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The Picture Update

Trouble. Sweet for sure. But still Trouble.

Where we often find him when he goes missing.

Quiet morning read.

Standing and smiling. We see this a lot lately.

Calzones for dinner.

Some of the calzone ingredients. Also, debuting the new kitchen paint. Now if only the rest of the cupboards would paint themselves already!



Clare showing Mike what a good rider she is while Finn enjoys a ride of his own.

Oh, so smiley most of the time...

Except when he's not.

Clever cooling off technique.

And he's out...
courtesy of the multitasking baby whisperer!

Laughing Boy


Where Does the Time Go?

Around here we are feeling the pressure of trying to document all the new and exciting things the wee man can do. It seems as if he learns a new trick every day. Right now he is really into standing up without support and playing with his toys. He is even taking a step or two. He is an unbelievably fast crawler, he cruises with ease, and he loves to walk behind something like a small chair or stool. Watch out world, the boy will be walking solo very soon!

Weekend Camping Trip

A few weekends back, we loaded the truck full of camping gear and headed out into the woods. Camping with an eight month old is an interesting endeavor, but it was so worth it to spend some time in the mountains. The views were breathtaking. The air was clean. It even got a little chilly at night. Luckily there were four of us snuggled up in our tent so it didn't get too cold. The little man was in the midst of a long teething episode which kept him up for a good part of the night, thus keeping his mama up as well. I got to watch the moon travel from one horizon to the other and hear the calling of several owls, which almost made up for a good night's sleep. The next morning we took a nice little interpretive hike around Sheep Rock. It was a half-mile loop perfectly suited to three-year-old legs.

Sheep Rock Trail

View from Sheep Rock

More trail

Looking down into Hell's Canyon

View and rocks at the campsite

Camping under a full moon

Clare can roll her tongue like a pro!

The freedom of the woods

Family portrait at the campsite

Finn before he tried to eat piles of dirt and tons of sticks