Sunday, May 31, 2009
Today, all my doubts have been put to rest. I asked Michael to get his ball, and he looked around for it. When he found it, he picked it up and threw it to me. I picked it up and said, 'ball'. He looked at me, thought for a second, and VERY deliberately said 'ba'. Every time he threw me the ball, I would say it, and he would repeat. Now THAT is a word!
But guess who was at work? Poor old Daddy. Guess I still haven't won the battle.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Dad came in that night while we were discussing our plans of how we were supposed to go hiking the next day if Michael didn't have his carrier. Well, ask and you shall receive! He whips out a brand new baby backpack carrier! FAR superior to our $4 yard sale find (although it has served us well). This thing is like the Cadillac of backpacks, so of course we had to try it out this morning. Here are some shots out on the trail:
Friday, May 22, 2009
This weekend we went to Kentucky to visit Grandma, Grandpa, Mamaw and Papaw. Michael's already been busy helping Grandma cook, checking out Mamaw's new house, and playing outside. Here's a few candid shots from day 1:
Ok, so maybe he didn't help her cook. Maybe he just helped lick the bowl. :)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Initially, we were very shocked at the news...New Jersey??? Really??? This time, we didn't get any say in the matter either, they just kinda told us where we were going to go. But after the news sank in, I think it will actually be ok. We will be less than an hr. from the beach, 30 min. from Philadelphia, 1.5 hrs from NYC, and 3 hrs from our old stomping ground in DC. If we get bored out there, it will be our own fault. AND Marion will have the weekends off up there...YAY!!!
Change #2: Selling our house in DC
We are still sitting on the townhouse in DC that we were unable to sell before we moved. We have since put it back on the market, and have an offer on it!! However, we are fighting with the Homeowner's Assistance Program, who is assisting us in getting rid of this house, on timelines, so keep your fingers crossed for us!!
Monday, May 18, 2009
We discovered that the aquarium is acutally part of a bigger area in Newport called Newport on the Levee that has lots of neat shops and restaurants. So we decided to stop and grab lunch at Johnny Rocket's before we headed to the aquarium. (Best chocolate peanut butter shakes EVER by the way!) The waitress gave Michael a cook's hat to wear while we were there, and he at least kept it on long enough so we could get pictures!
Gotta love family days....we don't get many.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Actually, I am going to switch over to posting on this site, since it is free. For those of you who have missed Michael's first year, be sure to catch up by visiting our current site: www.totsites.com/tot/powelljr
The subscription is getting ready to expire and I'm too cheap to renew it when I can use this one. :)
So change your bookmarks on your computers (I know you check on us everyday!)...and be sure to check in regularly at our new site...there's TONS going on right now!