Monday, June 25, 2007

An update

John Michael is becoming more and more animated. He is almost 11 months and crawling sporadically. When it isn't easy to army crawl/slither around he'll brave it on his knees but for the most part he's still slithering around on his belly! Today Johnny saw him WALKING while pushing our dining room chair around. Adeline used to love that too. Maybe he'll kind of skip over the official crawling? I hear a lot of kids do.

He is also into EVERYTHING! Addy wasn't ever that curious. He loves to dig through everything. He also has a small obsession with balls. He finds them everywhere and instinctively throws them. Its really cute. There are such obvious differences between little girls and little boys!

I LOVE this kid.

Here he is playing in a yard toy my mom bought him. He loves to climb over it and fall onto the other side. Such a little boy!

And never has a brother adored his little sister more. He just loves to play with her!

Adeline has been saying the "darndest" things lately.

For Johnny's birthday we had strawberry pancakes for breakfast... Johnny loves strawberries so he was regularly communicating how good they thought they were. Addy followed suit and looked at me and said, "Honey, these are delicious!"

While I was disciplining Addy the other day I said to her, "Addy do you know how much Mommy loves you?" She sniffled and in a pathetically whiny voice said, "yes Mommy.... too much."

She also has shown quite the tendency to be bossy and insist on her own way. Johnny and I were having a conversation the other day and Addy wanted to say something so she yelled, "Daddy, stop it!" Johnny, surprised, said "Stop what Addy?" To which she replied, "STOP TALKING!"

She clearly doesn't want you talking to someone else when she wants your attention. And she also doesn't want you just being silent! The other day I put her in her carseat in the van and went back inside to tell get a few things. The whole time I was gone I heard her calling me, "Mommy! Mommy!" Of course I didn't answer her because I was inside the house! But, when I came back to the van she looked at me with this serious face and said, "Mommy stop ignoring me!" I was SHOCKED! I didn't even know she knew that word! I guess she learned it from me teaching her not to ignore me!

So... our precious little girl definitely has a defiant streak. Though I don't know how you could think that while looking at this angelic face.


And finally, this picture was taking a while ago. We were on a walk together and Addy wanted a snack. We gave her a pretzel rod and went on our way. John Michael was a little fussy but he quieted down after a few minutes and I didn't think about it until we got back to the house.... and realized that Addy had given him a pretzel! (Up until this point I didn't give him pretzels and if I did I wouldn't have given him an entire rod!) Of course now that's his favorite snack.

Look at this face! Caught red handed and messy faced!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Luke-in-ater

Here are some fun pictures from Luke's baseball game a couple of weeks ago. He was on fire - check out his facial expressions!!

On the mound

Take that.


and here comes the wind-up


In between innings.... look how focussed he is!

Nice catch!

The girls, having paid no attention to the ball game, were loving the concession stand!

Joke's on YOU Dad!

And here he is himself, (my personal favorite picture) The Prince of Pitching

Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Maternity Photoshoot

Most of you know Bipin and Tish are having a boy this summer! They aren't decided on a name for sure so the race is on... who will decide first, Candi or Tish?

Well, to prepare Tish and I had a little photoshoot this morning. Most of the pictures won't be on here for modesty reasons but here are a few fun ones. I'm sure Tish would love to show you more if you know her personally so drop her an e-mail if you're interested!

The soon to be big sister.... giving her mommy kisses.



Wispy Priya (what a CUTIE!)

And while I'm add it here's a cute picture I took of John Michael's initials.... I tried to get him in it but that kid is TOO QUICK! He kept grabbing the blocks and throwing them before I could get a chance... but I still like the way it turned out.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Zoo Time - pictures only

Here are pictures from when we went to the zoo this spring... they are really old but I'd like to post them anyway!

Coming up..... Tara & Jason in town and our trip to Atlanta!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Visiting Tara

Well its about time we went to visit my sister. My goal is at LEAST once a year and more if I can! She's come out here several times so I'm excited to hang out in her stomping grounds for a change. :)

Here are some pictures from the last time she was out.

My cousins wedding - we grew up with these boys and now they're all married! The bride and groom are MIA in this one.

My mom and her friends. (my psuedo aunt and uncle)

Tara & Adam

Aunt Laura and Jeff (the groom).

Half of the fam (missing: Jason, Johnny & the kids)

I'm so behind on posting. I have to post pictures from the time before THAT that she was here! Plus a few other things. So, more in a week!