Friday, September 30, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Ready, set, go! He loved this water slide and always had a big smile the whole way!
He masters climbing this rope the first day we were there! Again, Cody and Charlie are never too far apart.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
We spent many of our summer days outside in the water! Cody loved going to the splash park...especially on days we met Jennie and Mary and their kids. Sarah also took him all the time so he got his does of outside fun this summer! There were two splash parks we would alternate for variety.
No playdate is complete without Mary handing out fun candy! Here he is learning how to eat fun dip.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
He also loves his blue chair and sits in it to watch TV. This is usually how he starts his day or takes a break from playing. He doesn't sit too long but does prop up his feet a few times a day! His paci is still a must when he's tired. We are trying to put it up during the day and eventually ween him totally but for now it's his comfort "thing".
Sarah (or Seerah as Cody says) is one special girl! She was Cody's nanny for two years so I could continue to work. I love my job of 10 years and wanted to try and keep it once I became a mom. Sarah was with Cody 20 hours a week and sometimes more. She had a carseat that stayed in her car and she took Cody on fun outings as he got older...especially during this past summer. We started leaving Cody with Sarah when he was 4 months old up until he was 2 years 4 months old. Sarah recently transfered to Texas A&M to finish out her college career. We are so proud of her! Cody asks about Sarah a lot and when she comes to visit his face lights up with pure love and joy for Seerah! Last weekend when she came over he wanted me and Jason to leave! He didn't want to share Sarah with us even though we wanted to visit with her too. We are so blessed to have been able to have Cody stay at home, in a routine and with someone who truly loves him while we went to work. We trust Sarah and knew Cody was in good hands. Sarah will always be a part of our family!
We love knowing that Sarah truly loves Cody and wanted to be babysitting him. It wasn't just a job to her!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Hudson was adorable in his Mickey costume! A princess chair just the right size for a little Mickey Mouse! I think they all took turns sitting here.
They all got to jump in a bounce house and then had other games to play. Cody was the youngest kid there by 9 months but did well following what the others did and waiting in line for his turn. He did mess the obstacle course up a little bit which gave us all a good laugh.
Hudson was quite the hit on the dance floor and showed off all his fancy moves...which were quite impressive! He kept us all laughing!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Cody loves his friends! He gets excited any time he knows he will get to see "Ty, Charlie, Joy, David or Joshua". We spend most of our play dates and free time with Mary and Jennie and their kids (he hasn't shown an interest in Jennie's baby, Kylie, yet. ha!) The other friends he talks about are "Lizzie, Becca and Hudson". He constantly names his friends and asks to play with them. He likes to copy what they do. I love this picture of Ty and Cody at the piano. He is filled with excitement and joy when he gets to play with them and do what they do!
Friday, September 2, 2011
Our friend and fellow ministry partner, Sean, took this picture of Jason while on a youth trip in Colorado this summer! I love it and it captures Jason's love for the mountains perfectly!
These girls have been "my girls" since they were in 6th grade...and they all just graduated from high school! Alex, Sarah, Victoria, Emily and Layne...I hope they left for college knowing how much I love them and how much I will miss them. They were the first girls I got to know when I married Jason and started working with they youth. They make me laugh...and cry...and definately make me feel protective of them. They were the core senior girls in our youth group, exeptional leaders and beautiful ladies inside and out!