Friday, December 16, 2011

The holiday's so far

So far this holiday season I burned through all of our butter baking only to have two separate batches of cookies completely fail.  It was bad.

I mailed out our family Christmas card and I went to town decorating both sides of each envelope.  I wish I could see people's reaction when they get it.  Hahaha these envelopes make me laugh!

 Not sure why the smaller snow flake looks yellow when it was bright green in person...oh well!

Sullivan is LOVING to point at things even me!  He guides me around the house with that finger pointing and making noises when he sees something he wants to touch.

Lots of smiles today.

He gives me this look when he's up to something.

Laughing and laughing.

Here is what all those smiles and chuckles were about...

Opening a gift (puzzle of Puerto Rico, where Arty is from).  Naughty but too cute to not take pictures of :)

All of our gifts have wrapping paper ripped somewhere on it due to Sullivan's curiosity.  And somehow all of the ornaments have migrated to the upper branches of the tree!

Speaking of tree, this week Arty asked me if I looked at the tree and when I did this is what I found.

Yes, those are the dentures he made at school in the tree!  I had to laugh and then I told him most wives find coins in the washing machine but I find these...

Plastic teeth.  Fun stuff!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Our morning

This morning we ventured to the grocery store for a few of our staple items (almond milk, bananas, cereal, apples etc.)  I snapped a few pictures while there.

He's my little wiggler and hardly sits still.  Reminds me of me in that sense :).  And I think I should point out that he is always safely secured in the cart and I am just inches away from him here.

People probably thought I am nuts taking pictures in the store.  Oh well!

 He's the cutest shopping buddy ever.  He wanted a balloon so bad and kept saying "ba" and reaching out every time we passed one.  When I saw the price (4 bucks!) I told him we would get one another time.  And we will...probably at the dollars store :).

These shoes came in the mail this week.  I got them on gilt and they are a little big but at least they stay on and he can walk in them.

Happy Saturday!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Well it happened

Well it happened today.   

This morning it was 46 in the car and raining then sometime this afternoon the rain turned to snow and the temperature dropped and BAM we have a winter wonderland upon us.

Snow blanketed our little nest today. 

Sullivan laughed at the snow falling and reached his sweet hands out to grab it.  I even managed to plop a fleece hat on him that he didn't immediately try to pull off.  Probably because it had a little velcro under the chin :) 

This kind of weather called for some of this deliciousness.

This is my favorite winter drink this year(and I am a coffee & hot chocolate drinker).  I think this will be sticking around for years to come.

We also watched this classic cartoon tonight.  

Sully liked the voices.  All in all we had a really great day!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Randoms regarding Sullivan

Randoms regarding Sullivan:

-He says a very clear "hello" now.  It all started when I would talk on the cell phone.  Now he carries my phone around by his ear and says hello.  He's carried on conversations with family members thanks to his button pushing skills, and he also hangs up abruptly when he's had enough.

-Today I am pretty sure he said "here you go" when he gave me a "ba" (his word for book).  I also could have sworn he said "I love you."  You bet I am going to be working on that one with him now.  Also, the other day I asked him how he was doing and he said "guh" I think that means good.  Ok so maybe I am stretching it a bit but seriously this boy is smart.

-I've taken to talking to Sullivan so much now that twice today Arty said "what?" to me and I had to respond that I was talking to Sullivan.

-I asked Sullivan if he needed his diaper changed this past week and he gave me the wipes and two diapers...haha!  And he pretty much demands that he throw his diapers in the trash each time.  

-His favorite word is "giggle."  I am not kidding he says giggle giggle giggle all day.  I love it.

-He can climb up on the chair in his room now, and he's proud of that.

-He likes raw sunflower seeds, with out the shells of course.  And he loves to drink water.

Well that about wraps it up my quite random but sweet list.


Recent Pictures

I have been a bad blogger this week and I don't really have a good excuse.  I took these pictures last weekend at the park (where else?).  Just trying to squeak out every ounce of decent weather before the snow falls.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi mom and dad!  We're watching the parade right now.  I wish we could all be doing this together.  Mom, I  imagine that you are peeling apples for your apple pie and assembling crust in your pie dish.  Dad, maybe you took Henry for a walk?  I love you guys so much and miss you more than anything.


A big shout out to my brother... 



Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Yesterday, after the rain finally cleared out and the sun started to set I grabbed my camera and Sully and ran out side to snap a few quick pictures.  

I love impromptu moments like these.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Recent Things

Last week there were a few days of nice weather.  This was taken on one of those days.  

We played with chalk and rolled around in the grass out back.

I decided it would be a good time to hang up my Popsicle stick snowflakes.  

They are huge and I love them! I want to make more.  In a way they remind me of something you would see at Anthropologie.

We did lots of chasing this ball around the house.

Random Bits:

  • I am loving that my man is going to be hanging out with us all week since he has a Thanksgiving break from school.  

  •  I think that Sully will be moving up to the next age group at MOPS.  Now that he is walking he seems to gravitate towards older kiddos so we'll see how it goes next time.  I do love the sweet ladies in the nursery now because one of them has a magic touch to get him to take a nap and then putting all 25 pounds of him in a bouncer.  This past time he slept for two hours there.

  • I had my first night out with four other mom's on Thursday.  It was FABULOUS! When I got home Sullivan and Arty were asleep.  It was 10pm.  

  • Sullivan helped me dust the other day.  I had a few paper towels in my hand and gave him one.  Then I started wiped down the entertainment console and he totally did it too.  Then we both walked over and threw them in the trash together.  He is so smart!

  • I'm taking pictures of a fun family early this week.  I'm feeling excited/nervous because I want the pictures to be stunning!  We'll see how it goes.

  • Oh yeah and Arty baked this Challah bread from scratch and then made the most delicious french toast with it for dinner!  Yay!