Saturday, May 15, 2010

Jon's Europe Trip

As he has done twice before, Jon had the opportunity to go once again to Europe with the kids from his school this past March. Although he goes in a "supervisory role", in the past his Europe trips have been about 80% vacation and 20% work. This year though, the students made him work for the trip, and he came home exhausted. At least he was able to visit Italy this time and see some new sites that he has never been to before. He took literally hundreds of pictures, but I decided to post only the best of the best here.
Inside the Sainte-Chapelle, Paris
Basilique du Sacre Coeur at night, ParisInside the Palace of Versailles, France
Standing outside of the Louvre, Paris
Neuschwanstein Castle (aka "Cinderella's Castle), Germany
Schloss Hohenschwangau, GermanyDachau Concentration Camp, Germany
Canals of VeniceSome Cathedral in Venice
Another Cathedral (I think!), VeniceThe Colosseum, RomeInside the Colosseum, RomeStanding outside the Pantheon, Rome
Trevi Fountain, Rome
Sistine Chapel, Rome
The Vatican, Rome

P.S. Anyone who wants to volunteer to babysit my kids next year so I can go with him, please raise your hand!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Getting So Big!

It is amazing how big Landon has gotten over the past six months! It is crazy to think that he was barely sitting up on his own around Thanksgiving time, and in those six months he learned how to go from sitting, to standing, to cruising, to walking (as well as cut 7 teeth)! He is so much fun and so interactive and loves to play hide and seek and peek-a-boo.

In an effort to keep my postings going in a sequential order, here are some older pics that I never got around to posting earlier. I will get more current pictures posted ASAP, including those from Landon's first birthday.

November 2009--Notice how he is propped up by all those pillows!
December 2009--One month later, he is a pro at sitting!January 2010--Sitting up well in the tub!
Jan 2010--Reading all by himself!
February 2010--Showing off his pearly whites (two on bottom. . .)
March 2010--And 4 more teeth on the top!

Oh, I love this boy so much! Will someone please make him stop growing up so fast?!?