Thursday, September 25, 2008

Visit to Massachusetts

This past weekend, Sawyer and I flew to Massachusetts to see my Aunt Janet and Uncle Jim while my grandmother was visiting them. We had a fun time, and were able to spend some time with my cousins Dennis, Tori, Greg, Mark, and their families. Pictures from the weekend below.

Playing with every toy in the house:

Racing with my cousin Dennis's daughter, Madison:

Dennis's youngest daughter, Cali, watched from the sidelines.

Enjoying lunch with Grammy:

Making a serious face while eating popsicles with my cousin Greg's daughter, Campbell (popsicles are serious business):

Also, because today is my Mom's birthday:

Saturday, September 06, 2008

"What do you want?"

We're in the process of having our bathrooms re-tiled, so Sawyer and I spent last night and today at my parents' house (with my dad only; mom's out of town). Papa was an excellent host! Here's a photo of Sawyer helping Papa cook our breakfast.

At their house, Sawyer sleeps in a pack-and-play crib, but he's big enough to climb out of it now (which is why we switched to a big-boy bed at our house.)

When I put him down for an afternoon nap today, he wasn't tired. He was bumping around several times, so each time I heard him, I'd go upstairs to check on him. I'd open the door, and he'd do a guilty run to try to climb back in the crib -- He'd been playing with toys from the bookshelf. I'd put him in bed, and tell him to stay there. "Okay, daddy." This happened three or four times.

The last time I checked on him, I said, "I'll let you take some of these toys in bed with you. What do you want?"


So, I stayed in the room with him, on the bed next to his. He stayed in his crib :-)

Monday, September 01, 2008

A birthday in the park

We celebrated Sawyer's birthday at a local park on Saturday. The main events were: eating barbeque sandwiches, playing a Sawyer-speak translation guessing game, riding on the park's choo-choo train and carousel, enjoying a homemade train cake, and finally, opening presents. A good time was had by all, especially the birthday boy. Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with us and also a special shout-out to Grandma and Nana for their contributions to the buffet. What do you think -- same time, same place next year?