Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Beach Week - Nags Head, NC

beach week was GREAT! the kids enjoyed the ocean, making sand castles, the aquarium, looking for ghost crabs, flying kites, going on beach walks... anything you can imagine, we did it! it was a wonderful week of QUALITY time with the kids and i will always have these pictures to look back on!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


4 years ago june 25th aiden was born! its hard to believe 4 years have gone by. i love him dearly and can't imagine my life without him. happy birthday aiden ! WE LOVE YOU

Aiden's 4th Birthday

Aiden's 3rd Birthday

Aiden's 2nd Birthday

Aiden's 1st Birthday

The Day he was Born

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Spring Time !

we went to nags head, nc last week for a couple of days with my in-laws!
we had horrible weather, except for 1 hour

ivy loves to pat her brother on the head

fun time with daddy, they decided to put aiden's slippers on ivy and she just LOVED it!

ok, the sweetest YET funniest picture yet... this is aiden at preschool doing a mother's day program and the girl to the right of him is only 4 months older... she is like over a foot taller then him... of course, aiden came home from school the other day telling me that he was sad because he was the shortest kid in the class... my heart broke, i responded with... BUT YOUR THE FASTEST !! i just love that kid!

Friday, April 11, 2008

i know, it's about time...

life has been going great! we have been enjoying the beautiful weather for the last couple of days... ivy now uses a sippy cup and has boycotted baby food all together... she loves to eat what we eat!! we sat up an old computer for aiden to use (he only plays learning games)... he loves it! they are growing up so fast... enjoy some photos...

this is ivy's signature look... she scrunches up her nose and blows out of it... aiden taught her this and they do it back and forth all the time... you can't help but laugh!!

here she is just looking pretty!

ok, so i was taking pictures yesterday of the kids and ivy stopped what she was doing, went to the playroom and started looking for something, aiden's camera... she found it and started copying me ... they understand WAY more then we think they do!!

aiden at his computer!

here is aiden's 'funny face' he wanted to make for the camera!

aiden had purple day at school this week... that's when your suppose to wear purple to school... well, being a boy, he doesn't have any purple clothes so we had to put purple stickers all over his shirt! it was a hit at school...


here aiden shows his acting side...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

lots of family time...

last week i had my sister-in-law anna and her girls, saida and hilina, staying with me! this was the first time meeting the girls since they were brought from ethiopia to america in january by the BEST parents in the world!! we had a WONDERFUL week and i miss them so much!! ben joined us on thursday night and let's just say, i want them all to move next door!

here is ivy, saida and hilina having lots of fun together... ivy LOVED to crawl over them!!

aiden was a GREAT help and he just loved his cousins! he read books to them and even fed them their bottles...

my mom, russ, lily and lucy were also visiting! here is lily and aiden riding their bikes together !

Saturday, February 23, 2008

waking up "AAAAAA- DEN"

ivy is learning to walk and talk! here she is going into aiden's room and yelling his name. it just cracks me up when i hear her say AIDEN!


aiden went to his friend Molly's birthday party today... he was crowned a 'king' for the day and he came around the corner tonight to tell me that 'this king is tired'... its so cute when he wears the crown ALL day long and then hangs his it on his bed post while he sleeps!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

she's walking!!!

ivy started walking about 2 weeks after her birthday! i finally captured it on video... i think she would walk better if she knew aiden wasn't RIGHT behind her at all times!


this is a typical night after dinner. aiden chasing ivy around the house! they both just love this time together. and yes, aiden is that rough with her all the time, and she loves it!