You see, James is one-years-old now, and so he is eating "real people food." Thus I have been making and consuming many more PBJs and quesadillas than oh say, chicken, blue cheese, and rosemary ravioli with balsamic vinegar and pinenuts. There is a time for everything, but right now is just not the time for gourmet food.
However, I know I need to "give the people what they want" as the saying goes, so here are pictures of James, and a few of the things have been doing lately:
Play date with friend Jude who is one week younger than James (but just as huge) and (sniff sniff) is moving to Houston soon:
Reading "Goodnight Oregon" together, the book we got Jude for his birthday before even knowing they were leaving Oregon:
Then we had a little farmers market fun:
We went to visit cousins Elijah and Nathan at their house where we played in the pool (James refused to go in any further than ankle-deep) and had a picnic lunch:
Then we went to the park near Grandpa James' house:
We also met Auntie Kelly at a park:
... oh, and did I mention he's walking? (Kind of.)
Needless to say, it has been a busy past couple of weeks.
p.s. Looking over these pictures, I can see a theme developing in my clothing choices for James. Let me just state for the record: he does have other clothes, but overalls are nice and loose around the er,um... thick belly. Also, I am a fanatic about protecting his delicate pale skin from the harmful sun, so I force him to wear that hat a lot. He really doesn't like it.