Besides twins, this is most likely as close as I'll get to having two babies in the house simultaneously. It is pure joy and total insanity...all at the same time.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Silas Creed- 6 weeks old
Marybeth, these pictures are for you.
I'm trying and trying to get a good picture of Silas' blue eyes but I just can't seem to do the beautiful blue justice. They are a true blue though...these babies ain't changin'...much to his mother's delight =)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
We had a picnic and played at the local pool for a couple of hours last Saturday. Thought I'd post some of Riley's action shots. He is jumping and diving off of the diving board, with no help! Upon jumping in the water, he kicks to the surface and swims to the side all by himself. We are so proud of him. He has only had two weeks of swimming instruction (over a year ago). We're sure what gave him the confidence in the water is our above ground pool in our front yard. It's only 4' deep so he can touch...but it's deep enough for him to dive for toys. With just playing in the water every afternoon, he has taught himself to swim.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
A week before Riley was to turn five years old, he asked me in all seriousness...
Riley: Are you going to hang the birthday banner for me?
Riley: When I wake up, can there be blue balloons everywhere?
Riley: Will you be standing in the living room, waiting for me to wake up?
Riley: Will you have baby Silas in your arms so he can see me wake up too?
Nana sent a mask and snorkel and pool toys for Riley.
This years cake was a dump truck. Complete with a "full load" of oreos, junior mints, M&Ms, pretzel sticks, and licorice.
Grandpa and Gigi delighted their grandson BIG TIME with a brand new 1000 piece puzzle and a whole lot of John Deere toys to go with his tractor they got him a couple of years ago. Riley has enough equipment to have a hay farm of his own now. And he's the only five year old I know who knows more about big equipment and the process of growing, cutting, baling, and selling hay than most adults.
Friday, September 3, 2010
One of my farmer friends from Floresville gave little Silas a birthday present.
...baby Silkie chicks!
And one of them was still in the egg, ready to hatch at any moment.
In addition to our 26 hens, we have added 9 little Silkie chicks to the flock. They are adorable when fully grown...all furry and small and cute. Plus, they have miniature but yummy eggs.