Thursday, August 30, 2012

David wants to carry John

I told him he could only carry him in the baby carrier and he'd need to put it on because I was holding the baby. This project has kept him relatively quiet and out of trouble for 10+ minutes, and counting.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Going to school! Going to school!

This is what it looks like, though classes are canceled for the next two days on account of Hurricane Isaac.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Happy 5th anniversary to us!

Boys' weekend w/ grandparents

Friday, August 24, 2012

Boys with backpacks

David happily ran to his classroom this morning and even smiled at his teacher. Hooray!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

We paid $7

So David could scream, avoid all the bouncy toys and his friends, and spend most of his time making faces in an old dressing room mirror. Grrr...

Monday, August 20, 2012

His latest trick

I put John in his carseat on the kitchen floor while I took a pan from the oven. He managed to turn over on his belly and start rocking the carseat back and forth while he laughed. Smart kid.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Family dinner

To cap off our first weekend at home in several months, tonight we enjoyed a great smoked pork loin. All except for David, that is, who insisted instead on oatmeal (John couldn't believe it).

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Visiting Granddaddy

David was too distracted by the apple sauce-in-a-squeeze-tube that (patient photographer) Nana provided to look at the camera, but he and Daddy had a great visit this afternoon in Madison.

Howdy, partner!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

David's in bed at 9:08

How many times will he get up before falling asleep?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tough Guy

Here's John at Dr. Sluis's office awaiting 2 shots. Only a brief yelp at the second shot; no tears!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

David's first day of preschool

He was hard to wake and get out of bed.  Then, once up, you saw his nutritious pop tart breakfast (earlier post today).

He checked his room before we left to make sure he hadn't left anything behind.

And then he was ready and waiting by the back door by the time I rounded up John.

Here he is, poised to be the big man on campus. Note the backpack swagger.

And here he is goofing with his teacher, Miss Ashley.

Miss Ashley reported that he had a pretty good first day.  She said he teared up a couple of times (so sad), but would be fine after distraction with some of their activities.  She said he loved to color, and "he seems to enjoy looking at himself in the class mirror."  See photo evidence below, captured when I spied on him through the doorway window before he knew I'd come to pick him up. All the other children were sitting quietly in a circle waiting on their parents.

First day of school breakfast

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hello Handsome

Taking after his big brother.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

David has a fresh reader!

Reading at the Library of Congress

Silly John!

David loves to read The Lorax!

Our favorite part is when he talks about the Bar-ba-loots in their Bar-ba-loot suits.

Hooray! Gram's a Wildcat!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

DAM has a backpack

and is ready for school. He thinks the monkey pack is "cool."

David at John's age

It's already hard to remember! Thank goodness for pictures.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Calling everybody to say

I'm 4 months old today. (And don't make fun of my pink chair. I'm secure.)