Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Business in the front, Party in the back....

Okay, so Leyton got his first haircut in December! I teared up watching it get cut, but it was seriously time. Leyton had been sporting a mullet for some time. I never could bring myself to cut it because I kept holding out thinking that his hair might start to curl in the back. Nope.... he has very straight hair. It got to the point that when anyone saw him, they would say, "Oh, business in the front, party in the back!" So, off to see Mrs. Judy we went. It only took like 3 or 4 snips, but he did so good and sat so still! And yes, I kept his hair from his first haircut!

He was playing with this toy in the waiting
area, and fell asleep!!! Everyone started laughing
so hard he woke up! It was so cute!!

Sitting on Mrs. Judy's counter

He played with hair clips the whole time...


Leyton's First Birthday!!!!

I really cannot believe that my little boy turned 1 year old on December 8th!!! It seems like we were just in the hospital having him, but then again, I really cannot remember what life was like before we had him. We celebrated Leyton turning 1 with a family supper. All of our families came, along with Leyton's Godparents (DD, Lewis, Hunt & Gaines, and Brennan and Mary Grace). Mary Grace was sweet enough to take a ton of pictures of Leyton at his party, but I have not downloaded them to our computer yet, so I just have a few that I snapped along the way. Leyton had a great time, and he got so so so much stuff!!!

Our family

Digging into his gifts

Enjoying his own cake and ice cream!!

Eating with DD. I tried to keep his party hat
on him, but he would not leave
it on for long.

Leyton's mini cake just for him!

The big cake for everyone else

Leyton and his cousin, Grafton, playing at the party

First Thanksgiving

Leyton had his first Thanksgiving this year! It sure was a great Thanksgiving. With the scare we had with Jason, and then getting the good news that he had an infection and not a brain tumor (we got the good news the night before Thanksgiving), made for a very thankful day!!! We had Thanksgiving lunch at my cousin Chris's house this year. We had so much good food! And Leyton had a great time!! He loved turkey and mashed potatoes. He also loved playing on Chris's pool table. He would chase the balls all over the table and throw them in the pockets.

We went over to Madge's house that night to have some snack food and visit with the Marleys. Minette and Bo came in town with their 3 girls. Leyton is about 2 months older than Reed, so they got to play and share food a little bit.

Leyton and Reed
Playing on the pool table

Leyton and GG

This is his first time in his forward facing car seat! He
likes it so much better!

Fall Leaves....

Okay... I know that I am WAY behind on posting, but life has sure been busy in this house since November! These are some pics of Leyton over at the Marleys house in November. They had beautiful leaves that had fallen off one of their trees, so we could not resist taking Leyton's pic in all the leaves. He had a blast playing in them!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Prayers for Jason

As most of you know, the past week and been a hard week for the Graeber family. Jason Graeber had sinus infection symptoms starting last Friday. By Sunday, his vision was blurred and his equilibrium off. After going to the doctor on Tuesday, the doctor noticed that one of his eyes was dilated, so she sent him to the ER to have an MRI done. The MRI revealed a mass in Jason's brain. So, they immediated transfered him to Tulane in New Orleans. After several MRI's, bone scans, CT scans, blood tests, etc., we still have dont know what the diagnosis is. All of Jason's films and tests have been sent all around to several neurosurgeons, and they are all calling us back with their opinions. They all seem to agree that this could possibly be just an infection, but that it too could be a tumor. So, Jason is soon going to Houston, TX to the doctors at MD Anderson for the best possible care to find out what is going on and get the best treatment possible. I know that thousands of people all over are praying for Jason, and he already feels all these prayers! He is in great spirits, and he has a faith in our God that cannot be shaken. Karem is a strong and loving wife to Jason, and she is there to fight with him the entire way through this journey. Please keep the prayers coming for Jason and the Graeber family as they start on this journey of the unknown. God is good all of the time!!!!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

11 Months

Well...... he turned 11 months old yesterday. I can't believe I am saying that!! We are in first birthday party mode now!!! We have decided not to do anything huge this year for his birthday, but I still have a lot of planning to do! The only thing that I have new to report is that Leyton and Tootsie are really becoming the best of friends. They play together all the time! First thing in the morning, Leyton looks for Tootsie, and she is waiting on him every morning in his doorway. Tootsie loves the fact that he chases her!!

We had a fun weekend this past weekend! We had a block party in our neighborhood. Thornton was working late on Friday night, so I took Leyton to listen to the band, visit all of our neighbors and eat hamburgers!! He LOVED the band. Everyone passed him around and he did not seem to mind a bit. I hope this becomes a neighborhood tradition because we had a blast! We have so many fun people that live around us. We just hope Daddy can come with us next time! Saturday, Leyton and I went and had lunch at the club with Aubrey, Allie Harris, Melissa Miles, Mary Mason and Stratton. Then we all went downtown to the open house. Sunday, we headed to Cleveland to go to the open house there with my aunts and my grandmother.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Leyton had a wonderful first Halloween!!! He dressed up as a lion cub, and in my opinion, he was just the cutest little lion cub ever!!! He did so well, he never tried to take off his mane or anything. He had so much fun pulling all of the candy out of everyone's bowl!!! He even had his first taste of chocolate! He had a couple of mini mm's and LOVED them!!! And he did put a whole mini milky way in his mouth and i had to rush to get it out before he tried to swallow it! Lets just say i will not let him hold a little candy bar again. After we made the rounds with Leyton, we took him to Sweetie and Heydaddy's and he spent the night with them. Thornton and I headed over to an adult Halloween party at Marley and Bradley's! It was so much fun, and there were so many cute costumes!! All in all, a wonderful first Halloween for our little family!!!

Fred and Wilma Flintstone....

The cutest little lion cub ever!

Digging into the candy bowl at GG and Pop's house

Our little family

Thornton, Leyton, Graydon and Allie Harris..
She was a giraffe... arent they the cutest
little jungle animals???