Friday, September 24, 2010

The New 'Do

"Hey there, Daddy. What do you have that thing out for?"
"I feel...hairy."
"Less hairy and much more spiky, alert, adventurous...just like me."
The End.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Numerous Videos

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Various Pictures

Some random pictures from the last few weeks:

Asher enjoying some apple sauce...the spoon is optional.
Addilyn all dressed up and ready for church on Sunday.
Asher after landing in a pile of pillows (videos forthcoming).

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tyler's Birthday

The Birthday Shindig:

Tyler's 28th birthday was last Monday. Addilyn made him a beautiful card and presented it to him at breakfast (which, of course, was Count Chocula).

We had a birthday shindig/dinner in the evening (since he still had to go to class and such). Here we are with the family and our ever-present neighbors.

Addilyn and Samuel enjoying their burgers.
Asher got a burger too.
Mark diving into his burger. Way to commit!
Tyler got some pretty cool gifts too (although very few on his actual birthday). Here he's showing off his prized new commentaries (that's a weird sentence; then again, he's a weird guy).
We topped off the evening with dessert and a rip-roaring game (or two) of Carcasonne. It's a game Mark and Lisa recently introduced us to that we've gotten pretty involved in/addicted to. So far we've played at least once a week.
The Food:
Here was the birthday meal spread (minus some baked beans which were still on the stove). Notice it included burgers (which meant that Tyler got to play with the grill), fried eggs for said burgers, bacon, Pepsi and rice pudding...all favorites of Tyler.
Tyler's burger (one bite in). It will kill you (eventually) but wow is it good!

I finally tried my hand at tiramisu (which Tyler has actually been requesting for years). It was good and Tyler managed to finish off the whole thing within 24 hours (with the help of many, many people).

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day

A run down of our Labor Day excursion: Addilyn helped Asher put on his shoes before we went out. So cute!
We went for one of our Chicago walks. This was the first of this school year and we chose #16: the Gold Coast. It was a bit of a disappointment. We were expecting things to be swankier and to see some more exotic cars. Here are the highlights nonetheless. CityWalks noted this house and a very cute street. This is less than a block from Lake Shore Drive and the lake. I'm not really sure what was supposed to be so spectacular about it though.
The family perusing the street.
Thanks to a very life-like birthday cake Addilyn will always be to recognize a Mini Cooper and frequently points them out when she sees them.
Both doing their "cheese" faces.
A Segway tour following our route. I hope they found more interesting things to look at than we did. Although I bet from a Segway everything is interesting.
Addilyn was bringing me a present she and Daddy found in the trees of the park we stopped at.
A locust shell!
She was so proud of herself!
Climbing on the bench Mommy was resting on.

The original Playboy mansion. I don't know about you but I was expecting something a bit different.
Addilyn sitting at the bar at Chipotle...also another proud moment for her.
So the Belly and the Bean wasn't out most recent belly shot; I completely forgot about these.
This was our first and, most likely, last city walk of the season. It was a little much for me and ended up being more stressful than relaxing. It was, nonetheless, nice to get out and enjoy this much cooler weather together as a family.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Belly and the Bean

Here is my latest belly shot. I took it at the Bean while enjoying a glorious afternoon in downtown Chicago (and a very nice chiropractic appointment). It was actually taken almost 2 weeks ago. I have no excuse for why I didn't post it sooner.
FYI: the official due date has been returned to October 15 (after a brief stop on October 5 after the midwives couldn't find a record of the original due date in the records from my OB) which puts me at 34 weeks and some change (35 weeks on Friday).

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We got a new camera!!!

Last Wednesday we got our new camera. Yay!
Here's a picture of our life since then. I baked some very yummy brownies.
Daddy read.
Addilyn inherited our completely useless, old camera. She's had a lot of fun with it already.
Asher played.
Yelling.

He fell down and got a bit of a shiner. Despite looking kind of ominous at the start, it didn't get much darker than this.
Addilyn helped Daddy make pancakes. That girl is funny.
Mmm...an airplane?
As one of the side effects of this pregnancy, I have the compulsion to mix flavors. My latest fascination has been peanut butter. Peanut butter and pancakes, peanut butter and oatmeal (which is actually really good; you should try it), etc.
Asher played outside too.
Best picture ever! We call this his "Blue Steel." It's a reference from Zoolander (the movie about male models with Ben Stiller).
Asher likes to climb the stairs.
Daddy followed him up to the third floor.
Their view from up there.
We smoked a whole chicken. Tyler has enjoyed playing with the grill/smoker since we got back.
Addilyn taking a picture while talking to Grandma J.
Addilyn and Cornelius talking to Grandma J.
Addilyn looking pretty cute in the outfit she picked out on Saturday. She's really gotten into posing for the camera.
That's it for now but we'll have more very soon.