Thursday, July 30, 2009

a race car for tracecar!

look who got a new big boy bed??? yep. trace is officially BIG now. no more passie (finally!) and no more crib. where is my baby boy?? he is growing up too fast! our house is kinda small for the 4 of us, and b/c of that reason, we have kept trace in his crib up to this point. but when a friend from church graciously offered us this cool race car bed with box springs and mattress for FREE, we couldn't pass it up! and when mom and dad went to the beach with shannon and her fam and trace didn't get to go, we thought it would be the perfect distraction! and it has been! he LOVES his new bed. he says it's so cool. he's right!! he talks about it constantly, and can't wait for cadenwhitt to come spend the nite with him and share his new big boy bed! it is really cute! and hopefully we will be adding onto the house soon, and giving lucas trace's old room, and tracecar and his race car bed will get a new room! so ignore the orange stripes and dino pics on the wall, i am totally aware that the new bed does not match! and it doesn't really have bedding yet, but trace's quilt from bitsy works great for now! i am trying hard to go with the flow at this point in my life! yes, i would LOVE a bigger house, like yesterday, but in the grand scheme of things, our little family fits just snugly in our house as is! i am thankful for family and friends and know that the other things will all work out at some point. we hope! :)
trace was so excited he was jumping on the bed!!!

and i love this one where he is checking out the cool flames!

and this one is probably my fav... sharing his new bed with his baby bro! SWEET BOYS!!

beach bums!

so can anyone guess the significance of the 2 pictures above?? nate and i went to the beach for our 5 yr anniversary, and this was my gift to him :) my creative and cheap gift i might add! yes, it is made out of capt crunch, our favorite cereal!

we left the boys in good hands... they stayed with meme & grandaddy, nae nae & josh, and bitsy & poppi while we were gone. i was leary to leave them but it was nice to get away and relax! nate and i had a great time. things kinda were crazy leading up to the trip, kinda like the devil didn't want us getting there! but we finally made it. despite the speeding ticket in pelham on the way there, but after that it was smooth sailing!!

while at gulf shores, we got to lounge around, shop, go to the movies (we saw the proposal and it was great!) eat dippin dots, fried crabclaws, lots of shrimp for nate, i read two books, soaked up the sun, stuck our toes in the sand... you get the idea! we had a wonderful trip but it was good to get back home to our boys. of course there were cute little boys everywhere i looked at the beach, so it made me miss them even more. but it was very nice to be able to layout at the beach and pool and not worry about the kids! that might have been my fav part, b/c let's face it, laying out days are SO over with 2 lil ones!!

anyways. mom says my pictures were boring without the kids... but here are a few we took of the pretty scenery. and one that we asked a stranger to take of me and nate at sea-n-suds... our most favorite restaurant at the beach. total tradition and i love it!

i think god was showing off here! isn't it pretty?

1/2 birthday

where's lucas???


it is so hard for me to believe that my baby lucas is 6 months old today. seriously... where has time gone? i am having flashbacks to this time on january 30... when i was literally about to pull my baby out! woah. i remember things happening so fast, it seems like one minute i got my epidural and the next minute i was holding lucas in my arms. actually, it was only 50 minutes, so you see why it seemed like only one! everything happened sooo super fast! i remember being so overcome with emotion when i saw lucas for the first time, and just crying and saying, "my baby, he's here, lucas james, my baby!" i guess since i had already been thru the whole birth/labor process with trace, i thought it wouldn't hit me so hard with lucas. but i was wrong! even though i had 9 months to prepare for that glorious day, before we would meet our second son, nothing could truly prepare me for those first moments of seeing lucas, hearing him cry, feeling his sticky skin laying on my chest. aaahhhh, what a sweet sweet time! the lord is so good to us. though i had a few complications toward the end of my pregnancy with preterm labor and going on bedrest at 35 weeks, we had a very smooth and very fast delivery, with zero complications! and then thinking back to how sick i was after lucas was born, fighting high blood pressure, strep throat twice, walking pnemonia, and a yeast infection from all the meds within the first 5 weeks of having lucas, god has seen us through all the hard times! he has never left me, and nothing has happened to me that he didn't allow to happen. when things surprised me, they weren't a surprise to him. it was all in his plan! isn't that awesome?!? i'm not sure how to link like i want to, but i think if you click here it takes you back to that blog i wrote after lucas was born. i remember the exact moment of writing that blog. it was a sweet time, reliving the birth of lucas, and it was also a sweet time with the lord, him speaking to me and comforting me and reminding me of his promises. it is a very long post, but if you wanna read it again, go ahead. birth details, as well as pics of lil baby lucas are there.
anyways. i'm not an eloquent writer/blogger, but i try! i have good intentions so that counts for something! really i just want to say HAPPY 1/2 BIRTHDAY LUCAS JAMES WHITT! you are the best little lucas ever! your mommy and daddy and brother love you so much. you have been such a blessing to us and we thank god for you every day! your sweet smile always brings a smile to my face, and hearing you laugh fills my heart with joy! i pray that you will always feel loved by us, but more importantly, that you will always feel loved by god. he loves you so much and has an awesome plan for you. i can't wait to see what the future holds for you and the rest of our family!

ok. so now for a few pics... wow. hard to believe you used to be so little! weighing in at 7 pounds even and 20 inches long at birth.

and now, weighing in at 16 pounds even and 26 1/2 inches long. lucas went for his 6 month dr visit yesterday. he got a great report and he's just perfect! he is in the 50th% for height, and only in the 23rd% for weight. but everything is good.

and here are some fun facts about lucas these days...
* he loves to smile and laugh at anyone who pays attention to him, especially trace!
* he is eating cereal and fruits and is about to start eating veggies... better him than me. HA
* he is becoming very mobile, he rolls around everywhere! never stays in one place. gone are the days of laying him on the couch for a few minutes!
* he can hold his head up great while laying on his tummy.
* he is starting to sit up for a few seconds at a time on his own. then he gets wobbly and falls!
* he loves to hear himself talk. he squeals and gurgles and blows spit bubbles and he cracks himself up!
* his new little sound is like a baby seal, it is so cute and funny!
* he loves his exersaucer and jump-a-roo.
* he sleeps all night, usually from around 8:30 or 9 pm til 5:30 or 6 am. we are blessed!
* he has 2 little teeth on the bottom, but i think more are trying to come in up top.
* he loves his hands. he is captivated by them. he folds his hands together and will stare at them, chew on them, just whatever!
* he loves to be naked and to be tickled. he loves when nate gets his goozle!
* he loves other kids, esp his cousins! and they all love him too! they affectionately call him lulu or wuwu. and sometimes we call him luc luc. oh, and he really loves his cousin mason, who is only a month younger than him. he may be younger but i did not say smaller- he is about 5 pounds bigger than him! ha. they love to sit facing each other and talk and play at meme's house! it is adorable!
* he is starting to go through an attachment phase, sometimes he cries when he is in a room by himself! he always wants attention!
* he has the softest skin ever after a bath, oh i could just rub him down with lotion and smell him all day long!
* he is starting to get a little more hair! his little fuzzies are growing and it's so soft and cute. i love it!
* he has 2 dimples on his face, they are kinda high up on the right cheek and they are just precious!
* he must have the sweetest skin ever, b/c mosqitoes love to get him :(
* he loves to swing outside, and watch the trees and wind blow. he kinds likes to swim too.
* he is a very happy, laid back baby. just like trace was!
* he is 6 months old today, but will always be his mama's baby boy!
oh, and one more thing... did i mention he is the sweetest, cutest, little cuddly thing and i love him so much!! his little nose, mouth, beautfiul blue eyes, ears, he is just perfect! :)

sitting up for just a second on his own!

so yummy~ the food and lucas. i could just eat him up!

see, told ya i'm cute!

James 1:17 "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

Monday, July 27, 2009

pray pray pray for stellan

Prayers for Stellan

** UPDATE ** they are going to air-lift stellan to children's hospital in boston, where he stayed for almost 2 months of his life when they did an ablation on his heart a few months ago. not sure if they will try and do open heart surgery with a pace maker at this time or not. they want him to be 40 pounds before that surgery, and he is only 22. but it's obvious they are going to have to do something drastic, quick. please continue praying. thank you.

** ORIGINAL POST ** 9 month old baby stellan is not doing well at all. they have called the family in. please join me in praying for this precious boy who has been battling a super fast heart rate since in the womb. he has been in the PICU all weekend and things are really bad this morning.

"lord, we know you are in control. we know you have a great plan for stellan and his family. please sweet jesus be near to them right now. lord touch stellan's body. we would selfishly ask for complete healing, but father if you see fit to heal him in heaven, lord help us understand that he will no longer be suffering. touch stellan's body right now lord. be with the many drs caring for him. and be with his mom lord. i can't imagine what she's feeling but god be near. give his parents and family strength, comfort, and peace like only you can. we trust you lord b/c your ways are better than our ways."

i am so heartbroken for this sweet baby and his family right now. it really doesn't look like he is gonna make it thru this time. but i know god is big he is in control, and i am asking for a miracle now!

please please please join me in praying for sweet stellan. you can read the updates on mckmama's blog at or follow her on twitter @mckmama.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


don't you love their cool punk rock t-shirts from tar-jay?

caden throwing up "game" signs. hysterical!

we had a variety show at church last weekend to raise money for our building fund. i entered trace and caden in it, thinking they could sing and dance to their favorite song, "happy day," by fee. and sing and dance they did! they were hilarious! they weren't too sure at first, but once the chorus came on, they got over their stage fright and started rockin!! there was only one microphone on stage, but we weren't gonna give either of the boys one... we thought they would dance and play air guitar. but caden spotted the mic and grabbed it. i thought trace was gonna run off the stage, but instead he found himself a mic and came back on to perform with caden. it was a hoot! they were the opening act and i was so proud of my little man. i started to video it but had to stop taping when trace ran off the stage! so here are a few pics of the cool Argo Christian Fellowship Rockstars!trace really got into it!!
peace out dudes!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

another (almost) wordless wednesday

bout to go swimming, but he's not diggin the bright sunshine!

swimming for the first time. lucas is not impressed... but trace loved it!

he does seem to like this cute lil hat though!
we went to bitsy and poppi's for dinner on the 4th. fun was had by all!!
and two of my new all time favs:

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward. "
Psalm 127:3

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

let's go RED SOX!!!

TAKE me out to the RED SOX GAME!!

we were able to go to the RED SOX game on saturday, june 27, in atlanta, FOR FREE! nate's friend from work had 2 extra tickets and graciously let us have them. we enjoyed a GREAT day at turner field. although it was VERY hot and humid, when we found our seats to be in the SHADE the ENTIRE time from the overhang of the upper deck, and i was SO EXCITED!! we enjoyed snacking on the (WAY) overpriced food like dippin' dots, lemon chills, pizza and chick-fil-a and we watched a GREAT ball-game. the score was 0-0 til the 6th inning when we (the red sox) finally scored! are you chanting with me, LET'S GO RED SOX! (clap clap clap clap clap!) =) we held off the braves the rest of the game so the final score was 1-0. it was only our 2nd time to get to see them play. BOTH times it was in atlanta, and we WON both times! but ONE DAY we would LOVE to go see the SOX play at FENWAY PARK in BOSTON with clint and silena! one day. maybe one day before we die :) hope you enjoy the pics... sorry i didn't put them up sooner...
pre-game warm ups

woah that's fast!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

(almost) wordless wednesday

poor thing- so hot!

105* at alabama adventure

trace has mama and daddy all to himself!

lucas thinks being so cute is hard work.
fell asleep in saucer, transferred him to play pen. still passed out.
sleepin' in with daddy on saturday.