Dec 27, 2008

Christmas Vacation-First Tooth- Crawling

We started our Christmas vacation going to Arkansas.  We had such a great time. It's been a while since the whole Dennett family (Travis, me, Tyler, Preston, and Carsen) has gone on a road trip. Carsen is getting better riding in the car.  We spent 3 days hanging out with the Wolf family. Carsen was all over the hotel in his walker. Everyone knew him by name by the time we left.
Here's Carsen taking the wheel.  " Where to now?"
He's so advance. Driving at 6.5 months. :-)

When we got back from Arkansas we had to make a quick trip to see Santa Claus. Carsen did real good. He didn't cry at all. Tyler and Preston were eager to tell Santa what they needed. They were hoping it wasn't too late.  It was 5:30 on Christmas Eve. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. That is how the Dennetts to things. :-)

Later that evening we went over to Teresa and David Robertson (my cousins) for a holiday feast Italian style. Teresa really out did herself. Her food was absolutely delicious. Yummy!!!!!
Carsen hung on for as long as he could then just passed out. He was excited about Santa's arrival. 

Carsen's first Christmas...

He woke up to more than one surprise that morning. He got his first tooth! And there is no way he will let you look at it. Much less take a picture of it. He's real sensitive about it.  He loved ripping into the presents and then eating the paper. Thanks to everyone for your gifts. We really had an awesome day! It was our first Christmas waking up with all the boys.  A real blessing. 

Mommy's present taste good!

"Can someone get my glasses... I think it says it's from Santa Claus!"

Later that night we went over to Lara and Justin's house to exchange presents. It seems that every time we go over there Carsen has a first. Well once again he did. Carsen crawled for the first time on all fours. You can hear Lara's baby in the background. 

Dec 22, 2008

Myssy's Christmas Concert

Hello Everyone! Merry Christmas!!! 

I'm such a proud sister... I just have to share this with you.  On December 19th my sister Myssy had a Christmas concert.  I was very excited because I haven't heard my sister sing in such long time. And if you know my family we love to entertain the masses.  Myssy is such a talented singer.  I knew this would be an fun event but I has no idea what an emotional wreck I would be. She has such a way of grabbing your heart when she sings.  This is not a professional recording but you can get the picture of the message. I hope you enjoy this much as much as I did.  BTW... she just had a baby 4 weeks prior. 

Just click on the title of the song.

This is my Dad's favorite Christmas song. She sings it every time like she is singing it to him.  

I thought this was the cutest song about a Christmas puppy. Enjoy!

This song had a special meaning to me. I think I cried the entire time during the song. You can tell at the end, Myssy had a hard time getting the words out.  You'll understand once you listen. 
It didn't help that I was sitting on the front row. :-)

My new favorite Christmas Song. 

Thanks Myssy for reminding me what Christmas is all about!  I love you!! Amanda

Watch your volume on the following video. It's my clip and I was sitting  very close.
Myssy and her little girl Peyton. She is going to be just like her mama!

Dec 13, 2008

My famous Father-in-Law! LOL!

Here's Travis's dad, Larry, in a commercial.  For those of you who know him this will really crack you up.

Carsen LOVES the bath.   I think it is absolutely his favorite thing to do.
 This is usually time he spends with Daddy.  He just adores his Daddy. I'm not jealous at all. :-)
He's as white as the tub! LOL! He gets that from me. 

Carsen in the Christmas Spirit.

This is our K-State look. 

I'm so close....

Dec 5, 2008

Halfway to the First Birthday!

Carsen is 6 months old today. This kid is really growing. I'm not kidding. He weighed 17lbs and 11.5 ozs (50%). Here's the kicker. He's at 28 inches (90%). That is 3 more inches than his 4 month appointment. I guess  he is going to be tall like his Daddy. The doctor also felt 2 teeth buds. Yea!

His latest venture is the walker. It only took him 2 days to figure it out. Now he is all over the place. It's time to start baby proofing the house. I've already had to plug up a few outlets and wrapped up the cords from the blinds. He loves anything hanging.  We are really starting to see his personality come out.  I have a feeling he is going to be a rambunctious little boy. He definitely knows how to get your attention. 

Shout out to Grandma Ulli and Grandpa Larry for the early Christmas present! Carsen LOVES it. Thank you!

Dec 3, 2008

High Chair and Singing....

Carsen has now moved into his high chair. The days of the Bumbo Chair are OVER.  They were nice while they lasted.  I just couldn't keep his concentration in it. He was constantly wanting to grab anything around him.  Nothing was safe. He loves the high chair. He even has a high chair song he likes to sing. Here is a clip of the song while Grandma Ulli  is feeding him.  Enjoy!

"I'm ready to eat Mommy!'

Crazy Hair

Nov 26, 2008


Thanksgiving is here again. I have so much to be thankful for this year.

Travis... He is the most supporting loving husband anyone could ask for. He is the true love of my life. He is my best friend.

Carsen... I have been blessed with the most wonderful baby boy. Carsen has been such a joy in my life. I never knew how much love a heart could feel. I'm thankful to being able to stay at home and spend every moment with him. I don't want to miss anything. 

My Dad...A year ago October the doctors told us he wouldn't make it 6 months. I loved seeing his face walk in the labor/delivery room the day his first grandson was born 9 months later. And everyday I have with him is a special day. He's a fighter.

My mom... The Rock of the family. She is there for my Dad everyday. Even though they are not married anymore, she is by his side through this fight against cancer. I can only hope I have an ounce of her strength. She is an amazing woman. Thanks Mom!

My Bothers and Sisters... We are close family. We love, we fight, we laugh, we sing, we dance. We are all in this together. They are my strength.

Tyler and Preston... I'm thankful to have them in my life. Even though they are my stepsons, I can't help to feel they are also my friends. 

Ulli and Larry... My "in-laws" We've been through a lot this year together. I'm thankful we have become closer and have a greater appreciation for each other. Love you guys!

My friends... I have been blessed with some great friends. I know they will be there for me through anything. I'm very lucky!

Here's a slide show I put together of the people I'm thankful for!

Nov 23, 2008

I can stand!

Ok... I'm so excited and sad at the same time.  Yesterday we (Carsen and I) were at Lara's house just hanging out. I was playing with Carsen on the floor. He was sitting in front of me and I was laying down on my side.   Carsen turned and reached for me.  He rolled over out of the sitting position and landed on his tummy. He reached out and pulled on my shirt and got his knees under him. I was like WOW! But he wasn't finished.  Then he proceeded to pull up on me and stood.  It was amazing. I looked at Lara and started to tear up. I just saw his infancy fade away. He's growing up so fast. Anyway, I just thought I would share my story with you.  I didn't get any pictures of the event. He had such a great time playing with Mason. He was making him laugh so hard. It was cute. It's so neat to see him interact with other kids. 
I love this picture....I took it the other day when we were playing. 

Nov 20, 2008

Sidney is Home!

My new niece is finally here! Isn't she a doll?! I love her very much!

She's so tiny... I totally forgot how small they are. That time is such a blur for me.

How does Travis look with a girl? Hmmm.... Do you think he could handle pink?

Peyton is the cutest thing with her. She is always wanting help. She's going to make a great big sister. 

She's very proud of her little sister. She kept telling Myssy to move Sidney's head toward her so she could see her face. But she looked to comfortable to move her. 

Nov 14, 2008


This is Carsen's 5 month old present. It's the Baby Einstein Jumperoo.  There's so much to do on it. It can get overstimulating at times. He looks to be enjoying it.

We had a cold front come in tonight and Carsen got to wear his new coat. He's so darn cute! He looks so peaceful. :-)

Sidney Lane Thompson is here!!!

Sidney Lane surprised us with an early arrival. She was born November 12th weighing 7 lbs 5 ozs and 19.5 inches long. Not bad stats for being 3 weeks early. My photos are limited because Sidney is still in the NICU. The pictures I have are not very clear. I could not use my flash. Once she is out I will post some better ones. Myssy is doing great except for the fact that she isn't able to hold Sidney. As of tonight the doctors think she will be discharged from NICU tomorrow and go home on Sunday. That is what we are all hoping for. Please keep them in your prayers.

To be continued.....

Nov 10, 2008

Myssy and Chip's Baby Shower

Of course with the help of my mother, I pulled off a "Martha Stewart" couples baby shower. I'm just so impressed with myself. LOL! I live to impress my sister. She is the ultimate "Southern Living" "Martha Stewart" Chickie. There's a lot of  pressure there. :-) It was an Italian cuisine sit down dinner for 2o. Between my sister and myself I was able to come up with all the place settings. Myssy looked absolutely radiant. Sidney Lane will be arriving November 18th. We're all very excited. 

Enjoy my table settings...
Amy and Myssy
Trey and Mom
Jill and Teresa

Nov 9, 2008

Some fun Video Clips...

Making a new sounds with my mouth.

Carsen sitting up for the first time. Don't make fun of the way I'm talking. I think I forgot how to talk like a normal person. :-)

I want to walk!!!!

I'm 5 Months Old!

Another month has gone by and our list of accomplishments are stacking up. Carsen is sitting up, found his feet, eating baby food, talking like crazy ( no real words yet), laughing more, rolling over both directions, sleeping all night, and my favorite.... giving hugs and slobber kisses. He's a boy of many facial expressions. They keep us laughing and running for the camera constantly. Carsen is really close to crawling.  I give it a couple of more weeks.  My life is about to change. :-) 

I'm getting closer to driving my mom crazy.

I found my feet!

Carsen's tough guy look.

I'm sitting up now. 

Nov 3, 2008

Late Halloween Post! Sorry!

We had a GREAT Halloween. We started the evening trick or treating with Peyton. And then went to Troy and Michelle's for the costume party.   Carsen was a Dinosaur and Travis and I went as pirates.  Good Times. 

Troy, Brooks and Travis... all in rare form! :-)

Mary and Preston

Me, Michelle and Mary

Katie and Brooks