Friday, December 5, 2008


Now that Joey's older, he LOVES the playground. His favorite thing in the whole wide world is a swing. He would swing for hours if we let him. I actually tried to see how long it took before he got tired of it one day, and I gave up after an hour.
Occasionally Joey will get off the swings, though.

What's around the other side?

I think it's Grandma, but just in case, Grandpa had better come with me!
Where's the steering wheel? I think this car is broken!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Botanical Gardens

Joey, Brian, Grandma, Grandpa, and I all went to the botanical gardens in Belmont, NC recently. We were very impressed by how beautiful they were, even in late fall.

We started off in the Butterfly House
Joey "helped" Grandma push the stroller from time to time, since he would hate for her to get tired.

After the Butterfly House, we went outside to see the rest of the gardens. Joey fell in love with fountains! We could barely keep him out of them.

Joey liked mud puddles too, although he definitely preferred fountains.

Joey and his Grandpa.

More "help"

Joey's favorite fountain! He loved running through this fountain with Daddy.

Some of the beautiful flowers

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Baby Ninja

Joey was a ninja for Halloween. Brian's parents went with us to Trunk or Treat at our church. Joey had so much fun looking at all the other kids and, after watching the big kids, figured out how to run.
Joey with his Dad, Grandpa, and Grandma.

Joey with his friend, Sophie, and her mother.

Joey with his friend, Jill, and her parents.