Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chase Andrew is ONE!

My sweet baby boy, Chase Andrew turned one on May 25th. I feel like I should say that I don't know where that year went and how I can't believe he is one. But most days I feel like the year lasted just the right amount of time and I know know exactly where it went. It was a wonderful and full year. We jokingly call him Neglected Number Two sometimes, but he is anything but. He has been cherished and enjoyed by us all.

We had the snuggly and (sometimes) sleepy newborn stage just long enough.

Then the alert, smiling, cooing stage for just the right amount of time. 
From August
Then he discovered he had toes and fingers and was fascinated by those for awhile.
From sept/oct

He realized that his brother was his best friend and I hope that's a stage that never ends. 

He learned to crawl and to explore his world and which has been exciting to watch.

Now Chase is at the adorable stage where he talks and laughs and imitates and purposefully snuggles and gives out kisses and so much more. 

Looking forward to every stage and every day with my wonderful, one year old. 
From Summer 2010

Lizzy's Graduation...

God blessed me with three younger sisters.

Our mom is also one of the girls, of course.
Dad does a great job of putting up with us...
but was pretty glad when the grandsons and son-in-laws started joining the ranks of our family. Now he has people to watch sporting events with and to talk about non-girly topics with.
As a matter of fact, the boys now outnumber the girls in our family because of the husbands, boyfriends, and the baby boys. Who'd have thought it!?

From Summer 2010
My dad with Jackson, Chase, and Luke. 

 My sister, Liz recently graduated from Virginia Tech with her degree in Horticulture and we were all on hand to celebrate with her!
My adorable nephew Luke and my mom before Liz's ceremony.
Liz and Jackson post graduation ceremony- she DID it! 
Liz graduated in four years with a very high GPA and worked her little booty off. We're incredibly proud of her and her achievements and look forward to seeing the fabulous things that she'll do. 

We continued with a weekend of typical Blecksmith family shenanigans. =)
 Lots of laughing on my porch. 
Little bit of this. 
Tutorial on the show Glee followed by a Glee spree.
I love family time.