Monday, January 9, 2012

2011 Blog Wrap Up - Part 2 - July to December

July - Jake's First Independence Day!! And, 2nd BIGGEST EVENT EVER, second only to Jake's Birth! Jake is officially our baby! Adoption was made final end of July!

August - not much to tell here, we worked, played, had fun!

September - again, not much. I figured that Aug and Sept will have more things once Jake gets older, school, and other activities. These two months have always been slow ones for us. We did get a chance to go to the Beach on Labor Day!  It was WINDY but we had a great time! 

October - FIRST HALLOWEEN!!! So, I figured since he takes his monthly photos with Yoda, he should BE Yoda for Halloween, turned out so cute!!!

November - Daddy's birthday and Jake's First Thanksgiving! We spent the weekend at home just the three of us, and I cooked the smallest thanksgiving turkey I could find, and it was 9lbs! We did finish it in left over sandwiches and turkey noodle soup. Jake at his first all table food meal on Thanksgiving too!

December - Jake is ONE YEAR OLD! What a blessed year we had! He is such a joy and I am so thankful he is in my life! And, Jake enjoyed his 2nd Christmas a little more than last year, he was only 9 days old last year! He loves the ribbon and boxes and paper! And, Elmo was a big hit! More on the big trip to South Texas later!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2011 Blog Wrap up - Part 1 - January to June

Let's give a wrap up of One Full year with our Baby Boy and other happenings this year

Started off with a "Rockin NYE party!" Well, we went to sleep at 10, baby and all, then got up the next morning and had a lovely day all dressed in matching Blue Old Navy hoodies! We took Jake to his first ever TriStar show, and he got to meet some of the Oilers, including Bum Phillips! And, Dayna had to skip a retreat for the very first time, which was a bummer because Jaime gave out monogrammed snuggies!!! Not Fair!

Still on leave for Jake, getting used to a whole new life and schedule (just in time to have it change). We were able to go to the Cheesecake Factory for my Birthday, first evening away from Jake. Doug and Stacy and their kids watched him for us. Now Jake being two months old, he needed to start sleeping in his own room, which was a rather easy transfer since I got a HORRIBLE case of food poisoning and he couldn't sleep in our room for that!

HOUSTON RODEO! We didn't go to a rodeo in Reliant but did go to the livestock show and carnival. Jake did pretty good! He was able to sleep right thru the Carnival! Amazing! I had to start back to work mid march. Was very hard leaving the boy at daycare. Thank goodness for Web Cams! We also took Jake to the Zoo for the first time!

Jake's First Easter was nice! The whole family went to Nonnie and Papa's house after Church for dinner and egg hunt.  We even got awesome pictures with Jake and the Easter Bunny at the mall!  So much fun!

We are married 16 years! Memorial day was fun, we had burgers! And, Jake tried solid foods for the first time! Let's just say he never really liked rice cereal. Just like his Daddy, doesn't like rice in anything!

Our first AIM BBQ - and EVERYBODY had BABIES!!! YEY! And, I went on my first weekend trip away from my boy to the Summer Retreat, was really fun and got a ton of baby book pages finished!

Stay Tuned for part 2!