Sunday, January 02, 2011

Holiday Staycation

Once upon a time, with a week of holidays on our hands, Brian and I would have planned a grand adventure. Call us lame if you will, but we have thoroughly enjoyed this year's staycation. I give you the week in pictures (and video):

Lots of walks outside and visits to local playgrounds:

Riker's first swim in Barry's pool:

The outdoor pool in Dickson provided lots of fun and relief on hot days:

General everyday cuteness:

A gorgeous flowering bush in our drive (lest you think I only photograph the baby anymore):

We've also reached some really important milestones this week and I was SO glad that Brian (and I) were home to see them! Most excitingly, Riker is now walking pretty confidently. It really started coming together on his fourteen month birthday, exactly when Grandma Betty predicted he would walk (based on when I started walking). Here he is in action:

As if walking weren't enough, he's also picked up eating with utensils:

He does have toddler silverware, but of course he prefers the grown-up versions. Here's the same trick with a fork:

And finally, Riker drinking from a glass. This isn't a new trick but we were on a roll getting good videos this morning so I thought I'd include it as well:

Whew! Now, back to relaxing while I enjoy the last afternoon of our staycation!


  1. wow he's growing up so fast!

  2. Reminds me of eating a marshmellow off a long stick.