Uncle Josh...

Grady's uncle Josh has started a blog.
Let's see if he will keep it up to date! ha!

Go check it out:


It's been a while since I last blogged but we've had a sick little monkey. Last Sunday, Grady woke up with a fever and it got up to 103.4 by Sunday night. I took him to the doctor Monday and his pediatrician discovered he had a lower respiratory infection along with a level 9 (out of 10) ear infection.

So here we are again...three breathing treatments per day along with an antibiotic and we are on the road to recovery.

He doesn't mind the machine as long as he is in control of his mask. We used to have to hold him down and give him treatments, but he has gotten much better!

Last Saturday was Grady's friend Eli's birthday. We went over and had his favorite meal, spaghetti and celebrated with Gigi's cupcakes! yum! He turned 4 but Grady is bigger than him! He is such a sweet little boy.

Grady found Eli's mask.

This morning was our neighborhoods' community yardsale.

I woke Josh up at 7:45 and left Grady and daddy sleeping in bed. We hit the streets for some great buys!

A lady on the back street had some of her handmade items for sale. I got this adorable reversable tie for $8.00. It has an elastic neckband for comfort! Isn't it so cute?
The same girl made this little invention and I absolutely LOVE it!
It's for me to keep in my purse for "emergency" situations at restaurants! ha!
I even had to break it out today while we were eating lunch.

I was so excited she had the sock monkey fabric!

I found a file cabinet next door for $10.00. I needed something bigger to file our important documents in.

I found these Southern Living at Home baskets for $5.00 for the pair. I haven't decided what to do with the smaller one.

This hurricane was only $2.00! I want to get a different color candle to go inside of it, but I just couldn't pass it up!
But, this by far was the greatest purchase of the day!
Since Disney, Grady has fallen in love with Buzz Lightyear. Last week at Target, he found this same Buzz and he was $29.99! I don't want to raise him to get EVERYTHING he wants at the exact moment he wants it and thought because this was not a special occasion, we settled on a smaller, much less expensive Buzz. Once I took "Big Buzz" (as he calls it) out of his hands he proceeded to melt down and could not even catch his breath he was so upset. It really was pitiful, but he forgot about once we checked out with "little Buzz". So this morning I found "Big Buzz" for $2.00!!!!!

Grady was beside himself with excitement when I got home with his new friend. All in all, a successful day yardsaling!


Disney World...

Disney was so wonderful!
We are already planning our next trip!
Grady absolutely LOVED it and it was so amazing to watch his eyes light up everytime he saw something exciting. I can see why so many families vacation here every year!

The first night, we had dinner with Goofy and Pluto.
Goofy is now his favorite!

Gigi and Grady out in front of the Swan Hotel
Playing on the grass

We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria.
Here is Pop-Pop and Grady in the pool.
Blowing Bubbles
Sunday night, we went to Downtown Disney. Gigi rode the train with him.
Grady is in the sunlight...mesmerized by Mickey!

With Donald and Daisy Duck
Pop-Pop rode the carousel with him.
The landscaping is so pretty all over Disney!
Monday, we went to Magic Kingdom.
What a magical place!
In front of Cinderella's Castle

Waiting for Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride
on our magic carpet
He loved the Teacups!
Going to get a spot for the parade!
The Castle before the parade
Grady had a good seat!
SpectroMagic Parade
All the characters are so lit up. It is beautiful!
Mickey starting the parade
The Little Mermaid Float
Cinderella and Prince Charming
Tuesday, we headed over to Animal Kingdom. It too was amazing! There wasn't quite as much for Grady here...but we still had a great time!

The best thing we did was the Kilamanjari Safaria. It was a true African Safari. The animals were amazing and there was nothing between us and the animals so it felt so authentic. Grady loved seeing all the wild animals.
The rhinos were so huge!
In Dino-Land. We rode Triceritop Spin. It's just like Dumbo, but dinosaurs.

Waiting in line for Finding Nemo, The Musical!
He loves Nemo, so we couldn't miss this show.
This show felt like we were on Broadway. It was so neat!
We weren't allowed to take pictures once the show began. We ate at the Rainforest Cafe for lunch inside the Animal Kingdom.
Here the boys are afterwards.

We had such a wonderful trip! I can't wait to take Grady back. We are looking at December or February. The weather was great and we were able to do a lot of swimming. However, I'd like to see how the weather is in February because I think it would be perfect for the parks!


Picture Post...

This post contains a lot of pictures. I have been behind on downloading from my camera.

Grady had his BIG Easter Egg Hunt today at Mrs. Carla's.
Last year he was not walking, so he had to crawl to look at the eggs.
He got the hang of it this year pretty quick!

Grady is waiting in line so patiently. He got to be at the front!

Trying to get his Monkey basket on his shoulder for easier carrying.
"I found one!"
I just had to dress him up in his Sunday's best for this special occasion!
At first, he would find an egg and try and open the candy inside. I explained that we would open all candy after all the eggs were found. I didn't want him to miss out on any eggs!
Still trying to open the eggs.
Today was his last day at Mrs. Carla's for 10 days!
Spring Break has officially begun!

Last night, I had a birthday dinner party at the Southern Star in Downtown Chattanooga!

It was so good!

On our way to dinner.
Casey, me, Sara-Kate, Amy, and Kay
Lisa and I
Amy monogrammed a beach towel for me to take to Disney!

Amy and Casey
Me and my boy. He said "Happy to you, Momma!" last night.
Asten got me a new Pandora bracelet! I got my first one a year and a half ago and it is all filled up! He got me the black leather one. I like it because it's different!
Casey got me the "Best Friends" bead so it is the first charm on my new bracelet.
I had a wonderful birthday celebration! I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends!

Just a couple pictures...

Spaghetti Night this week
Playing "Down, Set, Hut" with Dadda
A couple weeks ago, I made these for his actual birthday at Mrs. Carla's

I also made this for us!
Dancing in the kitchen
I'll try to do a better job of uploading to my computer so my posts won't be this long in the future. We leave in the morning for Disney!