Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Outlaw Wyatt James

Sorry I haven't posted lately. Nate's grandmother was killed in a horrendous car accident the Friday before Thanksgiving, and as he was extremely close to her, and she had been one of the nicest women ever to myself, we've had a hard time with it. Her husband was also injured in the accident and was hospitalized for awhile, but made it home for Thanksgiving and is recovering well. So it's been a rough week, but the funeral was beautiful and we walked away with positive thoughts. I'm not going to dwell on it, but we are hoping this has changed how some people in the family have treated us.

Spent Thanksgiving with close friends I work with and just relaxed and enjoyed each other's company. We had fantastic food and I spent two days baking in my tiny kitchen. My part of the menu consisted of homemade rolls with spiced cinnamon butter, sweet potatoes, brie wrapped in pastry, homemade sangria, pumpkin pie, and berry/rhubarb custard pie. I have great recipes for all of it is anyone's interested. The Sangria was especially yummy!

Nate and I celebrated our anniversary Sunday. We made it one year without killing each other - barely.

I started back to school with the kids yesterday. I hated leaving Wyatt, but he has a great sitter that is just down the road from work and I can see him at lunch if I want. He's her only infant and only one of two full-time children. I'm very happy with her, but I miss my little man soooooo much. I wish I could take him to work with me.

Wyatt is growing! He is such a handsome little dude. He smiles and talks and laughs all day. If he gets cranky, we just need to change a diaper or feed him and he's back to amusing everyone! He's our little outlaw.

As a true outlaw, lounging around in long underware and cowboy boots is a pastime not to be beat.

"Soooooo....you think you can beat me at cards? Here, let me drool on you."

"That's right, wanted in all 50 states"

"Being this cute exhausts me. Keep an eye on things for me Maverick."

Disguised as "Little Earp"


AJ said...

Wow! Three months went fast! The first week back is always rough (for me anyways) but it gets better.

Sorry to hear about Nate's Grandma. My condolences to you both.

Wyatt is such a cutie, I love the last picture!

Dreaming said...

Your little guy is so darn cute!

Way back when..some time AD (after delivery), I went back to work right after Thanksgiving too. It was nice to know that I only had a few weeks before the Christmas break. That kept me going for those first tough, exhausting weeks.
Having a good child care situation is really, really important.
Hang in there!
I hope you find, like I did, that having the teaching job and being a mom were a good mix. I had a professional 'me' and a mommy 'me'. It really was the best of both worlds!

Dreaming said...

Oh, I forgot to add a comment about your relaxing with friends - good for you! But, I can't believe everything that you prepared - not only was I stuffed from reading and imagining all of those yummy things, but I was exhausted about thinking of making them.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

So sorry to hear about Nate's grandma.

Wyatt is getting more adorable every time you post pics. What a cutie!

Wow-you made some scrumptious food for Thanksgivng. We went very simple this year...mostly because I misplaced my 'personal favorites' cookbook in the move and I had to make everything from memory. Ugghhh!

Charlie and Kara said...

Wyatt is such a cutie, I think he looks a lot like you! I absolutely LOVE the cowboy boots. Glad everyting is going well with work, it's hard but having a good daycare makes it much better. So sorry to hear about Grandma, glad you had a great Thanksgiving.

Kara said...

The last pic of Wyatt is sooo cute!! Big blue eyes...watch out girls!!

alanna rose said...

I'm so sorry for your loss :(

Wyatt is such a cutie pie! I want to eat him!!

I am officially requesting recipes for Sangria and Custard Pie :)

The Wades said...

Really, really sorry about Grandma. Sounds like a horrible deal.

That little guy of yours--adorable!! LOVE the last pic so much.