Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Our Growing Garden

It is so much fun watching our garden grow. And now we are getting to eat the fruits of our labor. Our romaine lettuce is ready, and we have enjoyed eating some of it. And our raspberries are starting to be ready as well. Yum, yum! Andrew really likes eating the berries. Last week I took him with me to pick some of them. He was taking them out of the bowl and eating them as fast as I was putting them in the bowl. At least they are good for him. :) I can't wait until we get to eat more things from our garden.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Splish Splash

For Andrew's birthday my parents' good friends Pam and Dean gave us a little kiddie pool. It is a little turtle, and it even has a sunshade and it sprays from the top of his head. Andrew had lots of fun splashing in the water. I don't know what he thought of the spraying water. He kept his head down and was trying to "catch" the water as it went down the side of the pool. We had fun splishing and splashing and beating the heat.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Andrew!!!

Wow! Where has this year gone? It is hard to believe that our precious baby is one year old now! He is leaving the baby stage and entering toddler-dom. We have been so blessed with Andrew. He is a wonderful baby, and so easy going. The only struggle we have had is over his sleeping, but that is mostly behind us now. He is so much fun. He loves to laugh, and we love to laugh with him. We are looking forward to many more years with our sweet little boy, and can't wait to see how God molds and shapes him.
Yesterday we took this shot of Andrew since Micah took a similar one on the day we brought him home from the hospital. It really shows how much he has grown!
For his birthday present we gave him a Harley Davidson motorcycle wooden rocker. We hope he has lots of fun with it. (And Mommy hopes this is the closest he gets to owning a motorcycle.)

Friday, June 19, 2009

1st Birthday BBQ

On Sunday we celebrated Andrew's 1st birthday. His actual birthday is June 26th, but my mom and dad were leaving to go to Brazil on a mission trip, and we wanted them to be able to be here for his party.
We had lots of fun with family and friends, and Andrew did really well with all the people and excitement. I was a little nervous that he would get overwhelmed, but he didn't. My mom made him this awesome cake with cute animals on it.
Andrew didn't know what to think of the cake at first, but once he got a taste of the frosting he dug in and enjoyed eating his cake.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fixing the Deck

Last week Micah and our friend Steve worked on fixing our deck. A couple of months ago we noticed that some of the parts were rotted or rusted and needed to be replaced. They spent three days taking out the old crossbeams under the deck and replacing them, as well as replacing the concrete footings that held up the posts. Andrew had lots of fun watching the action. He also liked the power tools and enjoyed touching them (when they were off, of course). It is nice to know our deck is safe, and not have to worry it is going to fall to pieces. Micah and Steve did a fabulous job!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fun in the Sun

Last week when it was so hot I wanted to let Andrew go for a little swim to cool off. He loves the bath, so I figured he would love to go for a dip. But we don't have a kiddie pool, so I had to improvise. I store the clothes he has grown out of in plastic storage tubs, and thought that one of them would be a perfect pool. Andrew had fun splashing around and playing with his beach toys. It was a great way to cool off on those sweltering days.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

When You Give a Baby a Cookie...

Yesterday I made some cookies, and Andrew was in a bad mood after he woke up early from his nap, so I thought I would give him a little piece of a cookie. He LOVED it, of course. And he had fun getting his face all messy from the melting chocolate.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Our Garden

We got some tomato starts and they have already grown so much. I can't wait to taste tomatoes straight from the vine.
Here are some more pictures of our garden. Things have really started growing. I took these pictures almost a week ago, and already I can see that our garden has really taken off since I took these. The lettuce has gotten a lot bigger, as well as the carrots, butternut squash and green beans. Our corn has not fared so well, we only have one lone stalk coming up. Thankfully Micah's uncle is thinning out his garden and offered us his corn that he needs to take out, so we will plant those in our garden. Our cucumbers didn't come up the first go around, so a few days ago I planted some more and they have already started to come up. We have had unusually hot weather here lately, so I think that has helped things grow. Last week we hit the 90s on a couple of the days. I am looking forward to when we can start harvesting and eating our veggies!