Thursday, June 23, 2011


Gage learned to cannonball in the bath the other day. He thinks he is pretty funny. Sorry for the immodesty. They are in the bath!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WOW...'s been awhile. Expect some catching up with some post dating. Remember, I am one of those weirdos that use this as a journal. We've had the basics: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Plus all the extras: getting sick, vacations, getting sick, moving, getting sick, birthdays.
Now that Gage has a cousin his age around all the time, they get into more trouble then ever. They also have lots of fun. This was on Sunday. Gage was having fun. Getting pictures taken by his auntie Bethany.
Literally 2 minutes later. After the chair Landon and Gage were pulling tipped over on them.
We tried to put ice on his forehead, but he wouldn't let us.
Finally calming down. Gage really doesn't cry that easily, so when he was bawling (with the long pause after the initial cry) we knew it had to be bad. Notice the two goose eggs. One big one and the little one to the left of the big one.
Good view of both.
And once again happy. The bump finally went down but he has a scrape and bruise on his forehead. It was sad. Landon had a little bump, but Gage definitely got the worst of it this time around.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Sometimes we like to play around in bed for a little while in the morning.
Sometimes Jeff takes pictures.

Sometimes it is still to hot to wear to many clothes.
Sometimes Gage makes messes.
Sometimes Gage tries to crawl away when found.
Sometimes he tries to crawl to the camera when he spots it.
Sometimes he gets distracted by something else.
But that’s just sometimes.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Zoo

We went to the Phoenix Zoo on Saturday. The city has a Culture Pass that you can check out through the library. If gives you free admission to different museums and places around the valley. The zoo is always checked out, but we finally got one. Otherwise it costs $18/person. The zoo is not cool enough for us to spend $36 to go to it. We had such nice weather. It cooled down so was only about 85 degrees. And it was their Pumpkin Palooza day. So animals weren’t moving too much, but we still had fun.
Gage didn’t really enjoy sitting on the lion. Even Jeff couldn’t get him to smile. He was a little tired.
As it was the Zoo’s Halloween Celebration, they had a little pumpkin area set up. We couldn’t resist getting some pumpkin/Halloween pictures.
This might have been Gage’s favorite part of the day. He actually got to play with something.
Here he was mad because we wouldn’t let him chew on the pumpkins or the straw.
Gage is funny. He would much rather look at all the people around, then the animals. Although the animals weren’t moving, and the people were, so I don’t know if I blame him.
This lion was posed on top of the rock. He also didn’t move, but it was a great picture. Too bad our camera is small, and kind of old, and doesn’t have much zoom.
I guess Gage did look at some of the animals.
His new trick is turning around in the stroller. You have to have him strapped in, with shoulder straps, or he turns around and says “hi.”
He starts sitting down, but will stand up. Even if we are moving.

And he has found the cup holders. I always store my keys and phone here when we go on walks. It did not take long for him to figure out that there is always something good in there.
Gage gets strapped in every time now. And we enjoyed our walk around the zoo.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Go Cougars!

Gage finally decided to cheer on the Cougars.
He must be good luck because they finally won!

Monday, August 30, 2010

At least it's dead...

When I went to do the dishes this morning, I opened the door and this is what I found...
Look closer and you can see a little better...

Yep, a scorpion. Squashed by the door. Next to clean dishes. Gross.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Doctor Visit

We took Gage for his 6 month check up on July 9. He weighs 18 pounds (66 percentile) and is 26.5 (55 percentile) inches tall. We love our doctor, but the nurse was horrible. She seriously took about 30 seconds in between each shot that he got. He didn't cry for the first shot, he cried for the 2nd and he really was bawling by the last one. Usually the nurses get all the shots finished in about 2 seconds total.
The doctor was taking forever to come see us. So we decided to take some pictures. Gage was having fun with the paper on the exam table. As soon as we took out the camera he just stared at the camera.

Finally a smile.

And back to the paper...
We also took a video of him going at the paper. By the time the nurse came in there was no paper left!