Monday, January 31, 2011

Grandpa Palmer stops by!

Grandpa Palmer stopped by on a quick trip to AZ!
We showed him our new car,
He brought hats - from my Grandpa and Grandma Morley
And we showed him Oliver's new trick - walking! :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Crib Break-out!

We were playing a board game while Oliver was supposedly going to sleep, when all of a sudden, he came walking into the kitchen giggling! I was so confused - I thought that Ivy must have carried him out of his crib, until we went back to inspect. Here's what we found. YIKES!!Some of the slats had come loose recently, and he must have figured out how the rest. The best part was how proud he was of himself - hilarious! Now, where's the wood glue...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

We went for the SNOW but the best part was the LAKE

The recipe for a perfect day: First, have someone cook you an amazing breakfast.Now, eat it with all your friends.Hop on a chairlift at Sunrise Ski Resort

And don't miss the blue skies and stunning vistas on your ride to the top!As you're swishing down the hill, get passed by your speeding bullet of a son with ski poles in racer position.

Come home to a firey sunset.

Walk out on the dock so you can take it in.

Feel as blessed as can be to be surrounded by good friends in a beautiful place.
Remember forever, repeat as necessary.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Baby Angel

My mom just sent over some pictures we had taken from Thanksgiving.

Somehow he still manages to look angelic even here. Oh how I love that boy!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ivy on MLK

Yesterday, the Kindergartners learned about MLK. Ivy told me all about him on the way home from school.

"Martin Luther King was a very special man - he was the President, just like his dad, who was also the President. He said that you should stop fighting. And he said that white people should sit in the front of the bus and dark people should sit in the back. He was a very special man."

So, yes, in concept, she has mostly missed the point here, but in practice, she is embracing the best of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his Dream.

Wild Animals

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we went to the Phoenix Zoo! We saw:


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Oliver's First Haircut

Sadly, it was time for these beautiful curls to go. Everyone who met him thought he was a darling little girl!

Even when he wore his cool red shoes.

Ivy stood by with a baggie to catch the curls as they fell.

All grown up!
Mom! What'd you do to me?!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


It's Oliver's big day!
We celebrated at home.
We got take-out from "Olive-r Garden",
Skyped with many family members wishing happy birthdays,
And then the big moment arrived - the CAKE!

He started cautiously enough,

Testing the texture,
And then he attacked!

What would we do without this sweet boy adding so much joy to our lives? We love you, Oliver!

Oliver is ONE!

Oliver turned One Year Old yesterday, on January 14th, 2011. Here's a look back at how much he's changed in 12 months.
January 14, 2010 - Oliver is born.
4 days old and in Daddy's hand3 weeks old - Baby Blessing
6 weeks old - soft and new!
Chocolate Mousse BabyFirst Smiles

Holding his head up

4 months5 months
6 months

8 months

9 months old
10 months old
11 months old
January 14, 2011 Oliver is one!