Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Spectacular Shower

So, yes, here I am. A very, very pregnant lady. But a very, very pregnant lady that was treated to a marvelous, and by marvelous, I mean spectacular, baby shower.

It was put on by these 2 beautiful ladies, Laura and Jenny. As well as the amazing Debbie Dickson (Laura's mom), who I wasn't able to get a photo of...kind of.

This was the set-up as you walked you can see, it was kind of a May Flowers theme. It was the cutest thing you've ever seen.

Here's the food layout. The layout is one thing, so pretty. The food is a whole other thing...

They made 3 amazing salads - an asian type salad, a spinach salad, and a shrimp/noodle salad. They were probably the best 3 salads I've ever had in my life. Seriously.

And here's the desert spread. Cream puffs, cupcakes, mini brownies, carrot cake, and on and on.

The beautiful mini-brownies. If you can't tell, everything was beautiful.

The marvelous, home-made carrot cake. Equipped with a mini carrot and eatable grass. Sooo good.

Lastly, just a couple shots of opening gifts. Let's just say, I really hope this baby really does come out a girl...because they have prepared me well to dress a little cute girly!!

A few of the attendees (THE Debbie Dixon, far left).

The party favors, filled with candy.

It was a great night. We've been lucky enough to make some great friends in the short time we've been in Florida. I just wish I could somehow pay them all back for how much they do to help and support us Winn's!!!

Thank you again Laura, Jenny, and Debbie, as well as everyone that came!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Gunner Does Florida

Yep, we were lucky enough to get a much needed visit from Mister Gunner and Mere a couple weeks ago. And Gunner was the only one to make it through the trip unscathed. Trevor, Meredith, myself, and Riggs all consecutively got some kind of 24 hour flu...which made for many unpleasant days and nights. Gunner, however, managed to beat that flu, ain't no thang. Although the flu seemed to be our focus the majority of their trip, we still managed to get some fun in.

It all started with the zoo. The boys owned the water area.

There was a lot of interest in all the animals.

Aunt Mere treated Riggs to a ride on his favorite apple.

The boys DEFINITELY owned the train. Twice, I believe. Gunner would have rode it all day if allowed.

There were many a times in the backyard playing around with water and what not. Riggs definitely loved having a built in buddy.

Here's our visitors after an intense evening of play.

Riggs loving having his cousin around. He'll still ask for Gunner on occasion.

We made a trip to Ft. Meyers amidst the flu issues and managed to get to the beach for an hour or so. It was outrageously crowded, but at least we can say we did it!

And finally, I was not smart and tried to do a photo shoot. Why do I even try? I believe Riggs purposefully chooses to get angry and not look at the camera when I actually take the time to photograph him. Plus, we were noobs and left the ISO up way too high after shooting the boys in the shade. FOF ONE MILLION. Nonetheless, here's a little of what we came away with.

Please come back soon Gunner!!!!!!!!!! We promise we won't attempt to make you sick again!!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Some Random Goodness

Before life changes too much I thought I'd slip in another blog post or here are a few pics of our boy/life of late, just keeping it real.

Back in March, you know, waaaaaay back when it was March, because it is already MAY!....Trevor's mission bud, Rolim, and his wife made a visit from Brazil. They were kind enough to stop by our house for a night and re-hash good times. What's awesome is when you hang out with people and are the only one that doesn't speak Portuguese:)

I can't even remember what happened, but there was this one crazy evening where Riggs just kept crying and then suddently I realized he was asleep on me. This NEVER happens. I don't think it's physically possible. Good thing Trevor showed up and could capture the sweet moment of my big baby.

I then had to switch jobs with Dad so he could get a turn. Totally understandable.

And here's another shot of my little mister turned cuddle bug. I LOVE it. He always wants to sit by mom when he's watching a show. He lets me rub his little arms as much as I want! This picture is yet another portrayal of how well, or not well, Riggs and Mom survive when we go on the road with Trevor:)

Lastly, some Saturday in April Dad decided to be "a cool Dad" and have some serious backyard playtime with Riggs. Trevor may kill me for posting this pic, but it pretty much sums up the situation - Dad being a little kid.

That day's uniform.

What I like to call "the perch." Where Dad and son go to look over their land and take inventory of all things outdoor related. This is not a one-time photo people. Every time they go outside.

And the home-made waterslide - tarp, hose, and dish soap. The dish soap also ended the slip and slide time once it made its way to Riggs' eyes, tragic. It sure was fun while it lasted though. Now, Riggs always try to "slide" on his tummy in the beach part of our community swimming pool. Works a litttle less nicely.

It's a tough job being the fun Dad. He sure is good at it!