Wednesday, December 14, 2011

11 months

 wow! almost one year! here are our monthly pictures. leighton is wearing her christmas dress i am making for her:) i was fitting it to her, when my scatterbrain remembered to do her photo. don't look close or you'll see an unfinished hem. what would the judges on project runway say! yikes;)

now back to it- hem the dress and trim the sleeves...i think they are a little to fluttery. 

unless of course i get distracted again.

Ollie's Christmas Program and a case of stage fright

today was ollie's Christmas program at preschool. the last time I went to his school (for the harvest party) he freaked out and cried and refused to partake in all the fun activities. so jonathan, leighton & I had set our expectations low.
the kids started to come into the chapel. ollie walked in holding the hands of one of the aids. he was looking very concerned, probably wondering why the chapel was filled with grown-ups, when it is normally empty. have I mentioned this kid does not deal with change or new things very well? the kids started singing and our fun-loving, enthusiastic Ollie, who has been singing all these songs at home, stood there like a statue, about ready to burst into tears. classic stage fright. little miss Leighton on the other hand started smiling and waving her hands and "singing" along. when it was over we gave him big hugs and he started to whine... Leighton seemed to cheer him up a bit and of course there's nothing a cookie can't cure. fun times were had by all.

Monday, November 28, 2011

happy thanksgiving

so much to be thankful for...

like these little munchkins for example;)

 cousins! oliver, hadley & leighton.

"is this all we get for thanksgiving dinner?!"

"hadley, let me fix your headband." says leighton, who loves to accessorize.

 "hey hadley, look at grammy's awesome vintage bangles!" seriously- this girl loves her accessories!

 "ollie! you're squeezing me too tight!"

thankful for time with family this holiday season!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

ten months

we attempted to take 10 month photos today... someone would NOT sit still. we will make another attempt later, but I am not making any promises;)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

happy Halloween

ollie changed his mind a few times when it came to the deciding on a halloween bus, dinosaur, pirate, before finally landing a superhero theme- for the whole family:)

he was excited about the "clark kent" spin on superman- mainly because that is what we picked out for daddy and ollie likes wearing a tie.

he kind of just reminds me of harry potter:)

the glasses got a bit annoying for him, so we made a cape. besides, with the cape he could fly- of course.
and we can't forget his trusty sidekick, ever at his side- super leighton:)

off to save the day!

even superheros and their ninja cousins take time off to trick or treat:)
happy halloween!


our annual trip to the pumpkin patch!

can you tell ollie just liked climbing all over the pumpkins?:)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

halloween sneak peek

note: costumes are subject to change depending on how Ollie feels;)

Friday, October 21, 2011

nine months

at nine months this little girl is 18 pounds and just over 28 inches long AND walking! if she really wants to get someplace quick, or away from someone, who shall remain nameless, she will still crawl. but she is walking more and more each day. She is silly, observant and curious, with a little mischief in her eyes- just like her brother. oh, boy!

Friday, October 14, 2011

train tracks

it's a daily battle. I set up ollie's train tracks- which is a painstaking task to begin with, only to have him crash them moments later. if that doesn't happen, miss Leighton will inevitably come over and grab a track off the table, resulting in Ollie getting mad and shoving his sister to the ground. so today, I flipped the mat that goes on his train table over and drew a nice little track ad some roads. crisis averted for the time being:)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

mud pie, anyone? yum.

so what do we do when leighton is asleep?

get down and dirty and make good ol' fashioned mud pies. 

"try some! it's good, i promise." ;)

first day of preschool

since ollie is quit the active little guy and he tends to get bored at home, we put him in preschool 2 days a week. don't let that excited face fool you. he looks that way until we park the car, then he puts up a fight. oh well, hopefully the theatrics wont last too much longer:)
"let's go back to the car, mom."

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

7 & 8 months

little leighty is 8 months old already! or 9 months if you ask jonathan. "she was born in january- the first month. it's september, the ninth month, so she is 9 months." 
umm, no. i tried to tell him his math was wrong, but the debate ensues. 

photos have been a bit more tricky to take, since this little girl is quite the little mover. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

computer fixed...almost

we finally fixed the ol' mac! wahoo...but still need to reinstall photo editing software to go through my pictures. and so many pictures to go through. yikes! be on the lookout for ollie's 3rd birthday, leighton's 7 month photo, our trip to texas and ollie's first day of preschool! whew.

for now i leave you with this sweet girl- nothing cuter (or is it more cute?) than a sleeping baby, snuggled up to a teddy bear, sucking her thumb;)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

fun at the zoo

ollie, leighton & i went to the zoo with 2 cousins- logan & tessa, and nana & papa. it was a fun and exhausting day;)

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