Friday, August 23, 2013

Look Who is Walking!!

Such a big boy!!!!

Last week Walker started to take a few steps here and there but wasn't fully walking.  Well a couple of days ago he just started walking further and further and is officially walking!  He prefers to crawl still because right now that is his fastest mode of transportation.  I have a feeling in the next week or two crawling will be a distant memory and he will be walking everywhere.

I love watching him walk.  He gets so excited and has the biggest smile on his face.  I forgot how cute it is to watch them learn to walk because they look a little like Frankenstein when they walk around so stiff in the legs.  

So proud of himself!

I love watching him go!

Our baby and is quickly losing any sign that he is a baby!  I know he will love being able to keep up with Bennett now.  Guess I need to actually get him some shoes now...I still haven't done that!  I love a bare foot baby especially in the summer, but he wants to get around on his own so shoes are a must!  I love watching my baby grow up!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Back to School!

Yesterday was Bennett's first day back to preschool.  On Tuesday we went to Open House at his school to meet his teachers and they are great!  I am really excited about his teachers and his class this year.

Ready for school!

Walker was excited too!

In his classroom

The first year Bennett went to preschool he took a long time to warm up to his teachers and cried for the first few weeks at drop off.  Last year he never cried but was timid and took a while to warm up.  This year he is still shy, but he is not timid at all and was so excited about school.  He is growing up so fast and it is showing!  I am looking forward to this school year and all the new things he will learn.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Beach Trip 2013

Last week we spent at the beach.  It was so much fun, but a lot of work at the same time.  Going to the beach with two young kids is no joke!!  Bennett had a blast and loved everything about the beach.  Last time he was there he was only 20 months old so he had no recollection of the beach, but now he won't stop asking when we are going back.  He has asked every day if we can go back. Walker did really good considering his age.  He was content to hang out under the beach tent and play with the buckets and toys.  He ate his fair share of sand, but he liked it so I just let him go with it!

We loved the area we stayed in and will be making this our yearly beach destination.  We are already planning our trip for next year!

Here are a bunch of pictures that sum up our trip.

Fun day at the pool

Having fun playing with the water in his bucket

Beach bum

Bennett loved swimming in the ocean

Digging in the sand

Snack time

My precious boys!

Most nights we would just walk to dinner.  Everything was within walking distance to where we were staying, so if we didn't want to get in our car we really didn't have to.  It made getting around really easy with the boys.

Cutie in his new shades!

Eating ice cream at Sugar Shak

He loved this fountain we had to visit it everyday!  Some mornings Bennett and I would go on our morning walk alone and hang out here.

Sweet boy hanging out on the lawn in front of our condo

Our good friends Luci and Jemel were staying close to where we were, so we met them in Seaside for dinner one night.

Eating frozen yogurt

Crawling all over the lawn

We tried most nights before we went out to get a good picture with the boys.  It rarely worked!  Here are the best ones.

Doesn't Bennett look so happy to have his picture taken again!?

All in all it was a great family vacation.  I really cannot wait to go back and enjoy another week on the beach with my boys!