Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Missouri Visit, Part 1

Hi everyone! We are here in Troy, MO. What's in Troy and where is it? Well Troy is roughly an hour north west of St. Louis and it is where my Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, and cousins live. We left at 9 eastern time and arrived at 7 central time after an 11 hour drive. It was a long ride and Toby's first long car ride. He did really well, even though we got stuck behind an accident for 45 mins. We stopped a couple of times to let him stretch his legs. He enjoyed the playground in IL at the rest stop. Once we arrived he quickly warmed up to the great grandparents.

Toby asleep during the wreckage removal on the way to MO.

Today we rested mostly. This afternoon after nap, we went to visit the farm were my aunt and cousin board their horses. He liked the plethera of "kitty cats" over the horses. Once we were their for a little he started to explore the horses. He's my farm boy in the making.

Here Horsey, Horsey

Mama, look at all these cats! This is GREAT!

Katie, I don't like the Horse. Let's go chase cats.

He also went on his first horseback ride. He really like riding with Mommy. We got to ride around the yard and up the lane. Mommy really enjoyed it too, since I'm a country girl at heart!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Wasting away again in.....

Margatritaville. Well at least I was as I resume what has been my summer job for the last five years selling concert tees. Last night was Jimmy Buffett if you already didn't figure that out. :) Me, my brother and my Mom all work at the ampitheathere and we were swamped with people all night. At least the music and the sites were enjoyable. Sorry no pics for you at some of the crazy things people were wearing and doing. I do however have pictures of what Greg and Toby were doing in my absence (I worked 14 hours yesterday!). Greg took Toby to the Good Zoo at Olgebay. They had a great time! I'm glad they got to spend time together since Toby, GaGa and I are leaving tomorrow for Missouri for a week. Here a the pictures Greg was able to get. Evidently, I left the camera with very little memory space and a low battery. Oops!

Wow DAD, Look at all those puzzle pieces!

So this is a Lorakete. I don't know if I like the way he's looking at me.

Stay Calma, it's just a Llama Daddy.

Is this not the cutest picture of my boys?!?!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Today is a very special day for us. Six months ago, Toby was placed in our arms forever! He has grown and developed so much in these last six months. I can't even remeber what life was like before him. He has made our life so special and blessed! Here is a picture from six months ago and now.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Here goes nothing. I haven't been able to get this to work right so I hope this goes through. I made a video slideshow of our favorite Toby pics. Enjoy!

View this slideshow created at One True Media
Toby Slideshow

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Our First Post

Well I have finally done it! I started a blog! We are hoping that this can keep everyone in the loop about Toby, Greg, and I. Now that I'm a SAHM I should be able to post at least once a week about all our going ons.

So here it goes....Toby had his 18 month check up today. He weighs 24 lbs and is 30.5 inches. He's gained 2.5 lbs and 1.25 inches since our March visit. The doctor was very pleased. He also got two shots (which made him and me cry). Our next visit will be in Sept.

Toby also got baptized this weekend on Father's Day. What a great day we had! The weather cooperated with us and we were able to hold the picnic after the ceremony. Toby had tons of fun getting all that attention.

I baptize you....

Tina, Greg, Toby , and Fr. Huber (aka Tina's Godfather)

The whole family

I couldn't resist this one. He's so darn cute!