Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dave Turns 34

The night before Dave's Birthday he decided to camp in the backyard with the kids. They were so excited! We even mad a fire and roasted marshmallows.















In the morning I made a pancake breakfast an brought it out to the tent. Dave got to blow out a candle while we sang Happy Birthday. Then he opened the presents from the kids and I. He got a Harmonica and a guide on how to play.









Latter that day Dave got to go to Wild Waters with some friends. It was a pretty low key birthday but I think he enjoyed it all the same.

Summer Fun

Given that we live in Fresno and summers here are brutishly hot, we tend to spend a lot of time near water. One of our favorite parks to go to is a "splash" park. It has all the regular park equipment plus an area with a bunch of sprinkler toys


It takes a long time for Leonard to decide that he actually wants to get wet so he tends to play on the other equipment for awhile. He is extremely brave and climbs all over the equipment making me extremely nervous.



These are some of E's girl friends that we met up with at the park.




When L does finally decided that he wants to get wet he goes for it and he loves it.



She's a monkey and ...

video

... a fish.
This was latter in the day when we got to go to a friends house and swim.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Leonard turns 2!

My Baby is 2!


I am utterly smitten with this kid. I don't know exactly what it is about him, but he makes my heart melt.

He loves to give hugs and kisses and he always wants you to look him in the eyes when he is talking to you. If you are not looking at him he will grab your chin and force you to look at him. He is all boy. He loves to wrestle. He likes to point his finger on one hand and hold it with the other like a gun then he does this weird growl and pokes at you. He loves tractors and trucks, infact we spent a porting of his birthday just watching some tractors excavating the land for new construction. Leonard loves electronics. I think he can operate David's I phone better than I can. His newest hobby is climbing on the arm of the couch and then jumping off of it back on to the couch cushions. He gets a great big proud smile as he stands up and prepares to jump.

He is also unbelievably smart. He recognizes all of his letters and numbers 1-8. He knows his colors and his shapes. He is also talking really well, infact he can imitate almost any word you tell him to and he is starting to to put together 3 and 4 word sentences.

I think one of things that really gets me about Leonard is how genuinely happy he is to see you. He gets super excited and does this really cute in take of air to show how excited he is. Every time he sees Evelyn after they have been apart for even a short period of time he gets a huge smile and says "HI EWIN" extremely enthusiastic.

I love to watch them interact. Leonard has so much admiration for Evelyn and when she is in the right mood they will play pretend with each other for hours.
Now if only I could make that happen more often :)

Happy Birthday Leonard!
We Love You More and More Each Day!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hugs and Kisses
From Evelyn and Leonard
Happy Valentine's







Saturday, January 29, 2011

My New Toy

So, I didn't win the Silhouette, but I did buy one :) It is so much fun I and supper easy to use. I already made some lables from some orange vinyl that my dad gave me.



Evelyn has been wanting an "I Love Gary" shirt for some time now so I used my silhouette to cut out a stincil and this is what I ended up with.

Isn't it way cute?
I can't wait to do some projects.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fingers Crossed

I just entered to win a Silhouette SD from The Shabby Chic Cottage. If you don't know what a Silhouette is you should check it out. It is a crafters dream and I am hoping I might win one for my birthday which is coming soon. Wish me luck :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Leonard Talks

Leonard's Vocabulary has exploded in the past few weeks. He is imitating everything we say and he is really enjoying his new skill. He is constantly pointing things out to us and telling us what it is. He also loves to say "come on"and drag us around the house by our finger.

video

Don't mind Evelyn in the background, she is just really excited that her "poop is not stuck".