Friday, July 30, 2010


July just flew by for us.  Yet again, I have not done a good job in updating the blog.  So here is what we were doing this past month.
We went to Vacation Bible School again this year and Barron was able to enjoy it a lot more this time.  I still went with him, which was fun to see him interacting with other kids.  He gets overly excited about everything, it's so sweet.  Here are a couple iphone pics of him and the kids playing:
We are also still working on our swimming.  He is definitely not close yet, but he has gotten use to wearing a puddle jumper.  It's amazing how it lets him float and kick around the pool by himself.  He won't even let me hold onto him anymore.
My parent's have been asking me for a while to let Barron come stay a week with them.  I finally decided to get over my selfishness and let them have him.  It was so weird being at home without him there.  So Bryan and I pretty much worked the entire week, and went out to dinner every night.
 Barron has been calling my Dad, Papa for over a year now, but he will not call my Mom anything. (I can't completely blame him since she has changed her name on him a few times!)  Well this week he came up with her name:  Mama Gah?  Who knows if it will stick.
So Papa and Mama Gah decided to get Barron some golf lessons.  There is a video of the lesson and it is crazy to see him actually swing by himself at the end.
He also got to see a lot of family.  I just wish I was there to see them too!
Papa and Mama Gah took Barron to Memphis to see Aunt Amy and Eric and Mama Gah's family.  Aunt Amy was sweet enough to not only let Barron stay with her, but also to sleep with her that night.
As sad as I am that I was not there for Barron's first visit to the Zoo, I am just glad he got to finally go!

As good as July is for my business, I will be happy to see it go.  I'm ready for a little bit of freedom now that the summer season is about to end.  I'm also ready for a break from the heat, but that won't be happening for a while!

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Past Month...

This has been an extremely busy summer trying to get Willow + Woods opened and spending as much time as possible with my boys.  Pretty much every hour of the day I spend either working or getting home as fast as possible to Barron.  Barron has gotten a lot of Daddy time.  I don't think Barron realizes how lucky he is to have such a wonderful father.  I know I count my blessings every day!
This is what Barron looks like when he eats spaghetti with Dada and not Mama helping him out.  Bryan said Barron decided to put the fork down and start eating it with his hands, it's hard for me to look at.
Barron also likes to pile all of his toys on top of Dada when he is trying to watch tv.  I think it's Barron's way of getting the attention back on himself.
Barron just finished taking swimming lessons.  We had to go 4 days a week for 2 weeks, which was a lot!  I am not really sure how well Barron did.  He does not float at all, but the teacher kept telling me "he has a strong kick." (I think she was just trying to say something positive.)

He is holding on with his life here, because he does NOT like being on his back.  
We also had a visit by Uncle Wiley and Aunt Courtney.  They were sweet enough to come stay with us and I know Barron really enjoyed it.  We love Wawa, we have lots of conversations with him on our fake phone!
I promise I will be back soon!