Philip and I took a quick trip east on Saturday to visit Uncle Gary & Aunt Jean before we head north. As an added bonus, Uncle Chuck, Aunt Sharon, and Christie came over too! There were tasty meals, a trip to the cheese factory, and time spent in Kalona.
I didn't take too many pictures, but I did get a few nice ones of Philip with his uncles.
He got along splendidly with Uncle Chuck...
Monday, October 31, 2011
Although we didn't do any trick or treating (and didn't have any stop at our house), Philip dressed up (briefly) as a spider for the holiday. Michelle sent the costume last year, so it was nice that it fit. It seemed like a nice tribute to our old friend "Spidee", who passed away earlier this year.
Trick or treat!
Happy Halloween everyone!
Posted by Hope at 11:18 PM
Here are a couple of 6-month photos I took late last week. Some good scratches on his nose if you look closely. I feel like I'm always cutting his fingernails! On a side note, I'm thinking Philip is going to be right handed because his nails are more worn on that hand. Just a guess.
Posted by Hope at 11:04 PM
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Posted by Hope at 9:55 PM
On Sunday mornings during the church service, Philip hangs out in the nursery with his friends. He loves being there and doesn't seem to notice that I've left them. He's kept very busy and is tuckered out when he leaves.
Today the kiddos and staff threw Philip a going away party. His friends are sad for him leave (they've grown very fond of him), but everyone enjoyed the celebration. (And they learned where Alaska is on the globe!)
The party was complete with a gift and an adorable cake!
Posted by Hope at 9:25 PM
This past Friday some of my dear friends from our church threw Philip and me a lovely farewell luncheon- complete with this beautiful tablescape.
There were even cookies (and cupcakes) from Larita's bakery in Fort Dodge. They are the BEST (and most decorative) cookies I have come across in all of my travels.
Philip tried is first graham cracker (which was way better than the rice crackers I had packed for him). I thought he would throw his rice crackers on the floor because he couldn't hold on to them, apparently that's not the case. He just gets sick of them. This graham cracker never left his little hand (until it turned to mush).
Thank you all for your kindness!
Posted by Hope at 9:15 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The maze took us about an hour to complete, even with a map.
And he made a pretty good scarecrow too!
A fun outing spending time together as a family. We're all looking forward to spending more time together when we get back to Fairbanks and Brian's days off aren't so few and far between.
Posted by Hope at 10:22 PM
Friday, October 14, 2011
Philip has been all over the place these last few weeks. His favorite new game is to see how quickly he can get under his play mat. Most of the time he's pretty happy playing this way, until he gets stuck and can't figure out how to get out from under it. Then there are some tears until he's rescued.
Posted by Hope at 10:09 PM
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Q is for "Quick, Mom, finish taking pictures so I can get back to playing."
"Wow, these fingers are turning out to be pretty useful. Sweet!"
M is for "Mmmmm".
Posted by Hope at 10:48 PM