Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Winter Wonderland

Monday, December 3, 2007

Holiday Fun has begun

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

An Internal Dinner Bell

It's 5:05 do you know where my dinner is? I am supposed to eat at 5! I got my plate from the dishwasher. Now all I need is the food.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Political Views of a Three-Year-Old

**Aiden is riding in the back of the car in Madison after dark and looks up and sees the state capitol building all lit up.

Aiden: Mommy's a big church!!
Mommy: No Aiden that's the State capitol.
Aiden: A church?
Mommy: No the capitol. You know how the President George works in the big white house. Well Jim the governor works in the capitol.
Aiden: No Mommy...George lives in a yellow house.
Mommy: Remember Aiden, we watched president George on tv and saw his big white house.
Aiden: I watch George in the yellow house mommy.
Mommy: You are right Aiden. George the monkey lives in a yellow house, but George the president lives in a white house.
Aiden: Yeah George is a monkey and the governator of dirt lives up there.
Mommy: The Governor of Wisconsin works up there.
Aiden: Ok mommy.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Conversations continued...

Aiden: Hey, Mommy. I belched. It was a new belch.
Mommy: What happened to the old one?
Aiden: I sold it.
*Mommy motions frantically for Daddy to come listen*
Mommy: You sold your old belch? Why did you sell it?
Aiden: Because I didn't like it.
Daddy: How much did you get for it?
Aiden: $200.
Mommy: Where do they keep it?
Aiden: On their shelf.
Mommy: How do they use it?
Aiden: They burp with it!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Silly Puppy!

These are some of our favorite pictures of Maddie. We sure miss her. The boys love looking at her pictures and talking about her. What dog in her right mind would dress up as a bumble bee and then let a child drag her around?

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Happy Halloween

I have decided Halloween is kind of fun. I was Thomas the Train. I was afraid to wear him ever since grandma gave him to me, but Uncle Keegan taught me to be brave...(well convinced me to put it on anyway. He kept giving me candy and then saying I would get more if I put my costume on). Well it worked. So many people gave me candy I could barely drag my pumpkin. With so much candy in there you would think I would be able to find my pumpkin. I have looked every where. I just disappeared the day after Halloween. Any thoughts where the candy went...Uncle Keegan??? Mommy??

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A trip to the apple orchard

Apple doughnuts make even the coldest fall day better!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Logical reasoning of a three year old...or not??

Digital Scrapbooking...for free!!

Yeah....Thanks Rumahama. Scrap booking on the computer is perfect. No scissors, no mess...and no children running around with pictures taken from a perfectly organized box. There are a ton of free sites with all kinds of papers and embellishments.
Scrapbook design: Betty Jo Martin - Name of Kit -

Monday, October 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Aiden!

Can I have a birthday again tomorrow??

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Hiking with Bapa!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Smarter than Mommy

Aiden: Mommy? What's Eli doin?
Mommy: He's being silly.
Aiden: Why's he bein silly?
Mommy: I don't know. Why don't you ask him?
Aiden: I can't Mommy.
Mommy: Why not? Just ask him.
Aiden: I can't mommy. Eli doesn't talk.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Dump Trucks and Excavators and Front Loaders...Oh My!

Can you imagine driving a dump truck or scooping with an excavator? Well, we don't have too. Eli and I did this all afternoon. We were able to beep the horns and climb in the buckets. It was so fun. Thank you for taking us grandma, grandpa and uncle Keegan.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Conversations with Daddy

Daddy: Aiden it's time to get up.
Aiden: (no response)
Daddy: Aiden, it's time to get up.
Aiden: No Daddy.
Daddy:Aiden, come on it's time to get up.
Aiden: No Daddy it's time to sleep.
Daddy: Come on Aiden, get up.
Aiden: (gets up, walks to window, pulls open the blinds)
No daddy look the sun is sleeping. It's time to sleep. (Aiden goes back to bed)

Daddy and Aiden driving on the highway.
Aiden: Daddy which way does Mommy go?
Daddy: What?
Aiden: Which was does Mommy go home?
Daddy:She drives on the highway.
Aiden: Which way?
Daddy: She drives from Rockton to Wauwatosa
Aiden: But which way Daddy?
Daddy: She drives east??
Aiden: No Daddy, does she go THIS way or THAT way?

Monday, September 10, 2007

Dinosaur bones

Aiden: Wow mom!! Pick'N Save has dinosaur bones!!
Mom: That's a butternut squash Aiden.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Lessons in Geometry

Aiden: Watermelons are round like a triangle.

...Mommy finally gets it. Watermelons are round before they are sliced, but when you slice them, they turn into triangles. Ahhhh

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Great Grandma's Party

Conversations with a Back Seat Driver

Aiden: Mommy Go!!
Mommy: What color is the light Aiden?
Aiden: Red.
Mommy: What does red mean?
Aiden: Stop. But just go mommy.

Aiden: Mommy put on your brakes.
Mommy: Why Aiden, I am driving down the street.
Aiden: There might be a crash up ahead. Put on your brakes.

Cousins are so much fun!

We went to Indiana this weekend for Great Grandma's 80th Birthday party and had so much fun. Our cousin Logan and Trevor are the best! They played so many games with us we were tired for two days. We sure loved playing with them and Aunt Teri and Uncle Dennis.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Brotherly Conversations

Aiden and Eli had their very first conversation today in the backseat of the car on the way to Indiana. Aiden is in his car seat holding his turtle blanket, and Eli is in his car seat holding his elephant blanket.

Eli:Reaches for Aiden's blanket.
Aiden:Mine!!! (and pulls his blanket out of reach)
Aiden reaches to steal Eli's blanket.
Eli: Ma!! (Eli speak for Mine)
Aiden grabs his own blanket
Aiden: Mine!!
Eli imitates grabbing his own blanket.
Eli Ma!!

(this continues for 5 was a long car ride)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Union Il. Railway Museum

This is he best museum around. They had steam engines that had wheels as tall as Dad and electric trolley cars that take you for rides. I rode on 3 different trains and even explored an old passenger train with a dining car, kitchen, and sleeping cars with beds that folded into the walls. Eli loved trying out the big fold up arm chairs, and he climbed up onto the top bunk with daddy for a quick snooze. We have to go back because we didn't get to see everything. Anyone want to join us??

A Day Out With Thomas

Guess Who was visiting the Railroad Museum?? Thomas!! He is a blue steam engine. He and 1518 made a good team (1518 was the engine that pushed in back of all the coaches). Thomas is only used to pulling 2 coaches (Annie and Clarabel), but today he had 6 and needed a little extra help. Eli and I had so much fun. I was so brave in spite of all the noise and big engines...except when Sir Topham Hatt tried to shake my hand. His head was so big I had to run away and hide under the stroller.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Security Drill

Everybody knows about security blankets and bears...but I have the latest and most unique model right here in Wauwatosa. Introducing the NEW and IMPROVED...Security Drill. It accompanies you everywhere and is great for those last minute home improvement jobs. You never know when you will have to fix your crib or high chair. It is best to carry it at all times!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

The chase is on Mommy...The Chase is on!

I can pedal My Bike by My Self!!

Monday, August 6, 2007


For all of you who are wondering here is how Eli is doing...
He has passed his hearing tests. They are going to retest him at the end of the month to make sure their results are correct. He is using sign language to tell us what he wants. Right now he has about 25 signs. He is beginning to say words, but not consistently. Once in a while a word will pop out, but he usually doesn't repeat it. The other day he was saying bye bye. Other than that, he has been a healthy happy little boy who is enjoying his summer. He is loving playing outside, swimming lessons and following his big brother around all the time. He is lets say adventurous. He loves climbing and jumping and falling doesn't even seem to be a big deal.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

An Emergining Sense of humor...

***Eli has been working hard to learn signs for his favorite food, toys, and activities***

Eli and mommy looking at the above picture.

Mommy: Eli who is this (pointing to the dog).
Eli: hahaha baby (signs baby)
Mommy: No Eli. That's doggie (signs doggie). Say doggie.
Eli: Baby hahaha. Babby. Haha
Eli then takes his diaper off and puts it in the cabinet laughing and laughing. What a trickster!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

We're going to the zoo

We had a great time at the zoo. Thank you for coming grandma Jodie and Uncle Kevin.

Ketchup anyone?

Someone has discovered a new food group!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Cooking Lessons

Mom let Eli and I make brownies today!! I am a great cook and Eli is a good helper. I will tell you how to do it...pour oil in a bowl, mix chocolate and put in the oven. Don't forget to clean up. This was our favorite part. We will make brownies at your house too if you let us clean when we are done!

Uncle Kevin comes to visit!

Thanks for visiting Uncle Kevin. I sure loved playing computer with you. Eli and I love to have our picture taken. We really did try hard to be SOOOO quiet. We have to work on that.