Happy ❤ Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We can’t even express how much we love this little guy. It seems impossible that just nine months ago we brought home a little baby that couldn’t even focus on us, and now we have a baby on the verge of walking…we are so proud of him.

Ready for Valentine's day!

Ready for Valentine’s day!

So smiley!

So smiley!

"Pick me up!"

“Pick me up!”

"I wanna play outside!"

“I wanna play outside!”

Drew gets in last minute play after bath, before bed.

Drew gets in last minute play after bath, before bed.

"Balloon, prepare for a smooch."

“Balloon, prepare for a smooch.”

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Dear Santa… let’s hang out sometime

Drew met with Santa and, despite our worries of tears, he was enchanted. There were multiple good pictures of Drew reaching up for Santa’s beard, but we went with one of the smiling ones.  And, while he asked for his two front teeth, Santa might not be quite magical enough to deliver such a big request. Really, that is more the domain of the Tooth Fairy anyway.



Dress Rehearsal

We just couldn’t decide what to dress Drew as for Halloween, so we kind of went overboard. With the exception of three costumes, all were just put together with things around the house. We have our personal favorites, but would love to know what costume you like best. As insane as it seems, we still have one last costume, so you will have to check back here later to see what he really went as for the big day.

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Since Last We Saw You…

We haven’t posted since when!?  Time is just moving too fast.  We have had so many fun experiences this summer and now fall. Here is a little glimpse into what we have been up to.

Aunt Lisa and Cousin Owen snuggling Drew earlier this summer.

Uncle Zach lovingly feeding his nephew.

Cousin Owen feeding a baby for the first time…what a pro.


Makawao the monkey is the best stroller pal.

Enjoying the Farmer’s Market.

Rolls…what rolls?


Yum! Eating rice cereal with my mouth and plotting world domination with my feet.

Spending a sunny afternoon with MeMere and Papa.

Mama said I was the cutest pumpkin in the patch. Drew at the State Fair.

Celebrating Mama’s birthday in style.

Oh how we miss Bellingham. Drew’s first overnight in the Ham for a good friend’s wedding.

Swinging is so much fun!

Drew is so happy to have Grampy visiting.

Baby you can drive my car. LeMay Museum is pretty amazing.

Drew ❤ Nana

Nana + Drew

Nana + Drew

We wanted to thank you again, Mom, for everything.  You are so generous in every way.  Not just your major financial help or the many gifts for Drew, but also your emotional support.  Flying here twice to be with us during the good moments (his birth & baby shower) and difficult moments (sleepless nights) — it is so appreciated.  You always support us in every way and we are so lucky to have you in our lives and Drew is one lucky little boy to have such a devoted Nana.