Monday, June 6, 2011

6 months, a wedding, and more...

Wondering where I've been?! Well... let me try to recap what all has happened since my last post. My best friend from Selma got married on April 30th! (Okay, technically this happened before my last post, but to be fair, I meant for this to be in the last post- it just didn't make sense with Teacher Appreciation Week) Mrs. Clay Fuller Ziegler married Mr. Bryan Ziegler, and I have to say... that was one GREAT wedding. She was the most beautiful bride, and of course in true "Byrd" fashion, it was laid back and turned out to be one of the most enjoyable weddings I've ever been a part of. In fact, I enjoyed myself so much, that I forgot to take pictures during any part of the weekend except for the Bridesmaid Luncheon.

Here's Byrd with some of her lovely bridesmaids.

The lunch was outside at Suzie Q Kirkpatrick's house- what a great hostess. It was actually her birthday, so the bride had a sweet little surprise for her.

We had our own table out front with these awesome lunch boxes.

Since the wedding, we have been full-swing in ear infections. I actually think that John Michael has had the same ear infection since early April. Almost every weekend, we're either at the open doctor's office, or we're praying and counting down the hours until 8am Monday morning. This past month alone, John Michael has had an ear infection, the stomach bug (which he passed around to all of us, including Michael's sister Beth who came to help us), and bronchiolitis. We're talking about getting tubes, but we're trying to hold out until the fall so that JM can make it through two winters with them in.

But that sweet little guy doesn't let sickness hold him down. Even in the midst of having the stomach bug, he would throw up all over me and then look at me and smile. And not in a mischievous way- it was a sweet smile like he was saying, "I'm okay Momma."

He's a little over 6 months now, so we're now really getting into the solid foods. He's been eating solids for a couple of months, but I think now he's just discovered how much he loves food. And he'll eat anything- vegetable, fruit... not sure about the meats just yet though. He reaches for his bottle and pulls it toward his mouth- two nights ago, I let go of it and he fed himself for about 2 minutes... and then dropped it. He rolls everywhere, is trying to crawl (although he hasn't figured out to work the legs and arms at the same time), is somewhat steady sitting up by himself, and he LOVES to bounce in his excersaucer- more on that in the next post.

We noticed how much he loved the bouncy seat at daycare, so we got him his own "recliner" for home. (Warning: picture quality from here on out is terrible... haven't had the camera handy)

He's also sitting up straight in his high chair now, and will throw his ball down while I'm fixing his dinner... sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for that game to begin- you know that game- I'll throw it down and you pick it up 12,000 times... yeah, seriously, the suspense is killing me.

He's in size 2 dipes, wears anywhere between 6-9 month clothes, smiles, laughs, plays with his feet ALL THE TIME, and stares and smiles at Max (and sometimes gets his hands on the whiskers and holds on tight- Max has been WONDERFUL with him though).

He pushes up all the way on his arms while on his tummy, has a funny quirk of tapping one foot on the other leg while taking a bottle, crosses his feet at the ankles while sleeping/swinging/carseat riding/anything, puts everything in his mouth, sucks on one of his washcloths in the bathtub, sucks his thumb, loves any and all blankets, and is one perceptive little guy. We even went on our first outing to the pool... he loves "fimmin in the waddie," although we only got a picture in our fimmin trunks.

In the middle of being sick every other week, I'd say he's one happy fella. And boy do we love him!

I'll let you end on a little video I like to call "Piano Man." The next post will feature "Jumpin Jack Flash."
Piano Man from Kay Sanford on Vimeo.


CherClarke said...

Oh Kay and Michael, he is absolutely adorable! That smile is so precious!!! I can't wait to meet him. Why don't y'all sneak off to GH for a weekend real soon? We'll swim in the pool and help you spoil your little man. The Clarkes and Davises miss the Sanfords!

Caroline Bobo said...

I was looking at my blog feed and said.."That looks like Mama's porch swing!" Aha! Love the post about the wedding..hated to miss out! JM is getting soooo big!!! Cannot believe it. Sounds like ya'll are having a ball with him besides the ear infections and vomit :) We are settled in the ham now and must see each other very soon!!!! yay!!