Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Buddy!

Our little man had his 2nd birthday on October 28th. This year we didn't throw him a party. Some of you will remember last years party and how stressful it was for me. This year was pretty low key. Mike had to work during the day so Vessel and I went to the park in the morning to play.

When Mike got home from work we let Vessel open his gifts. This year we didn't go all out with the toys. We got him some Lego blocks and a remote control dump truck to go with his other trucks. He was pretty content with both.

Vessel's nursery leader and her daughter (our dear friends) came over and presented Vessel with a pillow and blanket they made. There were cars on them so V was pretty excited!

After the gifts we just ate dinner and relaxed as a family. We didn't even have birthday cake!! (We were planning to celebrate with my family on Saturday and having a birthday cake then.)
However, Mike did make 2 beautiful loaves of banana bread, which we consumed like it was cake. Mmmmmmm! My husband is the greatest.

Vessel has brought so much laughter and joy in our lives. We are so happy that he is a part of our family. I really can't believe it's been 2 years since his birth! Happy birthday buddy!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Adventures in Island Park

Spent some time at Mike's grandma's cabin in I.P. recently. A nice getaway and beautiful scenery. We had some good times including chopping wood, building a fire, shooting a gun, feeding fish, using the "privy" and nature walks. Here are some photos of our time. Yes, I know, there are a lot.

Early birthday party for the boy child. Mike's mom was sweet and made a cake. The boy child was very into it. Anything chocolate is his kind of thing. He must be related to me.

Here I am chopping wood like a "real man."

Mike too. Trust me, he's a real man.

The forest was beautiful. But pretty darn spooky at night.

Cute boy actually smiled.

Me and the boy child swinging "spider" style.

Vessel loved the outdoors.

Feeding some GIGANTIC fish from the bridge.

I love how the trees reflect off the water.

Even though it was ice cold, the boy child couldn't resist playing in the water.

Some silly pictures of me and Mike.

Acting like he's proposing to me.

More pictures can be viewed here.

Island Park

The water was so clear you could see all the beautiful plant and animal life at the bottom.

Death of Summer

Nothing but forest...