S: Colston Brooks Woody Volume II
1: Colston Brooks Woody 2 months old - 12 months old
2: Noni came to stay with us while Daddy was in Robin Sage. Your first favorite toy was the yellow fish pictured above. You would stare at it FOREVER totally mesmerized.
3: May 12, 2010 I put Cole on the floor for tummy time and Bryce walked over to check him out. It was the first time Cole had done tummy time on the floor. I said to Bryce, "do you want to sit down with him?" Bryce looked at me with a very concerned look on his face. I said, "go ahead and sit down with him." Bryce gave me a look like "ok, if you say so." Then he turned around and sat down ON COLES BACK!!! Evidently he thought I was telling him to sit ON his brother. No wonder he looked so concerned. Bryce has loved Cole since before he was born.
4: Daddy's Graduation 5/27/2010 | Pictured left to right: Noni, Poppy, Mommy, Cole, Daddy, Bryce, Great Aunt Bobbi, Nana, Aunt Marymef, Great Uncle Ray, Gramp, Great Aunt Susan and Great Uncle Bill | 2 months old 11lbs 10oz -45% 24inches tall - 80%
5: Daddy may have earned his Green Beret but you were definitely the center of attention! | My song for you is "Hush Little Baby"
7: Family Reunion So many people came out to meet you when we went up to Lexington, VA for Memorial Weekend 2011. It was such a wonderful weekend surrounded by TONS of friends and family in celebration of your baptism.
8: May 30, 2010 Your Baptism at Lexington Presbyterian Church
9: Such a special day! Your Daddy was baptized in this same church. You fell asleep in Reverend Klein's arms during the ceremony. Nana and Great Uncle Dick stood up as the church elders.
10: May 30, 2010 Cole's first shower with Daddy June 5, 2010 Cole's first trip to the zoo
11: DATE: June 7, 2010 Cole's First Trip to Myrtle Beach | June 10, 2010 You giggled at me for the first time while you were laying on the changing table and I was talking to you.
12: We began our big move to Colorado Springs, CO on June 17, 2010. We took a full week to drive there and stopped along the way to visit the Roett Family in Fort Campbell, KY.
13: July 5, 2010 We moved into our new house at 6612 Euclid Drive and you grabbed your toes for the first time! | Nana and Aunt Marymef came to help us with the movers. July 14, 2010: While I was lying in bed I had you standing on my chest over me and you puked into my open mouth! | 4 months old J U L Y 2010 | 13lbs 7.5oz - 22% 27" tall - 99%
14: You are my little snuggle bug. You love to be held close and to sleep in my arms. You insist on holding my hand while you are nursing. You laugh at me when I sing and dance and watch my every move. You tried rice cereal on 8/12/10 and you LOVED it! | 5 months old A U G U S T 2 0 1 0
16: September 2010 6 months old 14lbs 7.5oz - 6% 27.5 inches tall - 85%
17: Bryce loves to lay with you on the floor. He blows on your belly and you laugh hysterically. You like to try to copy everything Bryce does. You LOVE to pet Tilly and she is so good with you. | You reach and grab for everything you see!
18: September was a busy month! The Roett family came to visit, you rolled from your back to your stomach (9/11), you got your first cough (9/16), you met Thomas the Train (9/19), and you finally started to sleep through the night! I've noticed that you always sleep on your left side. Early October was crazy too. You sat on your own for the first time (10/8 pictured right), you drank from a sippy cup (10/12), you are really starting to try to talk, and Nana and Marymef came to visit while Daddy was in Scuba school.
20: 1st H A L L O W E E N
21: You yell at your toys. You tense your whole body up and yell "Agggh!" 10/27: you waved at me for the first time. Noni was watching you and when I walked in the door you got a big smile, reached your hand out and opened and closed it. 10/30: You are getting your first tooth! The bottom right tooth. | Noni came to visit for Halloween!
22: NOVEMBER Andrea and Kylie came to visit. You were very suspicious of Daddy being in my bed on his first morning home from scuba school, you went through a big "mommy only" phase, you said "dada" for the first time (11/17), Bryce pushed you in the dump truck for the first time and he was so careful, you had your first bottle of formula (11/19), you cry when daddy and Bryce "roar" at you, you can clap your hands (11/25), you stick your hand up in the bottom of your bottle and hold onto the bottle bag when you drink instead of the bottle. You sound like you can say "hi" when someone says hi to you (11/28), you are very serious and sensitive. You look at people like they are crazy when they try to make you smile or laugh and you cry if there is a loud noise or if someone raises their voice. | I | U
23: 8 m o n t h s o l d
25: December 9 months old 15lbs 11oz - 1% 29 inches tall - 75% | 12/1 You wore a Santa hat to the gym. Blair Fitzpatrick looked at you and said "Hi Santa!" and your whole face crumbled and you burst into tears. 12/4 You say "Baaa" when you see Bryce 12/17 You finally ate a puff without throwing up :-) 12/22 You can click your tongue and love when I click mine back
26: We rode the Pike's Peak Cog Railway with Santa! He read stories and sang songs on the train. When we arrived at the North Pole you got to sit on his lap. You were very suspicious of him and mesmerized by his white gloves. You just sat and stared at him for the longest time but you never cried :-)
27: You DO NOT appreciate being thrown in the air yet! You look terrified when you are up in the air but you smile afterward. You still LOVE to clap your hands and you ALWAYS have a runny nose :-)
28: "A Baby's Love Is Best Of All" | Christmas 2010 Nana and Gramp came to celebrate and we couldn't have had a more perfect day! 12/27 You gave me kisses for the very first time! It was the best late Christmas present EVER!
29: "Babies Are Life's Most Precious Gift"
30: January 2011 1/6 You took your first bath in the duck tub. Bryce helped me wash you and he took his job very seriously. 1/7 You said "Mama" for the first time!! 1/12 You rode in the grocery cart seat for the first time. 1/15 you played ball with Bryce for the first time, you rolled the ball back and forth between the two of you. 1/20 You love to thrash around in the bathtub and in your highchair throwing yourself forward and back like a maniac.
33: Daddy's Boy
36: 2/23 I found you up on your knees when I went in to get you up from your nap. This means you can go from lying to sitting up on your own! 2/27 you crawled for the first time!!
37: February 2011 11 months old | You and Bryce are best friends. When you cry he holds your hand and sings you "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." He squeezes the air out of your bottles and whispers to you "You drinkin you bottle? You like it?" The two of you have so much fun and I'm so excited to watch you grow up together.
39: March 18, 2011 Happy First Birthday Colston Brooks! | The "I'm 1" picture is from the exact minute you turned 1. We spent your big day at the McDonalds play place and you had your very first Happy Meal. We had a family party when daddy got home from work. You thought your cake was fun for a little bit but then you didn't like the mess.
40: "A Baby's Love Is Best Of All" | March 25, 2011 Tody was your first birthday party with all of your friends. The party started at 10:30am and I had to wake you up from your nap at 11:45 or you would have slept through the whole thing. You liked your cake a lot more today and you looked so cute in your birthday outfit! 03/19 You said "quack quack" at a duck today. I consider this your first word :-) 03/24 You said "chee" when I asked you to say "cheese" for a picture. | 1 Year Old | 18lbs 11oz - 4% | 30.25 inches tall - 67%