Wednesday, August 24, 2011

And so it begins...

I can't believe we have a 'school age' kid! He's looking so grown up and has practically changed over night. I know it's just gonna get worse from here on out. There were a few more tears than I expected--from Mom, not Wesley--especially since I felt like we went through this last year with preschool. But I just couldn't help but have that feeling of 'this is it'...he's no longer my baby. He even asked me why I call him 'buddy' the other day--I think he was feeling like it was babyish. I asked him if it was okay that I still call him that and he just sighed and said, "I guess so." Here's to the start of a new phase. Happy 1st day of Kindergarten Wes!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Girl After My Own Heart

I think my favorite part is when she realizes Dad is going to take it away again and she's trying to figure out an escape route.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Crossing My Fingers!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011


Lately I haven't been sharing photos from my photo sessions just because I feel like many of you wouldn't like to see so many pictures of strangers, but sometimes...

I just can't help it!!
Doesn't he just make you want another one?!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Our Summer So Far...

The Packer Family Reunion:We went to San Francisco where we did all the touristy things...
Here we all are at Bubba Gumps (all 21 of us!)

It was a little coldThe California Academy of Sciences
This would be our wonderful family photo we only get every 2 years if I wouldn't have made the dumbest mistake ever and deleted it, but we're just not going to talk about it!What do you do when you're out of Ragu? Make your very own--completely from scratch (except for the canned tomatoes)--spaghetti sauce. I've never attempted this before, so I must say I am pretty proud of myself and I think Ragu's spaghetti sauce will be disappearing from our pantry from now on!
Just another day at the pool--we're working on making those floaties disappear, too, thanks to Grandma taking Wes to swim lessons.
Love her swim suit!

Santa Cruz Camping:
New Brighton Beach is highly recommended!
That's Wesley's and Daddy's masterpiece in the foreground. Complete with feather and all.We had to try out the infamous Pizza My Heart

The Santa Cruz Boardwalk log ride:Notice he starts out with a hat..."I lost my hat! Haha!"There it is--on the stairs. You lucky dog!

The camping baby buddies (notice the sweet ladies man in the middle):
All 9 families--silly:Serious:
Needless to say we've had a lot of fun!
And we just can't get enough of her!

Well that completes our summer update and we're only 3 weeks into it...can we say CRAZY!

Friday, April 29, 2011

She Got Skill!

Megan turned 8 months yesterday! This was taken a couple of days ago--her first official crawl! She's been a great roller so far and gets herself wherever she needs to go, but she finally realized she can go forward instead of sideways. I never thought I'd have an army crawler!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

6 Months!!

Little Miss is now officially 6 months old! We still think she is adorable, but maybe we're just biased (I had to look it up)...
Megan is 12 lbs and almost 25 inches

Some of her favorites:
Big Brother Wesley
Rolling and rolling to get to the sliding glass door -or- Daddy's laptop whichever is closer.
Sweet Potatoes
Sleeping--she still takes 3 naps throughout the day, begs to go to bed by 7 and doesn't wake up until 6 or 7 (sometimes with a 2 am feeding, but not always). She still loves to be swaddled to bed, but only gets rocked because we make her cuddle with us for a few minutes. If we just put her in her crib and turn on her mobile she'll be out before the 30 second long song ends.

Some of her not so favorites:
Getting dressed
...and that's about it. She is such an easy going little girl!

We love her to pieces!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What I'll Miss Most

I know it's kind of silly but the thing I'll miss most about Christmas is listening to the Veggie Tales Incredible Singing Christmas Tree, especially this song:

I never thought you'd be able to feel the spirit while listening to a singing asparagus.

FYI: You can still download the whole CD from Amazon for FREE! Wesley and I really enjoyed it this season!