Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

From our little baby New Year, we hope everyone has a wonderful 2010!! We know our family has a lot to look forward to in the new year:

1. Watching Colton grow into a great big brother.

2. Getting to watch Chase go through all his milestones.

3. Casey and I are going to the Domican Republic in February for vacation. Pray for my mom and dad while they watch Colt and Chase and Kansas for 5 days!!!!
4. Casey and I get to become an aunt and uncle in March when Uncle Brett and Aunt Ashley's little girl, Blaire is born. So excited!!!!!!

Chase in his "tux" and ready to party!! (Thanks Brett and Ashie for the cool shirt.)


The last picture of my boys in 2009!

Already hitting the bottle!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Holly Jolly Christmas

We had a busy Christmas. Last weekend, Uncle Chris and Aunt Dee Dee came to kick off our Christmas celebrations. We all got lots of cool gifts and had a feeling that this was going to be a year for Thomas the Train.
Colt showing Chase his present from Chris and Dee Dee. Colt got to open double this year, b/c Chase is so little.

Gram and Papa came to spend the week with us. This was on Christmas Eve.

Colt putting the key on the door for Santa.

Leaving Santa cookies, carrots for the reindeer, and hot chocolate for Santa.

This was about the extent of Chase's Christmas. Eating and being held while staring at the Christmas tree lights.

Colt with his Thomas tent that Uncle Brett and Aunt Ashley got him. He loves it!!

Colt and his Auburn Tackle Buddy from Gram and Papa. I think we have bopped that thing over a hundred times since Friday.

Colt's present from Santa. A basketball goal. We made the mistake of putting it out before we opened the other presents. All he wanted to do was shoot. It was an act of God to get him to come over and open the other presents he got. Look at that form after only a few practice shots.

Colt's present from Gram and Papa: a train table and a train set. Talk about hog heaven. He kept asking Casey to play with it.

Our families are truly lucky and blessed. We hope everyone had a very merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Enjoy the time with your family and friends. Here are some pictures of our little elves. The top 3 are of Colton in his 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Christmas. We love you all.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Visit with Santa

Here is our picture with Santa this year. We actually went over Thanksgiving to beat the rush. Colt sat as far away as possible and Chase was screaming. Oh boy!! I hope it is better next year!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy Baby!

Polar Express and Christmas Parade

Sunday, we took Colton down to the Railroad Museum to listen to the reading of the Polar Express. The story was being read by one of the newscasters in town and each kid got some hot chocolate, and a gift from Santa. Colt was so excited for the hot chocolate! When I asked Casey if he liked it, he said he took one sip. I guess he was too excited too drink with all the fun trains to play with and look at. After the reading we walked to the Christmas Parade downtown. The weather was perfect, not too cold, and Colton scored some candy and got to see some greyhounds dressed up with lights on their leashes and hear the sirens. So, it was a good afternoon.

Concerned about the train in the background, not the conductor.

Finally listening - he asked what would happen after the story and Colt yelled out, "Hot Chocolate!!"

Playing with the trains with Hannah.

Trying to get a picture with Emma Grace.

At the parade

Watching the ambulance go by.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Chase is 2 Months Old!

I can't believe it has already been 2 months since our little Chase got here. Casey and I give everyone nicknames including Colt and Kansas. Colt is Coltie Moltie, Punk (b/c he used to be our little pumpkin), CDub,etc. Well, we have nicknamed Chase, "Bug" because his eyes are so big and bright he looks like a little bug when he looks at you and "Grunt" because when he eats, he makes this weird grunting sound. So when Casey calls home during the day to check on everyone, he says, "How's P & G (Punk and Grunt). We're strange and bored, I know!!
Anyway, here are a few things Chase is doing:
*Smiling and cooing
*Lifting his head
*Looking for sounds by turning his head toward them.
*Loves to "stand" and kick his legs
*Trying to figure out big brother
*Rolled from his back to his side. Probably a fluke.
Colton is doing so good with him. I saw him today run into the kitchen, grab Chase's bottle (it was empty), and run back to give it to him because he was crying. Colton also leaned over and gave him a kiss on the head and said, "What's the matter Baby Chase? Why are you crying." I almost died!!! So sweet!
Chase is still eating every 3-4 hours and hates to be laid down. We went to the pediatrician this morning for his 2 month checkup and the doctor said he was just a lap baby, that nothing was medically wrong with him - just spoiled!! So, we have to work on not holding him so much - so hard!!
Before, I couldn't imagine our life not having Colt as the baby and our only one, now I can't imagine it without Chase. Funny how that happens. God is truly Great!!!!!!!!!

Big Dimples!

I stood him up next to Colt's chair and he stood there for a little bit until his little legs gave out.

Colton's First Year


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