Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Ian preferred the pool over the ocean, as well as this very hip look consisting of "Float-Ts" and "goggews" (Ian's pronunciation)
Noah adored the ocean and was quite obsessed with finding ocean life. Last year, Noah refused to enter Table Rock Lake for fear of sharks. This year, he was incredibly disappointed to find out that sharks don't typically hang out near the sand castles.
Even though Connor would not have enjoyed the beach so much at five-month old, we missed that precious, roll-filled sweetheart and hope he gets to search for sharks with us on the next trip.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Connor's 5-month pic:
Two-part pride: The "put 'im on a cracker and eat 'im face" AND Noah's photography skills:
In this portrait, just the pure shininess of my face makes me weep (also the wedding we were attending of Karen & Kevin, former youth groupers, now full-fledged marrying age, in-love adults):
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
This clip is solely to make Stephen the proudest uncle in all the land:
This version is a bit nuttier, due to Noah's recent testing out of humor. It turns out that if you are five and add the words "Tinker Bell" to ANYTHING, you become the preschool version of Chris Rock:
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This doesn't technically show you their last day of swimming, but it makes my heart leap nevertheless.
The Mighty Mighty Jaguars!
The boys got to enjoy a first...FIRE. It was a thrilling Mom's Day afternoon at Dita's house that included an inaugural fire pit usage. Ian discovered that campfires include a delicacy titled smores, so he believes these will now be provided during each visit at Gma's house. Noah was fascinated with the makings of the fire and when the flame got too small, he requested that Jer Jer "turn it back on."
Ian's first trip to the dentist (they didn't have TVs on the ceiling when I was a youngin'):
And precious Connor continues to endure the heaps of love the boys place upon him:
Connor's 2nd month picture (he'll be three months on Saturday so perhaps that one will be posted sooner):
Check out more of Connor's smiles at Ian's form of affection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfZ_WqGA0h0
If you are a Third Day fan, you'll appreciate that we recently scooped center, front row and had an incredible time during our favorite band's concert. We no longer will accept going to any concert that does not include the words center and first row. We also had our second opportunity to meet the band, which was fast and furious, but here a couple of pics of our fan-dom anyhow. I'm sure someday they will enjoy an entire dinner with us.
Our front row Joe view of Mac:
Seth's proof of his great catch of Mark's pick:
Seth's manly shaking arm:
Our pals Brad & Christy with our BFFs (B & C had to bring binoculars for their first row, LEFT seats):
For more Third Day concert footage (please note exactly who Mac is looking at in the first frame): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inGVb_audt0
Monday, May 4, 2009
Nothing EVER compares with the feeling you get when you walk into Grandma's house. Here are my Grandparents with Seth and 16-month old Noah in 2005 (my Grandpa passed away in 2006)