Wednesday, April 25, 2007

After a Long Hard Day of Work....

Jeff mowed the lawn for the first time this weekend, with the help of James. James followed him around with his mini-mower and 'helped' mow. He copied Jeff's every move, even the way he turned the lawn mower around. And, after all that hard work, Jeff sat down to have a cold glass of water. James pulled his little chair right up next to Jeff and sat down to enjoy a drink with him. So sweet!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Finally Warm!!

After receiving a ridiculous amount of rain over a two day period, nearly 5.5 inches to be exact, it is finally warm and sunny outside. Its supposed to be in the mid-70's today!! Time to frolic about in the beautiful sunshine and maybe plant a flower or two, or three...yipee!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The New Little Bean

Here are the latest pictures, via ultrasound, of our bun in the oven. This little baby is either ornery or modest, because he/she kept its legs crossed for the whole ultrasound. But, everything looks great and we will get another ultrasound here in a few weeks so we'll get another chance to find out. But, the most exciting thing is that everything is good and the baby looks beeeeeeeuuuuuuutiful!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

How I Almost Pulled Off the Heist of My Life

A Special Guest Article by James

I was so close to victory, I could taste it. Mom had gone upstairs for something and I went in for the kill. In her purse, I happened to find a Cadbury Creme Egg wrapped in shiny foil. I quickly and meticulously removed the foil and shoved the entire thing in my mouth. I figured that if Mom came down the stairs, at least the evidence would not be immediately apparent. Sure enough, I heard footsteps and ducked for cover. But, alas, she found me out! Quicker than I could say 'sugar-fiend in the making' Mom pried it out of my mouth. I realize now the mistake that cost me my prize. I was simply too quiet! Whenever I am too quiet, I think Mom realizes that I am up to no good and comes to investigate. So, next time I am trying to dig up the houseplants, I'll have to remember to make a lot of noise so as not to draw attention to myself. I also have to figure out where she hid the rest of the Easter candy! (followed by a devious little James-laugh)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


One of the sweetest sounds in the world is the swish-swish-swish sound of your baby’s heartbeat on the monitor. And I got to hear it yesterday!!! The fabulous nurse let me sit there and listen to it for a while and agreed that it was a wonderful sound. Baby #2 has already been in the oven for 17 weeks; only 23 or so to go. Will it be a boy, or a girl? Any bets?

A Boy and His Boots

At the ripe old age of 1 1/2 years, James has begun to make his own fashion choices. For two days now, he has been inseperable from his cowboy boots. The boots were handed down from his cousins, and are still several sizes too big for him. He found them in the closet and has taken them off only briefly since. He is also becoming rather fond of a green foam safari hat that he got for Easter. Today, he wore the boots and the hat to the grocery store. And he wanted me to where his hat when we got into the grocery that's where I have to draw the line!

Monday, April 02, 2007

A Case of Mistaken Identity

This picture was taken in 1999, back in our dating days and way before Napolean Dynamite ever came out. We just thought it was a funny picture. Then someone saw it and pointed out the striking similarity between Jeff and Nappy D. himself. So, we had to watch the movie which happens to be hilarious (totally pointless, but HILARIOUS!). But, I digress. We have had this picture hanging on our fridge for quite some time and have received many comments on the similarities. But never has anyone thought it was the actual actor, until now. We had an insurance adjuster over to look at our decrepit roof and he saw the picture on the fridge. He said, "Wow! Did you guys actually get to meet the actor!? I love that movie!! That's really cool!" I just cracked up and replied that, no, that was my husband with a wig on.

The Bun in the Oven

Here's the first official picture of the baby bump. The second time around, it doesn't take nearly as long to pop out. I think I will be the size of a dinosaur by the time this baby arrives!