Thursday, November 27, 2008

Up North

John and Owen all bundled up- in their matching coats!

Playing trains with PopPop, the real highlight of being at the "real house"

Unfortunately John has not been feeling well this week, on top of the bark he has had for a month he now has a bad cold with a runny nose. Uncle D and Erin got here last night and this morning was full of fun with their little puppy Mattie. John was so tired that he fell asleep in his highchair during lunch! Poor little guy.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Weekend with the Cousins


Since John was really little people have been telling us he looks like Stewie from "Family Guy" the adult cartoon. You really can't deny the resemblance! I'll try to get some more pictures next time he wears the outfit :) Miss you Daddy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Surfer Dude

John has 1 rash guard shirt already, the red long-sleeved Billabong one he is wearing in many of the beach photos. We knew we wanted to get a few more because they are such great sun protection. I started researching them online, only to find out the the price was high- about $40-60 for toddler shirts!!! I checked the West Marine website, just to see what their price was, and they were on CLEARANCE!!! For only $9.44 each we got John 2 suits the red one for now and a blue one to grow into- doesn't he look like a mini surfer?

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Its short- but here is a sample of John's latest boogy! He is a bit like his PopPop- all over the place!


Itsy Bitsy Owen!!!

John watches Owen's movies on the computer just about every day, smiling and waving back at Owen. Its truly one of the sweetest things ever, I can't wait to get the boys back together next week for some fun!

A day at the beach...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fountain Fun!

Yesterday we were on our way to play at the park after John's nap when we passed by another park with a fountain! I saw a child in a swimsuit playing in the water so we decided to stop. Luckily we had swimmy diapers in the car- John had a blast!!!

While the cats away...

Jeff was out at the boat for a few days, so John and I had some fun! Well, at least John did....
We went through all of John's clothes to see what still fits and what is too small- hes had a growth spurt these past few weeks and a few of the one-piece outfits are WAY too short! He likes my winter hat, and hes been carrying his mittens around all week- ready for the snow in Michigan! (I know that he looks like he is in pain here, but truly this really is his smile these days!!!)

The other day I noticed little hand prints all over the dishwasher and oven door. John is such a big helper, he cleaned them all off (with a little help!)

I was getting a migraine one morning and being the great little guy that he is, John played in the tub- fully clothed, including shoes- for at least 30 minutes! He got in on his own and when he was done he got out. It was such a nice quiet break for me! All I did was take a few pictures and then sit on the floor with my eyes closed!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Knit Cap

I added some photos of John in the sweater too! It is so cute- but a little hot for Florida! Poor guy was so sweaty after he was done modeling!

This beautiful Irish Wool hat was made by a friend of Grandma and Grandpa Goff especially for John. It has a matching sweater which I will have to try on him soon! I was afraid the hat would be too small this winter, but it fits! Guess I'll have to bring it up to MI for Thanksgiving and add it to John's pile of winter stuff!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Yesterday was a beautiful day here in SW Florida so after John's nap we went to one of the local parks to play. Sadly we were the only ones there, but John had a blast anyways! They had a "Tot Lot" that had baby swings, small slides and a car on springs and the whole ground was soft sand- nice!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Today is a historic day. Today I am proud. Proud of my country. Proud of my family. Proud for the millions of voters who came together and voted for a change. No matter your politics- Republican, Democrat, Independent, this was a monumental day in the history of America. Now is a time to move forward and come together in a new direction to create a better future for our children and the World. Thank you America!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fun Food!

John has become such a little man. After his nap every day he has a snack. We are working on having healthy snacks- which is not always easy in 1-year-old land! Luckily John LOVES yogurt. This week I have been giving him some KIX in a bowl with a little yogurt and fruit with a spoon (to practice). I think the best part of this snack is the FUN he has eating it!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Before we left Michigan Gramma Queen gave John a toy magazine to study for Christmas. He carries it around and points at things and looking at us, its hilarious!

Today he gave new meaning to reading on the potty...

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Every night after bath John's favorite thing to do is run around naked. We figured that it would be a good time to introduce the potty, mostly so he gets used to having it around. He laughs as he backs up to it and then plops himself down- sometimes he even makes it onto the seat! (his reverse is not so good yet). There is a picture of me floating around somewhere sitting on the potty in the kitchen, so here is the matching one of John!


I love this sequence of smiles...



AW, finally a nice one.