Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pictures with Stephanie Hamlet

Saturday we took family pictures with Stephanie Hamlet Photography, we drove about an hour south to Peachtree City to meet up with her. Ben took a nap on the way down. We had fun taking pictures, Ben was in a GREAT mood, and I was crossing my fingers that she captured some good ones.

We took pictures by a lake and at a farmers market. After we left the farmers market (with some bread, cookies, and jam) we grabbed some lunch and got on the road back to home. We were almost home when I got a notification that I had been tagged in pictures on Facebook. She had already posted some sneak peek pictures!!

Oh My, as I flipped through them I loved the next one even more. Here are 5 of the 11 photos that she shared with us on Facebook.

I was trying to bribe him to step away from the fence. Not so much.

Here's a link to the rest of the pictures on Facebook: Facebook Album

I can't wait to see the rest when she posts them later this week. Well worth the drive to Peachtree City!!
If you are looking for a family/child photographer in the Atlanta area, check out Stephanie Hamlet Photography. She also does weddings.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekend Tidbits

Ben wasn't a fan of the Easter Bunny, death grip on Daddy's shirt.

Easter Egg Hunt

YAY! Davis and Ben playing with the eggs!

Someone is FINALLY getting closer to walking.

The Easter Bunny visited

At church

Playing in the front yard with Phillip.

His loot from the Easter Egg Hunts!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ben's party

This entry is more about how I created the theme for his party. If you know us well you know we are Gators, we bleed orange and blue! So naturally Ben's first birthday theme was gator!

All starts with a cute invite.
I did the invites using a card kit I found at Target that came with cards, envelopes, and the green paper. I cut out the gator from one I found on the website I ordered his shirt from. (So they matched)
I decorated with his monthly picture next to his gator (Albert).
 I got the cable and kit from Ikea, it worked out perfectly to hang all the pictures I took of him each month to show how much he's grown and changed.

With my sister's help and the help of Hello Cupcake we decorated the cupcakes as gators.

I made 3 kinds of cupcakes: Vanilla, Hot Chocolate, and Applesauce with Buttercream frosting. For the gator shaped "cake" I made 24 mini cupcakes and we laid them out on a cookie sheet, the scales were Oreo cookie 100 calorie packs, the teeth were shaped marshmellows, and the eyes were frosting and M&Ms.
These were free hand

Orange and Blue balloons and a gator football player... must have!

The birthday boy in his Birthday shirt for his 12 month picture with Albert
The shirt is from Izzy B Designs, Jerica makes amazing shirts!

Ben had a great time eating his Applesauce cupcake!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Weekend Bits

I know, I've been a slacker and haven't updated in a while. To see pictures from the end of February visit here:
Since we've been home from our trip to Florida we had a surprise visit from Grandpa and Carol.

He's pushing the walker around everywhere and loves to crawl into and sit in his little racetrack.
His school did a Mardi Gras parade and he had a great time pushing his shoebox float around on his walker. He was a champ.
Now on to this past weekend...

Ben had a rough one, he spent quite a bit of time like this... He cut 2 teeth Friday night but I believe there are still more coming.
But he did cheer up for enough time to have a play date with a neighbor's little boy Phillip
Phillip is 6 months old and a cutie. They will have many fun play dates in the future.

Daddy had his first putting lesson with Ben

Monday, February 14, 2011

Weekend Tidbits

Can I say annoying... I typed up this post and somehow all the words disappeared :(

Ben is practicing his walking with his Radio Flyer walker. So CUTE!

Ben got pink eye on Wednesday and started feeling better on Thursday but on friday morning woke up not feeling well he stayed home with Craig and after a while we realized he needed to go back to the doctor. So he went back to find out now he had an ear infection and a little case of brochitis. Poor baby. He has to do breathing treatments a couple of times a day.
Breathing treatments
Happy Valentine's Day!

It is PJ day at school so he got some special jammies for Valentine's Day. Awe.
Reaching to give Mommy a hug!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Weekend Tidbits

I liked the picture of Ben hamming it for the camera so much I left it up there for a couple of weeks.

He was clapping for me ;)
I FINISHED Ben's QUILT! It's so cute and he loves it. My mom drew the pattern, I modified it to be a boy gator and Carol got him the fabric for it and I did the sewing so it was a group effort.

This past weekend Ben has really started to get the hang of pushing around the walker and I also took him for a ride on it around the house. It was very cute. He might be walking by his first birthday CRAZY!

I've started planning his birthday party, I can't believe he is turning 1 next month! I hope to have the invites made this week and sent out by Saturday and I've started collecting a few things for take homes for the kids. Very exciting!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Weekend Tidbits

It's been a couple of weeks since my last update so this edition I will update what we did this past weekend and later this week update on what has been going on the last couple of weeks.

Friday was low key, got home, fed Ben played and he went to bed.

Saturday we hung out with Davis and his parents Josh and Blaire!

We went to dinner at Nuevo Laredo (thanks Blaire for sharing the pictures, I still can't believe I forgot my camera!)

and then hung out as their house for a little bit...

Ben and Davis

Still for a quick second

Moms and their babies
I can't believe they are 10 months old and we are only 2 months away from our baby boys being 1 year! Time to start planning that party!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Weekend Tidbits

Since I missed this for a couple of weeks there are A LOT of pictures.  To see even more visit

AND he actually did sleep in that night!

Are we done with pictures yet?

Thank you for the presents!

I am not going to sit still for pictures.

Ben with his Christmas gifts

9 months old on Christmas Day!

Cousins playing

Sledding down the driveway

Just before his first ride down the hill.

First sled ride and he did GREAT!

Lillian and Ben

Zoo Lights

With his new walker

GO GATORS! He cheered them on to a win!