Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We are back and ready to blog!

It might have been crazy, but Billy and I decided to take Thanksgiving break and drive out to Uniontown, PA and surprise Billy's family.  Overall things went well and we had a really fun time.  We drove all night, and Gus slept most of the time we were on the road.  We are home now and transitioning back to life as usual.  Here are the pictures from our trip!

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Gus was pretty good at entertaining himself on the ride there.

And when we got there, Buba was so surprised!  She cried, and later she gave Gus his supper of Sweet Potatoes.

Aunt Tina and Aunt Amy were also surprised!

The next day was Thanksgiving.  With some good rest after the long trip, Gus got to spend time with all of his great-grandparents.  He especially liked to snuggle with Mom Mom.

But he liked snuggling with Pops too.

And he was a huge help getting the potatoes ready for Thanksgiving dinner.

Even though we were far from home, Gus had plenty to play with.  Mimi and Pops found this walker for Gus.

On Thanksgiving afternoon we went to visit Billy's cousin and Gus had some fun play time with Becky and Marcus.

And then, like the rest of us, he passed out on the couch.

He woke up later and was excited to spend time with Aunt Amy and Uncle Jason.

The day after Thanksgiving, Gus and Daddy took a nice nap together.

Gus and Michael.  

Later that afternoon, Gus discovered just how much fun Mom Mom's walker was.

Billy's Godparents came to see Gus that afternoon.

And that evening Gus got to play with Colbie and Andrew.

Pappy got back from hunting right was Gus was headed to the bath...

The next morning we took some family pictures after mass.

These are some of my favorite pictures.  Gus and all of his adoring fans, just a few hours before we hit the road and headed home.

Here are just a couple pictures of Gus once we got home.  It has been a bit of an adjustment for him to get over all the travel, but it is good to be home.  We will be back in PA in just a few weeks, but thankfully we are flying this time!

Until next time,
Nancy and Gus

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lots of pictures from a fun weekend.

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a fun weekend.  We sure did, even though we got our first taste of snow, which none of us were excited about.  Here are a whole bunch of pictures and I will tell the story that goes with then as we go.

On Friday Gus and I went to visit my friend and cousin-in-law Courtney and her three boys, Holden, Brandon and Wyatt.  They have a new house and it was fun to see where they live now.  Wyatt and Brandon are about 5 months older than Gus, so I was also excited for them to show Gus a thing our two, like crawling and climbing...and they sure did that!
The twins, Wyatt and Brandon



Gus is getting close to sitting.

Gus and Wyatt checking each other out.

All four boys playing in the basement.

Holden being very sweet and holding Gus.

Gus tried to show off his new trick (almost) rolling over.  He actually rolled over 4 time yesterday!

And then before we left we attempted to do a group picture.  We probably should have thought to do this before all the boys needed to go down for a nap.  Oh well, think of them was action shots!

Even Gus was upset by the end!  

Gus napped on the way home from Courtney's and shortly after we arrived home, the Lanoues showed up!

And Gus had to pose for a few pictures with his Godparents.

And Mary thought Gus would be thrilled to take a picture with this cow...Which we he was of course.

David, Mary and Gus

David just loves baby Gus.  He tells Gus how much he loves him all the time and gives him lots of kisses.  Thank goodness he didn't have a cold this visit!

Oh David!

David and Mary got busy making Gus pictures.  Here they are showing Gus their creations.  

And David figured out how to get Gus to belly laugh.

Saturday we took the three kids to the hotel were Ruth and Paul were staying for a conference.  The hotel had a pool!

Some more Godmother shots.

Ready to swim!

Even Gus got in his swim suit...but the pool was cold, so he had to be happy just watching his crazy cousins.  

And playing with Daddy.

The pool rats.

The biggest water bug since her Auntie Maria.

After the Lanoues took off we watched the snow fall and got some good play time in.

This is one of my favorite faces that Gus makes.

And finally, Sunday evening we had some friends over for dinner.  Dave brought this impressive hat, so we had to put it on Gus.

He's not grumpy because of the hat!  He's grumpy because it is winter already!

Our friends who joined us for dinner.

Thanks for stopping by!  We are getting excited about Thanksgiving.  

Nancy and Gus