Monday, September 27, 2010

Blackberry Fun

So I realized in cleaning up my blackberry today that I have a bunch of short videos of Chase. These are a bit old, poor quality, but I think it shows what a happy kid we have and how much he has grown in the last year. Enjoy!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lilly's accomplice

Lilly finally realizes that having a little brother may have some benefits. Hope she likes cheese puffs.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Shhhh! I'm hiding from Daddy.

He found me!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Good friends, good food (and wine!), and good dogs

We had a great time with Scott and Laura last weekend. Their visit included taking a stroll through Georgetown, visiting a local wine festival, convincing them that parenthood isn't as hard as we make it look, watching our dogs Lilly and Deacon play together, and making an Italian feast from scratch. Had a great time -- come back, y'all!

Laura and Scott manned the pasta machine for our feast. Laura is wondering why Scott is having such a hard time figuring it out. Oh, that's right, he's not Italian like herself.

Chase decides to "help". We're lucky he's still a few inches short of reaching too far onto the counter.

Lilly and Deacon rest after playing outside. They got along so well.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Doctor is in

Carson and Kathleen, thanks for coming to visit us last weekend!

We all had a lot of laughs, and Chase and Lilly enjoyed playing with you. (Carson, Lilly wants to know why you haven't called her, and Chase wants the measurements for the bookcase he's building for you with his new tool set.)

On an afternoon walk

Playing "Wheee!" with Carson

Becoming better friends

Friday, September 10, 2010

18 month checkup & playtime

Chase had a good report from the doctor for his 18 month checkup yesterday. He cried most of the visit, but we made it through. As everyone knows, he is big, and here are the stats: 95th percentile for weight at 30 pounds and 90th percentile for height at 34 inches tall. More teeth should be coming through in the next few weeks, too. That explains the drooling and chewing ... at least he's not rabid.

Here are some photos from playtime over the weekend. Chase is a busy guy.

Preparing to roll or jump off the ottoman

Pretending to be a horse giving turtle a ride

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Chloë wants her shorts back

We went to dinner at Josh, Cris, and Chloë's house on Saturday night. Chase's diaper leaked, and we were unprepared with a backup pair of shorts, so Chloë loaned him hers. According to Josh, this light denim embroidered flowery number was the most masculine option in her wardrobe. Chase didn't care, but we sure thought it was funny.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ball bin

The best times in the ball bin end like this ...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Buh-bye (butterfly)

Our next door neighbor has a big beautiful tree that attracts lots of butterflies. When we go outside, Chase likes to watch the butterflies, or buh-bye, as he calls them. We see lots of these small brown ones ...

... but sometimes we see these big, pretty yellow ones.

Fortunately for the buh-bye, Chase is too slow to catch them.