September 28, 2010

Visit with Baby Anderson!

Cara and Andy welcomed Anderson William Barfield to the world on Monday, September 20 at 4:40pm. Jon & Cathy arrived on Wednesday night for a 2 week visit. Grandma & Grandpa Swanee were traveling back from Tybee Island so they decided to stop for a visit and to meet little Anderson. We had a nice dinner with Barfields on Friday night. Of course, Elle and Jensen couldn't get enough of each other!
Anderson is doing really well! He's a healthy boy with a great appetite and a love for sleeping! He's been a perfect little angel!

September 27, 2010

Jensen & the jumpy!

We took Jensen to his first birthday party at a jumpy place yesterday. He had the time of his life! There was a small area for toddlers under 2 and he went up and down the slide a dozen times! Looks like we'll have to make this a regular event:) After all the fun, he was ready for a bath and bed last night!

September 20, 2010

Atlanta Zoo

Joe is on fall break this week so we spent the morning at the zoo.
Jensen loved running around and seeing all the animals!

Checking out the gorillas!

He loved the goats at the petting zoo!

September 19, 2010

Feeding Bailey

Jensen loves to feed Bailey her food piece by piece!

September 18, 2010

Jensen's first pony ride!

We went to our friend Baylee's first birthday party today. There was a pony there and all the kids got to take rides on the pony! Jensen LOVED it!!

18 months old!

How is our little man already 1 1/2??? He's so much fun right now! Although as parents, we often feel challenged, we realize Jensen is continuing to learn how to communicate and experiences frustration because he can't tell us what he wants or accomplish what he'd like. He's learning everyday, as are we!
His vocabulary is increasing daily - mommy, daddy, Bailey, ball, flower, football, tree, sky, nose, truck, milk, more, uh-oh. He's continuing to sign - more, please and thank you! And he's understanding more relationships - cars go vroom, dogs go woof woof, cats say meow, cows moo, he remembers the corner where the goats live, etc. It's so much fun to watch him grow, learn and understand more everyday!
Last night we were out to dinner with Grandma & Grandpa Swanee. He grabbed a napkin from the stack and gently patted the sides of his mouth repeatedly! It was so cute!
Last week, his school began transitioning him to the Toddler room. He's spent the past few months in the Pre-Tod room. In the Toddler room, they have more circle time and will spend more time on the alphabet, counting, etc. We've loved every room and teacher he's had so far and look forward to his move into the next room.

September 17, 2010

Go Hawks!

We went to watch Hillgrove play South Cobb on Friday night. Grandma & Grandpa Swanee were in town so they got to catch a little Friday Night Lights! Andy, Cara & Elle met us at the game (because Anderson has decided to hang out a little longer!). Unfortunately, it wasn't a victorious game, but Jensen and Elle still had a great time! They had so much fun watching all the action and cruising through the stadium. Elle made sure she always knew where the duck (hawk) was and that Jensen was sitting as close to her as possible!

September 16, 2010

So much fun!

We were playing outside this morning and I got a few cute pictures of Jensen! He's obsessed with being outside right now!! He loves to cruise around, throw the ball to Bailey and explore in the yard. Everyday is something words and new discoveries!

September 4, 2010

Trip to visit Grandma & Grandpa Swanee

We spent a great 10 days in Western NY visiting Grandma & Grandpa Swanee. Of course we hit the coldest week of the summer, but it was a nice break from our summer heat! As you can see from the pictures, the week was all about being entertained by Jensen. Since we've returned from our vacation, I've spent some time readjusting Jensen to reality. Either he was spoiled and received nonstop attention (quite obvious that happened!) or he's approaching those terrible 2's too soon because he has been testing all limits this week! I guess it's time to read up on discipline!!

Lakeside dinner at The Surf Club

Mr. Happy!

Swimming at Moonbrook

Playing down in the "jungle!"

A trip to the Erie Zoo

Erie Zoo with Kirstin, Oscar & Judd

Jensen loved the toy car!

Swinging at the lake

The Vikings

A boat ride to The Italian Fisherman for dinner

Jensen driving the boat with Grandpa Swanee

Got to see Great Grandma Swanson & Anna Rae -
Jensen got lots of attention at Loyalton:)