Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We had such a nice, albeit busy, weekend!! I didn't have a chance to take too many photos, but here are a few from our wonderful Thanksgiving.


Michael and his new favorite toy.
He is so cute with it! He just carries it around
from room to room.

Michael with Uncle Mark

Playing bingo!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Keep on walkin!

Michael is walking more and more everyday! Yesterday, he took 7 steps in a row! I tried to take pictures of it...but boy, is that hard!!!


Friday, November 21, 2008

My little man :)

With the help of Grandmother, I tried to take some more Christmas card photos today. And although I am not going to use any, I thought some were worth sharing! How sweet is he?!






Thursday, November 20, 2008

Walking!

Michael is closer and closer every day to walking on his own. He uses his walking toys the right way now!!!



Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fun with Brooks!

Michael and I went over to Brooks and Karen's house to play and take some pictures today! We were trying to get Brooks to face the window and eat his lollipop, so Christie and Michael went outside to attract his attention. Here is one I shot so you can see Brooks and Christie and Michael!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Thank you notes

I am trying to get a really cute picture of Michael to put on the front of his thank you notes. Now that his birthday and ear infection have officially passed, I need to get them finished! Here are some of my attempts from today. These are just practice. I have to get him used to the hat!!





Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Michael!!

Today is Michael's first birthday!!! His grandparents came over for some cake and ice cream (thank you for the AWESOME cake, Grandmother). I can't believe my baby is ONE!!! What a year...







Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Grrrrrrr........

Ok, so I need help! I am trying to get some good photos of Michael for his first birthday, and as usual, he will not smile or look at the camera. I need a helper! Any takers?

These are what I got today:

Looking for airplanes...

Do I even need to say?

Looking at his beloved stick.


ARGH!

A boy and his dog

Michael used Gussie to stand up...



How sweet!?


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Standing from sitting!!

For the last few days, Michael has been standing up from a seated position without holding onto anything! I took these today to "tell the story." (pay no attention to the MESS behind him and the fact that he is holding a PS controller:))




Can we talk about his face?!

Jayden's birthday!

We all had such a nice time a Jayden's birthday party this weekend! She is just 2 days older than Michael. Family occasions are going to be so much fun!! She REALLY loved her cake and did a great job smashing it!!


Then, Michael did one of his favorite things...
crawled in the cage to give Jack some lovin. :)

He loves hanging out in there!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Turkey!

I found the cutest little Thanksgiving shirt for Michael at a neat website called Slice of Lime Designs on Etsy. I am so happy to support his website because it is run by a stay at home mom! She makes a lot of really cute t-shirts at home and sells them on this site. If you like it, visit her site:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6316224


The next two photos are of Michael looking through the window and door of his
new house! He just LOVES it!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

:(


Well...it is official. Michael has his first ear infections. Boo. True to form, he is largely unaffected! His activity level is normal and he is sleeping like a champ. Thank goodness! Although he and his brothers would LOVE to play outside, we are staying put...for now. The trees in our neighborhood are just beautiful...begging to be in the background of some photos!!! Soon enough...
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween...Welcome Home...and a Birthday Party!

We had such a fantastic weekend! Friday was Halloween. Michael had a blast! He was super cute and very cooperative in his costume. I was so proud! We went to Grandma and Po's to see the great pumpkin, then to the Halloween parade in our neighborhood. It was awesome! I am so excited to go back year after year. Michael really enjoyed watching all of the kids parade around in their costumes.

On Saturday, we all went to a welcome home party for our dear friends, Kenny and Katie. Michael had a wonderful time being his busy little self! He feels very at home at Brooks' house, so he had lots of fun. :)

Then Sunday...the BIG day! We had a HUGE 1st birthday bash for Michael at our house. A ton of friends and family came to celebrate with us. We are truly blessed. :) Please enjoy looking at the many photos I have included!


The Great Pumpkin...and a monkey!

He was so excited to go to the parade!

Of course...another stick photo.

Watching the kids at the parade.

Playing ball with Kenny!
(and Marshall)

Happy Birthday!

He wasn't too sure about the cake...
...but was all too happy to feed it to me!

Check out Brooks in this picture...I HAD to include it!

Playing with one of the many wonderful birthday gifts he received!