Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Riding Toy

Here's Levi at the window pushing his cars along the sill all while riding his new toy. A word on his colorful outfit: it was chilly that morning so I put his sweatshirt over his pajamas. As you can see by the second picture, Levi is still mastering the technique of dismounting.

Dump Truck Driver

Fall Fun in the Front Yard

The weather turned nice and warm today so Levi and I spent some time in the front yard. He liked walking around in the crunchy leaves. I had to be on high alert, however, because after examining the leaves and sticks he wanted to examine them with his mouth.

In this picture he's trying to crawl up on me so he can get the camera.

This one was me trying to take a picture of the both of us. The matching expressions were unintentional.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fun Weekend

We had a great weekend and got to celebrate Dad Dickson's birthday again. These three in the picture above are laughing at his gloriously lit birthday cake. There were no birthday candles in the house so we used a tea light. No one is ever going to mistake me for Martha Stewart. Do we get points for improvisation?

Friday, October 24, 2008

TGIF- Levi narrates...

"How about a hug?"

"I'm getting so good at my sippy cup that Mom and Dad have used it to replace two of my daily bottle feedings."

"This time I think I can get my hands on the camera"

"I'm a happy boy."
"Is Daddy home yet? I don't see his truck."

Saturday, October 18, 2008


We went this morning to watch Aundrea and Chuck who were running in the Kansas City half-marathon. We camped out at the 10 mile mark with Joel, Kelly, Ruby, and Ben who were there to see their friend. It was a lot of fun cheering and clapping for the runners. Aundrea looked very strong. Somehow, though, Chuck ran past without us spotting him.Levi was content for awhile to watch the runners while being held by his Daddy but before too long wanted to get down and explore.
This is a picture of the cousin greeting ritual. They are always very excited to see each other. There are many hugs given and Ruby always ends up saying, "Levi slobbered me!!" Ruby especially enjoyed giving the runners high-fives.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I came home from work to find this cutie:
Levi received an invitation in the mail today to his friend Addison's first birthday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Shoes

Here Levi is checking out the new shoes his Daddy got for him. As we've kept him mostly barefoot while he's been learning to walk, Levi isn't quite sure what to make of them. At least, unlike his socks, he can't take them off- well, not yet anyway!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Kitchen Play

Levi loves to be underfoot in the kitchen. He keeps very busy pushing his little cars around, pulling things out of the lower cabinets, climbing around under the chairs, and trying to get into the dishwasher.

The strainer is one of his favorite kitchen implements.

"En Garde!!"

Levi likes to test the durability of the tile floors by banging on them over and over and over with the ladle.

"Hmmm, a little oatmeal, a dash of onion soup mix...mix well with this ladle...Delicious!"

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Levi's Thursday night

Tonight Levi read books with Daddy, tried to help Mama in the kitchen, played with toys, ate dinner, got a bath, then did a little crawling around under the kitchen chairs... and posed on the stairs showing off his new pajamas and two front teeth.

He drank up a bottle and is now sleeping in his crib.