Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Porter and His Car

Porter got a car for his birthday and just LOVES riding in it and pushing it around. Enjoy:)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Scene of the Crime

Maria and I decided to take Porter to Whitewater Falls today up in NC. For those of you who do not know the uber romantic story, this is where I made Maria the luckiest woman on the planet. That's right, I asked her to marry me on top of the waterfall. If you look really close you can see where we were almost 7 years ago to the day (Oct. 26th, 2002). The weather was perfect and the leaves really seemed to be at their peak. Porter had a great time. He smiled at every single person we passed on the way up to the lookout. If you have never been, you need to check it out.

The view from the parking lot.

The family before we head up the trail.
Half way to the lookout spot.

The view from the lower lookout platform.

Porter walking back to the Car.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More Birthday Pictures

We didn't get very many pictures of the HIne family because our camera was charging. So here are some more pictures with YaYa, Grandpa Doug, and Great Grandma Helen.

Thank you, YaYa for sending the CD!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Porter's Birthday Party

Well, we just finished up a fun day with family for Porter's birthday. He Turns 1 on Thursday but we decided to have the party this weekend. Porter's cousin and aunt and uncle spent the night with us last night as did his great aunt and uncle. Porter's great grandma, YaYa, and Grandpa came to celebrate with him too. We had burgers and hotdogs along with some cake. Of course Porter got his own cake. Check back soon for some videos of Porter destroying his cake.

Porter LOVES his new car.

And the box it came in.


Before he destroyed it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Porter is almost 1

Here is Porter's latest little trick. And he has a tooth now.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Jam Session

So here are a few clips of Porter rocking out on the drums at our friend's house. He really loves the drums. It is hard to believe that Porter will be one year old in a little more than a month.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Porter Laughing

I am so thankful we got this on video. John was shuffling his feet and Porter thought it was hysterical!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

9 Month Check Up

Porter loves his Johnny Jump Up. He is still not technically crawling yet, but he gets around pretty quickly. He had his 9 month check up and he weighed 19 lbs 11 oz. He was 29 1/2 inches tall and his head circumference was in the 92 percentile. The doctor is pretty sure that he is about to have a growth spirt any time now. Still no teeth. Apparently Porter may be one of those kids who decides he wants to skip crawling and go straight to walking.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Some Videos

So we have been lazy...and sick. Turns out I had strep throat and so did Maria and Porter had an ear infection. Everyone in the house was on antibiotics. We are all better now though. Here are a couple of videos that Maria got on her phone. I hope you enjoy. Don't feel obligated to watch the whole thing.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fun in the Sun

We've been out of town every weekend in June, but we will be home this weekend!  I've enjoyed seeing everybody, but I'm looking forward to some time at home to catch up on some things around here, and maybe work in a nap:)  Last weekend we had a family reunion, my friend, Cathleen and her son Will came to stay with us last Tuesday, and this past weekend, we went home for a shag party that my dad puts on ever year. We invited John, Loren, and their son Joel who is 20 months old and David, Sarah and their son Benton, who is 17 months old. We stayed at my grandmother's house and we had a blast!! Joel and Benton had a great time playing together. Porter will be chasing them next year, but this year he just squealed and smiled a lot:)

It was great to see everybody at the party. My sister Rebecca, brought Haley to the party and she had so much fun. We've decided she has more energy as the day goes on. She just walked all over the farm and was covered in dirt, but enjoyed every minute.

Porter slept through most of the family reunion.

Porter loved spending time with cousin Patrick!

We stopped by to see our friends Ben and Emily and their new baby Hannah. What a beautiful little lady!

I can't believe we snapped this one with all of them in the air at the same time:)

Haley on the dance floor!

Porter with Momma.

Cathleen with Porter.

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This one is for Sara

I saw this on the road yesterday and had to take a picture. Sorry you don't get the pleasure of Cheerwine up north.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Look Ma...No Teeth

So Porter loves to slam his rattle after he eats and show off the fact that he still has no teeth. Ironically enough, his shirt says "Teeth are over rated".

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Where does the time go?

     So my dad informed Maria that it had been over a month since the last update on the blog. I am deeply sorry to all of those out there who's lives have been a little empty this past month without any updates. Well here you go. I will stop typing now since I know all anyone cares about are the pictures of Porter.

     We had our first family trip to the beach for our anniversary. Porter looked so cute in his swimsuit. We had to buy him some sunglasses and a hat since we left the one that cousin Michael bought Porter at home. If you can't tell, he is trying to eat the tag on the sunglasses.

In addition to our exciting beach vacation, Porter has been trying all kinds of new food. The only thing that he has not liked is peas. He loves everything else though.
Yep, those last two are peas.

Stay tuned...Porter is really close to crawling.  

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Porter Update

Sorry it's been so long since we updated our blog! Life is kind of crazy in the Hine house, but as usual, God is always doing great things! Porter is growing so fast! I can't believe he's already six months old!! He's sitting up really well now and he's talking so much more. He laughs too! A few days ago I was trying to get him to sleep and he grabbed my lips, so I reprimanded him, saying "No, No, Porter" in a stern voice, and he just looked at me and laughed. I'm sure that was a glimpse into our future:)

Anyway, our 5 year anniversary was yesterday and I feel so blessed to be right where I thought we would be five years ago. I was just counting all of my blessings yesterday. I have a husband who loves the Lord, loves me and loves Porter, and family on both sides that would do anything for us, and for that I am truly thankful! And what would we do without all of our friends! I don't think we thank God enough for the blessings in our lives.

I know this has been a rambling post, but here's what you really want to see....Porter pictures....


Porter's first trip to the beach with Nana and me.

Porter working with Granddaddy, Grandandy, Rut Rut - He hasn't decided what he wants to be called yet:)

Porter and his buddy Philip carrying on a conversation:)

He's sitting up so well now and he LOVES this toy. It sings a little song every time you put a shape in it. Thanks to the Smiths for this!

My sweet baby! I love being a mom!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Porter's First Easter

Sorry it has taken a few days, not than anyone is really out there holding their breathe or anything. Porter looked really cute in his new outfit but it was way too big. I think the clothes were for 12 months but the sweater was Maria's little brother's when he was a baby. Porter's great grandma just loves to hold him. It is hard for anyone else to get a turn when she is around.

I almost forgot. We started Porter on solid foods today. His adventure began with green beans. He was a little unsure at first but we think he likes them.