Saturday, December 27, 2008


I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed Christmas this year. Barron is at an age that is really fun. I did not realize until this past week how much of an entertainer he is. It was fun to watch him interact with my family and keep everyone laughing.
On Christmas Eve, we had my Granddad, Aunt Lauren, and Aunt Leslie over for Turkey Dinner.

Later that night, Bryan and Wiley put together Barron's toys while we watched Christmas Vacation.

The next morning we dressed Barron up as Santa Claus and brought him in the room to see his presents. Bryan wanted to video "Barron's view of entering the room." Barron learned to clap a few weeks ago and is obsessed with it. That is what he is doing here:

Grandmom and Granddad Hutchins gave Barron this blue car. It has been a hit!

Santa Claus left Barron this rocking horse. We have a little longer until we can really play on it, but it looks cute in his room!

Aunt Amy and Uncle Wiley entertaining Barron in his car!

Every year on Christmas day the men go hunting after Brunch and usually the women go to a movie. The men still went but Amy and Mom were nice enough to stay home with me and Barron.

Traveling to Mississippi got easier when we purchased a Suburban back in August. We are able to take with us pretty much everything that Barron needs, by doing that we are always full. We were pretty packed down heading to Mississippi so you can imagine how packed we were leaving after Christmas. Bryan was able to fit everything in and even found some room for Bailey and Dylan.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Barron and Grace

While we were in Oxford, Barron got to see Grace Watkins again. She is the granddaughter of my In-Laws best friends, W.G. and Polly. She is 9 days older than Barron and absolutely precious. The first time they met was when they were 5 and 6 weeks old, back in May (I did a post on it if you are curious).
To set the scene for you I must let you know a little information on Grace. She is the youngest of 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. When Cherry, Barron, and I went to see her the entire Watkins clan was there. Barron on the other hand is the first child and grandchild, his play time is with dogs!!! When Barron and Grace first saw each other Grace was soooo excited.

Here is her reaction:

Unfortunately, here is Barron's reaction:

Grace is very vocal and Barron usually is, but while he was there he was pretty quiet. Barron eventually settled down and started getting use to all of the loud noises and kids running around.

But for the most part he new he couldn't take his eyes off of her. He pretty much starred at her the entire time with his hands in his mouth studying her. It was sweet.

I am sure there are going to be more posts on Grace in the future. Hopefully we will not be as shy the next time.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


When we arrived on Tuesday we arrived to an empty house. The Krutz's had left to see the arrival of Patrick Krutz II. It was a weird start to our holiday week but the end result was wonderful with an Egg Bowl win on Bryan's birthday!!! Here are a few pics of our week:

Barron was being really loud so we decided to pack him up in the trunk for our drive to Oxford.:)

Bryan blowing out the cake in the box. Shortly after this pic Barron reached down and grabbed the cake before Bryan could stop him. We got blue icing everywhere.

We were excited to get to hang out with the Lyon's family. Here is Michael and Jennifer giving me a break and holding Barron.

Enjoying the Win!!!

Thomas Patrick Krutz II

This past week was a big one for the Krutz family. Not only was it our first Thanksgiving with Barron, but we also welcomed a new member into our family. On Tuesday night, Barron's cousin was born; Thomas Patrick Krutz II. We are so excited for Rebecca and Patrick and cannot wait to make many memories with him.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday Playdates

Every Monday a group of Mother's get together with their kids. I have only been twice but it is a lot of fun. Of course all Barron does is watch the rest of the kids play. My good friend Morgan brought her camera and got some cute shots. Here are a few:

Fordham and Sydney playing.

My friend Stacey's son, Fox.

Barron and Josh hanging out. That was Barron's first time to wear that precious outfit but it was too snug. I kept it on him anyways. You can probably tell.

They are both trying to go after each other's faces. I guess it's a boy thing. Josh got the first hit!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Barron's New Shoes

I decided Barron needed some Uggs for this winter, especially since we live in Florida (ha ha). Well they came in Yesterday, so I decided to dress us up for Daddy when he got home from work. I thought we looked pretty cute, and we made him laugh!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Developing Like Crazy!!!

I am a pretty competitive person so it has been worrying me that Barron was not sitting up yet. I told Bryan that I was going to work on it all week so that he was doing it by the time he turned 7 months. Finally, last Thursday something clicked and he started being able to balance himself, so we got it right before we turned 7 months (which was yesterday).

We went to lunch Sunday after Church and Bryan decided to put him in a highchair, which was his first time. He got very excited, I think he realized that he was sitting up at a table like us. The chair was pretty hard so we put some towels for comfort.

So now I have moved on to helping him learn how to crawl. For the last few weeks I have started putting him up on his knees. Immediately he would push him out so that he was on his stomach again. Yesterday, I put him on his knees and he stayed. He even started rocking front to back. I definitely think we still have another month or so but he looked so cute in that position.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Halloween 2008

Well for Barron's first Halloween I was a bad Mom. When we got Barron ready to go out I realized I did not even have my camera. I could not believe that I would have left it at home. We were in Oxford for the Ole Miss/Auburn game (which we won by the way). So at the time all I had was my phone, which I took pictures of him with. The lighting is bad but it is all that I have.
Barron was a turtle that his Grandmother Hutchins was nice enough to find for him. We all thought the head piece looked more like a snake head than a turtle.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Some of my Baby Pics!!!

Last weekend when we were in Columbus visiting my parents we came across some of my baby pictures. I was so excited to see how similar we look at this age. I am sure he will start to look more like Bryan but for now I think it is me.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Barron's New Love

Only in the last month has Barron started to really notice the dogs. Bailey has really caught his eye, mostly because Dylan pays no attention to him. Bailey is the sweetest dog I have ever been around and adores Barron. When Barron gets in the exersaucer he is eye level with Bailey which allows her to go kiss him on the face. Everytime Barron sees her he starts cooing at her hoping to catch her attention. He is even trying to pet her now. It is so sweet and I love the bond that they are creating. I could not imagine Barron growing up in a house with no dogs.

Monday, October 13, 2008

6 Months

It is hard to believe, but Barron is now 6 months. Growing up, me and my sister and brother got to celebrate our half birthdays. So in my household the first half birthday is a pretty big deal.
We went for our 6 month check-up and Barron is the usual, 75% in height and 90% in weight. I looked back at all of his measurements and he has always been that, weird. Barron is 27 inches long and 20 pounds, 14 ounces. Bryan requested that I inform everyone that he is in the 95-97% in head measurement. There is a big head club in the Krutz Family, so Bryan appointed Barron President!!!

Now that I found out how precious Barron is in a bonnet, I have been looking for another outfit with one. I was able to find this cute one. He was in it for about 10 minutes until he threw up all over it. About 1 minute after this picture was taken.

I had to put this picture on here because I love his expression . I think he looks a little scared, like what are you about to do to me.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sorry Aunt Amy

Aunt Amy was nice enough to go get us Barron's first love the Exersaucer. Barron loved it for a while and has gotten tired of it. We had heard about the "Jumparoo" so decided it was time to go get it. It has springs which allow him to sit and jump, hopefully exercising those legs!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Barron's Baptism

This past Sunday Barron got Baptised at Point Washington Methodist Church. Both of Barron's Grandparents as well as his Aunt Amy and Uncle Wiley came. It was so sweet of everyone to drive this far to only stay a weekend. It was a special day.

Barron's Great Aunt Emily is the most talented seamstress who sewed his gown and bonnet for him. He looked absolutely precious in it. I decided I am going to regularly put the bonnet on him. Hopefully his father will play along!!!