Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oh How Pinteresting!!

Time again to link up with Michelle!!


We have veggies coming out the wa-zoo in the I have been pinning lots of recipies that we can try using all of our fresh veggies. This one looks yummy!!

This outfit has me writted all over it to wear to work. I think that I have most of it...just need to put it together. I KNOW I have that necklace...I just need the shoes!!

Another recipie to try so we can utilize our gazillion zuchinni!!

I think that I could totally make this!! And the posibilities are endless!!

and if I get really good at it I will have to rememebr this! A wreath base for less than a dollar!

Just watched this last weekend and it was SO good! Had to pin it!

Source: via Annie on Pinterest

LOVE....for my Blaker

I WANT this space...the openness...the windows....everything!!

Source: via Annie on Pinterest

OK...go link up here!!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tractor Ride

Great-Grandpa Bechtel (Ryan's grandpa) has lost of tractors adn loves to take Blake for rides. I am not actually sure who gets more excited about it....Blake or Grandpa! ha. Here are a few pictures of them on a ride the other day. It was a hot, hot day....

Headed down the street!!
Livi stayed behind this time :)

Maybe she can go for a ride in a year or two!

Putting along....

What a fun memory for these two!!

This is one of grandpa's older restored tractors. Looks pretty good, huh?!

Looks like serious business!!

Blake "drives" and feels so proud of himself!!

I snapped a couple of pictures of grandma's flowers while I was waiting for them to return!

They could just do this all day long!!

Pretty soon they will be putting Blake to work in the fields!! Although, I am sure that he would absolutley love that!!

Next time he is heading out on the combine! At least that is enclosed and has some air conditioning. What a lucky little boty Blake is for having SO many people that just love to spend time with him!!


Monday, July 25, 2011

Family Pictures

I got some more of the proofs back on our pictures that we had taken a couple of weeks ago. This is the first time was we have had family pics taken as a family of four!!

Little Olivia LOVES the camera and cheeses it up every time!!
Unlike her big brother who seems to HATE to have his picture taken. He needed a little extra special attention from me to get him to crack a little smile.

Here Miranda caught him with a real smile! I love this one.

Check out more of Miranda's work here! She is amazing.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer fun!

We have been having some HOT weather here in Michigan lately!! This weekend it looks like it will be raining....but we have been enjoying the boat and the lake on the sunny weekends!!

Blake loves to go on the boat and swim!! He jumps right off with no hesitation whatsoever. Ryan is always there to catch him!
My boys...cooling off in the lake!
My mom and Olivia hanging out on the boat while the boys swim!
Sweet baby Olivia!!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Blake says over and over, "Do again Daddy?!"
Olivia wishes that she was a little bit bigger so she could play too!!
But she is pretty content to just watch right now!!

I can hardly believe that July is almost over. Where is our summer going?! I am hoping that we can enjoy as much as posibly for the next few weeks!!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

We've got a jumper!!

Ryan brought Blake's old Johnny-Jump-Up up from the basement on Monday for Olivia. She LOVES it and has spent hours in this thing since Monday!! She will just jump and jump and jump!! I can't believe how much out little Livi has developed and changed over the past month or so! I just love her to bits :)


Friday, July 15, 2011

Olivia is 7 months old!

Olivia is 7 months old today! I can’t believe that she is over the hump and on her way to 1 year old! So crazy!

We had her 6 month check-up today (so we are a month late, but that’s ok)! She is looking healthy and is growing. She is still a peanut, but we expected that.

She is in the 75th percentile for height
The 50th percentile for head circumference
And only the 3rd percentile for weight!

We need to put some meet on her skinny little bones. Blake was the same way at this age. The pediatrician wasn’t concerned, because Olivia IS growing and is healthy.

She can start eating 2nd foods and meats now so maybe that will bulk her up a bit!

She slept through the night last night (8:15 p.m. to 6:15 a.m.) for the first time! Hallelujah. Hopefully this is the start of something great! She woke up at 6:15 to eat and went right back to sleep. We had to wake her up at 8:50 to get ready for the doctor’s appointment.

Typically she has been waking up 1-2 times per night…but just to eat and then its right back to bed.

She is a pro at rolling now and rolls everywhere. She is trying to get into a crawl position, but isn’t quite there yet.

She can sit very good with assistance, but isn’t quite there on her own yet…maybe within the month though!

She wears a size 3 diaper…but they are a bit roomy! 2’s seemed too snug though.

She is in a 3-6 month size clothing…and some 6 months as well because she is getting tall!

She laughs all of the time…especially at her brother!

She is seriously the best baby ever. We just love her SOO much. She is so good and so sweet.

Although I just love her as a baby, I cannot wait to see what the future holds :)


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Slip 'n' Slide!

These pics were taken on Sunday when we were at the in-laws for dinner. Blake and his cousin Addy were having a blast on the slip and slide! Blake is 2.5 and Addy turned 2 in May...they are so brave!! They would go flying right down that slip 'n' slide at warp speed adn run right back to do it again!!