Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Toy!

My parents gave Gage an exersaucer and he is having a blast playing in it. He will sit in and look at all the animals, talk to them and even try to eat them! Such a fun toy...thanks Cac and Pop!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Yummy Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gage's Baby Dedication

October 31st, 2010 was Gage's baby dedication at our church, Longbranch Community Baptist, in Midlothian. This was a special day and one that we will cherish and remember for the rest of our lives. We dedicated Gage to the Lord, knowing that he has a purpose and a plan for his life and that our influence as Christian parents will lead and guide him to find salvation and become a follower of Jesus Christ. This more than anything is our constant prayer for Gage. For him to know, love and have an amazing relationship with the Lord!

Our families were able to attend church and be a part of the dedication. We have an amazing family who loves Gage more than anything, and we are so thankful for them. Ryan's Uncle Eddie flew down from North Carolina for this special day, and it meant so much to us. We hadn't seen him in over 2 years and had a wonderful time spending the weekend together and catching up on life.

The dedication was at the end of the service, which was also Gage's lunch time. He was a little fussy up in front of the church. Needless to say - we didn't get a whole lot of pictures at the dedication, but we all know the importance of that day!

With Pastor Herb Pedersen

Gage playing with the program

Not so happy here..
Ryan and Uncle Eddie

Aunt Amanda and Gage
Eddie and the boy

Amanda and Uncle Eddie - love this pic!PawPaw and Gage

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall Festival, Arboretum and the Lil' Tiger!

Halloween weekend was full of fun, fall activities. My parents came in town for Gage's baby dedication (next post!) and we had a wonderful time. We had been looking forward to going to the Dallas Arboretum to see the pumpkin displays and photograph Gage. We started the morning out on the front porch with my Fun Fall Festival of Foliage and then moved on to the Arboretum. I had so much fun this year decorating my porch, I just had to get some photos of Gage. Hope you enjoy the pics of our fabulous fall day!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Discovery - Feet!!

I like... to eat...
my FEET!!!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


At Gage's 4 month appointment last week, the Pediatrician gave us the ok for cereal and baby food! Gage did NOT like the cereal at first, and I was worried. We have been working with him everyday tryingto get him used to a different taste and texture, other than milk. We added bananas to the cereal and he is doing great, eating every bite! Here are a few pics from the first night.

Humm..that looks interesting... What is this you are putting in my mouth??
I'm not sure I like this...

Mom - why are you doing this to me?
I'll show you...Get that outta here! Got milk?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

4 Months

My little boy turned 4 months October, 27th. I really can't believe how fast the months have flown and its been more of a blessing than I could have ever imagined! Gage is getting such a personality these days, smiling and giggling all the time. He really is a happy baby! This month Gage started rolling over. At first he would push up on his tummy and then roll to his back. Then he would swing his hips over, but that shoulder would get him every time. One day, he was on his tummy rolling from back to front! I just can't believe how much he has grown over the past 4 months, and can't wait to see what the next 4 bring!

Gage Ryan - You are the most special little boy in the world. Your smile is the most exciting part of my day. You make my heart happy and I never thought I could love someone as much as I love you. Happy 4 months baby boy!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Catching Up

Weekend before last was the Floyd (Ryan's mom's side) family reunion. We drove down past Athens to Poynor for the afternoon. We had a great time hanging out with the whole Floyd gang, enjoying great food and wonderful weather.

Gage - the airplane
PawPaw, Ryan and Gage

Paw and his grandson

Aunt Amanda lovin on Gage

Such a tired boy...

After getting back home, we rushed over to spend the evening with our friends at the Grimes home for a Halloween party. All the kiddos were so cute and we had a wonderful time!
The Tiger
Kiddos dressed up

Squished between all that pink :)

Playing before we headed home

I have lots more to post...so stayed tuned. I am going to do one every night until I am caught up!!!