Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy Birthday to Aidan

We celebrated Aidan's 1st Birthday while we were up in Michigan on the 22nd when we had the family Christmas party so everyone could come! He was so cute and loved his cake! video

HAPPY 1 YEAR AIDAN!!! WE LOVE YOU!!

Our Christmas Vacation

It was loads of fun...I have lots of photos so I will just briefly describe them as I post...

We opened gifts from Joren and Lena before we left...



This one is for my friend Jill who says I only post happy & perfect times on my blog...well this one is of Lauren throwing a fit in the airport...there you go Jill!!
Lauren helping Daddy with the luggage...

Checking out the exit diagram...just in case...

What tall trees you have Grandma...

My big cousin Taylor...
Happy in the snow....
Aidan really perfected his walking while we were there...Aidan and Mommy...
Playing cards with the big kids...

Present time...

The parents...
Our favorite place to eat when we are there...
Piano lessons...

The cute boys in our family...
Santa came!!!
My babies...
They loved all the gifts...especially this toy train set...
One of Aidan's many weird faces...
Gr. Grandma feeding Aidan...

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Gone for Christmas

We are outta here and up to Michigan to visit David's family. I am crossing my fingers for snow so I can post some awesome photos of the babies bundled up and playing in the snow!! We will see!! Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Lauren and her Snow Globe

She was in love the moment I showed her how they worked in Target so I had to buy one for her even though I am scared to death she's going to break it! So far she has been such a big girl and very careful as she carries it around the house all day long. This video shows how much she loves it because she gets so excited when the music stops and she needs to wind it again and make the snow twirl. If you can't tell she is giving it hugs and kisses in the video. Enjoy!
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Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas stuff

Since we did so well with the ginger bread Halloween house...Lauren got really excited when she saw one in the grocery store...so we tried it again. This time the house was not already put together so we had about 3 almost major disasters...but we pulled through and made it work! This time Lauren was more into eating the icing then anything else...maybe that why she got so excited...anyway here is our Christmas house!

Also, we got a wonderful "Pajama Gram" in the mail today! At first we had no idea who sent it...but after much searching (ok David found the card) we figured out Marian & Charles sent it as a "thank you" for their wedding photos & flowers! If you need a gift for anyone and you don't know what to get them, this is a great idea!! All four of us got our own pair of PJ's with our names embroidered on them with a fun gift...we plan on wearing ours Christmas morning! THANKS MARIAN & CHARLES, WE LOVE THEM!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Aidan's 1st sip of Milk

Because I am so tired of cleaning bottles, we have decided to break the rules and get Aidan on real milk 3 weeks early...I know, I know we should be shot! Well he is a big boy now so we had his first sip of milk to be coco (chocolate) milk and he totally loved it!! Just see the look on his face:

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Aidan's walking!!

Its my first time video taping with my still camera since my father taught me how...I know, I know...of all people I SHOULD KNOW...but you know I am used to complicated professional equipment....so when I found out it was so easy to take video and upload it to my blog...I was amazed!! Anyway, being a photographer I wanted the best composition and shot the video vertical not thinking video has to be horizontal...but there is an easy fix... just turn your head and watch it side ways! Haha!! Enjoy!!

He actually took his first steps about 2 weeks ago, but now he is officially walking!!
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Monday, December 3, 2007

Painting our fingers like a big girl



She was so excited she wanted me to paint Aidan's afterwards! And she was good about letting them dry!

Lauren's 1st Big Girl Haircut

OK, so we only cut off about an inch and a 1/2 but it surely needed it. She has never really had a hair cut before this one!

Monday, November 19, 2007

An early trip to Santa

With 2 babies we weren't even thinking about seeing Santa and standing in those lines!! Well to our surprise...there was NO LINE at the Frisco mall this past weekend...so we got a picture with Santa extra early this year!!

They were scared to death of Santa so the lady suggested for us to stay in the photo with them. Lauren still doesn't understand who Santa is yet...I guess she'll figure it out sooner or later!

Oh and by the way...this Santa was no helper...it was for sure the REAL one!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Little time for Christmas pictures

As a photographer you would think I would set aside a special time for pictures...well thats not how its done at our house! Literally two hours before these pictures were taken I decided to make some photo calendars for Christmas. A trip to target later for some outfits... and wala... I had to use lots of bribing with candy...but we did it!! It's hard to be the mom and the photographer! These are my favorites:




Wrestle time with the babies


Believe it or not, but Aidan usually doesn't cry...he takes it like a big boy!

Our double decker bus


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Lauren has pee peed in the potty two mornings in a row!!! This is amazing compared to all the times I have tried to get her to do this. The visual is old...but I had to post something to celebrate!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

MOTHERHOOD: The signs of a disaster

I always wondered how Kora got into so many things...well I just realized that I am in that stage with Lauren now. Again, they were WAY too quiet playing together, and nicely too, so something had to be up! Of course, I went to look for them and they had both jumped into the shower with one of my MAC lipglosses (those things aren't cheap) and it was all over their faces. I am definitely learning the signs of a disaster...I wish motherhood came with a book (well like I would ever read it anyway)! I like how Aidan has more of it on him then Lauren...who was the makeup artist here?!

The result of too much blogging...

OK, so last night I really caught up on some of my blogging because Lauren went to bed right away, which is really strange for her. Anyway about 11:45, after I was completely done posting all my pictures, I hear little foot steps coming my way and she looked like a little white mime. She had completely covered herself in baby powder! So at first I thought it was hilarious and the pictures would look great on my blog so I snapped away. Then I went into her room, OMGOODNESS!!!! Everything was covered in white powder!! The reason it seemed like she went to bed so early was because she literally shook the entire bottle of baby powder everywhere until it was completely gone!!!! And we don't use it much, so she had ALOT to work with!

Sorry I didn't get pictures of the room, but by that time it wasn't funny anymore. 45 minutes later we all went to bed! :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Aidan is becoming a Mama's boy

This is how you will see him almost all day long...hanging on my leg. It's cute, I know, but at the same time its very frustrating tring to get things done. He is so close to walking and has already taken a few steps on his own, but not completely there yet. I think he feels he needs to catch up with his sister, because Lauren didn't walk unil 12 months and he is only 10months!

My Japanese daughter




Lauren got this REAL komono from Japan when David's Mom went there last year to visit our Uncle Aaron. Well she is just now starting to love it and wears it as a robe walking around the house. I almost wish I had dressed her up as a little Japanese woman for Halloween now! :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Here are a few pics of this years Halloween:
On a mission to get some candy The anticipation...and would they have peanut M&M's for mommy...
Lauren would grab the candy out of the bowl and...
wave goodbye as we left at each house
Aidan and I were in the sidelines most of the timeBeth and Joyce gave out candy at our house while we took Lauren and Aidan around...don't you just love men in tights!

Stuff

Going to Garden Ridge to look for last minutes decorations and finding out there was none, but they had plenty of Christmas stuff...Lauren was fascinated by the trees that were lit...I think she is going to love Christmas this year in Michigan...we might actually get to see snow!!
Leaving Garden Ridge

At Toys'r'us trying out the over loaded hemi instead of the little pink jeep

Eating candy
Carving our pumpkin