Saturday, November 28, 2009


We had a wonderful thanksgiving here in CT. Well there were a few moments of unhappiness, like when Jack fell and bit his tongue. Oh the hazards of learning to walk...But all in all it was a fabulous Thanksgiving. We had a few visitors including Aunt Danielle.
And Bailey. And there was lots of doggy love.

And brotherly love.

and Mommy love (the best kind of love of all).

The whole family. (minus Everett who won't slow down long enough for a picture)And Everett actually made this year's awesome centerpiece.
And another quote for the history books.
Me: Everett, what are you thankful for?
Everett: Ummm, I just thankful with cake!
Well at least he is grateful for something.

And last but not least it seems that Jack would like to make a liar of me. As soon as I posted last week about him refusing to crawl, he decided it was time. So the first video is the before: wounded soldier, I am being fired upon in the combat zone belly crawl. And below that is his new big boy crawl.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Boys to Men

The boys are growing up so fast I can hardly keep up, and I see them 24 hours a day. Jack is eating semi-solid food and teething crackers. He can also crawl, pull himself up and walk a bit while holding on. He spends his entire day pulling himself up on various pieces of furniture to check out the new view. Everett has learned how to stall, how to tell jokes and play pranks, and most of all that he is his own person and he does not need to listen to anyone at anytime. His new view is from the time out chair. But he is still adorable and has the best one-liners ever. Example, "Oh no mamma, the democrats are coming!"

Some good Photos of the guys hanging out.

Jack is getting so big - he is catching up with me.

And Here is Jack standing up and walking a bit.

Various pieces of furniture that he stands up with. He does still refuse to crawl most of the time, instead opting for the wounded soldier combat belly scoot.

Here is Ev "helping" rake the leaves. I guess he did help more than Mommy...

And here is one of Everett's great pranks. Daddy fell asleep and Everett put stickers on him. Daddy deserved it because he decorated a van in much the same manner in his earlier years (20s).

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quick Update

We got through Halloween and Everett had a great time. This past weekend we had some friends over to Essex, CT where Thomas the Tank Engine was Visiting. Here you can see him in the backgroud (he is in the background because they wanted to charge us $20 a person to see him up close).
After that quick photo opp we headed downtown to the dock to feed some ducks.

Jack is now 7 months old. He is sitting up very well, can kneel up and is just starting to pull himself up to standing. He has also taken to making faces at us. His favorite is one where he scrunches up his whole face. It is pretty funny.