Thursday, July 30, 2009

Say...."Bye Bye"

Random cuteness.......

Please excuse how annoying I sound in this video and the sound of the wind from the fan as it hits the camera and makes it hard to understand...anything.

He's such a doll!!

Let's go to the MOVIES!! or not.....

So, a few weeks ago I decided to play "hooky" from work one morning and take Jenna to the movies. She's four years old now (hadn't been to a movie since the very first one we took her to when she was about 2 1/2) and I figured she was ready.

Two of our local theaters play free family movies 3 mornings a week during the summer and I figured this was the perfect opportunity to try it out with her...and see how it went.

We met our neighbor Avery, her dad John, and her cousin Brielle at the theater and, since we really hadn't done very good planning, we ended up in the VERY FRONT (you know...the area WAYYYY up front of the theater seating....the seats that are actually ON the floor). Not optimal...but still...a free movie is a free movie so we decided to tough it out.

The movie we picked was "Bee Movie" and I thought it looked really cute and right up her alley! She had her snacks, she had her drink, she had her comfy seat, she was R-E-A-D-Y.

Long story lasted about 10 minutes and then she was asking "Is it almost over??"

No CLUE where she get's this short attention span ;). We left about 3/4 of the way through (I just couldn't take the fidgeting, exasperated sighs and "Mooooommmmy's" and longer.

She and I headed over to Johnny Rockets for some yummy grilled cheese sandwiches

and then I dropped her off at Grandma Mary's so that I could head in to work.

We had fun...but I don't really know when we'll be tackling the movies with her again.

I guess I should be glad that she's not the movie watching/couch potato type...right?? ;)

Monday, July 27, 2009

More pictures!

She turned 4...he turned 6 months...what do we do? Head to the portrait studio for MORE PICTURES!


Saturday, July 25, 2009

7 Months Old

This kid is just growing up WAY too fast!!

Poor little guy has a bad cold (so does Mommy) and we've been miserable together for the past day or so.

He's currently got one tooth (on the bottom) but I have a feeling more will be showing themselves soon as he continues to drool like crazy. No crawling yet but he is able to get himself wherever his heart desires by rolling and scooting around on the floor. He still loves his exersaucer and swing and is starting to enjoy his baby food a little more each day. His current favorites are green beans, peas, pears, and applesauce. We haven't tried meat yet although the pediatrician gave us the green light at his 6 month appointment (I'm waiting until he's doing better with the fruits and veggies). He continues to sleep well at night (even with a cold!) and is still the happiest, smiliest, snuggliest (is that a word) baby I've ever known. I couldn't have asked for better kids!!

We are all currently anxiously awaiting news on the arrival of baby #2 for my brother and sister-in-law. We need to hurry up and get well so we can go up to greet the newest family member when he/she arrives (it's a surprise!!). Should be any day now!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Squirrel Ice Cream is the BEST!"

We went to Costco tonight to get a few things and decided to just go ahead and have dinner there. Jim had a hot dog and Jenna and I had pizza. After she was done, Jenna asked if she could have some "Squirrel Ice Cream". Jim and I looked at each other completely puzzled. "Squirrel Ice Cream???" we asked?? "YES" said Jenna...." know, the kind that is chocolate and vanilla mixed together??!!"....

"OHHHHH...yes...of course you can have some SQUIRREL ICE CREAM!!"

Nothing better than the thought of frozen roadkill in a cup to end the day. ;)

Monday, July 20, 2009


Today is Jim's sister Elaine's Birthday! Auntie Elaine is one of Jenna's favorite people (Jim's and Mine too) and I just wanted to give her a little "shout out" since I know she visits the blog occasionally. ;) We celebrated with her on Saturday night. She and her boyfriend Ty came to visit for the weekend and we all went out for a yummy Teppan Yaki dinner...complete with shots of cold sake! Here are few shots from the night (I was having too much fun and actually didn't take many pics!!).

The Birthday Girl (...and her sidekick)

Elaine and Ty...

Jenna, Ryan and Marisa
Elaine and Ty doing shots of sake (I cut the kids out of this picture so we didn't look like totally bad role models. LOL)

Ty and Elaine AFTER a few shots. He insisted on wearing the tiara. ;)

Ty talked Jenna into eating steak (we couldn't believe it). Her reward....a ride on his shoulders around the parking lot. What a good sport!!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Baby Shower Time!!

Today Ryan, my mom and I ventured up north to attend my sister-in-law, Kim's, baby shower. The party was great...but of course my favorite part was taking some pictures. The house had fantastic natural light and I would have stayed there all afternoon if they'd have let me!!


Kim and Madison

Ryan asleep on Kim's mom's (Vikkie's) comfy


...eating a cupcake....

Ryan showing off his talent...

Maddie and Ryan...are these two related or what?

Kim and Maddie, along with the shower hostesses Melissa and Sandy...

Kim, her mom Vikkie, and her grandma Eleanor

My mom (Kye Kye) and Madison

I just can't wait to meet the newest member of our family!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Picture Time!!

We went in for Ryan's 6 month pictures last week and picked them up at the studio today. They turned out so cute!

We did the bathtub pics of Jenna at about the same I had to do these...

I couldn't locate Jenna's studio bathtub shots...but I did find these REAL shots of her in the tub at about 6 months. See any resemblance??
I loved these little wagon shots...

My absolute favorite....

We won't talk about what he was doing here....

Of course we had to do a few with Jenna too. I thought the swimsuit/beach idea was pretty cute.

It's not easy getting TWO young kids to look at the camera and smile at the same time!!

We are going to have Jenna's 4 year pictures done tomorrow morning. I will post those as soon as I have them back!

Monday, July 6, 2009


I love to sneak pictures of my sleeping babies.

I love these little guys SO SOOO much!!

Happy 4TH of July!

We had a great 4th of July. Spent the evening with our neighbors, like we did last year. The girls (Jenna, Avery and Sydney) swam, played in the bounce house, and hit the pinata and everyone enjoyed delicious food and pretty fireworks!

Jenna....all decked out in her patriotic gear and ready to roll.....

it doesn't get much more patriotic than THIS folks!

Bounce House Time!! A few other neighborhood kids stopped by to join in the fun.

Ryan and Sydney...just hanging out....discussing current events and stuff...

Jenna and Avery....swimming and having fun....

Mr. Handsome...just taking it all in!!

He enjoyed his first 4th of July!!

Avery...fresh out of the pool....

Sydney...those lips look a little blue there girly!!

Shake it Jenna!!

Ryan....just enjoying a nice cold water bottle...

He's just so stinkin cute!!

Avery holding the pinata...

Avery again...those poppers are fun!!

....and so are the SPARKLERS!!!

The girls watching their daddy's light stuff on fire....

...just like her mommy...she loves the fireworks!!

Jim and Jon...."what do we blow up next??"

Happy Fourth of July!!