Thursday, July 22, 2010

In Desperate Need of a Haircut

Help! Look what they've done to my hair! 
I can't help it that it all grows on the sides!

I am kinda cute though!

Why are they laughing at me?

Editors note: Samuel is 8 months old and has already received 2 haircuts!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Beach Trip!

Well, our weather finally resembled summer. We had two days with temps in the 90's. So what else could we do but go to the beach? These are pictures from our second day there. (yes, I went two days in a row. Two days of lots of sunscreen, lots of sand, and lots of no napping. I am still recovering.) We took my brother and sister with us this time. It was nice having some bigger helpers.

Elijah loved playing in the water...

...of a mud puddle. Not so keen on the ocean.

One of my favorite things about this beach is the huge flat sandy beach. (when the tide is out) You can walk out in the water for a hundred yards and still only be in to your knees! Great for the kids!

Abigail loved 'swimming' on her hands.


Time for digging! My brother unintentionally caught 4 clams!

The highlight was of course...the Pug. Abigail was so excited to finally see a real live Otis. This was a very large Otis. And her name was Ginger. She liked pretzels.

'Tis The Season For...

Making mud pies


Learning new tricks!

I'm not sure what Samuel thinks about being 
carried by someone less than half his weight...

He started crawling July 4 - he is already pulling up on things!!

Picnics outside!

Salad a la carte!

Being Silly!
What happens when my sister get's the camera.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Food and Fireworks!

Happy Independence Day!

We spent the evening at Steve and Trish's enjoying family, friends, yummy food, and REALLY good brisket! (which was equally as yummy for breakfast the next day...and lunch...)

Prepared for the fireworks!

It was getting late...we are a bit sleep deprived.

Samuel showed no fear of the fireworks or their noise, however, they were very distracting and he couldn't sleep. Also as a side note, he started crawling earlier that day!

Elijah snuggling with Auntie Hannah

I celebrated this exciting holiday with a double batch of strawberry freezer jam!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Yippee! Look Who's Three!

Well, last weekend Elijah turned 3! Oh my how the time flies. We celebrated with a party full of people.
Yeah for bouncy things to help burn off the sugar!

Praise the Lord it was sunny, but also a bit windy. This is where we are trying to talk Elijah into pretending to blow out the candles. Umm...yeah. He didn't' go for it.

Yeah for rainbow cake that I copied from my niece's birthday.

The girls crowd in...but he keeps his focus.

The gifts were definitely boy...tractors, dump trucks, trains... he loved it!

He has asked pretty much every day since then..."am I still three?"