Monday, November 19, 2012

Andrew turns 1!

Andrew turned one on July 7, 2012. We celebrated by having some family friends over for a "round and round" birthday theme featuring any toddler's favorite things: balls, bubbles, and round foods like pizza, cheese balls, and cupcakes.
Andrew was a cheese ball fan. 

Before the cupcake...

And after. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

4th of July 2012

We had a mellow, but fun 4th of July. We started the morning at the church pancake breakfast, then went with half the ward to the local parade, and then ended the day with a great fried chicken dinner out with friends. Easy and fun.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

June Instagrams

An activity everyone loved!

Maddie painting during preschool summer camp. 

Emma working on her masterpiece at preschool summer camp. 

Maddie had the entire bounce house to herself at camp!

Maddie started swimming lessons.

She insisted on goggles. 

Painting fish for preschool camp. 

Preschool camp play. 

Feeding goats at the Gentle Zoo. 

Andrew filched from the co-op basket before I could put it away. 

Eating hamburgers at Ham's Orchard. 

Andrew sampling Ham's famous peach ice cream. 

Maddie swimming with her teacher. 

For my birthday we got box seats to the Coldplay concert. 

It. Was. Awesome. 

Another day at preschool camp: marionettes. 

Maddie hugging the marionette. 

Emma was very excited to go to the dentist!

Swimming with our former-NYer-turned-Texan friends. 

Andrew helping to assemble our new table. 

The finished table. 

Andrew was happy to discover the snacks in my purse. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

From June: Andrew: 11 months

--Diapers size 3
--Clothes size 6-12 months, some 12-18 months

--cereal and other carb-related finger foods
--being outside
--creeping along the furniture

--pulls to standing
--Memorial Day

Personal notes:
--This boy is trying hard to move! No walking yet, but he has become a fast crawler. He has become an expert at destroying the house, all in the name of exploration, of course.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

From June: Gentle Zoo

We took a summer field trip to the Gentle Zoo. They had animals you could pet and feed, pony rides, a bounce house, and a playground. Perfect for us! It was a lovely way to spend a June morning. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

May Instagrams

Dave prepping the Mother's day gifts at church. Does he mask his hatred of crafts well? 

These children slept on the plane. 

This child did not. At all. Not one wink. 

Splash Mountain! 

After the splash. 

Now he sleeps!

We, apparently, put baby in a corner. 

Playing "Philharmagic" with her stuffed animals. 

Celebrating the last day of school with ice cream. 

Found at the Home Depot. On Memorial Day, no less. 

Outside fun for the whole group.