Thursday, September 30, 2010

tae kwon do girl


That's Sky in the black Tae Kwon Do t-shirt.


Master Chris talking to the class.


Warm up!

Let's stay focused, Sky!

baby moon moon


I call him "Sweet Sir" because he's not only very sweet but also very dignified and respectable.


Sky and Adam call him "Baby Moon Moon".


Teresa and Aiden call him "Baby Nick Nick".

Wednesday, September 22, 2010



I love this picture but I can't think of a title for it. Any suggestions?

My brother says I like this picture because its foreshadowing. Maybe it's Adam sitting across from his younger self or maybe it's Aiden sitting across from his future self. They are alike in so many ways.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

our brood

nicolas turns two months old today



His stats:

Height: 25 inches (97th percentile)

Weight: 14 lbs and 1 oz (90th percentile)

So what's he like at two months?

- He sleeps well - during the day in two hour increments (roughly). From 7 pm to 7 am he wakes up about three times.

- He smiles and coos a lot. He loves to hold long conversations with his cooing.

- Nothing is more interesting to him than his brother and sister.

- He loves to be rocked to sleep.

- He finds music soothing...classical music and top 40 stuff.

- On occasion he'll take a pacifier but he prefers the real thing.

- His digestion is very regular as long as I watch what I eat - NO DAIRY!

- He loves to be walked around while being held upright and facing away from whomever is carrying him...i think he thinks it's his own legs doing the walking.

- If he is crying or cranky he is immediately soothed by the outdoors.

Oh and he had the first cold of his life this week...thanks to a little virus gift Aiden or Sky brought home from school.

Monday, September 20, 2010

multi talented sky


She loves her pink scooter.

Sky and I have been riding scooters a lot lately. Now that I'm not pregnant, I'm back to riding scooters, bikes, and jumping on the trampoline with the kids. I guess because it's been so long, both Aiden and Sky get so excited when I join them.



cousins beach weeekend


Girls rule!


Aiden and Sky were counting down the days until the beach weekend.




I LOVE this picture of Nora and Sky holding hands...they're both such big girls now.


Mr. Tyler writing a poem in the sand.

deserted beach - closing the summer of 2010






He's too tired to even take another step. Unless someone wants to challenge him to a race of course.


My cool little dude...


I hope he always finds calm and peace at the beach.




Can we eat him?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

very honest

Father and son conversation over dinner earlier this evening -

Adam: Aiden, are you angling for a timeout?

Aiden: No, I'm angling for attention.

sky's first day of pre-school!







seven weeks old









Monday, September 13, 2010

overcome with love


She's ready to pounce on him like a tiger and then to smother him with kisses. Sometimes she just can't help herself. She grits her teeth as she softly pinches his cheeks and then she kisses his head, hands, belly, legs, and feet. She's totally overcome with love.

sleeping angel

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

first day of junior kindergarten


This is Aiden's new classroom located on the second floor of the school. It's a very big deal to be in an "upstairs" classroom because that's where all of the big kid classes are.

That's Aiden looking out of the window instead of reading. He's a dreamer...The window that Aiden dreamingly looking out of looks over the parking lot. For the past two years, Aiden has looked up from the parking lot to spot "big kids in the big kid classroom". Now he's one of those big kids...

Another perk of being a "big kid" is playing in the "big kid playground". Aiden was really looking forward to recess today.


Aiden checking out his new cubby and that's Aiden's favorite teacher in the whole wide world, Ms. Shavani.