Tuesday, November 27, 2007

November is slippin' slippin' slippin'...

The past few weeks have been more of the kind I'm becoming so accustomed to...the passing me by in a flash type. Wyatt and I had a very surreal and happy visit at Johnny and Debbie's house 2 weekends back. Our friend Allison is in town from London with her sweet little chicken baby girl. She came with her sister Anna, and Anna's son Luke. Johnny & Deb had 3 year old Kyler and 1 year old Kyra on hand to assist in hosting us all. It was very strange and wonderfully pleasant to take Wyatt into this place with a few good arm-fulls of other smaller people, and the fact that these were people I've known for so long....it was indeed a strange new experience. We had a tasty little pizza, and Allison brought a wonderful avocado/tomato salad, along with some outrageous cookies that made me forget immediately that little issue I have walking away from the sugar bowl. We all stayed and enjoyed until the smallest friends started falling apart. Our next visit is this weekend, without the babies...should be nice to try that rare child-free gathering thing again as well.

That evening, after arriving home, Wyatt had some nice guy time with David. They really enjoy seeing each other, and especially after an absent spell. I admit there are many photos posted of David and Wyatt...but they are so rugged/handsome and cute I cannot help myself. They are dear together...and the photos, well, I am compelled to share with any of you who are interested. So here you go:

And then of course, we enjoyed Thanksgiving to its fullest. We were heartfelt in our gratitude for such a wonderful year, and so deeply grateful to share it with so much wonderful family. We had a happy dozen of us at our house for an incredible meal, mostly prepared by Cici, but with great assistance by Grandpa Bob, Grandma Lucille, and Aunt Trish. And as if we couldn't be any more thankful...we have another year of wonder ahead of us as Trish works on growing another special baby to warm our happy hearts. This year must be the most joy filled year I've ever known...and I hope to see it topped by the next one!

Last note for the night must not neglect the monumental appearance of Wyatt's second tooth. We've been admiring it for about a week now, and I suspect Wyatt has tried it out on the few opportunities that he has chomped avocado, banana and tofu bits. He seems to enjoy the variety, and we're all figuring it out as we go along.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Small, but well loved

Wyatt's gramps came by to see him this morning. He was on his way to Arkansas for a few weeks, and we were lucky enough to have him stop in on his way through town to have some of David's wonderful egg sandwiches and coffee before his trip. Gramps was asking...what we hope for Wyatt to be when he grows up. Healthy and happy...following his heart. He will, of course, be experienced in building things, electrical engineering, mechanical work, soccer, martial arts, music, cooking, gardening and fishing, along with the art of telling fish stories. No pressure Wyatt....really, we all just love you so much, and have so much we want to share with you. Whatever you want to run with is okay by us.

Papa Dap had a few sweet moments today with the smallest one. It means so much to me that David is so good together with Wyatt. If love and support gives him any advantage in life, he should be gearing up for a truly great one.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Boy in a Box

Young Wyatt, as I'm told many young children do, seems to REALLY enjoy playing in a cardboard box. I'm not exactly sure what the allure is, but he seems pretty darned happy sitting and playing in a plain cardboard box. As long as he's happy, I'm happy!

Weekend before last, Wyatt and DeeDra went for a nice Saturday bike ride. They both love to get out and enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful November weather. Wyatt seems completely at home in the bike cart, and pretty soon we'll remove the infant adapter and he'll sit in it more like a chair. And as you can see below, Wyatt enjoys waving to the masses from his chariot.

On Saturday, Wyatt's proud aunt and uncle were in Fort Worth and came by for a visit. My brother Michael and his wife Jennifer were in Fort Worth for the annual motorcycle show over at the convention center. They got a little quality time with Wyatt before his bedtime and we had a very classy dinner... pizza from the Mellow Mushroom! None for Wyatt, of course, since he's still on the mostly liquid baby food and had already eaten his turkey-vegetable-dinner and green beans. I think he'll like pizza much better, but DeeDra tells me I need to pretend to like vegetables in front of Wyatt so he'll be fooled into thinking they taste good. If he inherited many of Papa Dap's taste buds, it'll be a VERY tough sell.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

And Tigger too....

Cici gave Wyatt his very first halloween costume....and I'm tellin' you he was pretty darn cute with that little diaper-padded bottom giving his tail nice emphasis,
and those blue eyes surrounded by orange tigger ears. David took him to Cici's Wednesday morning for the day. He showed up in costume, delighting Cici so much that she promptly took him to see the adoring neighbors, Drew and Sam. Later that afternoon she was able to run him by to see his great great aunt Louise, and to see his great mema and pops. Fortunately for us, Mimi was able to come over after work and help us get the little Tigger fed and bathed, while we took care of the hungry ghouls at the door. He didn't get any candy this year, but he did get a dollar bill treat from mema and pops...to put in his Tigger bank.