Friday, July 30, 2010

beautiful Alaska

This is the beautiful view on our first hike in Alaska. Our Little Man's first hike!

The day before we had gone on a stroll with him. The estuary where we were had boardwalks built up for you to walk on to protect the area and so he was in his stroller making it literally a stroll. :)

Anyway, back to this photo. This is the Indian River. The day was fairly rainy and cloudy. We walked along this river in Totem Park and heard many bald eagles talking to each other. Their calls are beautiful like music. God has made so many amazing things for us to enjoy in this world. Such a blessing I don't want to take for granted to have seen and heard our national bird.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

lazy days of summer

chillin' out in the swing

What are you doing today?


edited to add: ha ha, I set this to autopost and today is turning out to be anything but lazy. :)
Someone is not exactly chillin' but is needing lots and lots of attention today.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

home again, home again

We went to Alaska and then we came home and I started blogging about it.

Then we went to Colorado to visit my family and the blogging about Alaska didn't get finished and now I have more blogging to do!

Whatever should get done will get done. :)

We had a wonderful time in Colorado and one of the biggest highlights was that the cousins got to meet and the parents got to meet the new nephews!

You may remember that these two sweet boys were due on the exact same day! They ended up making their appearances 15 days apart.

Aren't they handsome?
Nana and Ducca sure are proud!

Caleb is a very good "big cousin" and I would see him like this often saying things like, "It's okay." if he was crying or "You're so cute!" It was wonderfully sweet!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

at Whale Park in Alaska

We spent the fourth in Alaska.

Mama and her little traveler

all pictures by Daddy

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

leaving for Alaska

It seems the best way to go through airport security with a baby is to wear them. Hands free and they're secure. It worked wonderfully and he slept the best on the plane when he was snuggled up like this.

It was funny though. Before take-off the flight attendant came over to us and said that the baby would have to be out of the "contraption" before take-off. The choice of word made us laugh.

We were blessed with a sweet grandmother for a seatmate. She was great to out little guy.

What are your best tips for flying with kids?


photo taken by Adrian

Sunday, July 18, 2010

three months

Time flies . . .

when you're having fun and we definitely are!

You are so, so much fun, little man!

You learned to roll over this month.
You still do great with tummy time and hold your head up so high.

You are now a wonder boy as far as sleeping is concerned. Thank you so, so much! You sleep anywhere from 8-12 hours at night. This is so wonderful for us.

You went on your first airplane ride this month . . . to Alaska!
Even with a three hour time change you remained a GREAT sleeper!

Probably one of the very most fun things about this month is how vocal you have become. You started by cooing and now you squeal, screech, laugh and make all sorts of wonderful noises.

You might be a trumpet player like your daddy because you are constantly blowing raspberries now and buzzing your lips.

You blow bubbles and you spit up A LOT.

You are wearing 3-6 month clothes now.

Your bedtime routine is to get a clean diaper, put on jammies, get double swaddled and nurse. Then you're out like a light and lie down in your bed.

You smile at us in the mornings when we go to get you out of bed and you even wriggle with excitement when you're out of your swaddle and we go to pick you up.

You still like your pacifier to get settled down for a nap. You fight sleep on those naptimes and often fall asleep with one eye open. You inherited not wanting to go to sleep and miss anything from your mama and your daddy.

You got to meet your Grandad this month when he came through Dallas.

On your trip to Alaska you went on your first hikes in the moby with Daddy, you stuck your toes in the sand with Mama and you stayed with a non-family baby-sitter. Betty, Jennifer, Joanna, John, Joy, Jessica, Jack & Cliff took good care of you so Mama & Daddy could go out on a date.

Last time we went to the pediatrician you weighed 13.6 lbs.

You are working on sitting up. You sat up in Daddy's lap for a bit on the plane on the way to Alaska.

Speaking of planes, you were a champ! You hardly cried and charmed all of the passengers and especially one of the flight attendants on our flight home. She offered to hold you twice. Everywhere we go we are so proud to call you our son. People like to be around you. You are an easy baby to be social with and you easily go to all sorts of different people who want to hold you.

We love you, Little Man!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

sweet nursery decor

I still haven't shown the nursery well on my blog. I tried to get pictures of it the other day to put here but most of them didn't turn out well. So, here is another glimpse.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fourth of July

More to come later on our 4th festivities but here is our little cutie pie.

What did you do to celebrate Independence Day this year?


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

flying the flag

"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
Adlai Stevenson

Saturday, July 3, 2010

old glory

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.
I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." ~Abraham Lincoln

Friday, July 2, 2010

"A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle."
~George William Curtis

Thursday, July 1, 2010

red, white and blue

a summery cupcake display made up for a night with friends

a bandana tray picked up at an antique store in Missouri, a glass cake pedestal, old thermos, two vases, some flowers . . .

nuts, sprinkles, icing! Voila!

What do you like to serve cupcakes on?