Wednesday, May 21, 2008


We were able to go to California this past weekend and it was a much needed vacation. Michael had a job interview (still waiting on that...) and we got to visit his family and my sister, Andrea, and her family. Mikey actually slept better at their house so I was able to sleep in and we got to have four days of Michael being home. Mikey really loves his daddy more now than he did before. It's really cute.

Try and ignore his everpresent drool and notice the shirt he's wearing. This was Michael's shirt when he was three. I guess clothes were tighter back then : )

Mikey turns one in a little over a week and so his family threw him an early birthday party. It was pretty exciting.

This is Mikey after a couple bites of cupcake. He ate the whole thing with two fingers. Very neat and almost clean.
Chocolate cake face.

We eventually moved him onto the floor so he could make a little mess.
This is Mikey's cousin Bradley. As he is showing you in the picture, he is three. He has gotten so big, it was crazy to see how grown up he was!

This is my sister's baby Elizabeth. She is such a pretty little girl. It's fun to see the differences and similarities between her and Mikey.
Mikey and Bradley
All three cousins
Andrea and I and our babies. It was really fun seeing her so much. I have really missed her being in Arizona. We talk every day so it was fun to actually spend some time together. We even got to go running. Hopefully this will be a regular thing if we move.

Mikey had his first taste of watermelon too. He loves fruit. He'll eat strawberries, watermelon, peaches and bananas all day long.

Mikey likes playing on couches. He'll run along them and play tag and hide and seek. He is his happiest during these games.
Mikey popping up to say boo for peek a boo.
Mikey got a foam sword for his fake birthday. I didn't know how he's act, but he loves it.
This is Mikey's new way to play peek a boo. He'll look for us through his legs. Sorry about the red eye in some of these pictures, I am too lazy to fix them before I post.
Mikey has been a standing fool lately. He hasn't walked yet, but he'll stand up every ten seconds or so and clap for himself. We are loving it.
And he's up!
Here's some video of the little gus standing up. I think he'll be so happy when he can walk. We're working on it.


Cody, Lacy, & Mya said...

Hey Tara!
Its Lacy Jensen!
I came across your blog and wanted to say hi! Your lil boy is so cute! If you want to email me your email address I can add you to our blog. Our address is so let me know! I'd love to hear from you!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how fun. I'm glad you got to see all the family.

Mikey sure is cute!

The Over Family said...

Hey Tara, what a cute, LONG post! :) I love all of the pictures! Little Mikey is so cute! He is looking older and older every day. And he'll be walking before you know it! I hope that you guys move back here so that we can spend a lot of time together on a regular basis!

Esther said...

Mikey is so cute! I can't believe that he is almost one! That is so exciting! If you end up back in California we would love to see you guys! We need to see Andrea and her cute family too! Hopefully you will hear good news about the job. Good luck!

Nolan, Ashley, and Thomas said...

That is so exciting he is almost 1! I bet he'll be walking in no time. That's huge to be able to get to standing without the help of anything else. I hope things work out for California, it is so nice to be close to family.

jennzech said...

How cute! He's adorable. I can't believe you have an almost-on-year-old.

Angie said...

Looks like a fun trip! Mikey will love being able to have two parties (and two cakes!). Your family is darling. :)

KELSIE said...

oh he is sooo cute. he will be walking in no time. if it makes you feel better jordyn can't lift her self up like that. she has to crawl to a couch or a wall. but she is getting there. it just takes all of her breath away to do it..

Erik and Katherine said...

Tara! I came across your blog somehow and wanted to say hi. Your little boy is just darling! I Hope everything is going well for you in Arizona. My sis just moved there but I'm not sure how close Phoenix is to Mesa.

Andrew and Kristin Briggs said...

So cute! He looks so happy and proud of himself. He is such a cute baby. I love it!