Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A visit from...

the hair fairy!! Burkes hair is usually pretty crazy in the mornings!

I hope this cute little face brightened your day :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mini Vaca

Were in Schaumburg Sunday thru Friday this week. Paul is taking a training class for work. Sunday we explored the area and went for a swim. Monday Burke and I hit the outdoor mall. When Paul got done we had a nice dinner at Weber Grill then went to Ikea. Ikea is within walking distance from us. Today I'm taking Burke to the mall. It's HUGE and has a really nice play ground area. We saw it on Sunday but it was super crowded then.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

15 months

Burke turned 15 months on the 19th so we had his checkup on the 23rd. Dr Moustafa said he's doing great and met all of the milestones.

Height: 31 inches Weight: 24.4 lbs

I've counted 13 words that he can say. He's also starting to sign for 'berries'. He has 9 teeth and 2 more of his molars are almost all the way in. Burke's down to 1 nap a day. He usually sleep for 2 hours. He goes to bed around 7:30 and wakes up around 6.

I'd say his favorite meal is spaghetti with spiral noodles. He loves frozen blueberries and frozen grapes; he eats them every day. He recently starting eating whole apples. He likes to do everything himself so he has to feed himself. Its a bit messy but who cares!

These pictures were from his office visit!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rain Puddles!

Last night after dinner we went outside to take Buddy out and Burke wanted to walk so I let him...Wouldn't you know he went right for the big puddles of water. He loves splashing and so he really got a kick out of jumping in the puddles!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Brookfield Zoo

The 3 of us had the best time at the Zoo last weekend! The zoo was huge and there was a lot to see. Burke would point at the animals when he saw them. The monkeys were very entertaining to him. We went into the children zoo too. He really liked seeing all of the animals up close and petting them :)

On our way home we stopped by Paul's work to see his new office. Burke of course found a balloon there which made him so happy!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Climbing, Visit to Lafayette, and Reghan

Burke can get to just about everything now. Before he would stand on something to get up higher now he just wiggles his way up on his own. He's constantly surprising me!

My mom and I drove to Matt and Courts Tuesday. It happened to be the day that all of their things for Italy arrived (123 boxes to be exact)! We played with the kids while Court checked off the boxes for the moving men.

I started watching our niece Reghan last week. She'll be at our house on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Burke lights up every time she gets dropped off. He really enjoys playing with her.

Labor Day weekend!

Friday evening we went to the Blueberry Festival with Lisa, Nathan and Ethan. The boys rode in Ethan's wagon. We mainly just ate and walked around.

Saturday we went to Valpo to Borders to get a book on baby sign language and ate at Red Robin. Burke LOVED there fries. He kept signing that he wanted more.
Sunday we had a cookout at our house. Sue, Laurie, Jeff, John, Amanda and the kids came. Somehow I lalways just get pictures of the kids...

We had a very nice 4 day weekend:)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Don't give up on us...

I have so many posts I would like to do but it's a pain to do it on Paul computer upstairs because Burke is fascinated by the bright green light and has to turn the computer off whenever he turns it on. So I have ordered a new piece for my laptop so I can update on a regular basis! The removable drive should arrive at the end of this week. So be on the look out; a new post is coming soon :)


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fox Park Concert 8-22-09 (2 post Wednesday)

A big group of us meet at the park to listen to bands play. We stayed for a couple hours. It was relaxing sitting outside and watching the kids play.

Ava and Reghan had their faces painted! They looked so cute

Burke with Papa and Mimi Richards

After the concerts Jeff, Jen, Lisa, Nathan, Ethan, Robert, and Carrie came back to our house for dinner and drinks. We had so much fun. It was nice to hang out with all of them.

(Another new post below!! I've been slacking lately b/c everytime I try to update Burke turns the computer off multiple times and it take FOREVER to post anything But I got it done today!! )