Monday, August 23, 2010

1st day of school


He played with cars, he drew a picture, his teacher read him story and he got to go to music class.

My little boy is growing up!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Destin, Florida

Our family was in desperate need of a vacation after surviving our first summer of Ryan as a youth minister. So, we packed up the mini van and headed down to Destin, Florida for 4 days. It was breathtaking.

The beaches were amazing. This is the view from the outside of our condo. All we had to do was cross a street and instant beach fun. Kudos to Ryan for finding such a great place to stay!!

We spent most of the time just relaxing on the beach. Here is Ryan giving me his best model pose!

Kai "learned" how to boogie board, and spent most of of his time in the water.

Andrew and I ventured out some, but mostly stuck to building sandcastles and playing in the floats.

When we weren't out at the beach, we were shopping, playing, and enjoying delicious food.

We went to a gelato shop every night after dinner, and every night Andrew would wear his cone as a hat!!

We played miniature golf, rode bumper cars, go-karts and trains at a little amusement park.

(Ryan really looks like he is enjoying that train ride!!)

And did I mention we spent a lot of time at the beach??

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sleeping Arrangements

Now that we know we are having a girl, this pregnancy seems real, and is moving along very fast. The baby will be born right after Andrew turns 2, which is also the time of potty training and pacifier weaning and a million other things. So, I decided that with all the changes coming, Andrew and Kai needed to start getting adjusted to sharing a room.

Night one did not go so well. We waited until Andrew was asleep and then put him in bed with Kai. Around 3:00am they both came sleepily into my bed.

Night two went a lot better. Andrew fell asleep and again we moved him into Kai's bed. This time he woke up around midnight and just yelled out to me. I came in and got him back to sleep and he slept all the way until 6am., at which time he came running out of the room all excited because he discovered the Lightning McQueen night light I turned on in the hall the night before.

We will see how tonight goes!!