Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mom's in Denial....

After sorting through my pictures, I am starting to come to terms with the fact that Danny is getting older, but I am still treating him like a little baby! See examples below!

I recently found this picture of Danny in his swing as a newborn, and when you compare it to the one below (taken this week), he looks like a giant! Maybe its time for mom to give up on some old traditions of the past (like using the swing to calm Danny down before his nap)... after all, 11 months is a little old to be swinging in the baby swing!



Here is another example!

Danny crawls around so fast nowadays, and sometimes I just need to get some chores done! The other day, I put him in his bumbo chair (I know, he's about 6 months too old for this) just so he'd stay put while I did the dishes! As I was scrubbing some plates, I heard a noise, and turned around to find Danny (still in his bumbo chair) facing a different direction than I'd left him. "That's odd," I thought to myself, but kept scrubbing the dishes anyway. A few minutes later, I heard a rustling noise and turned around to find that Danny had (rather silently) flipped the bumbo over, and crawled into our laundry room with it still attached to his butt and was digging around in the recycling bin!

More Big Boy shots....

Danny standing up (about to knock the alarm clock off the nightstand)

...and my favorite.. Danny popping up through the tv tray table in the living room

Lately we haven't been letting Danny use his pacifier during the day. However, at night ,we throw 3 or 4 in his crib so when he wakes up, he can find one and put himself back to sleep. This has worked well for several months. Lately though, he's been cracking us up by gathering all his pacifiers around his head before he falls asleep!

Here's a smilebox about our trip to Fort McHenry this past Saturday! Daniel loved being outside! He hated the grass though, and wouldn't crawl past the end of the blanket.
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Lil Sis Got Hitched...

Well, my little sister tied the knot last weekend! It was a beautiful wedding set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The weather was perfect, the ceremony was beautiful... and the reception was so much fun! Rebekah and Jason hired a bluegrass band, and there was lots of dancing, good food, and fun with family. Almost everyone in our extended family lives in Texas, so it isn't often that we're all together in one place!

Here is a link to some more pictures from Rebekah's wedding...
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The weekend was bittersweet however, as Grandpa passed away on Monday. The following is a picture of all of Grandpa's decendents... a rare occurence these days. We miss you Grandpa...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Danny's First Steps

On July 2nd, Danny pulled himself up to standing for the first time... and by July 4th, he was taking a few (wobbly) steps along the couch!

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