Sunday, October 19, 2014


Frankie is now walking and getting steadier by the day. The jibber jabbering is constant and you can occasionally catch a word or two. He is continuing to get better at signing for different things (especially food items) which is exciting. Outside is his favorite! We already have our winter gear purchased since I anticipate him loving being outside in the snow with Kirby. 

We are so thankful that our little family is healthy and happy. Here are a few recent photos and I will try to be better with sharing the activities in our lives. 

The love between a boy and his dog

Finished my 2nd TC 10Mile!
Favorite water bottle

Quite the pair
Our little pirate with his monkey

Olympic Training Begins

This fall marks the beginning of Frank's ascension to the top of the podium at the 2032 Olympics. If you couldn't guess, we signed the boy up for swimming lessons. As is his attitude towards most things that involve moving he absolutely loves it. As you can imagine a baby swimming class includes a vast array of strokes and technique. We are currently working on "scoops", "monkey cheeks", and submerging his face under water. Many of the babies in the class are not nearly as fond of this activity as Frank. Hopefully this positive attitude continues as we progress in the various activities.

1st Birthday Party!

Like any parent with a one year old, we wanted to celebrate that we made it Frankie turned 1! That first year is full of so many firsts for both baby and parents so naturally we wanted to commemorate our survival with a gathering with family and friends.

The day turned our wonderful and my makeshift decorations fit the scene perfectly. I will share that going through photos from the past year and narrowing it down to only a few was REALLY hard! Steve can attest to my struggle of wanting to print hundreds of photos and we managed to get down to much less than that. Not sure how I am going to make a photo book that is less than 100 pages...

We had a great day and Frankie even liked his cake. It is crazy how fast a year can go...enjoy a few snap-shots from the party.

Four generations of Singers

Photos by Live & Love Studios

To finish off Frankie's first year, we had photos with Jackie. She does such a fantastic job! I can't say enough good things about working with Jackie!

Here a few of the MANY fabulous photos that Jackie Boldt of Live & Love Studios took of Frankie and our family for his 1st birthday!

Photo Series: 12 Months!

I realize that this is BEYOND late - like 2+ months late. But I want you to know that I have had this little piece written the whole time! Here is the long over-due post. 

My baby boy is one! Holy cow did that year fly by! As I was getting ready for his little birthday bash, I started looking through photos from the past year – we had a great year! We had a whole lot of firsts, lots of smiles and giggles, some of the best time with family and friends, and many special times together as our little family. It was really hard for me to not print hundreds of photos! Each one brought back really special memories. I am thankful that I have all those photos since memories can fade but those moments captured with a photo I can look back on and stir that memory back up. Now on to making a photo book...wish me luck!

This past month (similar to most months) was a whirlwind. We were getting ready for our little dude’s party as well as keep up with day-to-day activities. Frankie is always on the move. We got our fireplace “Frankie proofed” and it is one of his favorite things to climb up and down from the bench. This has helped him figure out how to climb off of things which has translated into figuring out how to go down stairs. He is still not super confident in it but I know it will come. 

Walking is still only done along furniture or holding on to someone but I am totally okay with that. Once he figures out how to walk on his own, we will be sprinting after him! Slowly Frankie is taking to eating more variety of “real food” (i.e. not pureed) which has come as a nice relief for us and a more enjoyable time for Kirby. Kirby usually enjoys portions of Frankie’s food since Frankie likes to share.

Happy Birthday little man. We love you!