Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday Lunch at Chipotle

Ivan enjoys chewing on his shoe. Can you chew on yours?

Want to try his? Ivan likes to share.

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Pulling Up

And he's wearing what is probably his last "baby" outfit. They only go up to 12 months after all. The last monkey on his bottom.

High chairs are so useful!


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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tigger is Fast Food


On the go.


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Monday, February 25, 2013

Nine Months: Oh Dear

Ivan pulled the vent out with the deflector-thingy. Is anything else safe?

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tromping Through the Snowy Woods . . . Sort of

Now that C, Ivan, and I live back in M town, we try and visit C's parents (and our dogs) every weekend.  Sometimes we don't make it quite that often, but we always have a great time when we do!  And Ivan is the luckiest little guy ever, as he has two sets of adoring grandparents (and SO many dogs) very close!

In these photos, C parked the truck with a loaded trailer at the entrance to the driveway, so we all walked down to the house!

 The Jeep is finally home! Along with other . . . stuff.

Not asleep, but definitely cuddling with Daddy.  The snow was bright!

Boy & His Dog

Bella & Ivan face to face.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saturday at McAllister's

Gramps & Ivan.


What's Nana doing?

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Where Do You Want to Go?

I can't figure out where Ivan wants to go so badly that he's trying to climb into his carseat. Funny boy.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Trucking & Standing

Ivan spent the day in PJs, but they didn't slow him down - he's been pulling up on the couch. Sometimes he turns to make sure someone is watching. Oh, and he's sure he doesn't need to hold on to the couch with both hands, but he does.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Standing Dude

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Grocery Shopping

I'm not sure why Ivan's head looks as big as mine. We got some organic cheer.ios! And yes, I think Ivan is almost too big for the B.aby B.jorn, but he was happy for an hour, so . . .

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Fun with Friends & Family

Well, this morning began early. Ivan and I had to take Abby (my parents' dog) to the chiropractor about 40 minutes away. Thankfully, sister B agreed to meet us. Hyper wiener dog + unhappy Ivan = not fun, but with sister B, we had man-on-man defense going and it was all good. We all came back to M town, regrouped, and headed downtown. Ended up at the coffeehouse, Swiss chocolate gelato, Italian sodas (raspberry cherry for me, strawberry peach for her, & Ivan stuck his fingers in the gelato while I wasn't looking), & A FRIEND!

So awesome to run into her! And even better, this is B, and she spends enough time with our family that she knows sister B & me & she adores Ivan. We enjoyed an hour or so with her and all of our sugar.

Then back home to let sister B change a diaper and have a talk with Ivan:

*Later this evening, my dad called from AZ (where he & mom were) and let me know my grandpa passed away. He will be terribly missed - he was known to be a joking, happy, ornery man. Sister B and I are so lucky that we have an abundance of awesome memories of Grandpa H. I'll find some good photos for all of you soon. I can't help but smile even thinking of him - that's how great he was.

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