Monday, November 11, 2013

A few more firsts...

First Valentine:
Remember that post (way back when I posted regularly) where I told you TJ takes Teddy to the grocery store at the drop of a hat?  Well, it's still true.  It's so true that Teddy has quite the following at the local Tom Thumb.  It freaked me out the first time I took him to the store.  I felt like everyone was staring and about to question my right to have him with me.  Teddy got several "hello's" and I got "Where's TJ?"  Note to self:  take your son grocery shopping more.

It happened sooner than I thought it would.  Teddy received his first official Valentine.  (My heart is breaking just typing this).  A checker at the grocery store bought him a balloon and stickers.  He loved it.  She beat me to the punch.  Barely one month past his first birthday and he got his first Valentine's...whew...the teenage years may be a little scary.  

Yes, we did tie the balloon to him and watch him try to catch it.  It's the little things in life.

First Birthday Party:
While still recovering from my little boy getting a Valentine's day gift and flashing forward 15 years to a real girlfriend...I get another blow...he's been invited to his first official birthday party where I don't know the parents (Gavin is his best friend at daycare). We've seen his parent's during drop off / pick up, but we don't know know them, you know?  A few pics from his first grown up party...soooo weird. Time slow down.  Also, the drooling will stop eventually, right?  Right? RIGHT?!?!

Who's surprised that TJ's having more fun than most of the kids? Not me.
Our little drooly monster.  Hopefully he'll outgrow bibs by High School.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Anyone still here?

Yeah - about that whole "updating my blog" thing.  Whoopsies.  It's very surreal to me that people read this.  I write some posts and then forget to publish them.  Then it's been a few months so why would I post them now?   I've had a few requests for updates so I'm just going to back date some of these and we'll catch up over the last year.  So just pretend that these next several posts were actually published and/or written at the time they occurred. Great, thanks. 

Let's see...where did we last leave off in this journey?  Teddy had just turned one.  I gave you some insight into my family with my sister Carol and brother-in-law RIchy.  Wow.  Seems like we have a lot of ground of cover.  I better start writing...