Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving ~ Round 2

After eating lots of turkey, we repacked and drove some more to go visit my family.  We got in some good family time...and some (more) good food...and of course... doubles ping-pong championships.  I was on the winning this year :D

Uncle Davey and Matthan

Matthan and Maddox watching TV

Matthan and Grandpa Jim

Family picture

Grandpa and grandkids (Maddox~1, Matthan~3mos, and Lailey~3)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving ~ Round 1

This is a very busy time of year for us.  We debated several different options of how we were going to spend the holidays this year, and after much angst we circled back to doing what we have always done which is visit both families over the four day Thanksgiving weekend - meaning a lot of driving, a lot of packing and repacking, but a lot of turkey and a lot of family and good times.  In the end, it was worth it.  Not sure if we will do it the same way next year, but we'll worry about that next year.  A few photos from this month first...

There was a halloween party and costume contest at Tim's work so of course we had to dress up our cute little boy.  My sister had passed down this tiger costume and it went perfectly with Tim's cowboy costume, because what more does a cowboy need than his tiger? :)  Matthan wasn't so sure.

What every cowboy needs...his tiger :)

Cute little face

We went shopping for Matthan's first Christmas tree before leaving for the holidays.  Clearly he was excited.  Only real Christmas trees in this house.  Smells. So. Good.

I had a wedding shower to attend one weekend so Tim decided to test out his early Christmas present (thanks Grandma Mary!) and take our Little Man for a hike.  Little Man technically isn't big enough, but Tim made it work by padding Matthan with some cloth diapers.  Necessity is the mother of invention!

Cloth diapers make great pillows :)

On our whirlwind Thanksgiving weekend, we visited Tim's family in Savannah first.  We took Matthan to the playground for the first time.  I think he quite enjoyed it.

Mommy and Matthan on the slide

Grandma Mary and Matthan

We tried to feed the ducks, but every time we tried to move to a new area to feed the ducks, the geese would swarm around us.  They were SO LOUD and squawked just a couple feet away from our heads and Matthan just sat there, calm as could be, blissfully unaware that these geese were flying close enough to eat him.

Yes, that goose really is only 2 feet from my head

Grandma Mary, Tim, Grandpa Peter, and a tired (but cute!) Matthan

We spend lots of time with family, and of course the cousins love their "Baby Matthan".  They just could not get enough of him.

Grandpa Peter, Joey, Ava, Aunt Penny, Matthan, and Sophia

Matthan has discovered his thumb.  It is the cutest thing ever (to me anyway).  He hasn't quite finessed this talent yet as he ends up palming his entire face.

And of course, our Little Man continues to smile :) 

3 Months Old

At Matthan's last pediatrician appointment, about a week ago, he measured 25 inches long (90th percentile for length/height) and weighed 11 pounds 12 ounces.  Our Little Man is growing fast.

1 day old

1 day old

1 month old

2 months old

 No pictures with Broc...we're slackers we were just too busy with traveling for Thanksgiving weekend.  He is usually very calm, quiet, and seems a little serious...unless he's hungry or tired.    He likes to be in his own space to sleep...rarely falls asleep in someone's arms.  

3 months old - fell asleep in Daddy's lap

It's getting really hard to get pictures of him smiling because he is so aware of my phone (which is usually what I take pictures of him on).  I usually have to hide the phone until he smiles and then try to capture it...resulting in a blurry picture most of the time.

Sweet boy conked out

He can now roll onto his side from his back.  He's not really interested in toys, but loves to suck on blankets, burp cloths, clothes, etc.  He sucks his thumb.

Came home to this cuteness the other night

He can sit up with assistance (I have a contoured back pillow in the rocking chair that keeps him propped up).  

Helping mommy with laundry = sitting there looking adorable while mommy puts away laundry

His whole face lights up when he smiles.  He laughs!  Oh how I love to hear him laugh, but he doesn't do it that often...and mostly just for me :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hiking at Fort Yargo

Do you ever have those days when you feel completely uninspired?  I really don't have anything terribly interesting to say...we went hiking at Fort Yargo... {insert witty banter that you find incredibly amusing here}... 

Thanks to Tim's mom and an early Christmas present of the hiking kid carrier, we are able to take our Little Man on hikes with us now.  He loves being long as you keep moving...he lets you know of his disapproval the second you stop walking.  

All the hiking wears him out :)

{More witty banter, lol, aren't I funny?}  Hope you enjoyed the pics! Come hiking with us next time :)