Thursday, March 19, 2009

Shakin' things up around here

I decided to shake things up around here. I have been wanting to get a little train table and set for Alex for months now and I finally found one that was reasonable and close to home. I saw this on craigslist and couldn't help myself. I know that Eric is thinking ( Oh,Boy. Here she goes again.) Am I right honey??? Even now, as I am typing this he still doesn't know that I have already bought one. ;0)
Every time that we visit B&N, Alex practically throws a fit every time we have to leave the train table there. His favorite book now is The Little Engine that Could, and he drops whatever he is doing and full-out runs to the front window to catch a glimpse of the train as it passes by our house, so I just knew that this would be a hit around here.
The family that was selling it even delivered it to our house. Nice. So it was sitting in our entry way when Alex woke up from his nap. I thought this out ahead and started taking pictures before and after he saw it. Take a look and judge for yourself if this present was well worth the wait. Sorry honey, I just have to do it every now and then, but you still love me don't you?? ;0)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Real Princess is Sleeping

Here are just some pictures of our little princess sleeping away the afternoon. It is hard to believe that our little princess will be 4 months old on Friday. We will be heading to the Dr. that morning to get the update.

Got Milk?!?!

I guess that this post proves that kids learn by example and you can never underestimate how much they take in. I plan on using this picture later on at Alex's wedding as black mail (hehehe ;0). I love you Alex you are such a cutie.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Princess is Sleeping

My mother-in-law sent us the best clip I have seen in a long time. I love it. I thought that you might enjoy it.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Our Little Princess

Since the last few posts have featured our little guy I thought that I would share a few pictures of our little angel. Sarah is now 3 1/2 months old. Time has flown by and I can't hardly imagine our lives without her. She is definitely a daddy's girl. He can make her smile almost anytime and she settles down so easily with him. What a lucky little girl she is to have such a great dad. These pictures were taken today Her little smile just melts my heart. I am truly in love with my family.On a side note, Sarah slept through the night last night for the first time. I sure hope that it is the first of many.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Alex and Eden at the Park

Right now Alex's best friend to play with is Eden. She is just a few months younger than Alex, but these two have so much fun playing together. Today was a beautiful day here and what better way to get out some excess energy than to play in the park. Here are a few snapshots of these two playing together and having so much fun. We played on equipment,swung on the swings , ate lunch, played with a very friendly squirrel, played a few more minutes, and then with two tired kiddos, off for a nap. YEAH!!!

You Up for a Challenge???

Copy Cat Give Away

:::COMPLETELY COPIED FROM Trisha's BLOG:(It's sounds like a fun idea):I did copy her word for word!

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done this year.
4. You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a song. It may be a self portrait or maybe even some creation I haven't yet dreamed up. I may draw. I may bake you something and mail it to you. It may not be big or impressive. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure! But lets be honest here. This is me and I will likely do something amazing. =) So come on, sign up!
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Popcorn Popping

Alex loves to have the popcorn song being sung to him. He even gets in on some of the action with his 'poppers". I wish that he wasn't so distracted with us taping him doing the actions. He really is too cute.

Our Little Man

I just had to do a post about our little young man in the family. He is such a joy to have around the house. He is so helpful and is always so observant. Here are just a few examples of this wonderful quality that I hope stays with him forever. His future wife will be one lucky lady.
Whenever the dishwasher needs to be unloaded, he is right there and almost knows where every dish goes. He even puts away the silverware, tupperware, and measuring cups in the right drawers.
He loves to help with the laundry. He will take it out of the dryer and put it on the couch so that it can be sorted and folded.

He also loves to help feed the cats. Yesterday morning he saw that their bowls were empty and picked up the bowl and brought it to the pantry, where the cat food is kept, and was trying to get the bucket open to fill the bowl.
He is quick to put toys away and loves to help me when I am cooking. Anytime he sees baking something he always says "help" and pulls the kitchen step stool out to lend me a hand. He loves to dump ingredients into the bowl and helps to mix whatever I happen to be making.

The most recent example of him being so helpful is that he saw me vacuuming and wanted to do it himself. There is a short clip of him vacuuming the living room (it's kind of loud).

He is the first to give loves in the morning and is so affectionate throughout the day. We learn so much from his example and are so blessed to have him teach us everyday what it means to be childlike. I learn everyday from you Alex. You are amazing.