Saturday, May 30, 2009

Our house...

is a very, very, very fine house.
1 year ago today we moved into our first house! We love it and are so happy to call it our home.

Green, green grass!

Take a look at that grass! BC has already mowed it twice!
It feels so good on our feet:) Here's Dec checking out the grass, he didn't seem to mind it too much.
Taking a walk around the front yard with dad.

Abigail's Birthday Party

Happy 1st birthday to Abigail Pettit! (Abigail's mom is Kelly Kurtz/Pettit...we did gymnastics and cheerleading together). They moved to Fishers this past winter from Myrtle Beach, so it's nice to have an old friend close by:)
Here's Abigail tasting her first bite of cake. Abigail's cool new slide.
Kelly, Abigail, me and Declan (Abigail and Declan are a month apart...I think he's checking her out!).

Declan playing with Abigail's toy...don't worry, it wasn't a birthday present!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day

We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend up at the lake. BC's family (the O'Rourke side) has had Gem Island in their family since 1889! It's a really cool place that BC grew up going to on Sylvan Lake. Declan got to spend lots of time with his cousins Kylie, Emily and Erin (5, 2, and 1) on the island. He wasn't too sure about the grass though:) He loved going on boat rides and even got to drive with Grandad!

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BC's other grandparents, the Klein's, also live on Sylvan Lake so we spent Sunday afternoon over there with a bunch of the Klein family. It was a really great weekend and nice start to our crazy, busy summer!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I'm 11 months old!

11 months old! We just can't believe it...next month we'll be celebrating his 1st birthday (I really hope this month goes by slowly because I'm just not ready for him to be 1 yet)! Some of Declan's favorite things to do right now are to pull down all of my towels in the kitchen, empty out dad's sock drawer and look out the window. He spends so much time watching what's going on outside, it's so cute to sit back and watch. He's starting to try to stand and balance on his own, but hasn't taken any steps yet. He loves it when dad gets home from work...he crawls at top speed to see him:) And he's finally sleeping more! He's only getting up once (sometimes twice) a night to eat, which is wonderful. He's been spending quite a bit of time in the pool and is getting ready for swimming lessons next month. He's weighing in at 23 lbs, which is kind of surprising for as much as he moves around. He enjoys our daily walks and is still such a happy guy:) It was tough getting these pics, even with dad's help!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Watch this!

Here's Declan showing off a few of his tricks!

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

My first Mother's Day

So today was my first official Mother's Day (last year only half counts since I was still preggers) and it was fabulous! It started off with a wonderful mass, followed by a great nap from Declan while Dad cooked me breakfast. We then changed into old clothes that could get messy (BC wouldn't tell me why) and then it was off to my surprise afternoon! We drove up to Broadripple where we went to Kiln Creations to paint some pottery (BC always plans awesome things)! We picked out a cookie jar (I think this was a ploy for me to bake more cookies) and got to work. We painted Dec's hands to put on the lid and he really wasn't too sure about it! He stuck his fingers in mouth right afterwards...mmm, paint:) Don't worry it was non-toxic!

He even helped paint the rest of the cookie jar!
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Here's the finished project! We can pick it up next weekend and I can't wait to see how it turns out:)

After we cleaned up I was off to get a pedicure! I love pedicures and have not had a good one for a very long time, so this was an awesome surprise! Dad and Dec walked around the canals while I relaxed in the massaging chair. Thank you to BC and Declan for such an amazing first Mother's Day. I love being a mom everyday, today was just a bonus!! Love you guys!

Boo's new play place

Most of our kitchen cupboards are baby-proofed, but Declan has found the one's that aren't and can't keep his little hands out of them so I decided to just give him his own cupboard! He keeps a few balls and other random toys in there...oh, and he likes to climb in it to play:)

The green backyard!

Here's a look the progress of our backyard...it has really started to come in nicely. This weekend BC put down some more seed and fertilizer in hopes that it will grow in thicker and greener! He'll have to mown soon we hope:)

Monday, May 4, 2009

No license for the boo!

Our brave guy decided to take his wagon for a little test drive...here's the result!

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Can you imagine him at 16?!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Smarty Pants

So Declan figured this out on his own yesterday! This light up piano used to be his cousin Delaney's, but he's decided to use it as a walker instead!

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Stair Master

Please know that Declan is only allowed to do this when mom or dad are there! Normally the gate is up:) We've only recently let him crawl up the stairs, but he thinks it's just awesome and that he's such a big guy!!

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