August 30, 2010

A couple of pictures for ya....

This first picture is really the only reason for this blog post, but I figured I might as well throw a couple of other in there also :)

Noah got his first tooth yesterday (Sunday)!!! We were at a church picnic and I just happened to notice it. And then today, I saw his second tooth. Besides him being a little more clingy, you never would have have known this kid was getting teeth in. You really have to look, but they are there.

Last weekend, we had our first annual neighborhood get together. The weather was perfect and we had a really good crowd. We all had a great time!

All of the kids swam in our cool waterfall pool. There were about six 2 year old, so it was fun to watch them all!

This is from Taylor's first day of potty training. We still have a while, but we have made some progress...

August 17, 2010

Mineral City, OH - Vacation #2

Like I stated in my last post, we are not taking a true family vacation this year. So visiting our parents is what I am counting as our summer vacations. Last week we went to see Mark's family in Ohio. We had a great trip (excluding the 9 hour car ride where Tay did not sleep :)) We had not been to Mineral City in one year, so we were ready to see everyone!

This is just a picture of Noah before we left, always smiling.

Mark's parents had a baby pool on their back porch. Taylor loves the water, so she was in it the first day. She was having a blast going down the slide.

On Friday we went to the lake on Mark's parents boat. This was Noah's first boat trip. All the kids (Sophie included) had a blast!

Taylor driving the boat with Grandpa.

Noah sat in the water with me before he got into the lake.

Noah kept splashing the water, getting dirt on his hands, and then sucking his thumb...wonderful.

Taylor and her cousin Cole.

This is Mark's grandma sitting with Taylor. We discovered on this trip that she LOVES cheetos. If we ever need her to be still, all we have to do is give her some cheetos.

Family photo

All of Mark's family

Taylor got a baby doll from her Aunt Amy and Uncle Todd. She was hugging it before we even got it out of the box.

The 4 youngest cousins. The 3 youngest were all born within 10 months.

Noah and his new cousin Walker. Yep, I said new...he is only 2 months old and weighs over 15 lbs!! I am pretty sure he will have passed Noah up by the next time we see him.

Taylor and her Uncle Beavis...I mean Chad.

Noah and his Aunt Jennie.

Noah and his cousin Hayden (5 months older).

Noah and his aunt Amy.

Grandma feeding Noah his bottle.

August 2, 2010

Cookeville Vacation

Our family does not technically have a "vacation" this summer, so I am counting Cookeville as our family vacation. Me and the kids left last Tuesday, so we were there for almost an entire week. My brother and his family were there also, so we got to spend lots of quality time with everyone.

Taylor absolutely LOVES her cousin Addie. She talks about her all the time. The girls were so cute together. If only they lived closer...

We went to my grandparents house for dinner one night. My granddad always takes the kids on a tractor ride. All of the great-grandchildren loved it....except Taylor. She was not happy.

On the other hand, Noah thought it was great! Maybe it is a boy thing :)

My parents have a wonderful pool in their back yard. We were out there almost everyday.

On a rainy morning, we took the kids to play at the Burger King playground.

Just some cute pictures of Noah and Sophie.

This is from our family reunion. These girls did a good job of entertaining one another.

Mark's brother and sister-in-law came for a visit from Ohio two weekends ago. This was their first time to meet Noah.

Aunt Amy reading with Taylor.

After church.

Taylor loves doing somersaults. I thought I should include this cute booty picture :)