Family Pic

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Visiting with the Pooley's

We just got home from a fun weekend in Santa Rosa visiting with Angela, Charlie & Baby Doran.  What I still haven't posted was the trip they made to Fresno in June.  So today, you get a 2-fer. 
First up is the trip they made to Fresno.  Doran was almost 8 months old, Jake 19 months.  We brought out all of Jake's little toys, which was tons of fun all over again.

  Other than the time Jake met Doran when he was only a few days old, all Jake knew of his new cousin was just in pictures.  It was so awesome when they finally got to meet again.  Jake played so well with Doran, and shared all of his toys.  He was such a good, well behaved boy.  I was so proud!  Doran was a good sport about everything too.  He was/is such a good baby. 
Of course a visit with Angela isn't complete without some 'smores.  Again, in the bbq.
Mommies with the boys
Daddies with the boys

We also made time for a trip to Woodward Park so the boys could see the ducks.  Before Jake could walk he loved to feed the ducks, but now it's a bit terrifying for him knowing they are bigger than him, and like to charge when bread is involved.

And a couple of cute family pics.

Since, we always have such a great time with Angela & Charlie, and now Doran, we decided to schedule a trip to see them.  We picked a great time considering the heat in Fresno was killer.  This time Doran is 9 1/2 months, and very active.  He has a walker that he jams in, and we brought Jake's ride-on car (although he loved Doran's ride-on plane).  It was so cute watching them chase each other, and having so much fun.

We also went to a place called Train Town in Sonoma.  It's a bit like Playland here in Fresno.  We went on a train that stopped at a petting zoo and miniature town.
 Sitting in the miniature train

 This is the little jail inside the little town

Jake's first Ferris wheel!  I worried getting him on, but it was nothin' to him, show off.
Back at the ranch, Jake was working on a new friend, Baxster.  Jake is obsessed with all things dog.  We still aren't getting one.  No way.  So he likes to mooch off everyone elses.  Baxster was really good with him, even when Jake wanted to ride him.

 The girls and our boys.
I'm already looking forward to our next visit together, whenever that will be.  Jake and Doran are gonna be besties, I can already tell.  It's so nice to have him around other little ones.  He has grown so much lately just from being around others.  I'm so proud of the little well-behaved monster he has become!