Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful for...

her...

and him...

and Southwest Airlines for bringing them to meet us in Nashville to celebrate with her...


and him...


Just wouldn't feel like Thanksgiving without my family...those precious baby faces included!

Also thankful for Tyler, who's putting in one last day of work, while we all relax and eat, before heading up. We've got some pumpkin spice bars waiting for you honey!



we hope they're ready when you get here...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just a quick hello

Well I don't have a lot to post about, but since our skype dates with the cousins haven't worked out this week, here's a shot of Katie Beth admiring Ben in the fire captain outfit Aunt Amanda sent!
Just try to tell Ben that his hat's on backwards...I think that since ball cap bills face the front, he thinks they all should. Regardless, he is having lots of fun with his costume, and the other treats as they are discovered. (We did hide the costume Kalyssa, but at 2, Ben's patience for finding it wasn't the best)

Let's see...we took advantage of the warm weather last week to head to the zoo. It was KB's first trip to actually be awake and have more of a view than the inside of the stroller.
I think she likes it!

Ben and Austin manhandling the goats,
and asking me to take their picture!
When he is not spitting mulch and jumping on heads (going through a bit of an "acting out" phase), Ben's having a fun time at his preschool. Today he told me all about who is his mommy, daddy, brother, sister, grandma and grandpa at school and then handed me a pretend cup of coffee.
Saying "how" in his indian hat from school

Had some more to say, but my bed is calling instead...looking so forward to seeing my sister very soon!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"My loves Happy Halloween!"

Just the suh-weetest lil ladybug and buzziest Buzz Lightyear around!
Gonna breeze right past the fact that Halloween was weeks ago... As I've spoken about my affinity for fall festivals before, I probably don't need to say that we dressed up multiple times for any opportunity possible over a two-week window. A quick rough-around-the-edges slideshow of the highlights (still learning the software...u can click on the icon to make it full screen):


Taking Ben around the neighborhoods was so much fun. After a couple hand-holding trial runs, he just marched right up to the front doors, said "trick or treat!", picked out his candy (very deliberately and had to be hurried along), then said "tank you!" with a smile. And after a while I had him add in "Happy Halloween!" as we said goodbye. As we were walking down the driveway of a particularly lucrative stop (full-size Snickers, woot woot!) he turned to me and said, "Mahmmy, my loves Happy Halloween."

Of course you do, buddy. I can't wait to see what he thinks about Merry Christmas this year!