Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our Boo

Declan has been so much fun these last couple of months, 14 months is an awesome age:) Duck and dog are a couple of his favorite words and animals. He loves sitting up on the couch like a big guy, watching Elmo in the morning and he gets so excited when dad comes home from work (he runs to the door when he hears the lock click). Declan's had a great summer at the pool, he likes to climb the stairs to the slide, but it's too big for him to go down it by himself so I ended up going down with him a few times...a little girl told me I was too big for it:) He loves to watch airplanes go by and always points to them. I've been letting him roam around our room while I shower, which has lead to all of my clothes being pulled and thrown out of the drawers along with BC's socks. Oh, and he knows how to flush the toilet now! He's added grapes (with supervision) and peas to the list of food he likes, it's still kind of a short list with no milk on it, it's a good thing he loves yogurt:) His top 2 molars started coming in about a month ago, they're still not totally in, and now one of his bottom molars has popped in...ahhh, gone are the nights he slept from 8:30-6. They'll return, right? He still loves reading books and playing with blocks. I think a bird feeder will be next on our list to get him. We just love him so much and are so blessed to be his parents:)
Don't you just love his new little hat?!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Backyard Fun

Now that our fence is up we have been able to spend more time outside without having to grab Declan before he goes in the weedy empty lot next to us! He has some cool "retro" outside toys to play with...I say retro because they were my nephew Dalton's when he was little and he's now 16!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Eagle Creek Park

Last Saturday afternoon we met up with Todd, Laura and little Bryce for a picnic at Eagle Creek Park. Laura is pledge sister of mine and we hadn't met Bryce yet (he's 9 months old and such a cutie), so it was time to get together! The guys grilled out while we played and got caught up:) The dad's then took the boys to slide...Declan has recently started to love the slide!

Laura, Bryce, Me and Dec

Riding high with dad!

On the slide with Bryce

Strolling with mama

Look at those dirty legs!

Our new fence!!

We've been waiting all summer for this! Last Saturday our posts went up and they came back this morning to finish the job. It will be so nice to let Declan run around outside and to leave our grill out without fear of someone snagging it! It's funny the things you get excited about once you become homeowners:)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Children's Museum

Last Monday Declan and I went with our friends Laura and Mary to the Children's Museum. We had only been one time before and that was a disaster (it was a free day and there were way too many people), but this was a wonderful visit! Declan and Mary had fun roaming around the play area. I love the picture of them at the dinner table and the crib:) She's such a cutie, I think he's found himself a little girlfriend! Of course he found a mower that he clung onto, he even tried to take one from a little girl, and at one point had 2 mowers!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What up dawg?

Declan loves his puppies! He sleeps with the little lab every night:) Yesterday he had all three of them spread throughout the living/dining room and when I asked him where his puppies were he gathered up all three! Dog is one of the words he works so hard on saying and points to every dog we see, so cute. Oh, he's in his diaper because we were getting ready to go to the pool:)


Last weekend we ventured into Toys R' Us (not a place I want to go again) and found Declan a fun new push toy, although he pulls it instead!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Missing Murphy

It's a sad day for the Butler's...Murphy is no longer with us. She will be missed so much. Murph was an incredible girl, I remember the day we got and dad came to pick me up from cheer tryouts (spring 1995) and all I saw were 4 little legs as dad put her down on the ground...we loved her from the day we met her:) She would have been 16 this Valentine's Day. She lived well past her time and her little sister Briggsby is not going to know what to do without her. Love you Murph!

Murphy and Briggs

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mornings with Elmo

This is how Declan watches Elmo:) He gets so excited when Elmo's on and makes the sweetest little "ooo, ooo" sound!!

Your Elmo's are showing!

Pamper's crack me up! Elmo, Declan's favorite Sesame Street monster, is on the back of them and every time he bends over or squats down Elmo peeks out the top:)

Monday, August 3, 2009