bloggy doodle

bloggy doodle (n. - blog-ee dood-l): a peek into the life of a teacher mama and police recruit daddy and their reasons for being: a brown-eyed, blonde-haired little boy and his furry, four-legged partner in crime...and coming soon, a baby girl!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

on the move!

During my BloggyDoodle hiatus (December - June), Hamilton hit several major movement milestones. Check out the following video clips to catch up on his progression from rolling over to walking!

26 November 2010 (3 1/2 months)

23 January 2011 (5 1/2 months)

20 February 2011 (6 1/2 months)

5 March 2011 (7 months)

5 April 2011 (8 months) 

15 May 2011 (9 1/2 months)

30 May 2011 (10 months)

7 June 2011 (10 months old)

22 June 2011 (10 1/2 months)

First Steps: 22 June 2011 ~ not captured on video

1 July 2001 (11 months)

7 July 2011 (11 months)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

the homestretch

Our 7 lbs. 15.5 oz. bundle of joy is now nearly 22 lbs. and just two and a half weeks away from turning ONE! Take a look back at how he has grown and changed each month...

toes in the water, diaper in the sand...

We just returned from a week at Ocean Isle Beach with the Snoke Family: Drew, Michele, Lexi, and Juli. It had been 3 years since our last trip to OIB, NC. Bringing Hamilton along this time made the experience all the more fun and special!

Next stop: Ocean Isle Beach!

Wake me up when we get there!

Thanks to Mimi and YaYa, we were able to pass the time
in the car with multiple viewings of Classical Baby!

Ready for our first day at the beach!

First dip in the ocean!

After taking his first steps on June 22,
Hamilton got lots of practice walking on the beach.

Happy Birthday, America!

Patriotic rubber ducky from Lexi.

Hamilton spent most of the week in a towel and/or swimsuit.

Baby beachwear.

One of many wagon rides to the beach.

It was all fun and games until
Hamilton was no longer the only cargo on board.

Get me out of here!

Sporting a Volunteer Tradition hat (by our friend, Mason Jones).

Hamilton had to wear Daddy's hat
when we forgot the baby beach hat at the beach house.

My name is Hamilton. I am a Leo. I enjoy long walks on the beach.

Hamilton does not know how to play Bocce Ball,
but he loved playing with the game balls.

Naps on the beach. Such a rough life!

Hamilton said, "Oooooh!," every time the waves rolled in.

All smiles at the beach!

Soaking up the last minutes of our final day at the beach.

Hamilton reflecting on his first beach experience.

Zero Tasking...
sometimes nothing is the right thing to do.

Doing nothing for an entire week
reminded us of the one thing we need to 
remember and be grateful for every day: truly is.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

boy's best friend

A boy and his dog make a glorious pair,
No better friendship is found anywhere.
(excerpt from A Boy and His Dog by Edgar Guest)

Welcome home, Hamilton!

Guard dog.

Snuggle buddies.

Doggie love seat.

Teaching Hamilton to keep his eye on the ball.

What Hamilton would look like with blond hair.

Christmas Card 2010.

Santa's Little Helpers.

Napping cheek to cheek.

This footrest sure is fluffy.

On top of Old Foster, all covered with fur...

We all need somebody to lean on.

One bone for you. One bone for me.

Hold me.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Best friends for 7 months and counting.

What's this taste like?

Foster doubles as a seat while Hamilton plays.

Last week, Hamilton caught on to 
Foster's favorite passtime, throwing the Kong.
We're not sure who enjoys it more, the baby or the dog!