Sunday, November 26, 2006's finally here!

Cole's first tooth (granted it's teeennny tiny right now) finally emerged on Saturday, November 25th. I was delighted to discover it as he was gumming my thumb...more pics to come as it emerges.

Please excuse my poor Photoshop work!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Giving Thanks

Cole didn't want anything to do with this picture but he sure did love his Stage 2 Gerber Turkey with Sweet Pototatoes (and the mashed potatoes from mom's plate!). I figured it was a necessary part of his First Thanksgiving...too bad the tryptophan didn't put him in the slumber that crept through the rest of us in the afternoon.

Cool Whip was also a first....he loved that on pumpkin pie!

Monday, November 20, 2006

The next generation...

...of Atkins boys! Pap and Grandma came to visit on Friday in Alexandria. We strolled through Old Town in the evening for dinner and on Saturday afternoon we drove to York, PA to visit with Dave, Amy, Connor, Blake and Great-Grandma Atkins.

Cole is still a little young for the fun and games of 1 1/2 and 5 year old Blake and Connor...but this time next year...look out!

Friday, November 17, 2006

All in a day's work

As many of you may know, I'm very fortunate to have a flexible work schedule that allows me to work from home on Thursday and Fridays. Cole and I get to hang out and play, take walks and other fun things and during his naps I get to squeeze in time to work. This week...Cole wanted to help!

Here he is...getting a little dirty in some "trash", among one of Jordan Honeyman's latest plans for a residence in Delaware.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Rainy Days

Not sure where you are reading this from, but the weekend's weather on the East Coast was night and day. Saturday was gorgeous...sunny, mid 70's....with a back drop of yellow, red and orange fall leaves...beautiful. Sunday, on the other hand, was cold and rainy...but the perfect day to stay in and enjoy the antics of the little one.

Cole experienced his first teething biscuits...ok'd by the pediatrician at his doctor's appointment on Friday (wewhoo...14lbs 8.4 oz!). He also showed mom and dad that sitting up is old news as he bent his little body in half and then returned it to sitting position.

Here's a pic of him chowing down on a biscuit....hilarious... as one of them stuck to his pajamas and he continued to search for it on the tray. I nearly fell to the floor laughing!!!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Half a year

Wow I can't believe our little one is 6 months old today. During that time he has captured my heart in a way that I cannot begin to describe and is well on his way to becoming a "Momma's boy". Craig watch out!

Each evening I can't wait for the morning to come so that I can wake up to his smiling face, which melts my heart each and every day. On the weekends, we cherish the mornings when the 3 of us can hang out in bed..even if it means that we don't get to sleep in anymore.

It's amazing how much he's changed our lives. Even Craig, who was so frightened at the prospect of a little one, turned to me before we both drifted off last night and said "take good care of him while i'm gone" (leaving for a short business trip the next morning). Awwwwwww!