Monday, June 25, 2012

Best Friends



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I just LOVE how close Porter and Duke are. Porter is always looking for his dog. He loves to cuddle him, pull his tail, bite his ears, feed him food, and climb on top of him. Duke is a champ and lets it all happen without getting irritated. These two are so cute together.



                         Porter learned quickly, that dropping food on the floor brings Duke over. 




April 2012

Easter

The Easter bunny made a stop at our house this year!


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This year for Easter we went to church with my parents, and enjoyed a nice family meal afterwards (I brought the eggs). My parents got Porter a cute Easter basket with a book, outfit, and ball.




After my parents house we had a second Easter meal with Scott's family. Brent and Andrea had great food and a fun egg hunt for the kids afterwards.




March 2012

Porter's 8 months old and is now a crawler...and hard to keep up with.

His favorite place to crawl is in the laundry room to be with the dogs. Every time I turn around, that's where he's headed.


He also has his first tooth...the bottom right. Of course I forgot to take a picture of it, but I made up for it with these cute ones.





February 2012

We have a scooter! Porter started scooting on Feb. 3rd.

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Now I can't keep him in one spot...


At 7 months Porter started to wave hi and bye, started eating solid food, and could even grab a few things to feed himself.

He LOVES bath time...


and falls asleep on most car rides.


Baby Food

Porter started eating baby food at 6 months. He's not a huge fan of peas, but he does enjoy carrots and sweet potato. He'll gobble down any fruit, but his all time favorite is banana.

I love my baby bullet. I'm able to make a month worth of food for him and store it in the freezer. It's cheaper, and I know exactly what I'm feeding him :)

January 2012

We took the trailer out to Lake Cachuma to ring in the New Year. It was our first time coming to this camp site and it was beautiful! They had hook ups right next to the lake. Every morning Scott got up early to go fishing...with no luck. We did a few hikes around the campsite, and played board games at night.




The first day we drove in to Solvang. I think this is the cutest little town. We ate breakfast at Paula's Pancake house. Their Danish pancakes are to die for. I think we'll make it a tradition to eat there every time we're in town. We walked the streets and went into some of the shops. We also found a replica of the "Little Mermaid" statue. When we were in Denmark the real statue was on tour in Japan...so we made up for it by taking  picture in front of this fake one. 


We also went to Santa Barbara for a day. The beach was so pretty and there was an outdoor market along the road. We were also able to tour the Santa Barbara Mission. I learned that the book "Island of the Blue Dolphins" was based on a Native American that was brought to that mission and is now buried there. 



It was so much fun spending family time together, the perfect way to celebrate a New Year.