Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011 in Pictures

Making cookies with Daddy

The bib says it all! 

 My two cute kids

Not the greatest picture, but it was the best one of the bunch! So much for self portraits! :) 

 Opening presents, post church, post nap.

 A new scooter!

I love my little girl!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

At Bedtime Tonight

Mommy: "I love you Jacob. Goodnight!"
Jacob: "I love you too Mommy!"
That's the first time I've heard my boy say those words of his own accord. Makes me smile. :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rolling! Rolling! Rolling!

Makenna is rolling! Over and over and over! It's definitely time to rethink baby-proofing the house.

I found her like this the other night after placing her in the middle of the floor. After stepping away to help Jake with something, I came back to find Makenna had rolled to one side of the room and was caught on the leg of the couch. No complaints from her, just a "Hi Mom! Look what I did!"

I think these two are going to be double trouble. 

Monday, October 31, 2011


Great big globs of squishy, slimey, pumpkin guts!

Jake loved helping Daddy carve the pumpkin.

Our little Lady Bug showing off Mommy's pumpkin masterpiece! I opted for paint this year, a much cleaner alternative to pumpkin guts.

Spiderman, waiting to hit the streets for trick or treating. If only the sun would set!

I've learned that I have to set my camera to continuous shot and just hold down the shutter button to get a few good pictues (of the hundred that I take). I thought that it was amusing to see how quickly Makenna's facial expression changes as these shots were one after another. :) I never did get the two of them smiling at the camera simultaneously. Oh, well. There's always another time.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

First Trip to the Dentist

Jacob went to the dentist for the first time. A clean bill of dental health and no tears to boot! I think his favorite part of the experience was the stickers at the end. 

Pumpkin Patch

I love Autumn. The sun is still warm but there's a definite chill in the air. Nights are colder (time for more blankets!) There's warm soups stewing in the crockpot and pumpkin bread in the oven. Apples are ripe on the trees and fresh pressed apple cider tantalizes my tastebuds. And the trees! Oh the vivid red, yellow and orange leaves! (Though I don't have any current pictures, trust me when I say its beautiful.)

October also brings a joyous activity (if you're a kid) called a pumpkin patch. Sad to say that Colorado Springs doesn't have any of the "real" variety; that is, you don't find pumpkins attached to an actual vine because they don't grow them around here. But it is a fun fall themed carnival of sorts for the little ones. Last Friday Brian and I celebrated 5 years of marriage, and because of his crazy work schedule right now and having a nursing baby, an evening alone wasn't in the cards this year. But Brian was able to take the afternoon off and we took the kids to a local pumpkin patch. It was a beautiful afternoon that we all enjoyed outside.

Rubber Ducky Races

Barrel Train--Jake would pick the green one.

Feeding the animals

Miss Makenna hanging out in the stroller

On a hay ride

The actual picking of pumpkins

Playing King of the Mountain on the hay bales

Having a ball with Daddy in the corn

Jake on a pony ride

Friday, October 14, 2011


Jake decided to pour himself a bowl of cereal this morning.
I'm still not sure where the bowl is.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Snow Days

The first snowfall of the season came in early October this year. Jake was in heaven! (The kid loves snow!) This was Makenna's first experience with the fluffy, cold, white stuff and she was a little unsure.

The finished snowman, sombrero and all! I think Jake was proud of their hard work. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Give Oh Give Away!

I saw this on my friend's blog and thought it sounded like a fun idea. If you would like to play along, post a comment.

1. I will make a little something for the first 3 people that comment on this post. It will be a surprise and will arrive before the end of the year. :)
2. To sign up on this post, you must play along too. Share the giving love on your blog by promising to send a handmade goodie to the first three people that comment on your blog post.
3.You must have a blog.
4. After commenting on my post, you have to post this (or similar) on your blog to spread the love.


First Bites

Rice cereal. Mmmm...I'm getting ready. Even have my own spoon to help!

On your mark, get set...

 Did I say go? I meant no. No more. Come on, please??!!

Uhh, some help here? Somebody? Anybody?

(And for your viewing pleasure, here it is en vivo. Enjoy!)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

First Day of Preschool!

Jacob says, "Hooray for preschool two days a week! Hooray for having lots of fun learning new things! Hooray for playing with friends!" And his mom adds, "Hooray for an hour of time to myself!!"

Friday, September 30, 2011

We love it when Auntie Kristen comes to visit!!

Thanks for coming to play. We love you lots!