Sunday, February 28, 2010

You slept in Nursery!

You took a nap in nursery... and that my son was a miracle! You have yet to sleep in your 10 months there but Mrs. Laura had the magic touch today :)

Hello? Anybody there? Um yea you thought your car was the phone and when Mommy was on her phone you copied her ha!

Goldfish Man!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Isaac's Birthday

This morning you got up and played cars with Daddy. I just love watching your little hands move them around and hear you say, "Brrrmmmmmmm."

Isaac turned 2 and we went to celebrate with him! Didnt his mommy do an awesome job on that tractor cake?!?!

What did you want to do the whole time? Well play with his cars of course :)

We did get you to participate in the toy scavenger hunt and to wear this handy new tool apron too!

Here is the entire crew!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ten Months Old! And Mommy's Birthday

Happy 10 months my little boy! You are so much fun these days!! I just cant believe you are 2 months away from your 1st birthday.

Here is what life for you as a 10 month old is like:
- size 4 diapers
-12 month clothes
-eating table foods! favs are crackers, ham slices, french fries, bananas
-not really liking your bottles anymore
-developed stranger anxiety
-clap your hands for everything
-have 2 bottom teeth and your 2 top are slowly coming in
-always enjoy bath time
-enjoy interacting with other people
-cars are your favorite!
-can throw a ball
-sign "more" with baby signs
-taking 2 naps
- do wonderful on stroller rides while we go for a run
-tricks are- waving hi, giving high fives, clapping your hands and giving kisses
-you are such a JOY!!!

It continues to get harder and harder to take your monthly picture with Sojo. Here are all the reject.. they definitely show your personality :)

Done with pictures Mom...... Ill show you my tricks though!

Today was Mommy's 27th birthday! Daddy got up and made us birthday muffins and you got to have your first!

You loved them and stuffed them in your mouth as fast as you could :)

We went out for dinner to celebrate too! It was your first time at a Japanese Steakhouse and it was quite the experience. You couldnt get over all the fires that were lit and all the commotion that was going on!

Being my first birthday as a mom, I will honestly have to say that YOU my son are the best birthday gift I could ever ask for. You have given me so much happiness these past 10 months and the joy that you bring to me each day is unmeasurable. And for that reason and many more, I am one blessed woman!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


We went to lunch with Aunt Jen today and found a new love for you- CRACKERS! We both got salads and you at ALL the crackers we had ha!

Your Daddy took me social dancing tonight to learn the Waltz, it was an early birthday present. And you got to stay with Uncle Michael and Lily!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

How about some meat?

For lunch we decided to try some meat for the first time so you had some sliced ham. MAN did you gobble it right up!

Since the ham went so well I decided to give you some chicken for dinner since that is what I cooked for Daddy and I. And it didnt go AS well, but you did like it.

I keep trying to get a picture of your top teeth that are coming in and this is the best yet but you still cant really see them. They are coming though!!

It is getting harder and harder to get you to look at the camera now days so that makes this picture of the 2 of us even more special :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mr. Puppy and french fries!

I reintroduced you to Mr. Puppy today. I am trying to help you have some other security instead of me, especially for nap times. This picture makes me smile because its like you are saying, "Mr. Puppy, are you sure I can trust you?"

I had to clean out some drawers and the closet today so this was your makeshift play pin :)

We had an early bday celebration at Red Robin tonight and mainly because your Daddy smelled burgers being cooked in our neighborhood and decided he needed one too! You were thankful though because you got to have some yummy FRENCH FRIES!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mr. Clingy

This is the view I had of you most of the day today. Everytime we go out of town and then come back you are ALWAYS super clingy to me and wanting to be held. No matter where I go you crawl to find me and then climb up my legs before begging me to pick you up.

It. was. a. long. day!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Climbing the stairs!

Before heading back to NC, we stopped to see Cici and Pipper and tell them bye.

You decided you wanted to climb your first stairs! We had sat you in the floor and werent paying attention and before we knew it you were on the 3rd stair all by yourself!!!

Daddy joined you the rest of the way up and you made it to the top- SO PROUD of yourself too!!!

Hugs for Uncle Moose before heading out....

and a silly picture too :)

7 hours in the car later... we made it home!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Celebrating Life

We had to say goodbye to Poppa's physical body today at his burial. We were grateful to celebrate not only the wonderful life he lived on this earth, but more importantly his eternal life he now has with Jesus! Your Poppa will always be smiling down on you from Heaven!

You wore his signature appearal today- the sweater vest :)

Pottsy sure loved showing you off to everyone at the lunch we had afterwards.

We went to visit VDiddy and Susu after that and you napped with VDid while Mommy and Daddy went on their run. I would have rather been as comfortable and relaxed as you look in this pic ha!

They had Mommy a birthday dinner and I got a special heart cake... you werent sure what to think about the singing :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Giving smiles to everyone!

Today was Poppa's funeral so we went down in the morning to visit with Mimi and help brighten her otherwise sad day... and you did just that :)

You also found another friend- Tyler's girlfriend, Miss Cara! She was so sweet and played with you all afternoon while Mommy got things ready for the funeral. We found an old suitcase of Tyler's toys and you just loved all the cars!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tristan and Olivia

We went to visit your cousins today, Mr. Tristan and Miss Olivia! You fell asleep on the drive down so mommy and daddy had some play time with them while you napped.

Daddy and Tristan put on some silly hats :)

and once you FINALLY woke up you got to play too! They have so many toys you were in heaven.. now if we could only teach you two boys how to share ha!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cheering up Mimi and Potts

We went to visit with Mimi and Potts this morning. They definitely were happy to see you because you always bring a smile to their face and they really needed it after a hard couple of days.
We also spent some much needed time with Cici and Pipper. Cici had gotten you a ball which just so happens to be one of your favorite things now days! We spent most of the night watching you throw it and then chase after it ha!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Good ole Cracker Barrel

We traveled back to Tennessee tonight to be with the family and the best part of the 7 hour drive was CRACKER BARREL!!! For me, you and Daddy :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Our main man Poppa

It was a rainy day Monday, laundry day and a day I sat waiting by the phone. Mimi had called to say that Poppa was having a really bad day so I decided you needed to wear your "Mane Man" outfit for him.
You refused your morning nap so by the afternoon you were flat worn out.. so much so that you fell asleep eating, which was a first for you!

It was a sad day for our family, as our sweet Poppa passed away late in the night. He had been sick since right after Thanksgiving so we were prepared, however it is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one. I will never forget the day this picture was taken- I had just told him that you were going to be a boy and he was SO excited! He had said from day one of me being pregnant that he knew you were going to be a boy.. and one SPECIAL boy at that. The only thing that made him sad was that he wouldnt be able to watch you grow up through the years.

Poppa was Mimi's dad, Cici's grandfather, Mommy's great grandfather and YOUR great great grandfather!

the 5 generations in our family- not many people can say they had a great great grandparent that they actually got to meet

I am so thankful that we were able to take this picture of the 2 of you. It is the only one there is and we will forever cherish it. Poppa was an amazing man and I promise once you get old enough to understand, I will tell you ALL about him!