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!

Monday, January 2, 2012

catch up if you can!

Happy New Year! Blogging once a month is at the top of my list of resolutions in 2012. It's not that we don't have so much to's just that finding the time to compose an entry full of updates and pictures is the trick!

Hamilton has been going and growing since learning to walk last summer. We are always on the go and rarely at the computer. I thought it would be fun to bring everyone up to speed with a month by month catch up session, complete with flashbacks. Enjoy these highlights from life in the world of Hamilton...

In August, we celebrated Hamilton's Golden Birthday (1 year old on the 1st). 30 family members and friends joined us for a sock monkey-themed summer barbecue. Everything went off without a hitch!

August 1, 2010: 7 lbs. 15.5 oz and 20.25" long.
One year, 16 lbs. and 10" later!

Special cupcake for the Birthday Boy (by Kara's Cupcakes & Confections).

Birthday lunch with Daddy!

September means only one thing in our season! Hamilton attended 2 UK games and 4 Marshall games, all over the course of 3 months.

First tailgate of the season.

Dressed up just like Daddy to cheer on the Wildcats!
Go Herd!

Celebrating a big win over Louisville
with Uncle Gerad (wide receivers coach).
Posing with the Thundering Herd.

October was full of Fall and Halloween-related events and more football, of course. Since we love all things sock monkey, we couldn't resist dressing Hamilton up as one for his first festivities as a trick-or-treater!

Halloween Party at the Louisville Zoo.
A few of the many characters who greeted us at the zoo.
Our little Picasso at the Creative Beginnings Fall Festival.
Speaking of Picasso...
Our annual trip to Huber's Orchard and Winery.
First horse "ride."
"Hammin'" it up!
Trick or Treat!
Happy Halloween!
Halloween 2010. Our little spider sure has changed!

September and October were busy months for us, so we tried to relax and spend a lot of time at home in November.

One of his favorite things to do: make a mess!
Can you hear me now?
School picture.
The rumors are true. Hamilton was a UL fan for 1 day.
Bath time is our favorite time of day!
He loves to ride his bike outside AND around the house.
True love.

December is our favorite month of the year, as the holiday spirit is in full effect AND we get several days off work to spend with friends and family. Besides Christmas, highlights of this month include Hamilton's first haircut and a family trip to Chicago.

All aboard!
On an important business call during Christmas Eve dinner.
Christmas morning.
What a difference a year makes!

Merry Christmas!
We were able to play outside on Christmas, as it was unseasonably warm.
Cutest present under the tree!
We enjoyed spending the day with Cousin Blake and his family (from Milwaukee) in Chicago.
Navy Pier.
Excited for the day at the Chicago Children's Museum.
The "Move" Room was Hamilton's favorite of all the activities at the museum.
We sure do love visiting Godfather Phil and Aunt Cath in Chicago!

BloggyDoodle posts in the works: "When I Grow Up" and "Say What?"