Saturday, October 30, 2010

train and zoo

These words represent two of Caleb's favorite things ever, and he got to experience both of them in one day! He may look like he's not having fun in the train pictures, but he's actually just overwhelmed with all the "fun-ness" of it all. The monkey picture below comes with a funny story. We were standing at this window watching the monkey's swing around for a few minutes, then Caleb turned around to talk to me. In the few seconds that he turned away, this monkey that you see in the picture came right up to the window as you see him. When Caleb turned back around he was face to face with a silly monkey. Of course this scared the pants off of him, and he screamed at the top of his lungs. However, when he saw how hard I was laughing at he scenario, he started laughing too and couldn't stop! We talked about that one for days :)
We love the San Antonio zoo and hope to spend a lot of time there now that is "cooling down" in, not over 100 degrees.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Double seater

Caleb loves rocking in Abby's car seat and asked to have Abby sit in his lap one day. She actually enjoyed rocking with him. He's training her to be quite the adventurous little girl.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rainy Day

Caleb and I took a walk the other day after a big rainstorm, and he had the best time in the puddles with his newly fitting rain boots. It was so fun to live vicariously through his screaming and splashing...ok, I admit I did a bit of splashing around myself. I love the dirty hands picture...that part of him takes after his daddy, I think. What a fun day with a fun boy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Partners in crime

I love this picture. Caleb was trying to show Abby a picture of her as a newborn. Precious.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A follow up video

I took this video of Abby the same day as those pictures from a couple days ago. This was in the middle of her "lala" phase. She said "lala" all day for about a week. Now she's into "dada" which must be fun for Michael to hear even though I don't know if she understands that it applies to him yet:)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

More Abby...

Who can resist this sweet face?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

enjoying the finished product!

overseeing construction is hard work

This weekend Michael put together (aka built with his own two hands) the playground for Caleb and Abby that Gram "sent us in the mail." Caleb and I did a little oversight of the project. As you can tell, it was hard work. Thank you so much for the awesome swing set Gram! And thank you Babe for all the long hours and blisters that you put into it!
Looking at these pictures I'm wondering if we should have kept the boxes too. He was having such a great time with them while he was waiting for his slide and swing.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

one happy smoothie drinkin' boy

Thursday, October 14, 2010

who knew laundry could be so fun?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

the little climber

Sunday, October 10, 2010

sometimes it's the happiest way

...and almost the only way to get anything done! This little girl has developed quite a "need" to be held all the time. Although it can get exhausting, I'm enjoying this stage so much. She is truly a sweet and happy (as long as she's close to her mama) baby.

Friday, October 8, 2010

sweet potatoes

I think she's wearing more than she ate, but she definitely enjoyed herself!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

purple tutus and butterflies

Abby and I thought we'd try out a few of her girly accessories that Grandmama got her before she was born. I think she liked the tutu, but more for chewing on than wearing:)

Monday, October 4, 2010


The house is slowly but surely feeling like home, so I thought I'd post a few pictures to show friends who've been asking for them!
It's funny the things I notice in pictures that I don't notice in day to day's pretty helpful, actually!

Living room from a couple angles...this layout doesn't necessarily make the most sense symmetrically, but it feels so much more open and inviting to me. Plus the tv's a little more out of sight this way.

The desk that I gave a facelift with a few coats of antique white and some spray painted knobs. Isn't the chair so fun? Thank you, Dawn, for the desk and the chair!

Kristen, here's a picture of the chairs with the wall color finally! The color is fun because it seems to change throughout the day (a greyish greenish blue, it's Benjamin Moore's Wedgewood Grey)

My most exciting goodwill find in a while...this awesome tray!

The true to life least the dishes are clean, right?

The mantel in the living room...seeing the picture, I think the "plant" needs a little help. Aaron, I know you would strongly disapprove of my faux greenery, but I can't seem to keep the real ones alive!

The dining table, which held 12 last night!! I love finally having a great big table!

The inconspicuous black hole also known as the tv, a sat on pumpkin, and a sweet little baby hiding in the bottom left corner:)

last angle of the living room...

This one doesn't have as much to do with our house as it does the sweet little boy sitting in the middle of our bed. He's discovered it's a comfy place to bring all his little people toys. He's really into loading all his "guys" into the plane or ark and taking them "over to the island." Don't you love little imaginations at work?