Friday, August 28, 2009

One Week Down

I made it through the first week back to school and happy to say that everything went smoothly. The most challenging part is getting both kids ready myself and out of the door by 7:15. We didn't make the departure time goal, although I wasn't late getting to school, so no big worry. The first morning out the door Josie asked me if I had Grant's bottle. I told her it was already packed in his bag and in the car. She looked at me with a big smile and said, "I am SO proud of you, Mom!" The second day on our way to the babysitters Josie informed me that I did not pack Grant's pacifier. I don't know how she knew this, but she was right. She sure keeps me on my toes!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Josephine

Josie's birthday party was this past Sunday. Her actual birthday was the 18th. She acted like most 3 year olds would act during her party; not much for eating lunch and instead wanting to go straight to cake and ice cream, moving as fast as she could from gift to gift without taking a minute to even realize what she just opening, or to thank the person who gave the gift. With all the excitement a nap was much needed after the party.

In this picture Josie was so excited for her party that she had to stick every candle into her frozen waffle during breakfast...yes, she eats her waffles frozen!
Josie preferred to take every picture behind her gifts.
Josie got several princess outfits, one being a Tinkerbell outfit that she absolutely loves!

Weeks 9-12

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Morning Mess

I take a few minutes to get something done around the house and when I come back there is a whole new mess of Kix cereal to tackle.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Our Schedule is Booked...

...with lots of playdates. Now that the summer is nearing an end we have been planning all those playdates us moms had inteneded to have all summer, but never got around to doing so. Josie recently spent a day at the park with Annabelle and a day at Micah's house.

This picture makes me laugh. Josie and Micah are making block soup and of course are fight over who gets to stir the soup!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


On Thursday, July 30th my Grandpa Francis passed away. If you were one of the lucky ones to have known him I am sure you already know what an amazing man he was. I have never met another person with such an overwhelming love of family, outpouring of kindness and generosity, and a passion for life than Grandpa. He will be missed greatly. His love will always remain in our hearts.
The picture below was at his 80th birthday celebration this past May.