Thursday, May 31, 2007

My first popsicle

Mommy gave me a Popsicle for the first time tonight after dinner. At first I wasn't quite sure what it was or what I was suppose to do with it but once mommy had me lick it, I knew exactly what I was suppose to do.

What's this mommy?

Look at my big eyes when I finally figured out I could put
it in my mouth....


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Famiy BBQ

I'm ready to celebrate!

This past weekend we had family over for our semi-annual, whenever we feel like having it family BBQ. I was such a good boy sitting in my high chair eating such yummy food that everyone brought and mommy and daddy made. I think my favorite was Cousin Larry's German Chocolate Cake and Aunt Kathy's yummy strawberries! Here are some pictures of my day...

Everyone enjoying BBQ

Me enjoying strawberries and grapes

Memorial Day....

Please remember that Memorial Day is more than just a day off from school or work or a time to go out of town for a family barbeque or a day at the beach or the pool. There are some Americans that will not be enjoying their Memorial Day, but remembering the sacrifices of their loved ones who have died.

Josh and Bryce, you both are in our thoughts are prayers as are all the other servicemen and women across the world.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

My 4th! Haircut!

Yes you read that right...I went Monday for my 4th haircut since January 15th. Mommy and Daddy took me to the Hairy Elephant where I got to sit in a race car while getting my haircut. I'm definitely NOT a fan of those scissors however once mommy went and got me Eeyore (my pacifier) I was a much happier camper. Of course mommy and daddy couldn't resist taking more pictures of me.
I'm such a big boy! (I wonder if my sister is going to need a haircut when she is born...I know just the place to go)

Little Gym Graduation

Miss Julie helping me flip over the uneven bars
Mommy helping me flip over the parallel bars
Getting my Gold metal
My class...there's Shannon, Noelle, Brian, Jacob, Emma and ME---Jackson didn't want his picture taken.

Standing ProudAre you done yet mommy??

Random Pictures...

Me and mommy's self portrait---do you see any of mommy in me??

This is the blanket I tripped on when I bit through my tongue...still my favorite though

It's off to work I go...

I love my Fischer Price Farm...especially the bird and monkey sounds!

I now LOVE Blue's Clue's...It's the only time I'm still for 30 minutes

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Memo to Thomas...

Ok Mr.Thomas..I thought that we had your schedule down to a science. You were in bed by 8 and up by 7...sometimes 6:30 but you would veg out in your crib until mommy and daddy came in at 7 to free you from the confines of your crib. For the last week though, you have been asleep by 8:15 but up anytime between 5:45 and 6. Instead of vegging out in your crib and being content, you have decided that you need to talk to mommy and daddy through the monitor. This morning at 6am you made it known that you were awake and you were ready to get up. You talked to mommy and daddy for 45 minutes as long as you could without crying or screaming. I really wish I understood what you were saying because you sounded very smart. (which we know you are anyways) Now mommy knows that the sleep lady says that you may wake up between 6-7am and that's perfectly normal, but mommy and your baby sister like to sleep in a bit.

Anytime you want to sleep past 6:30 little man that would be great!

We love you

A very tired mommy and daddy.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

My sister will be here in less than 100 days...

Can you believe how fast the time has gone by? I can't wait to meet her..although right now I have no clue what is about to happen to my peaceful little life.

Gotta go...Blue's Clues is calling my name.


Sunday, May 13, 2007


Please keep my cousin Josh in your prayers....he leaves this week for military training first in Wisconsin then in Texas then back to Wisconsin before being deployed to Iraq in August. Always remember that we care about you, and are praying for your safe return!

Josh and Aunt Donna (his mom)

Josh and his godparents

Josh, his mom, and grandma

How mommy spent her mother's day....

After visiting Bethel Lutheran Church this morning where daddy's LCM pastor preached his last sermon before becoming the pastor of a church in Maryville IL, we came home for a bit before going to brunch at Wildflower Cafe. They had so much good food! Of course I LOVED the green beans and mashed potatoes, but I also tried some bacon, chicken, fruit, eggs souffle and fried potatoes. After brunch, daddy and I took mommy to Forest Park for some spring pictures. I think I had more fun then mommy and daddy did. I decided that I needed to run across the golf course green and have daddy chase me! Mommy and Daddy took some great pictures of ME! :)

On the way home,I fell asleep for a much needed nap. Mommy and Daddy also took a nap when we got home because I wore them out! After nap time we went and picked up grandma before going to Aunt Donna's for Josh's going away party. (more on that later) We ate some very yummy food! I had more green beans, fried chicken and bread. Mommy also snuck me some cake and Uncle Darrel gave me some grapes. I LOVE grapes. I had so much fun playing and seeing everyone. After saying good bye to everyone, mommy put my jammies on me and we headed home where of course I fell asleep in the car. It was such a busy day for us!

Here's some pictures of mommy, daddy and I at Forest Park.

Running away from mommy and and daddy...
me in my cool hat and shades.

Mommy and me....the family (something on the ground was more interesting then the camera)

Happy Mother's Day....

To: All the mommies out there

A recent survey by determined that an average stay-at-home mother would earn $131,471 annually, including overtime, if she received a paycheck. It's estimated that she works about 100 hours a week, and would be entitled to a base pay of $43,461, with an additional $88,009 for 60 overtime hours a week. Happy Mother's Day!

My mommy is worth more than that and I think you are too!

Love Thomas (and Clare)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Random Pictures...

Mommy got a new camera so of course she HAS to take pictures of me! Enjoy!!

Talking on the favorite thing to do....
First time eating chocolate pudding by myself...notice the mess I made

Me feeding myself and the bath that followed! Making messes is what I do best!

If you had just one wish.....

Shane Bernier is a courageous seven-year-old boy from Lancaster, Ontario who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when he was only five. On June 6th, 2006 Shane and his family received some unfortunate news: Shane experienced a relapse after completing 108 of 130 weeks of treatment.

However, despite the bad news, Shane has managed to keep a positive outlook on his situation and has made a heart-warming wish... He hasn’t asked for money or toys or anything of the sort. Instead, his birthday is on May 30th and he would like to break the world record for the most birthday cards ever received. His goal is 350 million cards. With every card, Shane’s courage grows. Something as simple as sending a birthday card could be enough to help Shane find peace and joy in his current circumstances.

Please take the time to send a card to Shane and make his dream become a reality. Share his story with your friends, family and co-workers. If at all possible, get your youth groups, church congregations, employees, neighbours or communities to set aside a few minutes to write a thoughtful note to Shane.

With every card, Shane’s smile grows...

If you’d like to send a card to Shane, please send it to:

Shane Bernier
PO Box 484
Lancaster, Ontario
K0C 1N0

(I already verified this on is true!)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Prayers needed for a couple of friends...

Two nurses that I worked with at St. John's have hit some rough times and definitely need prayers....

Deb was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma on March 28, 2007. On April 5th she underwent a double mastectomy and will receive chemotherapy followed by radiation over the next several months. Deb is only 36 and has an adorable one year old, Abby.

Melody has a "fat and sassy" (her words) pituitary tumor that is creeping out into her sphenoid sinus and who knows where else which has caused her to have cushings disease. Melody is the proud mom of 4 girls and lost her husband a couple years back to a massive heart attack. She is an amazing woman and as of today has had successful surgery to remove the tumor. She is recoving in the ICU but is happy to have her sight. (Loss of vision was a possible complication of the surgery)

Please keep these two wonderful moms,nurses and women in your thoughts and prayers.