April 29, 2014

Porter's Very Own Photos

Recently, Brian and I bought Porter a tough-proof digital camera. It's waterproof, shockproof, dust-proof, and freeze-proof, all necessities for a 4-year-old boy! After a quick tutorial, Porter was off taking pictures of the world around him. It's taken some practice and a little help from his mom, but Porter has gotten pretty decent at using this device all on his own.

Porter the Picture-Taker

Sitting Under the Table

Who needs toys in the house when you have a table you can sit underneath on the porch?

Under the Table

Check out the video below:

April 27, 2014

You Guys Are So Weird

Check out the video below of these crazy weirdos:

April 26, 2014

Blu's Birthday Treat

In celebration of Blu's birthday, we walked down to our local "barkery," Lola, Cheech & Mooey's, and got her a special doggie treat. She loved every bite!

Happy Barkday to Blu

April 25, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday, Blu!

We love you through and through!

Happy Birthday, Blu!
The elements used in this digital scrapbook creation can be found in The Shabby Shoppe's "Parker" design kit.

April 23, 2014

Play-Doh Stacker

Stella loves to stack! She stacks all sorts of things including Porter's Play-Doh containers. Although this video doesn't show the true extent of her stacking abilities, it's still rather precious:

April 22, 2014

Working in the Yard with Porter

Today, Porter "worked" in the yard, while Stella and Blu checked on him periodically. It was pretty cute.

Peaking Around the Corner

Check out the video below to see Porter's "grubby and wet" dirt paradise:

April 14, 2014

Stellars on the Porch

Daddy always loves to come home and see his precious, baby girl waiting for him on the porch!

Daddy & Stellars

Here's a sweet, little video of Miss Stella playing on the porch a few minutes before Daddy got home:

April 13, 2014

Happy Palm Sunday

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation,
Humble, and mounted on a donkey, 
Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Zechariah 9:9 NASB

Stella's Fancy Dress

April 11, 2014

Hidden Treasures

Now that the weather is warmer, we've been enjoying family walks each day after Daddy comes home from work. Not only has the time together as a family been good, we've also had the opportunity to take a better look at our new community, and see some of the "treasures" hidden inside.

Orrville Water Tower

April 10, 2014

The Many (Ridiculous) Faces of Brian Stephen

I tried to take a sharp-looking, professional photo of Brian for his LinkedIn profile. These were the BEST of the batch!

Brian Scot Stephen

Good Day for a Bike Ride

What a beautiful day! After being cooped up in the house most of the winter, it is a joy to be outside with fresh air, a warm breeze, and the sun shining bright. Although the bugs won't be out for a few more weeks, Porter is getting ready to catch whatever he can with his new $1 net from Target.

Porter's New Net

We're all trying to squeeze in every second of outside time as we can! Here's Porter getting a quick ride around the block in before dinner:

Porter on His New Bike

Stay Away from Men Like That

Oh, Stella! You should stay away from men like this:

Awfully Cute

Oh, these two...

April 8, 2014

Get that Baby!

Check out the video below of Stella being chased by Daddy:

Porter's First Visit to the Dentist

Porter had a great first visit at the dentist's office today. He has 20 beautiful, shiny and healthy teeth!

Porter's Healthy Teeth

His dental hygienist, Jennifer, was simply awesome. She explained everything to him in terms he could understand, and made the whole experience very fun and enjoyable.

Getting Porter's Teeth Cleaned

Porter even got pictures taken by a camera that went inside of his mouth. He thought that was pretty cool!

Taking Pictures Inside Porter's Mouth

I am so happy with today's visit at Lincoln Way Dental Group in Orrville, Ohio. The facility is gorgeous, the staff is super friendly, and my little boy is looking forward to going back in 6 months to repeat the whole experience. If that doesn't say something, I don't know what does!

April 4, 2014

Chef Porter Strikes Again

Porter made me an early birthday cake out of his old Play-Doh that has gotten hard... and a little hairy. Thanks, Blu!

Mommy's Early Birthday Cake

Porter then convinced me that I needed to light the candles for my "cake", but felt he should be the one to blow them out. Makes perfect sense.

April 3, 2014

No More Crawling

Our baby girl has officially left crawling behind, and she's now walking like it's her job! It's exciting and heartbreaking all at the same time.

April 1, 2014

Silly Stellars

I love Stella's silly side! She keeps us all laughing with her good-humored charm.

Silly Stellars

Here's a random video of the babies being their silly selves: