Friday, June 30, 2006

Ahoy, Captain Blakemore!

We had VBS at church this week, and Captain Blakemore and Captain Blakemore were honored to lead ship-shape group of 5th & 6th grade Sea Lion Sailors on a fantastic voyage filled with swashbuckling maritime adventures. Ahoy!

I think we caught something!

I think that is an eel in the ceiling tiles!

Michael the Sailor Man

I'd rather EAT it than wear it!

Ahoy, 1st Mate Landon

Looking mighty fine in his sailor hat

Sweet Little Boy Face

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Visiting with the Blakemores

Last weekend, we had a lovely visit from Steve & Ann Marie, and their 4 boys- Josh, Zack, Wes, & Chad. We wrestled, played heart-pounding rounds of checkers, arm-wrestled, searched for buried treasure, wrestled some more, and visited the Fredericksburg Battlefield. We had such a fun time, that we thought that maybe we just might have 4 boys of our own.

Fredericksburg Battlefield

Gumby Impressions

I thought you grew out of that freakish limberness when you were a toddler, but not the Blakemore boys! :-)

4 on 1 Wrestling

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Happy Boy!

Notice the "work in progress" in the background! Yes, folks, our railings are ALMOST up!

Going Jogging

I couldn't resist these little Nike running shoes!

Morning Work Out

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Monday morning, I was checking Michael's gums for that "any day now" tooth that has been under the gums for 2 months+, and to my surprise, I felt something sharp!! I should have known since he woke up a couple of times throughout the night! What a big boy! I will post a picture of the tooth when he lets me come near it!

This is What Teething Makes Me Feel Like Doing...


Master of Sitting Up

Michael has really become quite the sitter-upper in just one week!!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

That Adorable Dimple!

I love when Michael makes this face and his dimple caves in!

There's That Dimple Again!

Super Cutie!

I love that sweet little finger in the corner of his mouth!

The Only Thing That Could Make This Machine Better Would Be A REMOTE!

Michael is learning that if he pushes a button, music will come on. It is fun to watch the lightbulb turn on!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Michael learned how to sit up by himself this week!

Little Hillbilly?

Barefeet and overalls- now all he needs is a piece of straw to chew on...

Big Cheezy Grin!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Michael, which toy is your favorite?

THIS one
No, THIS one
No, no, I changed my mind- THIS one
I like this one, but I will share with you, Mommy.
Michael obviously doesn't have enough toys!

Mom, you're not gonna make me choose, are you?

Little Goofball!

Restless Sleeper

"They don't even give me a pillow! What kind of hotel are you running here?"

Ever since Michael became mobile, he always ends up in odd places in the crib. (notice the paci in one hand, the blanket in the other)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006