Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Santa! I know him!! But don't like him right now!!!

On Tuesday, we took Dillon and Stella to go see Santa. We got there at the perfect time because Santa was on break, but on his way back, so hardly a line! I guess Santa has to pee too.(the mom next to us told her daughter he was parking the raindeer and sled, good one) Stella went first and did great, no tears!!  Dillon went next and had an entire range of emotions and he showed them all...first he was smiling and happy. Then he saw who was holding him and looked shocked. After that, he just stared at Santa so confused. Once Dillon turned to look back at us, he was scared and started to cry. I was laughing...bad mommy. Then for the finale, we put Stella back on Santa's lap and they were both crying and mad...I think overall it was pretty successful, haha!  They still love us and we have some funny pictures to show them when they grow up.   We bought the classic "first visit to Santa picture" which I will post once we get it scanned. Its pretty awesome.  :)

Dillon is pointing at Daddy like "you did this to me!!!"

A gift for Baby P

This was an order for cute baby Parker...his mom wanted a Christmas onsesie and a baseball letter P onesie. I love making these onesies, so much fun!(I forgot to take a picture of the P onesie). Here is the Christmas tree shirt with a matching burp cloth.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dillon {12 months}

One year....12 months....gone!  How does the time go by so fast?!  Baby Dillon, I don't want to stop calling you my baby yet, so I wont.  :)  You are ONE!  What a great year you've had with mommy and daddy. You have had so many great experiences(and some bad ones, but we don't need to mention those!) and you have just developed into this wonderful, funny, spunky, smart, sweet, loving, strong willed boy who we hope will continue to be all these things. Here is what you have been up to lately...

Your big one year check up went great. You are still our little string bean not matter how much we feed you fat. You are just not made to be chunky and that's okay, because that's who you are! You are 20 and a half pounds and 32 inches long and on the same growth curve since birth. We will see if this string bean-ness continues! You took your shots well and you also had to get some blood drawn for allergy testing...you rocked it! Only a few tears!

You are cruising around like crazy and sometimes standing on your own without holding on. You might be thinking about walking but you prefer to crawl really fast to something that you want.

You love to sit and figure things out, you are so good at opening containers and figuring out how toys(and non toys) work. Some of your favorite toys are cars/trucks, basketball hoop, lacrosse stick, random objects found by accident, puzzles, books, the ipod and ipod dock, anything with buttons to push.

You try so hard to tell us what you want! Pointing has been your favorite way for a while now, once you figured out how to train mommy. You will point to things you want and nod your head yes or sign please. You are still signing but you love to point. You say a few words...or try to say them. Its so cute! You can say dog, daddy, cheese(this is new), hot, bye bye, up, mama, yes and hi. You will blow kisses when we say give kisses or I love you...its mommy's favorite!  You also will lay your head down and say "awwww" when we tell you to be a sweet baby...even on the kitchen floor, haha!

You have the best personality, even though you like to throw tantrums sometimes...we just ignore those. You are so happy and love to be silly and make funny faces at us. You have started rolling your eyes and making this face that says "I'm up to no good but will try to get away with it b/c I know I'm so cute."  You still love to dance and will dance to any music you hear around the house.

You eat everything mommy and daddy eats now and drink whole milk!  You are doing well with your sippy cup and you don't really need your bottle anymore, maybe once or twice a day. 

Well, little one year old...you won't be our baby for long but we enjoy watching you change and learn every day. You will soon be our little toddler!

We love you, Dillon Thomas!  :)

Dillon's First Birthday!

I know this is really late but better late than never!  Dillon won't know the difference!

Dillon had such a wonderful Birthday and party with all of his family and friends. He is definitely loved by so many people!  His birthday party weekend was the weekend before his birthday and the weather turned out to be perfect...so glad it wasn't 40 degrees like now!  We had his party at Little River Park(great place for a party) with a stressful start because we were throwing things together last minute that morning and running late as usual! Ha! I probably over did myself a little, but it was worth it in the end! Thank you Evan(and Paula Deen) for pulling through on the Mac N Cheese, it was soooo good....and we ate it for about a week afterwards, haha! Besides the wind(does not go well with tissue paper pom poms and light weight decorations) everything went smoothly! We sang to Dillon and he "smashed" his smash cake with some help from mommy. He didn't know what to think but he did try it! He loved hanging out with his buddies and seeing his uncle Peter for the first time since last Christmas!
 On his actual birthday, Evan and I had off, so we spoiled him all day and let him get away with whatever he wanted...just kidding. We did start his birthday tradition(same one Evan had) of putting his presents under his bed while he was sleeping and then the next morning, he found them, pulled them out and opened them all with such excitement! NOT!  We pretty much had to do it all for him but it will be a fun tradition when he wants and can actually participate!  :) Nicole came over to give him(and mommy, lol) a birthday present, his super play yard! Thanks, Nicole!  We did some more cake smashing out in the leaves and then went shopping at Buy Buy Baby. That evening, we took him to Red Robin and then Local Yogurt for dessert. He loved his pumpkin frozen yogurt...and so did I!
  Here are some pictures from his party and birthday. Enjoy!

Dillon's Birthday Pictures


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