Thursday, August 27, 2009

Baby Talbott Update

From the ultrasound at 19 weeks:

I can't see the actual evidence, but the caption says it all!

Does anyone else think his profile looks like Linus from Peanuts?
High five!

And the bump (at 21 weeks) for those that have requested it.
He's kicking up a storm, after the first flutters (felt aboard the boat at 20 weeks.) Thanks to generous family and friends, we already have a surprising amount of gear and clothes. We are working hard on the nursery, figuring that I might as well make the most of the second-trimester energy.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wesley's First Birthday

Wesley's first birthday had a cars and trucks theme. Andrea (with help from team YKI) did a great job, as always, with inventive decorations and activities for kids and kids-at-heart alike.

The bounce house adjacent to the picnic tent, and the car activity mat.

Wes enjoyed the bounce house, and hang time with cousin Riley and half-brother Dylan.
The Jeep cake Andrea decorated for Wes (before)


(after cleanup)

Everyone else had the chance to decorate individual car/truck cakes, and then it was present time.

Rick shows Wes how to make the motorized ATV go.

All sugared up after cake, Wes did several laps up the stairs, with Shannon and Mark spotting.

Happy Birthday, Moose!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

August Birthday Bash

This year, we hosted the annual August party for Mark's extended family. There are so many family birthdays in August that we always get together to celebrate. We had a festive backyard picnic and pool party, with all the second cousins (minus brand-new baby Owen) as the main entertainment for the afternoon.

Isaac, Lucy, Annalese, and Dylan enjoyed the backyard.

Barbara and Mimi enjoyed Wesley.

Biding time until allowed to get in the pool after lunch.

Dylan was the first to get in the pool. When we asked him if he was panting because the water was cold, he said, " I'm SO EXCITED!!!"

This one afternoon justified a whole season of pool maintenance. We had a blast!