Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Waiting for trick or treating!

It was so good to have Grammy here!  

Party On

 We celebrated Otto's 1st birthday with a Halloween Party.  We had a lion, a pig, a vampire, a rodeo clown, a princess, a scarecrow, two surly teens, and an appearance from the Karate Kid's nemesis down front.

Harper and her best friend Coco

Otto "opening" his presents with a little help from mama and a lot of help from sister

The super gift of the day....a ball pit.  It comes complete with balls galore, wrestling matches, pushes, shoves and a couple of tears.

Grammy (Harper has renamed her) with her crew-rodeo clown and scarecrow

What a handsome boy!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Whole Year Old

A whole year and still a bit of a card....

Happy Birthday our Sweet Baby Boy!

Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend we went to the pumpkin patch and enjoy a beautiful, sunny day.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Getting Into Stuff

A quick pic of babies trying to bypass the baby gate for the stairs.  Mischievous!

Fall Ball

 A couple weekends back we went to the Arboretum to a Fall Festival with trick or treating, games and food.  It was a beautiful day and seems like a long time ago that the sun was out and we were enjoying it!

Madison was a surly teenager, Otto a football player and Harper a fairy.  Of course, this was one of the few times we could get her in the wings.  All lin all it was a beautiful day!

Monday, October 3, 2011


This weekend Madison darkened her hair...
What a beauty!
She has had a great start to the school year and is flourishing!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pics for Uncle Kyle

So....again I have been a pretty poor blogger.  Here are some pics of our growing brood.  More to come on Monday of Madison because as the resident teenager she has not approved the photos I wanted to put up of her...we have a photo session scheduled for after school.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

First Browns Game Day!

Today marks the first day of the Browns football season and Matty and Otto are ready!
Note Otto's first Browns jersey is a Colt McCoy one....nothing like a little Texas in Cleveland! 

Potty TIme!

Bring on the potty training! 

Otto is super supportive of his sister in this new venture and thinks the toilet paper tastes great!

Harper Belle especially loves her new panties and enjoys wearing as many as she can at once.

Our big girl!


Relaxing on the back porch

Such an angelic, messy face

Our two sweet girls!  Harper was trying so hard to do just what Madison was doing, but her legs didn't quite stretch....

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Recent Pics and My Inability to Run an Up To Date Blog

Since the last update two months ago Otto has started eating food, sort of...

He is definitely my lackadaisical eater...he is way to busy watching what is going on around him to be bothered by something like food.  Otto takes about 30 minutes to eat and even then a whole bunch doesn't make it down the chute!

Harper has become very busy.  I think this picture of her speaks a thousand words.  She has definitely come into her personality!

Madison just celebrated her 14th birthday...enough said!

We celebrated Mother's Day at the park.

All my babies!

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Our trip to Texas was so wonderful!  It was amazing to see all our family and friends and for them to meet our new addition.

Otto and Papa by the lake outside Kyle and Erika's new house. 

Our first stop when we flew into Austin was Maria's for tacos and second was Zilker Park to enjoy the sunshine.

We hung with the Bacoms for a couple of days and the kids totally enjoyed one another.  Harper and August were especially sweet together.

What a crew....

Harper found her newfound love of ketchup and proceeded to literally eat it with a spoon....gross.

Otto met all his new aunties!  They were all pretty impressed with one another.

Harper had to use Papa's hat while outside...she wasn't use to seeing so much sun!

Madison and I enjoyed a fab weekend with the girls and kids...

We let Erik come to the party, too....