Monday, June 29, 2009

Beach-Part 2

Finally, here are the rest of the pictures from our vacation to Myrtle Beach.

Another one of Jackson in the wagon.Where we spent a lot of time, hanging out outside of the trailer.
A proud Granddaddy with his grandchildren! (Getting a picture with all of them is quite a challenge!)
With granddaughters.
Love this one of Johnny and Kathryn!
Trying my hand at photography...
Our family!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Beach-Part 1

We had so much fun at Myrtle Beach with Johnny's family last week! Enjoy some picture documentary of our time...

Kathryn and Jackson spent lots of time in this wagon, going back and forth to the pool and the beach. They loved riding in it!
Jackson observing the action at the pool with Aunt KK.
Swimming all by herself in the big pool with arm floaties! She did great! Is it time for swimming lessons?
Kathryn loved the lazy river!
Jackson with Grandma.

In the baby pool.

After getting out of the pool one day, Kathryn decided she needed to sun bathe a bit.
Of course, she had to flip over to get an even tan...We had so much fun with sweet Aubrey!
We listened a lot to the Veggies Tales cd of Bob and Larry Singing the 70's. Kathryn liked the song Funkytown the best (she called it Punkytown). This is her "punkytown" dance.
She loved the merry-go-round with Daddy!
Stay tuned for more pictures of us actually on the beach!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


So, we're a couple days late after Father's Day, but hopefully that makes this post stand out a little more! We just wanted to give a shout out to the BEST DAD IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!! Kathryn and Jackson love their daddy so much! Every morning, the first word out of Kathryn's mouth is "Daddy", wanting to know where he is, and hoping he's still home. If he's the one to get her up, she doesn't want to let go of him. Jackson lights up every time he walks into the room. And me? Well, it goes without saying that Johnny is THE man of my life! Without further ado, here are some pictures to celebrate Daddy on Father's Day!

Johnny took this picture of his little man. He was proud of him standing so well. He had actually pulled up on the toy basket beside the end table, and cruised his way around the table!Kathryn dressed up really pretty for her daddy on Sunday.
Kathryn had fun with her daddy at the beach in the lazy river.
And she had fun with daddy on the merry-go-round at the beach. (She specifically asked for Johnny to take her on it.)

Finally, a shout out to our own wonderful fathers and grandfathers. We both are so blessed to have wonderful dads, and the kids are blessed to have them as their grandfathers. We love you so much!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Jackson at 8 months

Finally, some pictures! Here are a few I took of Jackson right at 8 months old.

A silly look on his face. Think he's up to something?

Standing up! Now, almost every time we go to get him from his crib, he's standing like this! Actually, he's usually standing at the corner of his crib, right at the door, yelling out of the crack of the door! He's smart! He's also pulling up when he's crawling around, on everything. He has started very slowly cruising, too. Crazy!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Another Cloth Diaper Giveaway

I know, another giveaway heads up. But hey, you get two entries for each one you mention on your blog, and when you cloth diaper, winning some is just super! So, check it out!


Saturday, June 06, 2009

Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

So, I realized from Sarah's comment on one of my last blog posts that I've never really followed up with telling you, my faithful readers, about our cloth diapering. So, in the coming weeks, I will try to do a Cloth 101 post to fill you in on exactly what it is we do at our house.

In the meantime, I was just alerted to a great giveaway that I wanted to share. Check out this website:

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Finally...about Kathryn!

Kathryn is long overdue for a post. She has grown up so much lately, and is so much fun! (And because I don't want to be dishonest or misleading, I have to say that she's also quite a challenge at times, too!) Here are some things that keep us busy.

She loves to "talk walks", which means walk up and down the sidewalk. We'll walk to all the houses that have dogs outside, and visit them. Other times she'll bring her wagon along, like this:

...and she'll collect "treasures" to put in her wagon and show daddy when he gets home.
Kathryn is potty training! My grand plan was to wait until we went to the beach to work on this, so of course a few weeks ago she decided to do it herself. She now pees on the potty pretty consistently, only having accidents if she's busy and forgets (like when she's playing outside). However, pooing is a whole other issue. If anybody has any tips on that, they'd be much appreciated! She has her own little potties, but also likes going on the "big potty" too. I'm sure when she's older, she'll be so glad I posted this picture on the internet...
She's so fun to watch as she plays and pretends. Sometimes she ends up with some crazy get-ups, like this.

How cute is that face?!??
Kathryn also loves all things bubbles. We must have the cleanest yard in the neighborhood because of all the bubbles we blow. Some days, I'm scared I will hyperventilate from all the bubble-blowing I do!
Another fun outfit...
She still loves bathtime!
Showing how she's a big girl sleeping in a big girl bed! It's actually her crib, that converts to a toddler bed. So, it still has crib rails on three sides, and then we put up a bedrail on the other side since she moves around so much in her sleep still. But, she can get herself in and out of her bed by herself, although she's really good about not getting out of bed when she's supposed to be in bed. Now, that doesn't always mean that she's sleeping, but she doesn't get out!
She is talking like crazy, and amazes us every day with her complex sentences and funny comments (see Quotable blogs). She loves to help with Jackson, and is interacting with him more and more. It's so fun to see them play together. Discipline is a constant thing, as she is two years old. But she is really learning and growing in that area, and we can already see God's work in her heart. There is so much more to say about our sweet girl, but I'll have to be better about doing more frequent, smaller blogs, since this one is already getting so long. Be on the lookout for addendums, since they always seem to follow updates on the kids!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009