Thursday, April 17, 2014

Baby on drugs

Sawyer had tubes the day after his first birthday and we was totally wacked out by the sedative!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Who does he look like?

Sawyer on L, Andrea top R, Mark bottom R

Family Pictures

While the whole family was in town to celebate S turning 1 we decided it would be a great time for some family pictures. So I called on Shannon Wilfong, who took S's newborn pics for the job. Of course I did not think about it until the last minute but thankfully she was able to squeeze us in. We met at Freedom Park on Sunday morning at 10:30am and it was unusually cold for April (considering it was 80 the day before) so we were all trying to look "Springy" and freezing our asses off, ha!

In 1.5 hours she took over 300 pictues. They are of S by himself, Emma by herself, S and Emma together, the Kelly family (Me, Mark and Sawyer), the Adams family (Kel, Mike and Emma), babies and grandparents, Kelly family and grandparents, Adams and grandparents, grandparents, the whole group, Dries kids, Dries kids plus spouses, all the girls, and on and on.

I just got the pictures in yesterday and they are AMAZING, these were some she posted on FB that we LOVED.

Sawyer turns 1

Holy moly where has the year gone? I cannot believe my child is one, I cannot believe we survived! I am sure this is what every parent says, I dont think I have ever heard/read someone say "My kid is finally 1, this has been the longest year ever" ha.

There have been so many ups, downs, lefts, rights, etc I dont even know how to describe it. I finally feel like we are at a point in our house where things are really working, everyone knows their role/job and we are working together and things are happening smoothly...did I just jinx myself?

We had a wonderful weekend celebration and S even had some visitors from NJ and GA. Aunt Kelly, Uncle Mike and cousin Emma came from Hoboken and my aunt, uncle and cousin came, also from NJ and one cousin from ATL too.

The party was at our house on Saturday the 5th and we kept it just family (that was 16 adults, 1 8 year old and 2 babies), more than enough! I decided on a whale theme and did some simple decor around the house, thanks for Party City and the Dollar Store. Aunt Kelly made a cupcake cake (x2), my MIL made her yummy cole slaw and green beans to go with the BBQ Mark and I made. We had a great afternoon just hanging out, catching up and watching the kids play. S now has 4 cars...I think he needs his own garage!

Above are some of my favorite shots from the Party!