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We wanted to start this blog as a way to keep track of all the new things going on in our family...read along for fun tales, lots of pictures and just try and keep up with the chaos!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Brother and Sister Picture

I am late in posting this, but a photographer came to Ellie and Tommy's school about a month or so ago and took one of my favorite pictures of the two of them together.  Its hilarious to me how I can't seem to get very many normal pictures of the two of them, especially of Ellie who has refused to pose as of late, but a strange photographer can...



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cutest 8 Month Old Around

Tommy turned 8 months old recently, and Mikey snapped what we think are some of the cutest pictures of Tom on record.  He is still big into putting everything in his mouth, so he need a little "assistance" to help him pose with his 8 month card.





Tommy gets bigger every day, and has started to get more mobile.  He is crawling, or an early version of it.  He pushes off and goes backward on the floor, which can get a little awkward.


Tommy is also starting to pull up on tables and couches, so we are all bracing ourselves for the chaos to come once he is fully on the move.  He continues to be a smiley, happy boy.  The new director of his school stopped me on his second day on the job to tell me that I had "one of the smiliest children he had ever seen".  Which is spot on!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Long Overdue

Here is a long overdue update on our summer!

First, we found figured out what Tom thinks is the funniest thing he has ever seen.  He dies laughing when anyone bounces a ball.  Why, we don't know, but its now become a favorite pastime in our house.  Check out the video.

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Ellie and Tommy have really began to play together, which is fun to see.  Here is Ellie practicing her future Doctor skills on Tommy.


Ellie is also growing her softball skills...really its an angry looking swing.

It was recently my birthday.  My birthday wish was to have a nice picture taken of me with Ellie and Tommy, and I think it turned out pretty well.



Ellie helped decorate my cake...icing skills still maturing.

A few days later, we attended our neighborhood bike parade on July 4th.  The fun was overwhelming for Tom.

Ellie on the other hand had a ton of fun...




Later that day, Tommy and Ellie joined me for my favorite activity, time together on a blanket in the backyard.

We took our first trip to Fritz's - it was a ball of fun.  Trains everywhere, conductor hats, burgers and fries.  You can't beat it!