Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Day

first, i must say i really had a hard time with Halloween this year because the scary stuff was really scaring diedre in stores. i wasnt sure how i'd handle explaining that to her if we went trick or treating. it was a little scary at times, and derek said "i'm definitely going to have to sleep in her room tonight!" Special thanks to Auntie M for the great costumes! here are the pictures in three parts:

Halloween Hoot (put on by Community services)

cinderella ready for the ball

she even let me do her hair for the event :)

making a pumpkin

bouncing in the castle

monkey (ezekiel) stands up without touching anything

my two sweeties

i love how you can see his whole getup (tail included)

he really loved that activity square

diedre under a parachute

Trick or Treating with friends

her first house

diedre and her very special friend that she loves really so much david (her words, not mine)

Kidz Karnival Night (Halloween alternative night put on by our church)

getting instructions

looking very cautious

see the video once he got the hang of things


diedre scores a goal

her eyes light up when the music starts.

she danced!

i love the look of delight on her face. she loves music and loves to dance and we love watching her do it!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

our princess

ok, its really really hard to resist buying the most beautiful little girls dress was just too pretty to pass up. so no, its not for halloween, its just because she's a princess...

princess conductor

Monday, October 29, 2007

Diedres New Bed

Here is Diedre in her new bed for the first time. Missy likes it too.

we got a king sized bed, so we gave diedre our queen. she was very excited!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

ezekiel is 11 months old!!!

so my baby boy is 11 months old!
what can he do? what does he love?
he points to things he wants to eat or wants us to look at.
he does not like it when we take things away from him (especially if he happens to get his hands on the phone).
he can stand for 20 seconds.
he loves reading books, flipping pages, and feeling different textures.
he loves music. he'll clap and move/dance and throw his arms up in the air.
he loves to cuddle and hug.
he loves mommy's hair, he tries to eat it. ouch.
he can play with kitty.
still loves to bounce balls and can pass with great accuracy.
has said several words but none more consistently than dada.
he loves wrestling with daddy.
loves his grandpas!

here he is having a little fruit smoothie (i got really sick this day and could only really eat liquids.)

he makes a pretty cute pink clown!

diedre says "Cheers!"

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

visit with hetzlers & mellengers

ezekiel and poppy get reacquainted

auntie heather with david

auntie heather must have said something funny!

very cute poppy

very cute ezekiel

"this is my cousin?"

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

diedre takes a shot

diedre got all ready to go out then said "mommy take a picture"

then she said "my turn" i look the least frustrated in this one. i spent most of the photoshoot saying "no, not that button, that button. no you have to point the camera where you want the picture. no, do you really want a picture of the floor???" it was pretty frustrating...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

overdue visit with my parents

my parents were really busy with friends in town and catching up with work. so we finally made it out there for a visit.

aww sleeping babe missed Grandma too

heartwarming cuddles

silly grin

ezekiel and Grandpa play a game of peek-a-boo

mom & i were planning on making applesauce and pies since i got alot of apples from some friends. it took all day to get around to using the apple-corer-peeler-slicer by Pampered Chef. here is diedre taking a turn.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

fall leaves

the kids were both sick, so i brought them to play at the park instead of going to church.

static hair

i knew from a few days previous that they loved the leaves, so i thought i'd take some pictures this time.

ezekiel showing off his fistful of leaves

diedre watching after dumping some leaves on ezekiel

derek joined us after church and got the kids hyped up

a nice lady took our family picture

diedre concentrating very hard to ride her trike