Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy 18 Months & What We've Been Up To

I cannot believe that 18 months has come! Wow! It's been a FUN and SWEET age on this big guy! ;) He's been quite the active fellow with lots going on...

Playgroups, playgroups, playgroups...

With our new and wonderful friends, Cristina and her two little ones, Jude & Jocelyn...
Fun times in the bath...(and staying HYDRATED on these HOT days)
ANY time with Daddy that we can get!!!! :)
Great family movie nights!!!
Recommendations: The Blind Side (SOOOOO GOOD!!!!), Extraordinary Measures (VERY SWEET!!!!), Invictus (also great!)


And today's entertainment: The 21st Annual Duck Race, a community highlight here in Pulaski County!!!! Russell is sporting his new shirt because he helped 'man' the race for community service hours.

Joshua is one of Russell's new buddies (same training class). He and Jocelyn, his little girl, are helping carry the ducks after the ducks crossed the finish line. (These are decorated decoy ducks, not real ones.)

Joshua's wife, Cristina, and their son, Jude. Cristina has been my best friend here!! We take our kiddos to playgroups, the pool, Bible study and whatever else is available for fun fellowship and play time!!!The ducks at the starting line...

Coming down the river...
The finish line...The river was definitely the PLACE to be today! All of 92 or more degrees outside, and the water was so nice and frigid that my feet were numb in it! :)
Rhys helped Daddy with yummy shaved ice...
I am so blessed with these wonderful men! I'm THANKFUL to have had the day TOGETHER!!!
What doesn't look comfy and fun about this...? Such a sweet father-son bonding time! I can tell that Rhys will have fun on future camping trips with Daddy. (I'll stay home and enjoy the cozy indoors and my girl time! :))

It's been a fun last month, since Rhys made 18 months. Time is FLYING by here in MO, and before Rhys' 19-month post, we should have another little man joining the family. More fun ahead, and we absolutely PRAISE our Lord!!!

4 comments:

Todd, Kristie and Sierra Mitchell said...

YEA!!! I love all of the new pictures!! Thanks for keeping us posted. :) I know Russ is busy, but tell him it will be up to him right after Caleb is born to keep this going. We NEED pictures ;) Love and miss you!

Mama Matteo said...

yay im glad yall had some swet family time. i love the pics of rhys and dont u just love this age.

HB said...

SO FUN! He is the sweetest little thing. I woke up thinking about you this morning and was glad to have an update. I need a SHIREEN/BABY update. Feeling ok? Excited? Ready?

HB

Kathy Pope said...

My how that little man is growing. So, so sweet at this age. Hope all is well there.