Friday, September 25, 2009

Quilt of Love

My uncle Jerry found some quilted fabric in my paternal grandmother's cedar robe. He knew that his mother sewed, so naturally the squares were hers. He had two quilts made one for a girl and one for a boy. My cousin Matt had a daughter not long ago, so Annie got the girl's and Jerry had the boy's made for Stuart.

The lady that did the quilting said that she had not seen this type of quilting in about 50 years, so it confirmed Stuart's Great Grandmother made the quilt squares. I think it is amazing and wonderful to have such an heirloom. It gives me chills.




Thank you Uncle Jerry!

Stuart's Grandparent Party

We have celebrated the birth of both my children with a party to celebrated the joys of grandparenting. Stuart's party was at my mom's on September 20th. He was on his best behavior, he got kisses from every grandmother in the room. We had a great time and thank you mom for hosting such a wonderful party. Thank you dad for taking all the pictures.
The toys and books on the table were my dad's when he was a little boy.




Welcome Stuart you are truly loved by all!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Vacation to St Thomas

It had been a long time since my husband and I have been alone together and away from children. We decided we were going to go to St Thomas with another couple that are good friends of ours. We only booked about 48 hours in advance, so it was a bit of a rush getting ready but worth it.


Chuck and I had to fly separately due to him working, so that gave me some girl time with Mishelle.


The coast of Florida We arrive at the airport and first thing Mishelle got her pina colada, I saved mine for the beach.

Grabbed a taxi to the hotel.
We had to wait to check in.
Hotel Lobby
We checked out the hotel cause our rooms were not ready yet. Tried the complimentary "rum punch", figured out why it was complimentary. Ordered a drink and colapsed on the veranda looking at the ocean.

I decided this was not going to be so bad, first things first snokeling .

The hotel beach was just past the pool, not to bad!
Looks very inviting!

The beach by the hotel, we really enjoyed snorkeling.
That night we had dinner at a wonderful restaurant called Craig and Sally's
This is the owner Craig T. we had a wonderful evening.
Chuck arrived that afternoon and we had lunch and drinks. Then off to enjoy the night.
After a full night of fun we watched the sun come up and I was worried I was not going to get both my friends up the stairs but we made it. Beautiful sunrise watched with my husband.
We decided we were going to go to Coral World.
While eating Mishelle fed the local "squirrels".
This one actually jumed on her because she did not give it enough food.
I told you they are every where.
HUGE Iguana by the pool.
Chuck and I enjoyed snorkeling, he had never been. I could not have done it with out Mishelle's help. Chuck is not a good swimmer and actually got seasick. I felt bad he spent the rest of the day recovering on the beach.

We got to feed the fish, apparrently they like dog biscuits.

We had a wonderful trip, I really enjoyed the adult time with my husband.

Bath Soup

After having Stuart and going back to work 3 weeks later. I need a few minutes of rest and relaxation.
Chuck was sweet enough to start the water, while I was getting some thing to eat.
I came upstairs and as expected Maddie is playing with the water.
This baby has made soup for me.

She is so proud, she says I won't be hungry anymore!





Thanks Baby!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Chocolate vs Potty Training

So, we had the right idea, use chocolate as a reward for potty training.

How do you think it's working out?

video

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Smiles

I'm sorry about the quality of the video it was filmed with my laptop.

Enjoy!

video

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mobile

I have never seen a baby love something so much. Stuart loves his mobile. He just smiles and laughs and talks to each little friend as they round the bend for a little visit. The only thing i think he loves more is his rocking chair.







Madeleine has had a blast being a big sister. She loves to hold him and she is so proud of her brother and her "job" of taking care of Stuart. She is showing me how to work the mobile. She's gotten so big. She still lets me hold her, but only for about 30 seconds at a time.



I love my babies!

Kissable Feet

I have figured out that baby feet are just about the best think on earth. They don't stink, yet. They are soft and kissable. Stuart just giggles and smiles every time I kiss them. Manufactures prey on mom's like me. I have just a few examples of why I love them so much.

Enjoy!


Zebra's! My personal favorite.
Frogs
Horsey
Converse
Bears
Converse socks, we have in every color
Bears
Dino paws


I can't get enough of these adorable little feet!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Family Portraits

Getting two children to smile at the same time is harder than it looks!