Thursday, July 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Papa!!

Happy Birthday Dad!! We love you very much!! We wish we could have been with you to celebrate your 55 years young:)!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

three amigos

The first picture was taken when Lars was 1 week, Luke 2weeks and Will 3 months. The 2nd & 3rd pictures were taken Friday, Lars almost 4 month, Luke 4 months and Will 7 months. The last picture Will and Lars thought we said, put your hand in your mouth.
(The pictures below of Luke and Lars were taken the same days)

Lars is also trying to encourage all his friends to be Cowboys!!

Sharing the Throne

Lars is really talkative in this video, it's so cute! He is trying to tell us "how the cow ate the cabbage"!
Lars is enjoying sharing his chair with Luke! I love that they both fit in there now. I know it won't last long.

Welcoming more friends!

Today we had a baby shower for Melissa McGee. She is expecting her little boy to be here (hopefully, no later than) August 21st! She is the last one in this photo (taken at Lars' baby shower) to have her baby and we are all ready to meet the little guy!
Here she is with Luke and Lars. They are trying to encourage him to come out and play!
We had a great time at the shower! It's harder to get together with all your friends once everyone has kids, so we cherish the moments together even more. It's also much more difficult to get things done when the babies need to eat and be held, so I have to give Karl credit for making most of the food for the shower! We never could have done it without him!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Avery turns 1!

Many of you know our great neighbors Brent and Julie and their two girls, Reagan and Avery. Avery had her first birthday party today! This was her first time having cake, but as you can see it didn't take her long to realize that chocolate icing is a wonderful thing:)!!
I just love this picture of Avery in her new chair!

Uncle Trey took his turn holding our sweet Lars:)! Don't they look cute together!
It's hard to believe it's been a year already! Besides being super excited for Brent and Julie, we found out we were pregnant with Lars the week Avery was born.

Karl's Outfit, Recycled

As if we hadn't already tortured Lars enough today (bath, birthday party, sharing his chair with Funk), we decided it was a good day to play dress up with him.
This outfit that he has on was one of Karl's outfits when he was a baby, at 7 months (Lars is only 3.5 months)! We had to go ahead and put it on Lars now cause there's no way it would have fit him in the Fall, when Karl would have worn it. Lars was such a good sport putting on this winter outfit that nearly cut off the circulation in his muscular guns:)! Doesn't he look cute?!

Whose chair is this?

Garfunkel is showing off his new chair. Wait, Lars is double checking to see whose chair it is again. Yep, that's what he thought, it is his chair, but he will share it with the Funk! :)

Saturday Baths

When we were growing up we always had baths on Saturday and then we got our hair curled in those pink rollers (Lars is lucky he's a boy). I'm pretty sure it's cause we needed to be clean for church on Sunday. Even though Lars doesn't really get dirty yet, some how he always ends up getting a bath on Saturday (among other days of the week). I guess it's a good tradition to start, we don't want him going to church stinky:)!
Even though you can't tell in these pictures, he really loves the bath already. We have trouble keeping the water in the bath cause he splashes so much. He is going to have to move to the real bathtub soon:)!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Simon is the baby

I think Simon must be feeling neglected. He thought if he slept in the baby's bed maybe he could get some of the baby's attention (and toys:)!
He is just too cute! And he won't grow up and talk back, so we will keep him:)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cowboy Lars

Julie bought Lars this cowboy hat so he could be a true Texan from the git'go. We will definitly be doing more photo shoots with this hat, but I thought I would share this one cause it is SO cute!! (totally biased I know:) Next week he starts ropin' !

Monday, July 14, 2008

What you talkin' 'bout Willis?

This is Lars' 'What you talkin' 'bout Willis?' face:)!
Lars passed up Simon a long time ago. I think he has passed up Garfunkel now too!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

New Tricks & My BFF

Lars has started standing when you put him on his feet. He really enjoys getting to stand up tall! He was showing off for the ladies with a little tap dance (his chick magnet t-shirt really reeled them in:)!
He also loves hanging out with his BFF Luke! Luke's dad (Dave) was nice enough to hold them so they could hang out a little tonight.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Whose your daddy?

What do you think? Lars looks like his dad or what!!
On second thought maybe he favors me a little too:)

Karl in black and white. Jessi in color.

Friday, July 11, 2008


This is a link to my friend Katies blog post about our neighborhood:

We truely are blessed to have the best neighbors in Northern Virginia! We have a true Godly community, that supports and blesses each other daily!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Florida here I come...

Lars has decided to skip the whole growing up and getting a job thing. He is going straight to retirement! He's got his palm tree shirt on with his velour track suit pants. 3 months to 70 with no stops!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July in NY

Lars made is first of MANY trips to New York this weekend, for the 4th of July! We had lots of fun hanging out with the fam. We got to see Isaac and Nick win some All-Star Little League games, go see some awesome fireworks, go to the pool, and Karl got to go fishing with Great-Uncle John:). He also belly laughed really hard for the first time, but I was a little too slow with the camera, so we missed it.
Lars really enjoyed getting to meet his crazy DeGarmo Family and he can't wait to go back!!