Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Showing off his balloon
Probably not the best way to play with a balloon
So happy to have a balloon
Of course the model pose with a balloon
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Alright, now to the trip... we did not take a single picture, sorry. I will tell you about the fun we had and supply links to the fun places we went. We got into Richmond, VA just before 7 on Wednesday. We checked into our hotel, The Berkeley Hotel, and then had to head to dinner at Morton's Steakhouse. Dinner was wonderful! They had our table decorated with confetti and took our picture. We had a steak and seafood special. Spencer got a ribeye and shrimp. I got salmon and shrimp (no I didn't get steak, ew). The hotel was beautiful and right in the middle of everything. We were able to walk to Morton's and then walk around the next day as well.
We got up Thursday morning and headed out to explore. This ended up including one of my favorite parts of our trip. We went to a farmer's market and got a snack for me around 10 or so. Then we sat and ate almost a whole basket of blackberries (ok, I ate most of them). We had such a great time just talking. We talked about favorite things through out our five years, what we want to happen in the next year, what to name baby dos, things we love about Zeke, things we need to work on with him during the next year, how to hold each other accountable to having our time with God daily, what we want to work on in our marriage, and so much more. For lunch, we had Bottom's Up Pizza. It was delish!!! Afterwards, we headed back to the farmer's market to get dessert. They had something called Soul Ice. It was super YUM! We enjoyed it by walking along the canal and headed back to the hotel. I took a nap and Spence watched lots of Law and Order and got into a discussion with Green Peace people (this was located outside of a Starbucks- yes, he can find one anywhere). For dinner we got to go to Carytown where we went to Carytown Burger and Fries. They have been voted to have the best burger in Richmond. For those back in Whitsett/Gibsonville, it was similar to Jack's, and was super yummy! Afterwards, we walked along Cary St. It reminded us a lot of Franklin St in Chapel Hill. Lots of cool, funky stores and places to eat. One weird thing, there were seriously about a million salons. People around there are serious about their hair, I guess. We grabbed some dessert and then went to The Byrd Theatre. This was my other favorite part of the trip. I am not kidding. If you go to Richmond, you absolutely have to go here. Spence and I decided if we lived closer, this would be a weekly activity.
We got up Friday morning, ate at Perly's (no website, sorry). It was ok, your general old diner type place to eat. And then we headed back to our sweet boy!
Sorry for writing so much and there not being any pictures. You can totally use this as a guide for enjoying Richmond though. We definitely had fun and were able to relax and enjoy our trip. Special thanks to Jena-Marie for all the good tips on Richmond.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Zeke has been really interested in climbing everything! The stairs, me, the bookshelf, the entertainment center, his toys... He actually gotten very interested in not just climbing his toys, but trying to scale them. Here are a couple pictures of him on the stairs and trying to climb over his stage toy.
Zeke had his first donut. We went to Daylight Donuts. My personal favorite donut shop. Yes, I like it better than Krispy Kreme, and no do not send me hate mail. We gave Zeke a donut hole. At first I think he thought it was a ball. Then I don't think he really liked the way the sugar felt. I tore it into half and then he liked it better. Please notice how lazy my kid is... he definitely tried to just eat it off the table.
We have blown up our little pool in the backyard. Zeke enjoys the water, but because he is so interested in pulling up things get a little dangerous. It is starting to be too much work keeping him sitting in the pool than it is worth.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
You can definitely be in prayer for all of us. Pray for Spence and I to be able to relax and have a good time in Richmond. Pray for Zeke to be on his best behavior, to sleep well, and to adjust to not seeing mama and daddy. Pray for Abby and Charlie that this will not make them change their mind about having children in the future. :-)
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I don't think this would have been quite so crazy if we hadn't had a scare earlier. Zeke was down for a nap, and Mama, Daddy, Spence and I were downstairs. We heard a big bump upstairs. Spence and I immediately thought Zeke had fallen out of his crib. We have lowered his crib once, but definitely needed to lower it more. After Spence raced up the stairs, and I fell up them. (I have bruises to show for it- yes, please do picture the big pregnant lady falling up the stairs, while trying to hang up the phone- sorry Keva for the yelling) We get into Zeke's room and he has now been wildly woken up by us banging into his room like a group of crazy people. We do not know what made the sound, but we lowered Zeke's crib immediately. So, you can totally get how we freaked out so much...
Here are pictures of my sweet boy with his boo boo.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Zeke is so into walking holding our fingers. We sit across from each other and help him walk back and forth. When Spencer tries to hold onto his hips instead, Zeke reaches down his body to try to grab onto his hands. It is really pretty funny. Spence and Matt took the walking back and forth to a different level the other night. Zeke actually did some steps with out any real support. He has done about 4 steps with out holding on to anything at all probably three or four times. But he quickly falls right over after those few steps. Since this video was taken, Zeke has become even more confident and is trying to walk even more. I think we are about to enter a very crazy time in our lives...
Monday, July 13, 2009
So, we had them over for dinner and to just hang out. What they didn't know until they arrived was that they had to earn their dinner. We made them dress up and go to Chick-fil-A to get free food. It was Cow Appreciation Day so if you dressed up, you could get a free meal. We were able to get everyone free food. We brought the food to our house, hung out, and had yummy icecream pie for dessert.
I am so glad they came over and hung out. We had a blast talking and getting to know some of them better than we did before. Thanks guys for being good sports! Here are some pictures of how the evening went.
Beginning to look like cows...
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Zeke playing in his pool with dad