Sunday, April 25, 2010

Big Boy

Tonight we went out to dinner at Noodles and Company as a family. Unfortunately, Elijah is kind of past the stage where he will sit in his high chair and be content, so Kirk decided to try out a booster seat. It made him very happy! However, he quickly learned that he could climb up on the table from the booster seat and he had to go back into the high chair :(.

I just thought he looked like such a big boy in the seat. Hopefully we can train him in it before BD2 comes along. I love these 2 boys. Sorry it's's from a cell phone.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Elijah's hair is getting super long and full and I love it.  It's crazy half the time, but if there is someone in his life who can relate to crazy hair, it's his mother.  I'm telling him to enjoy it while it's still cute :).   I spiked it up after bath time is the result.

He couldn't be cuter.
Be proud of your crazy hair, son!
Love those curls in the back :).

Date Night

Last night, Kirk and I had a chance to get out and enjoy some time to ourselves.  It was wonderful! We went to one of our favorite restaurants, Bravo...amazing Italian food...especially the bread and oil! Then, it was a pretty night and we ended it with walk around a pretty outdoor shopping mall in Carmel and a McDonalds carmel frappe which is our new obsession (thanks Pete for getting us hooked!).

Kirk's lasagna was huge...this picture doesn't do it justice.
If I were to make lasagna in a 9x13 pan at home, this is probably how much food there would be.  Even Kirk couldn't finish it...and if you know Kirk, that means it's a LOT of food.
We love our son, but we love time without him too :).

Friday, April 16, 2010


On Wednesday, Elijah and I went to see my friend Kelly and her sweet little boy Max.  Elijah is 5 months older than Max and they are getting to the point now where they are interacting more which is fun. We had a good time with only regret is that I found out that Max starting walking yesterday so we missed it by one day!! Thanks for having us Kel and Max, and can't wait to do it again :).

just chillin.
Well, hello there, Max.
I know this is blurry but this on the ride can tell how wiped out Elijah was from all the playing :).

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Duke vs Butler

Kirk and I had the incredible opportunity to attend the NCAA Championship basketball game last night. It was so amazing...we were obviously bummed that our hometown boys (Butler) couldn't pull out the W, but the game was so exciting that we have no regrets about going! The whole experience was unreal...I couldn't believe how many people were there (over 70,000) or how loud it was or how close the game was.  

Also, we'd like to give a huge shout-out to our friends Pete and Bethany who let Elijah go to sleep at their house and stayed up extra late waiting for us to get back.  Thank you thank you thank you! We owe you one (or 2 or 3).

Walking to the stadium...there were SO many people and streets were closed off everywhere so people could walk.
We're here!
Another view with more people.
First glimpses of the stadium from our seats.  The seats were high, but the view of the court was still excellent...Lucas Oil is really an awesome stadium.
Kirk was geared up and ready to yell loud for the Dawgs!
Bulldogs warming up.
Tip off...there were so many cameras flashing at this second.
Loving our lives.
This is when things were intense...this is the final Butler huddle...I would love to know what Brad Stevens was saying to them.
You can kind of see the was 60-59, Duke was ahead with 13 seconds to go and Butler had the ball.  Kirk and I were literally shaking at this point.
Sadly, the bulldogs couldn't pull it out but they played an awesome game and proved that they deserved to be in the finals.  We will most likely be attending more Butler games next year! We love that team :).

Kirk's New Big Thing...

For the last several weeks, Kirk has had an incredible itch for an electric guitar.  He has researched the best kinds, he has watched instructional videos on youtube and he has gone to all the local music stores for information.  Well, he satisfied his desire on Saturday...and here he is with his new love.

Teaching himself the lessons in his music book.

So happy!
Elijah sits in his new favorite spot to listen to daddy play his new favorite toy.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter 2010

We had a wonderful morning celebrating the resurrection of our Savior!  Our church service was incredibly powerful and we enjoyed worshiping and celebrating with our church body.  I also surprised my boys with their first easter baskets (I guess it wasn't really Kirk's 1st, but first since we've been married) and as you will see in the pictures, Elijah has enjoyed playing with the eggs and eating the peeps :).  Kirk and I are thankful that we have a God who has turned our grief into joy and we pray that our children will someday understand and accept the significance of this day in their hearts!

Elijah just learned how to climb up his slide by himself.  He is proud as you can tell.
Look at me!
Happy Easter, monkey!
I just love his blonde hair.
1st Easter basket = success!
One of those easter baskets is Daddy's!
Kirk's head is cut off, but it's kind of cute anyway.
Super baby!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

This kid loves to be outside.

We have had the most beautiful 2 days here in Fishers yesterday and today.  I have taken Elijah outside both days and he just LOVES it.  Yesterday we went to the park and today I took him down to a playground about a 1/2 mile from our house.  These are definitely the days I wish we had an enclosed backyard where I could just sit and enjoy a diet coke and let him run around without having to worry that he will run into the street, but I will settle for taking nice walks in the beautiful weather and drinking my diet coke while E takes a nap :).  Here are a few pics from our adventure this morning.

First steps of freedom!
Of course E always finds the one little dirt pile.  Boys will be boys!  I would much prefer the dirt pile to the street, which is where he headed right after this photo was captured :).
He discovered this tire swing and liked it until it knocked him over.
...and forth between the tire and the swing.
He discovered this jungle gym, but had a little trouble getting in it at first.
Then, he mastered it and I quite enjoyed having him a confined space for a few minutes :).
Back and forth across the bridge was a highlight for a while.
When Elijah decided he wanted to head down the hill to the water was when I decided it was time to go home (I was a good mom though and held his hand down to the bottom of the hill and let him touch the water).
But he still got mad at me when I stuck him back in that darn stroller again :).