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!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

goodbye, summer. hello, fall.

Congratulations to our favorite newlyweds, Eric and Jordan!
Ice cream treat after an end-of-summer swim date at Lakeside with mama's teacher teammates.

Moonlighting on the weekends as Junior Bartender at Kern's Korner.

Exploring an unattended bulldozer.

First UK game of the season.

Like father, like son.

Flipping "panpakes."

Admiring the boats with Auntie Hayley.

Feeding an elk a carrot at Henry's Ark.

Reliving Daddy's glory days at the '97 St. X State Champtionship Reunion.

Teaching Baby Kolbi how to read.

Pre-game snack before cheering on the Herd in WV.

Smooches for the Marshall buffalo.

Sporting his new "pack pack."

Riding Mr. Stan's tractor.
Watching "cockters" at Bowman Field with PawPaw.

Rocking his Fall-weather uniform of jeans and chucks.

Toasting his tootsies by the hot "bire" pit.

Bending it like Beckham.

Checking emails.

Bundled up for brunch on the deck with his bestie.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

big boy birthday!

Hamilton's 2nd birthday celebration included unusually cool summer temperatures, delicious summer fare, construction-themed cupcakes, and good times and special memories with our dearest family and friends!


Relishing in his birthday serenade.

Personalized cupcake for the birthday boy by Ms. Kara Watkins.

Hamilton, deep in thought, weighing the options for his birthday wish.

After two cupcakes, we realized he wasn't asking for a new one because he didn't care for the cake flavor...he was only interested in the fondant truck toppers.

Our new favorite number!

Hamilton's collection of vehicles multiplied on the day of the party.

Cheering mama on at the Color Run the morning after the party!

Family photo at the Color Run.

Kiki made it home for the birthday bash!

We finished out the birthday weekend with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge with Mimi, Bob, Auntie Danielle, Uncle Chris, PeyPey, Logie, Aunt Bethie, and Cousin Michael.

Hamilton was way more interested in and less threatened by the wolf ears than the water park.

The annual birthday blog would not be complete without a trip down memory lane .  .  .

Sunday, August 1, 2012 ~ 12:42am. Welcome to the world, HRH!
Sock Monkey 1st birthday party.

September, 13 months. Marshall v. WVU in Morgantown.

October, 14 months. Trick or Treat!

November, 15 months.

December, 16 months. Business exec in the making.

January, 17 months. Off to school!

February, 18 months. Early dismissal due to snow!

March, 19 months. St. Patrick's Day parade.

April, 20 months. Spring Break bootcamp at Kiki's in Delaware.
May, 21 months. Garden hose facial.

June, 22 months. Captain Hamilton on Rough River.

July, 23 months. Ocean Isle Beach vacation with the Snokes.

Happy 2nd Birthday, little man!

Monday, July 9, 2012

to the beach and back

Poolside in Charlotte.

Shades on and ready for Day 1 at Ocean Isle Beach.

Can you dig it, fool?

Spectacular lightning storm in the evening.
It only rained once the whole week!

Morning run along the shore.

Beach boys.

Catch du Jour.

Chowing down on the perfect size cob.

Foster could not join us at the beach,
but we got our fix with Fin at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.

After dinner at the Giggling Mackerel.

Patriotism at its finest.

4th of July Parade with cousins, Lexi and Juli.

Admiring the golf cart floats in the parade.

Stars and stripes family photo.

Hamilton proudly waving his miniature flag to all the passers by.

Patriotic beachwear model.

Watching the waves with Mama.

Who knows how many miles this truck saw in the sand!

Bocce Ball fanatics.

Wish we could stay here all summer!

Daddy: 10 stitches after landing on an oyster bed in the canal.
Hamilton: Boo-boos from beach shoes.

Soaking up our last day at the beach.

We stopped on the Foothills Parkway to take in
the scenic view on the way to Gatlinburg, TN.

Watching the diver feed the fish at Ripley's Aquarium.

Petting a horseshoe crab.

Waving at the penguins.

Debating which dance move to debut
at Eric and Jordan's wedding in Martin, TN.

Taking a breather at the hottest wedding we've ever attended.

Reunited and it feels so good!

Sitting on top of Foster has to be a
close second to sitting on the beach!