Saturday, October 13, 2007

I've been trying to keep Austin up in the evenings so he'll sleep longer at night. It wasn't a problem this night because I had to refill the tub 3 times during his bath...yes...3 times!! He pooped twice and peed once! Anyone want to bathe with lil' Austin??

Check out the belly on this kid! I couldn't resist.

He LOVES his baths. He just stretches out, smiles and coos. It's so sweet.

What a lap full!

I just had to add this picture. Moxie has always liked my Dad's Austin does too. Papa sure has a lap full now!

Our new Onesie!

Jeannie E. stopped by the other night to visit since our hubbies have been busy in the field and brought Austin this adorable onesie! Thanks Jeannie!

Friday, October 12, 2007

A Few Random things I've learned this week...

I learned a couple of random bits of information this week that I
were good enough to share!

  1. Expanding Frosting: When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar/calories per serving. (Tara--this will be great for our love of Funfetti cookies/icing! :) )
  2. Also traveling across town to Meijer just got more appealing...did you know they double your coupons up to $.50 every time?? How sweet is this for us coupon shoppers??!! Might just be worth the trip now!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


How true is this? Thanks Dad!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Happy Birthday Dad! My Dad is now retired AND 60...holy cow! My sisters and I planned a surprise party for him this past weekend. We figured that he had probably figured it all out...but to our surprise too...he was surprised. It was a great party...too bad it was 90! I had this great idea to have a fire...only the kids enjoyed that! Who would have thought that we would have 90 degree weather in October?!? Ross & Lauren had fun roasting/burning marshmallows anyway!

At Dad's party we also thought it would be a perfect time to get a Generation picture.

My cousin Sarah and her new husband Bryan also came for the festivities and met Austin for the 1st time. They shared some VERY exciting news...our crew is growing by another 'two feet' in May! YEAH! We can't hardly wait! Papa better get busy building on a sun room because our family get-togethers are going to be getting a little tight with our ever expanding crew!

YES...Austin's Mommy has a face. My sisters realize that Moms don't always get their picture taken with their's typically Daddy in the pictures so they snapped this one of us! Daddy didn't make it to the party because he was busy getting the crops out of the field. AND...we're happy to say that this process is now complete! Now the field work has begun!

Moxie made the trip too....and was very worn out when we got home!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Another John Deere supporter

I was in Pittsfield this weekend and had the pleasure of taking pics of my nephew, Justin. I wanted to share these with you because I thought they were too cute! The last picture, he's asking for his candy...we bribed him!