Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy 2012?!

Wow, sorry for being so absent. It has been a busy "almost" 3 months. We had the holidays, which were wonderful. Porter has been growing, playing, running wild, and being such an amazing little man. The holidays... which were amazing. Oh... and in case you don't know, me being pregnant. This poor little old blog took a back seat.
I am due in mid July and had a rough time the first trimester. There was about a month in there that I literally had to drag myself out of bed or off the couch. Luckily for me Porter did so great. He would be really sweet and lay down with me to read his books, started helping me put away his toys when I asked, and entertained himself when I just couldn't do it. We will find out March 7th what we are having. Dr. M said at our last appointment that she is 75-80% sure we are having a little girl. YAY! Here is hoping. Either way we are happy as long as our sweet baby is healthy. But man a girl would be so much fun. We are so excited for the new addition to our family and can't wait until he/she gets here.
Another reason for this poor little blog not being updated... I didn't download pictures from my camera until 2 weeks ago... oh from Thanksgiving. So I finally have them on my computer and now I need to have a full picture post. On my list of things to do tomorrow. Hopefully it will actually happen.
I will also post a picture of the ever growing baby belly for those of you that have asked for it. Who knew the second time around I would balloon out so much faster. At this point with Porter I was still in my normal clothes, enjoying NOT having to wear maternity clothes. Not so much this time around. I'm just hoping this appetite that I have will calm down soon. If it doesn't I am going to gain 100 pounds with this one.
Here is to posting pics tomorrow. Have a good night!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Just precious!

I love this little guy with every fiber of my being. Just wanted to shout out a friendly reminder of that.

Check out his awesome bed head! I love it.

Mom... can I please go in there... I really want to!

Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Birthday Fun!

I know this is about a month late... but I finally finished editing all these pictures. There were so many good ones to pick from... I had a hard time deciding which ones to post. But the birthday post is finally here.

A big thank you to everyone that came out and helped us celebrate little man's big day. Porter is so blessed to be surrounded by so many people that love him and we couldn't feel more grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you for all the toys, books, and clothes. Thank you for all the support you give our family. Thank you for all the joy you bring to our lives.
Porter... thank you for being such a wonderful boy. Daddy and I are so thankful that God picked us to be your parents. We could not have been given and more adventurous, loving, or precious son. The last year has been a joy; to watch you grow, develop and learn. We cannot wait for the rest of your life and look forward to each and every day with you.
A peek into his BIG day...

Pre-party with his balloons... or "boons" as he calls them

The cute napkins

His cake... Mickey Mouse Clubhouse... of course
(A little sidenote about the cake... We ordered it from this wonderful bakery in Aledo, The Bake Shop. If you are ever in need of bakery items, she does amazing work. As you will soon see we had to destroy the beautiful decorating job of the cake, fondant and 1 year olds don't mix well. But the cake was fantastic.)

I don't want that stinkin' hat!

What is this stuff?

Typical "Porter face"

I'm still not sure about this stuff

Another "Porter face"

September 19, 2011... A fun filled day of doctor, zoo, and cupcakes!

Jeff took Porters birthday off work so we could spend the day together. He had his doctors appointment first thing Monday morning. He seems to have finally levelled off a little bit. He weighed in at 24 pounds 10 ounces and was 31 inches long. He is still in the 90% for height and 95% for weight, but at least he slowed down some. He took his shots like a champ, but did not like the finger prick to give blood. We went home and he took a good long nap and after lunch we headed to the zoo. This was Jeff's first time to go with us to the zoo, so it was a very special occasion!

My loves!

Talking to the "kitty cat"... they say "meow meow"

The alligator statue might be one of his favorites... they talk!
After dinner we decided to give Porter a "his size" cupcake. He thouroughly enjoyed it. I think the fact that it was a.) small and b.) not very sweet made it much more appealing to him. That added to the fact that he had his "giggle pants" on, made for a very interesting birthday cupcake with Daddy and Mommy.

Mommy... you are hilarious

Mmmmm... delicious!

Icing? Yes please!

This is the only picture that I got with him on his birthday... and I love it!

Happy birthday to the most adorable baby boy I know! We love you so much.

Friday, September 30, 2011


I know I am so behind on blogging. I will be uploading quite a few posts that I have been working on for weeks... but am just now getting to upload pictures and finish. I promise birthday post is coming.

For now... I am going to spend my Friday night with my amazing husband! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Love, Erika

Sickness and Labor Day

Porter contracted hand, foot and mouth disease (just a virus) at the museum. Not that I expect him to never get sick... but whoa! For this being his first "BIG" sickness I have to say we all managed pretty well. Except for getting Jackson sick... so sorry! We had to cancel our weekend plans to go to Montgomery to spend a few days with my brother, sister in law, and their kiddos and we hung around the house and went to the lake for a night. It was a much needed lazy weekend for all of us after having a sick baby for 10 days.

See his little sores on his chin.

Porter playing in the yard on Labor Day.

He sure does make a cute patient, doesn't he?

Hide and seek anyone???

Porter loves to play hide a seek. It it one of his favorite things to do right now. He crawls in his closet, we close the doors and hide, and he will pop out and say "Boo". And then we pop out of our hiding spots and say "boo". He laughs and we do it again. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures or videos of that because the cameras distract him and he won't do it anymore.

However, I do have a couple of pictures from my camera phone of him hiding in one of the kitchen cabinets. Pretty hilarious. When I turned around he looked at me like "can she see me?"

Thursday, September 8, 2011

We need out of the house!

After being locked away for 2 weeks we had to get out of the house. I figured the safest place to go was the zoo. He couldn't put his mouth on anything and we would be in the fresh air. It was the perfect day for it too. High of about 85! My mom was able to meet us and enjoy the zoo with us. Which was wonderful.

I just love a good picture!

Watching the penguins!

Loves the coy fish