Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A very proud mother moment

Today, we looked out the window and saw a bunch of fire trucks, We went outside to see what was going on. John was beside himself with excitement. It turns out that around here if they know a soldier is coming home they put on a big welcome home celebration for them. Fun! We ran back into the house and grabbed our little flags and raced back out to get a spot. The mayor was there. People everywhere. It was really something. This soldier was just coming back from a tour in Afghanistan and had no idea that all of this was waiting for him. On his ride back from the airport a huge group of Harley's surrounded him and became his motorcade. The thunder of the motorcycles would be our tip-off that they were close. While we were waiting I taught Ella and John how to salute an officer. They learned that it was their way of honoring him. We heard the motorcycles coming and up their little hands went. It was so cute!!!! I admit I got a little misty watching my kids do that and then seeing the soldier jump out of the car and run and hug his mother. It was just a wonderful thing for the kids to get to experience. I am so glad we looked out the window today. =)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Aidan is officially walking!

It was so cute. We were all in the living room and she did a step here and there. This is just enough to make you hold your breath Did or did it not count? Then.....She stomped around in a circle and walked right over to Ella. It was at least 4or 5steps. That definitely counts! Then she did it again. Then again! My little baby. Sniff, sniff. My last one. I really enjoyed this moment.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Look who is 1!

Happy Birthday my sweet Aidan! I love you.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Blue's Open House!

Last night we went to Ella's school to see all of the things she had done over the year. They had everything from "All About Me" books, to Georgia O'Keefe paintings. On the wall off, to the side, it was title "Meet My Mom and Dad". This was hilarious! Kids are adorably honest. Someone must sat down and interviewed each of them. Mine made me laugh so hard. And I LOVE Dave's hairy legs. Lots of fun. It was great to see how far Ella has come. She can now read and write. Amazing.

Friday, May 20, 2011


I love the wind in her hair.

She decided to play salon....

...and now she has bangs. =) No more scissors for Blue for awhile.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Aidan sat up today!

This is Laila. She helped Aidan by propping her. We are in the very new stages of sitting.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ella Read Today!

Today was very exciting for a number of reasons. However, September 4Th, 2010 will always be the day that my little Ellie Blue learning to read. I was in her room marking the different Math pages she was to work on for homework. In the back round I'm hearing her little voice saying, "Meow! I have four Fuzzy paws. Who is my mommy?" I looked up and realized she had pulled a book out and was figuring out what the words on the page were!!! It was so exciting for me to watch. She knew words, but had not put it all together on her own before in a random book. I screamed out loud, kissed and hugged her a lot and then asked her to try the next page. Slowly she read the next, then the next, then the NEXT!!!!!!! I was like the Grandma from the Nutty Professor "HERCULES! HERCULES!" I remember my first book I read the first page from the Berenstain Bears book where Mama bear has a new baby. I never forgot it. In the living room in Norwich, NY. Today was Papa's Birthday so Ella got to read her very first book to Papa to make his day special too. It was a great day. Her world just opened up a little bit more.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010