Thursday, July 21, 2011

My little Jungle Monkey

He’s ten months old and into everything!  Sawyer is so much more climby than Lincoln was and I’m just not used to it.  It seems like every time I turn around he’s trying to climb up into something.  Every time I open the refrigerator he be-lines for it like he’s just been waiting around all day for his chance to explore.  Same thing with the dishwasher.  While it’s annoying and a nuisance it’s totally adorable.  I love how curious and adventurous he is.  He a pretty tough little guy.  Many times he’s fallen trying to climb up on something and I brace myself for a monsoon of tears and surprisingly it barely phases him. 




He and Lincoln have started to play together a little bit more and sometimes I’ll catch them cracking each other up.  Nothing is better.IMG_7454


Other times they are each others worst enemies.  Lately Sawyer has been practicing walking while pushing the fire truck all around the house.  When Lincoln hops on he pushes Lincoln.  It’s all fine and dandy until Linc decides he wants to go in reverse and plows Sawyer down which always happens eventually.  And yes….I know my kids are half dressed at least half the time….it’s just how we roll.  Call me lazy.IMG_7486

Gosh he melts my heart.  Love this little Jungle Monkey!!



Friday, July 15, 2011

Great Grandma and Grandpa Visit

My grandma and grandpa Weiler are two of the coolest people I know.  I want to be just like them when I grow up.  At 80 years old they are still traveling the world with incredible energy.  It was such a treat to have them visit and get some quality time with them and my little family.  They are fabulous and such good examples to me.  Love you GG and GQ!  Come back soon!IMG_7324IMG_7321IMG_7338IMG_7340IMG_7343IMG_7326IMG_7328IMG_7333

Pittsburgh Girlfriends

We work out together.IMG_6718IMG_6717IMG_7115IMG_7116

We discuss books together.IMG_7143IMG_7144IMG_7145

We make stuff together.IMG_6892


We have playgroup together.IMG_6957IMG_6960

We most certainly watch “The Bachelor” together.  Unfortunately no pics of that weekly party.


They are my sisters in a big city far from home and I don’t know what I’d do without them.

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Happy 4th of July Weekend!

It’s been such a fun summer and the fourth of July was no exception.  We kicked it off by going camping with about ten other families from church.  We are so lucky to have such good friends out here.  I was nervous about it with the boys, but I had no excuse because all of my friends were bringing their babies including a friends with twins Sawyers age.  We had a blast and they both even went down well.  Sawyer fell asleep when we put him in the pack’n play and Lincoln fell asleep in my arms sitting by the camp fire.  Then, just as I knew it would, the night took a turn for the worse.  Lincoln woke up at 3:00 am and freaked out.  He woke up Sawyer.  We spent the next hour and a half trying to get them both to fall back asleep and not wake up the entire campsite.  Ryan took Lincoln outside the tent and they watched movies on his little dvd player and I tried to bounce Sawyer back to sleep but every time I laid Sawyer down he would cry and wake up Lincoln who had just drifted off while watching his movies.  It was highly frustrating.  Anyway, at 4:30 we packed up and left.  We were disappointed not to be able to spend the next day at the lake with everyone else but at least we had fun the night before.


On the 4th of July we had a jam packed day beginning with a neighborhood parade.  The boys love riding around on the bike trailer. 


Then it was off to the Pirates Baseball game downtown.  It was hot, but fun.


That night all our friends were planning on meeting at the park for BBQ and street fireworks for the kids.  We tried, but it rained and then stopped and then rained again.  When it started raining the second time we realized the park wasn’t going to work.  Although my house is by no means huge, it’s probably the biggest out of our friends so we all ended up at our house.  We had over 40 people through out the night!  The kids went downstairs and played and hit a piƱata while we ate and socialized upstairs.  Then it did eventually stop raining so we were able to go outside and watch an great fireworks street show.  Those things have gotten good over the years.  I was impressed and the kids had a ball.  God Bless America!!