Monday, December 28, 2009

A BIG Christmas

A man's blankie!!! (John Deere Tractor)

Where is Baker?

The Fam

Christmas at Nanny's

My little monkeys!


Christmas was very big and exciting this year! Baker loved tearing into his presents....however, I have learned that one or two big presents will suffice. He was a little overwhelmed...which in turn made Mommy a little on edge! Needless to say, we are all very blessed, not only with many material blessings, but with a wonderful family! These were just a few shots I wanted to share out of about 100.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fun Times...

Caleb and Baker with their Great Grandmother Teck
Thanksgiving '09


Bath Time is so much fun now that Baker has someone to dump water on the whole time!!! (Yes....Baker's hair is ridiculously long!)

Just one reason you should never leave your child unattended in a bouncy chair.....on the kitchen table!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

What October was like for us....

October, in a nut shell, has been INSANE!!!! We have literally been busy every single weekend....so much so that I made the mistake of "thinking" to myself...."I can't believe I haven't gotten sick yet. I always get sick when I get run down." And yes....I am just recovering from strep throat. I made it to the first weekend in November. It really was only a matter of time. While October has been hectic, it has probably been one of the most fun months of my life. I have gotten to spend each weekend with a different set of our very best friends. From high school friends to college to church friends to family....it doesn't get much better than that. Here is a quick look into our world....

My high school reunion was a blast. I have been very blessed with seeing my friends over the past ten years, however, it was great to spend time with all of them at the same time. I think we should have our own reunion every couple of years.

THOMAS SHEDDAN GOT MARRIED!!! Could there be a better reason to celebrate! Little Moser! We spent a wonderful, memorable weekend in Memphis with some of our closest, favorite friends. Visiting with them makes me remember all the fun we used to have. I wish they were daily in our lives, but am thankful they are simply in our lives!!!

It is very rare to have friends in your life that truly know you inside and out. These girls were my joys, tears, laughs....my everything. They made me who I am today. I was so happy to get to spend Brandy's 30th birthday with all of them!


The Stewart cousins are my only first cousins. I remember growing up thinking how cool we all were. And now that I am grown up....we are still pretty darn cool. I love our uniqueness and yet the real similarities that we all display. We celebrated cousin Bill's wedding in the Blue Ridge Mtns at the Toccoa River.....could it be any more fitting?!


Halloween was a blast. Josh and I went as Al and Peg Bundy. Our community group at church had a Murder Mystery Party. I am NOT an actress by any means....and am very uncomfortable when I am in those situations. However, I found my role as the sassy, "forward" secretary who was having an affair with her dead boss and did not like all the other "young" actresses very easy to play. Not sure that that is a good thing! It was fun! We spent Halloween night with my family, trick or treating at Teck's. Baker loved answering the door! I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend Halloween.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dancing and Jumping...

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Dancing and jumping on the bed are daily activities in this household. Baker has always enjoyed music and I am seeing that more and more with Caleb. As someone who has always been passionate about music/lyrics/instruments, I hope to instill that in my children one day. As you can see, we always have to dance with both Baker and Caleb....and Baker always has to have Elmo, Big Bird, or Monkey dance too. Mommy's hands get rather full, but wouldn't trade these moments for the world. Caleb's smile and laugh melt my heart! (Oh and Josh just loves when I sing "Isn't HE lovely!" But it makes the kids laugh....I promise I won't sing it when they are older =) )..... And jumping on the bed.......well, boys will be boys. I figure if I can't stop them, I might as well join them!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hasselhoff????



Baker's new thing is unzipping his pjs down and letting his chest hang out. It is absolutely hilarious!!!! I love the personality that my two year old displays! He makes me laugh on a regular basis!

Completely Slacking......









So, I have completely fallen off the wagon with the blog over the past month! Life has gotten busy around here for sure. I can definitely say that we have felt very blessed by friendships lately. My weeks are filled with playdates, lunch dates, bible study, community group, etc. I am still learning daily how to gracefully be a stay at home mom to an active, strong-willed two year old and keep my beautiful 6 month old alive. Today, I fished a piece of plastic out of his mouth that Baker put in there when I wasn't looking.....how long he had been gagging on it is still a mystery. Once my heart started beating again, I literally fell to my knees and thanked the Lord for watching over my babies in all the moments I cannot! The past month has brought lots of fun to our lives: Baker's birthday, Dedicating Caleb at church, Wednesday's Toots Dates with Baker and buddy, Cohen, visits with Uncle Burt, and Florida beating UT!!!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A glimpse in our world....

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Busy times in the Watson household. Baker just turned 2 and Caleb is now 5 months. You can see from the videos that Caleb is an absolute doll. He smiles and laughs all the time. He is my lover child! Baker is a daily joy. His personality gets bigger day by day. He is VERY full of himself. As daddy bribed him with a cookie.....his monkey impression was a little more high pitched than normal! Never a dull moment! I'm truly loving this season of life with my kids!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My Beloved



Oh how often I forget that I am loved.....desired.....wanted.....faithfully and forever! No waiting, no day to day, no empty promises! The Lord calls us his Beloved. He loves us when we are unlovable; He always takes us back; He is always there! His love never fails! I am thankful for the blessing of music that reminds me of these promises.....and always brings me back to Him!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Baker started school!




I'm not sure whose heart broke more this morning.....Baker's or Mommy's. Baker would NOT put on his backpack or carry his lunchbox. So maybe one day he will and I can "recreate" that first day of school picture. This was the best we could do. He had to "show" Elmo his backpack before we could leave. I am so excited for Baker because I know that he will benefit greatly from this opportunity, but I can't help but feel very sad at the moment. Josh told me that they call it "Mother's Day Out" for a reason and I need this too! I'm sure I do, but I definitely miss my baby!

A few highlights...

Sometimes I get on kicks and really do well with updating our blog. This month has not been one of those times. Here is a few pics to let you all know what has been going on in the Watson world!



A few professional pics we had made. Caleb is so huge it makes me laugh! Baker wasn't into them at all!


Gator fun with some of our favorite friends....the Darnells.

Bed time fun!

My angel! It is hard to resist this face!

Baker doesn't love to share toys! he likes to climb in the walker and fly around the house.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Beautiful Ending...



I stumbled upon a song yesterday that has sort of written itself on my heart...so much so that I felt compelled to blog about it.  In so many ways I have never felt more convicted.  I feel, especially recently, that I have been battling a lot of my own selfishness and pride....only looking at life by what is presenting itself on my doorstep at the time.  I feel like I have never more clearly felt the devil's pull challenging my heart and my thoughts.  But when I look closer, I realize that I am the one allowing that door to be opened by my own selfishness.
"And it scares me to think, that I would choose my life over You.  My selfish heart divides me from you.  It tears us apart."
Can you say conviction?  But the song also challenges me....to dig deeper.  It pushes me to think past the present to what we are really here for...what is our purpose.  When I hear the chorus, 
"So tell me, what is our ending?  Will it be beautiful, so beautiful?  Will my life, find me by your side?  Will it be beautiful, so beautiful?"
I stop an think about what is real.  Where do I want to be when my life is all said in done?  Will I have made it past all the hard, challenging times and stood strong?  Stood for what I deep down, truly cling to as truth, and not get lost in my own wants and desires.  I once heard that there are no sidelines on a battefield....you have to pick a side, you have to pick up your sword and fight one way or another.  So although this battle may be difficult, I have to see this life for what it truly is....just a stopping point on my journey....in hope and faith that I will find my beautiful ending.  I want to know...at the end of it all...that I did not fail Him.
"At the end of it all, I wanna be by your side."   

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Giggles, Giggles, Giggles

Gotta love what kids do when you aren't looking!

Our church outfits!

The love before the beating!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Our Gator Fans...

I love to laugh at Mommy!
4 months old today!
Gators are # 1!!!

It is hard to believe that Caleb is already four months old.  He did wonderfully at his check up today, weighing in at a whopping 16 lbs. 8 oz.  He dropped from the 90th percentile to the 80th.  Still a big boy.  He is such a happy baby, only crying when he is hungry or tired.  It has been a refreshing change from how Baker was as a baby.  Baker does not love Caleb too much right now.....just ask him, he will tell you.  However, he is slowly warming up to him.  He does kiss him goodnight now and actually says that he is sorry after he comes up and hits him.  Baker is FULL of himself.  We are definitely seeing the beginnings of the "Terrible 2's" when he does not get what he wants.  However, we are working on our manners and he does pretty well using them....after he screams at me and I give him "the look".  He knows all his colors and is learning his letters.  He can tell you A, I, O, U (we lost the E...oops), Y, L, D, B, V, G, J, S, N....random I know, but he gets to pick one letter out a day to put on the fridge.  He can also tell you (among the common animal sounds) what a peacock and a donkey says, which makes me laugh because only a child whose grandparents live on a farm would know that.  I have definitely struggled with finding a lot of time for me during the day, especially for reading.  So one thing I have tried to start doing is read a small portion of the bible aloud while we are eating breakfast in the mornings.  We have only done it for a week, but Baker seems to enjoy it.  I hope this is something that will become a tradition in our household b/c it definitely gets our day off to a good start!  All in all....Life is good!  We are still learning to be a family of 4 and learning how to do that well.  With each challenge we face, we find joy in the morning!