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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Toby!

Today is a special day for our family...Toby turns ONE! I have done a lot of remembering of this day last year. It was a day that changed my life forever, in the most wonderful way imaginable. What a year it's been. I don't' have time to write much more...we have a party to get ready for! stay tuned...more pictures, video and thought to come.




Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy 30th!

I would like to formally welcome my baby brother to the 30's! It's taken him awhile to get here, but FINALLY, he has arrived! Happy Birthday, Nick! Enjoy your day and your family. Love you.
He is such a great brother, friend, husband and an amazing dad. Just look at how he loves and cares for his girls. (I took these a while ago for their birth announcement, so they are a little dated, but not bad)




Monday, December 24, 2007

merry christmas eve!

We are having a great time with our family this christmas and have done some fun things. Toby has done his best to sabotage all connect four games that Cami and Megan try to play (they are a good sport about it.)

Last night we went to Tillis park and road a horse drawn carriage through the "winter wonderland" of lights. It was chilly, but we had a great time. While we were waiting for our carriage to arrive we stayed warm in the car...and taught Toby to drive! Lord help us when he's a teenager.

My dad made us homemade hot chocolate to keep us warm on the ride. here are some pictures from the night...it was a ton of fun!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

no good excuse

I am sorry that it has been so long since I have updated the blog. I don't have a good excuse other than preparing for Christmas and a first birthday party.

New developments with my favorite little bald boy...mornings have become our favorite time! He wakes up between 6:30 and 7:30 (I much prefer those 7:30 mornings). when we go get him he is hanging on tightly to "froggie," snuggles in when you pick him up...as if to give you a hug and then immediately points in the direction he would like for us to walk because we have, all of a sudden, become his chariot and he is babbling the entire time.
Then he starts his desperate plea for a sippy cup of warm milk (or formula), and he isn't happy until he is laying back on a mound of pillows between Joe and I guzzling the formula. When the milk is gone we have family time on our bed...Max comes up to greet us all and Toby gives his wonderful open mouth kisses all the way around...Max's kisses are very special--Toby comes at him with his mouth open and Max, being a dog, licks him--it is totally disgusting!

This morning Toby wanted to try out Max's new bed...it's a Bark Lounger!--get it?! and new today...when I pulled out the camera, Toby POSED!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

'tis the season

This weekend we introduced Toby to one of our favorite family Christmas traditions...cutting down our Christmas tree. It was really COLD, kind of rainy and the selection of trees wasn't very good. As we were walking back and forth through a wet field, I found myself thinking...is this one of those traditions that is more fun in my mind than it is in real life? and I could hear Toby in a few years saying..."my friends just go up the street to get their tree."

Anyway, it is a Wilmot family tradition and we WILL enjoy it. Merry Christmas to all!





Wednesday, December 05, 2007

lesson learned...

Some of my fellow blogging friends will periodically post a "note to self," "life lessons" or "observations of a new mom" entry. Well, no matter what you call it, I have one...

DON'T FEED YOUR TODDLER SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS WHILE THEY ARE WEARING A WHITE SHIRT!


Toby is doing the one handed "How big is Toby?...SOOOOOOOOO BIG"
in these next 2 pictures he is letting me know that he is all done by using sign language. what a smart kid!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

it just got interesting...

it's official...we have unassisted steps! My cousin, Anna, a grad student at Northeastern, majoring in speech pathology, says "they" look for...one word, one step, one year. we are on our way!

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