This was our "first" family photo with Joshua and big brother Zachary. It was taken on July 4, 2008.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

St. Petersburg Beach

We went to the beach in St. Petersburg.  Zachary didn't quite know what to think because he is use to the pool, but he ended up having a great time.  We dug in the sand, played in the waves and he fed the birds.  Joshua had 2 bottles and took a short nap in the shade.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Friends in Tampa

Does anyone recognize our new friends in Tampa?  We had dinner with Jim, Dena, and Brooke Reif.  We went to Lee Roy Selmon's.  Josh watched TV through most of the meal and then passed out.  Zachary made a new friend out of Brooke.  She played cars with him and he absolutely loved her.  (Sorry Dana!  I hope you're not too jealous.)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Zachary is taking art and play classes at Gymboree.  

He loves playing with the balls.  He rolls them down any ramp he can find.  The runs after the bubbles they blow during the class.  He found a rocky horse that is not as good as his horses at home, but it will do.

This was his first time to paint.  He loved it and even had to taste the paint!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Florida Aquarium

We went to the Florida Aquarium yesterday.  Zachary loved playing in the water.  Joshua did not know what the heck was going on, but he also liked the water.  A big pelican pecked Zach on the head, he looked at Mommy like she did it.

Josh is growing so BIG!

Josh had his 3 month birthday and started eating rice cereal.  He has almost outgrown his 6-9 month clothes.  He loves talking to his daddy and he laughed out loud for the first time.

Zach's favorite park!

Zachary loves to go to a nearby park.  He found a rocket to rock on.  There is also a wonderful peer we walk on.  He loves the water, birds, and the rickety boards to walk across.  We get to see the planes take off from the Air Force Base up close.  The wind on the peer takes Josh's breath away, but he loves to look around.

Our home away from home!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Gary went through Army combat training in Ft. Jackson, SC in preparation if he has to go to the Middle East from July 5-24, 2008.  Below are some photos in his battle gear.