Friday, 16 November 2007


My mom got these cute aprons for the kids to wear when they "help" in the kitchen. C-Ray has one too- with John Deere tractors on it. The kids love them- thanks Nana!
(Please note the lack of teeth in Faithie's mouth)
(How grown-up is Apple looking all of a sudden?)

Trip to Apple Holler

In October, we made our annual trek to an apple orchard to have some "fall fun." And the kids did indeed have fun doing everything the place had to offer... except for actually picking apples...

Fun at Apple Holler

In the Corn Maze at Apple Holler

"Hanging" Out with Dad


On Monday morning, Apple and C-Ray decided to put on their swimsuits and run around the house, pretending they were swimming. They stayed inside the house, it was reasonably warm out for Wisconsin in November (58 degrees), and I was sick, so I just let it go. As the morning wore on, Apple got bored with the game and changed back into her clothes. C-Ray, however, was still in his swimtrunks at 4:30 in the afternoon. My "mom-mind" said to me, "It's going to start getting dark out and it will get chillier in the house." (Only a mom, right?) So, I said to him, "C-Ray, you may keep your swimsuit on but you need to at least put on a shirt," and braced myself for arguments. He simply said, "Why? Am I getting a sunburn?"

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Grandparents' Day at School

So my parents arbitrarily picked a week in October to come up from Texas and visit. It turned out Grandparents' Day at Faithie's school fell during that week- what a happy accident! She was THRILLED to actually have her grandparents with her for it this year! It was all she talked about for a week before (and after). They all had a great time!

Dora Just Doesn't Listen

As I washed dishes in the kitchen last Friday, I heard the following dialogue between C-Ray and the TV.

Dora the Explorer: "Stand up everybody!"
C-Ray: "OK Dora."
Dora the Explorer: "I said, stand up boys and girls!"
C-Ray (with EXTREME aggravation): "I SAID I already did, Dora!"

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Little One Eats Cereal... Or Better, Little One Spits Out Cereal

Little One's first attempt at eating "solid" foods. Rice cereal...yumm!

What Big Eyes You Have

One thing that really amuses us about Little One is how extremely wide-eyed she is all the time. These pics do a great job showing off that funny attribute!

Little One with Papa