Sunday, October 26, 2008


Often I feel that as parents we stop to take pictures so often that we miss moments. I do think that pictures help us to slow down. Sometimes we are moving so fast from work to home, make dinner, wipe faces, take out the trash.....
We just need to stop -take a breath and look at the present, appreciate the moments.

This moment is an ode to Tucker. He is the best friend a mommy could ask for. He loves the boys. He cleans up the floor. He kisses tears. He lets the boys pull on his ears. He always is up for a cuddle and a nap. Here is a ode to Tucker, my hairy baby.

Ummm. Starbucks.

There was one day that the boys were moving a little slow. So we all stopped for a caffeine fix. Ummmm....Lattes...... Okay it was really milk for the boys, but it was a great pick me up anyway.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fun with My Label Maker

Who today will be the most difficult? Adam? Nathan? Anyone? A quiet day filled with trying to sort and organize all the random cds, pictures, keepsakes, etc. Before children this task might, might have taken an hour or so. Now the hours turn into days, months, sometimes years. Needless to say the boys were not much help. I am sure that there are better ways to use my label maker, but this seemed to be the most appropriate use at the time. Their little faces say it all.

Both. That is who the most difficult is. Both

Friday, October 10, 2008


We went to go get pictures taken. Nathan and Adam did so great. This was our second attempt at 18 month pictures. I had to learn my lesson from the first attempt. I had to sit back, and let the photographers do their job. I thought only I could get the boys to pay attention. Alas, it was so much better when I kept my mouth shut and my bottom on the chair.
I am really happy with how the pictures turned out. I feel like each picture captured a moment, not a pose.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Angels that still give me Butterflies.

Ever since the boys were little, morning was my favorite time. Fresh little faces laughing cute little giggles awaken me each morning. I have not used an alarm clock in over a year. Some mornings I have to drag myself out of bed, but by the time I get to the boys I feel the beauty of the morning. I remember talking to my sister about how it seems that the holidays lose their magic as we become adults with checklists of presents, food, cards and other holiday tasks. It maybe that the holidays become more chaotic, and we become less and less the little child with butterflies in out belly. I have realized that the excitement is not gone, it is just replaced by the little butterflies and excitement we feel as our children take their first steps, say their first words, blow their first kiss. There are still butterflies each morning when I wake to find two little angels in my house. It is not like Christmas morning, it is so much better.

So here is a video to morning giggles. Here is a video to the magic of children. Here is a video to help me remember although we are tired, we are blessed with moments better than Christmas each and every day.

A Windy Day in the Park

Adam and Nathan are showing off their new vests from Grandma Hauf
I did not pose them, Adam figured out the benefit of Nathan being bigger....he is a great windblock....
Tickling Wars with Leaves.
Smiles for Dad.
Giggles for Dad