Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Simple Recap of the beginning of 2012...

January- February-

The beginning of the year was rather uneventful at our house- a nice change.  Noah started sleeping in a big boy bed!  He started climbing out of his crib numerous times and landing on his head- ouch!  I kept telling him that gravity wasn't really on his side but he didn't seem to listen :)  Also, though I didn't include pictures Noah had an awful skin condition on his facial cheeks (which started back in August).  It doesn't look bad below but trust me- it was bad enough to where his cheeks would get bright red and even would start bleeding.  :(  So sad.  We had started seeing a dermatologist in the fall but were getting little to no results.  We then started driving to Atlanta to see a pediatric dermatologist and have seen wonderful results with the extensive treatment.  It is virtually gone now- but I think most of the credit is due to the summer weather.  We will wait until fall rolls back around to see if it flares up again.  Right now, I'm just thankful for those cute healthy cheeks!

Davis' class had a class dog that went home with a different kid each weekend.  Below is Davis and Freddie enjoying a little trip in his truck.

Davis also got the Cars Wii game for Christmas and LOVED it!  He became quite good and often would beat his daddy and I by a long shot.  He liked to have his picture taken when he had a really high score!

March- April
March and April were filled with Baby Showers for my pregnant sister Jennifer and her little blessing on the way, Emery Frances!  It was so fun to celebrate and anticipate this little bundle of joy.  My sister had a wonderful,l healthy pregnancy and never complained once about the side effects that come with pregnancy.  She was a trooper and handled herself beautifully considering the roller coaster of emotions that accompanied this pregnancy since the loss of sweet Reese less than a year before.

We also started having more play dates with our friends and enjoying the outdoor weather! 

On Easter weekend we started another adventure.  We went camping in our new camper!  The boys were super excited about sleeping in bunk beds and really did quite well.  We went to Stone Mountain and saw the laser show, went on the duck boat ride (where Davis got to drive the boat), took the sky buckets to the top of the mountain, had smores using Easter peeps, and generally got in some good quality family time!  Matt had been working a lot of overtime due to a new position at the hospital and the quality time was much needed.  Fortunately the Easter bunny was able to find us and we got to teach the boys that no matter where go, the victory of Jesus rising from the grave can be celebrated anywhere and should be celebrated every single day.

(It was a fairly chilly on top of the mountain and the icy didn't help)!

(this will also forever be known as the the train ride where Noah through his toy train over the rails right as we departed- and was heart broken as we pulled away.  Fortunately, his daddy saved the day when we pulled back into the station and retrieved said toy).  I wish I could say he learned his lesson but he is a bit stubborn and I'm learning not to draw those type of conclusions too soon :)

Blowing bubbles...

We arrived home to go to Gigi & Grandaddy's house for an Easter dinner and egg hunt...

We also went to Disney World in April but that adventure deserves a completely separate post :)  To Be Continued....