Thursday, December 27, 2007

Here are some photos from Christmas morning - Ian really enjoyed pulling the tissue paper out of the bags. Tonight, Bill & Sharon took us to a Hibachi grill for dinner. Ian was a little frightened of the fire, but loved watching the chef in his bright red hat. Then we went for ice cream - I got eggnog flavored and it was great!

Opening gifts Christmas morning

A drum that plays music!

Hanging out with Grandpa & Grandma

At the playground nearby.

Ian wondering what Mommy's doing.

We went to a Hibachi grill for dinner.

Ian was a little scared of the fire.

Mom, Dad & Ian

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Today we all went to church and then celebrated Christmas with the Harrison side of the family. Ian got some really fun toys, but was a little overwhelmed with the number of people. He took a long nap when everyone left!

Grandma with her three boys.

Ian & Dad

The Harrison Christmas

Ian with his Aunt Susan

Grandpa, Grandma & Ian

Ian with Cousin Logan

Friday, December 21, 2007

In Alabama for Christmas

Jeremy, Ian & I arrived here in Alabama yesterday to spend time with the Rowland side of the family. Not only does Ian get to see his grandparents, but also his cousins, aunts, uncles and great-grandmother. He is really enjoying being with Jeremy's sister Janna's boys - Carter(3 yr)and Logan(6 mos).

Ian loved story time with Grandma tonight!

Grandma reading Ian a bedtime story.

Ian with Great-Grandma Rowland

Grandma & Grandpa with Carter, Logan & Ian

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Christmas is Coming

Friday night we went to the Christmas Journey - a live interactive nativity scene put on by our church. We took the "hayride" which actually had benches rather than hay. Ian stayed awake the whole time despite the fact that it was past his bedtime.
Tonight Jeremy & I went to his office Christmas party downtown. Ian stayed with Summer - his first babysitter outside of family. Summer and I were roommates in college. I did okay leaving him, but it didn't take me long to give him a kiss once I got home! Before we left for the party, we had fun decorating Christmas cookies.

Christmas Journey "Hayride"
Christmas Journey
Stacey as chef
Our cookies - before
Ian as head pastry chef
Our cookies - after

Ian wants a cookie.
Ian's cookie after he got hold of it!

Chef Ian with a little icing on his nose.
Ian's first babysitter(other than family)
Heading to Jeremy's office party

Saturday, December 1, 2007


Yesterday Ian had his first taste of meat. He got a little bit of finely shredded turkey mixed in his sweet potatoes. Today he got some daddy time while I did some Christmas shopping and errands. I think they had fun together.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ian is about 7 1/2 months old and growing like a weed. He took two steps on his own back on the 18th of November, but has decided that his new method of crawling is faster and more effective for now. Probably won't be long until he really is toddling around. He also likes getting around by standing up and pushing his toy rocket in front of him. Every day he seems to understand more and more of what's going on around him. He clearly understands the words "hungry" and "bottle" - you should see the way his face lights up at those words! And if I start counting - "1,2..", he gets all excited because he knows that on 3 he will probably get tossed in the air or spun around in circles. :) And he still has crazy hair! He is such a sweetheart!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!, originally uploaded by serowlandvt.

Happy Thanksgiving!

God has blessed us so greatly!

We have been blessed this year with new careers, a new home, friends,
wonderful family and our beautiful son! We pray you all have just as
much to be thankful for!

Jeremy, Stacey and Ian

Monday, November 19, 2007

Eldorado Heights Fall Festival

November 10, 2007
Ian, Jeremy & I went to the Eldorado Heights II Fall Festival in our neighborhood. It didn't feel much like fall - it was 85 degrees! Even so, we had fun. Everything was really geared towards older kids, but I tried to involve him in as much as possible. He just liked being part of the excitement and watching the other kids.

Ian and the firemen., originally uploaded by serowlandvt.

Ian & Mommy at the magic show.

Ian loved the funny voices that the magician used.

The Eldorado Heights II Fall Festival

Good throw!

Good throw!, originally uploaded by serowlandvt.

He liked the bright color of the tennis ball anyway.

Ian had fun with Mommy & Daddy

Trying to win a prize by picking the right duck.

Ian is still a little too young for a bouncy house full of other children.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Ian is such a happy baby!

Ian is such a happy baby!, originally uploaded by serowlandvt.

This is Ian at age 7 months.