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!