Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Oh What a Beautiful Morning!

Joey loves to go for tricycle rides, especially early on Sunday mornings before anyone else in the world is up.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tractor Rides

As usual, Joey had a ton of fun on his tractor ride with Daddy. He was badgering Daddy for a ride since last Wednesday, when he last cut the grass. It's amazing how much joy he gets out of such a little thing.

Special note to my loyal Twitter and/or Instagram feed readers: Just deal with the fact that you've seen these all before. I've got a lot going on this week, so I'm recycling because I can.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Easy Rider

When we drove out to Pennsylvania earlier this month, I wasn't sure how the twelve hour road trip was going to be. I mean, I've done it a million times, but Joey is getting older, and I wasn't sure how well he would do.
I think the picture above explains it all. He was great! He sat in the back all by himself, played with his toys, sang some songs, took a nap or two, and just generally enjoyed himself. Huge relief for Mommy and Daddy, who are both driving people.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Yes. I downloaded a new app for my iPhone, and now I can do all these cool things to my photos. Hope you like them.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Great Backyard

Joey was "hiking" all around the backyard on Monday, with his backpack strapped to his shoulders. He stopped briefly to make sure he had all the proper provisions - books, trains, and cars.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chicago Air and Water Show

On Sunday we headed down to the South Loop to visit the other Burgers and catch some of the Chicago Air and Water Show.
We weren't crazy enough to go to Oak Street or North Avenue Beaches, though. We found a nice spot on the Museum Campus and watched some airplanes.
The Thunderbirds were awesome. And apparently my camera takes some pretty cool pictures of fighter jets. (They weren't all cool, but these are some of the best ones.)
All in all, it was a great day. (Yeah, Joey was getting a little crabby after a couple hours of just sitting and watching the planes and his cousin Wolfie. But we all survived. And we both napped on the way home.)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Singin' in the Rain

Saturday, August 20, 2011

You Are My Sunshine

For more cuteness, check out Shae singing the same song when she was Joey's age!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pizza! Pizza!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Don't Splash Me!

Everyone got in on the action in the pool. (Except the photographer, of course!)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hanging by the Steps

As I may have just mentioned in my previous post, when we were home this weekend, we did a little swimming. I tried to get the kids to pose for at least one pic, but alas, they are kids and didn't cooperate.
At least somebody wanted their special reward.
Even kisses couldn't coax them into submission.
You can always resort to some crazy dancing to get some giggles. And sometimes the un-posed pictures turn out the best.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Family and Photos

For me, this is what this past weekend was about. Spending time with the family by the pool.
And taking lots of pictures so we can remember it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Betsy Beaver

I was going through some old pictures, and I found this goodie. My cousins Aaron, Chris and I ran for President of the Forest in first or second grade. I won. But for those keeping track, we were Betsy Beaver, Fitzgerald Fox and Bartholomew Bear. Not sure who was the Fox and who was the Bear, but we all had fun.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

On Your Shoulders

The first time I tried to put Joey on my shoulders, he absolutely hated it. Granted, that was probably over a year ago, and he was probably scared, but it was still something I remember him hating. Now, whenever he gets tired when we're out on a walk and he asks us to carry him, he always says, "on your shoulders."
Even Daddy gets in on the action. And Joey absolutely loves it.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Phoning It In

I'm too tired to write. Enjoy some pictures of Joey and his Pop-pop.
(Maybe it was all the fun with Joey and Pop-pop, but I am ready to sleep for a week!)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Green Goggles

Pop-pop brought Joey a few gifts in his carry-on. While we haven't gotten a chance to try these out in the pool yet, Joey couldn't wait to put them on!