Great-Grandpa Doil will be missed greatly. Thomas and I were very lucky to get to see him a few short weeks ago and get to take these pictures with him. They are awesome and certainly show his personality!
Sorry for such a long delay in posting pictures...the last month has been a whirl wind! Thomas and I went to South Carolina for several days in early November, then Thanksgiving swept in a lovely week with Tommy's parents and sister, and then we just returned from a quick weekend in Baltimore/D.C.. I am going to do my best to get the blog up to date this week! Above is a picture of me and Sammie the dog, my Aunt Denyse and Uncle Rick's uber cute puppy! She and Thomas got along just swimmingly!!!
While in S.C. Thomas and I went to the Riverbanks Zoo with our cousin Becky (above), our friend Beth and her daughter Charlotte. Not sure Thomas really cared about the animals but he had a fantastic time running around the zoo.
Thomas and I with Beth and Charlotte.
Charlotte holding on tight to Thomas so he doesn't topple off the lion.
We were also lucky enough to see some of my Grandpa Aron's family while in Columbia. Above is Grandpa Aron, Thomas and cousins Corey and Ian.
This is Thomas, Grandpa Aron and his Mom Great-grandma Betty...wonder where the blonde hair color comes from?!!!
Thomas is already taking after Steve and picking the Redskins! A gift from Steve's Mom, Dr. Donlon. Thank you!
Poor dog! She puts up with so much.
ND is #1! Thank's Steve and Jess...he carries it around the living room, super cute!
Sitting still with Mom (for a few seconds).
Showing Grandma Paulette his caterpillar.
"The Flash". Seriously I think this shirt makes him faster! Thank you Clarks!
Playing on the floor with Dad.
The Tingler's got him this musical caterpillar when he was just a month or so old. He has always loved it and it has always calmed him down. Still one of his all time favorite toys and still calms him down!
Shaking his Duplo blocks with Grandma. These blocks still have not made it out of their bags because he loves to carry them around and shake them.
Jeanita, Miss. Becky and Ashlyn sent him a box of fun for his birthday. Literally the first thing he did was this! Grab the ball and stick it straight into his mouth! Thank you all he LOVES everything...particularly the balls!
Thomas' first birthday party was last Sunday, October 18th. We had a great time and are very thankful for those that could join us at the party. Mom failed to get good pictures of everyone...even with the best planning it still wasn't enough!
Here are the cakes...pre-one year old!
Thomas feeding Dad some cake. Thomas was not really into the whole "dig into the cake and get dirty" party. He wouldn't even touch the cake until I gave him a spoon. The rest of the time he just kept giving everyone the "touchdown" signal.
TOUCHDOWN! The large group of people surrounding him laughing every time he did this probably helped fuel his fire! He LOVED it!
The post cake bath.
Dathan, Davis, Grace, Thomas and Lilly.
Grace, Thomas and Lilly.
Sarah and Thomas. Immediately following this picture Thomas passed a little gas on Sarah....she wasn't too happy about that! Guess I have to teach him not to fart on people who bring you gifts!
Kira and Thomas...Mia was napping. Thomas has already enjoyed all of the bath toys the Childers' gave him!