Saturday, December 30, 2006

Baby Jesus is not a happy camper

Sorry I haven't updated in such a long time. Aside from the usual Christmas craziness, the wrapping, the toy assembly and battery trips, the rearranging the basement to try to fit more toys and games and books :) we've also had Tim's graduation:
(scroll down a bit and see if you recognize anyone)

We've painted the dining room (well Tim painted since Lucy is a Momma's girl, but I will touch up the edges someday!)

And Lucy has been battling bugs since Dec. 15. First it was the croup, which kept her (and me) up coughing several times a night. I would get up and run the shower to get some steam going at like 3 and 4 AM...then right after Christmas we went back to the doctor because she wasn't feeling any better and found out it turned into an ear infection. And now the antibiotics she's on are giving her stomach problems. And she's not sleeping well at all, so neither am I!

I've been going through all the Christmas pictures slowly, but just wanted to share one for now. Lucy was asked to be baby Jesus at the Children's mass on Christmas Eve. She did OK for the first 2 minutes and then decided to cry the rest of the time. Tim took this one right at the point where she was probably realizing that something was not right. Notice how she's holding Mary's hair, she always has my hair in her hands.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Sugar crazies!

Tim took these pictures while we were feeding Lucy cereal for the first time, Aidan was riding the arm of the couch like a horse and well, Duncan is just Duncan:

Merry Christmas to everyone!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Merry Freakin Christmas!!

Now that my cards are out and I know some of you have seen them, I will put up our alternate version. Not sure if it would have gone over well with everyone on our list...

If you can't see it clearly, I think if you click on it, it will open larger.

And I thought this was cool, I took a picture of Ripley and when I zoomed in on his eye, I could see a reflection of his legs in them: (hopefully you can see it on the web-sized version, if not well it's just Ripley's eye! )

Tim's graduation is tomorrow! I don't know if I will be able to get pictures or if it will be like Duncan's Christmas program where I couldn't get my camera out because I was trying to keep Lucy happy...

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

First grump of Christmas

Well, almost ready to get the Christmas cards out. So for now I will just show one of the out-takes from the "photo shoot" This was the first one I took, as you can see Duncan was overjoyed to get his picture taken:

Tonight I was playing a little with taking pictures of the tree in the dark with no flash...I was trying to get those little twinkly stars on the lights, pretty cool:

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Another weekend gone...

I'm sitting here dreading the return to work... the weekend flew by like usual. Got a lot done, but never everything I need or want to.

I did get the kids pictures taken for our Christmas card. The 3 of them together didn't work like I was picturing. But I got some that will work. I also got a ton of "out-takes" that I'll put up here after I send them out. I'm not using Meijer again. I was going to get them printed from the online place I like, but I was worried about the time to ship, then address, then send so I went to Meijer. They cut off part of the lettering and left a white space on the other side I'll have to cut off all of them. UGH. After all that time trying to get the lettering in the perfect spot.

Here are a couple of Lucy in her cute new hat from yesterday:

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Not much new here...just glad tomorrow is Friday.

I thought Aidan looked so cute playing:

And Lucy looked so cute all budled up and sleeping tonight:

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Day 6 and counting...

6 days of cleaning up puke and worrying about poor little Aidan wasting away :( I called the doctor again today and they didn't even want to see him. Just said we have to wait it out. And no milk. Guess what the only thing he wants is? Milk. Poor little guy. Doesn't evenwant popsicles anymore.

This was day 2, passed out mid-video:

I love the this one with the Christmas lights.

Lucy wore her snowman in honor of the snow we had this morning:

OK, I should get off to bed!!

Monday, December 04, 2006


Got hit with a stomach bug at our house this weekend. Went into Aidan's room Thursday night on my way to bed and he had thrown up all over. I brought him to my room and ended up sitting in the bathroom with him until 1 AM, he was throwing up like every 5-10 minutes. Poor guy was so freaked out too, never really got sick before, and he's too young to aim anywhere. Then I took him to bed with me with a stack of towels and he was up every 15-30 minutes until 5AM. So I stayed home with him and he seemed fine all day, then got sick again during his nap. Then Saturday he seemed fine again all day and got sick at 5, right before my company's Children's Christmas party. So he missed that... Sunday he was sick a bunch more in the afternoon and evening...but he was fine overnight. Tim is staying home with him today, and so far so good. It just seems like a really long bug and I'm worried about him being dehydrated. Tim and I both got sick in the middle of the night Saturday/Sunday, but it didn't last as long. My poor mom got it Saturday night too, and she only saw Aidan for a really short time Friday. I'm just really surprised Duncan and Lucy have been fine so far, knock on wood.

So I was planning on taking pictures for our Christmas cards over the weekend and that didn't happen. Probably next weekend now, it's just too dark at night in our house by the time I get home from work and my flash isn't very good. So if you get them late you know why...

Time to work, happy Monday!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Couple more

I'm off to bed, after I water the tree, pay some bills...

First, I love this picture of Lucy. But can't decide if I love color or black and white more...

And one of Duncan so I can easily copy a b&w of him to my computer at work:

Tim's home!!!

I don't know how single parents of toddlers and babies do it! Tim was out of town all week and I was about ready to go to the funny farm.

I was going through some older pictures tonight. I had the first one in color before, but I tried black and white and just love it. Then the sideways look cracks me up. These were taken in the car, so I tried to get one of Duncan way in the back...he was having none of it. Like the alien straw sticking out of his booster seat?

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Is it Friday yet?

Been loads of fun lately... back to work. Trying to get into a routine again, the hardest part is never knowing when Lucy will wake up to eat. Usually it's 5 or 5:30, but today my alarm went off at 6 and she was still sleeping. So then I had to feed her and rush like crazy with everything else. But wow, she slept from 10 to 6!

She's actually slept a lot today, either sick or getting used to her new routine. This was her all night tonight:

These aren't the best pictures, Aidan saw me take the camera out tonight and started telling me to take my picture mom, take Lucy's picture now. Say Cheese Lucy!! Here he is mid-say cheese:

Duncan was watching the Charlie Brown Christmas show tonight and Aidan was lounging half watching and half "playing" Duncan's leapster (he watches the advertisements for other games over and over):

Hopefully I can get a good picture this weekend for our Christmas cards. We did get our tree up last weekend and Aidan didn't even mess with it yet, knock on wood.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's my little turkey:

We were playing hide and seek, everytime he was under the dining room table... tough game!

Back to work tomorrow :( Definitely sad, nervous, stressed, all that...

Luckily it's just one day this week.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Quick pic

Just took a couple pictures today...Aidan was moving way too fast to get anything but the back of his head. I think he was playing games with me.

Lucy was smiley happy girl:

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Busy week

Haven't had any time to play with pictures or get on the computer this last week or so. Saturday found out that Lucy has 2 ear infections. Sweet little thing wasn't fussy at all so I had no clue...I just took her in for her stuffy nose and cough. So she's been seeing what new things she can stain bright pink by spitting out her antibiotic.

She had her baptism on Sunday. She was amazing, didn't cry at all, just a tiny little 2 second whine with the cold, cold water.

Dad took pictures while I was busy:

I'm trying to figure out if mom was giving me finger gestures in this one:

Aidan was all about the cake, talked about it the whole day before, and as soon as we got out of church he had to savor a piece:

Here's Lucy after her bath, Tim took a bunch of the kids in the bath, but I wasn't able to really make any web friendly...don't need sickos finding my kids.

I go back to work in less than a week, so I am getting stressed trying to get ready for that :(

Friday, November 10, 2006

Moody Model

I took Duncan out to get some pictures, trying to be fair since the younger two are around more for me to practice on. I was crampin his style though, he wanted to run around with his arms instide his jacket...which looked incredibly dumb, but man was I evil to suggest he try using his sleeves for something besides wiping his nose. So I got some half decent ones and some of him glaring, but mostly just a blur of motion as he thought he was on the cross country team or something.

Been busy here, Aidan and Lucy both have stuffy noses and horrible sounding coughs. They are both pretty cranky and want lots of attention, usually at the same time. Getting ready for Lucy's baptism Sunday and trying to get ready to go back to work in a week and a half.

Bout bed time here, time to go see if I can convince Lucy of that...

Monday, November 06, 2006


I discovered the new H&M store in town...

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Oh, I forgot last time...Lucy had her 2 month check up today. She's 12 lbs 11 oz, 23.5 inches. She's 90% for both height and weight. Everything is just perfect with her. Poor thing got 3 shots...

I never noticed the dead end street right across from our house. Took Aidan over there to burn off some sugar and got the coolest pictures. Here's a couple quick before I go through the rest:


I've been having problems putting pictures up here, tried and tried on again. But if I load one at a time instead of all of them it works.

Here are Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Jack Sparrow II. (Aidan has to be the same as Duncan) And Captain Jack Pumpkinhead:

And a ballerina and a dad:

And I decided to play Martha Stewart for Duncan's class party since I'm home and have time, HA! ( cookies and rice crispie treats)

Halloween morning:

Big blue eyes and pretty yellow leaves: