Snow in Atlanta

 Jada got her Christmas wish . . . it snowed! She has been asking me for months when it is going to snow, and I never really know what to tell her. I just kept saying, "It doesn't usually snow here, so there is a good chance we won't get any" but at the same time, we have had at least one snow storm every winter since we have been here so the odds were in her favor. Well, last weekend we got about 1 inch of snow. Just enough to satisfy Tucker and Jada's hunger for snow. It was perfect:) The kids woke up and immediately put on their gear and headed out.

the traditional hot chocolate after a morning in the snow


Memphis's 1st Birthday

Our little buddy turned one, and we had to celebrate!

On his actual birthday, Michael took the day off work and we spent the day at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. I have been a few times with the kids, but it has been years since we last went. It was so much fun! They recently reopened it after some renovations and it was great. It was fun before, but it has definitely improved. We all loved it!

After our fun at the museum, we came home, took short naps, then had one of Memphis's favorite dinners (Dinner in a Dish) and then cupcakes. It was the perfect 1st birthday:)

A few days after his birthday, we invited some of our friends over to have a little pizza party for him. Memphis loves pizza! Unfortunately, he got a fever on his birthday and still had it for the party, but he was a good little sport. It was fun to celebrate with our friends!

this is what happens when you don't give Memphis a cupcake that you hold in front of him fast enough 

 Happy Birthday Memphis, my man!


Memphis is 1! (Memphis's 11th & 12th Month)

Our little guy is 12 months old! I honestly can't believe that it has been a year. Time has flown by.

The past year has been amazing! Memphis is the best baby. We love him so much. I can't imagine our life without his infection smile and sweet personality. We love you Memphis Boo Boo!

Let's start with his 11th month . . .

As of December 21st, Memphis:
* weights 23.5 pounds
* is about 31.75 inches tall
* has started saying "mama" more often . . . but still not a ton
* learned to nod his head "yes"
* got his 7th tooth (his bottom left from the middle)
* took his first ride on a swing and loved it
* sat on Santa's lap for the first, and second, time
* has started waving "hi" and "bye"
* went on your first hike
* loves drinking from a sippy cup and likes milk. Hooray!
* went to the Georgia Aquarium for the first time
* celebrated your first Thanksgiving
* was able to meet his Aunt Kimberly, Uncle Ben, and cousins, David, Eric & Luke
* can say "hi" and "bye", and "ah oh"
* has started "singing" to music
* went to a bowling alley for the first time
* has started dancing
* went and visited Dad at work for the first time
* is sleeping through the night
* visited Charleston, SC, for the first time and got to meet his Uncle Rhet, Aunt Jessica, and cousins, Alexis, Daisy, Colby, and Ben
* has received the nickname Memphis Boo Boo

First time at the Georgia Aquarium

First Thanksgiving

Christmas jammies from Gramma J

First time to Chuck E Cheese

Visiting Santa

Reading with Jada

Family hike to the Sope Creek Ruins

 Visiting Dad at work

 First time on a swing

 First time bowling

 Fun at the park

Your new favorite past time

Just getting yourself some breakfast

 Some outtakes from your 11 month shoot

As of January 21st, 2016, Memphis . . .
* weights 24 pounds 2 ounces (above the 88th percentile)
* is 32.5 inches tall (still over the 100th percentile)
* has started talking more and more and can say, "thank you", "whoa", "oh  no", "ball", "mama", "Jada", "Daddy O", and "pop"
* tried Pop Rocks for the first time and thought it was the coolest thing
* is walking! He took his first steps on December 27th and has taken more and more every day. He can now walk from couch to couch, or across the kitchen. He is getting pretty good!
* got his 8th tooth
* celebrated his first Christmas and got to meet all of the Tucker family
* loves playing with Tucker and Jada
* still eats like a champ and seems to always be hungry
* sleeps through the night and takes great naps
* loves his muslin blankets and has picked those as his special blanket
* has started screaming and screeching at Jada and Tucker when they bug him, touch him, take his toys, or do anything he doesn't like
* loves reading "Wiggly Jiggle Dinosaur" and "Peek A Who?" with daddy
* has turned into destruction man and enjoys making messes. He makes a good mess in one place, then moves to the next. He especially loves taking all the DVDs off the shelf and dumping out the Lego bucket
* enjoys being outside
* likes getting out of the house and running errands (at least for awhile)
* loves playing with the kids tool bench and tools
* went to the Children's Museum for the 1st time
* really loves his Aunt Lindsey and Uncle Kenny
* is the sweetest, happiest little guy, who melts our hearts!

My little Valentines

Memphis with his best buds

Gingerbread houses and Poop Rocks

 Rub a dub dub

 Fun walks in Charleston

 Your 12 month outtakes

Opps, a little spill