Friday, November 28, 2008
I must say despite the small gathering, my attempt at my first turkey was a success and proved to not be as bad as I thought it would be. Mike and I will be eating leftovers for days however!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
It was a novelty to get out of bed and come say "night-night" for about 45 minutes but since then there has been peace and quite. I think he likes his new bed. I, on the other hand, was not ready for this. His crib was the last thing we had tying him to being a baby and now no more. Oh well - I guess it had to happen sooner or later.
Love ya little man!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
.....I recently cut her hair into a bob. She loves it and it is so much easier to handle. However, I am a little disappointed that her curls didn't come back. I guess she has out grown them.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Oh, how life can change so much in two years! You are now a talking, self feeding, active little boy. As I call you my baby boy, I know you are no longer a baby but how I want to stop time and treasure all of the hugs and snuggles you give. To hear you call "Mommy" from your room in the mornings to the "night, night" at bedtime - you warm my heart every minute of the day. How precious time is and now that you are growing from a baby to a child, I realize that I must give you some independence but you will always be my baby. Happy Birthday little man! I love you with all of my heart!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
I guess it would depend on who you ask. I am assuming if you would ask my kids, they would say it was a curse. I, however, believe it is a blessing.
With Jacob's birthday right around the corner, finding the perfect gift for him has not been easy. I do think though that my mom came pretty darn close. (It was a great gift for me too, I might add!) She got him a working, cordless, light weight vacuum cleaner.
Not only does he love to vacuum with his new vacuum, I have also implemented chores that the other kids have to do with it! Elizabeth has to vacuum under the kitchen table at night after dinner and AJ has to vacuum by our shoe bin (we don't wear shoes in the house).
I must say, I am pretty darn happy with this gift - even if it is for Jacob!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Good friends of ours entrusted us with their kiddos as they got away for a weekend in California.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
On our way back to the car. Jacob had a bit of an incident with the water (fell face first into it) so off came the shirt and we ended the shoot that way.
I am pretty sure mom enjoyed the beach and I know we got some good photos for our Christmas card. Miss you already Mom!!!!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
With that being said, we decided to have a little "taste of Italy" party at the house with our good friends in order to celebrate my parents 28th anniversary. This is how the kids ended the night... as we adults stumbled around the kitchen. Boy, does Italy have some good wine!
Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! Here is to many many more happy years!!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
"Here Elizabeth. Would you hold the candy dish while I check on AJ?"
Hey sissy, what's that? Anything good in there?
I suppose it wouldn't hurt to test out one of these. What do you think?
Seriously! What was I thinking letting little ones be in charge of the candy. I suppose the taste testing was predictable - a good start to trick or treating!
Elizabeth came to me about a month ago and told me that she wanted to be a princess-fairy-ballerina-angel for Halloween. I thought to myself, why can't she just choose one of these. In my attempt to try and prove to her that this kind of costume didn't exist, I sat her on my lap and typed princess fairy ballerina angel costume into the Google search and wouldn't you know..... there it was...listed on ebay. Ugghh! That back fired!
Needless to say, now that she saw that they existed, it was bound to be. I bought the costume and she has worn it now to four parties and trick or treating.
I guess I learned my lesson. Never underestimate the power of imagination and the Internet!
Get a look at how big that bum is! I couldn't help but giggle all night as I followed from behind and saw him run from house to house.
Ooh, ooh, aah, aah! I love you, my little monkey!
Monday, November 3, 2008
It is true. I have been missing from the world of blogging for a while. As I would love to say that I was off on some grand adventure without access to the wild world of the Internet, the only adventure I have been on is that of life itself.
I found myself living my life for my blog rather than blogging my life. Does that make any sense? As I would go through my day, I would think, hmmm, I need to do this or that so I can blog it.
Anyway, so for that reason, I decided to take an unannounced break from blogging. It has been a nice break, but now I am ready to get back to blogging again. I have been busy with photo shoots, kids sports and activities, family visits, trick o' treating and a new addition to our family that I want to share with everyone but for now I must say....