Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday to Daddy (and Mommy too!)

Happy Birthday Daddy! Mommy said we could make you a cake! We wanted to make 2 cakes, since it's Mommy's birthday too but she said we couldn't because she didn't want the house to be condemned... whatever that means.

Look Daddy, it's your favorite- chocolate!

Mommy said not to touch this, but I just can't resist! She'll never notice.

No Mommy, of course I didn't touch the mixer. Why do you ask?

Baking is so much fun!

And now for our silly faces....

Work it for the camera, babies.

Why yes, Ernie, this cake is quite delightful! It has a delicate crumb, airy texture, and a rich, yet not overpowering chocolate essence.

Hey, if Ernie passes out can I have his cake?

Dude- I was totally kidding about the cake. Chill.

Birthday Family Picture!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sesame Street Live!

Hey everybody, guess where we are.....

We're at Sesame Street Live! Grandma and Grandpa bought us tickets for Christmas and we are so excited!!!

We have our Elmo and Oscar shirts on, we're sitting in our seats, and we are ready for the show!
But first Mommy makes us say 'CHEESE'!

You will take a picture with your momma or she will gnaw your face off with her huge beaver teeth!!!!!

More smiles...

Family portrait time

Getting two kids to look at the camera and smile at the same time is a bit like herding cats...

Okay crazy camera lady, enough already. We are at the theatre, dahling.

Ernie and Meghan were both absolutely mesmerized...

...or maybe they were just hallucinating after watching this for two hours:

Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for the tickets!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Meghan's First (and hopefully last) Stitches

Here's one of those baby/childhood milestones they don't tell you about in the books... Meghan had her first stitches on January 18th. I was hoping that this was one of those things we could put off until she was about 9 or 10 years old, but it seems that Miss Meghan is ahead of the curve on this one. What happened, you ask? Well, she was walking. On a flat, level surface that was (miraculously) free of toys. Then she tripped and hit her head on a corner of the wall, busting open a nice gash on her forehead. So now my poor child, who had already inherited her momma's pigeon-toed clumsiness, will now have her momma's misshapen, lumpy, injury prone forehead to match. Oh, and when it happened she was within my arm's reach- I was fast enough to keep her from hitting the floor, but not fast enough to keep her head from hitting the wall. Can I have a side of mommy guilt with that order of stitches, please? Thanks.

But let me tell you, our girl was a trooper! She sang her ABCs all the way to the ER (which gave mommy much reassurance that her little brain was okay). Then once in the ER she was running around, climbing all over the place, and doing her best to injure herself again and give mommy a heart attack. She was given some drugs to mellow her out before they stitched her up (and you haven't seen funny until you've seen a 2 year old 'drunk'!). Miss Meghan then proceeded to have several inebriated phone conversations with Papa- "Hello Papa. How yooou? Good? Okay, bye! Hello Papa. How yooou??? Good? Okay, bye!".
So, 5 stitches later, Miss Meghan is now well on her way to recovery. Hopefully she won't be left with a Harry Potter-esque scar on her forehead- but if that's the case, oh well. Bangs are so in this year!
Say cheese Meghan! Momma needs to blog about your childhood head trauma!
Barbie band-aids and bangs are emerging as 2009's big trends! Note, even the dolly is wearing it!

And of course our animal friends needed band-aids for their boo-boos too...

There is a boo-boo epidemic in St. Louis! Page Dr. Ross to the ER STAT!

No, I did not stage these pictures for the blog (although I think it would be funny if I had).

Thursday, January 22, 2009

2008 Year in Review

The 2008 Year in Review:

The Good:

Ice cream!

Ernie's 3rd Birthday!

Family Vacation!

Big water slide at Alyssa's birthday party!

Baby dinosaur sleep-over party!

Meghans's 2nd Birthday!

Christmas Pictures!

Sledding in the Snow!

The Bad:

Meramec River Flooding!

We hate you Easter Bunny!

Daddy's car all gone :(


It's a scratch, not a pick. I swear!

I was tagged to do this by Leanne- Momma to the fabulous Olivia (see right). I'm tagging Becca, Becca, and Becca- quite possibly the only person in the world who updates her blog less than I do. :)