Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Little Gym

Once a week, we go to The Little Gym for a tumbling class. Karis loves it and the class has really helped her grow in many ways. Mainly, I have notice that she is not as timid to try new things. A few months ago, she would hardly walk across the balance beam. This week, she was walking across the beam and jumping off herself!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Birthday Boy!

It's hard to believe, but our baby boy is one year old today. What a fun day we had celebrating his birthday. We began the day with our family tradition - birthday breakfast at IHOP. Joshua enjoyed his birthday pancakes very much.
Later in the day we celebrated more with good friends and family. In standard nautical theme, Craig and I made a sailboat cake for Joshua. We had so much fun staying up making the cake and decorating it - only to undergo demolition in a matter of seconds!
Joshua in his birthday hat - waiting for his cake
Pure Joy!! Birthday cake for the first time! He smashed into it and after a few moments he raised his cake filled hands and squealed in excitement!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Barber Shop Boy

Recently, Joshua had his first haircut. His hair had gotten scraggly so we took him to the barber shop. He did great! He sat in the chair and let the hair dresser cut his hair. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the sucker he had while his hairs were cut!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

More Fun Fest Photos

Here are a few more photos from the Fun Fest weekend. As I mentioned in an earlier post - we took the children to the Hands On museum in Johnson City. Here are a few photos from that time.
Karis and Anna having 3 year old conversations
Karis and Anna playing in the "grocery store" - a big hit for our children

Joshua especially loved steering this old tractor - it didn't actually drive, but he liked it anyhow

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Found Cord and Long Awaited Photos!

Thanks to Breanne Graap - we discovered a way to download our photos without our (missing) Canon cord...Finally, photos from two weekends ago!
Actually, waiting to post them now was even more fun for me. Looking at these again and deciding which ones to post brought back the fun memories from the Fun Fest weekend.
The Cooper Family and Trump Family

Karis peeking out from behind a banister in Johnson City - she called it her castle

What a bunch of crazies! What I think is especially funny about this photo is how Karis and Anna have the same "funny face"!

Craig and the girls at Bay's Mountain