Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I'm so far behind on my blog that I decided not to catch up (at least for now). We had a great Halloween. The kids got too much candy but they were happy with the idea of donating a lot of it.

P.S. We named the puppy Cosmo. He's doing great. It's a lot of work, but a lot of fun. He did not like his costume it stayed on for about 2 seconds.

Halloween was crazy hair day at school so the boys were Jedi's with crazy hair. They loved it.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Nameless Puppy!!

The puppy has arrived. He is adorable and a lot of fun. He has a great personality...a perfect mix of playful and cuddly. The kids are having fun with him and he is really good with the kids. He's not doing so great at housebreaking, but it's only been three days. People told me it was a lot of work and I still think I underestimated it. We went to the vet today and she said the puppy looks great. He is just under 10 pounds right now. It's a fun size and I'm sure it won't last long. If only we had a name.

Random picture of Audrey doing a push up...too cute to not share.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

the growing brood

The brood is growing. The good news is this time there will be no baby weight involved. We are getting a dog. He is a goldendoodle and should be about 30 pounds when full grown. He arrives this Friday. We need help with a name. Any ideas? We would love any name suggestions and puppy training advice. I'll update the blog with pictures from our marathon vacation soon. We are still getting unpacked!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Today was Ellie's birthday! We had a great time. For the first time ever she got to have her party on her actual birthday. We had a sprinkler party in the backyard. It was 95 degrees and humid so it was very good the kids were wet. It was a lot of fun. After her party she got to open presents and we went to Rain Forest Cafe for dinner. As you can imagine the kids were exhausted tonight. I can't believe how grown up Ellie is. It's so fun to see her grow up and learn new things. We love her.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

North Carolina

We had a great time in North Carolina over the Forth of July. The kids loved being with their cousins. The drive was a little long, but we survived. Thank goodness for a car with a TV.

Friday, June 27, 2008


We are finally done with school and all activities. It was a fun but very busy spring for us. Zack had a great time playing baseball and soccer and Ellie loved softball and soccer. Carter and Audrey were great spectators and with games almost every night I had a good excuse to never make a good dinner. It was great, but now it's very nice to not have schedules and enjoy summer.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Too long...

It's been so long I can't even try to catch up. Sorry. Audrey has turned into a pill. She's fun and cute but she is a pill. She is into everything and the more you try to stop her the more serious she gets about it. For example if she is squeezing a bottle of lotion and she sees us coming to stop her she squeezes harder and harder. I spend my day closing drawers and moving things out of her reach. It's fun. I'm sure this stage will pass soon...I've been telling myself that for a quite a while.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Last week we went skiing in Vermont with Hannah and Papa. We had a great time and the kids loved skiing. Ellie has declared that she doesn't think she could live without skiing and now wants to be a ski instructor when she grows up. Zack was very excited that he went on the "flying chairs." I couldn't believe how much they learned in 3 days. On the last day they had a little "race" that the parents could watch. Ellie wasn't in the kids camp (she was too old so she just had lessons) so she wasn't in the race, but there are videos of the boys. Audrey's highlight was her new cat hat. You can see how excited she was in the picture. We all had a great time.