Jeremiah turns 3!!

Wasn't it just yesterday that little Jeremiah was learning to 'scoot'? What a sweet boy he's turned into. This year, his birthday fell right around the weekend that the Grahams had their annual get-together on the lake. It was a perfect way to celebrate him, running around with his cousins, hanging out on the pontoon, and many hours in the pool. I went completely outside of my culinary boundaries this year and baked/decorated a dinosaur cake for him. He LOVES dinosaurs, so I was so excited to give this a try. Considering that I once made a 2 year old throw up at Brooklyn's party from homemade frosting (if you could even call it frosting), to me this was a success.

I really wish I would have recorded Jeremiah's reaction when he opened up his Twins hat. Oh my word! He's typically a happy boy, but he sure was excited to see a hat just like daddy's that fit him! (Thank you Oma and Opa Steck!)

He's also made very good use out of his very own lawn mower. So cute!

It's so nice to have "the big boat" for us all to enjoy together (thanks Gordy and Carolyn!). Jeremiah often asks "Can we go on da big boat?". He even ventured into the lake this year. Boy, did he think that was fun!

It's always fun when the cousins get together. I love watching how much more they interact with eachother every time we get together. Each of them is becoming just a little more mobile and a their vocabulary is expanding so fast! I think Jeremiah was expecially enamored of Piper ("Pipey" to him). I'm so glad Stephanie had her camera on her while they were running around the backyard together.


8 Months Old

Her accomplishments are kind of old news since I'm a little behind on posting this, but I didn't want to leave out Savannah's 8 month pictures. :)

She has mastered "so big", is a great cheer leader (claps all the time!), and is just now starting to eat solids (her favorites are banana and black beans). She rocks on her hands and knees and is able to twist and turn to get what she needs is it's close by. It won't be long before she's crawling!


July 4th 2010

We spent the 4th of July holiday out at the lake this year. I found myself often thinking back a year ago from this weekend, remembering how we celebrated. How fast time flies! Last year, we were sweating it out at the neighborhood park in Carrollton. The kids' little cheeks were red, their hair dripping with sweat, letting them stay out way past their bedtime to take them to a Rangers game (which, by the way, proved to be the most spectacular show of fireworks I have ever seen!). This year, it was a lot of fun to be celebrating with family. The lake was perfect (as was the pool). Even better, we were able to be with Nathan and Heidi too. How crazy that we go from seeing them only a few times over the course of a couple years to seeing them as often as we want! We're so glad they are in town!