Thursday, May 28, 2009

We have the helmet!

Today we went to get Griffin's helmet.  I have to say that he did much better than I expected him to do.  The only thing is, he sweats profusely under it!!!!  Since this is the first day, he had it on for one hour, then off for the next hour all day.  By next week, he will be wearing it all day long (23 hours to be exact)!  Every time we took it off he was soaking wet.  :-(  He's adjusting well.  I think Momma just needs time to adjust too.  We haven't added our "touch" to it yet, but the plan is to turn it into a Texas Rangers baseball helmet.  Below are some pics.  Enjoy!

Griffin's first swim....and Grayson's first of the season!

On Memorial Day, we decided to take the boys to our neighborhood pool for a little bit.  I guess we weren't thinking because everyone else had the same idea we did!  Despite the crowd, we still had fun, and it was Griffin's first experience with the pool.  He had to ease into liking it, but by the time it was time to go, he was LOVING it!!!!  Grayson has also gotten much more brave this year.  He used to be very apprehensive about the pool, especially the kiddie pool.  It has a mushroom that is a continuous waterfall and buckets that dump water.  This time, he acted like it was the best thing ever.  Needless to say, we had a great time!  Below are some pictures of their experience.

This was the first time he was set in the water.  Obviously, he wasn't liking it too much.

Then, we moved to this.....Daddy holding him!

Then, to this.....Mommy sitting beside me in the pool.  He LOVED this!

He was happy from that point on!

Grayson getting ready to run around the mushroom waterfall

He insisted  on wearing his goggles.  I think he thought that they would keep him safe.  :-)

Monday, May 4, 2009

David and Goliath-Wright Style ;-)

Grayson decided that he wanted to play like David and Goliath with Dave, and I caught this very funny rendition on camera!  Enjoy!

Like Father, Like Son

Grayson wanted to play and be like Daddy today.  He had the tie on and everything.  The sweetest thing was that he came up to me after he was "dressed" and said, "Mommy, I want to dance with you!"  


Griffin decided to pick up the phone and hold it to his ear today like he was talking on it!  This particular phone rings, and he would pick it up and hold it to his ear when it rang.  :-)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Griffin Talk

Griffin is talking and singing in this video--TOO CUTE!!!  Grayson is talking in the background.  He says something about Dave's pants, but I assure you he had pants on!!!!

9 months old

On April 14th, Griffin turned 9 months old.  I took him to the doctor the same day as Grayson. He only had to get 2 shots.  He weighed 22 lbs., and he was 28 7/8 inches long.  Both of these are in the 75th percentile.  He's such a fun little boy.  He has now gotten tubes, which has helped with ear infections.  He will get his helmet on the 28th of this month.  Then, tomorrow he will go to the podiatrist to see about his ingrown toenails.  He is on the go all the time, so none of this is going to slow him down.  Below are some of his recent pictures.

Standing on the couch looking out the window

Hey mom!

He points to everything and it sounds like he says "Look!"

He would much rather stand on the outside of this rather than be in it.

You can't really tell here, but his hair is starting to curl a little bit in the back!

He's teething like CRAZY!!!

This is how he sleeps- sweet, huh?

Grayson-4 year old Dr.'s Visit

I took Grayson for his check up on his actual birthday.  Poor guy had to get 4 shots.  However, he's growing "like a weed."  He weighed 45 1/2 lbs. and he was 43 1/4 inches tall.  Both of these are in the 95th percentile.  His hearing was GREAT and so was his vision!  He did very well.  I'm so proud of my sweet boy!

April 16th

 April 16th will ALWAYS be a special day to me.  It was the day that Grayson was born.  One might say, "Of course that's special!"  Well, let me share with you the journey that Dave and I went through to get to that day.  

In December 2001, Dave left the church in which he had been serving, and he took another ministry position at a church in Anniston, Alabama.  Little did we know the plans that God had for us there.  I'll be honest, it was tough.  REALLY tough.  In May 2003, Dave knew that his time there was done and told me that he thought we should move to Texas for him to finish his degree in seminary.  Well, as most of you know, I can be a little bit stubborn.  There was NO way that I was moving from Alabama, halfway across the country to Texas.  So, Dave patiently waited on me to listen to God.  In August of that same year, Dave and one of his really good friends, along with some others decided to start a church in the same area.  Dave's friend preached, and Dave led worship.  It was great, and a really refreshing time for us both individually and as a couple.  Even though things were going well, I could still tell Dave wasn't completely happy, and I felt like I was falling apart inside.  In February 2004, there was one particular Sunday where I couldn't contain the fact that I was falling apart anymore.  I didn't really know why, but all I could do was cry.  Nothing, no one, etc. could make me feel better.   People at church were all trying to figure it out.  Here's a peppy girl who is now a wreck.  Something had to be wrong.   So, I did what I knew to do- I went to the gynecologist.  By doing this, my wonderful doc decided to have my hormone levels tested.  Because Dave and I weren't using birth control at the time, he went ahead and referred me to the infertility clinic just in case something was wrong with my hormone levels.  If I did get pregnant, I could have very easily lost a baby.  Turns out that my progesterone was VERY low.  When I mean low, it was virtually non-existent.  Normal levels are 10-15.  Mine was 1.  Here's what all of that means--basically, progesterone is the hormone that helps produce eggs to be fertilized.  I had none of that.  So, they very kindly told me to not count on getting pregnant or if I did, that I wouldn't keep the baby.  They decided to put me on Clomid just in case.  Well, I don't know about you, but when someone tells me that I can't do something, it makes me want to even more.  I immediately wanted to get pregnant.  My desire to have a child got greater with each visit to the doctor.  In the mean time, every friend I had, including my sister in law became pregnant.  I didn't even know how to take this.  It actually made me shut down even more.  How could this happen?  I was meant to be a mommy.  Fast forward to June 2004.  Dave was still pestering me to move to Texas so he could finish seminary.  I was still having none of it.  On June 12, my birthday, I had met my mom in Birmingham to go shopping and have lunch.  I talked with her a little about Dave's desire, but still left for the drive home full of uncertainty.  On my way home, I decided to just talk with God.  Why not?  I was by myself and I needed some answers to my questions about moving.  I began to ask God for a sign....something to let me know that He was in control and moving would be okay.  Immediately, I looked up and saw a flock of birds forming a "V" in the sky right above my car.  Then, I knew.  I went home excitedly and wrote Dave a letter saying that I was finally ready.  The next month was a blur.  We were really stepping out on faith. Neither of us had jobs and Dave was starting school in August.  We moved on July 19th.  That same day we had one last appt. at the doctor.  It was the same old stuff.  When we got to Texas, I immediately started looking for teaching jobs.  I probably annoyed every Human Resources department in the school districts out here.  I finally got a call for one interview.  Thankfully, I was liked well enough to where I got the job, but I wouldn't find that out until August 6th, the Friday before school started.  Dave and I were so excited.  We knew that we had done the right thing by moving to Texas.  On that Sunday, which would have been the 8th, we went out to lunch after church.  We were celebrating my job!  Unfortunately I felt sick, so I didn't get to enjoy my lunch that much. I had a pregnancy test at home, and because I didn't feel normal, I decided to go ahead and take it.  It turned out positive!  Take that infertility doctor!  God's bigger than you!  I started my new job the next day, and the rest is history.

I share this LONG story to say that Grayson is my constant reminder of God's faithfulness.  I know that He is God's blessing to us because we were obedient in moving here.  I'm so glad that He has blessed us with a healthy little guy.  God definitely knew that I needed a visual reminder every day of how much he loves us.  I'm SO THANKFUL!!!

Grayson turns 4!!!

On April 16th, my precious baby boy turned 4!  I can't believe how fast the years have gone by. He is a sweet little man full of life!  He loves to play ball with Daddy, and he currently thinks that everything should be said by singing it.  He keeps us laughing all the time!  Below are some pictures of his dino party.  

Blowing out the candles

Getting ready to open gifts

The gifts

Grayson and Jacob

Eating with friends-we had dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets!

The cake made by my fabulous friend!