Monday, July 30, 2012


Will experienced a few "firsts" during our recent trip.  One of those was fishing!  He was able to not only fish for the first time, but catch quite a few while we were at it!  WARNING:  Picture heavy post! :)

Going out on the boat.

Pops is teaching Will the fundamentals of operating a fishing pole. :)

Touching a fish for the first time.

Reaction after said fish flapped Will in the face as it escaped cousin Kent's grip.

Cousin Simon bravely holding a fish.


Caught one!

Should we have it mounted?  :)

Love these pictures with Pops and Deedee.

Finally was brave enough to stick his finger in the fishes mouth after the face flapping incident.  :)

Too cool driving to smile for the camera.

Cousin Simon enjoying his turn at the wheel.  

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Sprinkler

When on vacation in Illinois, Will discovered the true joy of running through the sprinkler, thanks to his Auntie Holly.  :)  I love the expressions caught in these photos.  They make me laugh every time.  Precious moments that make precious memories.

I love the expression on his face in this one as he looks at his Auntie Holly.  He loves her so much and had so much fun with her.

Okay, these next two are my favorite!  They blindly await the sprinkler and the expressions they have when it hits them are priceless.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

4th of July

This year on the 4th we actually went to view fireworks for the first time since Will was born.  Last year we could see some from our house and he was still frightened by the noise.  This year we went to a parade and the fireworks and Will enjoyed both. 

We did give him ear protection during the fireworks, which made it significantly more enjoyable for him.  :)
I also did a bit of experimenting with shooting fireworks this year, and was happy with some of the results (for my first time at least). :)