Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Have you smiled today?

They say laughter is the best medicine I would have to agree. How about you?
It has taken me forever to get a picture of him smiling. Everytime I pull up the camera he stares at it. Hopefully, this will be the first of many. He is 7 weeks old.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Going To See Nanny

Nanny & Anderson

Nanny (as Sydney call her we call her Gram) and Anderson have finally met. I waited awhile for him to be a little older with her living in a assisted living home. Althou
gh, I am not sure either of them will remember it was nice to get a picture of him with his great grandmother.
Aunt Pat talking to Anderson about his weird family.
Sydney getting in her time.

Our cousin Chris & Syd I really like this one.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fourth of July

To continue on with our trip north for 4Th of July. We were at Grandma Marysue's house. Which was a work weekend on the house & yard. Well not for me because of the baby. Hard to do anything when you are running around holding a baby. (My Uncle Lou said next time I will have to do double to make up for it.) Many things were accomplished from cutting down trees & burning them, painting, staining decks, taking out electrical wires & many other things there was a long list. Sydney was a trooper & helped alot. And there was no complaining until I told her she had to get out of the creek & get ready for dinner.Syd & mom working the wheelbarrow
Like their rubber boots?

Child labor laws what are those?

Gunner & Angus helping clear the brush.Syd & Anderson goofing off.

Playing in the creek after working hard.

We had a really nice family picnic also. Luckily cousins James & Parker came with Uncle Bill & Aunt Cathy so Syd had kids to play with. Uncle Ralph, Aunt Susan, Uncle Lou & Aunt Sally were also there. Everyone got a chance to eat good food, catch up and play some games. James, Parker, & Sydney in the creek.

Aunt Susan & Syd playing lawn darts.Another game not sure what it is called. You have a rope with a golf ball on each end. You try to get them on 3 levels that give you different points. It can be quite challenging because the other team can cancel you out. Aunt Susan & I beat everyone. Yeah us!!

Aunt Cathy & Anderson

Anderson got to meet & sit with all his other Aunts & Uncles. He was a good boy and enjoyed himself.

Catching up

Well I have not had a laptop for a couple of weeks. The power cord went bad on ours & we had to order a new one. Our other computer is in the basement which sounds crazy but it is dry & really cool there in the summer. It does make it hard to be on the computer & see what Anderson is doing. So I will now be catching up on things we have been doing starting with the rest of our Fourth of July trip.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Shhhhhhh...were hunting squirrels!

Last Thursday about mid morning, I decided to leave on our weekend trip a day early. Anderson had napped so well in the A.M. I got everything packed and decided to leave after his lunch and head north. Our trip up was really great! I will not even complain about the rain. I was just grateful both kids were good. Anderson slept the whole way and Syd watched out the window. She has decided that she likes sitting in the middle seat next to her brother because she gets to have the air directly hit her. Other than the occasional are we almost there she was good too.

Once at Grandpa's we visited, ate some dinner, then headed to Olean for our squirrel hunt.
Twice during the day Syd asked if we were going to the town with all the squirrels. I will blame this on my Dad because he has drove her around Olean to look at the different squirrels. I know some of you are thinking why are there squirrel statues around Olean. I wonder the same thing too. So here is what I have found it is called Woodland In The City. They are a non-profit organization that showcases local artists. The money raised is to fund a museum for children. They have 26 squirrel statues around Olean. We saw between 10-15 and took pics with 5. I told my Dad it was his job to get the other photos with the squirrels.
Syd's fav "Ronald McSquirrel"

I do not remember the names of the last two. It was just too much squirrel knowledge for me. Syd is going to Grandpa's for VBS later in the summer will see if she somes home with anymore photos.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Little League

Sydney has finished another year of little league baseball. Next year if she decides to play she will have to play girl's softball. Steve & I always joke she won't like it as much. Because she would rather play with the boys.
She was much improved from last year. During her last game was one of the few to get a hit & get one base with one of the better teams in the league. She actually scored too. She even volunteered to catch at a bunch of games crazy girl!