Sunday, May 31, 2009

1 year and 100 posts later...

One year ago today I started this blog.
One year ago I had no idea what life had in store for our family.
One year ago I hadn't met the most amazing little man in the world.
One year ago I was a teacher.

Today I have blogged 100 times.

Today I know what life is all about.

Today I have an 11 month old who has changed my life in so many ways.

Today I am a stay at home mommy. (Well technically in 5 days)

One year later I cant believe how amazing life is...I am so lucky!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

By Water and By Air

Memorial Day we took Colton for his first swim at the neighborhood pool. He is definitely a water baby and loved every single second of it. He didn't even mind that the water was freezing!

What a fun fun time! I see many trips to the pool this summer and we are looking into some swim lessons too!

Speaking of lessons... Tonight Zak and Colton had some "flying lessons".





Sunday, May 24, 2009

11 months old!

You are growing way too fast little man...

In the past month you have gone from three teeth to seven teeth. Those teeth have caused you a lot of pain and a lot of sleepless nights. They have also helped you start eating everything in sight from chicken nuggets to green beans and macaroni, and not that the teeth help you, but even some ice cream too.

You have become quiet the little dancer you shake your head and your little bottom and bend your knees smile and scream. We can't help but dance along with you!

You love toys that roll, your turtle and your tonka bus have to be some of your favorite toys. Your most favorite thing to play with right now is the doggy kennel. Probably not the safest thing to play with, but no matter how hard we try, we just can't keep you away. You also love things that open and shut and anything you can put into something and take out.

You are discovering everything, and I mean everything. If our head is turned for a second you are out of sight playing in a drawer, with Sadies food, opening and shutting the door, and yes, you have even found a yucky trash can or two. Your a fast little dude!
Since around 10 months when you got your third tooth, sleeping through the night has been a thing of the past. 4-5 nights a week you are up atleast once for an hour or so.

You hate to miss out on anything! If there's anything going on you squirm and wiggle free while we are trying to rock you. You don't have to be the center of attention, although most of the time you are, you just want to be with everyone so you don't have to miss out on a minute of anything fun.

You understand "no-no" and you hate those words! When we say it you stop what your doing, look at us with sad puppy dog eyes and the dinosaur tears start. Its hard not to give into you.

You are also showing us that you really know who "mama" and "dada" are. You call for us when your unhappy or excited and it is music to our ears.

You are still the happiest baby we know. When we take you out to a restaurant you get so excited you scream and laugh. Your not like most babies we see, you are so happy and quite loud about it. We feel like we are bothering others, then we look up and see how many people are smiling at you and commenting on what a cutie you are. We can't disagree.

You are the most amazing little guy and mommy is counting down the days ( 11 ) until I can stay at home with you! Plans are well underway for your first birthday and we just can not believe how fast this year has gone. Happy 11 months Little Man!

And now for your viewing pleasure... a few outtakes! (This was the hardest month BY FAR!)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

An Amazing Mother's Day Weekend!

I have had an AMAZING first Mother's Day and I took lots of pictures to share with you. My weekend started Saturday morning when these two handsome twins decided to take me on a shopping spree at the outlet mall. After shopping Zak took me to Tony's Pizza on Jones road. Its been his favorite pizza place for quite some time and he is always telling me how great it is and it was as good as hes always said. After pizza, we ran some errands together, relaxed at home a little while and then met my parents and Becky for dinner at Bjs Brewhouse to celebrate Mother's Day.

Here is a picture of Colton, this morning, with all the clothes I got on my shopping spree. He's holding the sweet card he and Zak gave me this morning.

After seeing a floral arrangement a friend made for a secretary at work, I was inspired. I put these together for our moms and really enjoyed getting creative, although it was much harder than I expected and they didn't turn out anything like I envisioned.

For Zak's mom...aka...Grandma
For my mom ...aka...Nanny

This morning, Zak and Colton let me sleep in. After Colton's breakfast they came in to get me with a sweet card and lots of cuddles. Zak planned a picnic for the three of us. He packed the picnic basket with all of my favorite goodies and we headed to the park by Labay Middle School. It was awesome! We found lots of shade and it was a beautiful day for a picnic.

Chef Daddy making my lunch for me!
Colton was such a sport. He sat in his stroller and played while Zak and I ate.
Then it was time to play...

It was just too hot to play at the park so we headed over to Nanny and Grandads to celebrate with Nanny.
Then it was over to Grandma and PawPaws to celebrate with Grandma.
We finished off a very special Mother's Day with blueberry pancakes at IHOP (I know we ate a lot). It was an awesome awesome 1st Mother's I know I'll never forget! I am so blessed to have such an amazing family to celebrate with and this guy...well he is the reason I got to celebrate today.

Friday, May 1, 2009


MeeMaw we are so glad you are feeling better, you are so strong! We wish we could be there with you but are thinking of you all the time.
We love you so much! Hugs and kisses from all of us here in Houston!!!!