Monday, November 30, 2009

Now this is a jam session!

Uncle Casey, Uncle Alex and Dyl rock it out! All 3 with guitars...Dylan with his 1st real one (thanks Jessie).

Birthday Party!

Dylan discovers his Sponge Bob themed 2nd birthday San Diego (thanks Aunt Jessie and Nana)!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Slight delays through security!

San Diego or bust!

Pregnancy Update - 5 Months

After 5 months, I am finally looking pregnant! Also, I am happy to report that I am no longer getting sick, and that I have a lot energy back.

We are trying to get Dylan used to the idea that his little brother is on the way. I think now that I have a belly, he is starting to pick up on it. The other night, Dylan got to feel the baby kick (responding to Dyl's, "Hi baby brother"??). The cutest thing was when, unprovoked, he kissed my belly and said, "Night night baby brother." I just about melted. He is going to be a great big brother!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Seasoned Potty Technique

Our little man!

Gramps and Nanie Celebrate!

This picture makes the entire extended Shields family very proud and happy (thanks for the pic, Tricia). UConn beats Notre Dame! Nanie and Gramps: we are thrilled too!

Date Night!

Dyl munches down while Bethany talks. Dylan has already mastered the art of acting like he is listening...


Prepping for Christmas!

Dyl sizes up helmets for his Santa list...

This one will do!

Taking a bee-line toward the golf clubs (this did not end well)...

Now this is a bike!

Mommy...can you please get me and daddy a basketball hoop?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Holiday Kick-Off

We kicked off the holiday season on Friday night at Jingle Eve with some Christmas caroling by the Holly Sisters. Our good friend Jennifer is one of the singers. Dylan loved it!

Brian, Dylan and Jennifer

Friday, November 20, 2009

Afternoon Fun!

Dylan is pumped by the cupcake cone!


The Gang...

Off to the Science Center!

Dylan inspects the car...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009



Cookie Monster. Yes.

Monday Afternoon

"Come on guys!" - as Dyl loves to say...

Watching the Atlantis take off from Orlando Executive Airport. Only 5 more shuttle launches to go!

Here, Dyl discovers he can color his fingertips too!

Thus, he uses his purple fingertips to color...
An early Christmas and birthday gift arrived from Mama Jen! The plastic noodles made for a fun time - and a mess! Thank you Mama Jen (for the gift, not the mess)!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dinner Party

Dylan and Jake dine at the Sesame Street table (the same one his dad played with as a kid)...

Breakfast the next morning with Mommy!

Weekend Fun!

Thanks for the push, Gramps!

Like a monkey...

Tire swing all by myself...


I look like Mommy, but I love garbage trucks like Daddy!


Will Nanie make the climb?

She will (to the surprise of the little girl at the bottom)!

Way to go Nanie!

Water Fountain

It tastes better when it hits the cheek first!

Friday, November 13, 2009