Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Getting in the Christmas mood

We have started to get the house decorated and started with the kids tree:
My parents started the tradition of giving us kids a new decoration every Christmas. My brother and I would open our boxes and hang our decorations on the tree. Then when we moved out of the house as adults, we were given our box of decorations for our own trees. I love this tradition and have started this at our house. Last year I made the kids each a box to hold their decorations in. On the inside of the lid I listed each decoration, the year it was given to them and who it came from. Owen delighted in pulling out each one and asking who it was from. I love traditions that stand the test of time and continue on through generations.
Owen did a great job decorating the tree and Isabelle kept pace with him taking the decorations off, to his credit Owen did not get frustrated with her...just kept going. He is a great big brother and she just idolizes him...too sweet. Here is the final product:
Hope you are all getting into the spirit too!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Let her have her cake...

...and eat it too:
Isabelle's first taste of cake...Nov. 6, 2007.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Isabelle turns 1 & Weekend

Isabelle turned one on Tuesday, November 6th. Adrian and I reminisced about the day she was born, the stress and worry, the anticipation, the excitement...hard to believe that one whole year has passed. And what a sweetie she has grown into, she loves to play with her brother, walks around like a pro, is up and down the stairs all the time and is a master climber.

We love you my darling!

Tomorrow night, Adrian and I are whisking ourselves away for a whole weekend. For our birthdays in September, my dear sweet mom got us a gift certificate for a hotel for two nights and offered to babysit the kids for us. Well we jumped at the offer and are so excited to spend some quality time together. We are so busy with work, school, kids, starting a business...and general life we rarely have time to catch up. This weekend is just what we need to reconnect.

Thanks for making this happen mom...we love you!

See you Monday!!!

Monday, November 5, 2007


Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear dad,
Happy Birthday to you.

We love you very much and hope that you have a wonderful day.

Jennifer, Adrian,
Owen & Isabelle