December 25, 2010

Porter's Train

Porter is one loved baby! His Great Aunt Darleen and Uncle Len bought him a very special Christmas present this year... his very own train!

He absolutely loves it!

Thank you so much Auntie and Uncle Len for making Porter's first Christmas so special!

We love you both dearly!

December 24, 2010

Porter's Hat

I just adore Porter's winter hat! He's not quite as enthralled by it though!

Porter in His Winter Hat

December 12, 2010

Hanging Out with the Grandparents

Today, Porter's grandparents came over to visit!

Porter just loves his Grandpa and Grandma Gauder!

Check out the video below:

December 7, 2010

Free Bubbies

Have you ever seen a cardboard box with a "Free Puppies" sign across the front? That was our inspiration for this picture! 

Poor, Porter! He looks like a little, orphan bubby!

December 5, 2010

2010 Christmas Card

Here is our 2010 Christmas Card made at Shutterfly:

December 3, 2010

Video Highlights

Here is a video of the highlights from our Myrtle Beach vacation:

December 2, 2010

Playing in the Sand

This morning, Mr. Porter got to play in the sand. 

He loved finding and investigating the different seashells.

It's hard to believe that today is our final day in Myrtle Beach. We have had a wonderful time!

Our time down here has been full of many firsts. This was Porter's first trip out of state, he spoke his first words, his first top tooth has poked through, and as of last night, he figured out how to stand up in his crib!

Our little baby is becoming a little guy!

December 1, 2010

Top Tooth

One of Porter's top middle teeth made an appearance today!

November 30, 2010

Porter's Beach Adventure

This afternoon we went to the beach for Porter to check out the sand and the ocean water.

Although the ocean is quite chilly right now, it was still fun to walk the shore with our little Bubbicans!

Porter just loves his daddy! I am a little sad to say this, but Porter's first word was officially, "dada." He started saying it on Thanksgiving Day and has repeated it constantly ever since.

However, Porter has said one "momma" this week, so life is still pretty good!

November 29, 2010

Myrtle Beach Playground

This morning was gorgeous! It was warm and sunny, and we thought this would be a perfect time to take Porter to the playground.

Check out the video below of Porter practicing his walking skills:

Here's our trapped little munkin trying to get free!

Porter also got to swing!

Check out the video below of Porter enjoying his Daddy pushing him on the swing:

He really enjoyed the playground, and it was good for him to burn off a little bit of his stored energy!

Later, after we were back at the hotel, Porter took a nap.  Here's a video of him after he wakes up:

November 28, 2010

Brookgreen Gardens

Today, we went to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. It is an amazing place! It has 9,200 acres with 350 sculptures, gorgeous gardens, and a zoo.

To learn more about Brookgreen Gardens, check out their website:

November 26, 2010

Boys at the Beach

Here are my boys at Myrtle Beach! 

Daddy & Porter on the Beach

We are having a great time walking on the shore with our baby Porter!

November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Brian and I are a bit on the non-traditional side of the spectrum. While most families were preparing for a lovely feast on Thanksgiving Day, we loaded our little Civic up and headed for Myrtle Beach. Instead of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, our special dinner consisted of pizza and Yuengling while sitting on our hotel's balcony watching the ocean waves crash into the shore. The food may have been lacking, but we were thankful to get away from the daily grind and be together with our Bubby.

Porter in His Carrier on the Way to Myrtle Beach

November 21, 2010

Porter the Puff Eater

Now that Porty is crawling, he can eat puffs (which are like Cheerios)! Although he gets way more on the floor than in his mouth, it's so exciting to watch him master a new skill!

Step 1: Carefully pick the puff you would like to eat.

Step 2: Insert into mouth.

Step 3: Be proud of your accomplishment!

Here's a slide show of the whole event:

November 19, 2010

New Milestone

Porter is officially crawling now! And just in time for Myrtle Beach... we're going to have our hands full!

November 16, 2010


Porter loves to move! Today he wiggled himself under the living room accent table and got stuck! It was pretty cute!

Porter is Stuck Under the Table!

November 10, 2010

Hanging Out with Daddy

Here are my boys just hanging out. What a pair!

Daddy & Porty Hanging Out

November 9, 2010

Porter's Jungle Saucer

Check out the video below to see Porter playing in his jungle saucer:

November 8, 2010

Remote Finder

Porter Loves Remotes

Porter just loves getting his hands on our remotes!

Porter and His Remotes

Check out the video below:

October 31, 2010

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Porter the Brown Bear

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?

So Stinkin' Cute!

I see my momma bear taking pictures of me!

October 30, 2010

Porter the Pumpkin

On Saturday, our neighborhood held its annual trick or treat bash.

Since Porter is our little, orange haired baby, we thought he would make a great pumpkin!

Porter had a blast!

He loved watching all the boys and girls as they got their candy.

Although Brian and I are not the biggest fans of Halloween, it was fun to dress Porter up and participate in this neighborhood pastime.

And Porter was definitely the cutest pumpkin on the block!

Check out the video below to see a truly scary, little pumpkin:

This video is pretty good too:

Also, this slideshow is rather precious:

October 24, 2010

A Day at the Park

Today, we took Porter to Munroe Falls Metro Park. He seemed to love being outside and looking at all the fall colors.  Also, we just love the Smucker's outfit he's wearing!

After the park, we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa Gauder's for one of Kaye's famous smoothies! Yum!