Treyton Lee--Month 9

in , , by Gavin and Kylie Plus 4, 12:58 PM
Treyton Lee,
I thank God each and every day that he chose me to be your Mommy.  You are my whole world, alongside your daddy of course.  I can't wait for you to wake up in the morning and part of me is sad when you go to bed at night.  I say part of me because you are constantly on the move and I'm exhausted by the end of the day.  I could say in bed and just watch you sleep on the monitor.  Daddy and I love every minute of watching you grow.  We were told at your last doctor's appointment that the next couple of months would be so much more fun and I remember thinking that wouldn't be possible.  Boy was I wrong!  You certainly keep us on our toes, constantly smile, and are showing us you're going to have some attitude.

Getting pictures were more difficult than ever as you crawled away from me as soon as I sat you down.  The only thing that got you to sit still was my lens cover.


-Being outside
-Riding on anything with a motor: the mower, ranger, fork lift, in the truck)
-Being outside
-Any type of ball
-Walking behind things, around furniture, or with anyone that will lend a hand
-Watching Wheel of Fortune
-Food from Mommy or Daddy's plate
-Rajah and the kitty, Meany
-Sitting on the shower floor

-Being confined in the high chair or jumper when Mommy needs to get something done
-Getting your nose wiped or sucked out
-Sitting still

-Anything that Mommy or Daddy is eating
-Beginning to reject baby food
-Eat oatmeal with Mommy for breakfast
-Love Greek yogurt
-Will NOT put food into your own mouth and scream if someone else won't do it for you
-Throw/wipe all food from your tray onto the floor or drop it to Rajah
-Always want a drink out of Daddy's Yeti
-Taking 5 bottles or nursing during the day
-Eating breakfast, lunch, and supper

-Terrible napper!
-Generally take three 30-45 minute naps but sometimes refuse to nap at all
-You've taken a couple of two to three hours naps in the last couple of days
-Consistently sleep through the night
-Stand up and hit the railing when you wake up
-Had to move your camera to the wall after you threw in on the floor after several naps
-Have shad several bruises on your head due to rolling or falling into the side of your crib
-Won't sleep through the night without your Halo Sleepsack

Clothes & Diapers
-Size 3 diapers
-6-9 & 9 month clothes
-Size 3 shoes

Odds & Ends
-So so smiley!
-Give open mouthed, sloppy kisses that often turn into a bite
-Pull yourself up on anything, including the dog
-Walk behind or next to anything
-Stand on your own
-Have taken several, out of control steps on your own
-Crawl like a champ
-Get told "no" all day long as you constantly are trying to touch and get into things you shouldn't
-Will sign "All done" and then spit
-Have become quite the Daddy's boy, especially when you think he will give you a ride on something
-Got your second tooth--bottom right

First actual haircut

That smile just melts this mama's heart

Slick Rick after bath

Sunday morning snuggles

Wearing red for Jace!  We love and miss you buddy!

Your favorite time of the day!  Playing after your bath and before bed!

You thought it was fun to wake up from nap or in the middle of the night and throw your camera on the floor.  Had to be moved to the wall!

Right before your first haircut!

Slow down, Baby Boy!  We love watching you grow and are having more and more fun but you are just getting too big!

Aubrey's Wedding

in , by Gavin and Kylie Plus 4, 8:13 PM
My cousin, Aubrey, got married to her high school sweetheart, Michael, in San Diego at the end of March.  She is way more adventurous that me and moved out there after high school at the age of 17.  She also went to culinary and pastry school and enjoys making food that I can't even pronounce.  To say we couldn't be more opposite is an understatement.  :-)  If you know me at all, you know that I despise being in the kitchen!

A couple weeks before the wedding, we received a pretty cool package in the mail.  It was a bib that said, "Ring Security" and a pair of suspenders.  They asked T to be the ring bearer in the wedding and we couldn't have been more thrilled to get our little man all dressed up for the occasion.

He certainly doesn't mind people looking at him so he smiled all the way down the aisle as the two older ring bearers pulled him in a wagon.  They were too cute to handle.

These two goofballs wouldn't take a "normal" picture so this is what they get!

Their wedding was held in the backyard of a century old home that over looked the ocean.  It was absolutely breathtaking.  The intimate setting and small guest list was something that will be hard to beat.  They also had a family style meal that was nothing short of amazing.

We wish you the absolute best, Aubrey and Michael, and we love you both!  

Treyton Lee--Month 8

in , , , , , by Gavin and Kylie Plus 4, 7:41 PM
The past eight months have definitely changed our lives forever.  We can't quite imagine our lives before T entered our world and we wouldn't change it for anything.  We thank God every day for choosing us to be his parents!  He sure is one happy little boy who is really starting to show us his attitude.  I swear he got it from his dad!

I struggled a bit to just pick one or two....

-Simply put: Moving constantly (walking, jumping, attempting to crawl, rolling, etc.)
-Prefers walking over anything
-Playing in water
-Being down in the shop
-Mom or Dad over anyone else
-Sitting and playing

-HATES getting his nose wiped or sucked out
-Being told "no" by Dad
-Other kids crying in the Church nursery (We've had to get him in the middle of service because he gets scared of the other kids crying.)
-Laying on his back with no one around

-5 bottles or nursing sessions a day
-Food 3 times a day
-Prefers table food over baby food and sometimes refuses baby food
-Has eaten steak, mac n' cheese, pizza, cheese, sweet potatoes, broccoli,, oatmeal, bread sticks, and yogurt.  I'm sure there are more that I am forgetting.

-Three 45-hour long naps!  Stinker doesn't like to miss out on anything.
-7:00pm-6:15am :-)
-Rolls all over his crib and often wakes himself up by hitting his head on the side.
-Wakes up super slow like his dad

Clothes & Diapers
-6-9 month sleepers
-6-9 month clothes
-Size 3 diapers

Odds & Ends
-Saying "dada" (over and over allll day long)
-Sitting completely on own
-Super close to crawling and has done it a couple of times
-Goes from sitting, to all 4s, to belly, and back to sitting
-Finally rolled over from his back to his belly
-Can get to where he wants to but takes him a while
-Pulls himself up on our cough
-Runs around the shop in his walker
-Got his first tooth (bottom left)

We flew to San Diego, California on March 17th for Aubrey and Michael's wedding.  The weather was beautiful and Treyton did great on all four of our flights.  He certainly made friends with the flight attendants and the people around us.  While he didn't cry, he certainly jabbered loudly several times.  I think we avoided making the people around us mad at least.  We may be a little biased but he made a pretty cute ring bearer.  

There was no shortage of spoiling on Easter!

Unfortunately, Treyton and I were playing in the shop with Simbah one evening when he seized up and passed away.  We will forever miss him and I am super glad that I have some pictures of the two together.  Simbah couldn't contain his excitement when Treyton came to play. 

Tearing up paper is one of his strongest skill sets currently!

His facial expressions kill me!

At the airport in Des Moines and ready to head to San Diego.

Treyton's first flight!

The time change messed us up a bit so we got to hang out in the lobby of our hotel from 4:30 to about 6:00 every morning. :-)  We knew the front desk lady pretty well by the time we left.

It was too bright but Treyton's first time at the beach and seeing the ocean.  It was a dog friendly beach so he really just watched the dogs playing fetch.

So happy to get off of his back!

Sunday naps are my favorite!

Dad got to experience a massive blowout that got everything in sight dirty!

Just practicing those basketball skills for Grandpa Dennis

The Easter Bunny came!

3 ring circus!

Loved every minute of getting to sit like a big boy at Target.  So much so that he wouldn't even look at me for a picture.

When you don't have pants at Nate and Kerstin's, you get to wear your cousin Elin's leggings. :-)

After losing Simbah, I couldn't leave Rajah down in the shop by herself.  It took her approximately half of a meal time to figure out where she should be.

Got switched over to a big boy carseat and loves every minute of being able to see out the window.

Dancing to music at with Grandma Linda

He finally figured out how to make this thing moved and we haven't stopped him since.

Dad and Uncle Nate were cleaning up the yard so we took some wagon rides.

Pulled himself up there on his own.  I'm seeing lots of goose eggs in our future.

Doesn't quite know what to do once he gets here.  Like our new carpet?!

Misworded Snapchat....  But this couldn't have been comfortable.

Poor Rajah is going to take a beating.

A monster and his sidekick!

I'm 8 months old and love to snuggle on Sunday mornings before church in Mom and Dad's bed.

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