Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas morning. We sure had fun and now I'm off to take a nap with Max. Seriously....if I never put a race car track together again I will be TOTALLY fine with that. Can't they just come assembled instead of in a gagillion parts?? Oh well, still worth every minute for the the expressions Christmas morning :)

(p.s. I'm also not very fond of those twisty ties anymore ...why do they put 10 of them on a toy?...one would do just fine, thank you. )Here are a few more photos from our picture day that didn't make the Christmas card cut.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The "Other" side of the lens

Today I had the thrilling experience to be on the other side of the camera lens. We had your typical crazy morning because, of course we were taking pictures. Max has been sick. I'd already rescheduled once before in hopes he would feel better so I was bound and determined to make this work with a sick baby and the current temp at 2 degrees! (well not really 2 degrees but it felt like it). We raced out the door and were on our way to pick Ted up from work when I had a little "mother prompting" to turn around and get some spare clothes for Max and take the shirt off he was going to wear for pictures. About 5 minutes later...disaster! You know what EVERYWHERE. So I pulled off the side of the road and began clean-up using the only thing I had on hand. An entire package of baby wipes. En route I realized I left Ted's jeans at home, so I made the embarassing call to our photographer..."Uhh Tiff, sorry we're going to be a little late (I HATE WHEN PEOPLE ARE LATE TO PHOTOSHOOTS! Don't they know were dealing with a limited time frame on light! gesh!) so yeah, Tiff we're going to be a little late, we gotta stop at the Mall and pick Ted up some jeans....please say you'll still be my friend." Fortunately, she agreed that our friendship would not be over. PHEW. I'm not sure how long we were out in the cold but I'm pretty sure Max will be either crying, looking away or lying his head down in every picture. I'm such a crappy mom for dragging him out in the cold (please don't report me to CSS). Jack did great as my seasoned model making sure he NEVER said "Cheese" with that crazy face and eyes closed look. Ted was a good sport and tolerated it all. In the end it wasn't so bad, but I did make a solemn pledge to TED and the gang that we will never be last on my list again and next year we will be taking pictures in the summer or at the beach with a minimum temperature of 70 degrees. Thanks Tiff you rule!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

My Gingerbread MEN

Well it's starting to feel like Christmas around here. Snow on the ground, Christmas lights up and of course GINGERBREAD houses! We decided to build Gingerbread houses the old fashion way........you know buy the $8 kit from Costco. It was still fun and the boys had a blast.

Max did a great job cleaning out the frosting tube for us.Hard at work

Max got bored so he decided to go have fun at his usual hangout...The tree.

Building houses is a lot of work. Jack is pooped! Time for bed.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

It's Business Time

(Ashlin don't watch this until your 18)

When Ted and I were in the airport a few weeks ago at some insane hour of the morning we started checking in on all of your blogs. We got to Steph's
and just lost it. We were laughing so hard at 5:30am that people started to stare. I especially love the part where he trips over his pants because his shoes are still on. Thanks Steph you made our morning :)