Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas pics

Getting ready for Santa!! Curtis was pretty excited to find that Santa ate all the milk and cookies. He must have been a really good boy cause Santa and our families spoiled our little boy.
New fire engine!
Awesome new drum set. Where's the ear plugs?

Cowboy Curtis. His grandpa Jim would be proud. His favorite part was the canteen.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays Everyone! The Tester Family loves you!
We have been busy getting ready for Christmas and it has been a lot of fun. This is the first year that Curtis has been aware of and into the holiday so it's been really great to experience. We have been watching christmas movies, reading books, we put up a tree and lights. And of course Curtis is really excited for the prospect of Santa coming to our house with presents.
There are lots of things that we haven't got around to doing too, like send out holiday cards. Oh well, maybe we'll get to those in the new year.
We're so happy to be able to spend the holiday with our friends and family. And we are missing those that we won't be able to see. Have a very Merry Christmas.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving at Gram J.'s House

Mmmm... cranberry sauce

All the Tester cousins together
Making silly faces
When you don't hear from curtis for a while, usually he's getting into something he shouldn't be.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

snip, snip, sniff

We did it. We cut his hair. I never though he would be getting his first hair cut AFTER age two. I thought for sure he would be born with a big red mop of hair and it would just grow and grow. Alas, he had the Charlie Brown head for most of his life. It really wasn't until the last 6 months or so that it started to fill out a bit. I love his hair - it's the sweetest thing ever. His little curls at the back of his head that are so soft. And his head is still the best smell in the world. But it was just time I guess.
We put on a movie. Had a sucker ready - just in case (his first ever I think). And then chop. He did pretty well considering he's a two year old. Andy held him down a bit and I just cut away. There are only a *few* uneven spots, but he doesn't sit still long enough for anyone to notice them.
Of course, he is adorable. He looks so handsome in his new haircut. But all of a sudden, he turned into a little boy. Andy and I keep taking double takes - is this our baby? He looks so much older! But I guess that is the way it goes. He IS getting older and changing ALL THE TIME. Now he has a haircut to go with it.
His sweet baby curls are safely tucked away in an envelope for whenever I need them.

Friday, October 23, 2009

dragon boy

So, Curtis hates his halloween costume.
He talks about dragons -especially a dragon kite we saw at the beach - so I thought he would like to be one for halloween. I think it turned out pretty cute. It has a hat too, but I don't think we'll ever get that on him. But the little man doesn't want to wear it at all. He says "No dragon costume" or "No alligator costume". I keep trying - he will drag it around but that's about it. Maybe if he understood that there was candy in it for him, he would be more into it. Any suggestions?

Here's pictures of when we forced him into it. Notice he only looks happy when he gets one of his arms free. I may be taking a little costume-less boy trick or treating.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Our trip to Boise

So it looks like we have another broken camera. Luckily, my sister put up some super cute pictures on her blog. Check them out :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I know I have to stop with the blurry videos, but this is for grammy.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Probably his best day ever.

We took Curtis to the Wings over Wine Country air show along with Hannah and Leo. It may have been the most excited I've ever seen him. There were tons of planes and we got to go inside a bunch of them. It was like his own personal Disneyland. Although I know NOTHING about airplanes it was pretty great to see his reactions. We had a great time and as you can see by the last picture, nap time that day was awesome.

More catch up - our week in Laguna

We spent a week at the beach with the Tester family. How did we manage to only take pictures of Curtis? Well Uncle Dan and Aunt Julie are in the background at least!


Our trip to Solvang. We got to throw money into the little mermaid fountain. We'll wait til Curtis is a little older before we start showing him how to get the money out of the fountain. And of course we got to see some of our favorite people!!

birthday party pictures

Better late than never.