Wednesday, October 27, 2010


As "reported" before, Guthrie is quite the little organizer. He loves grouping like items and gets on little trends of play that will be repeated many times until he finds a new one.

A recent trend is putting like toys in a circle- animals this day, it's often cars too. Here's G checking for any missed toys:

Doing final placements. Amazingly, he'll often arrange items by size as well. What a guy!

A couple months ago...

Here are a few pictures from mid-August. Sammy and G were enjoying tasting, ahem- playing with some instruments. Evidently they needed to be sampled before playing...

I love love love this face that Guthrie makes sometimes when he's concentrating. He's a little fish....

Play that triangle!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

An explosion of Sammy pictures for reaching his 9th month!

Sammy! You are such a crazy little peanut monster- complete with a fang! This guy is full-on, all the time. Cruisin' around, playing hard (independently, often, for long stretches of time), chasing the kitties. Sammy has even developed comic timing and can have Guthrie in stitches.
Nothing can stand in the way of Sammers- he will try creative routes to get what he's after. It helps that this guy's pretty darn tough too...

This guy's got quite a soft side too: everywhere and anywhere that Sammy can find something soft (blanket, shirt, kitty tail, etc) he grabs it and pops in this thumb. But no other time (not when bored or even upset)- thumb sucking is always directly correlated to holding something and it's so darn cute.

As evidence shows above, Sammy likes to taste almost everything. He loves being outside, crawling in the grass, but it's hard to allow him to explore much because he'll get his week's worth of fiber in about 3 minutes of eating leaves and grass...
This particular day, Sammy coughed up a sizable leaf once we were inside. It wasn't until I downloaded the pictures later that I realized that below was probably the moment of ingestion! MmmmMMmm. Maple leaves taste sweet!

While Sammy's not a particularly cuddly little fella, he's quite the lover boy. Sammy likes to reach up and touch/stroke my cheek while he's nursing or taking a bottle. He'll often greet us with a sloppy, wet kiss when picked up after a nap. Sammy takes notice when Bri or I enter the room when he's playing- he'll book it across the room and climb up a leg to be picked up, greeted and hugged, then wants down again to get back to the task at hand.

Crazy banana-hair kid!
Nothing like catching a good butt-sniffin' (accidentally) on camera.
Sweet boys.
Guthrie has really become interested in playing with Sammy lately. He'll often seek Sammy out and try to include him or they'll simply be occupied with different activities in very close proximity in the playroom. Too sweet. We're excited for them to be friends too.
Beautiful boy.

Checking himself out in the mirror.
Guthrie reaching out to say good morning.

Following in big brother's footsteps as a cat lover.
Our friend Jess's genius idea- two boys+one swing= big times!

Sammy, you are such a cute bird, sweet pie! We love you!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Loooooooooong overdue birthday party pictures

There's obviously much to catch up on...what, for not posting for almost a month (la-zy mama!), so I thought I'd reach a ways back and finally upload a bunch of pictures from Guthrie's 2 year old birthday party!

It was a lovely day- G started the afternoon right with a ride on this new (to him, at least!) pony in his special hat.

Not being one who's super big on decorations myself, although I totally love when other people do them, I decided that G deserved some streamers and balloons to ring in his big day.
It hadn't rained for almost 3 weeks before the party, so wet weather didn't even come to mind when we were planning a pool party/cookout. Oops- it started to literally downpour in buckets about 15 minutes after everyone arrived. So much for the decorations....the kids didn't seem to mind- they actually loved the rain while in the pool.

We decided to join them in the pool since we were soaked already anyway.

"Happy birthday to you!"

Cupcakes are delish!!!!
I love the cute look on Aydin's face (in the right corner of the picture), gazing at the cupcakes- take one cutie!

Mmmm...those cupcakes must be heavenly for Jeanene!
Back in the pool- what a great way to wash off the remaining icing.
Three generations of Galuski women!

Some menfolk watching a game of cornhole. Yes, Matthew's that tall that he's further from the camera than Brian, yet still appears to be taller.
Ladyfolk talkin' on the studio porch.
Tammy and sweet Luca: the neighborhood's own Winnie Cooper!

Matthew and Cadence perform circus tricks for the crowd...

And the day was finished with a Guthrie burrito!
Happy day for this little guy!