Saturday, December 31, 2011

Random Picture

I was looking back through old pictures and came across this one.  It is actually from October 25th.  I'm not sure why I didn't put it on the blog because I love it.  Andrew is such a happy little guy!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

My boys

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful and very busy Christmas. We started the day at our house where Santa came to see the boys, and Joey and I gave the boys the presents that we had bought for them. Here is Andrew looking at what Santa brought him. Andrew had to open Baby Joey's presents because this is what he did most of the day.

Andrew playing with new drum:

New laptop:

My sweet boys on their first Christmas together---notice that Joey's pacifier has fallen out.

Not a problem, Brother...I know how to work these things!

I loved Andrew's Christmas morning pajamas. Thanks, Randi!

I did a terrible job the rest of the day getting pictures. Thankfully, I did video some. I hate that I don't have a single picture of several of our family members. Anyway, we went to my sister's house in Birmingham for the day. My two Joeys talked to my mom, Amelia and Susan. Andrew and Aunt Amy:

Baby Joey:

Mama Pat (Marshall's grandmother) and Amelia:

Andrew liked rocking in John Marshall's chair with his Guncle Steve.

Andrew making a crazy face for the camera:

I wonder who he gets it from???

Our first Christmas together as a family of 4:

That night, we went to David's house.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Andrew's Christmas Party

Andrew had his Christmas party at school on Wednesday, December 21st...otherwise known as the day that Joey smiled for the first time. As soon as I can get a good picture of that, I will post it. Anyway, Andrew's party consisted of two of the things that he loves the most--food and books! All of his friends brought books and exchanged them with each other. For food, they had Chick-fil-a nuggets, cheese puffs, fruit, and cupcakes. Here he is shoving some cheese puffs in his mouth!

Kurt and Ashlyn:

L-R: Faith, Drew, and Lily:

After studying the icing for several minutes, he devoured his cupcake.

Andrew is probably the only kid in the world who gets upset when his mom comes to pick him up. He is opposite of most children. He cannot wait to leave me for his teacher in the mornings and does not want to go with me in the afternoons. It does hurt my feelings a little bit, and his teachers must think that we are really mean to him at home so he doesn't want to go with us:( When he saw me at his party, he got upset. I guess that he thought I was trying to take him home. This will be the last party I go to for him for a long time because I hate that I upset him when he was supposed to be having fun. Andrew only gets a pacifier during nap time at school, but I gave it to him when he got upset so that he would be able to enjoy his party.

Andrew's teacher, Angie:

Andrew's teacher, Amber:

Thursday, December 22, 2011

6 weeks, 3 days

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Relaxing and Reading

Each afternoon, Andrew enjoys sitting in the recliner and reading.  If you tell him to "rock, rock, rock," he will flail his body as hard as he can to make the chair move while he reads.  This does distract him from his book, though because he gets so tickled.  He has two current favorite books, and he must have both of them in the chair.  They are "How Does a Dinosaur Love His Cat?"-a longtime favorite, and a new addition, "How to be a Mighty Warrior for God."  As you can tell, he likes a little variety in his literature:)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Baby Joey and I made these cookies for Andrew's class party tomorrow. I love that Andrew is getting old enough for me to do fun mom things like this!  I did make Andrew one, but it is on the other tray.  Hopefully, I will get to go to his party tomorrow and take a lot of pictures.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Crazy Nap Hair

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I have a question!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Chocolate Pie

Andrew REALLY wants to feed himself with a spoon, so I let him eat his dessert by himself last night. What a mess! I did have to put the pie on the spoon for him, but then I would hand the spoon to him. Pie was actually a really good food for this because it would not slide off of the spoon.

1 month

Joey turned one month on Wednesday, December 7th! We love this little guy so much! Some of Joey's favorite things are:

Being held next to Mama's neck
Sitting in his vibrating bouncy seat wrapped up in a blanket

Joey is doing really well. He normally wakes up twice during the night. Sometimes, it takes about an hour to get him back to sleep at night, so we are going to work on that. He is still eating breast milk only. He does not mind baths, but he does not seem to enjoy them. However, he loves to get his hair washed. When he gets mad, his whole face turns very red. His dad calls him a tomato. I like to call him my little turtle because of the way that he pops his head up at me when I am holding him. He is pretty good when we ride in the car as long as he has a pacifier. It's hard to believe that our little buddy is already a month old!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Brotherly Love

Christmas Crafts

Here are Andrew's latest crafts from school.