December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It has been way too long since I've posted to this here bloggy!  I will try to be better about putting up some photos and ramblings!  Until then, we hope you had a great Christmas and that you party in the New Year!!

July 28, 2010

Very Late 1 Year and 5 Year Photos

Well, we finally got the kid's birthday photos taken. Only a few months behind on one - at least Miss E's were only one month late! Here's the link if you would like to see the proofs. Mr. Q did not enjoy having his photo taken this time. All of the photos, except the last one, were taken on my lap. We couldn't get any of E & Q together! Hopefully he won't be as scared in a few months and we will try again!!

May 29, 2010

Easter 2010

Here are a couple photos from Easter morning. Miss E's favorite part of Easter is the egg hunt - she was tearing around the house searching for the Easter bunny's treasure. Thankfully the bunny thought about how cold and wet the morning was going to be and he hid the eggs in the house this year. Mr. Q was even able to find an egg; after he found his egg, he studied it and played with it... he only needed one! After the kids hunted the Easter bunny's eggs at our house we headed down to Granny's for breakfast and another egg hunt, hosted by Granny. Ellie was in heaven, two hunts in one day!! Uncle S, Aunt K and Cousin L celebrated Easter morning with us at Granny's too!

May 28, 2010

Easter Egg Coloring

We tried a new spinning egg coloring kit this year. E found it at the store and it looked like fun... it wasn't! The thing didn't work right, and the dye that did end up on the egg, came right back off while drying. So, we pulled out the tried and true Dudley's egg tablets and then we waited and waited. It's really not that long of a wait, but for our little Miss E, it's an eternity!!

This one was sick the week before and after Easter; some kind of respiratory infection and an ear infection in each ear... poor little man!

Mr. Q at One Year!

I took this picture in the morning on Q's actual birthday:
We also tried getting some photos for our Easter card on Mr. Q's birthday. Getting pictures of Miss E and Q together was a challenge, to say the least! We did get a pretty good one of them with their cousin L. Oh well, hopefully our Christmas photo attempts will go better... yeah right!

May 17, 2010

Mr. Q Turns One!

I know, it has been almost two months since little Q's birthday! Hey, at least I'm getting them posted now! Sorry there aren't photos of everybody who was there, I only got a few and they really weren't very flattering! I've already burned it into my little brain to take more photos of the event!!

Our Garden Bounty

These are photos from March, when we harvested our long overdue carrots. They were all very small, and fairly tasty (one of the varieties we planted was really good, the other, not so much!). I think our soil was a wee bit dense, making it hard for the little carrots to grow. We'll try again at the end of summer and see how it goes - any suggestions for loosening up our soil? Any who, Miss E helped me pick our carrots... when you pick 'em all at once, using a shovel to dig 'em up, it's pretty easy!! We ate a few of the carrots, threw the yucky ones away and made the rest into the best carrot cake ever!! The Easter Bunny even got one of the cupcakes, and boy did he like it!

Fun on the Slide

Q & Miss E love playing on the slide. E will climb up the wrong way, slide down upside down, you name it, she does it... And, her little bro has been watching! His favorite thing to do on the slide is climb up the slide and walk down the ladder! Oh, they'll be the death of me!! It was Daddy's turn to make sure they didn't harm themselves (or each other), and a perfect opportunity for some Pest face time!

March 19, 2010

To Catch A Leprechaun

Miss E constructed her first Leprechaun trap. She anxiously awaited St. Patty's Day and was delighted to find that the trap had indeed worked... unfortunately the Leprechaun escaped, BUT he did leave her a nice little treat. In fact, she said the chocolate was the best she had ever tasted. Wow! I've gotta get me some of that Leprechaun loot!!

Life With Q

This is the reason we now have an ugly fence around our fireplace. Mr. Q took one too many spills off the hearth onto his head!! Mr. Man loves helping with projects. He especially loved helping daddy fix the flooring; even like getting to hammer until it pinched him! He got over it quickly and was ready to get back to work!

Mr. Q loves riding on the slide; he'll climb up the stairs (with help) and slide down full of smiles. Then it's back around to go again, and again!

Catching Up With Miss E

Well now Miss E is always a busy girl, but here's the update. Right now she is dreaming of being a paleontologist when she grows up. Wait... she also wants to be an animal doctor and sometimes a cowgirl (with a purple saddle no less)! We think she is tenacious enough to do all three! She keeps herself busy riding her bike, playing with her horses and dinosaurs, coloring, doing puzzles and reading. She also loves to play doctor, especially when it comes to administering shots!! Had to add this photo, it was just too funny... atleast she's got a clean nose!!

March 18, 2010

Mr. Q at 10 Months & 11 Months

Here a a couple of photos of baby Q. This first is him at 10 Months, the second at 11 months. Mr. Q is such a happy little man. He is crawling around like a pro - the little bugger can really get moving if he wants to, and he usually wants too! He will walk really well as long as you are holding his hand and can stand unassisted like he's been doing it all his life. He could totally be walking, he just doesn't wanna! Q has his 1 year check-up in a couple of weeks so we'll have some current stats soon!

Lukey No Likey

Cousin Lukey and his mom & dad came over on Super Bowl Sunday to watch the game and eat yummy food with us, Granny and Miss Kristie & Mr. Gene. Q loves to try to hug, kiss and pet his hair, but as you can see, Cousin Lukey doesn't like it one bit!! Oh well, he recovers quickly!!

I've Been A Bad, Bad Blogger!

So sorry to have been absent from our little blog! I'm hoping to keep this thing updated a bit more frequently - hoping... Any who, here are a couple of photos just for fun. First up is our new (Christmas gift) bird feeder. This thing is so cool, the birds that eat from it - little yellow bellied birdies - eat out of it upside down! Pest's Auntie and Uncle told us about 'em, so we added the feeder and thistle to our X-mas wish list. It is really fun to watch the birds flock to our sad little tree - somehow they know when it's been filled, like within minutes! As it empties, and there are only two perches left to feed from, the little critters actually fight with each other. Fauna gone wild!

These other photos were just too cute not to post - doesn't Granny look like she's having fun?