Monday, August 28, 2006

Big Brutus

This past weekend we took a short little family trip. Cody's friend got married in Wichita, KS, so we drove up there, and on the way back took a little field trip. We stopped by to see "Big Brutus", an ENORMOUS steam shovel used in the 1960's and 70's. It used enough electricity to run a city of 15,000. Pretty amazing.

Cody(white dot down at the bottom) standing inside of one of the crawlers

Going up the stairs to check out the inside

Standing inside the bucket (dipper)

Mr. Operator

Cody standing next to the dipper

Monday, August 14, 2006

Summer fun

The trip to Louisiana went well this past month! It's pretty much an all day trip, but Ansel is quite the little traveler. Grandma and Grandpa Miller came with us, so he had company in the back seat and didn't complain much. We also went to Celebration City in Branson a week ago. Ansel rode his first ferris wheel and carousel ride. He continues to make many new sounds all the time.. there's the little grunting/ growl sound.. not sure how to explain it but its pretty funny. He's tolerating tummy time a little more than he used to... several minutes at a time instead of a few seconds! Warning though, if you hold him, you will get wet! He's still a major drooler, plus his new favorite trick is blowing bubbles (which always comes with a big saliva spray!) He hit 8 months yesterday... crazy to think its already been that long!

like father, like son

Family sized rocker

Got to see Aunt Amanda again. She's in the Marines and goes back to Iraq pretty soon.

Nap time... can it get any better than this?

Me and my frog