Tuesday, June 21, 2011

a Happy little guy

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Father’s Day

Happy 1st Father’s Day! 


We also wanted to say …

Happy (Grand)Father’s Day!


Papa Tom


Jo Pa 

All our love. Thank you for giving so much to your families throughout the years.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

All That He Wants

We found out very shortly after Rocco exited the womb that he needs time by himself.  Preferably on the ground by the sliding glass door.  Though starring at the dark basket by his changing mat seems to also engage him thoroughly. 

(Seriously, why did we buy any “baby items” when all he wants to do is look at baskets, boxes, light bulbs or out the window?  Anyway …)  

At fussy points throughout the day I’ll be holding him and attempting to create a happy baby, but to no avail -- wiggle, squirm, bursts of crying -- over and over.  I try this, I attempt that.  I stand, I walk, I sit.  I wonder if I should jiggle or bounce. (oh the genius needed to be a parent!)

Finally I lay him down on his mat in front of the sliding glass window with his binky. 




And he’s instantly quiet and content with arms and legs flailing happily to the beat of his own drum.

What does he look at you ask?


Well, it probably looks more like this to him.


It’s Official …

Rocco found his hand.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

giddie up

Rocco and Janae having fun...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Wedding Celebration

By the end of the evening Rocco had fully wilted in the Memphis humidity.
Congratulations Brett and Lauren!

Rocco on the Road

There haven’t been many posts of late.  Rocco has been crossing the country and clocking many hours in his car seat – making him difficult to catch up with.

First Rocco headed to Central Oregon.
Next he flew to Memphis to meet up with family and to celebrate the marriage of his Uncle Brett. 

Don’t worry, we only asked that he take care of the smaller bags.  (And yes, he did bring his parents along.)
And speaking of parents, how are they working out for Rocco? 
Well … he mentioned they have to be watched carefully.
But they make a great pillow.
Back to all the jet-setting and car seat riding.  How did Rocco pass his time? Perhaps he watched a movie or read a book?  Nope, he had something even better …
The Binky
(Which appears to be kind of like crack for babies.)
He would like it mentioned that he did ask at the airport yesterday …
“Are we done traveling yet?”