This weekend there were some great-grandparents in town! Michael's grandparents came to visit and meet D for the first time. It was a lot of fun getting to catch up with everyone and D (of course) enjoyed entertaining.

Great-Grandpa Harry

Great-Grandma Marge

We've also been trying to enjoy this beautiful weather as much as possible!

In this picture he is chasing after and clapping at some birds in an effort to scare them away. It's hysterical.



The Boys

Tonight, these two gentlemen have a date. They will be taking their first swim lesson together. They're thick as thieves. Hopefully I'll get a few good shots of the boys in action. I'm very excited to be sitting on the opposite side of that mirrored glass watching in my dry clothes.


17 months

Here is a little glimpse of Dean at 17 months:
- cars. he LOVES hot wheels. he also really loves the pixar movie, cars. lightening mcqueen is his main man. he plays cars on the coffee table everyday. he's also gotten quite good at making car noises. such a boy thing.
- he's a dancer. music gets him moving.
- about 2 months ago Dean officially dropped his morning nap. which I was nervous about but, it's actually wonderful.
- swimming lessons. we've been in swim lessons for about one month now and today D was promoted to the starfish 2 class. his teacher told me, "Dean is what we call an eager swimmer." however, she forgot that he can't swim. which means he's an eager boy who has no fear of the water. our goal is for him to be able to float on his back with ease by the summer. fingers crossed.
- talking is still a slow moving process for us. this week he said bubbles which sounded like bubba. baby steps.
- we have a climber. he tries to climb on everything.
- he spends quite a bit of time in the time out chair. see above.
- his little personality is showing more and more. lately, if you are not sitting, standing, or doing what he wants you to, he will try to shove, push and move you into the correct spot. it's hysterical and very bossy. hmm, wonder where he gets that?
- the other day at tiny tots and tunes he pushed a kid over and immediately threw his head back laughing and patting his chest. he of course did this in the middle of the circle with all the other moms watching in horror. he never does that kind of stuff in the corner when no one is looking. the whole thing made me sweat.
- he is a goof ball in front of his grandparents. total hot dog.
- after about 3 months his curls are finally back and better than ever. i love them.
- he isn't quite adjusted to sunday school yet. when we go to pick him up he is usually in the "bye-bye buggy." (see video clip below) hopefully his rather severe separation anxiety subsides very soon.
- he is the light of our lives and our constant entertainment. i don't know what we did before we had him!?


My new camera bag!

Meet my new favorite bag....the Kelly Moore B-Hobo camera bag. I've had my eye on this for some time and finally just went for it. I actually want to carry it around everyday because it is such a great bag. It has the perfect Iphone pocket, zipper pockets for cords/batteries/chargers, padded dividers that fit your camera body, lenses, and a flash, a shoulder strap and a longer messenger bag strap, the perfect color gray.....I could go on. If you love your camera I would definitely put this on your wish list for Valentine's Day!