Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Meet ?

Here's our newest addition! Could he be any cuter? Our plan was to wait until Christmas to get the kids a kitten, but we just couldn't pass this one up! A friend posted pictures on facebook of this little cutie and our plan went out the window. We are still in a heated debate about his name. Kate wants to name him Thomas (after her former cat), Andrew wants Ruby, and Max has been tossed around a lot. The kids are thrilled and the cat is...well...a little overwhelmed! Hopefully the newness will soon wear off and the cat will have some breathing room.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Family Pictures Fall 2009

All I can say is that we are so blessed! First of all..our kids are all healthy, beautiful, and tons of fun. Secondly...I am great friends with a FABULOUS photographer. We did a photo shoot on Friday and here are the results. Aren't they amazing? And here's a little background on the pics. It was an awful experience. For some reason every time we try to get pictures taken, everything turns to chaos. First, while taking a shower (right before pictures), Kate gets a ton of shampoo in her eyes and cries for at least 30 minutes...rubbing her eye until it was very red and puffy. Then once we get there, Josh forgets his sweater, Andrew only wants to play, and Abby is totally and completely uncooperative. I am just shocked that there was even one good picture! Well the results were worth the chaos and you'd never know from the great pictures.

Pumpkin Carving Party!

This post is a little late..but we've just been soooo busy! Our family has a yearly tradition that sometime the week before halloween we have a pumpkin carving party. We have hot cider, tons of yummy snacks, and fun halloween music. This year was the first year we let Andrew carve his pumkin all by his self. He had much higher aspirations (a bat, spider and "BOO"), but his turned out very cute. And like every year, Josh took on the hardest pattern in the book, and it turned out fabulous!