Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Landon!

Here's my sweet baby boy two years ago! I can't believe it has already been two years and then again it's hard to remember life without Landon. We are so blessed to have him in our family, he brings us so much joy.

Landon was born May 29, 2007 at 2:25 pm. I thought it would be fun to see his baby pictures.

This is how we started our day yesteray! Just recently, Landon has started gaining a longer interest in movies ("show" he calls it). We saw the new Disney movie, Up, which is so cute.

After the movie we came home for lunch and nap and then headed out to Build-A-Bear! He chose a cute shaggy dog and was really interested in the whole process. After we filled the dog he kept saying more, I guess he likes the big machine!

It was such a fun experience. He has loved that dog and shares his blanket with him.

After we created his stuffed dog, we went to dinner at TGI Fridays. The crew came out to sing to Landon and gave him a scoop of ice cream.

After dinner we headed home for cake and ice cream with a few friends.

He loved blowing out the candles.

Then we opened presents which was quite fun for all the kiddos.

I tried to get a picture of all the kids and this is the best one I got! They were all so pre-occupied with all the excitement.

Here's what our house looked like!

And to top off the night, we headed out to watch fireworks. Our town has a Fun Festival the last week of May and Friday they had firworks! Perfect timing for Landon's birthday! We had such a fun filled day with our Land Man. We love you!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Our Outer Banks Trip

We just got home from a really fun trip. Beware of the amount of pictures in this post but when you're gone a week and a half, you have lots of pictures to share. We went with our friends, the Robertson's, down to the Outer Banks (a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina). My Great Aunt lives in VA so we stopped their overnight on the way down and back. It was fun to see them also. We sure had a wonderful trip and are so glad we were able to go.

Our first stop on the road was Chincoteague Island at the Island Creamery. They have homemade ice cream and homemade waffle cones which we love. Landon wouldn't give me back my cone after the picture so Troy got him his own!

Landon loved Darlene and Will's dog, Jasper. He followed him everywhere that night.

Darlene sang him a French song and gave him French lessons.

Now we are in the Outer Banks at Jocky Ridge State Park. As you can see the park is just a bunch of sand dunes.

Wright Brother's Museum. It was pouring rain that day so we had to come back for the outdoor sightseeing.

The boys playing Wii.

We climbed the Currituck Beach lighthouse with winds at the top of 35 mph! It was quite scary, but worth the view. In the picture below you can see the ocean on the left and the sound on the right.

At the lighthouse we met this cute little doxie named Fritz from Ohio. Of course Landon gravitated to him and we had fun reminiscing about Reese who we gave to a rescue exactly one year ago.

Landon gave Nicole a ride on the rocker.

Troy and Alex tried surfing, I couldn't get an action shot so use your imagination!

Landon didn't like getting too close to the ocean for the first few days, so he showed me how to swim in the sand.

The beach bums.

More beach bums.

More Wright Brothers Museum. This is where they launched their flights.

Here's their monument.

Landon got more comfortable with the water and wanted to play with the boogie board just like Daddy.

Then he wanted to be burried in the sand just like Daddy.

Then I got more comfortable in the water and did some boogie boarding.

We ended our trip with some ice cream.

This is at 10:15 AM on our way to my Aunt Darlene's house again. Does that tell you we wore ourselves out or what?

We stopped at the rest stop on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. You can see beyond us where the tunnel in and then out in the horizon where in comes back up for the brige.

One more stop before Darlene's house was Cape Charles. This is a beach on the bay side of the Delmarva peninsula and is shallow water without big waves, perfect for our little guy.

Blowing bubbles.

This time at Jasper's house, Landon wanted to ride him like a horse! He kept sitting on him and trying to straddle him and Jasper didn't so much care for it!

Here's my Great Aunt Darlene. It was so fun to stay with her and Uncle Will on they way down and back. They are a lot of fun to be around.

One last stop on the way home was the Island Creamery in Chincoteague once more. Yummy!