Monday, September 20, 2010

Our Summer Fun!

Will is now 4 1/2 months old and growing like a weed (or more like a St. Bernard puppy, drool included). At his 4 month doctor visit he weighed 16lbs 6.5 oz and was 25.5 inches tall. This puts him in the 75th-95th percentile. He is even out growing some 6 month clothes! If he didn't have two uncles over 6 feet tall and 200 lbs I might be concerned. He has become a very happy baby, especially since we started him on ranitidine for reflux, and gives huge smiles. This is a big improvement from a month ago when I went back to work. Jim had to work REALLY hard to convince Will that the bottle was not such a bad thing. He can still give his dad a hard time but there is far less crying these days.

It is hard to believe that summer is already over. We were able to do many fun things and it was especially nice to have Jim and I both home to play with the kids.

Our first adventure was 5 days on Camano island with my parents, Devin, Bridget, Graham and Wilson. We rented a house with fabulous views and a short walk to the beach.

Graham 3 yrs old, Josephine 2 1/2 yrs old

Will 2 months old

Zsa Zsa attempting to brush Josephine's hair.

Grandfather showing Will how it is done.

Two peas in a pod!

After Camano Island we made a trip to the Lord family "Cabin" in the Cascade Mountains. Great weather and relaxation.
Carrie Lord Daus with Josephine and her son Cameron (1 3/4 yrs old)

Chris Daus showing Josephine and Cameron how to play pinball.

Will ready for his morning nap after a not so restful night.

Josephine is big into hugs and kisses these days. I don't think Cameron minds :)

With two kids on opposite nap schedules we also spent a lot of time playing around the house. Thanks, Nennie, for the sidewalk chalk!

And thank you, Karin, for the bubble machine!

Look at those beautiful blue eyes!

Josephine "sharing" Will's toys

Here is a slightly better picture of the two kids together.

Bath time! Notice he barely fits on the sponge!

Will is finely getting a better view of the world with the help of the bumbo.

Being inbetween school and a job, Jim helped our friends Jeremy and Megan with their backyard project. This meant we were able to spend some fun afternoons at their house.

Josephine enjoying her first popsicle with Jeremy and his daughter, Beatrix.
Incase you are wondering about the outfit, he is from Kansas, haha ;)

Look at those sticky faces!

Jim staying far away from the sticky girls.

In August we joined the Howes on their second annual family gathering in the Pacific Northwest. Our visit was short, but always wonderful to see the Philadelphia crew and their growing family.

Pheobe, Reid, Josephine and Michaela enjoying lunch

Ben and Will with similar expressions.

Tisha, doing what a grandma does best, holding a sleeping baby.

Attempt number 100 to get a picture of the two kids.


September brought a huge milestone for Josephine, Preschool!

Josephine on her first day of school.

Which, of course, was rainy.

Pheobe, Nuala and Josephine playing in the toy box. Aren't cousins great?!

Will, 4 months old, showing his strength!

And he can roll over too!