One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

football Saturday

Thought I would share a few photos from today. Here is what I got when I tried to take a photo of the gang watching the Notre Dame football game... I'm not sure what provoked Evelyn to pretend that she was going to lick Cocoa...
But she thought it was pretty funny :)
And here is Evelyn showing off her new ND football shirt:
So the kids are in bed and Travis is working on hanging our new mirror in the dining room. I was thinking about going to the gym, but I am just getting over a little bit of a cold -- so I decided to stay home, get some quality time with the hubby (once he is done hanging the mirror), and maybe even enjoy a few beers together :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

5 months

Here is my future linebacker... 5 months old already. We need to put him on the scale soon -- I am guessing he is right around 20 lbs.

Here is Noah with his first taste of cereal. I was going to wait until 6 months, but he has been having a hard time sleeping lately. I am thinking he is either teething or just plain hungry. He used to sleep through the night (from 7:30PM until around 6AM) but recently he has been getting up at least once or twice. He woke up once last night around 4AM -- so I am not sure if the cereal helped or not.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

pics & chicago trip

I should be posting Noah's 5 month photo -- but we just got back from vacation last night, and I forgot to take the picture today... I hopefully will take some pics tomorrow. Here are some random photos from the past week or so...

Not sure when this photo was taken... but looks like I was catching a nice nap with Noah :)

Here is Evelyn at the petting zoo (part of the Evergreen fair that we went to on Labor Day). Evelyn didn't want to pet the animals -- but she kinda got a kick out of watching them and watching the other kids pet them. Noah is turning into a thumb-sucker. I think it is the cutest thing! Evelyn never really did it -- but Noah loves it :)
For our vacation we spent 5 days in chicago. My aunt, uncle and cousins all live there. My mom ended up coming into town so that she could spend some time with us, too. We stayed with my cousin and her husband. She has a 13 month old little boy, so they had lots of baby/toddler stuff for us to use while we were in town.

On Saturday we drove to South Bend to go to Notre Dame's first football game of the season. The kids stayed with my mom & aunt back in Chicago. We did some tailgating, walked around campus, saw some of Trav's old classmates, and witnessed a Notre Dame win. It was a successful day! Here is the band during halftime making an "ND" on the field:It is funny to think about the difference between the Notre Dame football experience and the Michigan Tech football experience... I remember waking up on Saturday mornings, walking around the sorority house, and having to bribe fellow DZ's to go to the games with me. We had more fans at my high school football games than at MTU!! On the flip side, I don't know if Notre Dame has homecoming -- but I doubt they have a hobo parade!! There is definitely no place on earth like Houghton! Man, I need to get back there for a visit sometime soon...

Here is Noah getting cuddled by my Aunt Noreen. He was definitely spoiled a little bit during our vacation!