Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

We had a nice Father's Day Weekend. We got to visit with family on Saturday, with a lunch at Aunt Pam's. On Sunday, Jason played golf in the morning, then we spent the afternoon at his parents' house. The kids played in the new inflatable pool (with the exception of Max who didn't enjoy the cold water on his feet), and everyone enjoyed the day.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tickle Time

Max was all smiles and giggles when Papa started tickling.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bath Time

Our cute, little guy, all fresh and clean after a bath. Don't you just love the smell of a baby, especially after a bath with that yummy baby lotion all of them. I could just eat him up.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Cousins - Take 2

I originally posted this picture on May 2, when Ella was only 3 days old. Sweet, little Ella was such a tiny little peanut when she was born, so Max looked enormous next to her.

Fast forward to June 9, and Ella has made quite a lot of progress in catching up to Max. There is only 5 weeks difference in their ages, and now it finally looks that way physically.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Country Days 2009

The whole family went to Farmington to enjoy the annual Country Days festivities. On the drive down to Farmington in the morning, Ellie furiously wanted out of her carseat, and made herself so upset that she threw up in the car. So we pulled over on the side of the highway near Festus, cleaned up as best we could, then took a bath when we got to Gran and Papi' the morning wasn't going well...
But once we got to our spot on the parade route, things began to turn around. Ellie loved the parade, collected lots of candy, and even got to ride in the parade for a little while with my cousin, Kathy, and her daughters Sophie and Anna Caroline...What Fun!

After the parade, we walked downtown to where the rides and games were. After grabbing a bite to eat, Ellie twisted Papi's arm to take her on the pony ride, and then next was the bungee trampoline.

Ellie was getting so excited just standing in line watching the other kids jump. We were a little surprised she was so enthused to jump, since it goes really high, but she had no fear and LOVED it!!!

Max was his normal, happy self. He hung out in the stroller all day and enjoyed being outside and watching everything going on around him.

We ended the afternoon with some other rides, like the carousel and giant slide, and played some games. Ellie brought home some lovely prizes, which will go into a box soon.
I always seem to forget how Country Days brings out all of Farmington's finest (all of the Lead Belt area's finest for that matter). And I was a little scared to expose my children, but they had a good time, and I'm sure we'll be back again next year.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Working at the Carwash...

Ellie has finally gotten big enough to begin helping out with chores around the house and outside with Dad. And she actually thinks it's fun, so we're trying to take every opportunity to let her "help" while this stage lasts. She usually insists on "helping" me dust, and her "helping" usually puts more fingerprints on the freshly dusted furniture than were there before, but we've got to start somewhere, right?