Monday, November 30, 2009

6 Months Old

That's right...Julian is pretty much getting anywhere he wants to go! In this picture, imagine him starting out somewhere around the blue ring and the star. Then he crawled to the piano to get the red cup! He mostly gets around using the one-arm, army-style crawl. Hey, whatever works.

Also, he has a keen sense of what he's NOT supposed to have. He may not be motivated by his baby toys, but if something ends up on the floor that he's not supposed to have, he moves like gangbusters!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Apples, Apples Everywhere

We went apple picking with our Earthkeeper Farm friends, Rachelle, Andrew and Baby Liam yesterday.

Here's the story: Michigan has too many apples this year, so some companies have stopped picking entirely.

The farm next to Andrew and Rachelle is one of those orchards, and it was abundant with fruit. We had a great time, and we came home with a few apples.

OK, 250 pounds of apples.

100 pounds of Golden Delicious
100 pounds of Northern Spy
50 pounds of Red Delicious

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Spooks

Don't be fooled. The beast looks tame in this picture, but you should hear him ROAR!

My sister, the banana.

Jed and I prefer the minimalist approach.


Owen discovered the joys of free candy this year. At first, I think he thought the whole thing was a little scary. We went trick-or-treating on Brower Lake with Aunt Ginny, Uncle Bob, Spencer and Greta. By the third house, Owen was RUNNING (often he was running in no particular direction and needed to be herded to the door of the house) in excitement.

He's already asking when Halloween will come again and planning for his costume. This morning he told me he's going to be an owl next year. I told him that I think we have some time...

5 Months Old!

Can't you see how much Julian adores his big brother?