Saturday, September 27, 2008


Okay, so it's not his real birthday yet, but this was the best time to have his party.
Curious George was the theme. How's the cake? It took forever to make. If you look at it long enough, it kind of looks like Curious George. Kind of.

Derek really enjoyed eating the cake too; he made such a mess that he went straight to the bathtub afterwards.

He really didn't know what to think when we all started singing Happy Birthday to him; I think he kinda freaked out a little bit. He loved his balloons, though.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Trip to Michigan

Derek and I got to visit my family in Michigan last week. We both had a grand time, and at the end of the week, Jeremy came and picked us up.
Derek got into stuff, and got spoiled by his grandpa and grandma and aunts and uncles all week long and loved every minute of it. Playing with his cousins was a highlight too.
He sure did miss his daddy though. The look on his face when he heard his daddy's voice over the telephone after not seeing him for a couple of days was sooooo precious! He truly loves his daddy.
This picture requires a slight explanation.
One evening while we were at my parents, Derek disappeared for a short time. Just as I felt one of those mommy-knows-something-is-wrong-because-it-is-far-too-quiet feelings, someone discovered him in the kitchen. He had somehow managed to get the lid off of the bulk Heinz ketchup gallon jug which was empty and sitting on the floor next to the trash can, and picked it up and tried to drink from it like a cup.
This is the result.