Friday, December 31, 2010

Sutton's First Christmas!

It's hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone so quickly.  We had such a wonderful Christmas break.  Sutton added such a special meaning to the celebration of Christmas, and we had so much fun celebrating with her! We celebrated with Patrick's family the weekend before and we had so much fun.  Kiersten and Clayton came in town so we had all the kids together! I just wish we got a picture with all of them together.  Kiersten, Clayton, and Holton are all so great with the newbies, Sutton and Weston.  We can't wait until they are all running around together next Christmas.  

Kim, sweet Weston, Patrick and Sutton

On Christmas Eve, we headed down to SA to celebrate with my family.  We had such a great time and were able to stay down there for almost a week.  

Waiting for Sutton to wake up from her morning nap to open her stocking!

Santa left his "toy bag" behind with my name on it and it was full of gifts! 

 My first doll, a stroller, and a dino to ride!

I LOVED playing with the wrapping paper and ribbons!

Krissy and me!  Thank you for my vest.

Our family after opening up gifts on Christmas morning! 

I'm 5 months old!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

All I want for Christmas is TWO PEARLY WHITES!!

Sutton has TWO TEETH!!  The last week and half has truly been a lot of firsts for Sutton - ear infection, cough and TEETHING.  We had no idea.  We thought her fussiness and lack of spunk was all due to her ears!  How did we find out about her chompers, you ask...WELL....

Sutton and I were walking into school on Friday and were talking to some friends.  As we were chatting, one of the teachers came up to kiss Sutton and in return, Sutton gave her a big smile. 
Teacher: "Sutton, you have a tooth!"
Me:  WHAT!?!?!?!?!  She has a tooth???  MY child!?!?!?  Are you serious?  Where??
Carrie: Don't you just love it when other people notice things about your child before you!!
Me(still in shock):  What?  A tooth?  Seriously!!  How can this be?  How did I not notice?

I quickly took Sutton to her classroom to see what I have been neglecting to see!  Sure enough, she had a pearly white on the bottom.  I couldn't believe it!  We are not even 5 months old yet!  Then, on Saturday morning, Patrick, Sutton and I were playing and we were trying to get a better look at her tooth.  And what do we see...ANOTHER ONE popping up right next to it!!  I was just glad we caught this one before someone else did.  :) 

I told Patrick, she better slow down or puberty is going to hit us at the age of 6!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Yoakum, TX

Ever heard of it?!?!?!?!  Well, both of my parents are from Yoakum and I spent a lot of my childhood running around this small, small town!  I have such great childhood memories there and have not been back in many years.  This past weekend, Sutton and I decided to make the trip (sadly, Patrick had to stay back in Dallas) for the Knocke Christmas which was being held in Yoakum.  Yoakum is about 5 hours from Dallas so we broke up the drive and went to Austin to stay with Krissy then drove in with her for the day on Saturday.  When we arrived, Kristen and I took Sutton on a little tour of Yoakum.  Our first stop was our Grandmas house.  It brought back a lot of emotions but was so great to see it at the same time.  Lots of wonderful memories were had there and I SO wish Sutton could meet my grandma.  She was an amazing women who loved and adored her family.  We also showed her the bulldog statue we use to play on at the highschool which is across the street from Grandmas - I use to spend hours sitting on the bulldog while my grandma watched me!  We then went on to meet up with everyone and introduce Sutton to the whole Knocke family.  The Knocke family is quite large (my dad has 5 brothers and sisters) who have lots of kids who have lots of get the picture.  Sutton got to meet her great-grandparents, Granny and PoPo (my dad's parents), which was so special.  Granny and PoPo have 8 great-grandchildren and Sutton is the youngest and ONLY girl!  She was such a hit with them - they loved meeting her.  It was a fun day and Sutton was quite a trooper considering she had an ear infection and bad cough last week.  :( 

PoPo, Sutton, Grey and Granny
My dad, Popo, Sutton and Granny
Krissy (aka: Baby Hog) and Sass
Grey was in hog heaven - look at that pose!
Taking in the scene
Playing with Oso and getting ready for night night.

We had a great time and I loved having Sutton visit Yoakum.  XOXO!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma!!

Happy, Happy 60th Birthday!!  Thank you so much for spending the day with me, nursing me back to health and loving on me!  I had so much fun being with you on your special.  Thank you for all that you do and for spoiling me to pieces!  We love and hope you had a great day!  XOXO!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Birthday CiCi (Mom)!

Happy, Happy Birthday!  We hope you have a wonderful day and know that we are thinking about you all day today!  You have blessed our lives in so many ways and I am SO lucky to call you MOM (and CiCi).  You are an amazing women with such love, faith, friendship and kindness (and SO much more)!!  We love you so much and are sending LOTS of kisses and hugs from Dallas!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Thanksgiving came and went WAY too quickly!  This year, we celebrated in Dallas and Patrick and I hosted both of our families.  We had a house full but enjoyed every moment having everyone!  As the host, you don't have much "down time" taking pictures but here are a few we were able to snap throughout the Thanksgiving week! 

Her first artwork! Look at those precious hands.

I LOVE my jumparoo in the mornngs!

AND another big milestone over the break - 4 MONTHS!! 

Our Sweet Sutton,
We can't believe you are already four months old!  Time is flying and oh how we wish we could stop time!  Right now, you love to laugh and SMILE.  Your smile lights up a room and melts our heart! Your favorite time of day is in the morning.  You are so happy when we come into your room to wake you up.  It is the highlight of our day. You LOVE us to sing to you, especially when you are in your carseat and want out.  It puts you right to sleep.  You are rolling over both ways and are trying to sit up. 
You are one strong little girl - and strong willed! We love the way you make us laugh.  You have changed us and have brought a whole new meaning to life!  You are loved by so many and we feel blessed to call you our daughter!

Thank you, God for this little girl.