Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Our visit to Los Angeles

A work trip for Daddy, a wonderful wedding for Mommy, Disneyland, friends, the beach, and sunshine! We were so lucky to stay with our dear friends the Patays, who shared all their toys, home, and made us feel completely relaxed. Weston moved right in and spent tons of time in the garage play room. We loved being able to visit with all of our friends. Thanks for such a wonderful time!


If I'm completely honest, I've always thought people who take children under 10 to Disneyland are crazy. They won't remember, it's over stimulation at it's best, and never completed without a total breakdown. Merrick was wonderful, although I did feel a bit guilty dragging him on rides that made his eyes as huge as can be as he tried to absorb his surroundings.
But, somehow here we are, pushing through the crowds with the rest of them. It was absolutely a wonderful time and Weston was so happy, after recovering from no nap and at least 90 degree weather. He was so cute and very thankful to go on all the rides. We were able to spend the whole day with our friends, the Websters. Weston and Eden loved exploring together, and Desi and Logan are great tour guides being season ticket holders!

Beach time!

Weston has no fear of the water, he's hilarious to watch in the waves.
Ryan had some people approach him who he thought wanted him to take their picture. They were actually asking permission to take Weston's photo. He ate it up and started rolling around in the sand posing for them. He is so dramatic it kills me sometimes.


This is a picture of Weston (above), at about 6 months. Below is a picture of Merrick in the same toy. I think they are two very different boys, both so handsome!
While I'm at work on Saturdays I often wonder how the boys are doing at home. This is what they do while I'm away. Oh how fun to be with daddy!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Four Months Old

Merrick is already over four months old! We had his appointment this week to find out he's a healthy, chubby 18lbs and 28 inches long. As you can see, sleep deprivation has me lacking the motivation to do new entries. We have some serious teeth coming in and Merrick is not sleeping. Poor boy. I keep reminding myself everything is a phase, a short phase, and he is still such a smiley boy it's hard to get too frustrated. Love him so much!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Yahoo, Grandpa's back!

He's cleaning, mowing the lawn, cooking, playing Playmobil, and has Merrick belly giggling. We love you Grandpa! We've been so spoiled this summer with your visits.

Two very different boys

I know Merrick is only a few months old, but he is the most even tempered, happy, snuggly, baby boy. He just makes you smile. Weston, as you can see, is a bit more dramatic. He also makes you smile, but usually it's due to some sort of crazy move or silly saying. I am so thankful for both, and pray they will compliment one another as they grow.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Although he challenges me every day, is full of energy, and has probably made a dent in the stairs from time-outs, Weston is a wonderful big brother. Of course he is almost three, with that comes lots of testing the rules, curiosity, and whining. But he goes out of his way to make sure Merrick is happy, kisses and hugs him regularly (very gently), tries to share his food and toys with him, and always makes him laugh. He is one of the funniest, most passionate little guys I know and I am so thankful he's my son.