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Keaton, aka The Boy, Kay Kay, Keat, Little Man, the-cutest-thing-ever, and Bubba... Can he do no wrong? Not if you ask any of us girls in the family! He is the favorite target of many puckered smooches, as fun as a football to throw around, better than candy as far as sweetness, and so enjoyable that we all fight over who gets to be the first one to say goodmorning to him when we hear him awake and singing to himself in his crib! Now, a mother knows that with each day a boy's mischieviousness increases and soon there will be more trouble than one can handle. But it seems the trouble this boy brings is always worth the vivacious smile that accompanies it!

Birthday Boy

Birthday Boy

Keaton's 1st Birthday celebration! The day of Kent's graduation from Medical School... we were lucky enough to have both sets of grandparents on hand and Uncle Kyle and Uncle Kraig. We spent the afternoon together at our dear friends, the Haxton's, home and enjoyed a BBQ, the sweet summer heat, and plenty-o-cake and icecream.
[Grandma Brown had worked her magic on another one-of-a-kind cut out cake, which Keaton got to eat all by himself.]


Who do I look like?

Who do I look like?

Keaton takes after daddy- so carefree and happy!


Sweetness

Sweetness

Keaton at a mere 2 weeks old.


Tutu Loves Me

Tutu Loves Me

[July 2005]
Tutu lovin' on Keaton. Do you blame her?


Life in a highchair

Life in a highchair

Seems so convenient, sticking the little guy in a highchair to keep him from under foot. Sometimes so convenient you forget he's even there?
Some days he takes his nap in the highchair. Other days his sisters keep replenishing his cheerio pile, only for mom to discover he is simply throwing them on the floor and not eating them. And there are days he feels like a big boy as he eats his dinner right along with the rest of us.


Hawaiian at Heart

Hawaiian at Heart

[November 2006, the beach in front of Papa's house]
Kent and I had such a relaxing vacation in Hawaii that we almost forgot to take any pictures!
This is one of only a couple shots we got of Keaton while we were there. We were watching the sunset out on Papa's beach and snapped this one. Keaton wasn't sure whether the ocean was coming or going, and he didn't like the looks of that. Sand was a new concept as well. He finally figured out it was fun to throw, but not so good tasting.


Run Away Wave

Run Away Wave

Why is it we find so much enjoyment in torturing our kids? Keaton did NOT like the ocean, and this wave came a little too close for comfort.


the boy

the boy

Keaton enjoying head tickles from Lainey. What is it about McGregor boys and tickles?


Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Who do I remind you of? Keaton is showing signs of taking after Aubreigh and her obsession with animals. He loves MoJoe and loves to hold and kiss him!


Red Handed

Red Handed

Keaton LOVES his bottle. We haven't broken him of the habit because, frankly, it makes life easier. Usually when he wants it he will come up to you and sweetly whisper "ba-ba." He is giddy with excitement whenever he knows he's going to get his beloved bottle and will giggle and clap his hands for joy. He has been known to walk around with one in his mouth, and another empty one in both his hands. And don't think about taking it away just because it's empty! He also thinks the microwave and fridge are where he can find an endless supply of bottles. He will go up and pat these appliances and whisper his sweet "ba-ba" in hopes that one will appear.
This occasion his bottle was left out in the open and he thought he'd be clever and get it for himself.


Roads less traveled

Roads less traveled

Keaton spends hours playing with his cars, lining them up just perfectly on his "couch" road. He does NOT like "mommy" road blocks, so I am not allowed to sit on the couch while he's playing. This is very serious business.

{July 2007}


Lil' Toad

Lil' Toad

Keaton can be such a toad sometimes!

Detroit Zoo
{August 2007}


A boy in his boots...

A boy in his boots...

Proper car-playing etiquette...
Play naked. Wear boots.

{July 2007}