Feb 7, 2012

November in a nutshell

November was almost as busy as October.  There was lots of father-son bonding over cheering on the the Wildcats in football.  We also took a road-trip to Kansas to celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends and family.  Gibson was awesome during the long 9 hour drive.  How did we get so lucky?

The best kind of kisses...

This is how he sleeps ALL the time.  Doesn't seem comfortable...

Daddy and son also celebrated Miss Annabelle's 1st birthday in style with purple chops and all.  AB's party  was loads of fun.  We held a parade in my sister's neighborhood.  The Gaides carried a custom 5 foot long Happy Birthday AB banner walking in front of the Fireman Dan's SUV with the lights and siren going.  They were followed by the 2 oldest Berger boys riding their tricycles throwing candy to the neighbors and blowing birthday horns.  Then comes Lane driving his John Deer tractor with Gibson riding on it's trailer.  Lane was also blowing horns and throwing out candy (we had to tell him to keep his eyes on the road about a million times).  Last but certainly not least, AB and Andrew (youngest Berger boy) were being pulled in a wagon by my sister and Claire.  All the boys, including the adults, had their faces painted.  We were a sight to see!  My sister's whole block came out to watch the parade.  It really was a touching celebration.  You can see it all on video on my sister's blog (thebutlerchronicles.blogspot.com).  You may have to search for it; the title is "I saw God today".

Happy 1st Birthday sweet Annabelle!

Watching the KSU/A&M game intensely in the 4th OT.

We started off the Kansas trip by going to Jerod's hometown, Beloit, to visit our good friends that we hadn't seen since the wedding and introduce Gibson to them.  We were so lucky to be invited to stay at Scott and MaryJane Chapman's beautiful house.  The Stillwells and Adams came over with their little stinkers and MJ cooked us all dinner.  Gibson was so excited to meet everyone, especially Aunt MJ and Scott.  We miss them all so much!

I smell TROUBLE...
Kemper, Tripp and Gibson

The gang.

Gibson didn't want to leave MJ.

Finally, we spent a few days at the Grandparents house.  Mommy and Daddy got to relax while Gibson had a ball playing with them and his Uncle Justin.  Thanksgiving lunch was delicious!  We also celebrated Christmas while we were there and Gibson got spoiled.  As much as we don't like to play favorites, Gibson's favorite present was from his Grandma and Grandpa Waggoner.  It is a red leather rocking chair that Frank got for his 2nd Christmas and passed down to Jerod for his 1st Christmas.  We all love it!

Someone is having fun opening presents.

Digging his new chair

About to grub on some yummy Thanksgiving dinner.

Best buddies!

3 generations of handsome Waggoner men

Since we were only 20 minutes away from my best friend Kylee, we went to their house for dinner one night.  Her little ones are getting so big.  I feel like it was just yesterday when Lincoln was a baby.  Now he's as big as Saelyn!

That's one big boy!


Feb 4, 2012

A LOT of catching up to do

I have to apologize to all of you for my 3 month hiatus; as Gibson get's older and more active, I get worn out and lazy when it comes to posting pictures.  I promise to do at least one post a month from here on out. Let's get started with the last 3 crazy months starting with October...

Towards the end of October, Jerod, Gibson and I took a road trip to Rogers to visit Shoshie and Poppa D for a whole week.  It was the most beautiful drive with all the trees starting to change color.  The weather was perfect, the food was great and we all had an amazing time.

 Piano lessons at 4 months old.

 The best kind of kisses...

While in NW Arkansas, we visited Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari in Gentry, AR.  It was awesome seeing all the animals in their "natural" habitat and up close and personal.  I put some of my photography skills to work.  The pictures below don't due these animals any justice but I tried...

Blonde Buffalo

Look who slept entirely through his first zoo experience?

The Zebras were my favorite.

Since Kansas City is only a 3 1/2 hour drive from Rogers, we also took a trip their to introduce Gibson to his Great Grandparents and to meet a couple of my friends.  

Nano and Gibson

Poppy and Gibson

You can tell where Gibson gets his beautiful blue eyes.

We also took a trip to Bentonville to visit Jerod's childhood friend, Jake and his beautiful family.

Sweet little Eden.

The original Walmart.

Last but certainly not least, we celebrated Halloween at Shoshie's house.  No trick or treating this year but we just HAD to get this costume. 

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock. Everybody in the whole cell block was dancing on the Jailhouse Rock.

Oct 22, 2011

Are you ready for some football?

Gibson sure is!  He bleeds purple and is our little lucky charm.  K-State currently has 7-0 record.  Daddy loves watching the game with his little man and little man loves it too (although mommy isn't too happy that her baby is in awe of the TV).

Gibson recently went to his first birthday party that was for his friend, Woods.  It was a pool party and Jerod and Gibson had a blast.

Gaby + Gibson = BFFs.  Gaby is Gibson's all time favorite person.  He lights up every morning when he sees her.  We are so lucky to have her take care of him on the days that I go to work.  She loves him like he is her own.  She is getting married this December and something tells me that Mister Gibster is going to be one jealous kiddo when the time comes for her to have her own baby.

Last but not least, we have our 4 month old photo shoot below for your viewing pleasure.  G loves his baths.

He weighed in at 15lbs and 6oz and measured 25 1/4 inches long at his 4 month checkup.  Both measurements are in the 50th percentile.  His head, however, is at the 95th percentile.  He definitely takes after his daddy ;)