Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Times Two

Today is Louis' 29th Birthday! During this past year, I have really gotten to see a whole new side of Louis. He went from being nervous about being a dad to being the sweetest most overprotective dad ever. He constantly is saying how funny Blake is and how he misses him and that just melts my heart. Our family has grown so much strong over the last year and having such a great partner has made this journey into parenthood an easy one. I love you babe!

Of course, today is also James' birthday. It has been great to see James be an uncle and try and sneak out of diaper duty.


Monday, August 27, 2012


This past weekend we rented a pontoon and headed out for an adventure on the Fox River. It was such a perfect day, safe to say everyone had a blast. We might need to make it an annual tradition. The crew was Erin, Jon, Kelly, Jenn, Chuck, Joslyn, James, Colleen and us. 

Captain Blake

Don't forget your SPF

Erin and Kelly

Louis on the raft

Kelly has the art of relaxing down

James and Colleen
This is how Blake spent most of the day. He slept for 2.5 hours. We should have bought a boat 10 months ago

Boy Talk

Joslyn wanted to go swimming before we headed home and James became her life raft. It was so cute

Captain Jon

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Crazy Kid

We haven't had a lot of photo opportunities this week with Blake. After daycare he is usually exhausted and cranky and in the morning we are all running around trying to get ready before work. This morning I managed to get this picture of him. He seems so big and grown up to me in this picture. I can't believe I am going to have an official toddler in less than 2 months.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Blake and Puppies

This past weekend when we went to visit Katie, Eric and Raegan, Blake became fascinated with Keagan (their dog). He let Keagan lick his face (although Blake quickly learned to close his eyes and make a face when it happened) and pet Keagan. Ever since, we have this stuffed polar bear (Oliver) that sorta looks like a puppy and now Blake has taken a strong liking to him. He hugs him and gives him kisses. It is so cute to watch him get a closer attachment to a toy. Granted, he still drops Oliver like a bad habit if there is a cabinet in site that needs opening but its a start.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


I am stealing Katie's blog post as my own. If you want to see cute pictures of Blake and Raegan from our monthly date this past weekend head over to The Kramer Family Blog and check it out.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ten Months

How the heck is Blake in double digits for how many months old he is? This year is flying by and it makes me so sad that my little boy is growing up so fast. I was planning on taking his 10 month pictures yesterday however he was a cranky pants (we think he is getting another tooth because he is drooling more than a dog!) so we did not attempt that yet. Yesterday we were making some mashed potatoes for dinner and I was holding Blake so he could watch Louis use the hand mixer to make them. Turns out Blake is deathly afraid of the hand mixer and the vacuum. As soon as the thing turned on he got this pouty face and burst into tears and clung to me for dear life. It was so cute and hilarious. I promise more pictures sometime this week!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Almost Walking

In the last few days Blake has really been into walking. He spends his entire time pushing his little car around and ramming into walls at full speed. Today he stood without holding onto anything for a good amount of time and he started to pick up his foot but got nervous and sat down. In a few weeks I am sure we will have a walker on our hands. God help us!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Classin' It Up Country Club Style

On Sunday we went to the Crystal Lake Country Club with Mary and Matt. First up was lunch with Mary (Matt was golfing in the club tourney). After lunch we hit up the pool. 

Blake just chillin

Blake and Daddy

Hanging out under the table was more entertaining than the pool

After Matt finished golfing in the tourney, he and Louis played 9 holes. This is Louis teeing off

Monday, August 6, 2012

Unti Family Reunion

This year the Unti Family Reunion was in Waukesha, WI, near my Aunt Laurie's house. We rented a pavilion at a park and tried to stay cool. Blake was able to meet a lot of the family for the first time. 

Instead of putting things in the bucket, he uses it as a drum

Blake liked hanging out under the picnic table

My cousin Josh built a jumbo ladder golf set. It was taller than all of the guys!

My Uncle Tom and Uncle Dave telling Blake that his Grandpa used to get them into trouble when they were little

Blake was clearly the center of attention!

The classic duo (Amy and Sean)

Blake hanging out with Grandpa and Darrina, Aaron and Uncle Terry

Overall, it was a great trip and it was nice to see the gang again. Hopefully we wont have to wait too long for the next trip.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wisconsin Dells Vacation {Part 2}

Day two of our trip we were determined to get more outdoor time. There was a little lazy river area for kids with only 1 foot of water and a baby slide. Blake seemed to enjoy that area the most and there was shade so we set up camp. 

Blake loved drinking the pool water. We had to watch him like a hawk or he would have drank the entire pool

The pool was the perfect depth for Blake to just stand and play

Blake's first tub ride (aka I am holding him up under the tube so he doesn't fall

Blake and Mommy

Our makeshift crib

Due to naps and schedules this was the only time that Blake and Raegan were in the pool together

Uncle Sean was a super big help this weekend!

Blake drove us to dinner

Blake and Daddy!

Proof that James and Colleen were there

Family picture

What a difference a year makes. This picture pretty much sums up how completely opposite Blake and Raegan are. It is hilarious.