Saturday, August 29, 2009

"The Baby Parade"

Today was Melissa Rowe's baby shower for Isla (pronounced I-la - I love the name). Michelle, Amy, and myself went to Mel's shower while the boys watched football at our house and do whatever other Shananagans boys like to do.
2009 is the year of the baby for our group of friends. Michelle and I gave birth in March, Amy gave birth in July, and Melissa is due in October. We are so lucky that so many of our good friends are having babies at the same time. It makes the whole experience so much more fun!

The Boys
Adam, Dec, Brian, Kris, and Grayson (Heath had to leave early because he was sick)

The Girls
Michelle, Cassidy, myself, Melissa, and Amy

Friday, August 28, 2009


In order of most frequent use, we like to call Dec:
  • Palooka
  • Punchie
  • Monkey
  • Bodafuko
  • Champ

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I don't have any interesting news. I just wanted to post this picture!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

5 Months

Here at the Herkert house, time has been flying,
No more sweet sounds of a 7 pound newborn crying.

Instead we hear squeals, giggles, and "hooos";
In no time at all he'll be swallowing solid food.

He loves to roll both ways,
And is boyishly aggressive in his play.

He can momentarily sit by himself,
Although his favorite position is standing with our help.

Some may be wondering if we've seen any teeth?
The answer is no, but wouldn't be surprised if it happened in weeks.

He probably won't be fat, as you'll see from his stats:
The scale reads 17.5 pounds,
And he is measuring 28 inches from the ground!

Declan is a joy- we are having a ball.
Can't wait to see what he'll show us this fall.

It's been five months of fun with this little one.
Thank you to those following the life of our son!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fun With Gracie & Alex

Today we went over to Gracie Jo's and Alex's for some fun. Gracie showed Dec how to blow bubbles, Alex crawled in circles around Dec and mom enjoyed catching up with her long time friend Jen.

Gracie, Jen, Dec, and Alex

Monday, August 24, 2009

Yummy In My Tummy -Video

After a month of Dec vying for our food, we decided to give him a few spoonfuls of rice cereal. It looks like he loves it! Now the trick is to get him to swallow.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Batiquitos BBQ

After running the AFC last weekend, we went to Erin & RJ's for pizza by the pool...mmmm! What a great afternoon. Dec met his friend Reece for the first time and also tried beer. Just kidding! Well kind of - auntie Casey did give a bottle to suck on. He seemed to like it - big surprise!

Auntie Casey teaching Dec about the good life

Erin holding Reece, Casey holding Dec

Friday, August 21, 2009

Family Fun

All of the cousins at a family BBQ last weekend.

Zack, Dec, Lily, Emma
Zack & Dec

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

These Legs Were Made for Walking - Video

This is my favorite video yet. Declan LOVES standing - so Dad decided to try a little walking. As you will see, Dec is quite pleased with himself. I apologize for the poor video skills - I was walking backward & having difficulty getting his full body in the frame.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Splash Park

Another fun summer day! We ventured out to the 4S Ranch Splash Park today with Micah, Samantha, and Kady - what a great way to cool off.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Will It Fit?

Lately everything goes in our mouth...even if it doesn't quite fit!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Almost Nap Time -Video

Declan is happy as a clam during play time, and just like that it switches. He gets mad, and it almost sounds like he is telling his toys off. The video is of him getting mad at his Jumperoo (one of his favorite toys). An indication for me it's about nap time. We certainly have a feisty one on our hands!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Beach Crew

Another fun day at Moonlight Beach...

Jaimie, Micah, me, Declan, Molly, Max, Michelle, & Cassidy

Dec talking to his friend Max

The boys (Micah, Dec, and Max) are chillin'

We love the feeling of sand in our toes!
This picture kills me - he looks like such a little person.

Our happy Declan

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Big D & G Money

We were excited to meet Dec's (aka Big D) new friend baby Grayson (aka G Money) on Friday night. Born on July 31 and weighing 6 lbs 11 oz, he is just adorable. It was fun to hold a newborn again. It wasn't that long ago that Dec was ity bity, but it feels like ages. Kris and Adam have been friends since kindergarten - it was cool to see the guys holding their sons and wondering if the babies will know each other 30 years from now...

Kris holding Grayson, Adam holding Dec. Kris & Amy gave Dec some new shoes and he is obsessed with them. We couldn't get him to look at the camera.
Kris, Grayson, Amy, Adam, Dec, Lindsay

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Baby Chaos

A moment of chaos captured at our mom's group last Wednesday!

Dec, Kathryn, Amelia, & Aidan (in the back)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Point Loma Lighthouse & Tide Pools

We took advantage of the great San Diego weather today and ventured out with the Klock family to the Point Loma Lighthouse and Tide Pools. Cassidy and Dec are becoming thick as thieves with all of this time they are spending together!

Adam, Lindsay (holding Dec), Michelle (holding Cassidy), and Heath at the tide pools

A gorgeous day!

In front of the lighthouse
Picnicking afterward

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