Sunday, April 26, 2009
Best friends - Blake and Chloe
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I think these pictures are so cute because you can see how different they are starting to look, yet clearly brothers. Especially in the second one...they are even holding onto the same foot! Gosh, I love these guys!
Okay, now this takes some explaining and might be one of my favorite moments of the entire trip. After Blake was done swimming in the frigid water, I stripped him down to his little swimmer. In our beach toys bag he found a deflated arm floatie that fit perfectly on his head and then became his "party hat." He proceeded to march around the pool singing Happy Birthday at the top of his lungs. There might have a few choruses from the "farmer in the dell" too. It was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. It just reminded me how imaginative and spontaneous toddlers can be. And even cuter was his little butt cheek that kept sticking out of his diaper! I wish I would have done the video on this one, but had he even caught me taking pictures the moment would have surely been over.
Seriously, could he be any cuter?
The post nummy-bear crash.
And so our trip began last Saturday with our "direct" flight that had a stop over in Milwaukee. Nothing like paying a little extra to get a direct flight to only find out once you check in that the airline has decided it would be more cost effective for them to combine two "not full flights." In the end it cost us an hour, but luckily we did not have to switch planes.
We arrived in Orlando at about 10 pm and then hit the road for Daytona Beach. We didn't get there until 1:30 or so in the morning (it took a while to get the rental car and get car seats and everything ready). We just crashed once we got to our condo. It wasn't until the next day (Easter Sunday) that we realized our condo hadn't been cleaned prior to our arrival and that we slept on dirty sheets - YUK!!! The owner was really nice and had someone out to clean it first thing Monday morning. We found plenty to do on Sunday to keep us out of the condo. :)
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Happy 9 Month Birthday big guy! We have had a BUSY month. In about an hour we will be at the airport and off on your first big vacation! Florida here we come!! We are so excited that our friends, the Lamothe's, have decided to go to Florida this week too. Chloe, Blake and Luke will now get to meet Mickey and Minnie in person.
You are getting to be a real chunk my little dude. You are 22 pounds and I'm not sure how long...your next well baby is the week we get back. You have this sandy blonde hair that sticks up just a bit in the back (right side only), adorable little smile (with 2 and 1/2 teeth) and sparkley blue eyes. You also have super long eyelashes that your Mommy is envious of! You, Mommy and Blake have been sick this week so hopefully the sun and sand will cure us quickly! You are trying so hard to clap, but are getting really good at patting your legs instead. Still saying Mama and BaBa, but no DaDa (you really need to work on that!). And you're getting stronger in your crawling position, but no movement yet. Daddy calls it "getting your wheels." I'm okay waiting a little longer. :)
We love you buddy and are so excited to take you (and Blake) on this trip and spend an entire week together. When you work full time, you really appreciate these opportunities to be with your children 24 hours a day...and you really appreciate those Moms and Dads who do it 365 days a year. :)