26 January 2010

Growing Up So Fast

In preparation for his first birthday Lincoln has been going through some major changes. He finally stopped scooting and is now crawling like a champion.

As soon as Lincoln learned to crawl he started learning other things too. Like how to get up on his knees to get a toy... or picture off his wall near his crib while he's supposed to be napping for example. And to eat it.

Then he figured out how to pull himself up to stand so that he could rev up his dump truck.

These changes all took place over a matter of days. It is so much fun to watch him change and grow, but it was so fun to have a little baby, too...

This was just funny. He loves to eat rolls, but he missed the target this time. Yes, that's a piece of roll stuck to his forehead. When we took it off his head (after several pictures, of course,) he looked at us like we pulled a quarter from behind his ear. Then he ate it.

I love these pictures of Jonathan and Lincoln playing together. Lincoln loves to steal Jonathan's hats, chew on his collars, and take off his glasses. They have so much fun together.

And, my baby is eleven months old today. Only one more month until his birthday. One more month of being a baby.

08 January 2010

Figuring It Out

No babies were hurt in the making of this video.

05 January 2010

Post-Christmas Post

We successfully returned from our trip home for Christmas last week and I am finally posting about it. We had a great time, but it seems I relied pretty heavily on Jeremiah and Kariah to take pictures, so I didn't have too many on my little camera. Oh well, I'll post more when I get the other pictures.

One of the highlights of the family fun was the gingerbread (graham cracker) house contest. Jonathan and I decided to build Notre Dame de Paris (bien sur), and we felt like it came out pretty well. We didn't win, but we were up against some serious competition.

Lincoln made out like a bandit on Christmas morning, but that's no big surprise. He sort of liked to play with the presents, but didn't really get that he was supposed to tear the paper.

...what he really enjoyed was putting the tags in his mouth...

...and rolling around in the discarded wrapping paper.

When all the wrapping paper was put away, though, he decided he really likes all this new toys.

Lincoln turned 10 months old the day after Christmas. He's getting so big and he changed a ton while we were in Spokane, probably because there were so many people to learn from.

We drove to Ellensburg to have lunch with Jonathan's friend Christopher and his darling wife, Amelia. We enjoyed eating at Perkins and trying to find something fun to do in Ellensburg (not an easy task.) Thanks guys!

Here's Lincoln getting chauffered around on his new dump truck.

Jonathan's Mamie sent Lincoln this teething giraffe from France, and I was so excited when we opened the box. I had seen this toy on Martha Stewart (who can do no wrong) months ago and thought it was so cute. Lincoln likes it too.

The Few. The Proud.

"A man without a mustache is like a cup of tea without sugar."
-- English Proverb

I know what you're asking. You're asking: "Why?"

Because the world needs to see it.

"It's magic. You just have to pet it, take care of it. You trim the mustache so it doesn't' hang on your lip. Then you just make sure you stroke it and keep it nice."
-- Brett Keisel

Unfortunately, our wives, afflicted with poor taste in these matters, would stand for little more than a photograph.

But what a photograph.

Happy New Year, Friends.