Tuesday, July 26, 2011

First Movie

Todd took James to his first movie at the movie theater today. I was working and my mom watched Blake. They went and saw Winnie the Pooh. James enjoyed the big screen and sat on Todd's lap the entire time. The movie started at 12 so he was also tired. He ended up coming home and sleeping from 2-5pm!

Learning to use a spoon

Blake has little interest in silverware, but I thought I would let him play around with them. So far they are just toys.

Yeah sure!

James' answer to everything besides no is "yeah sure'! It is so sweet and I'm glad I finally caught it on video. I'm also going to pull this up anytime he says he doesn't like vegetables!

Jam session

James loves to be just like his Daddy.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Home Sweet Home

We arrived home from Michigan last night. We will miss the beach, but it is great to be home. Today we went over to Gia and Papaws for some pool time! Blake enjoyed some ice cream with Papaw and we can hardly get James out of the pool. He loves it so much! Blake also had his first molar come through over the weekend.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Potty Training

We decided long before we left for Michigan that we would potty train James during our 3 weeks there. We knew that it was either going to be the best or worst idea, but we were all ready for James to be out of diapers. We talked about "no more diapers in Michigan" all the time starting a few weeks before the trip. I think James really got excited about it too! Once in Michigan and in underpants he only had a couple #1 accidents, but the real trouble was mastering #2. It took the entire 3 weeks of some success and some accidents before he finally mastered it! We are so proud of him! The pictures below are from the beach. We brought a portable potty with us to the beach just in case he might need to go! :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Getting into trouble

Blake is becoming quite the little monkey. He is climbing and getting into everything! He especially loved the cabinets and dryer at the lake house!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

"Have a good day"

You have to get to the end of the video to hear James' sweet "have a good day"!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mini Golf

We took James Mini-golfing while we were in Lexington. He had a lot of fun, but didn't understand the concept of keeping score and taking turns. Thankfully, we had the place to ourselves.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

We had a wonderful 4th of July! The weather was perfect for an outdoor picnic and time at the beach. All of my mom's extended family joined us for our annual 4th picnic. What a fun day!
Such a smiley boy!

It was great having Ashley visit for a few days!
Little guy in a big chair!
Me and my Blake. :)
Loving the grass.
This picture "would" have been perfect if Blake was looking at the camera.
No time to stop and take a picture....
There were lots of babies this year!
Laura, born March 2010 to my cousin Steven and wife Roxanne. Isn't she precious!
Baby Ben, born June 30, 2010 to my cousin Lisa and husband Mike. I loved how his outfit matched Blake's.
My cousin Shannon with her family.

Jack, Gillian, Madison, and Alex

My mom with Aunt Lynda, their Uncle Johnny and first cousins
The whole gang!
Lots of delicious food. I think James inherited my love for a good potluck!
A perfect day for a picnic!

James has loved taking kayak rides.
Just chillin'
A group boat ride with all the cousins
Relaxing for a brief moment

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Pancake Breakfast

Sunday we went to the Lexington pancake breakfast! The firefighter/paramedics are always so friendly and welcoming. They have everything on display which is a kids dream come true! They even got a call while we were there which was fun to watch.
James really enjoyed checking out the big truck!
But, he enjoyed the food more...
Look at all of those pancakes! :)

Such a big boy this year!
I still LOVE our double stroller. I use it all the time!
Here is James checking out their uniforms/equipment.

I think James would have stayed at the Fire station all day if we let him.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Canada, here we come! We only had to wait on the bridge for about 45 minutes.
First we headed to the base of the Blue Water bridge to get some photos. Trying to get a good group shot is hard. It was extremely sunny, hot and windy.
Family photo
GG loves Blake
The fish tank was very entertaining
Time to eat fish!
Fried Perch. The Pickeral(which is usually the fish of choice) was sold out.
Another attempt at a family photo. I think it is hilarious how Blake is trying to eat James' head.
The kiddos
Blake enjoyed his first fish fry!
Love this sweet face!
Auntie Ashley with Blake
We drove through a really bad storm on the way back to Lexington.