Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thanksgiving Tradition

After our big Thanksgiving meal every year, we decorate the tree together while drinking eggnog. We even found a soy eggnog that Aidan can drink!

Monday, November 26, 2007

1st Snow

I know it's been a while...

Friday, August 3, 2007

Disney 2007

We had a great time at Disney World last week. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for taking all of us! Aidan and Alex both had the same favorite ride- It's a Small World, while Brian and I preferred Rockin' Roller Coaster, but the highlight of the trip was breakfast with Mickey and Pluto. Here are a few pictures from our trip...

Soccer at it's best...

This was Aidan's first summer of playing soccer, and boy did he really get into it. During warm-ups, he does a great job kicking the ball around. When game-time comes around, he runs around chasing the other kids, but won't kick the ball. Or sometimes he'll pick weeds or kick the dirt. He says he just doesn't want to kick the ball. I'm just glad he's running around having fun. Maybe next year...

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The pool is open!

It finally feels like summer is here! The pool opened over the weekend, and I took the boys yesterday. What a great time we had...Aidan spent most of his time on the waterslide and Alex spent most of his time holding onto the wall with me right by his side.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

My computer crashed!

I lost EVERYONE's email address, so if you are reading this, and you have my email address, please please please send me an email so that I can add your email address to Outlook on my new hard drive.


Friday, May 11, 2007

Alex's 1-yr pictures

I finally took Alex out for some "formal" pictures. I meant to take him out soon after his birthday, but he's actually 13 months in these pics. He is at a really tough age for pictures, because he does not want to sit still, and he does not want to look at the camera. He's way too interested in the dirt and the bugs crawling around on the ground. I made my favorite pictures into the 8x14 collage below, and Brian is going to build a frame for it so we can hang it in our home. The other picture, I'll probably hang as a 5x7.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


We did it...
We made the switch...
We are using cloth diapers now.
So far, it's going great and Alex doesn't seem to mind the difference. They are a bit bulkier, as you can see, but they don't leak!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


I love this website. It can be quite intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it, it can become your new best friend. With the help of Fly Lady, I have organized my home and keep it clean most of the time. She posts a mission for you to do every day- things that you normally don't think of doing. This week she's having me work on my kitchen, and so far, I've wiped down all of my cabinets and cleaned the top of my refrigerator. Today I'm supposed to clean out my refrigerator and really wipe down the shelves and drawers. I never would do these things, if it weren't for Fly Lady. And now I will never have to spring clean again!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Going Green

I have been inspired to do my part in saving our environment. We've been using fluorescent lightbulbs for a while now, which uses 2/3 less energy than regular lightbulbs. The next step in my endeavor was switching to biodegradable cleaning products. I packed up all my old cleaning products- Pledge, Windex, Softscrub, etc. and bought a wonderful line of cleaning products from Target, called Method. Not only do these products smell great, they are non-toxic, so they are safe for my kids and my environment. They are made from all natural ingredients and work just as well, if not better and cost only $2.99 a bottle. Everyone should make this switch.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Aidan's struggle with sleeping

On Sunday, we decided that Aidan is going to bed too late, and waking up way too early. So we also decided it was time to banish naptime. Sunday was the first day he didn't take a nap, and although he went to bed early Sunday night, he still woke up early Monday morning. And he was a grump! We went to gymnastics at 9am, and at 9:15am we were heading back home because he did not want to participate. We got home, and I sent him straight to bed, were he proceeded to take a 3-hour nap. This is not how it was supposed to happen.

On Tuesday morning, he slept in! Sleeping in for Aidan is 7am. I was going to skip his nap again. To my dismay, he once again fell asleep, this time while playing with his trucks...

I only let his sleep 40 minutes this time, and he woke up a grump again. We put him to bed early, but he didn't fall asleep until well after 9pm. But he did sleep in again this morning (7am). I guess we'll see what happens today...

Monday, April 30, 2007

Alex's 1st Haircut

As you can see, he did a great job and actually sat still for most of the haircut...

I think these would make great pictures for Sports Clips advertisements...what do you think?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Alex's Birthday Celebration

We had a small family party for Alex's 1st birthday.
He really enjoyed his birthday cake- he ate the entire piece!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Happy Birthday Alex!

Alex turned 1's so hard to believe. Time really does fly, like everyone says.

Daddy came home from work early, and we went to the children's museum, ate dinner and rode the ferris wheel. Afterwards, we all squeezed in a photo booth and got our picture taken. Then we went home for cake and icecream. It was a really nice day. Happy 1st Birthday, Alex.