Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas!

My new wagon from Nana and Pops

 What a wonderful Christmas this year. Christmas Eve was spent with the Altman family. Josh's brothers and their families and Nana and Pops came over to our house to celebrate. Joshua had so much fun opening presents, even ones that were not his! He loved his wagon from Nana and pops...we cannot wait until warmer weather returns for some nice walks at the park.
Uncle Matt and Joshua
Uncle Ben, Aunt Ashley, and Brylee
 Christmas morning we went to celebrate Christmas with the Berry and Herrod Family. This was Joshua's first "real" Christmas, so as you can imagine he had lots and lots of presents to open. Santa, aka grandma and grandpa, got him a Little Tikes Fire Engine with sirens and everything! We could not get him out of it. He was pushed, pulled, spun, and dragged in that car without a care in the world.
Christmas Morning...What is it??!
Joshua can hardly stand it!!

His very own Fire Truck!

He had to make a stop to In N Out Burger
Joshua what did mommy tell you about texting and driving
Hey somebody come push me!!
 I think there will be many more pictures with this scene!

Grandma and Grandpa

Instead of kisses, Joshua gives head bumps

A Berry family tradition....

Berry Family 2011

 After the long drive around the house, Joshua needed a nap. Driving really wears you out...especially the person pushing him around! What a time to be thankful, we hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. And we wish everyone a safe and joyous new year! 

One more thing....I have to thank my cousin Tyler for taking all these pictures with his new camera!


Dad with his girls

Aunt Kimmy and Uncle Chris

My love

Our family
Much love from Team Altman!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Eve Eve!

Here are a few pictures from when we waited almost 2 hours for Santa! He wasn't sure at first, but he was actually interested in his beard so he started to show off with his little grin. What a ham.

After Santa, I took Joshua down to the NICU, where he spent this time last year. It was a feeling I can't really describe, but I was comforted knowing I wouldn't have to leave without him! We got to see some of Joshua's favorite nurses and his neonatologist which was extra special for me! Dr. Foster is a person I owe so much to, and although it feels my gratitude and sincerity can never fully repay her, seeing her smile when she saw Joshua brought me close =)  So Dr. Foster thank you if you are reading this, you are Joshua's angel. I hope to keep the tradition of visiting them every year, so he is reminded of these amazing ladies that helped him come home. It is going to be a very Merry Christmas this year and Team Altman wishes peace and joy to everyone. It really is a Wonderful Life!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Say Cheeeese

Here are some photos from Joshua's 1 year photo shoot. You would never guess that he had a fever during the shoot and he even went to the hospital the next night for a 103 temperature!! What a trooper! What a joy it has been to watch him grow. Thank you to our awesome photographer Jennifer Yarbro, we are so thankful for her capturing our wedding and Joshua's first year so beautifully!

Can you say "Moose"?

Mom and Dad with Joshua

Team Altman

Watching the ducks

Reading a book at the park

And What do you want me to do with this?

Joshua and Misty!

We love you sweet boy

Dad and I

Aunt Kimmy with her favorite nephew!

The girls with Joshua xoxo

Daddy my hero

Grandpa always makes me laugh

Uncle Chris you have lots of teeth!

Big boy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A little Christmas Cheer...

Joshua do you want to see the Christmas lights?!!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, but now that Thanksgiving is over you know what that means?! Joshua missed out on Christmas celebrations last year, so this year he wanted Christmas to start a little early at our house....to make up for lost time =) 
It looks so much prettier in person...great job hubby!
Joshuas favorite...penguins!

 We went out to get a christmas tree, and it was freeeezing outside, so we pretty much picked the first one we saw and figured it was as pretty as any other. It smells so good in the house, and of course Joshua loves looking at the pretty lights.

All ready for bed in his Christmas pajamas, boy is this kid ready! Much love from Team Altman!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Its My Party and Ill Cry If I Want To...

Happy Birthday Joshua!
 Joshua's first birthday party was so much fun! Mom and I got up really early to set up all the decorations at the park across the street. About an hour before the party started, we were back at the park tearing it all down before the wind tore it down for us. We quickly moved the party to our house, and everything turned out great! At 1 year old, Joshua is weighing in at 20 pounds 10 ounces and is 29 3/4 inches long.
Mom and I crafted eight of these centerpieces...thank you =)

Aunt Kimmy the artist

Playing with my tooth
 My mom, sister, and I spent the WHOLE day baking cupcakes and Joshua's cake for his party. The cake stand was made by daddy with love and a little help from the internet. As you can see, Joshua wanted a "sophie" themed party, so that is what he got. Mom dusted off her piping skills and worked on the details and letters..she made it look perfect! 
Cake stand with our amazing cupcakes

Sophie you look delicious!
Not sure about this

Trying to get him interested
 Joshua for the most part seemed to enjoy all the attention. I think he was definitely over stimulated when it was cake time, because he did not want anything to do with it. He usually has a sweet tooth for things, but he was in the mood for a nap. He seemed a little more interested when it came time to open presents.

Birthday Boy
Lets open some more presents!

Here are some fun pictures from the day!

I love my grandmas!

Berry Kids

Playing after the party

Grandma and Grandpa
Hey...where is that tooth you told me about?

Where's Waldo?

Great Aunt, Uncle, and Cousins

My friend Joely
My cousins!
Uncle Ben, Brylee, and Nana