Monday, October 11, 2010


So who needs blogs with facebook. Your friends are on facebook, relatives even your mom. Family photos are posted on facebook, videos, everything. So why do people keep their blogs going?

I started this blog it was so everyone could hear about, see and enjoy our family. Now everyone is on facebook (except my Dad. He is the lone hold out). So what do I do? Do I keep the blog? Do I change it? If I could I would write about antics at work. Being a Public Defender can be, at times, quite amusing. However I would be breaking many rules so alas I can not.

I guess my question is, can anyone give me any good reason to start up this blog again? If you can comment on this post. I'm sure you'll just comment on my status instead.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

One month in

Well, we're one month into being a family of four and you know what, it's going pretty well. When people hear how far apart the boys are, 17 months, they tend to say, "you must have your hands full". We do, but we wouldn't have it any other way and we don't know any different.

Elias is a great older brother. He rocks Oliver, checks on him when he's crying and rips his socks off. Okay that last part isn't super nice. Sometimes Elias gets frustrated but that's to be expected. He tries to smack Oliver on the leg when he's nursing or pokes him in the head. Overall, not too bad.

The Big Man just turned 18 months old. He can pick out some animals when asked, knows some numbers and can say plenty. Mostly we don't understand what he's saying, but he sure gets a kick out of it. He also LOVES Wheel of Fortune. When we say, "Pat and Vanna" he runs to the TV. I know, I know kids are not supposed to watch TV but that's really all he watches and he shouts out letters, so he is getting educated.

Oliver, the Little Man, is getting big as well. He's just four weeks old. Since we're veterans in the parenting biz now our Doc said we could skip the one month visit and move right on to the two month. He was back to his birth weight by his 2 week appointment and looking good.

Brad and I and the boys have had plenty of adventures. Oliver is already a man about town. The Arboretum, the splash pad and about 500 trips to Target. He are some pictures and to top it off my lovely, wonderful, adorable boys!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Now for seconds...

For those who've followed our blog over the last 17 months, you'll notice a significant change. The blog name is now plural, reflecting the very recent addition of our second son, Oliver.

As we move forward in another exciting phase of our life, we'll chronicle the adventures of Oliver and older brother Elias.

Stay tuned.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Our little Tiger

Monday, June 8, 2009


Okay, so I've been neglecting the blog. I can't help it. We've had a lot of things going on recently. First, Little Man had his procedure. All went well but it was the scariest thing I've ever had to go through. I'm sure it will be followed by broken bones, stitches and many more trips to the hospital but he's still so little. He took it like a champ. The whole family spent the night in the hospital and Gramma Bette came down to help on Thurs. Little Man got to watch a lot of TV for a couple of days since he was supposed to stay off his feet.

We head back to the Doctor on Monday to make sure the plug is still in place in his heart and then he doesn't go back for a year. By that time the tissue should have grown around the plug and it is like another working part of his heart.

Also six months from now we should have a 5 month-old in tow. Baby Oliver is due in four weeks. I'll have to say, boy am I ready. This pregnancy, even thought it went faster, was tougher. No leisurely naps or sleeping in until 9 a.m., but in the end it will be all worth it.

So I'll leave you with Elias eating a Popsicle.

Monday, May 4, 2009

New, new, new

New haircut, new basketball hoop, new picnic table, lots of smiles!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Nice to see you again....