Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wild Wild West

Cowboy Ben strikes again! The hat, the jean diaper, the bandana, the slipper boots...the black eye! :)

Just had to post this one...even though I have lots to fill in between the last post and this one...it will all get done! I have big plans with baby steps!

Monday, November 29, 2010

New Room

 First night in their new room...aww!
 Before he ended up in Noah's bed...

 When did he get so big?
 Not so sure about this bed thing!

 So so happy to be in his new room!! He will be even happier when he gets to sleep on the top bunk!!


 He did NOT want to get in bed at first!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Belly shots



I've shared these pics, but not my book that I made. I really love shutterfly books! They are easy and you have tons of options! So if you want to make your own, go here!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Mini Me!

 Noah took these pics for me one Sunday...I think he is quite the budding photographer!
 Kisses for Mommy!

For her sake, I don't like to admit she looks like me(a much cuter version, of course), but...I also don't like to make any claims of who they look like since Noah looked so much like me and my family when he was little, but now looks just like Joel's pics from when he was a wee little boy!

Because I have a BROTHER, I will always have a FRIEND...


 Monkey SEE, Monkey DO!
 Someone told me when I found out that Benjamin was a boy that they were so excited for me, that having 2 of the same was sooo wonderful and I would be so glad later...now I understand!!! I love having the 2 boys together...they are such a fun combo!




Super Sibs







I love how Grace is holding onto both their heads in this one...I think she will slyly be in charge of these 2 very soon!! :)

Grace-5 months!

 
So I guess I never actually posted Grace's 5 month stats which are very unofficial...but she weighed in at about 16 1/2 lbs. Not so different from her 4 month which is not surprising as she seems to have slowed way down.

 Though she has slowed down in growth, she is definitely still a chunky monkey which we just adore! And she found her feet! She loves to put her toes in her mouth all.the.time!
 She got to try out her exersaucer...which she loves!
Yep, this is how she wakes up every morning and from every nap!! She really is such a joy to be around!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Shutterfly Christmas Cards

I jumped into the digital age about 5 ½ years ago after the birth of our first son. I had no idea who to pick to print my precious pictures. Initially, I came to love SHUTTERFLY because they print the date the picture was taken right there on the back! I love that! By now I am sure many other sites do that as well. Over time my love for SHUTTERFLY has grown because of the condition of my photos that I have had around for a few years. I have actually had to print some pictures that other sites printed over again because of fading. With some sites I was returning half my prints as soon as they came because of poor color quality. Not so with SHUTTERFLY.
I am by nature a scrap booker. However, traditional scrap booking takes lots of time. Photobooks are a nice supplement to my scrap books. I get to decide if a particular event would be better suited to a photo book and photo books are an easy gift.
SHUTTERFLY also offers free shipping and other deals often enough that you can always get more for your money. Most recently I found a deal on their photo magnets which are fabulous and would also make an excellent gift idea. I plan to try out photo mugs for gifts this year too. Calendars are one of my favorite gifts to receive and I might even give them this year!
Photo cards at SHUTTERFLY are indispensable. You can used them for thank you cards, invitations, announcements for new baby, moving, just married, or any other event or news you would want to share with friends and family! Photo cards at Christmas are perfect whether you choose to use a picture from your vacation or a picture gathered around the Christmas tree! SHUTTERFLY has enough selection to be able to choose a different tone for your cards each year. I like to keep Christ in Christmas and either add that to my personal message or use a card design that implements the Baby in the manger. Since last year we were unable to get a Christmas-y picture, my goal is to go that way this year! I really like the simplicity of this design and that the picture is the central part.

Brothers!

 The boys were uncooperative in the leaves, but I liked th




2009 
Leaf Pictures!










Leaf pictures are sooo much fun!!