Thursday, July 8, 2010


Joseph and Finn (his 1st cousin and best friend)

(Joseph and Ty)

(Finn, Bryson, Melo, Joseph, and Gibbes)

Finn, Joseph and Bryson

Ty, Joseph, and Griff

Joseph loves being around his cousins. He loves hanging out with his older cousins Ty and Griff. He thinks he is such a big boy when they are around. He also has 5 cousins on my moms side of the family that are his age. And all are boys except 1 girl!! It is so fun to get to watch my son play with his cousins. He is so lucky to have such a close knit family.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!!

Joseph 8.5 month picture preview

The canines are coming in

Can't get any cuter

I am so blessed to have such an amazing dad. I know that I should probably tell him everyday and not just on fathers day how thankful I am to have such a loving, godly, generous man for my dad. I love you dad!! I am one lucky girl!!
Today is Joe's 1st father's day! Joseph is extra special to have such an unbelievable dad. Joe adores Joseph and is the best daddy. It is so much fun for me to see the way they love each other! Thank you Joe for being such a loving, giving, and involved daddy. You continue to amaze me everyday, and everyday I fall more in love with you!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Summer time here we come!!

Loving being naked on the beach

Joseph and Emily Reese at the pool

Caught Joseph putting his toys on his head (too funny)

Boating is so much fun!!

Beach baby

Happy boy

1st time on the beach

At the baptism reception

Getting baptized with parents and Godparents looking on :)

So far May has been amazing!! Joseph got baptized and all the family was there to witness such a beautiful day. He is blessed to have so many people that love him so much!!! Joseph is loving the water, whether at the pool with his girlfriend Emily Reese or on the beach naked as a jay bird!! He is such a happy baby and we are so blessed to have this ray of sunshine in our lives!! He is the BEST! I never knew it would feel this great to be a mom. My 1st mother's day was relaxing and fabulous. I have the greatest husband in the world. I also have the best job in the world. It's hard work, don't get me wrong, but it is the most rewarding thing I've ever done. Thank you Joe for working so hard so that I can stay home with our baby! It truly means everything to me. I love you!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring has sprung!!

Joseph and Finn loving on GP

Cheese :)

Joseph loves his BB

So happy Mommo is here

Cousin lovin

Happy to be on the boat for the 1st time

Knocked out

Loving spring time

Beautiful Angel

Drooling all over the place

Joseph got his first tooth!!! He was absolutely miserable. That tooth caused so much pain!! I felt so bad for him :( Once it broke through the gums, he was back to his normal happy self! They say the 1st tooth is the hardest so lets hope that is true!!
He is now sitting up so well that we put him in the grocery cart and high chairs at restaurants! He loves looking around and studying everything and everybody. This is such a fun age!!
Easter was great! Mommo (Joe's mom) came and stayed with us and got to spend some time with Joseph. We had a fabulous time on Easter with my family as well.
Joseph went on his first boat trip yesterday and fell asleep before we even left the dock! He loved to sound of the motor!! It hummed him right to sleep. It wasn't long before the Blue Angels (an acrobatic jet team) woke him up. He was terrified!! I felt like the worst mom ever. Poor baby was scared to death!! I hope it didn't scar him for life!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pictures for fun!

Just wanted to share a few more pictures of Joseph as he is getting soooo BIG!!! He loves to ride in his car every night when daddy gets home. He is sitting up ALL by himself now. And I make him do silly things and take pictures of him all day long :) Today his Easter basket came in, so I couldn't resist...

Better watch out

I am sitting all by myself!!!

Can't wait for Easter!!

Isn't he the cutest!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Where does the time go?

Sweet cousins!!

We didn't even put there hands like that!!

Happy birthday Joe!

Mmm carrots!

The boys at the beach

BB and GP love their boys

One happy family

Everything goes in my mouth now

Loves his momma

Bailey in the snow

Ty boy about to throw a snowball

Man, who knew that you dont even have time to go to the bathroom much less blog when you have a baby!! They sure are cute but very time consuming!!! Joe and I have had so much fun with Joseph. He is growing into the happiest little boy and it is so nice to finally be over the colicky period!! He has this sweet smile when you come and get him out of bed in the morning. Like he missed you so much. He loves to stand in his exersaucer and bounce and play. He still is hating tummy time but we did finally get him to start rolling over! When he sits on your lap he rocks back and forth like he wants to get going. I know I will be in trouble when the crawling begins!! There is no stopping this boy. He is pretty hard headed. (wonder where he got that from) Joseph absolutely loves his bathtime. This summer is going to be so much fun cause I just know that he will love the pool.
February was full of fun. Joseph's aunt Mandy, uncle Mac, and cousins Ty and Griff came to stay with us for a weekend. Joseph loves his cousins soooo much. They are so entertaining! Plus it snowed while they were here! It was so much fun! A few weeks later we were in 70 degree weather at the beach house with BB, GP, Aunt Cog, Uncle Tradd, and Finn. Joseph loves his cousin Finn. They are gonna be best buds. It will be cool when Finn realizes that Joseph exists!! I cant believe how fast Joseph is growing up!! It is sorta sad!! But I am loving every minute staying home with him and am so blessed to have this time.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

It's been too long

So much has happened in the last 6 weeks. I dont know where to begin. Joseph's cousin Finn was born December 18th. Joseph sat in the waiting room for 12 hours waiting for Finn to be born and did not close his eyes once!!! As soon as he saw Finn was okay he passed out!! Too cute.

Then we had Christmas at BB and GP's house. Mommo came to town and stayed with us. Joseph was spoiled and loved his first Christmas. He dressed in his tux that his daddy bought him :) Too Funny.

We went to Columbia for New Years Eve to have a late Christmas with Joseph's cousins Ty and Griff. They love Joseph so much. It is adorable to see them all together.

While we were in Columbia Joseph developed a fever. He continued to have fever that Monday when we got home so we took him to the doctor. The doctor said it must be a virus. Long story short, he had a fever for the next 10 days but acted fine. He saw the doctor 3 times and they didnt find anything wrong with him. On Sunday we went and got prayer at church for his fever. That night my dad suggested we try a different thermometer. The different thermometer showed that he had no fever. Joe went and got a third thermometer and he didnt have a fever after all! He had received tylenol every 4 hours for 10 days and never needed it once!!

So most of you know that Joseph was a colicky baby and we had not been successful with him sleeping in his crib throughout the night. We decided this is the time we were going to stick to our guns. So he did great for a week sleeping 10-11 hours in his crib at night then he really got sick. For the last week he had a double ear infection, conjunctivitis and a severe cough and cold. This made us feel bad to let him cry in his crib so back to square one with him sleeping with me on the couch or in the swing. (His places of comfort)

This week Joseph is well and sleeping in his crib as of last night. We started rice cereal this week too! Enjoy these pics from the last month! (They are in order most recent to the past)