Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Charlie Brown

Our own little Charlie Brown...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monkey Good Time

Logan's first birthday was full of fun and well... monkeys!

1. A centerpiece mobile made of banana print outs, monkey stickers, the custom Logan monkey heads and a little bit of string.

2. A simple banner made from printed bubble letters with a couple Logan monkey heads.

3. A happy birthday boy who crawls very efficiently and quickly now.

4. Custom monkey heads made from a 4x6 picture of Logan's face, with cut-out monkey ears in construction paper and then stuck on the theme color paper.

5. A delicious and surprisingly easy to make monkey cake.

6. Yea for monkeys!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pictures from a Garage Sale

We had a big garage sale this weekend. We had a steady trickle of customers and made enough money to make it worth while. Here's what happened in pictures:

Krista's Lemonade stand - "too bright" for her little eyes in the morning.

Gabriel wanted to be a "tool man" when he found some safety glasses.

Logan loves being outdoors.

Is he tired of being photographed?
A. His smiley face says no, but the finger indicates yes?

Day 2 - Cold and required some outerwear.

Krista made some dough, selling dough.

The mosquitoes LOVED Gabriel and his big puffed up Dopey ear can attest to it.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lights Out!

Yesterday evening the TV beeped and the National Weather Advisory warned us about an upcoming thunderstorm/"tstorm". We properly gave a mighty whooped-de-doo. In about 10 minutes the wind came with force. Josh and the kids watched out the window as small limbs from neighboring trees cracked and came falling down. The kids thought it was great, they got to do a happy dance outside on the front stoop. Then, as a cherry on top, the power went out. It winked, blinked and then went out completely.

It was 6PM. So we lit some candles and read books by flashlight, which the kids LOVED. We got pajama'd up with the flashlight and brushed teeth. At least for bedtime routine, you don't really need lights.

Okay, like the old couple we are, Josh and I walked the neighborhood to see how far power was out. It seemed to be a 2 block radius all around us. Our neighbor told us it was out all over our part of town... we continued our walk and Josh told me that we needed to get a plan together for a future zombie apocalypse.

We got back from our walk, this was about 2 and a half hours after the power first went out, sat down to tell Nana the report and the lights flicked back on - hooray, power was restored!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Too Darn Cute

I captured a few new videos that are too cute not to share:

1. Krista gets a new backpack for preschool and does a dance/sings at the store.

2. There were some excited people waiting for Krista to arrive home from her first day of school.

3. And last, but not least, Gabriel sings one of his new favorite songs that Nana taught him - enjoy!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Preschool Prepared

Krista carefully picked out her outfit to wear to her first day of Preschool. With one minor adjustment from shorts to jeans on this cool day, she was set.

She's more nervous about school than I thought she would be. She keeps telling me that it's going to be "boring" and she's afraid I'm not going to pick her up. It didn't help that it comes after summer break, where she was not going to Sunday school or Reading Time at the library - her sole entertainment came from her home life. Now she has to abandon that comfort and go into the unknown.

Good luck to my baby girl - you'll do wonderful!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

News Flash

Krista: Is getting ready for Pre-School starting on Wednesday. She also starts her dance classes again on the 14th, for which she is most excited. She got two new pairs of shoes, as she continues to grow at exceedingly alarming rates.. Her favorite activities are: coloring, playing princesses (either live action or polly pocket version) and creating spontaneous dance moves.

Gabriel: Is still not potty trained. He is "afraid" of his potty chair. Although, we are making baby steps and he will sit on the open potty chair with his pants on now.. He did have to give up the pacifier about a month ago and is finally "over" it. His favorite activities are: blowing bubbles/spilling his drinks, cutting the pickle and mowing/vacuuming.

Logan: Is starting to crawl, finally. He's definitely not fast and furious, well at least not fast... He's still a Mama's boy and cries whenever I leave the room, unless M&M's are involved. His favorite activities are: EATING, clapping and shaking his head no-no-no.