S: Jordan Joseph James 2010 - 2011
FC: Jordan Joseph James My life as one year old 2010-2011
1: Dear Jordan, You are a gift from God. You are such joy and blessing to all who know you. Papa God, Papa, and Mama love you so very much. You are the sunshine of our lives. We pray that you will grow to love and know God. That all your dreams may come true. Love, Mama
2: At 1 year old, Jordan is not yet walking but will stand up along furniture and walk around while holding on. He started walking at 17 months and he walked real well at 18 months. He a few front and bottom and to teeth. His hair is brownish red and got lighter and thicker as the year went by. He says Mama first and eventually Papa. Then several things become called Papa especially, Elmo who he loves dearly since he was 15 months. He loves Diego since a baby and he likes Dora too. He learned to say backpack from Dora at 23 months. Jordan ditched his bottles at 10 months for a sippy cup and has drunk whole milk since 12 months, which he loves.!He eats everything in site with cheese and Cheeto's being his hands down favorite. We are still working on him talking more with extra support from a speech therapist. | 12 | The Big One !
3: Jordan Joseph James 9/27/2009 | _________ | Russell (Rusty) Alan James 9/25/1978 | __________ | Virginia (Ginger) Ann Spangler James 6/20/1973 | ____ | Jordan's Family Tree | Granddaddy Terry Spangler | Grandma Patricia Spangler | Granddaddy Roger James | Grandma Mary James | ________ | Grandma Carol Marrell | --- | Granddaddy Bill Marrell
4: Jordan's Family Tree | Jordan's Great-Grandparents
6: Jordan's 1st Birthday | Jordan's 1st birthday was a lot of fun and he enjoyed it. I went with the pooh bear theme. We had the party at Rankin Lake park. We cooked hamburgers and hot dogs. Most of the family close by came. Jordan got lots of love and presents.
7: + | = | Everyones birthday cake but mine because I can't eat eggs. | My own birthday cake without eggs. | Blowing out his candles!! | Jordan enjoying his cake !! | Jordan didn't know what to think about his own cake at first. After he got started, he got into it and enjoyed it.
8: Jordan got a toy camera from Janet and Rhonda. | Presents For Me !! | Present from Wanda and Kenny and their girls. | Jordan wasn't able to open many presents on his own because of his cousins assistance. | Gifts from Brenda, Todd and their boys and Marah. These are two of his favorite toys. | Push toy his grandparents Spangler got him. He loves it. | From Grandparents Marrell | From Grandparents James | From Great grandparents Spangler
9: my Grandparents | Family that came to my Birthday party | Grandma Mary, Granddad Roger, us and Uncle Joe | Granddad terry, us, and Grandma patricia | Granddad bill, grandma carol and us | Mama, jordan, Aunt carol and Uncle george | Mama, jordan, and aunt Debbie Her husband kyle was there but unable to get his picture
10: Family that came to my Birthday party | Jordan,Mama , and Papa with Great-grandma Joyce and Great-granddaddy Boyd | Aunt wanda, brandon, Maraih, us, Justin, and Aunt brenda | uncle gerald, Mama, and jordan | Carrie, Luke, Mindy, Kara, Jada, Us, and Joshua | Rhonda, janet, and us Plus Rhonda's ferret and dog
11: Birthday Party at Uncle Gill's and TiTi's
12: Jordan's 1st visit to West Produce Farms. We had a hay ride and got two free pumpkins plus a little one for Jordan. October 2010
13: Fun on the farm | Jordan trying to milk a cow with Papa. | Jordan trying to drive a tractor. | MM! Good wooden egg!
14: 2010 | Happy | Jordan was a tiger. He enjoyed Trick or Treating and ended up with lots of treats.
15: Sleeping at Halloween party | Jordan's 2nd Halloween We went Trick -Treating at Ti's Ti's and Uncle Gilbert's neighborhood.. Got lots of candy.Than we went to a party with Ti's Ti's and Uncle Gilbert's family and friends. | 2010
16: Happy Thanksgiving | My parents came East to be with us for Thanksgiving. We visited the Vineyard near Tarhill, NC to see Christmas lights with Jordan's grandparent's Spangler. We had Thanksgiving meal at Ti Ti's and Uncle Gil's house.
17: We went to Aunt Beth's and Uncle Carl's, Holden's, Harbin's and Shelby's house in Florence, SC for our traditional Thanksgiving and early Christmas get together in early December.
18: Jesus is the reason | Let it snow | For the season !! | Let it snow | Jordan spent Christmas Eve at home with Mom's side of the family Grandma and Granddad Spangler. It snowed on Christmas Day and Jordan had his first white Christmas. He seemed to enjoy the snow. We spent time with Granddad and Grandma James. We also went to Great Grandparents Spangler house to eat and open presents.
20: Merry Christmas!!
21: Dear Santa, Please bring me cars, music toys, books, & more teeth without the pain. Love, Jordan
22: We took a trip to Caesar's Head, SC where Papa lived when he was a teenager. Grandparents Spangler came with us.
24: We spent New Year's with TiTi and Uncle Gilbert's family and friends. | Look at Papa he was dressed up like Elvis.
25: Jordan had fun dancing to the music. Welcome 2011!!
26: Happy Valentines Day !! 2010 | We got Jordan a stuffed dog that plays Sugar Pie Honey Bun. His grand-parents James got him the stuffed caterpillar for Valentines.
27: We took a one week vacation with Grand-ma Spangler to Mary-land to visit and hike Maryland Heights. We also visited Walton's museum in Virginia. Than we visited Uncle Dixon and his son Steve and his wife in Maryland.
28: At the April Mommy and me festival. Jordan had great fun there. | Jordan playing in his sandbox and he is helping Papa mow grass. | At the Science and Art Museum in Hickory.
29: Virginia Creeper Trail | We went as a family with Grandma and Granddad Spangler to bike ride on the trail. Jordan rode in the bike cart some of the trail.
30: 2011 | 1st | 2011
31: Jordan had two Easter egg hunts the 1st at Recreational Park and the 2nd at Jordan was scared of the rabbits but towards the end he cried when he had to leave them. | 2nd | 2011
33: April 30th 2011 We as a family visited Jambbas Ranch Cedar Creek, NC. Near Neil and Melba's family. Jordan loved feeding all the animals. We all had a great time. Jordan had his 2nd pony ride, which he did well on.
34: Top 7 pictures May 7th 2011 Jordan had his 1st pony ride. The other six pictures is when we went home to see Julie, Tom, and MacKenzie and Jordan's Greatparents Spangler in May.
35: "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." - Cardinal Mermillod 2011
36: Trip May 2011 We went on our annual beach trip to Palm Beach, SC. We were with Grandma and Grandpa Marrell. Uncle Carl and Aunt Beth with their kids Shelby, Harbon, and Holden. Aunt Julie, Tom, and their daughter MacKenzie. Jordan was scared of the ocean at 1st but, towards the end he loved it. He loved playing in the sand.
38: May 2011
39: We went to Tregembo Animal Park with Grandad and Grandma Spangler and Uncle Gerald. Jordan is 20 months. Jordan loved seeing the animals and feeding them.
40: Jume 2011 | This is where I live!! | Chapel Hill University Library | EE Miller Elementary School Park | Party with Uncle Gil's and TiTi's family and friends at Aronald's and Lydia's house.
41: Aloha Safari Zoo Cameron, NC We went in June 2011 with Granddad Roger.
42: Sandhill Community College Garden (pictures below) June 2011
43: I love you Papa!! Your the Best!! | Jordan calls his Dad, Papa right now because it is easier for him to say.
44: Firehouse Museum in New Bern, NC. We went with Grandma and Grandpa Spangler July, 2011
45: First swimming lesson with YMCA in July | Creation Museum in Southern Pines, NC | We are with Mike our friend from Papa's work
46: We spent the 4th of July at Hope Mills with TiTi and Pat to watch fireworks. Pictures below are when Jordan and Papa went to visit Great-Grandma Gorham and Al who were down visiting Grandparents James and visited the peach festival in Gaffney, SC. The pictures above are at Mary's Gone Wild at Holden Beach NC.
47: Top pictures at Coats Museum, Bell Tower and house. Pictures below are at the Gourd Museum-Library in Angier, NC August 2011
48: At 18 months... Cole is walking (and running) all over the place! He self-weaned from breastfeeding at 16 months old so he has a 100% big boy diet! He adores Elmo. He plays with his big brothers and loves riding on their backs like a horse. Daddy is Cole's hands down favorite person at this age, except Cole still prefers Momma to put him to bed. Cole "man talks" a lot still (pointing and yelling), but has mastered saying "no!"
49: All things are better enjoyed...
50: Beautiful moments...
51: 12 months | 23 months | 13 months | 14 months | 16 months | 15 months | 17 months | 18 months | 19 months | 20 months | 21 months | 22 months | 24 months
52: "Cherish your yesterdays, dream about tomorrow but live for today" | ordan | Jordan with Uncle Gil and Ti Ti Annie | Cousins Carrie and her boys Joshua and Luke plus Mindy and her girls Jada and Kara | Aunt Wanda, Brandon, Marah, Justin and Aunt Brenda. | Aunt Beth with her kids Shelby, Holden, and Harbin | Mama, Jordan, and Aunt Carol, and Uncle George
53: Aunt Julie, Tom and MacKenzie | Jordan with Uncle Carl | Jordan with Uncle Steve | Jordan and Mama with Aunt Debbie | Jordan, Papa, and Mama with Uncle Joe | Jordan with Uncle Gerald
54: Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts. -Unknown | "The family is one of nature's masterpieces." -George Santayana
55: A wet camping trip to Yankton... | May '09
56: "A truly rich man is one who's children run into his arms when his hands are empty."
58: Summer is finally here!
59: "It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." ~U2 | Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo
60: Fun at the Beach!
61: Our Summer Redhead!
64: The summer of 2009 marked our first year with a camping trailer. We went camping around five times over the course of the summer. Cole loved riding in his bike trailer, fishing, chasing the geese, and getting dirty. He was an all-round happy camper. | Okoboji with the Halleys
65: Prairie Rose State Park | Cole loves his fishies | C A M P I N G
66: ="You are so precious to me, sweet as can be, baby of mine" -Dumbo | #1 Potty! | A little reading material | Potty Time
67: Used the potty for the first time in July '09! | You want me to do WHAT?!?! | Growing Up So Fast...
68: Cole's 2nd birthday celebration started at the Walnut Fireman's parade where he saw lots of tractors, fire trucks, and candy. Then he had a party at his house in Walnut with family and friends.
69: Cole got lots of great farm Little People toys, a remote control car, and a trip to Build-A-Bear where he made a stuffed monkey and decked it out with an outfit, shoes, fishing pole, and stroller.
70: Birth | 1st Birthday | 2nd Birthday
71: Cole no longer gets a pacifier except in the car. He loves his numerous blankies (all the ones with satin trim) and has to bring them ALL, be it 2 or 10, when leaving his bed. Mom rocks him & his monkey to sleep every night and sings Elvis. His vocabulary is rapidly expanding! Some of his often used words are more, no, eat, stuck, help, squirrel, bye-bye, owie, and Mom's favorite "PLEASE!" which sounds more like 'peas.' He is not quite ready for potty training but shows interest in the potty chair and uses it on occasion. He still loves to snuggle. He adores his big brothers but does occasionally bite them during rough play! He has seen two movies in the theater, "Monsters Vs. Aliens" and "G-Force" which he enjoyed as long as he had plenty of fruit snacks. Cole weighed 30 pounds at his 2 year old appointment and didn't even cry with his shot. As Cole officially leaves babyhood behind and embarks on the big boy part of his life, Mom is a little sad but very excited to meet the wonderful young man she knows he'll grow to be. | years