S: A Year of First
BC: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4
FC: A Year of First
1: For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. Colossians 1:9-12
2: Your First Photo Shoot
4: First Bath in the Sink
5: Mother's Day | Mother's Day was so wonderful. Daddy bought Mama a brand new Mac laptop to keep all your pictures on and you gave me a manicure/pedicure. Daddy was already training you right!!
6: MONTH 1 | What a great first month this has been. We never knew we could love someone so much! You love snuggling with Mama and Daddy both. Daddy loves letting you lay on his chest at night to fall asleep instead of just laying you down. We really cannot get enough of you. We are always giving you our three kisses even now. We have lost sleep at night taking care of you(especially mama) but we would not trade it for anything. Somehow she still finds the strength to get through the next day! You know how to bring a smile to our face everyday. You love to be swaddled at night, minus your hands because those have to be right up at your face. (which is exactly how you were inside of me!) We love having you in our family!!
8: First Beach Trip
9: Daddy put your feet in the water and you loved it. We even tried to make your footprints | We took you to Holden Beach at six weeks old so you could meet all of the Coker family while they were all together. Daddy was so proud of you he was ready to show you off
10: Oh the places you like to sleep!
12: MONTH 2 | You already have quite the personality as you have started smiling at us and enjoying when we talk to you. You are looking more and more like your daddy the more you change. You have started holding your head up a little bit and love as much attention as we want to give you! You are so great at going with the flow and doing whatever we have planned for the day! We take you to Tommy's on Saturday for breakfast in the morning and everyone thinks you are so cute. You got your first set of shots and didn't cry to much at all. We are so proud of you!
14: Father'sDay What a fun time we had! We surprised Daddy with Chicago stuffed pizza from Giordanos along with homemade cookies and cream cupcakes!
15: Bath Time | You LOVE your bath time but you also LOVE snuggling up on the couch after your bath!
17: P H O N E | P I C T U R E S
18: MONTH 3 | What a sweet little boy you are. You love to sit up in our lap and think you are going to miss something if we lay you down. You definitely know who Mama and Daddy are and pay very close attention to us as we talk to you. You want to be in the middle of everything and make sure we are always paying you attention. You want Mama to play with you all day, and I don't mind, house work can wait! You love your Baby Einstein DVDs and will just kick your legs and talk to them while you watch! You love being outside and going on walks! You are doing your best to sleep five hours at a time at night right now. You are a blessing to our family!
20: You LOVE taking a shower with Daddy!
21: First trip to the Rivers lake house
22: First Kinder Beach Vacation
24: First Birthday Parties | Alaina giving you kisses! | Annley's 5th Birthday!
25: Christopher's 5th Birthday!
26: P H O T O S H O O T
27: Fun night with Gracie & Cooper
28: MONTH 4 | You are getting more and more of a personality every day. You laugh at us and love to play with us. You have started squealing at us. You love putting your hands and your feet in your mouth all the time!!! You are holding your head up very well now, and you enjoy sitting in your Bumbo to look around. You do not like your carseat right now and cry when we go somewhere (sure hope this ends soon!) Dr. Jones said we could start trying cereal with you, which you weren't a big fan so we switched to oatmeal...but you really started enjoying it when we added apples or pears to it!
30: First Rector Beach Vacation
32: We took you to SkyTop Orchard to pick apples! It was a first for all of us, but had SO much fun! You love being outside so you enjoyed this day with us so much! We cannot wait to take you back next year
34: Your first taste of... | Sweet Potatoes | You LOVED It
35: You're First Labor Day Dove Hunt | You were such a champ and loved seeing everyone. | You got tired by the end of the night and even slept in the back of the Tahoe
36: MONTH 5 | You are such a JOY! You are sitting up now with a little help and you do not want to miss anything! You've started rolling over all the time. You definitely have mommyitis and find yourself wanting her quite often!! Guess that's your way of telling me how much you love me! And although I may be bias you are one "pretty" little boy with the biggest blue eyes and eyelashes that I myself would love to have! You love playing with Cash now because you can grab onto him and he loves it just as much. You are grabbing everything and put it all in your mouth! You laugh at us all the time and are always blowing bubbles!
38: Phone Pictures
40: MONTH 6 | Your nickname right now is "smiley" because you smile all the time! You are the sweetest baby. We are loving watching you grow and change. You're favorite playmate is Cash right now and you tug on him and try to put his hair in your mouth and he just lays right there and plays with you! What a big boy you are....you are sitting up all by yourself, and talking all the time. You will sit on the floor and play with your toys! You love Sophie the Giraffe!
42: You LOVE being outside and the weather this year has been awesome! We have been able to sit outside with you and play in the afternoons!
44: What a blessing you are to our family! Even on busy days you can make us smile with your big smile on your face. You are definitely still a mama's boy as you now cry and let me know you are not happy when I leave the room. You love sitting up in the grocery cart now when we go shopping and I have to admit makes it much easier for me to. You love sitting in a high chair now because that means you can see what we are eating and you always want some! Oh yeah and thank goodness you are finally sleeping through the night now! You are such a big boy!! | MONTH 7
46: Rebecca came to take family pictures for us since we had not had any yet. It was a cold and windy day but we survived and have some fun memories from that day!
48: We took you out to the land for the first time and you loved it. You were mesmerized by the fire and wouldn't take your eyes off of it!
50: Your First Thanksgiving! You were dressed to impress in your tie shirt
51: You played outside with your cousins McLean and Henry
53: Cousin Christopher came to Nana and Pops to play with you for the day
54: It's a fun Christmas at our house this year!!!
56: Things are getting more and more fun around here! You are into as much as you can get into without crawling to it! You are trying your best to sit up from laying on your stomach. You have a couple times but have not mastered it just yet. You're kicking your legs trying to crawl but haven't quite figured it out. Your standing up holding on to things now. You eat anything....and you love food off our plate instead of your baby food! You have been making new sounds that you have figured out and you love it. You have figured out how to pull up in your crib and you are so proud of yourself! Everyone loves you when we go out and they cant get over how beautiful your eyes are! You are such a blessing we really can't get enough of you. | MONTH 8
58: First trip to Riverbank Zoo to see the lights
60: You love pulling up on the side now that you have figured it out!
61: Playtime in the crib is SO much fun!
62: First Christmas | you spent the morning like we always do playing in the bed together then it was off to open presents and fun fun!
63: You airplane toy has been a big hit!
64: You loved the ribbons and tags on the presents more than anything | You and Uncle Michael both got guns for christmas!
65: Your grandma and grandpa gave you a lifetime hunting and fishing license which Daddy loved and your grandpa made you a wooden gun | Great Grandma Sylvia
66: Time to open presents with cousin Christopher.
67: Hanging out with Aunt M....they told us the exciting news you would have another cousin at next christmas!!
68: You are officially in to everything! You are crawling and pulling up on everything. Just a week after Christmas you managed to become a pro at all of it. You have figured out how to climb the steps since you can crawl to them anytime you want. Who needs toys when you can play in Cash's dog food and water bowl (yes Mama has had to fish it out of your mouth!) You're eating anything we eat! You are such a good eater....You love sweet potatoes and always have, but your favorite food right now is spaghetti! You always want more when your bowl is empty. | MONTH 9
70: You are officially in to EVERYTHING
72: Where would we be without snapshots from our phone!
74: You make us laugh everyday!! You love crawling around exploring new things. You like to chew on socks and play with strings (think you hang out with your buddy Cash too much) You laugh back at us. You love to eat and there is nothing you don't enjoy! You like to shake your head and your hand when music is being played as if you are dancing. You have started raising your hands up in the air randomly and it makes us laugh everytime. You LOVE playing outside and the weather has been perfect for many walks and fun at the park. You have said ba ba ba but really are just learning new sounds. Everytime we try ma ma and da da you just say ba ba ba and smile and laugh! | MONTH 0 | 1
76: First trip to Greenville Zoo | we went to the zoo with Mrs Carolyn and Preston. You were more interested in getting down and crawling but you still had fun!
78: Pretty Place
80: Fun life of Karson
82: You are definitely all boy at this point already. When we are outside you are playing in the mulch, picking up rocks, and playing in the dirt. You love taking afternoon rides in your wagon with Cash. You love to splash in the water and get into Daddy's papers that he leaves laying around. You are exploring and trying new things all the time. You are a Mama's Boy all the way. You like to wave your hands and shake your head to music. You love to drink out of mama's drink all the time, and you love to eat daddy's ice. You are walking behind a toy and pushing it but not quite ready to walk on your on. | MONTH | 11
84: Your first trip to the park and you LOVED it!!
85: First Haircut at Snip-Its | You really did a good job getting your haircut you just got a little startles when she sprayed your hair with the water. But the sucker made everything better!!
86: sun up to sun down you love to play outside!!
87: spend the night party with Gracie & Cooper
88: Love our Everyday life!
90: Where has the time gone? You are a one year old now!! This year has been so full of fun and excitement for everyone. You are an absolute joy!! You are turning in to such a big boy all the sudden. You want to feed yourself with your spoon. You are standing up by yourself and clapping your hands at everything. You wave your hand when your "all done" with something, and you are constantly saying Mama and Dada! You still love to be right by Mamas side. You now have two teeth and are working on getting more everyday! You are walking behind your toys and standing up by yourself. You love when we are excited over you and you will clap. You even clap while standing up! You clap for Cash to come here and even try to whistle. You love playing with Daddy on the floor and just laugh and laugh at him! | ONE YEAR OLD
92: HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY KARSON
94: Karson's 1st Birthday Party!!
96: You only turn one once!!
99: You only turn one once.. ...so have the time of your life
103: CreatinG Memories
106: Beach Trip
108: What a difference a year can make!!!