Friday, August 29, 2008

I keep forgetting to post this!!

Check out the calendar baby for August. We don't know for sure if he made the printed calendar, but hey online if fun too!
What a cutie! I wonder who his rockin' mom is? :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Aiden is an overachiever!

*MOST* babies have one tooth come in at a time, my child however is an apparent overachiever! He woke up this morning smiling, happy and with TWO more teeth that he had when he went to bed last night! For the record he went to bed with no teeth. :)
He has been chomping on everything today, even his hand, which he was not happy about. He went from happy drooly baby to screaming, OMG what have I done to myself baby! Here are a few pictures, its hard to see, but those faint white lines are the teeth!

Happy baby, more than willing to show off those precious baby blues and his new toofers!

She has struck again....

If you recall, back in June, Lacey gave me a lovely gift. I told Seth about it and told him that we HAD to check her mouth every time she comes back into the house. Well today around 11:30 she finally was starting to get up and move from the couch where she had been sleeping all morning. She started playing with something and all of a sudden she dropped it and I got a look at what it was, yep a baby squirrel! AHHHHH, this dog is going to kill me! Ethan and I were running around in circles screaming like little girls. I finally composed myself and picked it up with a baby wipe in a ziploc bag and tossed it outside.
Point of the story: This could have been avoided if Seth had checked her mouth this morning. Ewww, I am still shuddering....

Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Tree

I loved watching Bob Ross paint when I was younger. I would always *try* to copy what he did, he made it look MUCH easier than it actually was! So when I saw this diaper on DS, I had to snag it up! In case its not clear, it says Happy Trees

Ummm, he pulled himself up like this, he is going to be crawling in no time, YIKES!!
I had to throw in these two pics of the boys getting ready for bed, thank goodness my kids both like to sleep!
Aiden in big boy jammies for the first time, these were Ethans, awwwwwwww

Want more?

For ALL of the pictures, here is the link to my Picasa album:

Most of the photos are labeled, so you can see read about every one. There are 634 photos, down from the original 1600 that we took there!! YIKES!

Michigan pictures part two...

My family with grandma before she headed back home

Family picture at the *Exotic* animal parkAiden was all cozy with Aunt DeeDee on the beach
Ethan and Allison

Ethan and Daddy on the jet ski
Ethan and Mommy on the jet skiUncle Jarod and the boys
Aiden Ethan

Attempt to get a nice family photo on the beach, fail! Oh well, at least the pictures of the boys came out cute!
The following pictures have a pirate theme, it's an inside joke that would take too long to explain :)
Me and my two *party aunts* I love them both so much and I miss them tons already, I can't wait to see them again!!

Pirate Aiden
Pirate Ethan

The sunset on the lake our last night there
last fire

Michigan Pictures part one

Aiden's first flight
Ethan was trying to look like the soldier at Bronners, sweet boy
The boys at Bronners
Family photo in Frankenmuth
Mmmm, Zehnders ChickenEthan's first time in the lake this trip
His first ice cream cone, yum!
Ethan and Kaylin playing on the floats, you can kinda see Jake on the left, he was awesome helping out with the kids, Ethan loves him!

The grown ups stole the floats for a little whole, while the kiddos were napping!

Enjoy! Part two coming...

Quirky McQuirkston

I have been TAGGED!

Here are the rules:
1. Link back to the person who tagged you: Virginia!
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking to them
5. Leave a comment for each tagged blogger to let them know that they have been tagged

6 Quirks about me..

1) I am infatuated with storage containers! Bags, boxes, tubs, etc. I always have the best of intentions to totally organize my life :)
2) I like to eat pudding & yogurt with baby spoons (shout out Meg)
3) I can't handle being the passenger in a car, I am much more comfortable driving than riding
4) I don't like to be by myself, I love being with friends and family
5) I hate matching socks, I usually just buy new ones in the fall
6) I hate, hate, HATE doing laundry, but I LOVE doing cloth diaper laundry, I have no idea why

I am tagging:
1~ Kirsten
2~ Dianthe
3~ Penny
4~ Kelly
5~ Pam
6~ Sarah

PS: VA, now its going to take LONGER to get MI pictures, since I had to do this, I promise to do them once the kids are in bed tonight! I am almost done going through them all...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

It was summertime in northern Michigan....

We had soooo much fun! I seriously wanted to cry when I woke up Saturday morning, cause I knew we were about to drive to the airport to come home. I just love being with my family up there, especially the *party aunts* :)
Although we had a lot of rain, we didn't let it dampen our party, and every evening we were able to have a campfire except for one night, when the wood was just too wet. So we moved the party into the garage that night. We stayed up late every night, till 3 am!!, and had so much fun just talking. Its amazing that we can be apart for a year or more, yet when we are back together, its like we never left! I miss everyone already and I am anxiously awaiting next years trip, South Carolina here we come!!
PS: We miss you Tootsie!!
Pictures will be in the next post!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I know, I know!!

I have been back a week now and I have no pictures or stories up yet. Well Aiden and I both came back sick and we are both finally back to normal. As for pictures, well I had over 1500 to go through, so I have been doing a little each day. I am planning on blogging a lot over tonight and tomorrow so be ready to read and COMMENT!
But for now I will leave you with a super cute picture of Aiden we took at DFW, right before we were about to get on the first flight, sweet baby boy!

Friday, August 8, 2008


It is now 11:51 and we are getting up to leave for the airport at 4:15am. yet I am wide awake and re-packing our stuff, I hate the night before a trip!
I won't be blogging while I am gone, but I will have plenty to tell you about when we get back home, see you in a week!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Baby feet....

Love his precious feet...

One more day!!!

I am now as excited as Ethan is to leave! I just finished packing up both boys, and besides a load of diapers I have to wash for Aiden tomorrow, we are all set. I didn't realize how much stuff there is to pack with TWO kids, yikes! Whatever I don't remember we can pick up at the local Target on our way up to the lake house.
Here is a picture of a lot of the family that we will be seeing this week, its from Thanksgiving this past year, so please excuse my fat bloated face, I was 8 months pg!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ethan loves the rainy night...

Do you remember that song, I love a Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbit? I love to listen to classic country and Ethan has really latched onto this song. Here he is singing on our back patio during the rainstorm in the morning. Such a funny guy, he makes me smile and laugh all the time.Posing with the umbrella
Licking the rain off his lips

Monday, August 4, 2008

6 days!

Ethan woke up this morning and did a little dance when he looked at his calendar and realized we were leaving for Michigan THIS week! I may have done a little dance with him as well! I have been checking out the weather up there, high of 81, low of 56, yes please!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

It's Official!!!

Ethan is POTTY TRAINED!!!!!!!!!!
No accidents at night or nap time. In fact yesterday we heard him walking around in his room and hallway during nap time and I was about to turn into mean mom and tell him to get back into bed. As I started walking up stairs I realize he is in the bathroom. He looks at me and says"Mommy, I had to go poop, so I can in and went!" WOW, that made me so proud. I guess everyone was right, when he was ready he would go!! As a *reward* Ethan got to get a new bike and an American Idol party. I have NO idea where the American Idol part came into play, he just asked us if he could have an AI party when he was potty trained and we agreed! Grandma, PaPa, Uncle Jarod all came over to help celebrate.
Here are some pictures of his party, and yes that is a 3 candle in his cupcake. He insisted on a candle and we all sang "Happy Pottty Party to you!" Yes, I know you are rolling your eyes. But the whole cost of the party was less than $10, MUCH cheaper than a case of pull ups! :)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Newest baby in our house...

Ha ha, no I am NOT pregnant, but we are having a new arrival any day no win our house. Seth bought me us a new camera! It should be arriving the day before we leave on our trip to Michigan, I can't wait!!

~My new baby, the Canon40d~

Friday, August 1, 2008