Sunday, February 17, 2013

Party Time! G's 1st Birthday!

We were lucky to celebrate our baby boy turning 1 with all the people that Love him! 
And he is one lucky boy to have so many people that care about him! 

We celebrated with a Carnival Theme at The Locker Room. 

DIY Bday Invitation 

I handmade his outfit for the party. I wanted something fun and unique that wouldn't cost a lot of money!

I even made myself a matching bow and scarf... I didn't want to waste the fabric :)

We were lucky to have Nick's Parents, Sister and Cousin come up for the weekend
and My Aunt, Uncle and Cousins from Chicago came down.

And if you remember back in June when we traveled to North Carolina for my Best Friend Jamie's Wedding . This time she flew in to spend 4 days with us for G's Big Day! We were also lucky to have our best friend Drew come in from Indy for a few days!
DIY Bday Banner

The party was Great! We had Carnival style Food
Funnel Cake, Corn Dogs, Hot Dogs, Trail Mix, Peanuts....

We had Cupcakes and Cakes for dessert... and of course Greyson got to have a cake for himself.

He wasn't too messy. and he is not a fan of a mess on his hands.
There was not a lot of Carnival Games like I planned b/c Greyson was the only kid there.
 But we did set up his Train/Roller Coaster which he had a blast!

We feel so blessed to have so many people that have helped us get through this 1st year. We could not have done it without them.

Thanks for celebrating with us! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

We Made it... ONE YEAR

Wow...Well... We Made it a Year! 
The past year has been 

Well I guess at 12 months we don't have a baby anymore! G is learning and exploring more and more each day! He is always figuring out ways to do new things.

He is a climber and a Runner.
He is a Thinker and a Do'er

He is one of the happiest kids I know.

He is Funny and Loves to Laugh.

 He Loves to Shoot Hoops.. Anywhere

 And is the cutest little naked boy ever!

 Hes  A Cuddlier at times

And has become such a Little Man
He is growing so big! He's 30in Tall and 23 lbs.
I Made a little 12 Month Review for his birthday party! Here is a peek!

We are getting some "Words" Now.
Up and Down.. Just in his own way.
He will say Bentley at Grandma's House..
But still no MaMa or DaDa

This Past Year has been Great. And Nick and I can't wait for what is yet to come.

Greyson is fortunate to have 3 amazing sets of grandparents to Spoil him
and 3 Sets of Great Grandparents to LOVE him.
Lucky to have 5 Aunts that care more for him then he will ever know
An Amazing group of  the Locker Room Staff Family that Watches him, plays with him
and cares about him.
And Blessed to have Uncles to teach him and be there for him!

Thank You from the bottom of our hearts to all of you for being in Greyon's Life!

Here's to Year 2.........

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Look Back at the Holidays

Wow. The Holidays have come and gone....Already!
They seemed to come upon us so quick and in a blink of an eye they were gone.

This year was a little different for us. We added G to the mix. But what do you do to celebrate Christmas with a child who doesn't understand Christmas or Santa or who really doesn't understand toys.

We decided to only get G a couple things. He was going to be getting lots of presents from everyone else and well he likes the paper more than the toys!

Nick was working 3rd shift Christmas eve so we spent some time at My Mom's side of the family and did presents with them. He headed to work and Greyson and I headed home.

Christmas Greyson and I woke up and watched some of the Disney Parade. He LOVES Mickey Mouse and Music so it was perfect then we headed off to my aunt's for Christmas with my Dad's side. Nick got a nap in at my sisters and met us there for brunch!

He was equally spoiled with all the families. He really started to get the hang of unwrapping the presents and I think is going to be a pro when his birthday comes!

He got a Roller Coaster from The Elgers... It was a treat to watch!

A Little Behind the scenes Holiday with The Paneks


10 Month Updates

Wow.. So much has changed for our 10 Month update! Greyson has become such a little man. I love watching him learn new things. He carefully watches everything you do and always wants to try on his own.

Hes Walking... Finally  and is becoming much more of a handful. He was taking a couple steps then crawling for about a week; then decided he could walk and now he's unstoppable.

(First Walking Day!)
I'm impressed with how good his walking has gotten in a the last week. The other day he walked under the table at The Locker Room; ducked under the whole thing and never fell down. He looks like a drunk Frankenstein most days but I love it! He even likes to carry things around the house. Caught him carrying my purse around the house... and he loves to carry derby's leash around. It's such a tease for poor derby.

10 months has brought us such a great sleeper. He tends to go down around 8/8:30pm and sleep until 7:30-8am. Some days he has to be out late with me at work or when our day runs late and he will go down 9-9:30 but still sleeps just as long. He has been a great napper! When were home he will lay down around 10-10:30 and has been sleeping anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours. He usually naps in the afternoon as well but that is not a set time. Depends on where we are, how hard he has been playing ect.

I am still impressed at how well he will fall asleep. Most nights we just lay him in bed with a blankie and Sammie ( his seahorse) and he will go to sleep on his own. Sammie has been a lifesaver on many occasions and  helps him sleep wherever he is. If your every looking for a present for a baby I highly recommend  it!

He still eats really well and eats mainly "people food". He still eats baby food; on occasion. But its nice he eats alot of what we eat so we can share with him when we are out. 
When he is hanging out and helping at The Locker Room he loves to munch on cucumber, green pepper, cheese, and tomatoes. He really loves grilled cheese with avocado!
He has been loving trying to feed himself with the spoon! And can succeed on occasion!
But it is the cutest thing to watch him try and learn!

It helps his teeth are coming in! We haven't had any serious teething issues
But he has his 2 on the bottom.. and now has 3 popping through on the top!

Still growing... But not to quickly. Wearing around 9-12 Months. Some 12 Months is too big still; which kinda stinks because I was buying clothes thinking he was growing so the 12-18 month stuff is rather big... but im sure a growth spurt is coming!

A lil Look at What Pictures have come to :)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas with The Paneks

We headed off to Warrensburg to spend Christmas with the Panek's since Nick was going to have to work Christmas Eve/Christmas.

It was amazing spending time with them. We got to go to the mules game and see Kates Dance, got to hang out with family from Clinton and enjoy the season.

 We even got to spend some Child Free Time with Friends in the City! 

Santa Breakfast at The Locker Room

This year The Locker Room hosted a Santa Breakfast the day after Thanksgiving. 

Downtown Peoria has a Santa Parade the day after Thanksgiving that comes right in front of The Locker Room so it was a perfect time to have it. 

The Santa Parade is the longest running parade in U.S. having its 125th Year this year. 
(Just a little unknown fact for you!)

Santa was there for pictures and of course it was perfect time for Greyson to be an elf!

We had a Great Turn out for the First Year! Greyson Loved Santa.. From a far and Grandma KiKi got some great Pics! 
Notice Greyson Reflection! Such an amazing Pic! 
Hanging out with Grandma KiKi
Aunt Lucy Came to Babysit