Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

The City of Auburn decided they would celebrate Halloween one night earlier due to the fact that tomorrow night is a home game for Auburn High School. Every year, the City puts on a big to do in downtown Auburn. After trick or treating for the last 4 years in our neighborhood with Brooke, we decided we would check out the festivities downtown. The City blocks off several streets and the merchants in the downtown area pass out candy and coupons. They have live music, a costume contest, several university athletes on hand for autographs and of course Aubie!! It was a fun, crowded experience!! Edward was a monkey because he truly is my little monkey. Brooke was dressed straight out of the 80's.

Happy 1st Halloween!

Flash Dance?

That stinkin' peel kept getting in the way!!

Edward was very interested in Aubie's whiskers!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Stone Mountain

Saturday we ventured on over to Georgia to give Stone Mountain another shot. (On July 4th, we attempted to go but unfortunately the park had met their capacity.) We went with our good friends and their kids hoping to catch the fall color, but apparently we were about a week too early. It was a fun trip. We didn't get to do everything they had to offer. It was a perfect day and a very cool night. It was also the last day for the park's 25th Anniversary Laser show. Despite being off his schedule and enduring the chilly night, Edward was a good sport.

Waiting to ride the train

Taking in the sights as we ride the train

Brooke and Edward on top of Stone Mountain

Brooke, Edward, Tyler and Haley Koen

Waiting to watch the laser show

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Senior Portraits

My beautiful little sister had her Senior Portraits taken today at the Gardens at Shakespeare. DiAnna Paulk (who is doing Edward's portraits) shot these great pictures. It is so hard to believe she is a Senior this year. I thought I would post a couple for those of you who remember Hollister as a baby!!

New Toy

Edward has discovered a new toy. He loves to put any and everything in his mouth. Lately, I have been giving him this rubber spatula to play with when he takes a bath. Today, he took it just about everywhere we went. It seemed to keep him entertained for a long time. He loves it now but I'm sure he won't love it so much when he's getting spanked with it!!


Today Thomas and I took Edward to the park. It was such a beautiful day and I look forward to this time of year. Here are some pictures of Edward swinging. He loved it!! (and yes I am one of those neurotic germ-a-phobe mothers that has to have something protecting my child!!)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

6 Month Check-Up

Yesterday Edward had his 6 month check up. It had to be postponed two weeks due to him catching a weeklong fever virus (which was miserable!). He is doing much better now! He weighed 17lbs 4oz. and was 26 inches long. I can't believe my baby boy will be 7 months at the end of this month. Time truly does fly. He has been sitting up without help for over a month now. He has two little bitty (precious) front teeth. He doesn't seem to have much interest in crawling, but scoots around in the sitting position. He is such a joy! I LOVE being a mom!!

Eating his first "cookie" (a Gerber Biter Biscuit) - He loved it!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

6 Month Portraits

Saturday Edward and I ventured to Montgomery for his 6 month portraits with DiAnna Paulk. They were taken at the Gardens at Shakespeare. Edward loves being outdoors and he was too interested in his new surroundings to give us a big smile. Here are a few pictures for a "sneak peek." Enjoy!!