Sunday, July 27, 2008


Here are some current pictures. We had a great visit with my mom last weekend, while Chris was at "Man Camp" (I'm not kidding, that's what they called it!) Now we're off for the big adventure- 3 nights camping on San Juan Island.
Let's just hope:
a) it doesn't rain
b) Ian doesn't take this week to start screaming all night
c) Cooper, who's beginning to be potty trained (with VERY regular reminders) doesn't run through all his clothes in one day.

Wish us luck...I'll post pictures if we survive.

Just starting to smile.

My mom, my great-aunt, and my aunt- see any family resemblances?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer Fun

Well,we're into summer now- The weather's been great and we've had so much fun playing in town. The blog updates have been sketchy, mostly because Cooper's become a computer junkie- we can't have it out while he's around without a cry for movies/videos! So I have to sneak away.

Ian's doing great- he's seven weeks old now and about 11 1/2 pounds. He's sleeping really well, and has just started to smile at us- about the sweetest thing yet.

What could be more relaxing??

Thanks to the Durand family for the fabulous meal, and for introducing Coop to the joys of ice cream cones.

Cooper, my new sous-chef...Everytime I get out the baking supplies, he's right there with me, "Coooook!!" He's getting better at dumping ingredients, but he really likes to keep dumping- even if it's not something on the ingredient list! I haven't let him break eggs yet..

A great visit with my Aunt Carolyn. The boys both loved having her here- she was able to soothe Ian when neither Chris or I could, and Cooper was in heaven going through all of our magazines over, and over, and over identifying everything with her.


Okay..for all of you who briefly thought we must have the most physically developed 7 week old ever, sorry- it's Cooper. Two years after starting his bear crawl; 6 months after walking, he's finally crawling on his hands and knees- go figure!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Kiawah, SC

Here we are on our annual Howard Family trip to Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Ten adults and eight children under 7 in one house. Look out world!!

Grandma Betty leads a yoga session with the grandkids...