Thursday, April 30, 2009

Will's First Trip to the Beach

So technically it was Will's third trip to the beach. Let's revisit the first two trips:

Trip #1-August 2008

Clay and I went on vacation with Richard, Julie, and John. Literally, right before we left Birmingham to head to Orange Beach, we were at the doctor confirming that I was pregnant. I was 8 weeks pregnant and no one knew.

Trip #2-January 2009

Clay and I went to Gulf Shores to get away one last time before Will joined us. I was 32 weeks pregnant.

(No need to comment on how HUGE I was.)


April 2009

Mom and Dad invited us to go with them on vacation. We went to Orange Beach for 5 days and had a great time. John wasn't able to go and we missed him.

Will spent probably a total of 20 minutes on the beach the entire time. He did enjoy the sound of the waves and anytime we would go on the balcony he would mellow out.

First time on the was really windy!

Our little family.

Pop, Pat, and Will.

First time leaving the state.

Toes in the sand.

Stuffy Nose

Will has had a stuffy nose for the past day or two and now has a cough. It's just symptoms of the common cold (ITS NOT SWINE FLU), but with that and an upset tummy this morning, he was in an ill mood.

And he enjoys wearing his PJs with one leg on, one leg off. He is an odd child.

I have an appointment to get a hair cut (desperately needed) this morning, so let’s hope he cooperates.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

55 questions from the beach...

So we are still at the beach and I will post about that once we get home, but to pass the time, I stole this from Lisa:

1. What time did you get up this morning? 10:00 A.M. (Parents and hubby watched the babe so I could sleep in)

2. Diamonds or pearls? BOTH!!!

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Bride Wars

4. What is your favorite TV show? Biggest Loser, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Granola bar or Pop-Tart

6. What is your middle name? Legally, Barrett; at birth Carol

7. What food do you dislike? That is a long list, but Chinese food is at the top.

8. What is your favorite CD at moment? No CD's, and I haven't downloaded any music since before the baby. I mostly just listen to whatever is on the radio.

9. What kind of car do you drive? 2007 Lexus IS 250

10. Favorite sandwich? Ham

11. What characteristic do you despise? People who talk to much and don't realize it.

12. Favorite item of clothing? t-shirts

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Europe

14. Favorite brand of clothing? Whatever is on sale.

15. Where would you retire to? The lake or the beach.

16. What was your most memorable birthday? 21st. Hurricane blew through the state so I went home to spend 3 glorious days with the fam and no power. When I returned to Auburn for the LSU game all my closest friend got together to celebrate with me.

17. Favorite sport to watch? Auburn Football

18. Furthest place you are sending this? don't know

20. When is your birthday? 9/17/1983

21. Are you a morning person or a night person? Motherhood makes you flexible--I agree with Lisa's answer

22. What is your shoe size? 5

23. Pets? Winnie

24. Any new and exciting news you 'd like to share with us? Nothing really new and exciting, the most exciting thing that happens now that Will is here has to do with baby poo and I am sure no one wants to hear about that. My how my life has changed.

25. What did you want to be when you were little? A lawyer

26. How are you today? Happy that I am getting to spend time with the fam.

27. What is your favorite candy? Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

28. What is your favorite flower? Tulips

29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Mother's Day...It will be my first and it will be our first trip to the lake.

30. What's your full name? Amanda Carol Barrett Yates

31. What are you listening to right now? Will being fussy and the TV with waves crashing in the background

32. What was the last thing you ate? Strawberry Pop-Tarts

33. Do you wish on stars? No

34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Pink

35. How is the weather right now? Beautiful, and not too hot.

36. The first person you spoke to on the phone today? No one.

37. Favorite soft drink? Dr. Pepper

38. Favorite restaurant? California Pizza Kitchen

39. Real hair color? Strawberry Blonde

40. What was your favorite toy as a child? My bicycle.

41. Summer or winter? Summer!

42. Hugs or kisses? Both

43. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

46. When was the last time you cried? Last night.
47. What is under your bed? SHOES...they won't all fit in my closet

48. What did you do last night? Went out to eat at LuLu's with the fam.

49. What are you afraid of ? Leaving my child.

50. Salty or sweet? Sweet

51. How many keys on your key ring? 2

52. How many years at your current job? less than a year and two months of that I have been on maternity leave

53. Favorite day of the week? Saturday

54. How many towns have you lived in? 3--Moody, Auburn, Wedowee

55. Do you make friends easily? Not really.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Baby Dedication

On Sunday, April 19th, we participated in Baby Dedication at Church. It was a great service, and we had family and friends there to support us. Here are some pictures from the day:


We spent Will's first Easter in Wedowee.
We went to church with MawMaw Yates and spent time with Clay's family.
Here are some pictures from the day:

You can tell Will loved his Easter basket!

Pawpaw, CC, & Will.

Clay, Pawpaw, & Will.

Mommy & Will.

March Visitors

Here are some of our March visitors.
We are so thankful to everyone who stopped by or called.

Tracee, Brantley, & Clancee

Dana, Andee, & Courtney

MawMaw Yates

Aunt Kate & Uncle Gray


Pawpaw Phillip & Shirley

Tabitha, Jason, & Gavin

Kristen & Jordan



Will's Birthday

Will was born March 4th at 4:38 pm at UAB.

He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Mom and Will.

Dad and Will.

The Grandparents:

No Name Pat, Pop, CC, and Pawpaw.

(If anyone would like to make suggestions for No Name Pat, feel free...she is very picky. Clay is currently calling her Big Mama and that is going over REALLY well.)

Uncle John and Will.

The Beginning...

So I set this blog up before Will was born in hopes of documenting all the things that were going on in life, but little man decided to surprise us and come early. Needless to say it has taken me this long to adjust to life with a baby.

This blog will mostly be about Will and our adventures with him. Of course there will be LOTS of pictures. I hope you enjoy keeping up with our little family.