Monday, July 28, 2008

Visiting Family in Ohio!

We went to Ohio for a long weekend (Wednesday through Sunday) to visit family. Here are some pics from the trip!
Thursday visit to the Longaberger Homestead outside Newark with Great Grandma Embrey (my mom's mom)...sort of a cross between a park and a mall where you can buy expensive baskets :)

Aunt Brie being silly!
Sitting up all by myself!!!
OK, not really...but I'm practicing really hard!

Friday we went to visit Great Grandma Neuhart (My Dad's mom) in our hometown of New Concord.

Friday evening we went to my Uncle Kenny (my dad's brother) and Aunt Pam's house just outside Columbus for dinner. My cousin Lyndsey and Brian had their baby Cohen 6 weeks before Liam was born. It was so fun to see them interact!

Friday night we went to my Uncle Denny (my dad's twin) and Aunt Susan's house just outside Cincinatti (busy day!!!) and spent Saturday shopping and hanging out...I hate that I did not get any pictures that day! Liam was such a good baby the entire trip. Thank you, everyone for such a wonderful visit!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Belly Laughs

Noone can make the baby laugh like James does. I try every day, but he's got the magic touch when it comes to making Liam laugh out loud. This is hands down the best sound in the world!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Liam's first dip in the ocean

Finally, the much-requested video of Liam's first ocean experience!
He seemed not to mind, though I'm sure he'll enjoy it more next year.

First taste of baby food

So he may be a few weeks from really being able to take on baby food, but we decided to give him a little taste last weekend. As you can see, he's not really a fan. He just had his first taste of rice cereal this evening for dinner...again, I think only about half a teaspoon actually made its way down. Eating from a spoon is a completely different ballgame & is so much messier than I realized! We'll just try a little at a time until he gets better at it. He's a good sport. :)

Hungry Baby

OK, so I went back and forth on whether or not to post this video, and I decided to go ahead and do it. I was warming up his bottle and he was not happy about waiting for it. Enjoy!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Family Vacation 2008

We went to Hilton Head for our annual family vacation last week. It was a blast, as usual! Liam was spoiled rotten the whole time, he loved being held and cuddled and played with. He was such a good baby the entire week!

We decided to take a break from our usual offshore fishing trip this year to try was great! The scenery was beautiful and we had a great time...despite my kayak not having a rudder (which made me look like the novice I really was) and my dad taking a spill (the pictures of which I promised would not "end up on the internet"). All in all, it was a great morning!
And here is the little monkey's first dip in the ocean. He seemed not to mind, the water was calm and warm. I'll post some video of the experience soon...

Aunt Brie playing paddleball...OK, not playing anymore, just goofing off. Cool picture though!
Aunt Amy demonstrating a mean serve...
Aunt Brie and "Aunt" Jackie
Liam loves his Uncle Nick!
The best part about being on vacation...sleeping in!

This is the face of a hungry child...Where is this kid's bottle???
Ahh...there it is...
Quiet at last!

More hijinks on the beach for our fireworks show...

A week never seems long enough...and next year's trip seems so far away! It did make it easier to leave, though, knowing we'll be back to HH in October for Kristin's wedding...yay!