Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Isn't she pretty?!?!?!?!

We got him back!!!!!! :)

Okay, so here's the story. Every year for as long as I can remember, Dad has found it humourous wrap one gift for one person about 20 times. And it seems that it has happened to Aaron a lot, so since Aaron found this gift for dad, just from him, we thought it would be great to get dad back for all the years of fun and agony. Dad got Isaiah this year, not Aaron, but hey, Dad got it too. This is a series of photos of each new face of his package, in order. It ended up being a SuperBowl DVD from last year's Steelers season. Enjoy your laugh, this was funny!!.....

Cookies Lessons with Papa

Well, when we were growing up, one of my favorite (of the many) Christmas traditions that we had at our house was making cut-out cookies with Dad, so I asked him if he would be willing to start doing that with Jackson every year. So he said yes and we asked mom to make us some dough for Love Cookies. She said yes and we made the plans. So in this picture dad is showing Jackson how to pat the dough and get ready to roll it (which was always dad's job during this process). The second picture is what Jackson looked like after dad got him with some flour. How cute!! This is poor Aurora waiting patiently to have her turn in the cookie dough and flour mixture. Later in this blog you will see her actually getting her turn. Next is Dad showing Jackson how to put the flour on the rolling pin so that the dough won't stick to it. And then you can see him intently studying dad's work as he rolls out the dough on the table. You can actually see his brain working if you look close enough at he eyes. Next dad explains how the process of the cookies cutters works and after that he lets Jackson have a try. Then you can see them filling the rolled dough with cookie cutters and dad gave Jackson the job of pushing the cutters down into the dough so that they will make the shapes. Okay, next came Aurora's turn to have some fun with Papa. She thought it would be a great deal of fun to eat the flour mixture, I think she will eat anything that is put in front of her. She even ate spinach last week. Yuck!! Okay this last picture is the train cookie that I decorated especially for Jackson, while he was taking his nap. I figured that he did such a good job making cookies with Papa that he deserved to have one just for himself. I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!


Thursday, December 14, 2006

Baby Averi Grace

I thought you all would like to see Jeff and Carrie's new baby girl. She was born Tuesday (12/12/06) at 5:14pm. She was 6 pounds 2 ounces, and 19 1/2 inches long. She is tiny with long toes and fingers. I think she is really pretty, you decide for yourself. I just thought that those of us from church would want to see her.

Have a Wonderful Day!!

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

She's One!

I can't believe that tomorrow at 6:14pm Aurora will be a full year old. Where does the time go? I know I haven't posted in over a month, but let's just say that I've had my hands full. Auri started taking steps a week after she turn 10 months old and has been full on walking since the Sunday after she turned 11 months. And let's just say, she is a little dare-devil, not afraid of anything. She falls and hits her head, and then gets up and keeps going. She doing things a lot faster than Jackson did when he was a baby, she started crawing about 5 days before she turned 8 months and she seems to have not been stoppable since. I am amazed at her. The only thing that she hasn't done before Jackson did at this age is say a lot. The thing is, we all understand what she is saying just by her gestures and the noises that she makes, and Jackson translates a lot. I'm working on getting her to say some things though. She is trying to learn sign language with Esther-Faith, who she calls Ezzy (which is also what I call her). She says names mostly, but we are working on some other words too.
Okay, here are some new pictures of the kids... This is Jackson having tickle time with Daddy and Aunt Kiki on Halloween after all the males in the house came back from trick or treating.

Look how cute she is in Jackson's hat.
She will leave hats on long enough to get a reaction from someone and then she will rip it off. Have I told you how cute my kids are, especially in their buckeye clothes? Well, let me be the first to say it, they are adorable (I guess I'm a little on the biased side). So here they are being cute one Saturday, waiting for the game to start. I love seeing kids enjoy taking their baths. While Jackson still fusses when you put water on his head, he still enjoys his baths and especially with play with Aurora in the water or with Isaac. Well, here are some adorable pictures of All three of them taking a quick bath after getting themselves filthy at dinner time.

Okay, here are the much awaited pictures from Aurora's first birthday party and the cakes that Karin made for her. Karin decorated the rose and I decorated the butterfly. The antlers were a gift from Mimi for her birthday. She's so sweet looking! And again, she kees them on long enough to get a reaction from us and then she pulls them off.

I hope you enjoy these pictures. Have a wonderful day!!