Monday, September 22, 2008

New McDonald's Commercial

Whenever the new McDonald's commercial is on, Porter will stop whatever he is doing and just stare at the TV. It is hilarious! The song on the commercial is pretty catchy (It's called "Love" by Matt White - I added it to my playlist so it should be playing on this website right now). I think we have a music lover on our hands. My wonderful aunt Kathie, who watches Porter once a week for me, has played the piano for Porter since the beginning. We don't have a piano at our house, but he is VERY aware of what the piano sounds like and will stop to listen whenever he hears the piano in a song. It's very sweet.

Ben's Great Adventure

This past weekend, Ben and his good friend, Derek, had a "man's weekend" full of fishing, 4-wheeling and boating. They had a grand time and luckily escaped the many bear and moose that are in this area. (Ben said to me when he got home "It's probably a good thing you didn't come.") Here are a couple of pictures. I can't believe the leaves have already changed!
THE camping spot. This particular spot was "discovered" and Ben was very excited to camp here.
The mighty hunter in full uniform.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Porter is 9 months!

It's happening! Our little man continues to grow, much to our disappointment (we wish he'd just SLOW DOWN), but what a joy he is. At nine months, Porter is perfect. He weighs 19 lbs 4 oz, which only puts him in the 26th percentile for his weight. Surprise, surprise! Those cheeks are deceiving! The doctor says he is ahead on his motor skills. Porter can successfully pull himself up to anything and walk around. Just recently, he has started to let go and can stand all by himself for about 15 seconds. He is fearless - just like his daddy. He babbles constantly and loves to respond to us now. He seems to understand when we tell him "no" and eventually leaves the situation without any damage done. We'll see how long this lasts! It's no secret... Porter loves his daddy! Not that he doesn't love mama too, but there is definitely a different reaction when Ben appears. It's so sweet to witness. Here are some pictures from the past few weeks. Enjoy!
If Ben and I both happen to be up in the morning, we like to bring Porter into bed to play. He's so happy in the morning. It's a great start to the day.
Porter loves to be taller than everyone else. If you hold him on your hip, he WILL climb up you.
I used the sling a lot while we were camping and Porter didn't seem to mind.
Porter and mama trying to get warm by the fire.
We didn't want to let Porter crawl around outside because he's notorious for finding the smallest of parcels and putting them in his mouth, so I left him in the tent for a bit so he could be free. I checked on him a few minutes later to find him just laying there... then daddy peeked in.
Here's Porter with the Gerber baby (aka Claire, my sister Kellie's little girl). They are less than two months apart. So cute!

Our Yearbook Pictures!

Haha - there's this great website "" where I obtained these lovely photos. Don't we look great?