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!

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!

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!!

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!