Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Our Little Family

Julia took some pictures of our little family while she was in town last week! We sure do love our sweet baby Belton!

 Haha, this one is my favorite!! 

 He has started finding his tongue lately!! 

 Matt climbed a tree and got sad when he got stuck. He is getting too old!! (We took these pictures on Matt's birthday- old man!)

 Claire helped teach Belton how to do so big!!
How big is Belton??


Tuesday, July 30, 2013


On our wedding day in 2010, my dad and I unknowingly recreated this photo of my mom and her dad (Belton's namesake) on her wedding day in 1973.
I couldn't love this more!!!

My dad always calls my mom and me twins. I guess this is just another reason why!!

Happy Birthday, Mom!!! I love you! :-)

Monday, July 29, 2013


 This baby still LOVES bath time! Whenever Matt starts the bath water, Belton hears it and immediately starts giggling and crawls to the bathroom as quickly as he can! It's adorable!

Check out that little curl on his head! 

In other news, a couple of weeks ago Belton was cruising along the ottoman until he touched my foot. As soon as he touched it, he said "mama" and he has said it many many times since then! It is so sweet for me that this little guy has figured out my name! 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cow Appreciation Day

This year, we started a new family tradition of dressing up for Chick-fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day!
Matt got home from work before Belton and I got home that afternoon. Matt had created his udders, ears and nose before we even arrived! This guy loves to dress up!!! And we love free food!! (Well, let's face it, I love free anything!)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Busy Times!

We have been BUSY the last few weeks! It's great and I love it! However, I haven't done a good job of keeping up with things on here lately!!

So, Belton attempted some self-feeding with bananas. Sometimes he likes it!
 He played the piano at Grandma and Papaw's house. Grandmom will be so proud when she sees his new skills!! :)

 He stands and cruises and goes from couch to ottoman to Mom's legs like it's nothing! I see walking not too far in the future! (Yikes! :))

 We got to go to Aunt Abbi's bassoon recital.
 Belton actually sat and listened to the great music!

 I am such a sucker for these "hoodie" outfits. Seriously. They're my favorite!!
 Belton found the kid's drawer in the kitchen at Grandmom's house and had a grand time playing in it!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Fourth of July!

 We had a great fourth of July, full of friends, family, fun and food! 

My friend Alissa had us over to make this cute shirt for our little boys! Belton got to match Daddy, Captain America! :-)
We headed over to my parents' house for the festivities. Our good friends the Weldy's came. Most of us swam for a bit!

We ate some yummy food!
 Jennifer lounged while Lillian took a nice nap!

Belton showed off his raspberry skills!

Inhale! ;-)
 Chris, Otto and Marcus had some fun with the red car!

 Family Pictures!

 Happy Fourth!!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Belton: Nine Months

 This month has been a big one for our little guy! 

The first time he pulled up!
He figured out how to sit up on his own, mastered crawling, started pulling up on the ottoman and couch, and then started cruising along the ottoman. He is working on three top teeth, also! We can see the whites of them and feel the bumps. Today one of them finally popped through so now we can feel the little tooth! I've also noticed that when I'm on the phone and I say "bye" to someone while he is playing in the room, Belton will wave! So cute!

It's getting a little bit more difficult to take decent pictures of him! :)
 Belton also got swimmers ear a couple of weeks ago and had a rough time with that. Between his ear and his teeth, he hasn't been a big fan of solid food lately! We keep trying, but we're just grateful that he still gets most of his nutrition from the bottle at this point! We are also working on introducing finger foods and we're hoping that'll help!
Nine Month Stats
Weight: 21 pounds, 13 ounces
Length: 28.75 inches
3 teeth

Belton's sleep hasn't changed much. He had some rough nights when his ear was hurting and because of the teeth he's working on, but overall it's all the same. He's a great sleeper at night, but we have a little bit more difficulty with naps!
He has already started slimming down a little bit since he started crawling! He is growing so fast!!!  He is in mostly 12-18 month clothing and size 4 diapers. Belton is a really happy guy and I have been told several times this month that he is "the perfect blend of Matt and me". We are having a lot of fun watching him grow and seeing his sweet little personality come out. We sure do love him! 

Belton's favorites right now are: crawling, pulling up and cruising along furniture, blowing raspberries, crawling to Mom or Dad and touching our feet/legs until we pick him up, walking with help, milk, reading books, listening to music, playing with measuring cups in the kitchen, jumping while we're holding him, being outside, playing with/watching other kids near his age, playing patty-cake, dancing to the theme song of Bones when we watch it while he's playing, bath time, swimming, sitting up in the shopping cart and taking everything in, being tickled, playing peek-a-boo and discovering new toys! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Matt's Softball Game

We got to go watch Matt play in a softball game last week! 

Belton got to enjoy time with Grandma and Papaw during the game, too!

 Such a sweet picture.

Daddy and Belton