Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy Birthday - to my Mom!

This year my mother's birthday landed on a weekend, so Misty and I plus husbands and children went to Jacksonville to celebrate with her.

That same day also happened to be my cousin Nichole's bridal shower, so us ladies plus my Grandmother went to that while the boys held down the fort at home. We had a lovely time, but unfortunately I do not have any photos of that.

After the shower Mom, Misty, Grandma and I went back to my parent's house to enjoy some birthday cake that Misty made. I don't have any cake photos, but here's what I do have:

And last but not least - here is a video of Rocco and Kieran crawling around (as proof that Rocco is crawling now).  Make sure you listen during the last couple of seconds of the video - Kieran is just the cutest, sweetest kid!

Monday, September 17, 2012

11 Months Old!

Eleven months old. Eleven. Months. How did this happen?! In one month my BABY will be ONE YEAR OLD!  I am rather certain just yesterday I was pregnant. Excuse me while I go sit in a corner and cry because my baby will soon no longer be a baby....

For the record, in the last month, Rocco:

- learned to crawl! Yes ladies and gentlemen, he now crawls! AKA, terrorizing the cat. Poor Casey.
- learned to put real food into his mouth and eat it all by himself. Ok, so it's only one food so far that he is willing to do this for, but hey, it's progress. He is his mother's child, no doubt about that.
- learned to say "hi" and "uh-oh". The latter, is his favorite new word by far.

He's getting so big, it's basically impossible to not limb chop in photos of him laying down now:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Open! Close! Open! Close!

We bought Rocco a play table in the hopes of encouraging him to want to stand more without our assistance. In the beginning he hated the play table (his expression was very similar to the one he made when he tried his exersaucer for the first time). However, recently he has discovered the joy of opening and closing the laptop on it and now that is his most favorite thing to do ever. This particular play table is interactive and loudly announces "Open!" when the laptop is opened and "Close!" when it closes, among other things. We now hear "Open! Close! Open! Close! Open! Close!" about a eleventy-bajillion times a day.

Looking innocent, but plotting to reach over and open his laptop.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Swung Out

 The swing is officially swung out! We finally got around to packing the swing up today after several months of it sitting unused in our bedroom, just taking up space. I, of course, had to take a picture of Rocco sitting in it one last time so I could compare it to the photo I took of him when he sat in it for the the first time. Isn't it amazing what a difference just ten months make?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Family Photo Miracle

Look at that - Scott agreed to be in a photo! We got someone to take a photo of all three of us! Everyone is looking at the camera! It's a miracle.

Saturday, September 1, 2012