A few weekend ago Gary, Davis, and I went to Gainesville(right outside of Atlanta) to visit his Fraternity brother William and his family. we had such a wonderful time. Full of wonderful fellowship, food, and shopping. It was my first time meeting Williams wife Jennifer and their two children Will and Emmaline. Jennifer and I clicked right off the bat! I loved every minute I spent with her. the first thing she said to me when she opened the car door at 9:00 at night was hey, its so nice to finally meet you, give me the baby! She was wonderful all weekend with helping me with him. I hope Davis and our future children are as sweet and well behaved as her two. Emmaline was the best helper... she was one step behind me the whole time we were there. Wanting to help any way she could. Davis absolutely loved her too! He would smile and reach for her. Too cute!
This was Davis's first long car ride and I was a little weary of how it would go. Thankfully he was as sweet as he usually is. Slept most of the way.
This is a picture of him passed out with his lovies close by :)
Jennifer and I sat on the porch each morning and let Davis see all the cats(7 total!) and the one lone dog Huck. He loves animals as you can see by the smile on his face
Emmaline was helping me give him a bath Saturday... loved the big deep sink. I think I need one!
Playing on Emmalines princess blanket, He would pat their faces and talk to them, he likes his women ha ha
I took his walker with me and it came in handy! They have an absolutely beautiful home on the side of the mountain. Lots of open space inside for Davis to run around in his walker.
This is the view out of their HUGE window that is as tall as the house is. I mean I could seriously live here! It was beautiful. In the mornings the fog would rise up through the trees, I told her I was coming back when the leaves start to change. Can you imagine how pretty it will be?
Sweet Emmaline with one of the many cats. They have 7 cats total to keep snakes away from the house. Jennifer said so far its worked and no cats have been harmed! they were by far the sweetest cats I have ever been around. They would let you hold them and cuddle them any way you liked. William said its because Emmaline has broken their spirit ha ha
We went full force while there and enjoyed every minute of it. While the boys went to the Clemson/Presbyterian (where they went to college) game. Us girls had a fabulous girls day(plus D) complete with a yummy lunch topped off by a chocolate cream pie, YUMMY!!
That night Jennifer and I cooked the Pioneer Woman's "best ever roast" I will have to say Jennifer and I were a little disappointed but we think we just need to try again and then make our final ruling :)
Sunday mid day we headed back to good ole' Tallahassee. Davis didn't do so hot on the way back. Daddy tried to make us both feel better by stopping at the outlets, Mama was happy!!
I can't wait to go back and visit them again. So special to have such sweet and wonderful friends. We love you guys!!
Davis had his first boat ride on Monday evening... he loved having the wind in his face. He did not however appreciate the life jacket. he kept pulling on it and squealing. Maybe we need to get him one that is a little less bulky.
This is when we had stopped for a minute, I let him have a break with the life jacket. He was enjoying playing with Grand Kim (Gary's dads wife)
At 7 months Davis is becoming such a fun and energetic little boy. We are enjoying every minute with him. He is developing such a fun and silly personality, he will laugh at the drop of a hat.
Playing on his changing table... the onsie he has on is 12-18 months...when did my baby get so big??
Hanging out with Daddy after bath time....
He loves these foam letters. He holds one in his mouth like this while he plays, I guess it feels good on his gums?
Those eyes just melt my heart
He is becoming more and more insistent on trying to feed himself. After he has eaten most of his food I give him his spoon and let him explore getting the food to his mouth. He usually gets it everywhere, but I think its important he learns how to do this
He loves his sink baths! (notice the green beans on his forehead...that would be from him trying to "feed" himself)
I love that he is starting to listen to us and understand what we are saying. Its so cool to watch them learn right in front of your eyes. Some things that he understands lately are.."wheres Hank?" he will start to look around for him and then squeal when he finds him. "wheres mama? wheres Daddy? He will look and find us and smile "No sir" He is starting to understand when I say this to him. He will stop and look at me. which is a step up from no response at all
I can't wait for the months ahead and all the fun things that come with the holidays. It will be so fun this year!!
Its that time of year again,...the weather is starting to change, kids are back in school and ......ITS FOOTBALL TIME!! YAY!!
We are gearing up for the first FSU game today at 12:00. I haven't missed a game at the stadium since I don't know when but this season we will be watching mostly from home. Football games and 7 month oldsdon't quite go together. We will be taking him to some tailgates but we probably wont be braving any of the games with him this season.
Although he is ready to cheer our Noles on to victory!
As we speak he is resting up so he will be all ready to go!