How sweet is this face? I mean, seriously.
And here’s the obligatory “toddler eating spaghetti” picture that’s cute no matter what.
And the rest here are simply for your viewing pleasure. The ones where Rush is mad/sad are generally because I won’t let him touch the camera. Sometimes we all have to learn to deal with disappointment. 🙂
Nothing says, “I love Cafe Rio!” quite like this happy little face:
Rushton’s first encounter with a lollipop. Monumental, I know.
Trying it out…
Thinking about it…
Sweet success. Err, sweet AND sticky.
There’s a splash park a few miles from our house and we checked it out for the first time last week with our friends down the street. It’s such a cute little park and it’s free! It was a little windy when we went and the water was cold, so Rush tried it out for a minute…
… and then decided it was time to eat crackers instead. His friend Ethan is great at sharing. These two are so cute together.
Rushton’s hair gets a little crazy when I rub sunscreen all over it. He was blessed/cursed with super fair skin and reddish hair, so I try to be extra cautious when the sun beats down. And don’t worry, we gave him his second haircut of all time pretty soon after this picture.
Everybody knows that when you’re at the playground, you need one cracker for each hand, especially while climbing stairs…
I’m loving Rushton’s little baby feet these days, and he’s loving his flip flops. He has developed a little bit of an obsession with shoes lately – for himself and for others. If he sees a pair of his shoes, he brings them to me to put them on. And if he sees my shoes off, he insists that I put them back on.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but I LOVE WHERE WE LIVE. I love the fields around our neighborhood, I love the parks everywhere, I love the people, I love our church, I love the school just up the street, I love everything about it! I never want to leave. Seriously. And I want all my friends and family to move here, too. (Ahem, that’s an official invitation to you and you and you. And you, too.)
This is the view from the gas station down the road. Isn’t it gorgeous? Like I said, I love it here.
These are just two of Rushton’s many girlfriends. They are so sweet to him, he just loves them and gets excited as soon as we pull up in their driveway! And as an added bonus, these girlies have two older brothers that are EXCELLENT babysitters. 🙂 Ok, and their parents are pretty cool, too.
We went swimming at Grandma Spurlock’s friend’s house while Jake was gone at Scout Camp all week. I think Rushton’s favorite part was the ice cream cone he devoured midway through the afternoon, but definitely loved the pool, too.
Poor little buddy, I don’t know if it was the chlorine or the bright sunshine or the sunscreen, but his eyes were really red and watery and irritated. But even that can’t stop him from having a good time when there’s ice cream involved!
This is Rushton’s favorite little spot in the front room – squeezed between a bookshelf and a couch, and behind the exersaucer. He pulls a game box down from the bottom shelf to sit on, and then he goes through his pile of books – turning the pages, “reading” out loud, stacking them back up and pulling them back down… It’s the cutest thing.
Every time Rush takes a bath (which is usually a LEAST once a day – he likes it and it’s something to do), I’m shocked at how much of the bathtub he takes up! Where did my little baby go and what did you do with him??