Tomorrow Is Cookie Day!

Since Merranda's daughter was a little under the weather on Friday, we decided to postpone the cookie decorating until tomorrow. In it's place I made a cheesecake (yum!) and homemade bread. This was my second attempt at the bread, and I'm slowly getting the hang of it. It's not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. Hopefully my third try will be the charm!


Casey decided to give me the pleasure of a full-night's sleep last night! He didn't wake up until a little after 6:30 in the morning. Ahhh, sweet, sweet sleep! However, I found the reason why he didn't wake up during the night...he was sucking on his thumb! That would explain the lack of enthusiasm he has with a tay-tay (pacifier). Unlike Isabelle and Grahm, Casey is going to be different by sucking his thumb and not a tay-tay. Oh well. Unfortunately, unlike a pacifier, you can't take a thumb away when you want them to stop sucking on it.

I laid Casey down on our bed while Chris and I put the other two down for bed tonight. And when I went in to check on him, he had fallen asleep sucking his thumb. I have to admit, I think it's pretty darn cute. :) And if it helps me get a restful night's sleep, then so be it! Maybe he'll decide to quit on his own when he's two.


The other day, Isabelle and Grahm were giving Mickey Mouse a bath in Belle's doll tub. Grahm decided to hop into the much-too-small-for-a-real-baby tub and Belle obliged and pretended to wash his hair. When he hopped out, Belle got a "towel" and proceeded to dry him off.

When it was Belle's turn, Grahm kept hugging her and giving her kisses. It doesn't look like she minded too much!

Oh, and about their pj's...Belle has been on this kick to only wear pj's all day. She will only get dressed if we leave the house. Any other time I ask her to get dressed, she'll just put on another pair of pj's. And Grahm, well, he has no choice since he can't dress himself yet. But on this particular day, I let him relax and wear his pj's too,


Time Sure Flies!

Holy Moly! I can't believe that Casey is 3 months old today!

I already miss that newborn stage. That teeny tiny, his butt fits right in the palm of my hand, stage. But I do love watching him grow too! He really trys to sit up when you prop him up, although he's much too young for that. I think he just wants to get moving with his brother and sister! He hasn't rolled over yet, but he hates (and that's putting it lightly!) tummy time. I remember Grahm not liking it either. It must be a boy thing because Isabelle never seemed to mind it too much. I'm not worrying about it though because I know he'll get the hang of it soon.

Tomorrow we're having one of Isabelle's friends (and my friend too) come over to decorate cookies! Yum! I'm going to try and take some pictures, although with two out of three of my little ones decorating, I don't know if I'll have a free hand to take a picture with! Although I'm not too worried about Isabelle. It's Grahm that will probably get frosting in his hair and all over himself. Unless he's too busy eating it. It will be interesting to see how it goes!

Oh, and in case you're wondering about the color of the picture...I made it that color on purpose. I didn't like the actual color (too bright), or black and white (blah), or sepia (blah again). So, I settled on this to be different.


Angie and Cory's First Dance

Man, this is addicting! I still haven't gotten the hang of the black outline around the white portion of the picture. That's a little tricky. So please don't zoom in and look at it because it's a little messy.

Edited to add: Yes, I realize his fingers are a little on the jagged side. I was having a hard time with them and gave up. I'm sure I could've made them look a little better if I would've taken the time on it. Remember, I'm new to this, so don't criticize! :)


When I was a little girl, I remember looking at a picture on my parents wall of a face silhouette. I can't remember if it was my brother, me, or if they had two pictures of each of us. Anyway, just recently (as in yesterday), I have been on the lookout for people that make them. And surprisingly, you can get them done for $25, which is a lot cheaper than I had thought they would be...especially considering that they cut them out of paper using really tiny scissors. But still more than I would like to spend. So, I looked it up and found out you can do a replica of sorts to look like a silhouette picture. Not as cool as one that is cut out of black paper, but neat nonetheless! Unfortunately, it is a very slow process. But when you get the finished product, it makes all the effort seem worth it. Now, this is my first attempt, so don't judge me too harshly on this picture! I had fun doing it, so I suppose that is all that matters.

The before picture, obviously. This was taken of Alexis and Isabelle at the wedding we attended this weekend. Which reminds me, I really need to get going on posting those pictures! But I found a new addicting hobby doing this, so it will have to wait. I will definitely get to it by this weekend though.

And here's the after.


I'm working on uploading pictures from the wedding over the weekend. But until then, I thought I'd give you some new pictures to look at.

Here is Casey's shirt I got for his first Thanksgiving this year. I really love it and still laugh when I read it. I don't get out much, I know. :) Oh, and I know it's not the best picture of Casey. He kept slinking into the couch and getting all scrunched up.


Casey is really starting to warm up to Grahm and give him smiles because Grahm is learning how to be gentle with him and not be so rough around him. Yeah!

Here they all are in their sibling shirts.

And last, but not least, my favorite picture as of late. Casey sure is loving all the attention he's getting as the baby in the family.


October 18, 2008

Alright, so I'm almost a month late in posting this. But I figured with another wedding coming up this weekend, I better get this done!

Lauren (Chris' cousin) and Eric got married on this beautiful, fall day. The air was crisp and the sun was shining. And they both looked so happy! This was a long time coming for them since they had started dating in high school 5 1/2 years ago. Congratulations to the both of you!

Luke showing me his cool car before the ceremony.

Daddy and Belle

They absolutely love bubbles! But really, what child doesn't?

Sitting quietly. Of course, he's doing this outside where he can actually make some noise. But inside the church, he's not like this.

Grahm blowing some bubbles.

Tom, the father of the bride.

I hope Lauren doesn't kill me for putting this picture up, but I think it's so funny! I wonder what on earth she's looking at.

The whole family. Big, huh?

Alexis eyeing the cake.

Uncle Tom entertaining the little ones.

Aunt Lisa and Casey

Isabelle learning how to do the chicken dance, which she later refused to participate in when the song actually came on.

Casey sleeping in his carseat.

Grahm chowing down on the delicious cake!

Isabelle, exhausted, at the end of the evening.



Ever since Isabelle was 2 months old, we've made it a tradition to go to all the relatives houses in town for trick-or-treating, rather than go door to door. It's exhausting, especially now with three, getting the kids in and out of carseats over and over again. But it's worth it!

Isabelle eyeing the bag of candy at G-G and Grammy's house.

My little pumpkin and spotted cow.

Grahm and Uncle Mark. In Mark's defense, Grahm had just woken up from a nap about 10 minutes earlier.

Our stop at Aunt Barb and Uncle Bob's house. Just look at the excitement on their faces! You'd think they were given rocks instead of candy!

Little Mimi and Casey.

Under Bompa's watchful eye, Isabelle and Grahm dug into the candy corn.

Uncle Big Tom and Casey. On a side note, this is a very rare occurance. Usually, whenever he holds our kids (or tries to), they cry. Poor Tom! But Casey absolutely loved him and even laughed a couple times for him. It was so sweet!

Uncle Tom and Belle

Grampie and Casey