he is! He just talks like a little grown up and he tells me everyday "Mommy I'm getting to be a big kid!" Oh just breaks my heart! I wish I could freeze time and just keep him this age forever! Such a sweet boy!
Yep that's Jake's new nickname Tater! ha! He had his first baby food a few weeks ago and it was sweet potatoes! He ate them up! I could not get them in his mouth fast enough! We had to wait longer than usual to start food because of all his tummy issues. So far so good! Sweet potatoes are still his absolute favorite! He of course loves all the fruits too! Jake is growing super fast! Those first few months went by slowly but now he's eating, rolling over and scooting. Jake, you can slow down a little! I love these moments of "firsts"!
This 4th of July was a little different! We weren't at the lake this year! We decided to stay in Huntsville because we were already traveling so much to Montgomery throughout the month of July. Sister and family came up to celebrate with us! We didn't do a whole lot just hung out at the pool, grilled out and watched fireworks. It was a nice relaxing weekend! John Parker loved the fireworks, he kepts saying "it's my birthday" He thought the fireworks were being shot for him! ha! Jake slept right through them. Nothing better then spending a nice relaxing weekend with the family!
Baby Jakey at the pool
Madelyn, Cooper and John Parker playing with Uncle Brian
Swimming all by himself!!!
He did this after he swam by himself! He was so excited!
Swimming with "Aunt Bobyn"
Lovin his exersaucer!
I could just eat him up!
This is by far my most favorite pic of them! They never hug and smile like this!
John Parker has figured out that Mommy can't always keep her eyes on him and Jake at the same time. So while I was changing Jake, John Parker decided to have a little fun in the bath tub with his clothes on! He poured a whole bottle of shampoo in the tub. What did I do when I found John Parker in the tub in his clothes with this mess? I grabbed my camera of course! Not to mention this was about 5 minutes before we were suppossed to be walking out the door for a doctor appointment. We've been to the doctor so much the last few weeks I think they've come to expect the Wilson family to be at least 5 minutes late every appointment. Ha! I love little moments like this with John Parker, this could have been a really stressful situation trying to get out the door to the doctor but instead I decided to embrace it and take pictures. I know one day I'll wish he was around to do funny things like this!
Let me start by saying my wonderful husband got me a new camera or "real" camera as I call it. I got a Canon Rebel and LOVE it! A little too much, taking over 200 pictures at the beach is a little obsessive if you ask me but I just can't stop.
At the end of June we took a trip to the beach with both boys and Uncle Brian, Aunt Robyn and cousin Cooper. This was Jake's first trip to the beach! He did sooooo good! I will say it is a little different having two kids versus one at the beach. Glenn and I did alot of trading off kids and we hung out inside more than usual just because we didn't want Jakey to get too hot. We only got one family pic on the beach because we were hardly out there at the same time together. The beach was the prettiest I've ever seen it! I think we went a the perfect time! We didn't see one tar ball or any oil. John Parker is at such a fun age right now! He just straps on his puddle jumper and away he goes swimming in the pool! He loved digging in the sand at the beach too! Jakey loved the pool! He just kicks those cute little or big ole legs. I took a bunch of cute dresses down to the beach to wear when we went to eat. But we decided it was too much work to get everyone ready so we ordered take out every night and ate on the balcony looking at the beach. It was WONDERFUL! We stayed in our t-shirts and shorts and let the kids run around or watch a movie and we ate some yummy food! Cousin Ryan was in Destin for dance so he got to come over and visit with us one night too.
I love family vacations! I'm so blessed to have a wonderful family to go on them with!
I've been married to a wonderful husband G for 9 years! We've been blessed with two precious sons John Parker and Jake. I'm a stay at home mom and also have a ministry called FP. My life can be chaotic sometimes but I wouldn't want it any other way! The Lord has shown me so many things to me throughout the last several years. The Lord has blessed my life beyond measure!