Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pics by Uncle Noel

These are some pictures that my brother took of our family. Luke was 2 weeks old in these pictures and Jackson had just turned 18 months. I hate adults' feet, but baby feet are so cute!

Lucas and Mommy :)

Sweet baby sleep!

This one is my fav! We have a very similar one that he took of me holding J.

Our wedding bands :D
More cute baby feet

J deep in thought...plotting his next adventure, haha
Our two sweet boys
J laughing, like usual

It's always great to have my brother visit, but I love when he pulls out the camera. He's such a great photographer. If you liked these pics, check out his website www.noelharveyphotography.com

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Heads Up

Luke is holding his head up really well now! He can sit in the Bumbo, too. It's really funny b/c when he is in it, J will run over and want to talk to him or hug on him. It's just too cute :D I think his eyes are going to stay blue. Jackson's have gotten darker over the past few months - they are still blue but now with hints of gray in some light and green in others.

He can hold it up for at least 5 minutes like this

But that big head starts to get heavy after that
Jackson has really started to like stuffed animals. He likes to snuggle with them:)
This is actually Luke's frog, but just try to tell him that, haha
Grandma with her boys
She helps us so much!!!

Update on the house - they are finishing up the downstairs right now. Over the past week they have torn down drywall, replaced the ceiling, and today are doing all the painting. We found out the week after next they will come over and rip up the destroyed part of the hardwood to expose the subflooring. Since it may be wet, they will probably have to let it air out. There won't be a good week for us and them to have the actually hardwood replaced, sanded, and stained until August, so our house will be a wreck for a while! It could be much worse though, and I'm thankful our insurance has been so great, so far!

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Finally I have the beach pictures ready to post! It was another busy week for us between work and trying to get the house in order. A few weeks ago we had a leak from the fridge which has ruined the hardwood on the main level and the downstairs ceiling! What a mess! It is all covered by insurance, but it's still a hassle b/c we have to get everything out of the main level and the downstairs room that had damage. In the next couple of weeks the ceiling will be replaced and it and that room repainted and the entire hardwood replaced. Oh yeah, and we have to move out while they do that! AGH - again, what a mess. Oh well, it's always something with a house, right?
So, back to the beach pics, here's a group of them. We had such a great time :) We love that condo, and Wes' parents were there with us, so it made the week much easier with both the boys. Jackson went to the beach every morning, back up during the heat of the day for lunch and a nap, then everyone went down in the afternoon.
This pretty much summed up how J felt the entire week
Align Center

And y'all know how he likes to run, lol. He loves wide open spaces ;)

Taking a quick snack break with Nonnie

Our boys hanging at the beach. This is the "smile" Jackson had for the camera

Again in the open space

It's so great to have the awning set up. We wouldn't have been able to
take Lucas down there without it.

J wanted to wear his hat and glasses inside, but always
wanted them off when we were outside...
Learning how to make a sand castle with Pops

All smiles, as always
The smile says it all

Luke and Pops
Getting some kick time

The boys by the water
Jackson absolutely loves the water. He has no fear, which is good and bad, haha. The water
was beautiful most of the week, even when the wind picked up, which just
destroyed our fishing time!
More sandcastle time

Family photo
Jackson and Wes
a sleepy Luke
Our little boy playing in the water!
What a great trip it was! We're sad that we won't be able to go back to the beach until September, but it'll be a little easier then since Luke will be about 6 months old then. And it won't be 100 degrees ;)
Happy 4th of July to everyone! Hope it's a great weekend for y'all :) And THANK YOU to all those who have served our country so that we have freedom!!!