Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bumbo Baby

We put Michael in his Bumbo for the first time this week, and he really liked it. His head is still a little floppy, but it gets stronger everyday.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Edisto Beach Trip Report

So, we left the house around 1:30 pm, stopped for gas before we hit the road, and then we were on our way. The GPS said it would take 4.5 hours to get there. Well, I pulled in to town at 5:30! And the best part of the drive down? Michael slept the entire time. He is such a good sleeper, and good traveler, and that combination makes for one happy Momma!
Michael was happy to see Grandma, and Grandma was happy to see Michael!

What a cutie!
Thursday night, we just rode around the island a little bit and went to the "Pig" to get some formula. (The pig is the Piggly Wiggly. It is the only grocery store on the island, and is the highest grossing Piggly Wiggly in the US!)
Friday we got up and made our way to the beach. The weather was beautiful, but not swimming in the ocean weather. Mom, Michael and I sat and looked for shells and watched dad fish.



He goes way out there to cast his line
The beach was super windy, and Michael was not happy about it, so Mom and I left and did some shopping. There are only a handful of shops there, but I did get a Christmas ornament that says Edisto Beach 2010, to remember Michael's first trip to the beach. After shopping, we went back to the room and ate lunch. Dad was sill fishing, but he needed more bait, so I brought him some bait and lunch. He was so excited about the fish he caught!
Enjoying the screened in porch

All smiles before dinner
For dinner on Friday night, we drove over to Hollywood to a restaurant called the Old Firehouse. The sky was really pretty as we were driving over, so we stopped to take some pictures
The moon coming up

The sun going down

Dinner was excellent! As my appetizer, I got the fried green tomatoes served over grits. They were so good, and the grits were awesome!

For dinner, I got a pizza. It was a 4 cheese pizza, and really tasty. Dad also got a pizza and he said that his was really good. Mom got the scallops with grits and she and dad both said that it was amazing.
And this is what Michael did during dinner.
On Saturday, we didn't get up till almost 11:00! We ate a late breakfast of pancakes, sausage, bacon and eggs. Then got ready and went for a drive.
This is driving down Steamboat Landing. Such a pretty drive with the Live Oaks and the Spanish moss making a canopy over the road.
Here is what was at the end of the road. There were people fishing and crabbing off the pier and small boats going in and out.
Then we went to look for dolphins at the bay. We saw a few, but I wasn't able to take any pictures.
Again, you can see that Michael is sleeping his way through this entire vacation!
Mom and Dad with Michael. Too bad he is in the shadow!
Saturday night, we went back to the bay to watch the sunset. It was such a beautiful sunset!

So peacful

One happy Momma




Andrew asked me what my favorite thing about the weekend was, and I would have to say standing on the beach, holding my son in my arms, watching the sunset! That is a moment I will never forget.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekend Away

Michael and I spent this past weekend at the beach with my parents. They were down there for the week, and so we drove down Thursday afternoon, and came home Sunday afternoon. Andrew had to work, so he wasn't able to come with us. This was Michael's first "vacation" and his first time seeing the ocean. Here are just two of the many pictures I took while we were down there. I will do a more detailed post when I have more time.  
Michael slept most of the trip. It seems like every time we were taking pictures, he was asleep. He did wake up a few minutes after we took these pictures, and was not happy. It was really windy on the beach, so I think that probably had something to do with it. We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Thanks Mom and Dad, we had a great time!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Growing boy!

Michael had his two month check up last week, here are his stats:

Weight: 12.56 lbs - 57th percentile
Height: 23.75 in. - 67th percentile
Head circumference: 15.51 in. - 25th percentile

The doctor said he was doing wonderful, and is just perfect. A Mama can never hear that enough!
He also got one shot. He did really well and only cried for a few seconds. I cried more than he did! I can't imagine him getting multiple shots at one time. Not sure I would have survived. He didn't really have any side affects from the shots, Thank God! He did sleep all day, and then had a low grade fever at night. So overall, he handled the shot very well.  We go back in a month for his next shot, and then will go back every month until he has had them all.

And just cause I think he is so cute, here are some pictures of him hanging out with me at work last week.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Fun at Strawberry Hill

A couple weeks ago, we went to Strawberry Hill with of Andrew's family. It was a beautiful day and warmer then usual for October.   We enjoyed lunch in the cafe, and then a relaxing afternoon at the "farm."
While Amy, Mike, Abby and Maggie went on a hay ride, we stayed back and enjoyed the rocking chairs.
They said the hay ride was a lot of fun, and maybe next year, it will be something Michael will enjoy. This year, he would have slept through the whole thing.
Our happy little family

Scarecrow Andrew
Scarecrow Michael
What a good looking couple!
Mimi and Poppa with Michael

Comfortable in Poppa's arms
Sleeping in Daddy's arms (Michael did a lot of sleeping that day)

Mimi and Michael
Aunt Amy, Uncle Mike and Michael
Mimi and Poppa with the grandbabies
Maggie loves her baby cousin

If you live in the area, I would highly recommend taking a trip to Strawberry Hill this fall.