Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Growing So Fast

I know I haven't been nearly as good about posting pictures of Jacob as I was about Joey. I haven't been nearly as good about taking them. So while we were outside playing on Monday, I made sure to grab my camera.
Say cheese!
Joey absolutely did not want to pose, but I convinced him I could get the picture in one shot. Thankfully, i was right!
And I've figured out how to get Jacob to smile. If I just pretend I'm crying, he thinks it's hilarious, and I'm almost guaranteed a perfect shot.
Golf clubs
It worked for this one, too. And he loves the golf clubs. Good to know how to keep him entertained when we're all outside.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

The Burgers stopped over for a little Memorial Day weekend fun on Sunday.
Our construction crew
Joey and Wolfie had a blast digging in my garden.
The boys
After dinner, the boys played with all the tosy in the living room. I couldn't get them all to looka t once, of course, but at least I got all of them in one shot! (If you look closely, I even got the dog!!) Hope you had a great weekend, too.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hiking Trip

On Sunday, we decided to get out and enjoy the weather. We bought a backpack for Jacob last year, and Mommy was anxious to try it out and see if he'd like it.
First time in the backpack
He had a great time. I think he liked it better when he could see Mommy and Joey. It must have been comfortable, because by the end of our walk, he was sound asleep.
Sunny Day
After almost an hour, Joey was tired, too. Mommy gave him a ride on her shoulders. (No wonder my back hurt Monday morning!) Can't wait to get out again.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tractor Rides

It was a beautiful weekend, so of course we were outside to enjoy it. Daddy was cutting the grass, and after the work was done, it was time for some fun!
Jacob's First Tractor Ride
This is Jacob's first tractor ride. He wasn't sure at first, but once Daddy hit the gas, he loved it! (Look at all those teeth. Can you believe he's cutting his molars already?!?!)
Joey Can Steer the Tractor
We all know Joey loves the tractor. Daddy lets him steer, now. Once he can reach the pedals, I'm sure he'll be driving all by himself.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Spring has come a little later this year, which means my lilacs just started opening in the last week or so. With any luck, they will still have blooms into June.
Old Lilacs
This is the old lilac bush that was in the backyard when we bought the house.
New Lilacs
These are on the bush my parents planted the summer after we bought the house.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Jacob had lots of fun playing with the bubbles yesterday afternoon. It's going to be so much fun when he can run around chasing Joey.

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Blue Tunnel

A good friend of mine texted about getting a tunnel for her kids, which reminded me that hey, we have one. Maybe Jacob would like it. He and I had fun just looking at each other through it, and then moving it from side to side playing peek-a-boo. When Joey came inside after the tractor rides, he had a blast playing with Jacob, too.
Playing Together
Admiring his little brother.
Fun in the Tunnel
Hamming it up for the camera.
Say Cheese
Extreme close-up!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Spring Has Sprung

Tractor Rides
Time for the first tractor ride of the season!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Updates from Daycare

Daycare sends updates daily, and usually includes pictures of the kids. Here are a couple good ones from this week.
Joey was tired after playing frisbee with his friends at the park.
Jacob Infants
Jacob is striking a pose for the camera.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Boys

On Saturday, Joey, Jacob and I headed down to suburbs to visit with Aunt Danielle, Wolfie and Otto. Oh yeah, and Wolfie's car. The boys had a blast!
I was able to snap one of all four. It took some cajoling, and they're not all smiling, but it's something!
It didn't take but a minute, and Joey was driving Wolfie around in the car.
He even took his brother for a spin!
Otto and Jacob had fun playing on the blanket together.
Otto and Wolfie looked so cute in their baseball caps. It's important to protect yourself from the sun!

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Old and the Young

Last weekend was Old Grandpa's birthday, so we made a trip out to the Southside to check in.Who doesn't love great-grandparents?!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


It was another beautiful day yesterday, so of course we were outside playing. While Joey was in the car, Jacob and I put down a blanket and played in the yard. He had such a good time!
chillin' like a villain
I tried to get them to pose on the bench, but Jacob was having none of it.
They did have fun together, though!
And because I felt bad there's not a picture of just Joey from yesterday, here's one that was supposed to make the park-trip blog from this weekend. Such a cutie!