Sunday, October 31, 2010


Halloween is a major holiday in our house and this year was no exception. We decided to through a kids costume bash in our backyard. We had EXCELLENT weather and everything was wonderful.

I made a lot of yummy goodies!

Here Caleb and Daddy trying out some of our backyard decoratings, don't be scared though the ghost in the background isn't mean!

We were so happy that Caleb's cousin's could come over, Caleb loves Austin so much!

And Aunt Lori - she's so much fun!

Not that I'm biased or anything but I think this costume won the award for the cutest (after my own boys' of course!) I'm pretty sure Mandy and Caleb will love each other one day!

On Halloween day we carved this pumpkin - watch out its swiper the fox!

Here's Caleb posing for the camera on Halloween before going out trick or treating, isn't he the cutest monkey ever!

Awe he loves his sweet pea brother!

Mommy's little sweet pea!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Cullen | 2 Months Old!

I can't believe he is 2 months old already. No big photoshoot this month just a monthly picture. such a big change from last month - he actually has hair on top!

And since I knew I'd have the camera out, AND because there are so many beautiful leaves outside. I tried to dress Caleb cute so I could get some fall pictures of him.

I love this boy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Family Getaway

For the past 3 years we have gone "up north" to traverse city to visit Tony's family. They live a couple blocks from Lake Michigan in a super cute little town called Elk Rapids. In the past we have stayed right there with Tony's Uncle, Aunt and Cousin. This year since we are a family of 4 and quite the handful we decided to stay at Great Wolf Lodge. We also went up a day earlier than we normally do so we could get 3.5 days of fun in! We got an awesome deal on a great room, thanks to friends of the family. Caleb had his own cabin inside of the hotel room complete with his own TV - he just thought that was awesome.

As soon as we got up there we went straight to the waterpark. Caleb had a blast in the many pools and lots of different big water slides. My mother in law went up with us and she helped out a lot with Cullen so we could spend some quality time with Caleb. We didn't get to many pictures taken at the hotel but really that's cause we were so busy having so much fun. Between the waterpark and the dragon slaying it was a trip Caleb will remember for a long time. I even got a pedicure while we were there.

Saturday we spent the day with Tony's family. We went down on the penisula, walked by Lake Michigan and just had a good time.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Seems like the posts lately have centered around Cullen lately, today we planned a play date with my neice and nephew, Amber and Austin. Caleb absolutely LOVES them and can't get enough time with them. They got to enjoy a nice day outside in our backyard.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Catching up on Cell Phone Pics

I seem to be snapping pics on my cell phone a lot lately, it's always there when the kids do something cute, or when we are out and about. So I thought hey I'm taking these pictures, the world (or my world rather) deserves to see them too!! So here they are.

Here's Cullen at 15 days old, we weighed him on our home scale and he came in at 10 lbs, we weren't sure how accurate it was but you can definitely see the chunk beginning!

18 days old with the blanket I made him!

19 Days old with his etsy, little bug, shirt!

23 Days old sucking his thumb...

1 Month Old!! It was the perfect evening for a walk!

My Bugs...

So before Cullen was born I convo'ed an etsy seller about making up shirts for the boys. I saw something she did for another customer and decided I wanted something like it just customized for my boys. I love how they came out. unfortunately its cold outside so I decided to take these pictures inside the house. I'm hoping Cullen can still fit into his shirt later this month when we go up to traverse city. I'd love to get some pictures of the boys outside in the shirts!!