Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Overall, we had a really nice day with really nice weather. Man, three zoo's this summer already - it just might worth a zoo membership next year.
There was a huge difference in AJ between this trip the zoo and the trip to the Toledo Zoo (that I don't even think I got around to posting about) that we took a few weeks ago. I think he enjoyed himself at the Toledo Zoo, but at this zoo, it's like he had a whole new realization that there were actually live living animals that we were looking at. He would get so excited at each exhibit, once he located the animal, pointing and saying "dadadada!" (his excited word, not the same one he uses for his father).
I love you, hon -Happy Birthday!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Yesterday, on the way to Target, we were listening to the radio when "Days of Elijah" (by Twila Paris) came on. I start singing at the top of my lungs, arms in the air (yet still being a cautious driver), giving it all I got. Andrew then asks me to stop singing. Somewhat hurt, I ask why? He doesn't really give an answer, just again asked me to stop singing. I explain that I am praising Jesus and that I like to sing. Then I ask again, "So why do you want me to stop singing?"
I just get a serious look and, "Because that's the way God made us."
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
We got them up early on the Fourth of July to hit the parade. It was a pretty good one, with lots of firetrucks and sirens, etc...
That night, we let the kiddos stay up late. We hit the local carnival and fireworks. The kids loved the pony rides and games and all of them (even AJ) were captivated by the fireworks. Ryan practiced "Ooh-ing and Ahh-ing" with the kiddos beforehand. However, Andrew didn't quiet catch on and just kept saying a quick "Ooh-Ahh" over and over so he sounded like monkey.
Thursday, Grandma and Grandpa took the boys for a long walk, to the playground and to McDonald's for lunch so I could get some things done around the house. After naps, we all went to G&G's hotel to swim in the pool and eat pizza. My boys are fearless in the water.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
This past month you've really been changing. You seem to be making that transformation from baby to little boy just within the last couple weeks. You starting talking quite a bit also. You've almost got the local gibberish dialect down, complete with inflection, pauses, and punctuation. You're favorite 'word' is "doobah". You've become a master at climbing up and down stairs. In fact, you love climbing anything and everything you can and sport a look of overwhelming pride after you scaled your latest feat.
Monday, July 2, 2007
AJ loving the ride
At the top of the lighthouse
Wow - is he a handsome kid or what?!
Our family with a baby bear.
Sunday we went to church in the morning and napped in the afternoon. Then Marc and Ryan took Andrew fishing. That boy has been bitten by the fishing bug hard! He was practically glowing when they finally brought him home (at 9:30pm!).
Today has been more unpacking, laundry, getting back in to the swing of things, etc... Sorry, nothing too exciting to post, even though it's been an exciting week. I'll post more pictures to make up for it.