Sunday, August 31, 2008

Leif and Jasper: BFF

Jasper Filby Williams, good friend and blog-buddy, had his baptism today and Team Pearson was in attendance at the subsequent brunch.

Finn refused to be photographed (celebrity status and all...) but we got some good shots of Jasper and Leif "playing" together.



Leif swims!

Here is Leif swimming in our yard yesterday. The water was really, really cold!













Monday, August 25, 2008

Our Monday

Today was another beautiful day in Duluth. The boys played in the water table this evening:




































Played on the swings:












Leif loves his reflection:












Alot!:












Here are the boys chillin' out, doing their own thing:












Finn got his first paper cut (while I was taking the photo above):

Sunday, August 24, 2008

No specific theme, just cute photos

This morning it was cool enough that we needed hats for our early morning walk. Tonight there is a frost advisory. I love Duluth!


















Leif crawling away from dad:












Finn enjoying his Saturday:












Grandma and Leif:












Finn trying out Grandpa's motorcycle:












I know it's not baby related, but our tomatoes are looking pretty good:

Friday, August 22, 2008

Finn at Gooseberry Falls

Finn and Mickey went to Gooseberry Falls while Leif and I were camping with a big group of wonderful women and kids. Below are a few photos from the trip.































Sunday, August 17, 2008

Weekend Fun!

This weekend Mickey was at a bachelor party in Wisconsin, so the boys and I went to Grand Rapids. We got to see our great friend, and blog loyalist, Alissa who was in town on her way moving from Prague to Dublin. Go Alissa! It was great to see you! The boys had a blast playing at the lake, going to the fair, etc.

Finn's first fish:


















Carrying water from the lake to the beach:














Helping grandpa with corn:














Finn likes to put his hands in the sand and kick his legs - the beginning stage of swimming! Good job little dude!












Leif also enjoys the water:












We swam in the early morning sun before the world was awake:












One more swimming photo:












On Friday night we went to the county fair. Finn went on some rides and looked at the animals:
















































Leif was too little for most of the rides, but was able to go on the merry go round:
























Finn watering the green peppers. Our garden is doing very well!














Last week Finn went to Nature "camp." Here he is dressed up like a beaver.














Leif is cute too.













Leif won't sit in the bath anymore, so we have to wash him standing up:

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The weekend

Well, this was a perfect Duluth weekend. The weather was absolutely beautiful. We went to the beach, swam in the kiddie pool, took several walks (specifically to see the construction equipment by the park we like to visit), and played outside. It was awesome!

Here is Leif "playing" with Jasper (that is food on his shoulder):












A cute (and rare) photo of both boys:












Finn swimming:












Leif enjoying the sunny weather:

Friday, August 08, 2008

Leif vs. the stairs

Leif crawled up the stairs on his first try this morning. All he wants to do is stand these days. He is not interested in sitting anymore. Here he is on his way up for the hundredth time today:














Here is a photo where Finn is actually looking at the camera:













Leif is always photogenic:

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Cuties

In the last couple of weeks Leif has been proficiently pulling to standing. He can also cruise slowly (for you non-parents, cruising is walking while hanging onto furniture). He stood unassisted for a second today before falling. Our prediction: he'll be walking by 11 months.


















Monday, August 04, 2008

We're baaack!

We are back from vacation. We had a fantastic time, but are happy to be back in our house. They boys were great travelers, but I think they are happy to have their toys and beds back. Below are some more photos from the trip.

Yesterday we went to an insect museum. Finn met Rosie, the tarantula in the photo below. He did not want to hold her, but enjoyed looking at her.














Finn playing in the large scale honeycomb:














Leif being cute:


















The mountain streams were so, so cold (yes, colder than Lake Superior). My feet were numb after 30 seconds, but the boys could not get enough. Below are a couple of photos of Uncle Sam playing in the stream with Leif and Finn.






























One of the only things missing in Duluth is a sushi restaurant. Below is Finn enjoying sushi in Boulder. He enjoyed it (really). He only tried vegetarian stuff.














Grandma and Leif at breakfast in Boulder:














Uncle Sam, Aunt Nicole and Finn reading:














Finn loading up his dump truck:














Finn climbing - he was very adventurous:


















Mom, Dad, Finn, Leif (on dad's back), Uncle Sam and Aunt Nicole in Boulder:














Cute Finn at a park: