Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Gabe's first trip to the pool!

Yesterday we took Gabe to the public swimming pool for the first time.  Grandma and Grandpa Harris are in town, so they came along to play.  At first he wanted nothing to do with the water.  So we started out with his toes, then his calves, then his knees.... until he was in.  Once he discovered he could splash, he decided the pool was pretty dang cool.  He had a BLAST the rest of the time and cried hard when it was time to go.  I have a feeling we'll be making many trips to the pool this summer.  

Mommy and her new water monkey
Splashing with Grandma Harris
Chillin' by the side of the pool, splashing his feet

Daddy's little buddy

There are few things Gabe loves more than going to the park and playing with Daddy.  Here are my two favorite boys having a blast together.  

Gabe was pushing Michael down the slide here.  hee hee

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Daddy's Day!!

Here's a little something special for our Dad's. I tried to get Gabe to say this all day, and of course he would only do it as "nakey baby". :) You can also see him with his new obsession...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!

I am honored to celebrate Father's Day this year, and pay tribute to my 3 favorite dads.  First to my hubby Michael, who is a wonderful father.  A supportive father who watches Gabe during the day while I work, and teaches him how to wrestle.  (see the clip below!).  Michael teaches Gabe how to complete tasks, and makes Gabe his partner in crime.  They have a great relationship, and I love to watch them play together.  To my father in law, who is the in-law you dream of having!!  His friendship with Michael, as well as his example, has been a strength to our marriage, and one that I am truly grateful for.  He is someone who I regularly turn to for advice and counsel, and who shares my love of running (and inspires me to keep going!)  To my own "Pa", who everyone knows I adore.  I admit it, I'm a total daddy's girl.  Thanks for fixing all of our stuff, and for being a support as I grew up, and continuing to be one now.  (and for teaching me to love Journey!)  I LOVE YOU ALL!!  Happy Father's Day!

My matching boys
Blast from the past!  Lloyd and Michael
The start of my daddy's girl days - we're twins!
Lloyd and Michael at the Jordan River Temple
Our dads in true form!!
Me and Pa dancing to "Faithfully" at our wedding reception

Saturday, June 14, 2008

More from Nana and Uncle "Woogles" trip

We have loved having Nana and Uncle "Woogles", as Gabe calls him, visit us.  They decided to extend their stay and come to New York with us, which was AWESOME!!!  Thanks for a great visit Nana and Wil!  

Me and Wil after our ESP program, which RULES!
The 4 of us after Cedrick gave us all haircuts
Michael and I catch a snuggle
Ter and Wilson enjoying food at the Mill Street Grill.  Thanks to Papa Eldredge for discovering the amazing ribs they have there!
Gabe snuggling his new Pooh Bear from Nana
Our happy family

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Nana and Uncle Wilson come to Virginia

This past week we have enjoyed a visit from Nana Curtis and Uncle Wilson.  Gabe has loved going to the park with Nana and wrestling with Uncle Wilson.  Michael taught Gabe how to wrestle with Gabe just like in the video clip below.  It's pretty funny.  Nana has been Gabe's little buddy, especially at the park and outside.  We had a vegetable tray, and Gabe fed Nana about a dozen carrots (still trying to find those pictures!!).  Nana has been my partner in crime at Walmart, and we've had a blast shopping there.  We recently replaced the light bulbs in the house with energy saving bulbs, and took pictures of us flexing our muscles below.  

We're headed up to New York for a week, and are excited that Nana and Wilson have extended their trip to come with us.  Hooray!!

Gabe after eating spaghetti.  More on his lap than in his tummy.  :)

Our welcome message
Riding home from the airport
Coming home from the park with Nana
Showing off our buff muscles after changing the light bulbs.

The buff boys changed all the bulbs.