The Little Boy & His Mama

Judson
Judson

Deek, Judson and I have been pretty busy over the last several weeks. Between work, church and friends we seem to be constantly on the go.

Judson
Judson

But it sure is fun to celebrate the holidays with a sweet little boy. And Mama and Daddy are never too busy to play.

Judson
Judson

Today we were playing in the nursery, and Deek snapped a few pictures. I think he’s a natural! Judson is a good subject too.

Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson

And she loved a little boy very, very much-

Even more than she loved herself.

– The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

Shark Sighting

Judson the Shark
Judson the Shark

Back in October there was a shark sighting in northern Kentucky!

Judson the Shark
Judson the Shark

He was the cutest shark we had ever seen. It was a snowy day, and so we decided it would be best to stay inside. Our good friend Walker and his parents invited us over to their house for a supper.

The Shark & the Scarecrow
The Shark & the Scarecrow

The shark and the scarecrow had a great time!

I know we’re late to the party, but the first trimester for this pregnancy has been a little worse than with Judson. I’m starting to feel better though! The blog will be updated more frequently, I hope.

Nap Time

Good morning!
Good morning!

Judson is an early bird so he usually greets us around 5:00 each morning.

I'm so glad to see you!
I’m so glad to see you!

You are guaranteed ONE nap all day from this little boy- his morning nap. He usually takes it two hours after he’s been up.

Hi.
Hi.
Peek-a-boo!
Peek-a-boo!
Time to play now.
Time to play now.
Let's go!
Let’s go!

And once he’s up, it is time to play. He loves to play in his nursery.

Play time!
Play time!
Found my diapers!
Found my diapers!

We hope you’re having a good nap time on your Friday!

Thankful

Judson has some exciting news to share from our little family!

I've been waiting to tell you our secret!
I’ve been waiting to tell you our secret!
We are so excited!
We are so excited!

We’re expecting baby #2!

I get a new best friend in June!
I get a new best friend in June!

Our due date is June 11th, and we can hardly wait.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from our little family.

The Anatomy of a Great Escape

This boy has moving on his mind, and has no time to sit still for pictures. Or anything else for that matter.

Judson
Are you still taking my picture, Mama?

He has mastered the art of wiggling away.

Step One
Step One

Step one: Give Mama the look that says, “You’ll never catch me.”

Step Two
Step Two

Step Two: Ask a friend (or a puppy from your Nana) to help you plan your great escape.

Step Three
Step Three

Step three: Swear your friend to secrecy.

Step Four
Step Four

Step Four: Play it cool so that Mama will never suspect a thing.

Nothing to see here, Mama!
Nothing to see here, Mama!
Step Five
Step Five

Step Five: Make a break for it! After giving Mama a cute crooked grin, of course.

Judson | Six Month Stats

I'm six months old!
I’m six months old!

This little boy is six months old.

Judson
Judson

Deek and I have enjoyed six months of funny faces.

Judson
Judson

Six months of sweet little feet.

Judson
Judson

Six months of big blue curious eyes.

Judson
Judson

Six months of wiggles.

Judson
Judson

What life was like before these six months we really can’t remember, but we know that our current days are filled with immeasurable joy.

Judson
Judson

He was meant to be ours, and we were meant to be his.

Judson
Judson

He eats baby food like a champ. Laughs and coos all of the time. Sleeps through the night (most of the time). Loves his mama and daddy. Will be crawling any day now.

Judson
Judson

This is the point where he took his 6 month sticker off, and said, “I’m ready to play, Mama!”

Judson
Judson

Spinach & Sausage Calzone Recipe

Friday night is pizza night at our house. The last couple of Fridays haven’t been home runs with a few new recipes I’ve tried recently, but I think I redeemed myself with this one.

Calzone Recipe
Spinach & Sausage Calzone

Disclaimer: It’s not the prettiest calzone I’ve ever made, but it’s the best one can do with a sweet little 6 month old that thinks he should be held. He likes to see what his mama is doing. Which certainly is fine with his mama…I could hold him forever.


Spinach & Sausage Calzone
1 package of mild ground sausage
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cloves of minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
1 package of refrigerated thin crust pizza dough
1 egg
1 cup of Italian blend cheese
 
First I cooked the ground sausage. Once it’s browned remove the sausage on drain it on a plate. With the remaining fat in the pan toss in the garlic, spices and fresh spinach. Once it’s cooked through put it on a separate plate. Let the meat and spinach cool.
 
Once cooled mix your spinach, meat mixture, egg, and add to it the cheese. Roll our your pizza dough and cut it into sections (depending on the size you would like your calzones). Spoon the mixture into the middle. Use a fork to close the edges, and cut three slits in the top of each for venting.
 
Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Enjoy…we sure did!

Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin Picking!
Pumpkin Picking!

It feels like Fall this morning!

Pumpkin Picking
Pumpkin Picking

So we decided to go pick a few pumpkins for the front porch.

Pumpkin Picking
Pumpkin Picking

Judson loved our little adventure. It was a little cool, but he didn’t mind.

Pumpkin Picking
Pumpkin Picking

We picked up four heirloom pumpkins.

Pumpkin Picking
Pumpkin Picking

I just can’t get over these little overalls! I think little boys were made to wear overalls.

Pumpkin Picking
Pumpkin Picking

Enjoy your Saturday!

Sunday Dinner

Pressure Cooker
Pressure Cooker

Today for Sunday dinner we’re having an old faithful- chicken and rice. Deek requested it, and told me it made him reminisce about being a little boy eating Sunday dinner with his family.

He sure does love his mama and her cooking.

So I got out my tried-and-true pressure cooker. Grandma Shirley insisted when we got married that I needed one of those, and when Grandma Shirley insists you know you need it.

She taught me to make her chicken and dumplings in that pressure cooker, and I’m sure Grandma’s chicken and dumplings are one of the many reasons Deek loves me.

A pressure cooker is kind of scary at the beginning if you’ve never used one, but one lesson from Grandma Shirley and you’re hooked. It’s like magic. You throw a whole chicken and some seasoning in it, lock the lid, and check it after a little while. The result is the most tender, fall off the bone chicken with the perfect chicken stock.

The Start
The Start

Lunch will be ready at noon if y’all get hungry!

Go Dawgs

Little Dawg Fan
Little Dawgs Fan

It’s the start of college football, and we have a very happy Deek at our house!

Judson
Judson

We also have a future quarterback at our house too!

Judson
Judson
Judson
Judson
Judson
Judson
Judson
Judson
Touchdown!
Touchdown!

And that, my friends, is the perfect spiral! Touchdown!

It looks like we have a lefty on our hands, Aunt Meagan!