Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy 2nd Birthday Bennet!

Happy 2nd birthday Bennet! It's hard to grasp that 2 years have come and gone. You are becoming such a wonderful textbook toddler. We love every minute. The smiles and talking along with the whines and tantrums. We hope your 3rd year is as special as the last.

Here is a video of photos from her 2nd year.

View this montage created at One True Media
Bennet Leona- Your Second Year

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Scout Speaks

Ok- she really doesn't speak, but she's sure making some noise. Nick shot this video today and thought Grandma's & Grandpa's would really enjoy it.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Came Early

Ha! Ha! Hell has officially frozen over in WI. Specifically at our house. After 7 years without cable we've now joined the other 90% of the U.S. and have satellite television.

Last week I came home for lunch to see the Dish Network truck in our driveway. No more bunny ears "There? No to the left. There? Nope- a little to the right". No more static. No more wondering how beautiful Patrick Dempsey really is. No more "Honey- move to the other side of the couch and see if it comes in better".

I am so excited. It is so crisp and clear. And I must say- this whole dvr thing is the coolest thing EVER! I'm just giddy! You can pause live tv! And I can watch Grey's and tape the Office and Scrubs.

We were still taping shows on the vcr. Although the only one that worked was in the bedroom. But the tape wouldn't come out so you had to watch it in there. The vcr in the living room had a tape that would eject but when you recorded something on it all the dialouge sounded like it was spoken by the Chipmunks.

Thank you Nick! I know I was hesitant to take the plunge but it really is soooooo cool! I love it!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Ho Ho Ho!

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! The other day we took the girls to visit with Santa. We'd been talking to Bennet about him for a couple weeks in the hopes that she wouldn't be too freaked out. She really liked him. We haven't seen her sit still for a photo in a long time! She even gave Santa a high five when she was leaving.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Scout Ann- 3 Months Old

Scout Ann is 3 months old today. Someday's it seems like time has flown by and other days we think, "Wow- she's still so little. Only 3 months old"

She has really become a smiley, giggly baby in the last month. Seeing her respond to our voices is so cool. You'll see her look around the room for Bennet or Jones. And she LOVES to be nekked. (Great- I hope she outgrows that by puberty ;)) Whenever we change her diaper she'll just look at us and get a big grin on her face. During bathtime she just sits there and coos. I swear she could soak for hours if I let her.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

O Christmas Tree

Last year we began the tradition of cutting our own Christmas Tree. I have fond memories of doing this when I was a child. Nick humors me and helps continue the tradition for our family.

We went to Newby's Farm to pick out our tree. It was coooo-ld outside this weekend. What do you expect? It's December in Wisconsin right?

We went first thing Saturday morning to try and beat the impending snow storm. Bennet just ran and ran, tripped over a stump or two and then ran some more.
Since it was my idea, I cut the tree. I'll admit it, it was a little workout chopping that sucker down. Nick did the manly thing and helped haul it out of the woods. That's Scout in her car seat all bundled up. Our blog topper shows her cute winter sweater coverall.

Just as we were riding the hay wagon back to the shed it started to snow. Once it started it didn't stop until the wee hours of Sunday.

A couple of hours later this was the scene. We got 8-10" inches on Saturday afternoon/night. Bennet LOVES the snow. I couldn't get her snow pants on fast enough. When we shoveled and snow blowed on Sunday she kept running through the spray like a sprinkler. Crazy kid.