Friday, August 21, 2009

Visit from Dad

I just wanted to upload a couple of pictures really quick since our computer (or my camera) seems to have given up on me and will not load pictures anymore. Dad just emailed these to me at work, and they are from his visit to our house on Wednesday evening. It was a really nice visit! :)

The picture of Rowan in the kitchen - he looks like he's walking, but he's become a wee bit apprehensive of walking now. He'll take a few steps, but he's not quite "there" yet. He's got standing down pat! :)

Friday, August 14, 2009


Kathi's visit was so much fun. We miss Kathi and Rita and love them very much! :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I can't believe I forgot to publish this, but Rowan's walking! It's not really speedy walking, but he takes steps now to get where he's going:) He started last weekend with some steps from Kathi to Em in a sort of stumbling fashion. It was definitely steps, but not necessarily walking. But this past weekend, he took a LOT of steps and went about 5-6 feet forward. Then he just sat down. It was deliberate and skillful. So he's walking! We are sad that Clarence is out of town right now, but he's not full out walking yet, Daddy:)

Rowan's reading corner

I wanted to make Rowan a little corner in his room to play and to keep his books. I got this cubby organizer at Target and then the little colorful bins to go inside.

I got home from work one day, and it was magically set up in Rowan's room. And it looked perfect!! Thanks, Em. You have been the biggest help, and such a sweet sister:) We so much love having you here.

Rowan loves pulling things out of the bins.

Also Rachel gave him this sheer, silky fabric, and he loves to play peek-a-boo with it.

Trisha gave us this really cute little owl rug!!

hehe...I snuck that last one in. She's nervously chewing our bedspread. haha. Laney dog:)

Photographer recommendation

My good friend, Rae, is coming to Birmingham! She is an excellent photographer and she took some pictures of Rowan. It was fun to see you, Rae. We had a very nice time.

If you are in need of a good child/baby photographer, check out her blog here:

p.s. a couple of Rowan's pictures are there too:)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Picture from the beach

We did the maze at Panama City. Em carried Rowan on her back. Cute picture.


One more for Daddy - here's Rowan laughing at Em.


Some weekend pictures


This is me talking to you this morning on the phone. See how Rowan was asking to speak to you? ;) We love and miss you and can't wait to see you.

Yesterday we went fishing in the pond. Alex caught three, Dad caught three, and I caught one. We didn't catch any bass, but Alex caught a greenie (I'm not sure how you spell that), and I caught a I can't remember the name.
Can you believe how much the pond has grown up?!
I got off to a bit of a rough start. It's been a while since I've gone fishing.

Here's my fish -

Last night, we went over to Mom's house. Unlce Terry, Aunt Myra, Uncle Jerry and Eleanor, Uncle Ken, Aunt Brenda, Rita, and Mike all came out to have a ride on the boat and for dinner together. Rowan seemed to really like Rita. He went right to her without being shy at all!! He also seemed to like Jerry. It was a really great evening, and I even left with a couple of Uncle Jerry's tomatoes! Yum.
Today we're just hanging out. Rowan's napping right now. I think we'll head back home tomorrow morning.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Just one for tonight

Evie and Rowan

Monday night we went over to Amy and Ed's to visit with Rae, Nathan, and the girls. The girls love to play with Eamon and Rowan, and the boys seem to love them too. I'm glad we're not to the cootie stage yet. Let's hope we actually never get to the cootie stage. That would be nice, right? :)

Evie is really great with the babies. She watched as he was holding my fingers and walking around the house. Then I came around the corner to find this (below). What a sweet girl! Well, they are all three sweet girls:)

It was great to see you all Monday night! Amy, thanks for letting me use your camera and for sending me these pictures.

Clarence, I hope these will count as your pictures for the day since the camera/computer connection is still messed up at home. We love and miss you!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For Daddy

Hi Clarence. We miss you. Here are some pictures from bath time. Love you!
The hairbrush -

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Last of the beach scenes

We had a really wonderful time at the beach. It was our family vacation as well as Rowan's first trip to the beach. He seemed interested in the beach, but he also got an ear infection while we were there. We spent Monday night at an Urgent Care, and by Wednesday he was feeling almost back to normal.

So he may have enjoyed the sand and surf a little more had he been feeling alright. He tolerated the sand and seemed to actually enjoy the surf, although I think that was a little scary. I think he will really love it next year.

He had an awesome time playing with his cousins, Bobby and Michael. He really seemed to like Michael a lot. He also had fun with his Aunt Liv and her friend, Madison, who came with us. And the rest of the family, he loved too.

We had a really wonderful time, and we can't wait to go back:)

Emily's showing him the sand-

One minute we were like this...
and the next, we were like this.

Family beach picture -

He always held one foot up when in the sand:)

Ok, enough already -