Wednesday, November 20, 2013

14 Month Fun :)

 New Fall Clothes
 Pumpkin Patch
 Family Fun at the Pumpkin Patch
 Boo at the Zoo
 Ready for the Halloween Party at Mrs. Kay's House
 Our little pirate...he had a really cute hat that he wouldn't wear
 Ready to trick or treat...notice no hat or jacket by this point :)
First trip to the Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg
 Looking at all the cool fish

 First Gatlinburg Trip
 Enjoying Cades Cove with his buddy Gage
More Cades Cove fun with Ryleigh

 We love going to Cades Cove and it was the best ever now that we have little man :)
 This child LOVES being outside and looking around
 His first arcade win at Fanny Farkle
 Rainforest Zoo in Pigeon Forge
Celebrating Nanny's Birthday

Health: Caleb has 8 teeth now, and I am pretty sure we are working on getting a few more. Still has his blonde hair that is getting longer and longer. I think it's time for the first haircut :(.  We have somehow avoided any sickness this month and have had a happy boy except for a little teething. 

Nutrition: Still working on taking  away the bottle, and we are doing much better. He normally is only getting one or two a day now. He is pretty much eating the same foods, but we have tried grapes and the little poptart bites this month and both of them were a SUCCESS!

Sleep: He is still a great sleeper. PRAISE THE LORD!!! 

Toys:   On our Gatlinburg trip Caleb got a stuffed deer as his souvenir. He LOVES his deer and walks around holding it. This is one of his new favorite toys.

Skills:   He is pretty much repeating ANYTHING we say. One of his new things is saying " OH TOODLES". It is one of the cutest things I have ever seen in my life. He is also saying " Oh Man!" when he drops something. It is so funny, because he sounds so country saying it. He is  pointing to his cup and saying "cup" when he is thirsty.
We are in a full sprint  now. The little wobbly walk days are pretty much over unless he is really tired.

Clothing:  We are mainly wearing 12-18 month and 18 month clothes now. He is in a size  5 or 5 1/2 shoe depending on the brand. We have to get a few new pairs of shoes this month for our big boy.  We are still using Pampers and he is wearing a size 4 in those. are looking like and acting like such a big boy now. Mommy and Daddy love you so much!
"Every good and perfect gift comes from above" James 1:17

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

First Gatlinburg Trip

Over the holiday weekend we took a trip with our wonderful friends The Stevens' and The Pody's to Gatlinburg. We could not have asked for better weather, food or friends. EVERYTHING was just perfect! Here is a quick look at all of the fun we had.

 The first day we found a little diner and store by our hotel to eat for lunch. While we were finishing up our lunch the daddy's found the perfect size buggy to cruise the little guys around in :)
 This was the look I got when I told him to say "Cheese"

After our lunch we decided our first day fun would be a trip to the Ripley's Aquarium!
 Daddy and Caleb ready to check out the aquarium 
 He loved looking around. There was so much to see :)
 Looks like daddy is teaching him lots in this picture
 Look at all of the fish
 He loved these little peephole tanks where he could stand by himself and look in
 All three kiddos checking out the stingrays
 Mommy has to get a pic with little man every now and then
 He normally really likes dinosaurs, but I have to admit this one was a little scary. A little too close for comfort.
 Daddy and Caleb inside the tank :)
 He loved this. Daddy had to pry his little fingers off the tank when it was time to leave :(
 Future Scuba Diver
After a day at the aquarium we finished our evening with dinner at Calhoun's and a trip to the Christmas Place.
 A Visit to the Christmas Place Store in Pigeon Forge

The next day we started our day off right with a big breakfast at Log Cabin and then began the journey out to Cade's Cove.
 Daddy's with their boys enjoying the beautiful outdoors
Looks like these two cuties are having a serious conversation

 My two favorite boys :)
 Our best attempt at a family picture for the day
 Admiring God's beautiful creation
These wild boys LOVED running free
 He thought he was so cool riding shotgun and looking out the window.
After a day spent at Cade's Cove we enjoyed a late lunch at the Old Mill and a night of fun cruising the strip and playing games at Fanny Farkle's  in downtown Gatlinburg.
 Daddy won little man two balls during our fun at Fanny Farkle
On our third day, we took a morning trip to the Rainforest Zoo and had lunch at AppleBarn.
Checking out the emu with daddy
Loving being outside at the zoo
Of course, we must get a family picture at the zoo
He was amazed by the waterfall
After our fun morning at the zoo we headed to AppleBarn for lunch. Unfortunately, we had an hour and thirty minute wait. Thank goodness, there were leaves everywhere because this entertained the little kiddos during our long wait.
Daddy and his little buddy playing in the leaves
This was after a fall in the leaves
Finally, we ended our last night with pizza at Mellow Mushroom. Caleb, was really excited about this because pizza is his favorite.
This child LOVES pizza :)
He couldn't get is fast enough picking it up with his hands, so he decided to just gulp it up from the plate.

We had so much fun taking our little man to Gatlinburg for the first time. It is a trip full of memories that we will never forget. We are so blessed to have wonderful friends to share fun times and make memories with.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall Fun :)

It's finally FALL which equals lots of fun times for our little family. Fall clothes, playing outside, football, pumpkin patch, Halloween and lots of FUN! Here is a snapshot of what we have been up to the past few weekends.

First Sunday to break out our new fall clothes:) He looks like such a big boy in this outfit
Checking out the leaves
" What did you say?"
Petting the goats at the pumpkin patch
I guess petting wasn't enough, so now we tried to ride the goat at the petting zoo. Don't worry the goat's owner told us to do it :)
Someone was a little grumpy on pumpkin patch day
Riding the hayride with daddy
Train ride with mommy
Checking out the pumpkins, or as Caleb called them "basketballs".
Such a cutie even if he was grumpy

" Look, I found a basketball"
My Heart 
Big Daddy and Momma T came to the pumpkin patch too :)
So blessed with these two boys
 Riding the "scarousel" at Boo at the Zoo with daddy
 Of course we ,daddy, chose the deer to ride on
The monster princess and the little pirate enjoying Boo at the Zoo  together...these two kiddos LOVE each other.

Just rocking in our new pocket tee

Spider cookies were a success at Caleb's party :)

Halloween morning before the party at Mrs. Kay's...this child knows that my phone= pictures and he refuses to look up

Our little pirate would not wear his hat and didn't care for his pirate jacket either. We avoided the rain for a little bit and were able to trick or treat to a few houses "or go in people's houses if your Caleb" and go on a short hayride around the neighborhood.

Happy Halloween and Fall Y'all...Love the Ross'