Starting a new...

The time has come!  I have made it over a year with two blogs for both kids, but it has taken quite a bit to keep both updated.  I wanted to create a separate book for Cooper, detailing his first year and now it is time to combine the two.  Hop on over to check out our new "family" blog.  Introducing... The Botts Brigade!
Thanks for reading!



 We are SO proud of Josh!  He got a call Thursday night from all of the equity shareholders at his firm announcing that he had just been voted in as PARTNER!!  Josh has worked so hard for this and deserves every bit of it!  I honestly do not know anyone else who deserves it more!  
Josh had me review his memo to the partners and it really made me honor being his wife!  In the first paragraph of the write up he mentioned his family and that first and foremost he is a husband and father and he works so hard for his amazing family!  Josh works a lot, but makes sure to be at every important event and always puts us first.  He tries so hard to not work at night and always be home on the weekends.  We celebrated the evening with some champagne!

We love you!


we love visitors!

March was such a busy month for us and I honestly can not believe that it is over!  We started things off with Grami coming to visit on March 1st.  This is her annual "tax season" trip to get away for a little while during the time that my dad is swamped, but this year it was extra special because it was Cooper's birthday!  We started off the visit with a trip to Canton for First Monday.  I have been in Texas for quite a while, but never been so we finally planned a time where she would be here for the first weekend of the month.  We had a great time and found a lot of treasures!  Too many, in fact, that they did not fit in our car!  :)

Caroline made us cupcakes the first morning Grami arrived.

Caroline and Grami picked out a special cake for me and surprised me on my birthday.  Aunt Mimi, Emma and Ellie all flew in the night before so they were there to celebrate too.
I had help blowing out my candles.
And lots of help opening my presents.  And because there were so many people visiting, Josh and I got to enjoy a nice dinner out by ourselves.
Emma was quite the encourager for going potty.
And Ellie gave Beca lots of attention!
Quite a classic picture.  Both girls on iPads not paying any attention to the boys.
We couldn't have a party without a DANCE PARTY!
Uncle Josh (Daddy) is the BEST spinner!

We love Grami!!

We tried to get a picture of Grami with all of the kids and this is the best we got!  We love you all and hope you come back VERY soon!!


March 15th!

Cooper had a big day on his actual BIRTH day!  Daddy took the day off of work and we got the day started right!  We had pancakes for breakfast and Caroline made sure we sang Happy Birthday again.
 Cooper then got to open all of the presents from us.  He definitely had some help!

We loaded up the car and headed to Fort Worth to spend some time at the Children's Museum.  We had a wonderful time despite the fact that it was spring break and TONS of kids were there!
We took Cooper's car that he got from Great Papa John and Great GiGi Jean instead of a stroller.  Cooper absolutely loved it and was so content just sitting in it!
 I'm not sure just who had more fun...
 For dinner we decided to make the day extra special and met Grandmother and Papaw at Chic-Fil-A.  Afterwards we all went back to our house and had another special cake for our Super Cooper!

 Everyone enjoyed this very special day!!