Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thanksgiving Tree

Everyday, leading up to Thanksgiving, we write something we are thankful for and put another hand-leave on our Thanksgiving Tree.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spring Rain

E's brother came to visit this weekend and boy did he pick a weekend. It rained almost all weekend. The boys played alot of xbox, we hit IKEA (for way too long for my taste with the kids), we did a little shopping, alot of eating and also made a trip to Delaware to put flowers on the grave of their grandparents.

A few more spring pictures, still more to come.

We planted a garden this year full of beets, carrots, lettuce, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes and more. Now that our "crop" has sprouted, this family of bunnies has suddenly taken notice of our goodies. (btw, that NOT my car)

One final note: We had to take E to the ER in DC rush hour traffic tonight for an allergic reaction to some sort of seafood. Once his tongue started to swell and his breathing got slower, we had to call 911 to meet us along the way to treat him since traffic was so bad. We are all blessed and incredibly thankful to have him home and healthy. We were minutes away from something truly terrible.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day and Spring Pics

The kids have started playing together this week. They will share toys, steal toys, feed each other and laugh and jibber jabber back and forth for small amounts of time. I love it! It's hilarious!

Someone took a pic for me at the baseball game the other night since I forgot my camera. That's E waving to the crowd as they introduced him and all of his accomplishments.

Rach enjoying the warm and vibrations of the dishwasher. What this picture doesn't show is overcome she is with her reflection a few seconds later.
Happy Mother's Day to me. Luke was sick and kept me up from 11-4 so Mother's Day was a complete blur of exhaustion since I was keeping babies at church that morning and then going to get pictures made of the kids that afternoon. All of that trouble and exhaustion was worth it though because the first batch of pictures are so cute!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

We're Trying

I know, it's been too long. After the baby, the holidays showed up and then E left for job training for 2 months, and then came home and had to write a thesis. Now, things are calm and seem to be alot more fun than ever. I keep avoiding the initial act of sitting down and starting over here on my blog, but it's time to get over it because I want to remember the things that we go through as a family. I can't promise a weekly recipe or a daily post but a weekly post (at least) is doable now. Quick catch up...

Rachel was a Ladybug for Halloween, Luke was...well...asleep!

Rachel met Santa this year. It didn't go well.

Here is our Christmas picture.

Rachel turned 2.

Then she met the Easter Bunny and did her first egg hunt.

Luke's first Easter...sadly this is the best picture is was able to get with the both of them.

We just ran our first 5K in since having children together. We ran the Nate Bruckenthal 5k that benefits a food pantry for needy military families. Our goal was to run the whole thing and we accomplished that goal with the kids in tow. Had a great time and we were very surprised to SO MANY old friends from from the past.

Here's Luke at 6 months. He has 2 bottom teeth, he sits up and rolls and scoots around EVERYWHERE. He keeps me busy.

E won "Employee of the Quarter" and was then asked to represent his service at the Washington Nationals baseball game for the Military Appreciation promotion. We got to go to the game free, he got a signed ball from the the players and he started out "playing" shortstop in full uniform.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

WAY Behind with New Addition

I know, I know...I am so behind. This past month and a half have been exhausting getting ready for baby, E starting his new job, this blood type diet, I started a Bunco group, baby coming a week and a half late (UGH!) and finally, the super long healing process from the C-section I didn't want but desperately needed. But after a long a wait, here's Luke Patrick (after my dad) Bailey.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

No More Toys

I don't know why I should buy anymore toys. She doesn't play with all!! All she does is read. She follows us around the house holding books in the air, she reads outloud by herself or we are reading to her almost all day long. Here are 2 examples of what Rach reading out loud sounds like at our house.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hair Fountain

We finally have enough hair for the "Pebbles" look. And just in time too...that hair was so full of food and playground dirt galore. So now we can pull it out of her eyes.