Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Picture Tour of Christmas at The Hinton House

Mawmaw and Pawpaw Sammy's

Christmas with Nana, Papa, Aunt Holly, Uncle Jordan, and Aunt Haley

Mawmaw and Pawpaw Princess'

Christmas with Ella

Christmas with Mimi, Grandpa, Uncle Kye, Aunt LeLe, and Cole

GiGi Hazel and Papaw's

Christmas Morning

Grandma J and Pop's

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Lot to Blog About

Ok, so a lot has happened in the last 12 days. Here is a short recap...

Kate got her picture made with Santa. She was scared to death (who could blame her with a Santa looking like that, he looked half dead!)

Erica and I went for a short trip to New York. We ice skated, saw the Rockettes, went shopping, and toured the city. Click here to catch all the details.

Oh, by the way, did you know that NYC cabs now have TVs in them? You can watch the news, weather, sports updates, and a bunch more. Check it out if you are in town anytime soon!

When we got back we went to Stone Mountain Park for some Christmas fun. Here is Kate watching the Christmas laser show. She danced and clapped along to all of the songs!

Kate wasn't too interested in riding the train around the mountain, but we did get a smile out of her for the picture! No smile for Dad though, guess he wasn't feeling it either!

Wednesday, December 17th was the big day....inducement day that is! We all went to the hospital to wait on Cole's arrival. Mimi and Grandpa walked the halls with Kate.

A little after lunch Kate met her little cousin Cole for the first time as he was being wheeled down to the nursery. I think I heard her say "I love you Cole and can't wait to teach you all kinds of really cool things like how to ride in a wagon and say the word No" in the midst of her gibber- gabber :)

I got to hold him a little while later. Doesn't he look just like me? Well, maybe not, but I love him any ways!

Happy Birthday Cole! We are so excited that you are here and can't wait to start spoiling you rotten! You have a lot of catching up to do to get even with Kate!

The stats: Arrived on 12/17/08 at 11:52 am, 7lbs 11oz, 21 in long. What a beautiful baby boy!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Cole Is On The Move!

Kye and LeAnne went to the doctor today for their weekly checkup and the doc said she is already dilated to a 4! Can you believe it? 3 weeks until the due date and already a 4! They said Cole is approxamitely 7 pounds and whenever he decides to come they will let him. Can I just say...I AM SO EXCITED! Hopefully it won't be long. As soon as her contractions become consistant and about 10 minutes apart they will admit her to the hospital. To be continued...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

An Apology

I just wanted to say that I am very sorry for not posting in quite some time. I broke my camera in recent days and now have to hold it just the right way for it to work. Hopefully I'll have it fixed soon and will be up and running again in no time! Between now and then I'm going to do my best to keep everybody updated pictures or no pictures! Hope everyone has a great day! Lots of love!

Kate's Christmas List

Kate thinking about what she would like for Christmas.

Jotting down the first few ideas.

Making sure to include everything.

The final product.

Hope everyone can read toddlernese!

Mom's Little Helper

Well, like with everything else, Kate wanted to help me decorate the house for Christmas. Now that she has learned how to climb the ladder of her slide a step-stool was no problem for her.

She worried me to death insisting that I not come near her and especially touch her while she was getting to the top!

But in the end, she had a great time being my helper and stayed in one piece. Got to love that independent spirit! Thanks Kate for helping make the house look so festive!

Very Thankful

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here is our little Turkey posing for a picture.

We had great food!

Great company!

And we missed dearly those that we couldn't get around to see this year! We count each and every one of you a blessings each day and never take for granted the love and care you share with us. Thanks!