Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What a trooper...

We drove about 30 hours total, there and back, for Thanksgiving!  Colin had never been in the car (or his car seat) for that long!  He was PERFECT!  It takes us about 7.5 hours to get to Charlotte and then about 6 to get up to DC.  Plus we stopped twice each leg of the trip to feed Colin and change his diaper... it was definitely a long trip!

Colin slept almost the whole time... and only had one freak out - which was probably more my fault.  I knew he had a dirty diaper, so I thought we could just change it, put him back in his car seat and go.... nope... the little man was hungry after that and let us know!  But really I was so happy that we had such a smooth trip.

And yes, he still slept good at night!  In fact, he slept for longer intervals... I'm guessing because of all the excitment during the day!  I did a video of our drive back to Huntsville.  Hope it works =)

(P.S.  Marge is our Garmin.  Garet named her...)

Monday, November 29, 2010


For Thanksgiving this year we traveled to Bethesda, Maryland to be with Garet's family.  We decided that it would stop in Charlotte, stay the night with my parents, and then continue the drive (to split up the 14 hour drive!)  We had a lot of people come by while we were in Charlotte to see us Colin.

My sister-in-law, Kailey, was especially excited to meet Colin.  This is her first nephew!  The next day she was leaving to go see my brother in California!  He will finally get to meet Colin at Christmas!  Here is Colin with his aunt!

The trip couldn't have gone better!  Colin was PERFECT!  He was great in the car (he slept) and he was wonderful meeting everyone!  He was passed around and didn't complain once =)
When we got to Maryland Colin met Garet's grandfather, and got to see Garet's mom again!
We also got to see Garet's dad and his wife.  It was great to get a picture of 3 generations of Beane's!

We had a packed week!  Garet has 4 older sisters... one of them is about to give birth to a baby girl in North Carolina, so her and her family couldn't come, but the other 3 sisters and their families were there.  Colin got to meet 8 of his 12 cousins! and a few of Garet's friends that are still in the area.  It was a lot of fun!

We had so much fun visiting with family! 

Friday, November 26, 2010

2 Months...

Colin was 2 months old last Tuesday!
- Smiles a lot!  -and I think he is close to laughing... can't wait to hear that!
- Still not loving tummy time, but holds his head up really well when he's on your shoulder
- Makes great eye contact, and follows us around when we are walking
- Still eats every 3 hours
- Has been sleeping up to 5.5 hours at night (woo hoo!) and takes about 4-5 naps a day, although most of them are only 30 minutes or so.  He is very alert! This week he slept for 6.5 hours one night!
- coos and "talks" to us
- Likes his bath time
- Grabs onto things (like my hair!)
- Follows noises with his eyes
- Loves being able to see everything that's going on - like when he's on someone's shoulder, or sitting up in his swing.
- Likes walks and car rides, and most of the time both of these put him right to sleep!

He is such an angel!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...

I took a billion pictures and just wasn't happy with any of them... so I used an outtake =)
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Last weekend...

I thought this was funny and had to share...
Last weekend, my mom left on Saturday.  On Sunday the Carolina Panthers played.  I've mentioned here and here how we are still fans even though we live so far away, and they are NEVER televised here (unless they are playing Tennessee).  Well, Garet has satellite radio, so he can hear the games... the problem?  He can only listen to it in the car.  Solution?  Bring the grill, fire pit, and chairs to the front yard... then open the garage, bring the car out (because the satellite doesn't pick up reception in the garage) and hang out in the front yard...

He grilled out and hung out during the game.  I think he is showing me his cookie...

I believe I have also confessed that I am a fair weather fan... it's bad of me I know, but at least I'm honest about it.  And the Panthers, unfortunately, are bad.  Real bad.  So what was I doing?

(don't worry, I wasn't really asleep)

Thursday, November 18, 2010


While my mom was here I got all the cloth diapers washed and ready for Colin!  I put one on him and bursted out laughing!

Don't they look a tad big?  =)  But they did their job, so I think they fit him fine.  It's just that they are a one size diaper... see the snaps?  They allow the diaper to get bigger as Colin grows.

So... I am going to stick with it and hope nothing creeps outta there!  I am really excited about getting started with the cloth!  We have a bit of traveling coming up - which I have decided that it would be easier to use disposable for.  So, once things settle down after Thanksgiving, it will be cloth all the way!  Woo Hoo!

Plus look how cute his little bootie is!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Doctor visit...

My baby had his 2 month doctor's appointment this morning.  He will be 8 weeks old tomorrow!  Crazy!
He did sooo good at the appointment.  This one is known for the shots they get =( 
I kept trying to prepare myself.  I knew he would cry, but geez... he screamed!  The sad part was he was so content just staring at me when she stuck his poor little leg.  So I saw his facial expression go from happy to really mad!  So sad! 

But, my boy is growing!  He is now 11 lbs. 5 oz. and 22.5 inches long!  He is in the 50% for both height and weight.  Yay Colin!
He was pretty fussy (as they said he would be) but now he is content just hanging out.  What a sweet baby!

Monday, November 15, 2010

FREE cards...

So, Shutterfly is doing a promotion... if you blog about their website, you will get 50 FREE holiday cards!  I love sending out Christmas cards, so this is perfect!  I am definitely using this for my 2010 Christmas cards!  They have some really cute styles too!

You can have a card with multiple pictures...

Or just one...

Or instead of just a flat notecard, you can get a card that folds...

I am really excited about this!  I just love working with pictures - I seriously get started on pictures and can spend hours playing!  Crazy right?!  At Shutterfly you can get a picture put on just about anything!  Or you can create a photobook or poster... it is really neat (and good prices!  AND if you sign up with them, they send you promotions all the time!)

Anyway, if you want to get in on the fun just click here to sign up!  Or if you have twitter go here for the same promotion!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Visit from Grandmama...

What a great visit we've had with Grandmama!  Garet had to go out of town for the week for work, so my mom came to stay with me, Colin and Suzi.  What a blessing it was to her here!  And obviously Colin loved having her!

We had fun dressing up Colin, we got a lot of errands done, we even went out to a shopping mall to walk around.  I actually got quite few pictures of Colin and me... I am so thankful because most of the time I'm behind the camera!

Grandmama, of course, brought some clothes!  And boy does Colin look so handsome in them!  I just love the little jeans on him!  They are a little big, but oh so cute!

I have so much fun with this precious child!

We picked Garet up at the airport yesterday.  I love having him back home!  Grandmama left to go home this morning... only a week before we see her again!  Yay!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Yup, I did it...

That's right folks, I bought skinny jeans!
I said I would never buy them, never wear them, I thought it was a horrible idea that they were coming back into fashion.  But... I caved and bought them.  And can I say I'm really excited about them?!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I could stare at Colin all day...

My mom and I are having a blast!  Poor Colin has become the subject of many wardrobe changes and photoshoots so far this week =)
What an angel!

Aren't these the cutest socks?!

My dad is a retired fireman, so the outfit is for him!  And this face he's making... well let's just say Grandmama did a diaper change soon after this shot =)

This is for Colin's aunts!

 We tried to get some Fall pictures with the leaves... I couldn't figure out how to get him out there without just laying him on the ground. 

Suzi had to get in on the fun!
She is so interested in him!

And here I am with my babies!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hanging out...

So, a lot of the times when I am changing Colin, I will find a cute outfit - or have an idea of a cute picture and we will have a photoshoot =)  He is very alert but mellow after he eats, so I usually get some good shots.  Doesn't he look so excited??

This past weekend Garet and Colin had a Father/Son morning.  He took Colin with him into the office Saturday, and I met up with them a couple hours later (at feeding time) and we all went out to lunch.  Aren't my boys cute?! 

It was a great weekend... and this week guess who came to visit???
GRANDMAMA!!  We are so excited to have her here!  I'm sure we'll get tons of new pictures! 

Monday, November 8, 2010


It is finally cold enough to have fires!  We LOVE having a fireplace!  And just like previous years, Suzi fights to be front and center!

It's funny though - when she gets hot she will go as far away from the fire as possible!

She is in a corner of Colin's room!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our weekend smiles...

Over the weekend, we took Colin out to Bridgestreet!  It was so nice because it is kind of an outdoor mall... so we got to walk around outside and enjoy this wonderful Fall weather! 

At night Garet and Colin have some "man time".  It usually ends with Colin asleep...

Sunday morning we went on a nice long walk... but before we left Garet got some great smiles from our little man!

I actually got them on camera!

I could just stare at him all day!  I am just loving his precious smiles!