Monday, February 8, 2010


Stockton had his first international trip last week traveling to the Bahamas with the whole fam damily. We went to Atlantis in Nassau and had an absolute blast. Thanks for the fun Big G. Below are some pics of Stockton playing in the water, sleeping by the pool, getting some sun and all the other fun things you do in the Bahamas. He did great on the plane ride and loved splashing around in the pools.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stockton's First Christmas

Stockton celebrated his first Christmas this past month and it was a blast. Not that he understood what was going on, but we sure had fun spoiling him (as did his three sets of grandparents). Stockton did get the chance to play baby Jesus (see pic below of giant baby Jesus being held by Mary. Or is he holding Mary? We couldn't really tell) in our family christmas pageant the Sunday before Christmas. Anyway, Christmas was a blast. Not much else has happened in our lives since then. Stockton has learned how to turn the mobile on in his crib as of last week. Sarah and I were laughing in bed this morning watching him on the video monitor try to get it turned on. He sure is a cute little thing and we can't believe he's ours. Here are lots of pics to keep you updated.

Stockton being himself

Stockton with his Grandma Payne on Christmas day

Stockton unwrapping his first Christmas gift

I caught Stockton off guard with this shot and it's one of my favorites now

Baby Jesus (Stockton) holding Mary (cousin Averi)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New York II

We went to the Brooklyn Bridge. Waited in line for 45 minutes for the famous New York pizza (almost as good as pizza in Italy). We saw Jersey Boys which was FABULOUS! We ate at The Tavern on the Green in Central park. After took a carriage ride. And of course we shopped a lot. This was just a few of the things we did this time.

New York!

Setting up Christmas

Stockton helped Tyler put the star on the tree. He had fun watching us decorate and loved all the lights on the tree.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Stockton's First CAT Scan

Well, Stockton had his first CAT Scan yesterday (and probably not his last with my family's history of trips to the emergency room). We had his four month checkup on Monday and while measuring his head the doctor became nervous that it was a little too large (typical of Howland boys). At his two month checkup he was only in the 97th percentile for head size and this time he was off the charts (way to beat the curve Stockton). So, the doctor ordered a CAT scan to make sure that everything was okay. The doc was almost certain that nothing was wrong, but he wanted to be sure that no fluid was building up inside that large noggin of his. It turns out everything was okay. From the pics below it may look like Stockton was a little scared (he hates being swaddled), but he actually was smiling and giggling the whole time. I guess the camera just shuttered at the wrong moment. Anyway, all is well. Sarah and I really are trying to blog more. We promise not to go two months before the next blog. Besides, I have other posts that I need to do so you can see the last two months of his life.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Finally, another post!!

Yes, he's a thumbsucker
Some of his smiles

We went to visit cousin Aunt Hilly, Uncle Picky & Cousin Izzy last week. It was a blast. Stockton is half asleep in this photo.

Stockton's first hike. We went up to Donut Falls and he loved it. He stayed awake the whole time.

Okay, so we are slackers when it comes to this blogging thing. I thought I would post some more pics of Stockton. Not much exciting going on. Stockton is a champ. He sleeps 8-10 hours at night and smiles lots so we are going to keep him (Yes, we know his sleep pattern is abnormal). Anyway, we'll try to keep you updated again.