Sunday, January 25, 2009

My couch potatoes!!

Just a little fun on Saturday laying around on the couch. I hope they have this much fun and love each other this much when they get older.

Look What Daniel Made...

Well at School on Friday they made play dough and were told to make Snowman. So when the teacher brought Daniel out she said here is Daniel's snowman. I thought it looked different but asked him if he had fun making the snowman and he said ,"No Mommy I made a monster, not a snowman." So here it is. Daniel's Little Monster.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Here are some pictures from just a fun Thursday we had. Daniel loves to dress up. Remember Daniel as a Fireman. Here he is Buzz Light Years... Also Sydney got this Bear from MaMa Precious for Christmas and she loves it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Daniel was so excited this morning. Here are some pictures and it is still coming down. I put him to work sweeping off the porch. He loved it. It is funny how work can be fun to kids.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Me in the dress

Well my mom sent a picture of me and my sister in the dress Sydney wore Sunday for church. We were around 17 months in the picture though...guess which one I am..when you guess say smiling or not smiling.....leave a to make pic bigger...

I had to delete my sister's comment because she would have given it away..Come on keep guessing...okay the answer is in the comment section.. were you right? take a look

Sunday, January 18, 2009

All dressed up for Church

Well here Sydney is again with Daniel. She is wearing a vintage dress. It was mine, and is over 31 years old. I am so glad my mom saved this dress. Apparently we wore it for Christmas, and when I say we I mean my twin sister and I had identical dresses. Daniel wanted to be in the picture as well so here are some of him as well. Couldn't get her to smile this time. Sorry.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Kids

Nothing new here, just trying to stay healthy and warm in this cold weather. Well here are some pictures of the kids. Sydney is getting so big.. literally. Here is a picture of her 6 month weigh in. She is in the 98% for weight at 21.7,and is 97th% for her length at 26 3/4.(remember you can click on the picture to see it bigger)

Daniel loves to be a big brother and help. Here he is trying to give her some water. The Dr. said to have her practice drinking from a sippy cup. She is doing okay with it. I tried to get a picture of her holding it up to her mouth but she was interested in the camera and kept putting it down. Next time....

And today she found out that she is suppose to smile at the camera verses stare in amazement. Mom asked me why she was always so wide eyed in the pictures before, I guess she didn't know what to do. I think this picture shows she does now. I took 4 in a row and it was the same picture. Her smiling. I love it.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sydney 6 months today

Well my girl is growing up. She is 6 months today Jan 10th. So much has changed in just one month. She has gotten two teeth: (double click on the pictures to make them bigger)

She is eating stage one baby food:

She is learning to sit up by herself:

And she is pushing up with her arms:

She is still my sweet little baby. Always Happy.

And she loves when mommy kisses her cheeks. She giggles and it is so adorable.

Can't believe its been 6 months, she grew so much..can't wait to see what this month brings.

Monday, January 5, 2009

We're baaaack....

Boy what a trip this was...Don't think we will ever be gone that long again. Christmas in MD...It started off with Sydney getting her first tooth to break thru and with that comes a cold and no sleep. Then Daniel got a cold so no sleep either.. And then of course if the kids aren't sleeping neither are even though we were all tired we tried to make the best of it. We did Christmas Eve at my twin sister's house. My brother and his family came up as well. It was fun for the kids to play together. They don't often get this time to just play. We did not get a group shot but here are some pictures of opening presents and playing...

Here is one of my twin sister and her husband with Sydney..

Then we went to my parents house that night and got all dressed up to go to Evening Service and then over to my brother's in laws house for a late dinner. Here are some pictures from Christmas Eve Night...

Here are shots of my kids with my brothers kids.

Then we had Christmas at my parents house. Sydney got a horse jumperoo and Daniel got some Thomas the train buildings and tracks .....along with other things.

Well after spending more time at my sister's and brother's house and Sydney getting another tooth.. yes that is right 2 teeth in 4 days broke thru...we drove back home on Sunday and left again on Monday for SC. Are you tired yet?
Well SC was a little better..Daniel was no longer sick and Sydney was a little better, but we still did not get any sleep due to a raccoon moving into Stefan's Dad's attic and making lots of loud noise during the night since they sleep in the day. I am not kidding this raccoon had a hammer and nails and was building himself a house up there. It was crazy!!!Here are some pictures of us in SC. Daniel became a fire fighter.

Even though we are extremely exhausted from the trip, we feel so blessed that we are able to travel to visit our large family. We had lots of fun playing cards and games. We will catch up on our sleep throughout the year to get us prepared to do it all over again next year....with some minor adjustments of course.

May God bless your family and mine in 2009.