Sunday, June 28, 2009

Today is my grandpa's 81st birthday! Happy Birthday grandpa:) Last night we all went to Dillon's, one of our favorite barbeque restaurants in Sun City. They had a band playing last night and wow we had a blast laughing at this one lady. There was a drunk older woman, dancing and making screeching sounds. She was really enjoying herself, however after a long while, the manager had to tell her to stop. She ended up leaving. Its just great to see you can have fun at all ages!

After dinner we all went back to their house, for Elle had been playing outside and really tore up her toe. She was in pain and we needed to get it cleaned up. Patrick had brought a couple movies with him, so we watched The Royal Tenenbaums. One of our favorite movies! The grandparents nor my dad had seen the movie, Patrick and I have probably watched it now four to five times this week. I believe they enjoyed the dry humor. Anyways, here is grandpa's birthday photo, enjoy!

Ivan was sleeping, so he is in the photo, just behind us all:)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sleeping beauties! I love when my babies are sleeping, they are so peaceful. Elle watched one of her movies "Goof troop" it was a cartoon in the 80's twice, fell asleep while watching for the second time. The funny thing is this episode is a Christmas one, but she loves it.

Ivan always is sleeping, but had to take photos of him too this morning. Enjoy my sleeping beauties!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Our little buckeyes, Ohio State buckeye room!! So the border in Ivan's room was a total pain to take off, UGH! We have so much wall paper in this house, next time we go to redo the walls we are hiring out:) The border was enough for both Patrick and I to handle.

Yesterday we started painting and got it pretty much complete except for one color, the white. So, this morning we finished up our wonderful painting job!! Here are the pics of the paint job we did! We are in love with his room, GO BUCKEYES!!!

Now to put it all back in order and add the finishing touches. More pics to come later.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson Pictures, Images and Photos
Today Michael Jackson died. I just remember dancing to his songs in the 80's on our mantel. My brother and I mostly, Robyn barely participated in our silliness. We thought we were popstars singing into our hands and dancing on the mantel! I added Michael Jacksons music to our blog to bring back those memories. Hopefully you have some too. Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

My brother turned a year older today! He came over to my house, we hung out with the kids, hung three ceiling fans and baked Chocolate Crinkles. Dad came over for dinner which I made chicken and beef fajitas. For some reason I had an itch to cook and bake today, don't know why. Everything turned out reaaly well, before Eric arrived, I had made browines and a pork tenderloin, YUM! The brownies were supposed to be for his bday, but Elle saw me making them. When they were done she had to have one, which was before Eric arrived.

Anyways, here is the Chocolate Crinkle recipe: Ingredients: 4 eggs, 1 3/4c granulated sugar, 4 oz unsweetened chocolate chips, melted and cooled, 1/2 c cooking oil, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp vanilla, 2 c flour, and powdered sugar. In large mixing bowl beat eggs, granulated sugar, chocolate, oil, baking powder, and vanilla w/electric mixer until combined. Gradually beat in flour, cover and chill dough 2 hrs or overnight or until dough is easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls into powdered sugar to coat generously. Place balls 1 inch apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set and tops are dry. Transfer to wax paper to cool.

Elle was in a great mood all day, then when we were making dinner her mood changed 180 degrees. She would not sit with us for dinner, so I put her down in her room. She got in a better mood and came to sit with us. Immediately her mood changed again, so she is not in Eric's bday pic, here it is enjoy!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Today is a celebration of a couple things. Mainly Ali's baby shower, but within my immediate family Ivan turns two months at 1:09pm!

Ali's baby shower was a huge success, thanks to her mom, Linda and I! Everyone had a great time and Ali got great gifts:) Here are the photos taken by Gina and Anita, enjoy!

Ivan is now two months and its been a fast two months. Another fast thing is Ivans growth! I measured him and if I am correct he is 23 1/2 inches long. At birth he was 19 1/4, so yes, he is going to be a BIG BOY!! Here are the photos of my two month munchin, enjoy!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mornings at our house come very early. Ivan first wakes up hungry, I'm too tired to sit in the rocking chair and feed him. I bring him into bed with us for his morning feed. Then minutes later Elle wakes up screaming for either "Mommy" or "Papa." She is then brought into bed with us to take a nap from waking up! haha. This is what our bed looks like with Patrick and I on either side of the little munchkins! Enjoy

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I can't believe my little guy is going to be 2 months in two weeks. During his tummy time today, I got some great shots at how strong he is. He pulls his head up and holds it for a while. He has really been this strong since birth. His legs are very strong as well, you make him squat and he will push up. He even pushes his legs straight when on his tummy like he is doing a yoga pose. Its really cute. Well enjoy!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Elle loves waking up and playing outside. She usually eats her breakfast and goes out to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. The dogs always follow her, or she follows them.
From seeing the movie 'UP' last week, Elle really enjoys her playhouse. We pretend we have balloons tied to the chimney and that we are flying. She tells me to get into her playhouse, which is tight and somewhat uncomfortable for me. I do it anyways though. She also cooks me whatever I want to eat, or she comes to tell me what she is cooking. She will then hand me my food. Usually when she cooks things she wants it's, hot dogs, cookies and chips. Here are the photos from the morning play, enjoy!