Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had a great Christmas this year!

As you can see, Santa was very good to us.

Check out the slideshow!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Cookies!

Yesterday we baked Christmas cookies and had a TON of fun!
Check out some of the pictures!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Zoey meets Santa...

It's Zoey's first Christmas, so we took her to see Santa.

She wished for health and happiness for all her friends and family. She wished for peace on earth. She wished for love, laughter and fun.


But her biggest wish of all??


mini laughing smiley Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sorry, Zoey...

This is what happens when Kaitlin's friends come over to play:

Sorry, Zoey. I tried to stop the madness! wink Pictures, Images and Photos

(hey, Bronwyn ~ don't look so innocent!)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008



Kaitlin walks around all day with blankets wrapped around her pretending that they are princess dresses. Last weekend, she even pretended that the yellow blanket was long, flowing, beautiful princess hair!

Just the other day she was wearing her pink "princess dress" when she decided she needed a purse. What else would be more appropriate than the purple princess bouncy ball?

"I'm a princess, and this is my purse!"


I found a toddler reading list online and decided to start making my way through the list with Kaitlin. To get started, I ordered eight books from the library.

She loved all the books and we've been reading them non-stop. We'll be going back next week for round two.

How long do you think it'll take us to make it through the list??


One night while I was making dinner, Kaitlin was sitting on the counter eating a snack and "helping" me make dinner. My arms were full of Zoey and everytime I attemped to put her down, she got upset. She just wanted to be a part of things!
It was then and there I decided I needed a Bumbo Seat.

I asked my good friend Tara if I could borrow hers that she used for Bronwyn when she was little. Of course she agreed and brought the seat (along with a TON of other goodies!!) last Friday night.

BOY OH BOY... we L♥VE the Bumbo Seat!

Now, Zoey sits at (okay, ON) the table with us while we eat.
Zoey sits on top of my desk while I work. And, yes, believe it or not, Kaitlin "borrows" the seat when Zoey is not using it.

THANK YOU a million times Tara... this Bumbo Seat is saving my sanity! :-)


Every year the city of Denver puts on a HUGE holiday parade in downtown Denver called the Parade of Lights. We've been before, but never with children.

Since Brandon had to work, and the weather forecast was mild, my friends and I decided to meet down there for a night of fun. (My brother Kevin came along so I had an extra hand with the girls.)

We planned for a fun evening, but all said and done, we spent more time sitting in bumper to bumper traffic than actually watching the parade. In fact, we barely saw any of the parade at all. The streets were lined with people about 5 or 6 rows deep.... and, although we tried, we were just too short to see over all those people! We were very disappointed!

Kaitlin has never seen a parade, so I thought this would be a good opportunity. Maybe I'll try again in March and go see the St. Patty's Day parade!


Seriously... The museum is so much cooler than I remember!

Brandon has been talking about taking Kaitlin, but I've been reluctant thinking that she was too young to have any fun.

BOY WAS I WRONG! She looooooved being there!

My friends thought it'd be fun to take the kids since the museum was hosting a "free day" last Sunday. There were so many hands-on activities for Kaitlin and her friends to do.... they even have a kiddie room with things like bubbles, puzzles, games and books!

I think even Zoey had a fabulous time ~ she barely slept the whole time we were there!


This time of year is hard... there's so much to do! Gifts to buy and wrap, activities, obligations, blogs... the list is endless! I saw a Christmas countdown today that said 15 days left until Christmas! FIFTEEN!? Geesh...

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Working full time + two kids = not enough time to blog.

As a result, I have decided to end our family blog.

I will no longer be posting stories, pictures or vidoes.

I apologize in advance to everyone who has enjoyed our blog...

hahaha... JUST KIDDING! Small ROFL Smiley Pictures, Images and Photos

I actually have some new pictures to post and a few stories to tell, but I've been super busy trying to get into the new routine of working and juggling two kids.
Keep checking back, I'll be posting some new stuff soon.... you know me. ;-)

PS - thanks for all those Christmas presents you are leaving under our tree!! Too bad they are not real..... hehe..

Monday, December 1, 2008

Back to Work

Today was my first day back to work.


12 weeks just wasn't long enough....

When I win the lottery, I'm going to be a stay at home mommy for sure.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Our Two-Turkey Feast!

Gobble, Gobble...

(or should I say - oink, oink?)

Today we prepared TWO turkey dinners... TWO. (Insane!) We had all the trimmings - green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberries, bread...... EVERYTHING. TWICE! We even had pumpkin pie.

We did round one for lunch, and round two for dinner. I'm not sure my kitchen has ever worked this hard. From 6:45 am (when the first turkey went in) until 10:30 pm when the last dish was cleaned, there was always something happening in the kitchen.

You're probably wondering WHY - -well, honestly there was a method to the madness. We did round one at noon because Brandon had to work this evening. He had to be to work by 2:00 pm, and we didn't want him to miss out on a yummy Thanksgiving dinner. The only option was to have the "dinner" prepared early enough for him to eat, too. Of course, eating at noon meant that everyone would be hungry again in time for dinner... and what better way to use up all the leftover side dishes than to prepare a second turkey??

Each year our Thanksgiving party seems to grow and grow. This year we were joined by a couple of Michael's friends - Mark and Sarah. Kaitlin was in a spectacular mood today - (which made things a lot of fun) and Zoey was as chill as always. And of course, our two-turkey feast wouldn't have been the same without Uncle Kevin, and Grandma and Grandpa Nincey.

We hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of our friends and family!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Zoey's Ears

Best news EVER ~ we took Zoey to the audiologist today and they confirmed that she has 100% hearing in both ears! Her right ear failed the initial hearing test they do in the hospital. The doctors say it's common for infants to fail the test, but most of the time, the follow-up testing proves that everything is okay. Luckily, that was true for us! What a relief!

According to the audiologist, babies can fail the test in the hospital if they have fluid remaining in their ear or if they are too awake during the screening. Who knows what happened with Zoey ~ but at least we know she can hear us! We are so HaPpY!

We decided to celebrate Zoey's perfect ears by piercing them! After leaving the audiologist, we took her to Cherry Creek Mall. Here's the video....
I know it looks really sad, but she really didn't cry that long. In fact, this evening she's nothing but smiles again!

Isn't she pretty??

P.S. Yay us! Zoey is sleeping thru the night now! If tonight goes as planned, it will be the sixth night in a row! I think we're on a roll... Yippee!!!

smiley sleeping Pictures, Images and Photos

Sunday, November 23, 2008

More pictures!

Last Wednesday the weather was beautiful so the girls and I made our last trip to the zoo for the year. We joined our friends Tara and Bronwyn. Kaitlin LOVES her friend Bronwyn and gets super-excited when I tell her that they have a playdate scheduled!

Here at home I took a couple cute pictures of Baby Zoey and Charlie....

Remember the ones I took of Kaitlin and Charlie two years ago?

AND........ a couple more pictures!

AND..... a video! (Kaitlin sings to Zoey again):