Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We went to Burt’s Farm last weekend…yes, it is the most popular pumpkin patch in Georgia, and we may have been crazy for going there on a Sunday…but it was worth it! The boys had so much fun riding in the wheelbarrow, picking out pumpkins, and going on a hay ride. My parents and Steve’s mom joined us…

Burts farm- family




I turned the big 31 on Wednesday. I can’t believe it! We began celebrating at my parent’s house after the pumpkin patch last weekend- my mom made me my favorite cake (yellow cake with homemade chocolate icing), which is an annual tradition. This year may have been the best one yet. On my actual birthday, I spent the day doing all of the things that I love- being a doctor (I worked half of the day), being a mommy (had a blast with the boys all afternoon), and being a wife (Steve and I went to Cinebistro- a new dinner/movie theater near our hose). As simple as the day seemed, it was just perfect. Here's to a great year.


Ty has been walking more and more over the past couple of weeks…I think we are going to have our hands full!

Ty walking

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ty’s One Year Update and Birthday Party!

My poor little Ty got a nasty stomach bug last week…three days later, we found out that he also had a double ear infection and was cutting his first molar! Needless to say, he had a rough few days with very little eating and drinking. At his one year appointment, he had lost just over a pound from his illness (he was a little over 25 pounds prior to the stomach bug). The good news is that because he is so big, that still put him in the 70th percentile for weight. I think he has put most of the weight back on- he has been eating like a mad man the past couple of days! He is 31.75” tall (95th percentile for height).

Ty bdayFamily 1

grandparentsLee and Mike

Thankfully, we celebrated his first birthday the weekend before with a barn animal themed party at our house complete with a petting zoo and a pony! There were about thirty kids there, and they all had a blast petting the animals and riding the horse. Ty LOVES animals and was right in on all of the action. He had no fear of the pony – he rode it like a champ! MJ had a great time holding the rabbit (aka. Peter Cottontail) and feeding the goats.

ty in farm 2ty in farm

ty pig

Ty horse 1Ty horse 2a

MJ horseboys feeding goatpetting zoo 1

petting zoo 2petting zoo 4jadyn horse

Ty loves to eat, so I was surprised he wasn’t too crazy about his smash cake… he took one lick of it, put his icing filled hands in his hair, and didn’t eat much else (in fact, he kept shaking his head “no” when I tried to give him a bite). It was hilarious! I guess he hasn’t inherited his mommy’s sweet tooth (yet). :)

birthday cake

smash cake 1smash cake 2

At one year:

Ty eats only table foods and is on whole milk. (I am soooo glad to be done with formula!) I think we might have trouble getting him off the bottle, but we are down to ~2 per day (sometimes 3). He is walking and talking more….he will walk from one thing to another and halfway across the room, but that is about it for now. Some of his words are obvious “mama, dada, ball” but most of the time it is a stream of babbles (I’m pretty sure he knows what he is saying, though)!

He continues to love the outdoors, music, books, airplanes, trains, wheels, dancing, playing and laughing (especially at/with his brother).

I think I have said this on all of his monthly updates this year, but he is truly the sweetest, happiest, most easy-going baby. He is always smiling (unless MJ takes one of his toys or he is hungry/tired). These two little boys make me smile every day – I am truly blessed.

last pic- ty is one

Happy one year, sweet baby Ty.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy First Birthday, Ty!

October 5, 2010

Dear Ty,

One year ago today, I held you in my arms for the first time and instantly fell in love. You have grown into such an amazing little boy... You are truly a gift from God, a little angel here on earth. Thank you for the joy, smiles, laughter and love you have brought into our lives.

October 5, 2011

Happy one year, my sweet baby boy.