Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snow Video!

Here is a video of some of our snow fun! Enjoy!

This video also marks AJ's debut into running camera...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

What do you do on a SNOW DAY!?

When you wake up and see SNOW outside your window...

Do you catch up on your reading?

Of course not!

Do you snuggle and stay warm with your puppy?

Do you rock out to some tunes?

I don't like to be bothered when I'm jammin'

It's better to experience the music with my eyes closed...

This is all fun, but the best thing to do is GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!!!

Even Daytona loved it!

With a little creativity, we made a sled...

Don't worry, this next one is just to show off my stunt man capabilities...

It was a low speed crash for the cameras and there was plenty of soft snow to cushion me! I was back at it again...

Look at all this snow!

And when you're done, you dry off and have...

...some yummy hot chocolate! Enjoy the snow everyone!

Monday, October 13, 2008

AJ's New Buddy

AJ really likes Spiderman.  He saw a picture one day and asked Trav who it was and ever since then he has been talking about Spiderman.  One day he even told me he wanted a Spiderman shirt.  It was the first time he had ever requested any kind of special clothes.  We were at a store the other day and we saw this toddler friendly Spiderman toy so of course I couldn't resist getting it.  AJ LOVES it!  These pictures are from the first day he had his Spiderman.  He sleeps with him every night now.  

AJ tucked Spiderman in and gave him sips of his water.

He actually said, "I love my 'Biderman." when he was hugging him.

"'Biderman can sweep on my pwillow Mommy!"

"Biderman needs a bwankie to Mommy."

Kisses for "Biderman"

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Laughing in the Rain!

So AJ and I went into a store today to get some dinner to take to the studio so we could eat with Trav.  On the way in it was raining a bit and AJ said he liked it.  On the way out it was pouring so we ran for it (okay I ran, AJ got bumped around as I carried him).  The look on AJ's face was priceless!  He had both his hands up so he could feel the rain.  He reached out to touch my wet hair and said, "Mommy you all wet!!".  He just had the most awed look on his face.  He was so happy to be running though the rain with me.  He just had so much joy in the moment I just had to laugh.  And then he laughed because I did.  And we just ran and laughed.  And it was wonderful.  I wished that I had parked farther way.  I will alway remember running and laughing in the rain with AJ today.  It was just a few moments up some how if felt like so much more.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Monster

There is a picture on the wall at AJ's school.  He calls it a monster.  It is really a picture of a little girl on the playground and the shadow of another child.  But you can't see the other child, only the shadow.  AJ insists that it is a monster.  He talks about the monster at his school all the time.  The first time he told me about it he was a little worried but not really scared.  We have been talking about and playing with our shadows so that he understands wheat they are.  When we were out walking one day Trav took the picture above of our shadows.  AJ really likes it.  We are going to take the picture to school tomorrow for "show and share" and we will look at the "monster" picture at school and at our "family shadow" picture together.  He does understand what shadows are now.  He gets excited when we can see ours and he loves to wave and dance and watch his shadow wave and dance too.  But he still insists that the picture at school is a monster.  He likes it though.  And I really like our "family shadow" picture.  It's a fun different kind of family portrait.

AJ's First Day At School!

AJ started school this month.  He just goes twice a week for an hour and a half.  He is doing so great and asks to go to school and see his teachers every day.  He didn't have any problems at all when Trav and I left him the first day.  I can't believe my baby is going to school!

He loves his "backack".

They have some fun dress up clothes in his class...
...some very fun dress up clothes!
He loved these hats!  I think we might need to get some dress up clothes for him for christmas!

AJ Builds A Tower & Swimming

AJ loves playing with blocks these days.  His new favorite thing is to build towers as tall as he can and knock them over.  He thinks it's the funniest thing ever.

I love this look on his face!  He is always surprised when the tower starts to get tall and it doesn't fall over when he adds a new block.

He actually managed to get this block on without knocking it over.  But he knocked it over on purpose before I could get the picture of it finished.  I think it was his tallest tower ever!

This was AJ's first time in a swimming pool.  He LOVED it!  He was actually happier when we took the vest off him.  He even likes to be dunked!  He starts swimming lessons in a couple weeks.
Laughing with Papa in the pool.

Some AJ cuteness!

Okay, I am trying to catch up with some pictures from the last couple months.  So here are some random Monkey pictures.  He just keeps getting cuter and cuter!
Sitting in the chair Auntie made him for his birthday and playing with the kitchen Grammy and Papa gave him.  He does this a lot.

AJ's new hat...don't worry it came out of the clean laundry basket!
My little Spiderman! AJ saw something with Spiderman on it a while ago and has been asking for a Spiderman shirt ever since.  He was pretty happy about these pjs instead though.

He sings the Ittsy Bittsy Spider while he wears his S.M. pjs.  

Silly face outside.  

Monday, September 15, 2008

Playing with Travz camera

Trav has a really fun new camera so he is leaving his old one at  home for me to play with.  It is way more camera then I can figure out but luckily is has an automatic setting so I can get some use out of it.  Here is my sweet Monkey Boy in his "princess" hat (Maja, one of my daycare kids saw a princess at the park this weekend and was really excited so we made princess hats today).  

Yeah, the hats were too big for everyone so the kept falling off.  They still loved them though!