Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mediocre at Best

So these are the pictures we have to chose from for our Christmas cards. I guess for now we really cannot be choosey. The babies don't smile on demand for when a camera is involved and we were already hard pressed to get one good photo out of 75 or so even before the babies came along. So for now this will have to do.
Where's Matt's head? Carter was singing his ABC's and 123's.
I swear I did not drug Dawson.
The babies were cold and miserable. And Carter was supposed to be holding Declan? It is definitely a toss up as to which photo to use.

Friday, November 23, 2007


I am grateful for the opportunity to stay home and raise my children. I am officially a MOM. No second job on the side. I am not employed by anyone except my husband and children. It sounds silly, but I constantly have this internal conflict about working or staying home. The $ was awesome, but what price could you put on raising your children (or regret for not raising your children). I am heeding the counsel of Henry B Eyring and am writing down at least a few of the things I am grateful for each and everyday. Stay tuned.

Few Differences

To date there are very few differences between the babies. Dawson got his first tooth 1 day before Declan. Declan saya DADADADADA. Dawson shakes his head NO all the time. We ask him silly questions and he shakes his head NO. We get a kick out of it. They are both getting blonde curly hair. Declan has had more ear infections and will be receiving tubes soon. Dawson had a bad spell of exzema, no ear trouble. It is diffiult to treat them as the individuals they are. I am certain as they grow older and develop bigger personalities they will beg for individualism. Maybe? This is all unfamiliar territory for us. Fun Stuff!

Before or After Turkey Dinner?

Matt & Dawson Thanksgiving Day 07'

Rocket Science!

I am grateful for Matt and his love of science. The boys get a kick out of learning about rockets and engines and gravity and combustion etc. It is pretty sad when as parents our bribe for doing good deads is spare rocket engines.
Out of sequence, but you get the idea.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Note to Self: Do not drink after Carter

I took a sip of Carter's Root Beer and I got more than I asked for. Soda isn't supposed to have chunks in it! YUCK!

Friday, November 16, 2007


I don't know these people, but I wanted a picture of the sign. I am no photogragher or I would have managed to get only the sign and no people. I practically got trampled taking this picture.
Me, Melissa, Krista & Ali outside the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. (11/10/07)

Declan (left) and Dawson (right)

There is not too much that we can't do.

Big Boys! 9 months old now!

Just playing. Pulling up and cruising along everything!
Comfy. Dawson on top.
Uh, Oh. Busted!
What kind of damage can we do here?
The race is on!

What have we created?

I guess it could be way worse. A funny story about Evan. As many of you know I have been purging "stuff" around the house lately. Well, I needed to get up into the attic to find the Halloween bin. The boys love it when we pull down the magical stairs that come down from the ceiling in the garage. They especially love to get up into the attic. Anyhow, as I was looking for the Halloween bin I got distracted and started throwing down garage sale items and bins full of clothes I needed to sort etc.. Next thing I know Evan had created 3 signs and taped them on the inside of the garage door. The signs read "KEEP", "SELL", "TOSS". He would ask, "which pile does this belong in"? Sound familiar? Needless to say he has been watching TLC and HGTV w/us. Evan's vocabulary and his comprehension of the goings on around him never ceases to amaze us. We are definitely raising a little Matt!