Saturday, September 19, 2009

Park Time

Joey is getting so big now! These past few months, he's learned to really appreciate the park and playground equipment (besides just the swing). We went to a particularly beautiful park in Pennsylvania the last time we were up visiting Brian's parents (Caledonia State Park). Joey had lots of fun on their playground.
What is it about boys and steering wheels?

Down slide number 1 . . . it was slightly faster than Joey anticipated.
Now for slide #2 . . . he wanted Grandpa up there with him, even though he refused any and all help.
Slide 2 done, now lets get back up for #3
Slide #3 was very slow . . . so slow in fact, I was able to take multiple pictures of him coming down. He actually had to use his feet to propel himself down the slide.
And just when you thought you were done with slides, MORE SLIDES!
Yes, our son loves slides! On the other side of the playset were more slides. He didn't like these quite as much, though.

The other nice part of Caledonia is the creek. Joey loved this creek when we went up in July. However, it was considerably colder this time around. Too cold for even our little fish.


Kate started solid foods (cereal) about 3 weeks ago. She LOVES it! Most days I can't feed it to her fast enough, so she cries. Here are some pictures of her first bite of cereal.
I can't believe she's on solids already!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Beach Trip

One of the many advantages to having Brian home all the time now is that we can go on vacation, something that was almost impossible to do while he was working for his firm. We decided to take advantage of our time off and go see my family for a few days. They live only an hour from the beautiful NC coast, which we had to take advantage of while we were there. We spent a morning enjoying Topsail Beach, after which the kids were more than ready to take naps in the car on the way back.

Brian and Joey enjoying the waves

Joey wasn't too sure about the beach . . . he hadn't been since Hawaii last summer. I think he prefers the pool for now.

Kate getting some sun.
Smiling at Daddy

We had a great time and will have to go back sooner, so Joey might have a chance of remembering what the beach is!