Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WAY overdue!

It's always fun to find something you forgot about! Like these fabulous pictures from Christmas day at the Varn casa! Yep, we went to the beach and no, we didn't build the "sandman", but there were tons of them scattered around!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hangin with my homies!

One of the best presents Daven got for his 1st birthday was being able to spend a whole week with his great-grandparents! We are so blessed to have such amazing family members and had a wonderful time showing Meme and Poppy around Sarasota! The amount of quality time D got to spend with his great-grandparents was so special and he quickly warmed up to them! After a week of fun with Meme and Poppy, they left for Bartow to spend time with Poppy's brother and wife. We drove to see them the following week and Daven quickly showed us that he definitely remembered who his great grand-parents were! He was all smiles when he saw them and gladly let them take him around the house sans mom!

One Fish, Two Fish

For Daven's 1st birthday, the very sweet and generous Harto family gave him a year membership to Mote Marine Aquarium. Since this boy loves the outdoors and all things nature, we were very excited to take him for the first time! Although hesitant at first, he quickly warmed up to the "fishies" and enjoyed watching them swim by! However, his favorite part of the trip was definitely walking up the stairs and running back and forth through the hallway!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

2012 in Review

I know I'm a little late on this post, but between a New Years Wedding, First Birthday, and Two weeks of guests, I'd say our 2013 has started off with a bang! Without further adieu, here's a look back on quite an amazing year!

1...Precious Prince
2 1/2...months of age the Prince took his first flight
3...weeks of age that our Prince took his first road trip
4...number of members in our family in 2012...yes Cooper counts!
5...number of times I've slept in a crib...don't judge...I will do ANYTHING to keep our Prince in his bed!
6...number of months that same Prince has made his way into our bed to snuggle
7...average hours of sleep we may get on any given night
9...months the Prince took his longest road trip to Virginia
11...months that the Prince took his first steps!

365...number of days we were abundantly blessed by our Precious Prince last year!

12 Months

Weight: 21.4lbs
Height: 31"
Head: 18 3/4"
New Skills:
- Walking, walking, walking!! You are all over the place and LOVE exploring the house! Thus far, we are VERY lucky because you don't get into anything you aren't supposed to...please don't make me eat my words!
- New words: yum, up
- Placing people with their know your grandparents, great-grandparents, Auntie Alex & Morgan, Mommy, Daddy, and Cooper!
- Can sit on your knees
- Stand on your tippy toes!
- LOVE to find the "airplanes" and "birds" in the sky!
- LOVE looking and pointing at the stars
- No more're a straight laced milk kinda kid! (You are half dairy farmer bred!)
- Started biting...espeically Mom, but are getting better
- Understand "no" and actually pretty good at listening when we tell you not to touch something
- Had your first ear fever just super cuddly!
- Can do the "Seminole chop"...well your version anyways, but you do mimic Daddy and try to sing the chant as well!
- singing if you're happy and you know it!
-Gives high-five's
- Blows kisses to Nonni...wont do it for anyone else and this makes your Nonni's day!
- Love to call everyone "dada"...he is definitely your favorite person!
- Love doing the itsy bitsy're very good at the itsy bitsy and wash the spider out parts!
- Know where your head is and for the most part your ears
- You are SO least we think so! At one we can tell you to lay down next to us and we'll read a book - you do just that! Plus, I love the extra cuddle time I get with you!
My oh my, where has the time gone?! You are officially one year old and such a little boy! You are cruising all over the house and find this new skill quite delightful! I am mesmerized each day at your intelligence and love for all things boy!  You have a fascination with the outdoors and we are ALWAYS outside no later than 8:30 am to swing...I think the neighbors have seen us in our PJ's more times than they would care to! Many mornings we begrudgingly head outdoors with sleepy eyes and bedhead, but know it is such a blessing that you would rather be outside than watching TV...a habit we truly hope you don't grow out of! You still love to dance and your moves have gotten a lot more pronounced! Your smile is contagious and your laugh heartwarming...we are in so much trouble when you discover girls! Precious Prince, we love you and although you won't remember this first year, it has been nothing short of amazing for your Papa and I! Thank you for abundantly blessing us!

Thursday, January 10, 2013


365...the number of days you've blessed our lives in ways I could never have imagined. You came screaming into this world one year ago and stole our hearts with your strong-will and "firecracker" charm. You have given us a run for our money with many sleepless nights and temper tantrums, but have also blessed us with your sweet demeanor, loving personality, and beautiful smile! You are truly an amazing son and we can't begin to tell you how lucky we are to call your our son! Happy 1st Birthday Daven - may all your wishes come true!

1st Birthday!


It's party time!!

Our little Prince will be One in just a few short days, but we're getting the party started early with his first birthday celebration today!

Thank you to all our family and friends who came to celebrate One year of Daven!

We love you to the moon and back little one and we can't believe a whole year has already flown by! Thank you for being everything we could ever hope for and melting our hearts in ways we never knew was possible! You are such a miraculous little blessing and we are so honored and proud to call you our son!

Happy New Year!

**Sorry for my tardiness in this post and the next few! We were having a few technical issues with uploading pictures and who wants to see a post(s) with no pictures?! **

Happy New Year family and friends! It has been quite a whirlwind start to 2013 for this Varn clan! Nathan and I rang in the new year with our closest friends as my best friend said I Do to the love of her life! The wedding was absolutely magnificent and Erika was STUNNING (Andy looked pretty damper himself!).

Congratulations to such an amazing an beautiful couple! I couldn't be more happy for y'all and am so blessed that I got to partake in your big day!

While mom and dad were out ringing in the new year, Daven spent his first New Years with his Nonni and Aunt Morgan at home. They were wonderful and documented his whole day! From walking on the beach to ringing in 2013 a tad bit early, he celebrated happily with family!