Thursday, November 29, 2007

In Memory of.........

Chet Walburger, beloved Grandfather. We will miss you. Our hearts are a little heavy right now so the blog will be quiet for the weekend as we gather to celebrate Grandpa's amazing 87 years. A wonderful man!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Post-bath Bath.........

So Gavin, my little water boy, has added a new step to our bedtime bath routine, the post-bath bath. The best way to freshen up your jammies before you hop into bed! Don't ya love it! I didn't love it so much at the time, but I have to admit, it was pretty funny! (For those cloth diaper lovers out there, there's a super heavy duty night time diaper and wool cover on under those jammies........just soakin' it up!) Now we have to obsessively keep the door to the bathroom closed after baths because he heads straight for the tub.!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I *heart* Babywearing!

Gavin's been a bit of a handful lately and sometimes I forget one of my favorite parenting survival tools, babywearing! So yesterday during a particularly challenging time, I put him in the mai tei to get a few things done. Within about 20 minutes, this is what happened! Oh to be a baby and be that comfortable!
And today he actually brought me the carrier and wrapped a bit of it around his waist to show me what he wanted! :)

Party Dress.......

When Ember decided her doll needed a new addition to her wardrobe, she went through the Kinder Dolls book and chose the party dress pattern and this is what we came up with. It's a super soft flannel that she picked out of my scrap box, and I picked the shiny satin ribbon. The next morning when she found her doll all dressed up in her new frock she said, "It's a good thing she got this party dress Mom, because today's her birthday!" What a lucky doll!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Me and my Boy.......

Just a quick self-portrait of Gavin and I.......don't you love his serious blue eyes! I've noticed in pictures that Ember's eyes are starting to look more like my grey eyes, but he still has that brilliant blue. I am loving my spirited boy! Every day he does about 50 things that make me cringe a little, but it's hard to resist the blue eyes. The poor little guy's been a bit sick lately, just runny nosed and clingy and whiny, but nothing too horrible. I get to enjoy random dried snot spotches on my clothes, gotta love a spirited little boy! :)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Happy Birthday Emberly!

Five years ago this little cutie came into our lives and now she's a big grown-up five year old! We love you Ember!

Birthday Celebrations!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Cake Face!

We had the big birthday bash tonight and this is a shot of the preparations yesterday! I haven't uploaded all the new pictures from Grandma's house yet, but I thought I'd give you a sneak preview of the yummy chocolate cake. As you can see, Ember's enjoying it so far. We had a snowy day today for our drive out to the farm so it feels like November's here. Good night all, I'm off to decorate the dining room for the birthday girl, she says she wants a surprise birthday tomorrow and pancakes, so I've got some work to do!

Friday, November 2, 2007


Here we are heading out, the ballerina and the dinosaur! I just had to include all these pictures of Gavin because he refuses to take a normal standing pictures, mostly I just have blurry shots of him running by or charging shots of him trying to attack the camera. I guess that's fitting for a dinosaur!

Kindergarten Princess!

Here's our little ballerina princess getting ready for the big party at Kindergarten! She had soooo much fun! Kindergarten Halloween parties are the place to be!
Getting her slippers serious!