Tuesday, September 28, 2010


We haven't been up to too many exciting things lately, but I have acquired a variety of pictures that I wanted to share. Enjoy!

I was in a baking mood during his nap time one day and made some chocolate chip cookies. Ian enjoyed every bite and had no plans on sharing! :)
Full mouth...savoring every bite.

A little bit of chocolate missed his mouth and made it on to his face...all part of the cookie-eating process.

Making a bubble beard in the bath.

It was cool yesterday morning, so I had to find some jeans for this little guy. He looked like such a big boy that I had to get some pictures. We have enjoyed the cooler weather and are looking forward to spending more time outside now that the heat isn't unbearable!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Toy Story Party

My friend Kim's little boy, Colt, turned 3 last week and we were invited to his birthday party. It was a Toy Story theme, and Ian had a great time.
This party hat is Ian's favorite new hat to wear around the house.

Ian and the birthday boy trying to figure out how to make the blowers work...they both got the hang of it. :)
Aren't other kids' toys always more fun to play with?

Four hungry boys eating dinner.
Ian's first experience with silly string. He did not like how it felt on him, but thought it was hilarious when other people got attacked.

Ian had a hard time pushing the button to make it come out. The bigger boys are ready to help him out.

Loving the cake and ice cream...except that bite he left on his forehead! :)

Just Because

Ian never ceases to put a smile on my face. This is the most recent ensemble he put together himself. His favorite saying these days is "I can do it by myself!" What a character.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rainy Days

It has rained nonstop for the last 2 days. Since we couldn't go outside and play, I decided it was a great day to clean and get laundry done. Ian loves helping me do anything, and he had to have his own "rag" to dust and vacuumed right behind me. I went upstairs to put some laundry away, and, when I came back down, this is what I found:

I thought it was too cute how he put his little vacuum right next to mine. He is such a good helper, and it makes cleaning more fun to have this smiling face next to you!

Feeding Ducks

We had a little cold front come through last Friday, and I thought it would be fun to take Ian to the park to feed the ducks some bread. We had done this once before in the spring, and he remembered and was ready to go. Now that school is back in, I don't think these ducks are getting fed as often. They marched right up to us in eager anticipation. My mom went with us, and I was glad to have an extra set of hands helping. While I was trying to take pictures, one duck pecked me on the foot...I was not very happy, but was glad that it was me rather than Ian. Ian had a great time, and I'm sure we will go back more often as the weather gets cooler.

We didn't even ring a dinner bell, but they somehow knew we had food.
Tearing the bread...with very hungry ducks waiting.

Trying some bread for himself. Obviously this child doesn't get fed enough. :)

What a throw!

Cooling Off

These last few weeks have been unbearable with the heat and humidity. I have had to be creative in finding things for Ian to do that kept him cool and allowed him to run off some energy (his supply seems endless!). Going to the splash park is one fun activity Ian enjoys, and here are a few pictures from last week.

Observing the buckets as they drop water below. Ian likes the effects of the splash from these, but not the direct impact (it's a bit forceful coming from so high up.).

Watching how those buckets work. He is such an observant little guy.

Summer Snack

Ian has recently become fond of popsicles and asks for them for breakfast, before bed, and every moment in between. Here he is post-fudge pop...he loved every sticky minute!