Now We Are Four!

KW joined us on November 10, 2010. Thanks for following our journey as a family!

Monday, November 30, 2009

What a Spread!

The Lord has given us so much to be thankful for!

Favorite Thanksgiving Memory #1

The Thanksgiving spread at the Harris Family Gathering

Favorite Thanksgiving Memory #2

Lee and Arden in a staring contest

Favorite Thanksgiving Memory #3

Lee's luscious lips

Favorite Thanksgiving Memory #4

The Harris ladies sitting in a circle and gabbing

Favorite Thanksgiving Memory #5

Lee adoring Landon Holly, his second cousin

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Working Together

Disclaimer:  Lee is wearing the shirt pictured here because he loves his Pawpaw, not because he loves the Jackets!

Yesterday, Brant came over to play while we went to the UGA game (thanks again to Mimi, Lin-Lin, and Pawpaw for giving of their Saturday so we could have a Saturday away!).  After Lee's nap, Brant went in to talk to him and help him wake up.  There was some sweet talking, then the sound of Lee's crib music box, but Brant never returned to the den.  He had climbed into Lee's bed!

The cousins spent the rest of the afternoon working on various projects together...

Working on the rain forest waterfall in Lee's bed...

Working on moving the leaves to other parts of the yard (when we look out our bedroom window, we see a scattering of redbud tree all over)...

Working on popping bubbles...

And working on being little boys!

I hated to miss all the fun - I love having Brant at our house (it doesn't happen enough) and I love that they are starting to play together.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I Fought the Law

I told Lee I was going to take off his shoes this morning, and he ran away from me and crawled behind the chair in his room.  Oh, Lord, help us!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Flash Forward

Lee was hanging out in the glider yesterday, and it occurred to me that I took a picture of him "sitting" in the same spot last November.  Is this even the same baby boy?

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Fence of Containment

We finished the fence this weekend - maybe an all-time record for finishing a project around our house.  We have even returned the wood we did not use already.  Bryan, David, and Patrick did an outstanding job - it looks so good!

Lee's weekend work:  having fun playing with an early delivery from Santa while the guys put the pickets on....

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Place for Little People (and Pets)

Fence at the beginning of Day Two.

We are FINALLY building a fence for our backyard! I would like to say it is for all the dogs I know, but it is really to contain Lee, at least for a portion of our daily playtime. I mean, I do love to watch him go up and down the stairs and the handicap ramp of the Chester Ave Baptist Church (over and over and over), but it is not really our own personal jungle gym.

Pawpaw came and helped us all weekend, and Pat (Pat-Pat to Lee) came today, and we got tons done! And, a special thanks to Pawpaw for helping out on his BIRTHDAY! Happy Birthday, Pawpaw. (Incidentally, Pawpaw's age is now my favorite number, twice. Couldn't have been a better day!)

Lee helped by cutting the grass and winding up the broken tape measure on Day One.

He tested the fence for sturdiness on Day Two.
(Funny note: Lee could easily get outside of the fence at this point, but it did not occur to him to climb over. So, containment is successful so far, even without pickets!)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Enjoying the Moment

I have to work hard at enjoying the moment - I am so busy setting up, taking pictures, or worrying about everyone having a good time that I don't experience the event. Sometimes, I have to stop myself from looking at Lee through the viewfinder, and just look at him... and enjoy him in the moment. So, thinking ahead about Lee's future scrapbook, I realize I missed so many pictures from his first Halloween: with PatPat and Lala, with Pawpaw and Mimi, with Daddy and Mommy, knocking on the door, and the list goes on. But I WAS THERE!

Well, sort of - after stopping him from running into a house, running in the street, or traipsing into a neighbor's flower bed. Next year will be more organized... right? (Don't worry; I'm not that out of touch with reality!)