Sunday, October 26, 2008

Oh, my BABY!

My itty bitty teeny tiny little baby (okay, I'm actually referring to Jack here) is all completely weaned and moved into his very own room. Sniff, sniff. MY BABY!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's a start

I made this outfit for Jack before he was born and it finally fits him and we have the required cool weather. It's far from perfect, but it's wearable and he'd be cute wearing a paper bag, so it works. :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

More Chuck E Cheese news

Today on our way to Chuck E Cheese (thanks again to Melissa and Piper who entertained Jack so that Alexander and I could have some special time together!):

Alexander: Are we there yet?
Me: No.
A: Are we there yet?
Me: No.
A: Is that Chuck E Cheese?
Me: No.
A: Is that Chuck E Cheese?
Me: No.
A: Ugh. The whole world is covered in buildings and none of them is Chuck E Cheese!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Yesterday we made our annual visit to Larriland Farm, where we go each year to pick apples and pumpkins. Alexander and I picked "just a few" apples while Justin supervised Jack's nap. Then we visited the barn to pick out some mini pumpkins, my favorite apple cider, some apple jelly, and some relish. Then on to the pumpkin patch for a picnic and pumpkin picking! Hooray for pumpkins and handsome guys!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


This is from the "Life" section of the October '08 issue of Reader's Digest. I thought it was appropriate to share here.

"When he received a journal as a gift, my eight-year-old son was mystified. 'Mom, what am I supposed to do with this? The pages are blank.'
'You write down interesting stuff that happens to you,' I said.
'So it's like a blog... on paper.'"

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mackensie!

Today we had the pleasure of celebrating our little friend Mackensie's first birthday with her. Happy birthday, sweet girl, and thanks for having us! I hope I am invited to the fashion show when you will show off all your adorable new outfits!

We also had the pleasure of playing in Mackensie's wonderful backyard and saying hello to her many pets. They have (at least) one dog, four goats, three chickens, and a cow. Their neighbors have at least seven horses who sometimes graze on their land, so it's quite a farm there. I can tell you this: when Tim (Mackensie's dad) and I were in high school together, I never pictured him in his very own goat pen trying to get his cow to play chase with him.

Catoctin Zoo

A couple of days ago, Justin and I took the boys to The Catoctin Zoo. It is, unfortunately, a bit expensive, but it's nice because you can get very close to many of the animals and even feed most of them "zoo food." Alexander really enjoyed that part. We hadn't been there in 2 years, so it was Jack's first time and the first time that Alexander can remember.

Kinda creepy

Most of the time, Justin puts Alexander to bed, and I get him up in the morning. So this morning, I was surprised to find what Alexander had chosen to take to bed with him last night- a skeleton. Okay... so he starts telling me about how he wants to keep the skeleton forever. "Forever?" I ask. "No, not forever. FIVE-ever," he replies. ;) Well, yeah, I guess "five-ever" would be ever longer than "four-ever," huh?

Friday, October 3, 2008

Feeding the animals

Today Justin and I took the boys to Catoctin Zoo. I'll post something with pictures soon, but wanted to share this conversation that happened as we sat and ate our lunch. I will paraphrase Justin, "Now we're feeding more animals: us. We're animals, too." Alexander's response: "Oh, Daddy, don't be silly. We're not animals. Say you were just kidding."

:) Tee hee.