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.