Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas in Pictures

The Byrds have been a busy family over the last few days! We got a new camera at our first Christmas celebration in Lebanon, so no pictures of that one since the old camera was broken, but it was a fun time with LOTS of family! Here is the rest...

We kicked off Christmas Eve with a visit to Mimi.

Then headed to my parents house where Will couldn't keep his hand out of the nuts and bolts (our family's version of chex mix.) Whoever had the bowl was the person he wanted to sit with!

Sitting between Lu and Buck, eating of course. We quickly learned that present opening wasn't the most exciting thing for him this year, though he liked to play with the tissue paper, boxes, books and toys after someone else had opened them!

Posing with the aunts, Anna first. 

Then Susan.

Back home late that night to get ready for Christmas morning at our house. Next year there will be two stockings! Hard to believe!

After church we headed to Brownsville for Christmas with Rob's family. Will was right in the middle of things!

He and Lily actually played together without him injuring her! For the most part anyway.

Then back to Big Byrd and Byrdie's house where they put on their matching pajamas (thanks Byrdie!) and opened more presents.

We got pics with both grandparents!

Will rocking away on his horse.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Saturday we took Will for his first Christmas at Opryland. We went to see the lights the night we got engaged, so the first year we were married we decided we would make it a tradition. We didn't get to go last year because of our sweet newborn, so I was excited to go back! 

Family pic

He kept looking at Rob instead of at me, but I think it's cute!

Doesn't he look excited?

Pretty tree!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hair Cut!

Will finally got his hair cut today! He was so good and didn't cry at all. She was great with him and very quick so I think he was just trying to figure out what was going on and didn't have time to get upset. Now for some before and after pictures!

The first three are from breakfast this morning. It was over his ears, way down his neck, and just everywhere!

And now for the haircut!

He doesn't look happy here, but he never whined at all, he didn't make a sound, just looked around the whole time!

I had my arm up to hold him in the chair and keep him from throwing his arm up to feel what was going on!

He was checking out the hair that was hitting the floor.

Yep, all that hair covering my hand and the drape is his, there was a lot!

All done! Much better! He looks like such a big boy now!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Well November has been a month of sickness around here. Will caught his first big cold at the beginning of November and and it lasted for two weeks. I had it too so we were both sickly. After two weeks he seemed better from about Saturday to Tuesday, but he never really started eating like he had been. By the Wednesday before Thanksgiving he wasn't really eating at all and was starting to get fussy. When we got up on Thanksgiving Day he had some suspicious looking spots on his back and we started to worry that maybe he had chicken pox. My cousin had a brand new baby and we didn't want to spread our sickness so we left and went home. Friday morning we found out that he had a double ear infection from the long cold and hand, foot, and mouth disease. We started on amoxicillin the day after Thanksgiving and on the 8th day of meds he broke out in a big time rash. Turns out he's allergic to penicillin, something that I had been looking for because Rob is too. So our poor boy has spent a whole month being sick, and the ear infection is still there. We are starting new meds tomorrow and our rash is getting much better!

Now some fun pictures to make up for the long post about sickness!

We got a new rug for our den and Will was SO excited. He crawled around on it for about an hour and just loved it!

We went to the park when he was feeling slightly better one day. He loved swinging. It was windy so we wore a hat to avoid ear infection. Obviously we got one anyway!

Helping with the Christmas tree.

I ran to get something and came back to this. But he did help me pick them up and put them back.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

We have a sick boy so that's the best we could do for pictures! More details to come!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 4, 2011

11 Months and a new friend!

Will was 11 months yesterday! He's such a big boy now and has even taken a few steps on his own. I don't have a whole lot of new things to talk about this month, he's just growing like a weed! We are working on the sippy cup because he hates it and gets cut off the bottles next month so we have a problem there. He's constantly on the move and I spend most of my day just keeping up with him as he explores. He's talking up a storm and has started to copy sounds that we make and try to say words that we say. I can't believe he's almost a year old and I have a feeling that very soon his steps will become full out walking! 

The stairs are still a favorite!

Halloween costume- such a cute dinosaur!

He likes to talk on the phone.

Looks like he's up to something!

He likes pictures about as much as I do!

Pushing his wagon around. Not sure why he has Urkel pants, apparently I pulled them up too high!

I came in the room and he was sitting Indian style on the floor. It made me laugh. Looks like he's ready for sitting in a circle at school!

Playing with Nana. Yes I know his hair is too long, just one more month!

In other exciting news, my friend Jessica had her baby Evelyn Gray today, so Will has a new friend! We can't wait to meet her!

Monday, October 3, 2011

10 Months

Will is 10 months old today! I can't believe how big he's getting! He weighs a little over 24 pounds and is 31 inches long. He seems really tall to me but I think he must have a really long torso. I have trouble with clothes for him because 18 month things are getting too short in the stride but I think 24 month clothes will be WAY to long in the legs.

He's eating table foods now and likes most everything we give him, I just need to do a better job of feeding him our food for meals. He seems like he should eat baby food but with 8 teeth he can eat anything really.

He's happy most all the time now and just plays with everything. He favorite thing to do is climb the stairs and throw off anything that might be on them. He's just trying to help me keep them clean I guess. We really need to get a gate because he does a great job going up but he CAN NOT go down. He likes to crawl over to them at the top and just try to dive off. We can't keep anything in his reach anymore because he likes to pick everything up and either eat it or throw it down.

He's precious! And we have fun together every day!

Fall=Football, Fair, and Fun!

Going to see what the guys are talking about!

Playing with his football while we wait for the band to go by!

Dressed in their orange together!

Hanging out with Ashley and Watson!

All that tailgating made him tired!

Will and I went to Fayetteville during the fair and Rob came down and joined us on Friday for the races. It was a lot of fun!

Will loved watching the horses and people! He even had a horse on his overalls!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Stats and Stairs

Yesterday we went to Will's 9 month appointment and got his official measurements. He is 23 lbs 12 oz and 30 inches. That put him in the 90th and 95th percentiles. I was also told to feed him anything, no restrictions, so I've been giving him bites of everything we eat and he seems to like most of it.

He has a new fascination with the stairs and will go stand at them for minutes at a time. He's too scared to climb them, he just stands at the bottom and looks up. The nice part of this is that I can get things done in the kitchen while he stands at the stairs. But that will be a different story when he decides to start climbing!

This morning.

Tonight after bathtime.