Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bath Time Shenanigans

(disclaimer:  mommy seriously needs some picture taking lessons when using daddy's fancy dSLR)  

Friday, June 17, 2011

Quintessential Arkansas

Last weekend we went to the Buffalo National River looking for a place to get the Jeep really dirty adventure.  We ended up at Hawksbill Crag.  

Luke's friend Ivy brought her parents and her dog.    
(And she christened her backpack!)

We hiked out to the "most photographed view in the state of Arkansas".

And took the quintessential family picture.

Luke went fishing for ice cubes.  

Brain freeze.

And was being really silly.

 And cute!  

And then we came home and washed the Luke Jeep.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Growing Chair

4 weeks

8 weeks

12 weeks

4 months

5 months 

6 months

7 months 

8 months 

9 months 

16 lb 9 oz
27 in
- I will eagerly wave at you if you say hi and wave at me.
(well, only if you catch me in the right mood)
- I can clap my hands!  

Friday, June 10, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Yum! Carrots.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

baby explorer

(sorry for the really grainy pics) 
Some moms can't resist cute baby clothes and accessories.
But, Luke in a headlamp...Now that's C-U-T-E CUTE!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Daddy learns to belay

One of our reasons for moving to Arkansas, was for me to be able to stay at home, and work part time if I wanted.  And it conveniently works out that the Soderquist Center, uses experiential learning (i.e. initiatives and ropes courses) in their programs.  In March, the details were finalized and I've been helping out a few hours a week since then.  And it's working out really well for us!  

So why is Matt learning to belay?  Well, the center is very committed to standing by their values: trust, excellence, collaboration, relationships, and experiential learning.  One of the ways I have seen collaboration is learning that several of the staff (CEO, administrative assistants, area directors) are trained in various aspects to help at the ropes course - so they can help out when we're in dire need of extra hands during an event.    

Another one of the reasons Lynette-working-part-time actually works...Luke comes to work with me.  And in this case, while mommy was climbing, Luke was making sure daddy's technique was correct  taking his afternoon nap!