Saturday, June 27, 2009


Below are a couple of pictures from early June when the Cassinghams were visiting. Dominic is wearing his new get-up from Jo and J.D. in California. This is especially cool, because J.D. worked at the Ford plant in CA for many years, and Mike's still driving an old Ford truck!

Here's also a little video of Dominic and Elizabeth playing in our house this week. Still learning the "gentle!" and "you need to share!" lessons!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

First Father's Day at Topsail Beach, NC

Last week we had some special visitors from California arrive (Troy, Audra, Liam, and Elizabeth) to spend some time with us in NC. We did tons of stuff, and it was great seeing Elizabeth and Dominic together. They both had the exact same due date, but were born about 2 weeks apart. That is, they're both going through a lot of the same developmental stages and it was cool to see them interact. Liam is 6 now, so he had more detailed questions and got to enjoy the area from a whole different perspective.
We rented a beachhouse for last weekend in Topsail Beach, NC. It's near Camp LeJeune, but is a quieter gem that North Carolinians really like. We had a great place right on the water, and got to swim each day. We also spent Mike's first Father's Day there, complete with balloons, streamers, and gifts! Mike (and Dommy) got a great old-school wooden logging truck toy to play with as well as some cool clothes and pictures. We ate popsicles at a local handmade place, toured the Sea Turtle rescue hospital, got Hawaiian shaved ice at the minigolf place, ate Andy's chargrilled burgers, watched the sunset, and just enjoyed the ocean over mint juleps.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Playing on the bed with Mom

It's crazy how quickly time goes by with these updates! It's only been a little while since I put up a video, but Dominic's already changed so much I feel like I should only put up newer ones. Until I get there, here's one of him from May 18th, just before Colorado, playing with Mom on the bed. He still didn't have his new teeth in yet, and his hair has started coming in better now, too!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Countdown Clock

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Here's a little peek at Dominic's crawling now. He's getting faster and faster!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Crawling (from 2 weeks ago)

Dominic has turned into an expert "crawler" in the past couple of weeks, but I'm just getting to post this video now. He's really scooting around like lightnin', and pulling himself up on everything. Looks like we finally have to babyproof the house now.

In an odd coincidence, just when he got the crawling down he also broke out his first tooth! It's growing a little everyday, but I haven't figured out the right camera angle to get a photo of it yet.