Friday, September 28, 2007

A Hard Day's Night

Here's our typical evening -


I love my toys!


Yum!  Sweet peas!


Ummm, I'm starting to look like a prune

Lilly's baby brother

Lilly's baby brother Aedan has arrived - he was early, but he's doing good. We went to see him last weekend. He's so little, but such a cutie. I've always been one to say that all little babies look exactly the same, but Aedan looks just like Lilly. We hope he gets to go home soon.

Sweet Aedan

Sarah's hand is for scale

Thursday, September 20, 2007

For Lauren

$^%$#@#&!!!Lauren recently posted about how she thought she broke her toe. As luck would have it, the other day I walked into Anna's jumperoo, clipping my little toe; while I don't think I broke it, the next day I had a pretty impressive bruise. Sorry, I'm badly in need of a pedi...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Baby Shower

Lilly's getting a baby brother soon. Her daddy planned a surprise baby shower, so Anna came with us to try out new toys and play with her city friends. Sorry, no picture of Sarah and her baby bump.

Anna and Lilly - baby smackdown

Lilly and Erik

Anna, Ruthie and Erik

Outta my way - I want that toy!

Sunday, September 9, 2007


When we were at Ikea a couple of weeks ago, we picked up a Koja for Anna. That's Inexpensive-Swedish-Furniture-Store language for tent. She loves it, but so does Ollie. He'll go in it whenever possible, and should Anna join him, he does everything to stay in the tent but as far away from her as possible. It's not that big and he's pretty fat, so eventually he gives up and leaves his beloved Koja.

I tried to get pictures of them in the tent together the other night, but Ollie scooted out too quickly, and as soon as Anna saw the camera, she started hamming it up.

Hey!  A camera!

Here I am!

Take my picture again!

Aren't I cute?

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Hangin' with the Schmids

Last weekend we met up with John and Cheri in Schaumburg. We did our usual circut of Ikea, Borders, etc, etc. To wrap it up, we tried a new restaurant for supper. I don't remember the name of it, but it started with a B and it was close to Woodfield Mall. Yum - it was some tasty eats.

Hey Bella, look at me!  I'm over here!

I'm not sure if it took Anna all day to realize that John was with us, but she had a tough time taking her eyes off him while we were eating. Of course, maybe she just thought he was strange looking... ;)

He's so dreamy

As usual, the kids had a good time acting goofy after we ate.