Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dancing Machine

Landon has always enjoyed music and grooving to the beat but today at lunch he was really getting down to the Bieber and Ke$ha. He has really perfected his Harlem Shake. I am hoping tonight that we can get a video of him dancing continually. He was basically dancing in between bites. It was so cute and he isn't that bad if I say so myself. He obviously gets his rhythm from me.

Trip to the North Pole

Seeing that we only have a week before Christmas we decided it is high time to take a trip down to the North Pole to Santa's House. It really was an experience. When we arrived to Santa's house we walked into his living room and listened to Santa tell us the story and meaning of Christmas. He also told us the story about the Night Before Christmas. Landon and all of the other children listened with wonder.

We eventually made our way to Santa's sleigh room. Since we were only wanting a picture we were able to skip ahead of everyone and sneak in for our photo. This Santa is the real deal. He spends so much time with each child. He instructs them to write down three things that they would like for Christmas then he gives them ribbon for each package and instructs them to place it under the tree on Christmas Eve so that he can wrap their present in it. If that doesn't make you believe in him then I don't know what will. I am looking forward to going back next year and having Landon actually talk to him.

Showing Daddy the Trains

Waiting for his turn with Santa.

Finally it was Landon's turn. Classic!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


In order to fully concentrate on the task at hand you MUST stick your tongue out. In this situation we are DESPERATELY trying to remove the cap on a diet coke.

Just the Way You Are

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change.
You're Amazing
Just the Way You Are!

And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause you're Amazing
Just the Way You Are!

16 Months Old

It's hard to believe that Landon is almost a year and a half. It seems like just yesterday I was holding a little 7 pound baby in my arms. It amazes me how much he has changed and learned in a year. I never realized before having a child how much can happen in a year.

Landon's Stats:
At 16 months Landon is weighing in at 21 pounds and is 30 inches tall.

Landon is the most amazing 1 year old out there and it isn't because he is my son. He truly is amazing. I love our little conversations and late night giggles (late as in 8:30). Landon doesn't sit still anymore. Now that he is walking or even running sometimes he is everywhere! And if he isn't walking around he is climbing up the stairs or on the furniture. It is hard to believe that 6 weeks ago he wanted nothing to do with walking independently and now look at him! Amazing, right? I told you.

The past month we have been working on a few more tricks that we are trying to perfect.

- Learning the different parts of our body. We pretty much have the face down (nose, ears, mouth, eyes). Now we need to learn everything else.
- Eating with a spoon and fork. If we can just realize that you can't flip the spoon over while there is food on it then we will be good to go.

I have also noticed that Landon is acting more and more like a little boy verses a baby. The past few weeks he has been making random grunting noises. He isn't in pain or anything so I am not really sure why he does it. I am trying to figure out if it is a toddler thing, a boy thing, or just a Landon thing. It really is funny to watch and hear.



1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
2. a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of heights.
3. concern or anxiety; solicitude: a fear for someone's safety.
4. reverential awe, esp. toward god.
5. that which causes a feeling of being afraid; that of which a person is afraid: Cancer is a common fear.

A boyfriend for Christmas

Savannah had a nice long talk with Santa Paws and all she REALLY wanted for Christmas was a new boyfriend. She really hasn't been the same since her last boyfriend left her. They were together for over two years and one day he just vanished like yesterday's trash. I guess Santa thought she was a good little doggie this year because he delivered her present early this year.

It looks like Puppy Love to me.

Bedtime Routine

Like most families with small children we have developed a bedtime routine. I think the consistency helps Landon understand that when we are brushing our teeth it is almost time for bed. Recently due to the cold weather we have added an additional step to our routine - putting lotion on his cheeks. They have been getting a little chapped with the colder climate. Naturally Landon likes to help by putting some on mommy and daddy. But this is the funny part, he thinks that it is toothpaste so he mimics the noise that the "toothbrush" makes and proceeds to put a giant glob of lotion in our mouth. As gross as it is to eat lotion for dinner it is really cute to see him do it and he is so proud of himself for helping brush mommy and daddy's teeth.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tonight's Ride Home

Here is a little story for everyone. I have a few more coming up in future blogs so be on the look out.

Tonight on our ride home from daycare Landon found a pair of his old shoes in the back seat and proceeded to try and put them on. I heard him talking so at the next light I turned around to check it out and there he was with his shoe in his hands trying to get it onto his foot. He eventually gave up and decided to remove his socks instead.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Two for you, One for me!

Trying out the dog food actually took a lot longer then I thought it would. I figured as soon as he figured out how to pick things up and put them in his mouth he would have gone for the dog food but he has been really good until recently. In the past few weeks he has decided it is a lot of fun to "feed" Savannah and in the second video you will see he wanted to try it for himself.

Dear December

Dear December,

I have missed you so much! I am so glad you have finally arrived and we have 31 wonderful days to spend together. When you come around my house is full of warmth and holiday cheer. I can’t wait to see what all you have in store for us this year. I have already made plans for baking cookies, decorating the tree, Christmas parties with friends and family but I am sure you have a few surprises for us too. Cheers to you December and month of giving to others and spending time with the people we love!


The Walls Family

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tickle Me Elmo

This toy is actually a little creepy in my opinion. I am not sure yet what the obsession was so many years ago but I can tell you that Landon gets a big kick out of it. He gets overly excited and starts to imitate Elmo's movements. It is hilarious to watch. You can't help laughing along with him.

Falling forward laughing like Elmo

Bending backwards like Elmo

This is actually his overly excited face.

Elmo, even though you creep me out thank you for bringing so much joy to my son.

Cell Phones

I am not sure when this happened but for at least the past few weeks Landon has been obsessed with cell phones. It doesn't matter if it is a real one or his pretend ones. If he sees a phone he will pick it up say hello and start walking around talking in his little jibberish. Friday when he did it I am pretty sure he was talking to Adam since he wasn't home. Landon picked up his little play phone and said "Hello, Dada"? It sounded more like "Wellow Dada".

It is really hard to get a decent photo of him since he likes to walk and talk at the same time. I managed to grab a few that will let you get the idea. This is seriously one of the cutest things I have seen him do but I am sure there will be many more in the future.

Who needs a phone or clothes for that matter?

Sick Day

November 15, 2010

Landon has put us through the ringer lately with his illnesses. First he had an ear infection, then it was an allergic reaction to his medicine, and now he has pink eye (Happy Birthday Daddy!).

Adam stayed home the last time Landon was sick so it was my turn to work from home. Considering he wasn't feeling well he was in a very good mood and helped me get a lot of work done.

Here are a few photos from our sick day.

Last Saturday

For those of you who do not I am going to be an auntie again (YEA!!!). My sister is expanding her family again and will be having her daughter Samantha in January. Last Saturday we headed down to Lynchburg to celebrate.

It was so nice to see her and her family down there. It is only three hours away but we don't make head down there as often as we should. I was hoping to get some photos of the kids together but we were so busy having fun and chatting that I totally forgot to get my camera out. I will say that Landon had a lot of fun playing with all of the other kids at the party and his cousin Jennifer. He didn't even have a nap he was having so much fun.

I am hoping to make another trip before Christmas and will PROMISE to get photos of them together. In the meantime here is a picture of my little JP I stole from her mom's facebook.

Is she not the cutest Minnie Mouse you have ever seen?

Just one of the guys!

Landon wants to be one of the guys so bad. He loves his cousin Bobby and tonight he hung out with him and his friends while they played video games. Don't worry Bubs one of these days you will be able to play with the big boys, but no rush ok?

Stair Climber

I am not a big fan of having to go up and down the stairs. The stair climber at the gym is definitely my least favorite thing to do. Landon however makes it look like so much fun that I am starting to have a change of heart.

He climbed up the stairs at least a dozen times tonight. He is really becoming a pro at it. We haven't decided if that is a good thing or not. We have gates at our house but when we visit others he will be up the stairs before you know it. Tonight we also tried sliding down (on mommy's lap of course) and he LOVED it!

And if you haven't noticed we are still teething. I even kept a bib on him most of the night. It is virtually impossible to keep his shirts clean these days.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

We had a such a fun day today! Our little family has so much to be thankful for and it was so nice to share it with our family.

The day started out our day with the 1st Annual Walls Family Breakfast. This is a new tradition that I hope we continue in the years to come. Cooking the actual Thanksgiving feast is A LOT of work and I am not sure if I can handle all of the pressure but breakfast I can do. It was a lot of fun cooking with my little helper. He really loves being in the kitchen and "cooking" with mommy.

After breakfast and a little relaxing we headed over to Landon's Grandparents house for a Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Jessie and Joe. I contributed my Great Grandmother's Cranberry Relish. I had never made it before and I must say it turned out pretty good. Of course everything Joe and Jessie made was delicious. Thank you for all that you did today. It was wonderful!

It was a great day spending time with family. I am looking forward to a mother/son day tomorrow since daddy has to work. Hopefully I will have time to fill you in on the last three weeks. We have been really busy and I have a lot of stories to share.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Landon is officially a walker now. It didn't take him long to get the hang of it and now he is unstoppable. I have been trying to get some photos of him walking and it is definitely easier said than done.

Walking Away from the camera

Walking toward the camera


My little man has broken out with another rash. This will his second breakout in about a month. The first time he broke out with tiny pink bumps and the doctor told us it was his body's reaction to a virus leaving his body. We were told it would dissipate in 3-5 days. This time his rash was a much brighter red and seemed to cover more of his body. Adam took him to the doctor and it turns out he is allergic to penicillin. At this time he is almost fully recovered thank goodness. As bad as the rash was we were very happy that the reaction wasn't more severe. So if anyone ever has to take Landon to the doctor or hospital PLEASE make sure you tell them he is allergic to penicillin and anything related to it.

I tried to get some pictures but the bumps are hard to see in the photos.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Love This!

I don't think I need to say much in this post. I love, love, love seeing my boys together! I will say I am sorry to Adam for cropping you out of the shot but the beauty of this photo is the way Landon is looking at you.

Landon and Adam on game day 10/31/2010
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