Friday, November 25, 2011


One of the coolest things about being a parent is simply watching the progression your child.  Kendra knows and recognizes a lot of stuff.

While we were walking a few weeks ago, she spotted a horsey.

It wasn't one of the horseys in the field in the park behind our apartment complex.

Nor was it one of the horsesys on the small carousel outside the grocery store across the street.

It was on the grill of a Mustang.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Cute little ducky

Disclaimer: I'm totally obsessed with recreating pictures of our first child with our second one.  Heaven help me when the next baby comes around because I'll get to put him/her in the same outfits as the older sibling of the same gender.

But we do have a few items of gender neutral clothing...

Here's the nicer picture:

But here's the funnier one:

See the family resemblance?

He's such a sweet little thing...

It feels like he's going to be a baby forever...but I know he's not.  His big sister was just wearing this thing yesterday...or something.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Big Sister, Big Helper!

About the time we moved here, it made sense that Kendra should have a household chore.

This is what we came up with.

It would probably be faster for me to just do it myself, but hopefully she's learning some values this way.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hanging out with Elliot

I can not believe our handsome little man is already five months old!

Not in this picture, though.  He's 2.5 months.  I might be a little behind with blogging.

He's a pretty sweet, happy baby.

Over Labor Day weekend (yeah, I know it's after Halloween now), we blessed him here at home.

It was really nice to do it at home, it felt really special.

We just adore him.

Our dear Elliot.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Day at the Park

When we uploaded the pictures from Grant's point-and-shoot that he took at the reunion, we discovered an old batch from April that we'd never seen.  I love little things like that.  This wasn't anything special, just a beautiful day that we enjoyed together as a family.

Our upstairs neighbor's 4-year-old has a little bike that Kendra just loooooves.

"Nobody rocks socks with sandals like me.  Nobody."

And as she's gotten older and more confident, she's enjoyed the little playground by the office in our complex more, too.

Right behind the back fence of our complex, there's a big field.  And right behind that field is a pretty nice park.  It's bigger and has more stuff and we often run into friends from the ward when we go (because it's a small town and lots of families live nearby).

Fun times.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mr. Poopy Pants

For an extended period of time, Elliot had something of a nightly ritual.

(For those of you with a delicate sensibility, read the title of this post and put 2 and 2 together.)

I can count on one hand the number of blow-out diapers Kendra has had, but this guy...?

Half his clothes have HUGE stains on the back.

We're hoping he'll grow out of it.