Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A beach in St. Louis?



Indeed! There is a beach in St. Louis! And it's a 3 minute drive from my house. Ok, so the water isn't blue or crystal clear, but there's sand and water and peace and quiet and I'll take it! I picked up some pretty, large shells too. Nash was happy to get his feet wet and look at the little fishies, Margot got to dig her little toes in the sand, and I got to be with my two kids next to the water, in the sunshine, and be grateful for everything we have.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Little Man

These big horses are a little scary, but Nash knows they're nice. We love going on walks in the park and feeding the horseys.


With Maeme and G at the Wild Bird Center, a bird hospital and park with awesome huge birds!!


Lakes with fountains, riding on Daddy's shoulders, and a cool Summer morning. Sounds good.


We are forever grateful to our neighbors for giving Nash this playhouse! He is majorly excited about it. Loves to open and close the shutters.


From the pictures you'd think Nash and Margot lead two different lives. They don't, of course. But when we're out I usually have Margot in the backpack, and I love having some alone time with each of them while the other's asleep. More pictures of the two of them together once Margot can keep up with Nash.

Little Lady

Margot loves Starbucks! Maeme and G were here visiting last week and there was a early-ish morning trip to Starbucks every day. Thanks to G, Margot had her own Starbucks cup to play with, and she looooved it!

Baby lady likes to swing. This is a somewhat new discovery. Margot is pretty small, so putting her in a swing, even a bucket swing, is a little scary for me. But I'll probably loosed up a little now that I've seen how much she likes it.


Even though she's a little sick with a stuffy/runny nose, Margot has still got a great sense of humor. Cucumbers! Hahaha!


Yes, yes I did put postage stamps all over Margot and put her in the mailbox. Cute, huh?


Nash is a great helper. "Hold on tight so Emmy doesn't fall!" She's trying on the first Fall Janie & Jack outfit Maeme got for her.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fuuu-uuun!






Really? It's Wednesday? Cause we've been buuuusy! Playing at Gymboree and with the horseys with Brooke, James and Keira, and also digging our feet in the popcorn. What a great feeling!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Haps

Margot gets to do all kinds of things Nash never did as a baby. Nash's activities open her eyes to experiences she wouldn't have for months if it weren't for him. Even though she doesn't participate in his Gyboree class, Margot's right there in the middle of the action watching the kids run around. She loves the bright colors, and bubbles, and music and noise and smiles. When Nash colors, Margot plays with crayons, after Nash runs around the house with grocery bags, she usually gets to them before I do. It's great to have a big brother who wants to play with you all the time!
Nash loves playing memory games with alphabet cards. He's so good at it, sometimes better than me.

Nashy had a pretty bad spill last night during our evening stroll. He's ok, other than a fat lip and bruised ego.
Margot tasting the green. No I don't let her eat crayons, but I do let her explore them.
Margot takes after her Mommy. She loves bags.

Nash has some alone time with his Jeep. He likes flipping his house upside down and turning it into a "garage".

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Biscuits and Jam

Stacking Jam
Kisses from Daddy before breakfast
Biscuits
A little love for her Daddy.
Would write, but we're leaving for the toy store. Enjoy the pictures. The news of the week is that Margot can sit up from a crawl.

Margot lacing beads

Baby Power

Baby Power
Representin all the babies in the struggle

I'm a super cool little baby.

Bundled Up

Bundled Up

First Crawfish Boil!

First Crawfish Boil!

My favorite picture

My favorite picture

One day old

One day old
Already a little man.

Looking for the waitress

Looking for the waitress

Check out my cords

Check out my cords

First smiles 4/11/07

First smiles 4/11/07

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

THIS WAY TO...

THIS WAY TO...

Mosaic of Nash"s first year

This way to the seafood buffett!

This way to the seafood buffett!

honey pie

honey pie