Thursday, July 30, 2009

What Justin's up to....

Walking, of course! He has decided to follow in Sissy's footsteps! He took that first tentative step at 8 months, and that has progressed to 4-5 at a time after pulling himself up. Now he will stand up without pulling up on anything, and take a few steps. Thought I would share a little video I was finally able to catch!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Amy's camp Video

Amy spent a week at Camp Marshall this year- it is a 4H camp, with a focus on "horsemanship" they learned to ride, and care for the horses. Great program, and Amy loved it!

Here is a video of her end of week demo they had for the parents. Here's a pic of her with "her" horse Ginger.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

We're still here...

Just hanging out! Summer has been really rainy so far, Justin is getting big- took his first solo steps yesterday! He has 4 teeth, and another looking to pop through any time. He waves hello and bye, says Mama, Dada, Ah Du (all done), loves to help unload thedishwasher, take outthe recycling, and empty my purse, and play peeka boo.

Amy is off at summer camp. She is at Camp Marshall, a 4H camp, doing their "Saddle up" program, where she learns all about horses, including riding and taking care of one. They get to do regular summer camp type things like swimming, arts and crafts, ect. We go pick her up tomorrow- she's been gone a week!

Mark and I are doing well, I have lost all the weight I put on while pregnant w/ Justin (Yeah!).
And since I have been asked, yes, we are hoping for another sooner rather than later!

We bought Justin his first car recently- a classic, American-made red coupe!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Amy's handywork

Wow! I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted! I promised Amy I would post this video she made of the car she has constructed. Everything is going great here- She has finished 5th grade, and starts middle school in the fall! She is also going away to summer camp this summer- a whole week of horse riding lessons, and learning to take care of them- including mucking out the stalls! 2 weeks of VBS, a possible trip to Niagara Falls in August after Justin's passport gets here (we want to jump up to Canada, too) . I am also trying to throw in some swimming lessons (for Amy) and Justin is enjoying baby lap story time at the library every week. Some trips to the ice cream stand down the road, some bike riding, and a slip and slide pizza party should round out our plans! Justin is growing big- almost 19.5 pounds, and is very mobile, trying to walk!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Follow the Bouncing Ball

Every time Amy would bounce her superball, Justin would bust out laughing- I decided to get it on video! He was torn between the ball and trying to get the camera!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mommy's Little "Helper"

Mother's Day Trip

Spent Saturday at the beach! Justin's first "dip", and being the California Girl she is, Amy could not be kept out of the water no matter how cold it was!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mr. Mischief

Well, now! Not only is he now crawling, he is pulling up on stuff! Following in Sissy's footsteps!

Boston Children's Museum

Amy climbed the rock wall, the big wavy climbing structure, and encased herself in giant bubbles. Justin tried out the baby slide, got his first Bobcat ride, chased golfballs around the floor while Daddy and Sissy rolled them along various tracks that were set up. Justin also got to explore the special crawlers room!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Just some odd rambling...

Ready to play! I couldn't resist- I almost bought the mathing baby bat and ball, but I figured he would just eat them! The weather has gotten hot! My clothes line is up, so now I can dry diapers out in the sunshine...but I need to set up another length- I think I will string it to a different tree so it is longer- it's not long enough for a full load of laundry. Justin loves to eat- and prefers to feed himself practically everything- here is spaghetti from the other night. He loves to go out in the grass- I think he thinks the grass is yummy, 'cause he keeps tearing upp handfulls and trying to eat that too. He loves itsy bitsy spider and pat a cake- He's started crawling about a week ago, and has decided it is funner to pull himself up- I set him on the rug in his room this morning, and went to put something away, when I came back, he was standing up next to the laundry basket looking quite pleased with himself!
Anyway, please forgive any typos- Justin was trying to help, and now he is yawning and ready for bed. See ya'all later!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Pictures

Family picture

What do you mean you don't want a hug?!?
What's Easter morning without a little chocolate with breakfast?

New toys!

What do you mean- don't eat what???

New pictures!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

We had visitors!

A herd of deer decided to pay a visit this evening! Amy managed to snap a picture of one of them- it is in the very center, if you click on it you can blow up the picture. Ok, it really is hard to see so I added the top picture- the little white dots in the middle are it's eyes reflecting the flash.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Not much going on...

But it's Spring! It has warmed up slightly- 64 degrees yesterday- Amy actually went out in a tank top and shorts, she was so thrilled! The grass is starting to green up, so I took Justin outside and let him play on the ground- of course, being a boy, he quickly discovered that under the grass is DIRT!

Friday, March 20, 2009

5 Months old!

Time for bed!
Gotta add extra fluff for bedtime!
Look what I can do!
Big boy in the bath!