Sunday, December 20, 2009

I'm stuffed

Patrick really likes sleeping with all his stuffed animals. He asks for each, one at a time, by making that animal's noise, and he can't sleep until he has them all :) My li'l hoarder.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Patrick not only generously shares his toys with Eli, he tries to share his favorite hobbies... like shoes. And pony rides.

Kinda funny how much Patrick and Eli look alikewith their arms tucked under, huh? Hadn't noticed that until I posted them side-by-side!

Just like daddy!

I never got around to posting a couple pics after our last snowstorm - daddy was home, so Patrick helped out while I got to enjoy the warm indoors as they toiled away in the freezing cold. Patrick loves being just like his dad, no matter what time of year (see? remember this photo from camping this summer?)

Monday, December 14, 2009


Now this looks uncomfortable, doesn't it? This kiddo sleeps anywhere. any time (except when I want to go to bed - he likes to stay up late after an 8:00 power nap).

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Trucking right along

We found a new use for the tonka truck since the sandbox is snowed over - hauling baby brothers! Watch out for that dumping action, Eli!


Happy birthday to us, Happy birthday to us, Happy birthday me and Joey, Happy birthday to us!
Joe and I just turned 26 together - whoo-hoo! His birthday was Saturday, mine was Tuesday, and both were spent relaxing at home together. With the frigid weather, I even got a cozy fire to relax in front of for mine! Joe took the day off work for my birthday - best present ever! So he entertained Patrick while Eli slept and I got to catch up on scrapbooking (he'd have to entertain Patrick for about 3 weeks straight if I were to catch up on ALL my scrapbooking!) and some *light* reading (back to trucking away on Les Miserables). Needless to say, it was wonderful. Hooray for birthdays and thoughtful husbands!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

22 months

I was pretty hit-and-miss getting Patrick's photos done at regular intervals (the same way I was hit-and-miss with doctor's appointments... oops!) so I wanted to get started on the right foot with Eli. Not wanting a full-blown photo shoot, I set up my own little corner this morning and Eli obliged with an exceptionally long awake period and his usual mellow attitude. Patrick had his own ideas, though, and wouldn't put away his book (can't be mad at that!) or look at the camera, so these were the best I got. We interchange "ladybug" for "spider" in the first song because I hate spiders, and Patrick loves ladybugs, so it works better for both of us. I'll be posting Eli's one-month photos tomorrow and definitely getting a professional sitting for Patrick's 2-year pics.