Sunday, April 26, 2009


Baby 1

20 months

Baby 2

14 weeks

We're due October 24th!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Isle of Palms

Our neighbors, Michael and Erin, invited us along on a jaunt to SC a few weeks back. Michael's parents have a house on an island called Isle of Palms which is just outside of Charleston. So, we all packed into their car and made the 7.5 hour drive (9 with two kids under 2) and stayed for a few days.

As you can see from some of the pictures below, it was quite cool on the beach. The temperature actually wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't for the wind. 2 of the 3 days we took him down, Gus had multiple layers on along with a winter hat and sunglasses (which blocked the flying sand as well as the sun).

Scott and Gus (in this super-cool wagon)

Amy and Gus, enjoying the sun

Erin and Matthew in the pool (on a warm day)
Michael and Matthew (on a cold day)


Gus enjoyed having a playmate during our week away. Actually, he mainly enjoyed stealing Matthew's toys, so we spent some time working on that elusive concept called "sharing."

Gus 19 months

Matthew 10 months




One day we took a short trip to visit Fort Moultrie and discovered a small beach nearby. The boys had a blast playing on the sand AND in the water!

Things were great until Gus fell. He hates being dirty (just like his dad!).


One of our last days turned out to be pretty warm, so we headed to the pool. Unfortunately, Gus did not enjoy it. We think he may end up being like his mother, who only swims if the temperature is somewhere near 100 degrees.


We got up early enough one morning to catch the sun rising over the ocean. It was refreshing and beautiful to be out so early, plus Gus made a new friend.


One of the perks of vacationing with friends is free babysitting:) We went out for some seafood and a chance to catch up with an old friend, Mark, in Charleston.


We all spent the morning in Charleston on one of our last days. We saw Rainbow Row, ate saltwater taffy and more seafood, and enjoyed the great weather. Unfortunately, we have no pictures except this one. Apparently, Gus has learned how to pose for the camera.....not quite sure how THAT happened:)

So thanks, neighbors, for a great Spring Break trip!

Thursday, April 2, 2009