Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
We spent the Thanksgiving holiday in North Carolina with my sister Lara and her family. My other sister Tasha and her family were able to join us as well so we were able to have all the Cleveland cousins together for some Thanksgiving and early Christmas fun. Here is a picture of the whole clan together. (Hmmmm, do you think Landon enjoyed being strangled by his big sister here?)
On December 4th Landon turned six months old. I tried to get a few snapshots of him to mark the occassion, but my camera failed to do much justice for my handsome little man. Here are a few outtakes that you might enjoy from our little photo session.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Landon wants to put anything and everything in his mouth, including his mommy's chin. Everybody keeps telling me he must be teething, but Abby was the same way and she didn't pop her first tooth until she was 13 months old, so I do have my doubts that we'll be seeing any chompers soon. The other day, Jason came home and asked what had happened to my face. Turns out I had two big bruises under my chin that were perfect little circles, the exact same shape and size as some little boy's mouth. Yes, it's true, my baby gave me a hicky. Oh the joys of being a chew toy!!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Our adorable little revolutionaries...
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Abby was a cat this year. If you recognize the costume, props to you!! It's actually the same costume she wore last year. It still fit, we couldn't find anything cuter, so there you go!
Landon was our little turtle this year. I thought he would hate this little get-up, but he actually wore it the entire time we went trick-or-treating. What a cutie-pie!!
My two cuties together!!
We actually didn't get any pictures of the actual trick-or-treating event. Abby really wasn't all that into it (very surprising to her parents since we know how much she loves candy.) I think after she filled her bag a bit, she was just ready to go home and eat it. It was an absolute gorgeous fall evening though, so it was still fun to be out in our neighborhood and see all the kids dressed up.
- In other news, is it just me, or is anybody else ready for this election to be over? I enjoy politics and all, but it just seems like it has been dragging on for years (oh, wait, it has been!!) so I'm glad that after today (hopefully) we can end this drama. I did vote this morning, with the two kids in tow. We were in and out in less than 10 minutes which was nice. I'm not a huge supporter of either candidate, but I'm sure we'll watch a lot of the election coverage tonight. I think I know who will win, but it will be interesting to see how close it really will be.
- I have to agree with my brother-in-law though in that I really think that whoever ends up winning this election will only serve one term. I really believe the economy will tank in the next few years. The current mortgage crisis is just a drop in the bucket to what we may be facing soon (credit card defaults, baby boomers retiring and pulling money out of the stock market, etc.) The president will likely be blamed (like always, even though he really has little control over what actually happens) and he will lose his bid for a second term. Just my little prediction though.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
We spent all day Saturday at Busch Gardens. It was absolutely gorgeous and we all saw firsthand why it has been ranked the most beautiful theme park in America for the last 18 years. Jason and I were really impressed with how many rides they had for kids. A lot of the amusement parks we have been to were geared more for older children and adults, but Busch Gardens had a great mix of rides for all ages. Abby especially loved riding all the kiddie rides with her cousin, Paige. With their blonde hair, blue eyes and fair skin, Abby and Paige look more like sisters than cousins!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
She loved husking the corn so much in the corn maze that we thought we just might hire her out!
A Family Photo (notice Abby can't be bothered from husking for a silly picture!!)