Thursday, February 12, 2009

Big Cousin, Trip to the Local Park, Sentences and Tagged

This is going to be an all in one post!


Last Friday night I hosted game night at our house for my side of the family. Both of my sisters came, my mother, my two neices, one of the boyfriends, and of course Daniel was here as was the infamous Baby Eli and my grand niece Karmen! We had a house full! We played lots of Boggle and cooked dinner and had a great time. I took this photo as Daniel has expressed a real interest in holding Eli recently. We tried it once before using a pillow, but Daniel didn't seem very thrilled about it. However, this time, he loved holding his little cousin!


Aren't they adorable!!

Then this past Sunday Troy, Daniel and I headed to our local park to feed the ducks and have some play time. Funny how I was just posting about our lazy winter days and then we have some oddly warm weather. Of course last night and tonight we have had 60 mph wind gusts which always make for a pleasant driving experience to and from work! At the park we fed the ducks, walked acrosse the big bridge over the water and because Papa was around got to play in the big boy section of the playground while Mommy had multiple heart attacks!! It was a great day!







Lately Daniel has started putting together more and more sentences. It seemed to almost happen overnight. I am thrilled, but let me tell you...that boy can babble up a storm. I love every minute of it! Some of his newest phrases are "I'll be right back", finger in the air to show the one minute sign; then the other day while I was putting on my shoes, he came over, pulled the tongue of the shoe up and shook his head up and down and said "all set Mommy"; and lastly (my personal favorite) we were rocking two nights ago and he starts fingering my necklace. I asked him if he liked it and he replies "way cool Mommy". Obviously I need to update my vocabulary!

Finally, I have been tagged several time lately from several different people on a couple of different topics.

The first:

I was tagged by Chris and Danica and then by Jill, who by the way adopted the cutest little girl from Ethiopia, lives down the road from us, used the same agency we did and we went to high school together! The rules were:

1. Open the 4th picture folder on your computer.2. Choose the 4th picture and post it on your blog.3. Explain the picture.4. Tag 4 people to do the same

Well, our laptop blew up that had all our pictures neatly in folders and thankfully I had stored most of them on disk, but for the purpose of this, I am using the 4th picture from the 4th folder of our office computer. Ironically it's one of a series I took (not the best one as I posted the best one in a previous post) in which Jill recognized the background and realized we really did know each other and then contacted me! The folder was entitled Stuff (I'm so creative) and the photo was Stuff004! Without further ado...



I am not going to tag anyone else since it has been a while since my tag.

I was also tagged by someone else to do a book tag, but I can't remember, so I apologize for not doing that one.

Wow - I think I'm all caught up now. I'm exhausted!!

12 comments:

Jane and Jim said...

Your little man is way cool himself!!!
We get the "I be right back" with the finger too! Don't you see youself in them??!!

Jill said...

I love the all in one posts! Which park is that? I don't recognize it but it looks better than GHP. Tell Daniel to teach Mari "way cool mommy!" I think I'd like to hear that cause I think she is already realizing I'm not too high on the cool scale.

Amy said...

Wow -- Daniel is really growing up to be such a handsome boy!! It's so fascinating to watch them fill out and become little people!! He's gorgeous!

MandyJo013078 said...

Rachel-
Thanks for the update. I loved the pictures of you guys all together. Family Pictures Rock! I've been praying for Daniel. Hopefully all the prayers for all of your readers will bring good blessings to you at your next appointment! Get some rest and hang in there!
Love,
MJ

Jenny and Randy said...

Love the new photo of Daniel at the top of your blog! Looks like you guys had a great day at the park. The big boy play equipment is more than I can handle watching, too!

Teresa said...

Game night sounds like a lot of fun. I really love that picture of Daniel with the truck - He looks great! and I agree that is an amazing family picture with all 3 of you!

Carey and Norman said...

We too had the warm weather followed by the terrible, gusty winds. Glad you enjoyed the weather. I am hoping that spring is right around the corner!

Loved the header and photos of Daniel!

Chris said...

Family time is the best! Glad you had such a great get together.

How is Troy's ear? Did the ringing ever go away?

Kristine and John said...

Like everyone else, I think the pictures are wonderful! Daniel is growing up too quickly! He is a beautiful boy. So happy for you all.

Anonymous said...

Daniel is sooo cute! Love your pics. I wish I started a blog for Katrina...oh well....

Donna

Vicki said...

Awwwwww, those are GREAT photos! And I LOVE the sentences - "way cool Mommy" is awesome! He is such a cutie pie!

The Landers 3 said...

It's so exciting reading your updates. We can just imagine the hand gestures with everything being new. Yep, gotta whatch everything you do say and...well everything. They don't miss a single thing. Daniel is growing so much! They are very handsome. We are so happy that things are going so well. Love the idea of game night for the family. We need to do that - great idea. You are a beautiful family!!!