July 15, 2014

This Stage

Oh Silas. He's climbing on everything, breaking wine glasses, pulling everything out of the drawers and cupboards in the kitchen, pulling all the books off the bookshelf and ripping pages out of them, dropping whole rolls of toilet paper into the toilet, eating june bugs, and crawling all over the house, including onto and across the coffee table.  The kid cannot be contained.  He won't sit still, he flips over constantly while his diaper is being changed, he squirms out of your arms when you try to hold him, and he bites.

But OH.MY.GOSH. He gives the VERY best hugs, plays peek-a-boo, entertains us constantly, smiles incessantly, waves hi and bye, claps in excitement, is happy ALL THE TIME and laughs at us.  He laughs at us, and it is my favorite thing ever!  The kid thinks I'm funny.  If I do something silly or say something in a funny voice, he will laugh out loud. He also does things to try to make us laugh and then cracks up when we do. And he climbs into his toy box. What a genius! He is pure joy. Seriously, this kid is the best, and I am LOVING this stage.

You can still vote for our picture on Facebook through the 20th.  I posted the wrong link in my last post, so here is the correct one. Thank you so much for voting!

July 13, 2014

The Beach Lately

We've been spending a lot of time at the beach lately, as it should be. We love living where we do and that we are able to pop down to the beach anytime we choose. We have quite the little beach babe, who loves the ocean.  He also loves sand a little too much. We are working on shoveling it into buckets, instead of into mouths. We've done a couple picnic dinners, some day trips, and some runs/walks along the beach.  The trolley is running in Laguna Beach now, so we braved that adventure with the stroller one night. There have been many beautiful sunsets, and we are looking forward to many more.

On another note, this picture is in a contest on Shutterfly. I'd love it if you could take a second and vote for it here.  We could win a credit to Shutterfly or even a vacation, which would be mighty nice. And, you can vote once a day, if you are feeling extra generous.

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July 8, 2014

Baby Proofing

Now looks like this....
Thanks to this....
Wine bottles moved to the top shelf, wine glasses pushed to the back corner, and a wine rack that is now bolted to the wall.  One wine glass already fell victim to the tiny tyrant, whose favorite thing to climb up on is this wine rack.  Boy, is he lucky he's so dang cute.

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July 7, 2014

The Fourth of July + 8 Years

For the fourth, we had my family over for a barbecue and fireworks.  The fourth was also our 8th anniversary, but we've gotten pretty used to sharing the day with others.  We are planning on officially celebrating our anniversary in a couple of weeks.  This was Silas's first fourth, so it was fun to see him experience fireworks for the first time.  He was very concerned by the noise at first, and was clinging tightly to me.  But, he kept turning his head around to see what was going on in the sky, then flipping back around and burying his head in my neck. Eventually, he let me turn him around in my lap, and he watched the rest a little more relaxed.

 Trying to find patriotic music to listen to during the fireworks show......

 Our annual anniversary pictures....

 We added one to our crew this year...
We kind of like him. I think we'll keep him....

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday!
Happy Fourth!