Thursday, May 31, 2012

Corny like his mother?

Well no... But he SURE likes gnawing on corn on the cob! We discovered this on Memorial Day (thanks for the suggestion, Nana!).

'Signs' of a smart boy'

So lately we've been struggling with a typical communication issue between pre-toddler and parents. James' main source of communication? Screaming.

Ahhhhhhh. :)

When he was around 6 months we started trying to teach him a few "signs" like "more" and "no more" -- key words with a wee-one. Well... Our intentions were good but life got crazy and I forgot about it... Or gave up on it. Whatever.

Well two nights ago we started "sign bootcamp" :). Well we just started really pushing the sign "more please."

Guess who signed for more yogurt this AM with NO scream? This little boy. He's a genius. :) Haha... I don't know if he is or is not but I know he will always be a genius to me. :)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lost a tooth?!

Today we celebrated an early Memorial Day at Grandmama's with lots of family. It was so much fun, and James really enjoyed the pool, and all the kids to play with / admire.

Funny story of the day? Hamilton (my 5 year old nephew) said to me, "Heyyyyy. He lost a tooth!" I told him, "No, Hamilton - he is actually just getting new teeth..." He looked at me as though I were crazy and said, "Nooooo. He lost the one in the middle - I see where it used to be!"

Uh oh... James-ee-poo, I'm afraid you inherited your mama's buck-teeth, along with my big gap I had growing up. :) And here I was hoping you'd get your daddy's perfect teeth. Shucks! :)

Oh well... we still love you to the moon and back!

PS -- This was the same nephew from this story - click here. Haha... Funny looking back. :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

First hair cut

My little boy is all grown up! :) this pic is from my phone... More to come. We're celebrating at Wild Wings for now

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A little family time..

... Before Jimbo and I set sail for Puerto Ricoooo to celebrate the happiest 5 years of my life! :) Thanks again both sets of grandparents for keeping both James and Sadie while we are away!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sleepy head...

So he wakes early at the beach and I had to wake him up today at 8:30am! :) silly boy

Home again home again jiggity jig

After every single Howard family trip my dad would mutter those words as we 6 were packed in like sardines, pulling into the garage. Yesterday I found myself muttering the same words.

Going on vacation is surely not the same! James typically sleeps from 8pm-8am... If he wakes early he'll play in his crib. While at the beach James woke up screaming/crying at 6:30/7am - every. single. day.

He also wasn't his usual self because we were rockily making the formula to whole milk transition and if that weren't enough he more than tripled his tooth count while there. We arrived with two bottom teeth, we left yesterday with 5 new huge top teethers and some molars in the back.

Frippin' it, sho' isn't the same.

Then yesterday. Ohhh yesterday (aka Mother's Day, mind you). Probably one of the worst days of parenthood for Jimmy and I. My mom called to check on me later in the day and I was slowly getting my sanity back as Jimmy let me drive the extra car from Cola to Gville (bless you my sweet hubby-ha!), and I told my mom, "Wellllll... I decided today I will NOT be having any more children." (No offense my sweet baby J - but you literally screamed/cried the. entire. day. While we were trying to pack. While we were all stuck in a car together. While we were eating lunch. Misssserable.) After I told that to my mom she quietly chuckled and then said, "Oh Cam... You are going to have lots of days like that."

Motherhood. Its a roller coaster ride! It has its highs. And man... It has its lows. But I wouldn't change a thing.

Yesterday made me (again) uberly thankful for the amazing parents I have. We four who are crazily close in age did not make traveling fun for my parents--but they still toted us around every where. For my parents' 25th wedding anniversary my dad wanted to take my mom all over Europe. My mom sweetly asked if her chillen' could go. Amazing woman? Yes, she was.

Happy Mother's Day to the most amazing mom I could ever ask for (a day late). I hope the Lord teaches me half the patience you had in raising us 4 crazy kids. And I pray I give my children half the love you gave us. Thanks for always being there and selflessly loving everyone else above yourself. You rock Mom! I love you!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Here's to...

... The worlds greatest Dada! :) thanks jimbo for being you!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Who knew the transition from formula to whole milk would be so rough?! Here's to a better day at the beach tomorrow, little man. :(

Monday, May 7, 2012

Fripping good time

James and I are set up at Fripp with baby Ellie, Aunt Fannine, Nana and Pop! Can't wait for Jimmy, David, Martha and Jason to get here!

Life is good! :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

12 Month Stats

Height: 30 inches (50%)
Weight: 19 lb 14 oz (25%)
Head Circumference: 47.5 cm (50%)

... And three shots and some tears. Nothing that some cool new shades won't fix. :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I think...

... James is totally going to miss our Howard Property adventures in Atlanta. Haha...

Georgia on my mind....

Well I've had Georgia on my mind a lot lately. Jimmy, James, Sadie and I are going to be packing up and heading that way. Atlanta, GA... Craziness. We aren't going any where until we sale our home, which the sign went in our yard Wednesday night. It's amazing how that one action can bring up such emotions!

If you know anyone looking for a wonderful family home, 4 bedrooms/2.5 bath, send them to my FSBO blog I created to market the house:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nosey posey


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