Saturday, October 30, 2010

Those Holloway Boys are Growing!

Hunter is growing like a weed. He is so smart and curious. He weighs 30 lbs now. He's our skinny boy!
  • He loves baseball. He can play for hours. I am so impressed with his hand-eye coordination. He likes to hit and pitch. He hits the ball, throws the bat down, and yells, "Homerun!" He cheers for the Rangers every time they are on tv. He chants "Let's Go Rangers" while clapping (and sometimes spinning too!)
  • He loves books and cars. He enjoys watching Dora and Mickey Mouse Choo-Express and Road Rally.
  • He is a back seat driver. On the way to church the other day, he told his daddy to "drive with both hands." He also likes to tell us to "go" which doesn't always work because there are other cars around. He knows that red means stop and green means go. He likes to tell his daddy to drive faster.
  • He loves "mac'n" (macaroni and cheese). Anytime we ask him what he wants to eat, that's his answer. Lately, he has been telling us "Me not like that" before he tastes it. Stinker!
  • His new game is getting as many blankets and pillows as he can and pretending he is in a train, boat, airplane, helicopter, etc. He often wants one of us to ride with him.
  • He adores his baby "bruddah". He loves helping and tends to stay right in Tanner's face. The other day, he made a boat in our room. I had put Tanner in his vibrating chair while I was busy doing something. I looked away for a second and looked back and Tanner was no longer where I set him. I found him in Hunter's boat. It scared me to death and first but then we got a good laugh out of it. Hunter was very careful when he picked brother up and moved him. (He showed me how he did it!)
  • Hunter says the funniest things. Here are a few of his recent sayings: "What you do that for? (All questions end in "for" right now") Example: H: Momma, what you doing? Me: Talking to daddy (on the phone) H: What you talking to daddy for? Me: Just telling him I love him. H: What you doing talking to daddy on the phone telling him you love him? Ha! Also, "Are you happy?" We hear this especially when he thinks he is in trouble. At lunch the other day, he got in trouble for something and he asked his daddy, "Are you happy?" Daddy responded, "Yeah, Buddy, I'm happy." Hunter then asked, "Why you talking to me for?" (meaning, why are you talking to me like I'm in trouble?) It is so hard not to laugh when he says things like that when he is supposed to be in trouble!
  • Hunter is a potty trained boy! He won't even go in his pull-up on road trips. We have to pull over on the side of the road for him to go.
I am so in love with this kid. He is a joyful kid with a precious giggle and love for life. God blessed us beyond anything we deserve with our Hunter. We are blessed to be his momma and daddy.

Tanner is our chunky monkey. At 4 months, he weighs 13 lbs 11 oz. and is 25 inches tall. He has great big eyes and long eyelashes. His smile lights up his whole face. He is a content boy and patient. Lately, he has had a big meltdown about 9:00, but it isn't too bad. He is a momma's boy right now (I hope that doesn't change too much!) He rolled over (front to back) for the first time on his 4 month birthday. I probably tried 20 times to get it on video, but stubborn boy wouldn't do it again. He enjoys his bouncer and swing and loves being held. He sleeps like a champ. He's a big boy with great thighs and cheeks. He is a long boy. He wore a Halloween onesie that Hunter wore at 1o months and it was only a tiny bit too big! He's got long feet too. What a joy this boy is!

I am one proud momma of two beautiful boys!

Fun Times with the Holloway Boys

We have been some busy Holloways lately. Life is so much fun with our two sweet boys. We love our down time but we also love doing things that Hunter gets so excited about. Here's just a glimpse of some of the things we have been up to over the last month or so.

Mom's fifth graders went on a day trip to Abilene and was so blessed to be able to make it a family trip. Jimmy, Hunter, and Tanner made the trip with us and we had a blast at the zoo and playing in the Children's museum at the Grace. Hunter really felt like one of the big kids!

Hunter's giraffe face. He loved standing on the bridge and feeding the giraffes his crackers.

Hunter climbing inside the tree at The Grace Museum's children's area.

I love this picture! Daddy and Hunter driving the trains at the museum. Hunter made Daddy wear the hat.

We went to a birthday party at the Corn Maze. While we didn't go through the big maze, Hunter did enjoy going through the kid's hay maze. We loved going on the hay ride to the pumpkin patch. Tanner was a trooper like always. We got some good family pictures for fall.

We always do our "warm-up fair" before we hit the State Fair. Hunter did much better this year. He loved riding the rides and seeing the sites. He got pretty tired while we were there, but had fun nonetheless. He really seemed to enjoy the turkey leg and lemonade. Smart kid! I can't believe how big Hunter is getting!

Momma and Hunter getting ready to ride the train.

I have to admit, I teared up a little watching this tiny guy get his carpet and climb up these tall stairs to go down the big slide ALL BY HIMSELF. I don't know if momma is ready for him to be such a big boy.

This warmed my heart and made me smile all over. Hunter and Daddy on the Ferris Wheel.

This picture is one of my all time favorite pictures of Hunter. He is gorgeous!

This boy has loved tractors since we was a tiny guy. We always have to stop and
"drive" several tractors while we are at the fair.

I am just overwhelmed with love and joy to share my life with my 3 boys. I am so blessed. Thank you God!

Texas State Fair 2010

We took our annual trip to the Texas State Fair recently. I love the fair and I hope my boys will love it as well. It was hot and crowded but we had a great time! As always, the food was great. I think Tanner got a little overstimulated but did great. We can't wait for next year!

Tanner in the stroller. Check out those cheeks and that double chin!

Daddy and Hunter at the car show.

Hunter really loved driving the cars. We may be in trouble! (I love this smile!)

Momma and her favorite 2 year old

Hunter in the railroad exhibit.

Check out those thighs! It was so hot we had to take off his pants. I can't believe how big he already is!

Brother love

Hunter loves the merry-go-round

So big. He had a great time riding the roller coaster and other rides in the kids area.

My sweet Tiny T.

We are so blessed to have two flexible boys who go along for the ride whatever we do. Hunter loves life and gets so excited. We are just flat out blessed to share life with our boys. Thank you God!