Friday, September 23, 2011


My baby is one.
This is the last of these shots I will do... as you can see, it is getting tougher to do them anyway (I should do a post of outtakes!)

I am a little at a loss for words... I am sad that he isn't the newborn baby we brought home from the hospital, but I absolutely love the person he is becoming!  What a blessing!  Colin has brought more joy to our lives than I could have ever imagined.  I just can't believe it has been a whole year! 

Colin is:
- almost walking... he have taken steps by himself, but I would consider him "walking" yet
- eating everything in sight!  Well... except he gets picky when it comes to anything green, but the boy has an appitite!
- sleeps 10 -12 hours at night and takes two 1-2 hour naps
- is soooo busy! 
- copies what we do... if we cough, he coughs... if we laugh, he laughs... anything!
- has started throwing toys/balls
- is almost finished nursing (we are down to 1 feeding a day... and I have mixed emotions about that as well!)

Tomorrow is the big party!  What a great first birthday!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Go Panthers...

It is great to be back in NC so we can cheer on the Panthers!!  Colin got an early birthday present from us... a jersey!  So we got all dressed and got our snack and sat down to watch the game last Sunday.

When I pulled out the camera, Colin looked at me did this:

I have no idea what he's doing, or where he got this face from.  I only assume he is smiling (?) at the camera.  I thought it was just a one time thing... but then, I took the camera out a little later...

Crazy kid!
I finally got him to somewhat smile "normal" at me!

It was so fun to watch the game, but in the end we lost.  Sad.  But we look better than last year.  At least we looked cute watching it =)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Love my girl...

Happy Birthday Suzi!!!

We celebrated Suzi's 6th birthday on September 11th.
What a great dog!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Colin has starting lounging on things...  Like he will be sitting playing, then lean back on whatever is behind him.  I got a few pictures of him... the first couple are a little blurry.  I had to use my phone and this boy is fast =)

Love this last one!

What a sweet boy!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Helping in the kitchen...

Colin likes to help in the kitchen - mostly he just takes all my Tupperware out of the cabinet!  Lately he's been pushing our chairs all over the house =) 
Garet decided to make milkshakes one night.  He and Colin went to the store for ingredients, then came home and got to work.  Garet crushed up Oreos, then let Colin help...

When I poked my head in, I saw Colin shaking the Oreo bag...
and Garet taste testing...

And boy were those milkshakes tasty!