Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The past few days

Ryan scored front row tickets to a Grand Rapids White Caps baseball game. This is already the second game Andrew has been to in his short life. We took our chances bringing him since it was so hot & humid, and the game started at his bedtime.

Proud Daddy with his son














Having fun














Andrew hates wearing hats so we did our best to get a quick picture of him in his Detroit Tigers cap & t-shirt (notice the thumb in the mouth...he is fading fast!)














Taking a rest on Daddy














Revived for a short time when we gave him cotton candy :)














Now that Andrew is walking, there are so many more things for him to get into around the house. We are always amused as to what trouble he will find next and learning to pick our battles as a result:

This is a no-no on so many levels!














And this is a battle I can't win. Everyday the pj's that I nicely fold and put away end up on the floor. Oh well. When I see that sweet face I just have to laugh and shake my head.

Friday, July 22, 2011

15 month stats

At 15 months, our dear boy is off the charts for his stats. He weighs 30 lbs 2 oz which is about the 105%, his height is 33 1/8 inches which is 100%, and his head circumference is still way off the chart. He seems to be hitting all his milestones right on target. We are so proud of him and feel fortunate to be his parents!

Monday, July 18, 2011

summer fun

These first few weeks of July have been awesome. The weather has been great, and we've been spending a lot of time with friends and family. Here's a few pictures to share:

He LOVES to spin this pinwheel. But this time he actually dropped to his belly to spin it. I thought that was hilarious. What this boy won't do to spin some sort of wheel :)














Enjoying a 'new' car given to him from his VanderKamp cousins. It's been a hit!



















We've done lots of swimming thanks to a few friends with pools. Andrew seems to like the water which is great. He loves to splash in the shallow end, and being carried by his Dad into the deep end.


















His favorite pool trick is to have Ryan sit him along the side of the pool and then Andrew falls in. Ryan did this so many times in a row that his arms started to hurt!



















Lookin' cute in his new bathing suit. Also trying to eat a cheese puff in one bite



































These next few pictures we are at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Here he is clapping for the daisies














An action shot of him running towards me



















Andrew's own personal heaven: a giant wheel to spin!



































Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Reign of Terror

Has anyone seen my "Office Space" DVD anywhere? Here's your clues: It involves Andrew and a paper shredder.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Andrew's Tricks

Here's some video of Andrew's latest tricks, including "talking". Andrew can say "All done" on command, but doesn't yet know what it means.


video

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

15 months

At 15 months, Andrew has a few more tricks up his sleeve. Here are the things he can do on command if HE so chooses: give a kiss, dance, clap, do 'so big', find his ears, wave bye-bye, make the noise of a lion, shake his head 'no.' Those are the good things. A few bad things he has learned are to push things away violently if he doesn't want them, spit his food out, throw himself backwards into a tantrum. Goodness! We have our work cut out. Some of his favorite activities these days are to open and close doors, spin wheels, and to be loud...neighbors many doors down have commented that they can hear Andrew!

Here we are swimming at a friend's pool on the 4th of July. An absolutely beautiful day!














Stepping in and out of the bathroom (notice the bed-head and the piece of toilet paper stuck to his foot :)



















Andrew in an outfit that his Uncle Matt wore a long, long time ago



















Sitting in a grown-up chair. Too bad this is how accidents happen...