Saturday, May 21, 2011


For Mother’s Day Madeline made this super cute planter at the Home Depot building clinic. They even gave away plants to go inside. We decided it might be kind of fun to paint. Also, it is ALWAYS more fun to do a project in your pajamas.

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Will was very busy supervising and eating some Gerber poofs. Rough life around here. Smile

Friday, May 20, 2011

6 months old

We can’t believe that William is already 6 months old! Amazing how fast time is going. Here are few pictures of our little cutie. The hat belonged to his Great Grandpa William Morris. I think our William is going to have a much larger head.

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Will has become champion at sitting up and is grabbing everything in sight and putting it in his mouth. He has just started lots of different fruits, vegetables, and cereal. He loves it all! He has started taking two great naps a day and sleeping very well at night. Lately it has been from 8:30pm until 7:00 am. Sometimes he still wakes up for a chat and snack at 4. We are working on getting rid of that little habit. If he wasn’t so darn cute! He loves his lovey and anything that rattles or makes noise. He is enjoying using his two front teeth to chew on EVERYTHING! He is very good at saying Dada and Maddie and I work with him on that important M sound everyday! His favorite entertainment is his big sister who make him laugh and her singing almost always stops his crying.

If you wonder what Madeline looked like at 6 months, click here.

We head to the dr. for his appointment in a few weeks so we will get a weight, length, and the all important head size check then.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Portland 2011

What a fun week we had in Portland, Oregon visiting Sally & Erik!  Here is a quick review of our week.

Here is Will ready for his first flight. The kids did a wonderful job on all our flights. It made the trip so much more enjoyable.

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Here is Madeline. She really loved getting to choose her drink on each flight. The peanut snack was yummy,too. We won’t mention the fact that she left her travel bag in the airport and we had to have them bring it to us on the plane, or that I temporally lost my ticket, or that Nick had to go back on the plane to get the phone he forgot. Portland 2011 007

Here is Maddie & Sally enjoying a smoothie in Eric & Sally’s  BEAUTIFUL new home!

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Eric’s first experience feeding Will.


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Getting ready for our adventure to the ocean & cheese factory!

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Here we are riding in the mini van Sally & Eric rented. It made traveling so much easier! Did I mention Eric loved it?

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Little Will napping on the way.

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This is Sally & Eric’s fishing hole. Isn’t it amazing!

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Madeline took this one!

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Here we are at the ocean, it was so windy and cold.

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The cold coast

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This group shot was taken by the nicest couple from OKLAHOMA!

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Here are the kids at the Tillamook cheese factory. Did I mention they a free sample cheese buffet? Seriously, the best factory tour ever.

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Finally big enough for some shoulder time.


Maddie wanted a sucker instead of the yummy ice cream. Can I say one big sticky mess?

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Here we are getting our ice cream!

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I took this one myself because everyone was too busy eating.


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Uncle Eric tried to share with Will.

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Maddie loved the delivery truck and didn’t want to ever get out.

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Yep, I went back for a second ice cream cone for the trip home. I was on vacation!

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Eric and Nick took the kids to the park everyday, sometimes twice a day. They did sort of stick out as the only men there.

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Will enjoyed the stroller ride and tried to put anything he could in his mouth.

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We enjoyed a yummy lunch at Pizza Schmizza.

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Aren’t they cute?

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Will & Aunt sally seem pretty happy. The pizza was super good!

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Maddie can sure make her brother laugh.

Here we are at Nick eating in the yummy Tarheel restaurant that is in Eric’s building. (The Mia Hamm building)

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Anybody remember the doors Oprah’s cameras went through the other day on their tour of Nike. Yep, those are them and yes we got to go on the same fabulous tour. Thank you Uncle Eric.

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Here is my how great Uncle Eric section. This is his name on the way for all his patens. His name is up there at least 8 times! AMAZING!

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This is Will’s I am in the arms of an inventor face. Smile

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Maddie was getting a little tired of pictures at this point in the vacation.

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Still part of the beautiful Nike campus.

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This is the best tour ever!

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Here we are on our way home. This didn’t last long but was pretty cute!

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I am a baby robot, where does she come up with this?


Some of the events not pictured were… church, a fun picnic, BBQ with a bunch of Sally & Eric’s friends, meeting Sally’s sister, swimming an Nike (twice), outlet mall shopping, the best sub shop, Costco (twice), movie night, walking Sarah the dog, and lots of laughing! Thanks Eric and Sally for the super, wonderful, fantastic vacation. See you in O'Fallon soon, I hope!