Tuesday, April 27, 2010

One Year Celebrations

A lot has happened since our last post! Tis' the season for birthdays in our family...Tilly's birthday was on February 18th and she turned *% (let's just say that she can get discounts now), Logan turned 1 on February 25th, Samuel turned 8 on March 30th, and Brittney turned 29 on April 15th! Logan was definitely partied-out after all of her celebrations. She had her first party in Nashville with Ward, Tilly, Uncle Cole, Aunt Audie, and Uncle Samuel. Then we went to Birmingham to celebrate with Cousin Preston, who was born 5 days before Logan, and the rest of Brittney's family. Logan got some great presents, had her first birthday cake, and spent some cherished time with family. We also got to celebrate Samuel's first birthday on March 30th. He invited his class to his party for some pizza, cake, basketball, and dodgeball. We forgot how much fun dodgeball could be!

Reflecting back on the past year, we realize how blessed we truly are! God has certainly enriched our lives with the new additions to our family during the past year...and we have more reasons to celebrate in the near future...April 29th marks the one year anniversary of Samuel coming home to live with Ward and Tilly and Cole and Audra celebrate their one-year anniversary on May 2nd!


Happy First Birthday!!! I loved my first cupcake!

Uncle Samuel helped me open my presents!

She must take after her dad...sitting in our favorite chairs with a drink and showing-off our big bellies!

Partying with Preston...Thanks to Aunt Lindsey for making our cute birthday outfits.

Whatchoo lookin' at?

Cake Smash

Can we do this for every meal?

My first Easter Egg Hunt. Uncle Samuel helped me out, so I got a lot of eggs!


The Easter Bunny stopped by

Clowning-around with Uncle Samuel


One Year Pictures

Logan's great-aunt Karen (wow, doesn't that make you sound really old Karen?) made her one-year pictures a couple weeks ago. It was so nice to finally get some great weather! Logan was a trooper and was in a good mood most of the shoot. Karen's pictures turned out fabulous and we couldn't be happier! She is a very talented photographer and we thank you Karen for your time! We also have a link to her website above if anyone is interested. Here's a sneak-peak of some of Mom and Dad's favorites, but feel free to see them all at the link below (password is logan):

http://karenhalbertphotography.zenfolio.com/griffith/slideshow


Sunday, January 31, 2010

White Out

Well the forecasts were actually right for a change and we got dumped-on! Mommy is particularly excited because she's probably going to get a couple days off from work. We are enjoying being holed-up in our house (at least for now) and spending time together as a family. Aunt Caryn got to come over for the weekend too! Logan doesn't quite know what to think of the snow right now. We bundled her up and took her out in the snow for a few minutes yesterday. She didn't fuss, but you could tell she was kind of confused.

I guess after spending so much time in the house, Logan decided she actually wanted to try and walk behind her new push toys that she got for Christmas. Until yesterday she just punched the buttons and stared at them! I guess it won't be too long before she's walking on her own...my how time flies!

Our house covered in snow!

All bundled up! What are ya'll doing to me?

Mommy, Daddy, and Logan

Mommy and Logan

Aunt Caryn snuggling with Logan...it's cold!

Logan eating snow...at least it's not yellow


video

Logan using her push toys...sorry for the bad quality (it's a cell phone video)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Holidays

The holidays have come and gone so fast and it was such a blessing to spend our first Thanksgiving and Christmas with Logan! Of course she had no clue what was going on but she was a trooper and had no trouble picking up the family traditions...bowling, eating (a lot), shopping, watching lots of football, and of course watching pretty much every Christmas movie ever made...Home Alone, Home Alone II (we do not acknowledge Home Alone III much like we don't acknowledge Karate Kid III as being part of the trilogies), Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, Polar Express, and Charlie Brown's Christmas just to name a few. We spent Thanksgiving in Nashville and then went to Birmingham for Christmas. Logan was a natural at opening her presents but was more interested in playing with/eating the wrapper and bow instead of the toys. Logan was blessed with lots of presents from Ward, Tilly, Gigi, Grumpy, and all her aunts and uncles.She also had a great time playing with her cousins!

Logan will be 11 months on the 25th...my how time flies! She's learning new tricks everyday and it's so fun to just watch her in action. She's crawling everywhere now, saying ma-ma and da-da (although she has no idea what it means), eating new foods, and her new favorite...clapping for herself after she takes a bite to eat. I guess our next post will be after her 1st birthday party!!!

Gearing-up for Christmas with our antlers

Opening presents at Aunt Cayce's and Uncle Jason's house

Lookout, I got my first purse complete w/ cell phone, lipstick and debit card!

Opening presents on Christmas Eve

Logan and Silly Uncle Samuel had a blast opening their presents. Samuel woke-up Ward and Tilly at 4:15am on Christmas morning to see what Papa Noel brought him! We are so blessed to have them both in our lives.

Wow, my first car!

Mommy, Daddy, and Logan

Having fun with cousins Jack, Tyler, and Preston

Mommy and Logan wearing their Crimson Tide gear to church after the big win!