Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Family Picture!

My good friend Leigh agreed to take our family picture again this year, and of course, she did an AMAZING job.
Here are some of my favs.

Ami is 3 1/2 and Robbie is 6 months old!

I know, I know. My kids are the cutest ever. Thanks Leigh for your amazing photography skills!

Ally's Birthday Cake

I recently decorated this cake for a friend's daughter's birthday. It was super fun and although it didn't turn out like my original sketch it turned out super fun.

Thanksgiving fun

We decorated hand cookies like turkeys. One is for Dad and one is (or was as the case may be) was for Ami. Which one is which?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Big Boy is 5 Months!

He gets cuter and cuter. His eyes are a dark blue with green around the iris. He has the funniest sense of humor and his favorite person is his big sister Ami. He started eating solids and NEVER STOPS. We love him oodles.

Halloween Activities

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Candy, dressing up, candy, candy...

Here is Ami carving her pumpkin. She actually put her hand in the pumpkin instead of dancing around singing "icky icky." Progress.

Ami LOVES preschool. Home is a big disappointment compared to preschool. We have been so impressed by the teachers and their love for the kids. I helped with the Halloween Party (oh I mean Harvest Festival :)) Here is Ami after the craft.

I was in charge of the snack (shocker, my creativity has limits). The preschool had really specific requirements of do's and don'ts for the snack (no peanut butter, chocolate, marshmallows etc). So, we had cake bites (the spiders) and stuffed rolls (the snake). It turned out well and the kids loved it.

After snacks, crafts and games the kids had a parade. It was so fun to watch. Although Ami was a witch for Halloween, the preschool asked that the kids didn't dress up as witches etc. Super. So she was Angelina Ballerina. From the pictures, you can understand that she is kinda a cheese ball. (must get it from Nick).

The actual day of Halloween was really fun. Ami woke up "HAWAWEEENNN DAYYY! TWICK OWE TWEAT!!!" She had an amazing time. As a family, we dressed up in a Wizard of Oz theme. Ami was a witch. Robbie was a flying monkey. I was Dorothy and Nick was the cowardly lion. We took her to a few of our friends homes and then Ami went with one of her friends in our neighborhood. They were so cute. Ami was on a mission. She ran, not walked, ran from house to house. "Trick or treat. Thanks!" She made out like a bandit. "Yeah yeah yeah, lady. I'm cute, sure. I've got 4 more houses on this block. Hurry it up." (From Seinfeld HBO Standup.) If you have never heard Seinfeld's version of Halloween. Here is a link. It is a MUST. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MarBVyZVe9s You will laugh and laugh. I love Halloween.