Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Glam girl

Wow, been a long time eh?

Sydney has always been a girly girl, but she is especially enjoying a new makeup kit she received and we play with it each night after Alex goes to bed. Here are some pictures of my "4 going on 14" year old....

She requested that her manicurist (me) paint her fingernails on her right hand purple to match the purple ring, and pink on the left hand to match that ring. She also put on lipstick and kept her lips pursed like this the whole time...it was so adorable. My little glam girl. ;)

And Alex sleeping, so cute....and quiet.

Syd pretending to sleep...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Parks and Recreation

We had such a beautiful day in Seattle yesterday! It was 61 degrees according to my car, leaving me wishing for spring already.
We ditched our plans to go to the grocery store and headed to the park. This was the first time Alex has been to the park since he started walking. Umm wow, it's a whole different experience. The boy licked every park bench and pole he could find, chased away a couple dogs and attempted to flirt with some high school girls playing basketball. He had a blast! Of course Sydney loves the park too and has a great time running around and playing on the toys.

Here are a couple pics I took on my BlackBerry:

The kids on the slide. I love the way Alex looks at his sister.
Alex's new haircut. Pretty handsome huh?

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Alex!

Happy 1st birthday to my wonderful little boy, Alex!

We had a little party for Alex at our house. I made him a train cake, and also made a clown smash cake. Quite a big project I tell ya, making your own cakes. But I still remember how much I loved it when my mom made my birthday cakes, so I want my kids to be able to look back at all their cakes fondly too.

Okay, enough with the chatter, here are the pics!

Alex is stoked about his new present!
Sister teaching little bro a thing or two about driving....
Alex clapping with excitement
Sister doesn't quite get the fact that these presents were for her bro....
Alex and his presents...
The adorable birthday boy....

I love this sequence of pictures....

Alex's very first kiss....
"Hey man, our hair kinda looks the same."
The girls
My loves
My little man has a thing for this woman, Nina, on "The Goodnight Show" on Sprout. When he sees her, he starts laughing, smiling, clapping and his 4th word was, "Nina." He just goes crazy for her, it's hilarious. The funniest thing was Christmas eve I stopped by my work to wish my employees a Merry Christmas and I had Alex. I was explaining to a couple of the guys that Alex loves this girl Nina, and I said, "Right Alex...Nina." He immediately starts smiling and screaming, clapping and saying her name, it was hilarious. Silly silly boy. Here's an excited Alex over Nina.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The kiddos

The kids....

Alex's birthday pics coming soon.....

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Halloween 2009

Halloween pictures!
The kids had a blast, as did the parents and grandparents. A little rainy but still quite a bit of fun trick or treating.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I am blessed

This has been an exciting week for Alex. He's officially walking (although pretty wobbly), he is clapping, signing the word "more" and even said "pizza." Wow, what a week! He is becoming quite the little toddler and I just can't believe how quickly this year has flown by. We'll be celebrating his 1st birthday in just two weeks. Wait, what?

Sydney has become quite the social butterfly. We've had four birthday parties the last three weekends, and she is so adorable with her friends. They always have an arm around each other and give each other hugs. Yesterday one of her friends referred to her as "Pretty Sydney." So cute.

It's definitely been an adjustment to go to work every day and "bring home the bacon"
while Anthony is home with the kids. I am sure he is still adjusting! It's most difficult when Sydney asks me why I have to go to work, or tells Anthony that she likes it when I am home. So yes, that is hard. I feel fortunate to not only have a job, but to go to a job that I enjoy (well most of the time, ha.) And my favorite part of the day is when I come home and Sydney runs to me with open arms yelling, "Mommy, mommy" and Alex is smiling and happy to see me. I am so blessed to have such a good man that is a fantastic dad and willing to put his career on hold for a while to raise the kids. And I count my blessings every day for these two wonderful kidlets we call Sydney and Alex who are just beyond amazing in my book. Check these two out....

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy 11 months Alex!!

My little man is 11 months old already-how did that happen? I can't believe we will be celebrating his 1st birthday in less than a month. Which reminds me I have some planning to do...

Alex is close to walking, into everything, and just a pretty awesome little guy. We are so blessed to have such great kids. He is pretty much the exact opposite of Sydney-from how much he eats (he eats more than Syd) to how loud he is. He is ALL boy.

And don't worry-no Alex's were harmed in the shooting of the picture posted above. Sydney was standing off to the side, ready to catch him if he made a nose dive. It's all about safety people.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ocean Shores

I'm slowly catching up with updating the family blog here....bear with me.

A few weeks ago we took a trip to Ocean Shores with our friends. We had so much fun! The weather was terrific-it was low 60's and sunny-a bit windy but no rain so that is always a plus. September is always still pretty nice around here and it was great not having to fight the crowds at the beach.

We went with our friends Kristin and Mark (Cole and Brady) and Lisa and Dan (Samantha and Jake.) We left early to have a day to ourselves, and the rest of the group joined us on Saturday. We spent our time playing on the beach, swimming in the hotel pool, and more playing on the beach. The kids had a blast! They flew kites, played in the sand, rode bikes (kinda), drove the Barbie Jeep around (kinda) and just had a blast together. It's pretty awesome to have such great friends with kids that all get along!

The moms even hit up the casino on Saturday night. Definitely a nice getaway and we'll be making this a yearly trip for sure.


Coffee stop!

We're at the beach, woo hoo!

Sydney looks so grown up here...
The kidlets
Sydney has this thing about wind-she can't stand it. So we have to bundle her up and she's fine. Silly kid.
Flying kites!
Playing in the sand
The little boys had a great time

More kite flying! And yes, you can drive your cars on Washington beaches.
Anthony and Cole flying a kite Alex taking a snooze.
Not surprisingly, the Jeep didn't go too fast
Dinner at the Pizza place
Me and my girls-I love Samantha. The girl can inch her way into any picture. One day I'll have to compile all the pics that she has scooted into. Hilarious!
My fave little man
And again-the shirt is really for daddy
Alex had a great time in Brady's tent. It was loaded up with a ton of toys, had great ventilation and kept him sand free for a bit
The Barbie Jeep on top of the Xterra still cracks me up
No luck with the fishing
These girls are such good friends
Sydney looks like a little old lady here-all bundled up, crossed legs, eating snacks and chit chatting away to nobody in particular.

Time for a dip in the pool!

Nothing cuter than a baby laughing....

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