Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Birthday card from Jimmy and Rachel. Wesley loves to dance!

Video shot 12/13/2008.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Setting Up Christmas

Starting to set up the tree and train.
Larry trying to figure out the train track.
Larry showing Wesley the train.

Wesley in the village.

Grandma Northrup's clay Nativity Set

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pulling Up

Wesley started pulling himself up to a standing position just after Thanksgiving. Now, he hangs on with just one hand and does a good job of balancing himself. Pictures taken 12/2/2008.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wesly's New Friend II

Last week Wesley learned the throw down game in which someone hands him a toy, he throws it, then someone picks it up and the throw down repeats. Video coming soon. Today, Wesley learned that he can throw a Puff to Kane dog and he will eat it and even lick it off Wesley's hand.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Larry!

Larry’s birthday was on Friday, December 5th. My mom and I made him a chocolate cake. The cake was from a box, but my mom made 2 different kinds of icing. He has never tried fondant, and after watching too many episodes of Ace of Cakes, we thought it would be fun to try and add some fondant elements to the cake. I couldn’t find a squirrel cookie cutter, so I went with spades instead.

In the Box

This one is for Leah. At least we did not put him in the box. He backed into it and fell inside.

The Fort Worth Zoo

The Saturday after Thanksgiving we took a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo with my parents, Bryce, Kaleb, Kylee, Grandma G, and Aunt Anne. Everyone had a great time looking at the animals. Some of the favorite animals were the giraffes, penguins, baby lions, and meerkats.

Group picture at the start of the trip while everyone was still happy.

Kaleb, Kylee and Giraffes
Lion cubs

Looking at the penguins.

Wesley loves looking at big fish.

Group shot.

When I say "Graduates" you say "Fingerfoods"..."Go Puffs"

Everyone loved looking at the squirrel.


Pretty trees.

Wesley and Mommy.

Waiting for the train

Wesley's first train ride
Wesley is not always smiles. He did not like it when everyone on the train screamed while going through a short tunnel.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Wesley is Crawling

Wesley has been rocking back and forth on his hands and knees for a while, and for the past week he has been crawling. Today, he really started to move…Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sew Happy

Look what I made.
Okay, okay... I had some help. Who knew sewing patterns and instructions were so cryptic. But, I did do most of the pinning and sewing including all of the hard parts like trying to make the neckline look somewhat decent and attaching the sleeves. The gown is made out of green flannel, although I don’t understand why the side that touches the body is not as soft as the pretty side of the fabric. I also didn’t want to try and figure out how to attach a snap, so we made a gown. I thought I did pretty good for someone who never took a sewing class.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bath Time?

Who needs a bath when you have Ladybug?

My apologies for not posting recently. For a quick update, Wesley is sitting up and almost crawling, more like rocking back and forth on his hands and knees with a forward movement every once in a while. I still need to go through the house and baby proof plugs and wires and such. I have finished a few more scrapbook pages and have started making burp cloths out of cloth diapers.

Video shot on Oct 15, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Chicken and Rice

Wesley's first jar of food with meat...Chicken and Rice.


Wesley loves to play in his bathtub. He will move his legs like he is trying to swim breaststroke…is this normal?

Video 9/21/2008

Pictures 10/5/2008

Breaking in the New House

Sheetrock is very fragile, especially when a foot, knee, and part of a thigh goes through it. I was minding my own business in the middle of a workday and my dad comes down the stairs and says, “don’t look in your bathroom.” Oh coarse, I looked, and then asked him if I could laugh.

This is what happens when you step off of plywood and into a foot of insulation masking the beams in the attic.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pojo Pride

On September 20th Springtown hosted its annual Wild West Festival. Although it cannot be compared to the Great Frederick Fair, there was a fair share of locals, and we will leave it at that. We made it to the square just before the parade. This was Wesley’s first parade and he did very well. His favorite attraction was not the endless truck trailers of cheerleaders (I lost count after 11 or so groups passed), but the big red fire truck. He likes red. Overall it was a nice festival, but I still don’t understand why they don’t let the public taste the BBQ cook off entries.