Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Bye, Bye Blog World!

I guess this is my official last post until I have the time to keep up with blogging properly. I had a hard time posting when it was cold and gross outside, now that the weather is warm, there is no way I'm getting on here, SO I leave you with pictures from Joelle's fun wedding last weekend! Until next time...but don't hold your breath!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

1 year...and a day...


I cannot believe that my baby girl is 1 already! Where does the time go? (Obviously not to blogging, huh?) We had a wonderful weekend celebrating Avalyn's birthday and Valentine's day. I really should post picts, but most everyone who reads this is on Facebook, so I'll just post them there...Amanda, just one more incentive to join! Come on...everybody's doin' it!

The cake
A picture I took (we are scannerless) of her 1 year picture, hence the glare.

And I have to include one of Owen...we went to Zoo America today and he was in his animal-lovin' glory! They had the reptile petting room open and had lots of animals out of their cages along the way (supervised) and we got the the wolves just as they were feeding them, which was pretty cool. On our

way in they handed out vouchers for free hot chocolate and that just made the trip extra perfect! We had a great weekend! Hopefully more later...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

11 Months Old...

This is the new pose...always waving!
I am ridiculously behind in blogging, and I do think to myself all the time, "This would make great blog material!" But when it actually comes down to sitting down and blogging, it just doesn't happen. One of these days I do want to post some Christmas pictures and other random things, but I'll put it off once again. So, until next time...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

10 months old

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!
I am SO SO SO thankful for these two precious ones!
Trying to get a good picture today reminded me how extremely "fun" it's going to be to try to get a good Christmas card picture this year! I'll try to tackle that one in the next few weeks!
This is what I got when I sternly said, "Seriously, give me your BEST smile!"

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy 3rd (and one month) Birthday, Owen!
Last night we had some family over for yet another (but final) 3rd b-day celebration for Owen. He wanted a Veggie Tales cake and the only character he just HAD to have on was Pa Grape...kind-of random, but whatever. He watched me decorate almost the whole thing. He was booted out of the kitchen after repeatedly licking the cake when I wasn't looking. (I'm sure the people at the party are enjoying that information!)

He has become quite the pro at blowing out candles. (Side note: Terri, what in the world is with my red...it turns brown! I need to fix this problem before I have to attempt Lightening McQueen!!)

And to top off the evening, he got the Veggie Tales Pirate ship from my parents. He played with it the rest of the night and I haven't seen him much today either.

Friday, November 14, 2008

9 months

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Much needed update...

Well, it's been awhile, so rather than write a novel, I'll hit the highlights through pictures. These first couple are just random ones I LOVE of Aves. I was fooling around with the camera outside a couple months ago...see Joelle, my camera isn't completely worthless.




We were Hershey Park Happy in September. (wow, I am SO far behind!) Owen moved up a candy bar, so he had more ride choices and loved it even more than last year. Avalyn rode a few too! When on the carousel, Owen refused to ride a horse because, "Baby Aves gets to ride on the cool seat and I want to too!" So all 4 of us rode in the cart thing instead of the horses...kind-of pathetic! It got much better from there though. We met up with Ryan's brother and 2 of his kids totally by accident so Owen loved getting to ride some rides with his cousins. Aunt Jo and Marc were there with us too!
Here he is with Dawson...such a good sport about riding the kiddie rides with Owen!
No day in Hershey is complete without going to Chocolate World! Aves was totally freaked out by the singing cows...love her face in this one!
Owen turned 3 on October 15th, but since we were moving then, he had a party with friends a few weeks early. I am so ticked that I didn't get a group picture, but a 3 year old b-day party can be quite hectic as I found out!
I realize that he should have an entire post dedicated to him and his special day, but since he doesn't read this blog, I'm including it with the rest of the updates...hopefully he won't be too scarred! I do have to say that he had the friend party, a cake at my parents, a party at Ryan's parents and cake with just us on his actual b-day...plus we're finally having his family party this weekend...a month late. So, the kid has really lucked out by having his b-day come on moving week. Oh, funny story...we were at a banquet the other night and had cake and I noticed before Owen ate his, he quietly sang happy birthday to himself. He now thinks that every time we have cake, we have to sing to him.
In October I got to host my favorite event of the year...well, one of them. I LOVE my college friends and even though we don't live close, we manage to get together once or twice a year, or actually more this year. Such a fun day! Can't wait until December!
Amanda and I are the baby-makers of the bunch for now...Owen and Blake are a couple months apart and Ethan and Avalyn are 1 month apart.
I love that Avalyn remains lady-like in every picture...nice...
Owen's actual b-day..October 15 (Avalyn 8 months)
Every year on Owen's b-day we go to breakfast at The Fractured Prune. Their donuts are UNBELIEVABLY awesome!
Much of October was spent packing and now much of November has been spent unpacking...I feel like I missed 2 months of life! It is funny what you find when packing. Owen would come downstairs dressed in the craziest stuff. I think I finally am cured from my pack-rat ways though. I got rid of so much stuff, I was quite proud of myself!
Moving day...
All moved in and exploring the place...
Until next time...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I was 8 months old...

...on October 14, but my mommy was too busy to post anything until now. Since I'll be 9 months old in 2 days, this post just had to be done! More to come...
Poor Owen turned 3 and not a thing was posted to celebrate!
Stay tuned...

Monday, September 15, 2008

7 months old...

September 14, 2008