Monday, August 11, 2008

Our Birthday Boy!

My baby is 1! We thought it only fitting that the birthday boy be in his birthday suit for the big day. Actually there are a number of other reasons this little one is running around looking like this...First he is sooo busy that he doesn't want to take the time to hold still long enough for mom and dad to put his clothes on. Second, when he does have clothes on they are soaking wet in the front because of a leak he has a sprung....(something to do with the teeth perhaps), or they are filthy because he is a very messy guy!

His favorite gift was not the new toys but the crib bumpers that Grandma and Grandpa had delivered from Pottery Barn. Mom loves them because they're cute but Carson loved them because he could do this:

and this.........he seriously did this for like 5 or 10 minutes, just back and forth!

Happy Birthday Carson! One to eat and one for destruction.

Hmmmm....not too sure. Poke, poke.

Delicious! Frosting is the best!

We Love YOU!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Summertime Provident Living

All I think of when I see this picture is look out! Put away your breakables! You can imagine that my home in completely overrun by little boys (and that doesn't even include the friends that come over!) Our boys are lucky to have little buddies that they can play with all the crazy and messy as it can be!

This year (a little late in the year I might add) after much council about provident living from a good friend at work, Matt decided that it was necessary to plant a garden. We've given it our best go at it and seen the fruits (or actually vegetables) of our labors. The boys have really had a great time with it and it's been a good learning tool. You really can't beat the little bean sprouts to death with the hose sprayer on jet and expect to get a return. While water is definitely a good thing it has to come in moderation and with a lot less power!

This is our little garden and hey it's not dead so I guess we're doing something right!

Wow! Our first squash! I told them we had to document it on camera for posterity. The sun was blaring in their eyes and I just couldn't get them to look at me without squinting or closing their eyes.

Here is the squash a little closer up....what can I say, we're proud! We're still very hopeful on everything else. I can say we have enjoyed two little strawberries as well....delicious!