Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Half-Birthday

Last Saturday was Isaiah's 6-month birthday. We spent the day at the beach with family and friends, and are still scraping sand out of his cute-n-pudgy skinfolds.


The next day, JoanMarie and I took him on his first camping trip. Watching him contemplate his first campfire, sleep in a tent, and wake up to the sound of a nearby river made camping seem more magical than ever.



Then we took him to his first ghost town. Most ghost towns have a long and haunted history where the buildings are located. This ghost town is different. The old wooden buildings were brought in from all over in the middle of the last century, so any ghosts who came with them suddenly had new ghosty neighbors.


Our friends Mary and Peter Weber pulled some strings to get us into this private ghost town, and our families spent several hours playing Ghostbusters.


There were even haunted firetrucks.


Though it was Isaiah's half-birthday, JoanMarie and I were excited when a package was delivered for us. The diapers we ordered finally arrived!

Isaiah was just happy when we finally emptied the box.


But Isaiah's half-birthday is over now. It's time to make room for Father's Day!!!

10 comments:

Claire Dawn said...

Happy Half Birthday, Isaiah!

Alyssia said...

Looks like you guys had a great time, Jay, and your little man is SO cute! Happy Father's Day weekend to you! :)

Sabrina said...

Happy Half Birthday, Isaiah! Looks like it was a blast! :)

Happy Father's Day Jay! :)

Daniella said...

So cool! Glad you had a fun week! Happy first Father's Day to you, and congrats to all of you for making it through the first 6 epic months of Isaiah's life!

Brittney Breakey said...

I used to play in cardboard boxes too! That picture just brought me back. =)

Karen said...

Fantastic pictures. Happy half birthday Isaiah!

Stephanie Roth Sisson said...

Wow! Little Isaiah is sitting up on his own! How very exciting (really). Happy belated Father's Day to you, Jay.

YA Book Queen said...

Isaiah's little hats are so cute!

Oh, the days of playing in cardboard boxes...so much fun :)

m. christine weber said...

I like Isaiah's hats too :-). Thanks to you and JoanMarie for letting us be a part of the little man's half-birthday! We had a wonderful time with you guys!

Jen Klein said...

Special tip for sand removal from babies: baby powder. Seriously, it's like magic. Slide it around on (wet, itchy, gritty) baby and the sand just FALLS off. Baby much happier when drying off does not equal being exfoliated.