We had my wonderful "bonus sister", Kim, in town for a few days. She is an amazing photographer, not to mention a great help with the kids, baker, and house keeper. I think Merrick's face says it all. He can't quite believe that this intense, animated boy is his brother :)
Merrick is growing, growing, and growing. I went through his clothes today from Weston and I swear we passed by a ton that are already too small. He is still very sweet and smiles all day long. Now we just need to nail the sleeping thing...
Grandpa, one of our favorite guests, came to play for a few days! We had so much fun. Thanks for all your hard work Grandpa, we appreciate you!
One broken arm and one broken leg makes for an interesting game of baseball. West was in good company with our friend Wes. He's teaching Weston some tips from the pros (really, because he is one!)
A cast doesn't stop him from running around like a mad man, without a shirt of course.
I've dreaded this situation since Weston began to walk, although I'm thankful it didn't happen any earlier. It actually could be a lot worse, and he's taking it like a champ. Daddy and Weston were having a little too much fun rough housing and playing in the backyard...
I know, they come right out looking exactly like Ryan. Which I guess is a great thing, but it does feel good to get a few people realizing Merrick looks amazingly similar to my baby photos. Well, even if it's just the blue eyes, I'll take it :)
I love this photo. When we were at my mom's we invited over a few old friends that we grew up with. It's so fun to meet their kids, see them as parents, and have a beer over discussing life with kiddos. Very proud of these men...
A much enjoyed night of laughs.
Weston and his buddy Tanner playing hide and seek in the hammock. They're two busy bodies, somewhat scarily, resembling their dad's (Ryan and Mac...).
It is so special for me to spend time at warm beach with my boys. This is where my family spent every summer together growing up. My sisters and I would play all day in the mud flats singing "bathing beauties...". We'd have contests to see who could build the best mud boat, sit in it and wait for the tide to come in and knock it down. They are the best memories. The ones that make you smile really big. I am so blessed to bring my family there now and share a little bit of my favorite place with them! Although their memories will have more to do with throwing rocks, eating sand, and peeing in the water I'm afraid...
The two man crew posing with Grandpa from Auntie Ann's house.
Uncle Jerry let Weston take the boat for a cruise. We even got to watch daddy ski, he's a ripper - Go Dad!
Most of you know horse camp has been a long awaited event in Weston's world. It was definitely worth the wait; he loved it!
This is Billy, West's very own pony for the whole week. We learned how to do everything from grooming, to riding him all by ourselves.
Although by the third day, our busy 2 1/2 year old was more interested in chasing the kitty cat up the tree and checking out the camp cabins instead... but he did a fantastic job and even sports a shiny, blue ribbon from Billy at Lang's Pony Camp.
All was great, then with one jump and dash in the wrong direction West fell head first onto the stairs ending up with a lovely bloody nose. He sure is brave!
This is a blog of our boys; to keep our family and friends involved with our daily life. We're not so good at baby books, so this is a way for Ryan and Ali to treasure bits and pieces of how much Weston and Merrick continue to change our lives... and we are constantly trying to keep up with them!