Thursday, April 19, 2012

Birthday Party

Our new screened-in porch and deck were finished just in time for John's party on Saturday. The weather cooperated as well. Sunny with highs in the 70s. We had a wonderful little family party (although this family keeps growing!) with burgers, bubbles, and balls. Sounds like heaven to a 1-year old (and a 3-year-old, too!).

Birthday Boy
Big Sister
Baby Dinner Station
"Big Girl" Dinner Station
Papa Al with Kira and Addie
Fun in the Grass
Yaya and John
Audrey Kate and Gramma
Yaya, Millie, and John
John very seriously eating CAKE...
Seriously, he didn't crack a smile. But he ate it FAST.
Jay and Kira each opening John's presents making the same face
John amidst the present opening

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

12 Month Check-Up

John is 19 lbs, 13 oz (25th percentile) and 30 inches long (just over the 50th percentile). He's growing rapidly (he has been steadily moving up percentiles since his 6 month check-up) and crawling even faster. He has the banged up knees to prove it! He's pulling up to standing but still seems a long way from walking. Aside from 3 shots and a toe prick, he had a good check-up yesterday.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday, John!

April 15, 2011April 14, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

for mommy, who is on a special trip

Don't be fooled--that's pretty much as cheerful as Kira ever looks for pictures. We all miss you, Mommy!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

good talk

Kira: Daddy, are you wearing boxers?
Jay [in fact, wearing boxers]: Yeah, I am.
Kira: When John grows up he will be a man and I bet he will wear boxers.
Jay: You're probably right.
Kira: And when I grow up I will be a woman and I will be a garbage disposal.
Jay: Huh?
Kira [emphatically]: A garbage disposal! [walks away]
Jay: ...

Millie later informed me that Kira currently wants to be a garbageman when she grows up, as she is really into riding on the side of grocery store carts right now.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012