Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lightning McQueen!

I wrote on Counting Sprinkles that we recently bribed Bradford to give up diapers at night and naptimes. It's been almost a week now and we haven't had any accidents--when the kid wants something, he sets his mind to it!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Thomas Game

One of Bradford's Christmas presents was a Thomas game. We gave it a whirl before bed.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Talking to Grandma

Anne loves to chat with pretty much anyone on the phone. Here she is, talking with Grandma while eating her afternoon snack.

These shoes are much too big for her, but she found them in her closet and insisted on putting them on.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hi and Bye

Anne just came down to say hi!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Snow Day

This is probably the most snow he's going to see for years down here!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Post-nap You Tube

They're eating Chex Mix, and Anne insisted on getting a spoon for herself.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kids at play

These are the desks my Uncle refinished for my sister and I years ago. Now they're perfect for homeschooling. I'm not sure they'll stay in that exact spot in the house, but I haven't had a chance to think about a better one. Brad has already claimed "his" desk.

She has four purses on her arm in this picture--pretty normal.


Most of the time we sit around the table and eat lunch together, but occasionally I'll let Brad eat at the counter.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I told you they liked Cars...

This was the kids' favorite position while Ben and Annie were here--on their laps or in between them. Brad even insisted on sitting on Annie's lap while the dentist cleaned his teeth!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Playtime with Ben-n-Annie

Isn't this the cutest outfit? Uncle Ben brought this sweater for Anne's Christmas present, and the shoes are from our friend Joanna. They're a little big for Miss Anne, but they looked so good with this sweater!

The kids loved watching Cars (our new favorite movie) with Uncle Ben and Annie.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hangin' Out with Uncle Ben and Annie

Uncle Ben and his girlfriend Annie came to visit us a couple of weeks ago.

Uncle Ben and his girlfriend Annie came to visit us a couple of weeks ago.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


A post-bath family game (sans Anne).

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Tractor!

Bradford talked of nothing else leading up to this trip, and every phone call with Nana and Papa Frank would end begin and end with Bradford asking if Papa Frank had the tractor ready!

We come to Louisiana for the tractor riding, you know.

Friday, January 16, 2009

What could it be?

What on earth would hold a four-year-old's attention so completely? Would make him stand so still?

What could it possibly be? Stay tuned...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Chairs

Nana and I found these at Walmart. I knew Bradford, with his new found obsession with Cars, would just die when he saw this. And since Anne would have commandeered it, we got her one too.

He convinced Nana to let him go to bed with this on his bed!

He really, really likes it!

Anne's seat and another new tea set.

She loves hers as well.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


We went to Anne's two year checkup today--she is 31 lb and 36 1/2 inches, which puts her in the 88th percentile for weight and the 95th for height.

It was an incredibly easy and quick checkup. We live five minutes from the doctor, so we were out the door at 8:35, at the doctor and checking in at 8:40, called back at 8:45, seen, checked out and in the car at 9:04. Home by 9:10. Amazing.

At our previous pediatrician this would have been an all-morning appointment. In the car at 8:15. At the doctor by 8:40. Checked in and waiting....called back at 9:00am. Actually seen at 9:20. Waiting for the nurse to release us....checking out at 9:30. Home by 10am.

Anyway, the doctor thinks Anne is doing great, no shots today (no more until she's four), and that's all there is to report!

More Christmas Presents

Uncle Jeremy special ordered this hat for Bradford, which Daddy really loved (it's hidden in our closet now!).

A Mr. Potato Head for Anne.

A Cars box!! (Brad is really into Cars right now)

His words when he opened this: "Oh. My. Goodness."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Christmas Presents

We opened Christmas presents the morning of the 29th, when everyone had arrived from their various destinations visiting other family.

Daddy helped Anne open her presents.

Bradford is very excited!

A Thomas game--always a winner with Bradford!

Another baby doll for Anne.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Last Birthday Pics

Nana and Bradford enjoying his second...or third?...piece of cake.

Gotta love the Hugs.

The "I'm not doing anything I'm not supposed to do" look.

Papa Frank, looking quite debonair in his red vest.

The inimitable Christalee, fiancee of Jeremy.