Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

We had a Christmas ornament party! Several friends brought their kids and a homemade ornament project for all the kids to make. There ended up being 14 kids, 6 adults, 6 ornaments and a bunch of craziness!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


We've been getting ready for the cold season. It's kinda hard to believe winter is just now starting. =oP We've gotten snow and ice over the past couple of weeks and it's only just beginning. To keep busy and entertain the troops, we decided to do a snowflake project. I think Joe and I had more fun than the kids! Glitter and paper were strewn across the table (and floor), but it was worth it!
If you can't remember how to make these, don't feel took us a couple of tries before our snowflakes started looking less like blocks of paper with holes. Here's a snowflake tutorial (that I should have looked up before we started!)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Snow Day

"It snowed!", I yelled..peeking out the window. Judah was immediately stoked! He's been waiting for the snow to come..his plan was for it to snow and then mommy would make hot chocolate and cookies. Although I hadn't prepared for snow this early, we did manage to bake the cookies later that night. We did however get out there and built a couple of snowmen. Perfect snow for snowmen this time! Addie had a ton of fun too. We threw snowballs at each other and Addie would try, several times I saw her giving a snowball to daddy instead. Judah was all about the snowball fight!
Fortunately it was on a day daddy was home, so we were able to tag team it with Adam. It was a lot of fun though! Judah's snowsuit arrived in the mail a little late, but hopefully it'll snow again and maybe we can try our hand at sledding. =o)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Getting Better

We've been sick, all of us caught the stomach bug that seems to be plaguing the Ohio Valley. Thankfully it only lasted a couple of days. We are all on the mend, but runny noses are still among us. So I'm tracking down the best humidifier to buy and not break down on me like the last one. I'll be ordering a couple of those this week!

Meanwhile, we trying to figure out refinancing the house, and Joe is trying to figure out what that orange dashboard light is telling us on my van. The 8 foot privacy fence we started on about 4 or 5 weeks ago is about 97 % done! Joe has to build the gate and finish up the last bit by the house.

I've tried my hand at caramel corn and wassail last week, going for that fall feel even though winter is bearing down on us. =oP The wassail could have used a little more "bite" so I'll try another recipe..but the caramel corn was scrumptious!

Happy moment: Adelaide - "look at me mommy, I a princess"

Monday, November 1, 2010

Back in the swing

We're getting back in the swing of things around here. Life seems to be getting back to normal somewhat. I'm finding time to sew here and there. Adam has been sleeping like a dream the past few nights, I actually woke him up after he slept 10 hours straight last night. Daytime is another story, but it's slowly getting better. He tends to power nap often, leaving me feeling like I spend most of the day trying to get him back down to sleep. He so sweet, it's hard be upset at him. We all love him so much. Mornings, he just wakes up the end of the day he's a bit grumpy from lack of sleep, but still manages to smile at daddy when he gets home.
I've taken a few more pics but here's a really good one Joe took at 8 weeks.. those eyes are still blue!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Falling behind again!

Sorry mom I know.. I don't take enough pictures and post them on my blog! I said I would, but I get busy. I finally took a few today, I had some about a week ago, but I'm not sure where Joe put them..hmm. Anyway, Adam wasn't in the best of moods so I could only get a couple of decent ones. He'll be two months tomorrow, and it's slipping by. =o(
Last night was the best night's sleep he's gotten, 5 hours woke up and then another 5. I can't ask for much better than that!
He's still our little sweetheart, so snuggly and happy. Pretty soon he'll be able to sit in his little bumbo..which is pink (I need to see if I can get someone to switch with me!)
I plan on getting more pics soon..I promise!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Little Boys

It's so neat to say I have two little boys. They are both so very sweet! I'm hoping they will be best buddies. Judah already talks about what he'll be able to teach Adam when he gets bigger.
Yesterday, we went to the zoo and it was Adam's first visit! Here's my little boys dressed in their crocodile shirts...

(Judah 4, Adam 5 weeks)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Road trip to GA

Well, last weekend Mom, Beck and Brandon came to visit us. We all had a lot of fun together. I tend to decide a day or two before that I'll drive down to GA, and this was another one of those cases. So off we went to Georgia for Adam to meet more of his family. =o) On this trip so far he got to meet his Uncle Andrew, Aunt Rachel, Great-Grandma Smith, Great-Papa, Great-Grandma Wendy ;o), Great-Great Aunt Mary, Great Aunt Dottie, Great Aunt Shelia, and cousins Josh, Jeremy and Brooke. (I have no idea how to figure out the cousin thing so I won't even

Time has been spent visiting, resting and playing. Addie and Judah have enjoyed the new swing and Adam has enjoyed snuggle time with Grammy. It all ends too soon and we'll be headed home in a couple of days... I know Daddy misses all of us. =o)
Poppy made it back from his tennis match, and Judah and him got to build a bird house shaped like a ship.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Adam's Arrival

Well, It's been quite awhile since I've updated on how we're doing here. I'm hoping to do a little better now that things have slowed down a bit. Anyway, we've had our baby boy! He was born at home on September 2nd @ 7AM weight 10lbs and 7 ounces, 23 1/2 inches long. I couldn't have asked for a better labor and delivery.. my check has been cashed. =o) We were as surprised as everyone else at his size, but for being as long as he is..he isn't too chunky and still has those little chicken legs that Judah and Addie had.

We were expecting another Leo and got a Virgo instead. =o) He came a week and one day past his second due date of Aug 25th. This was probably the most emotional pregnancy I've had, and I'm so glad Joe has been so patient with my tearful breakdowns. ;o)

Anyway, Adam is two and a half weeks old today. We are working on sleeping better at night, but I couldn't ask for a sweeter baby. He's happy to sit quietly in his swing and watch his siblings playing or lie happily in our arms. Addie and Judah have been great with him and every now and then I'll see Judah give him a little kiss and talk with him or Addie patting his head.

Several times a day I'll look down and catch him smiling. He's such a sweetheart. We're so happy and blessed that he is finally here with us... and I think he's happy too!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter 2010

I thought it was about time to finally update this blog! Wow, I tend to lose track of time.
Mom and Dad brought Brandon up with them for a trip during Easter. The weather was great, and the kids played outside together most of the time. We colored and glittered easter eggs on Saturday evening. I thought this was a job best suited for Judah and Brandon. They had fun picking the colors and decorating with glitter.
We fixed an Easter Sunday meal and invited Grandma and Grandpa over for food and for the Easter egg hunt out at the Charlestown Park. Addie was tired but everyone had a blast. Brandon found the "golden egg" and won a chocolate bunny...Judah won getting exactly 16 eggs and won a chocolate bunny..and Addie got the she won a chocolate bunny. =o) Everyone was happy although the chocolate candy inside the plastic eggs started melting.
Back home for naps and back to the park for some portraits.
We dragged Grammy and Poppy to Chuck E Cheese on Monday and then (upon Poppy's request) went out to Buca di Beppo Monday night. What a fun Easter weekend! =o)