Saturday, February 26, 2011

Warm weather = buzz

This is how I've been spending my afternoons lately:
 First buzz of the year (spent some time at the aviation museum today):
 Playing on the J-STARS exhibit (Jake fixes electronics on this aircraft):

Monday, February 21, 2011

Family pics

I decided we needed some updated family pictures for our adoption profile. We have tons of pictures of Gavin, a lot of Jake and Gavin, some of Gavin and me, but no recent pictures of all 3 of us. My photographer friend Erin took these for us in the woods by our house last Monday:

 My favorite are this one:
 and this one:
and this one:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Here are the pictures!

 Last week before it warmed up. Birthday present from Wake and Leslie, complete with sound effects and "bad guys."

Putting up the shed yesterday:

 2T shorts falling off:

 Got the climber put together:
 Flower beds cleaned out (somewhat) and bushes trimmed:

I didn't take a before picture yesterday, but just imagine all this brown and dead looking, and notice how you can't see the window behind the tree:
yesterday's result:
 raked up dead lantana:
 what we chopped off the tree in the flower bed. I don't like stuff blocking my windows. I found out from a neighbor (after we chopped the branches off) that tree is a saucer magnolia, which would have bloomed in the next month sometime. oops. I looked it up and it's supposed to grow to 20 ft tall, so if we didn't kill it we're going to move it to the backyard.
 already getting blooms on one bush:

Moved the swingset today... that we can see it from the porch

Friday, February 18, 2011

technical issues

Sorry no pictures, for some reason I haven't been able to upload any pictures this past week. Will try again later. Gavin had his 3 yr check up last week. He weighs 33 lbs and is 38.75 inches tall. This puts him around the 75th percentile for height and weight. It's been really nice and warm this week and we've been playing outside every afternoon. Gavin has been enjoying playing with the older kids down the street, but is having trouble learning not to run into the street after them. He just gets so excited when he sees them he can't help himself. It's funny how the little girls try to keep him in line and tell him what to do. He doesn't listen to them either. Luckily our house is on a cul de sac so traffic isn't much of an issue. Today was so warm we were in shorts. We got a lot of stuff on our outside to do list accomplished. We put Gavin's climber and Jake's shed together in the backyard, and got our bushes in the front trimmed and flowerbeds cleared out somewhat. It looks so much better.

Saturday, February 5, 2011