Thursday, June 24, 2010

And He's Off!!!

Look out! Cooper is walking! Our baby boy will be 1 year old in about 10 days. He's been taking a couple steps for a few weeks now, the running/falling kind. Two days ago he started standing up and walking across rooms!

The fun is just beginning...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Josiah is 3!

Yes friends, we now have a 3-year-old in the house!
Josiah turned 3 last week and we had his birthday party this past weekend! It was very fun. I'll let you see if you can guess what the theme was.

That's right, he has been talking for 2 months about wanting to have a "racecar" birthday. So racecars it was. He had 3 of his best buds over and it was a blast!

They decorated wooden racecars
Ate lunch
Ella & Josiah
AnGrace & Noah
And then it was time for the race car birthday cake. Yes, it looks like he's turning 8, but it was really just a "Figure Eight Race Track". I should have realized before icing it that it would look like that...oh well.

Noah's little brother also came. He's so stinkin' cute I just had to put up a picture of him. He and Cooper are just a few months apart and I think will be great friends.

Our first family shot since the beach a year ago. Maybe we'll get one of us all looking at the camera some time...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

First Harvest

What a joyful time! We plant, we water and weed daily, we sing and coax our little veggies along. We talk about patience and how things take time to grow & ripen. Last night after I put Cooper to bed, I let Josiah stay up a little bit and help me in the garden. He got to pick the first ripe tomato! That boy was so excited, he wanted to take it to bed with him. He actually cried when I told him it had to stay in the kitchen. And he doesn't even like to eat tomatoes...

Here is our little gardener with his first tomato of the season, his trusty watering can, and a cucumber that he wouldn't hold because it had "pricklies" on it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I turned my back

This WAS a clean load of laundry...

I pulled a clean load of laundry out of the dryer, left the room for a MINUTE to put in the next load, came back to the family room and found this...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Another Generation of Uncle Jims

Growing up, I (amy) had some "aunts" and "uncles" that weren't blood relatives, just great friends of my parents. I guess that's maybe a Southern thing?!? Anyway...I have an Uncle Jimmy and am very happy to say that our boys have an "Uncle Jim" as well. We're giving him that title...we didn't really ask if he wanted it :)

Jim and Emily are some of our closest friends in town...we love having them around and our boys do to. They recently bought a house near us, so they're close geographically as well as relationally! We had a cookout last weekend and the boys were ALL about Jim. Literally. Josiah especially would not leave him alone.

Here he is reading books with the boys...

Uncle Jim - thanks for being such a good sport and loving our boys so well!

(and no, baseball fans, he is not related to Justin Verlander. although he sure looks like it)

Monday, June 7, 2010

we heart mondays

We love Mondays at Casa de Wood. Mondays are Andy's day off and we really try to guard them as family days. Today was an especially fun summery Monday! We spent the morning at the pool, had an afternoon of long naps, and took the boys on their first trip to Maggie Moo's for ice cream!

Josiah has had ice cream before, but not Maggie Moo's. MM has a special place in our hearts, as we visited our St. Louis store about twice a week during my pregnancy with Josiah. We got to know the workers and even took him back at a week old to introduce him to everyone! was about time for him to get some of his own. We, of course, let him get one of their signature flavors - blue cotton candy ice cream!

He was clearly not excited at all :) And Cooper got in on the fun as well, eating a bunch of my raspberry ice cream. Second children, they get everything earlier than the first ones...

Yay for summer Mondays!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Group Shots

We had to try for some group shots while we were all together. Not easy with 3 little ones, but I think we got some good ones!

Mimi and Papa with their grandbabies

Sisters and kiddos...who ever would have thought...