Saturday, February 27, 2010

Andrew 12 months

Andrew turned 12 months on the 18th and I am just now getting around to posting! Anyway a year has come and gone and as sad as I am for him get older, I am more excited for the new adventures!

So what is he up to ?

Weight/Height: 20lbs 8 oz. 29 in tall

Clothes: Still wears mainly 12 months, but some 18 month shirts

Food: Is now on whole milk!! Yay for not buying anymore expensive formula!! He is taking 3 bottles and 1 sippy cup and milk. We are trying to slowing wean off the bottle. He is also taking 1 cup of juice mixed with water. He has yogurt and bananas for breakfast and whatever we are eating for lunch and dinner.

Motor Skills: He is still crawling, pulling up, and cruising everywhere. Recently he has started standing on his own. I think walking will come a little later for him, but I am in NO hurry!

Sleep: goes to sleep around 7:30-8 and sleeps in his crib till about 11 and then refuses to sleep in it and so he goes to our bed where he sleeps till 6 am. He wakes usually just once and sometimes not at all. When he is at home he takes two good naps, but usually only one at the babysitters.

Talking: He has mastered: Mama, Dada, Nana(banana), Du Du (Duncan), Bye-Bye, Hey, Ni Ni (night night), Cheese, shoes, and baba (bottle). He also tries to repeat everything by saying the first sound. So cute!

Teeth: He has about 5 to 6 teeth.

Here are some recent pictures of Andrew in his NEW chair from Pottery Barn. He LOVES it!

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Eating a cracker

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Taking a bath

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Hint of Spring

This Saturday and Sunday we had a sneak peak and the spring to come! It was so wonderful and we tried to enjoy every minute. We took a long walk Sunday and pulled Andrew in his wagon. We walked from our house to our in-laws pond and snapped some cute shots.

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Andrew was got very quiet on the way back and we couldn’t believe that he fell asleep sitting up while going down a gravel/dirt driveway!

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How did you enjoy the weather?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Andrew’s 1st Birthday

Saturday we celebrated Andrew’s  1st birthday with a PARTY! We had a lot of fun and a lot of Andrew’s friends and family were able to share this special day. Thank you for all the people that attended! You made the day even more memorable!

Before the party

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Presents

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Cake Time

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Crafts

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Busy Busy

Tomorrow is Andrew’s 1st birthday party and we are so excited! I am lucky enough to have it at a place that I can set things up today. The birthday is a farm theme and I will be sure to share lots of pictures!

I also wanted to share some of Andrew’s monthly bear pictures from the past. I do not have all b/c our laptop is not currently working and that is where most of the pictures are located. So anyway, here you go!

1 Month
1 month

2 months

2 months

5 months

5 months

6 months

6 months

9 months

9 months

11 months

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I haven’t taken the one for this month, but I will today. He is getting so big and more toddler like! YIKES! I always make sure I never talk about other peoples children because I know how hard it is to be a mother. I am sure I will have that child that will scream like crazy in a restaurant (wait I have already had that ;), or lie screaming on the ground at a store, but I will still love him to pieces! Have a great day!! I need to get motivated!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dear Andrew

Remember this? It is a year later and I just can’t believe how quickly it has passed. As promised here is Andrew’s letter for his 1st year!

Dear Andrew,

Everyone told me how quickly this year would go by, but I never believe it would be this fast. It seems like yesterday I was holding you for the very first time. That was the best moment of my life. We have had so many wonderful moments since that day. You have made every day so special and I couldn’t imagine you not being here. You are so special to me and your dad and we thank God everyday for our sweet blessing.

You have changed so much in such a short time. I have watched so many first. From opening your eyes, smiling, cooing, saying mama (your first word!), sitting up, scooting, crawling, and now standing on your own. It is amazing how much you have changed, but you are still the most sweetest and loving little boy. I love how you squinch your nose when you smile, how you hold up your hands to be held, wake up early to snuggle, laugh so hard when you are tickled, and the list goes on. You love being held, playing peek-a-boo, getting into everything, and eating bananas and cheese!

Andrew you are an amazing little boy and I know you will accomplish everything you put your mind to. As you celebrate your birthday I will be sad for this year to end, but looking forward to so many adventures. I love you !!

Love,

Mom

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Peek-a-Boo

This is just a fun post of Andrew hiding, and trying to crawl on our end table. Enjoy!!

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It is cold a windy here! I am so ready for SPRING!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine’s Day

I hope everyone enjoyed Valentine’s Day! Nick and I celebrated on Saturday with a date night! We don’t go out often alone so this was a real treat. We had planned on seeing a movie before our dinner reservations, but by the time we finished buying Andrew’s birthday gifts, my niece's birthday gifts, and last min. things for Andrew’s party, we ran out of time. I was so sad because we have not see a movie in forever, but maybe another time. We did have a wonderful dinner at Sullivan’s and the food and conversation were amazing!! I did not take pictures, sorry.

Sunday I started the morning by giving Andrew his first Valentine’s gift!! His birthday is not till the 18th so this is his last first holiday. So sad! No more cute 1st holiday shirts or bibs.  Anyway Andrew loved his huge frog and it may take him years to eat the lollipops, but they were so cute.

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We then headed to church, but let me back up. Normally Andrew wakes up around 6 and takes a nap around 8. This Sunday (much like last Sunday) he slept till 7 am. Needless to say he had no nap prior to church. He was in the nursery for 2 hours and slept in a sweet lady’s lap for only 30 mins. We had my niece's birthday party at 2, so plenty time for a nap, right? WRONG! He was ready to eat and play up till the moment we were leaving. He cried part of the way there (which he NEVER does in the car), cried and whined the whole hour we were at the party and the entire 25 min. drive home. As soon he was in my arms and rocking he was out. Needless to say my nerves were shot! Andrew is normally a very laid back baby, but he need his sleep. Happily I can say he woke in a much better mood.

How was your V day?

P.S.These are the only pictures I managed to take at the party. It was at a local skating rink. The bottom picture is of the dad. Yes he skated like a pro!

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow Day

*Warning: LOTS of pictures!*

In Georgia we get snow usually once a year and today was the day!! Actually it started yesterday around 2 pm and snowed all night!! We got around 3 to 4 inches and it is beautiful!

This is around my house. How lucky am I to be able to take pictures and never see another house?

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As soon as every one was ready we headed out early this morning.

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Then we walked down our driveway.

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Duncan was loving the snow!

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We found a secluded spot where a plow left over from the summer was sitting and took some pictures.

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I hope everyone locally had a wonderful time in the snow. We are suppose to go on a date to eat and see a movie and sure hope we can make it!!