Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy 50th Pawpaw Charlie and Mamaw Maureen!

Today was Carlton's Grandparents' 50th Wedding Anniversary! Carlton, John Turner, and I were so happy to share in their celebration today. You can tell by being around them that they still love each other as much today as they did 50 years ago. Seeing them today made me thankful for my wonderful husband! I am so lucky to have such an amazing husband. We only have 43 more years to make it to our 50th. I look foward to the next 43 years !

Here is a family picture from today

Thursday, November 27, 2008

John Turner- 10 1/2 Weeks Old

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! This year we had something extra to be thankful for, John Turner! He is definitely the biggest blessing we have ever received! Holidays are busy for our family! We don't just go to one place for Thanksgiving. We usually have to eat at at least two places. John Turner was a good sport about all of the traveling. He was a perfect angel all day long(and it was a LONG day for him). We are all home now full and happy! As his shirt says, "We gobbled 'til we wobbled!"

This is John Turner in his favorite spot, up on Daddy's shoulder! He is so happy and content when he is there!

John Turner LOVES bathtime! He is so happy during his bath. He just loves to kick and play in the warm water. His favorite part is having his hair washed! He loves to be wrapped up in his hooded towel after we are done!

I was finally able to capture his adorable pouty face!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Weekend At Gran And Grandpa's- 10 Weeks Old

On Friday I became a hunting camp widow for the weekend. So John Turner and I decided to pack up and head to Gran and Grandpa's house in Needham. He had never spent the night at their house. I have been reluctant to take him anywhere for the night after what happened the last time we tried it. This time he was perfect! He went to sleep both nights without a sound! I was so proud!
We had a great weekend! Aunt Holly and Cousin Carly came and stayed with us Friday night and spent the day with us on Saturday. My Granny cooked lunch for us on Saturday. She always cooks enough to feed an army! It was delicious! Granny's cooking can't be beat! It was nice for John Turner to get to know his Great Grandmother Turner.
After lunch we went into town for Needham Day. Sounds big doesn't it? Well, Needham consists of a three-way stop and two country stores! If you are from a small country town you know what I am talking about. At Needham Day we walked around and looked at the booths that were set up and talked to some people we hadn't talked to in years. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon!
I enjoyed spending time with my family this weekend. John Turner enjoyed all of the spoiling he received from everyone! We will be heading back to Needham very soon!
We are now at home waiting on Daddy! We have really missed him this weekend!

Playing outside at Gran's House

Don't You Just Love My Chubby Cheeks?

John Turner with his Great Grandmother Turner

John Turner with his Gran

John Turner being spoiled by Aunt Holly(as always!)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Our Hunting Camp Adventure!

Since John Turner came home from the hospital Carlton has been trying to talk me into taking him to spend the night at the hunting camp. I told Carlton a few weeks ago that if he would clean the camp from top to bottom(hunting camps are not usually known for their cleanliness!)that we would spend one night there with him soon. Well, he did get that camp cleaned! It was virtually spotless as far as hunting camps go. So I reluctantly agreed that we would spend Friday night with him at the camp. Well, this trip didn't quite go as we had planned! Here is the story!

Carlton got off work around lunch on Friday. When he got home we loaded up all of our stuff. This took about an hour! I think we packed the whole house since John Turner was going with us. The ride up there was great! Not a peep was heard out of the little one. We arrived at the camp, spent another hour unloading everything we brought, set up the pack-n-play(aren't those things supposed to be easy???), and settled in for the night. Carlton decided he would go hunting for a couple of hours. John Turner ate and took a nap. I sat and did what I like to do at the camp-- read a good magazine! Carlton got back and we ate supper and played with John Turner. Well, around 8:30 it was time to eat and get ready for bed as we always do at that time. We fed him, wrapped him up, and layed him down in that wonderful pack-n-play we brought for him to sleep in. We usually hear nothing from him after that. Well this time we did. He began screaming! We tried everything. He screamed until after 11:00! At that point Carlton and I had had enough of our hunting camp adventure. We decided to pack up and head home. So... we spent about another hour loading up everything we had brought while John Turner continued to scream! Once we got on the road John Turner was completely quiet. When we arrrived home we changed him, wrapped him up, and put him in his own bed. After that we did not hear a peep until 6:30 this morning!

Moral of the story: John Turner needs to be in his own bed at night to sleep!
I bet Carlton won't be trying to talk me into bringing him to the hunting camp for a while!

I did get some cute pics before all of the chaos began!!

John Turner and Mommy relaxing at the hunting camp.

Daddy's little hunter!

3 generations of Watts:Jerry Turner Watt(Pop), Carlton Turner Watt & John Turner Watt

Baby Blues!

John Turner is looking at us saying, "Do yall actually think I am going to sleep in this pack-n-play at this hunting camp?"

Sunday, November 2, 2008

One Busy Week!

Fall is always one of the busiest times of the year. It is also my favorite time of the year. I love the cooler-not yet cold- weather, the beautiful colors outside, and all of the fun filled-and usually friends and family filled-occasions. This fall is turning into the most special one of all because of John Turner. Just this week he has already experienced some exciting fall firsts! It has been quite a busy week for the Watt family! Here is a summary of our busy week!

Last Wednesday night our church had its annual Fall Festival. We had a great dinner with our church friends. Then we enjoyed a magic show. After that we went to the gym for some fun fall games and activities. John Turner actually stayed awake and stared wide eyed at all of the little ones running around like crazy in their Halloween costumes. We can't wait to take him next year!

Friday was an exciting day around our house-John Turner's first Halloween! He was the cutest little crocodile you have ever seen. Of course our families came over to spend his first Halloween with him. Our neighborhood is always very busy with trick-or-treaters on Halloween. My sister decided to bring my niece,Carly,to my house to trick-or-treat. After dinner we loaded up on Carlton's buggy(I guess it is good for something other than hunting) and took Carly around the neighborhood. She had a blast! John Turner also went for the ride but fell asleep after stopping at the first house. Next year will be different I'm sure!I posted a slideshow with a bunch of cute Halloween pics. Check it out!

On Saturday night our neighborhood had its annual fall block party. We have them at different times during the year. It was John Turner's first ever block party. It was so much fun to introduce him to all of our neighbors. Many of them have never met him and the ones who had met him hadn't seen him since he first came home from the hospital. There was tons of great food. We also had great entertainment. We feel so fortunate to live in a neighborhood like ours! Linmoor Estates is a very special place in which to live!

On Sunday we took John Turner to church for the first time. Actually.... we just took him to Sunday School and we took him in our class with us. We just don't want him in the church nursery until he has his shots. That is only a few weeks away(boo hoo). Until then we will just keep him in the Sunday School class with us. He was a perfect angel and didn't make a peep the whole time!

So as you can tell we have had quite a busy and exciting week! I can't believe how fast time has flown since John Turner was born. He was 7 weeks old yesterday. I am trying to savor every little smile, cry, coo, etc... because I know before long he will no longer be a baby anymore! BOO HOO!!
Here are some cute pics from this weekend! Enjoy!

A Big Smile For Halloween!

On the way to his first neighborhood block party

On his way to church for the first time!