Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Cheer!

Click here for some Christmas Cheer!

My Mom sent this to me and said "Looks like Weston picked up those famous Nielson moves!" I thought it was hilarious. Weston has made me watch it at least 10 times in a row now! He's mesmerized so I had to share!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Birthday West!

Wow! We can't believe he's already one! Sorry we procrastinated our blogging and had to do 3 posts in one night, but we'll start off with Weston since he's our favorite!

My Mom, Sister and Brother-in-law got to fly out for the big party (unfortunately grandpa got left behind, but we're glad we got to see him a few weeks ago!) West loved having Grandma and Aunt Taylor and Uncle James around. He couldn't stop showing off. He exhausted himself so well everyday that he actually stopped doing his 2am wake-up and is sleeping through the night (knock on wood!)

We started the day off with a trip to our favorite place EFRC (the Exotic Feline Rescue Center)

Everytime Weston would get upset James would blame it on the gloves (sorry buddy, we didn't come too prepared!) In reality, he just wanted to get inside the fences with the lions and tigers!

We ordered pizza to eat while we got ready for the party and Weston decided that he was still hungry and wanted to eat Grandma's pizza too...he snatched it right out of her hand. I guess he gets the pizza gene from his dad!

Weston loves balls right now so Taylor made a darling invitation and we had a ball party. I bought a bunch of balls and balloons for the kids to play with and we had all different kinds of "ball" cupcakes. It was a lot of fun.

West was a little distracted by all the balls and his friends playing with them to open presents, but he eventually figured it out!

His big present was a basketball hoop from Dad. He still needs a little help, but LOVES it when we cheer for him!

He was a little timid at first and even cried during the song, but he figured out it was cake in front of him pretty quick! Eric's favorite was watching him eat the handful of ice cream!

I had to throw this one in...I love the look on Weston's face watching the girls play with his basketball hoop!

We had so much fun at the party and hanging out the rest of the weekend with the fam...

I have to say... I think Sadie was the favorite guest. Weston kept following her around, tackling her, and hugging her. She was so patient with him!

Grandma got Weston this book for his birthday and when I sat down on the floor to read it with him, he picked it up and took it over to Grandma...I guess it's going to be "their book."

West was pretty wiped out from the weekend and enjoyed some cuddle time with Grandma.

I'm pretty sure he would have gone home with them if we let him...It's back to the same old same old now, but it was a GREAT weekend! Thanks for coming guys!

Weston Update: He's now 31.5 inches tall and 25Lbs 13oz. That keeps in the 95th percentile for height, but he's tailing off in the weight catagory...only 90th percentile.

We love this guy. He's all over the place now, and loves being the center of attention. He's learning to communicate more and more. If he's upset and you guess right at what he wants he says "yeah." If your wrong...he keeps crying. He's got a few words down: Mama and Dada, yeah, nana (Banana), dader (Danger), and eh-O (Hello-only when he's on the phone)

We're so grateful for the amazing friends and family we have that have been able to share his 1st year with us! Thank you!

Black Friday in Cincinnati!

We decided to do an overnight trip to Cincinnati the day after Thanksgiving. We did some outlet shopping, which Weston hated, and then headed to our hotel for dinner. We lucked out and our hotel was right down town with a skywalk to the mall (love priceline!) and the city was doing the annual tree lighting right in front of the skywalk that night! So we got to enjoy the festivities and Weston met Santa for the first time!

(We didn't realize we were going to run into we only had our camera phones)

The next morning we got up and ready to go to the Newport Aquarium, and realized our car keys were missing. We tore our hotel room apart, no keys. Retraced our steps to and from the car, no keys. Called the front desk, no keys. After praying and doing this all again a second time, Eric went down to the front desk and they had our keys. Apparently, they found them "right after we called." Not sure why they didn't call back, but we were REALLY grateful we found them (and just in-time to make it to the penguin parade!)

Although the 20 minute line for Scuba Santa was not worth it, West didn't mind because he got to play with the Starfish! (However, we do now know what every type of sea creature would like for Christmas!)

Weston loved running from one exhibit to the next and didn't have an extra second to actually look at the camera for a picture!

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving with friends this year. Thanks for getting us all together Catherine and making the dreaded turkey! We had a great feast. I love only making a couple things and still getting to have a GREAT feast! (Sorry you got abandoned at the kid table Matt!)

Weston couldn't decide if he belonged with the little kids hanging out with their parents or the big kids watching Santa Buddies in the bedroom!

And I just thought this was too funny. These guys were playing pretty good, but nice hugs kept turning into tackles. I guess he's quite the ladies man.