Friday, April 15, 2011

Blake being Blake...

Here are just a few snapshots over the last 2 weeks of Blake being Blake...

He LOVES to wear this March of Dimes bucket as a hat!
Practicing being a Big Boy - first thing he asked for was his book!

We got two pairs of sunglasses for him this year! His eyes are SO sensitive to the sun and tear up immediately when he goes outside. He loves his sunglasses and will usually leave them on the whole time he is outside!

Running away from Mommy on Opening Day for the Cardinals! He was very excited that the outfit that Uncle John got him for his 1ST Birthday FINALLY fit him :)

See...there's the bucket again! And yes his whole leg is in the macaroni box - he looks like a pirate!

Rocking out with his 'wee wee wee' (or guitar in Blake speak) he LOVES music!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

T-shirts for sale!!!

I know, I know - I need to get some new pictures up - and I will before we head off to New York at the end of the week - I promise :) But I just wanted to let you all know that we are selling our 2011 Team Miracle Monsters t-shirts to raise money for our March of Dimes, March for Babies team this year! They can be yours for a $15 (or more :) donation to our team! They are going to be RED with white print and we have sizes ranging from 6 months to Adult XXL. Braden picked out the RED this year because he wanted to stand out as the Ambassador Family at the walk :)

If you would like to order a shirt - either leave a comment or email me at and I will get you hooked up!! I need orders in by Thursday night! If t-shirts aren't your thing but you still want to help us reach our goal - please visit our website at (our 2011 video is also on our page if you haven't seen it already!)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring Break Part 3

We headed on over to Lindsay and Glenn's house on Saturday...and yes there was another baby, so yes I had to take pictures :)
Meet Mr. Brendan - I've waited 2 months to meet him!Blake - telling him how it is in this crazy bunch!

Cole wanted in on the picture action again!

And to think - 13 years ago, we were just a couple of college girls sharing a tiny apartment! We all have 2 kids now (Gracie did NOT want her picture taken, maybe she isn't comfortable being the only girl :) And we are blessed to still be in eachother's lives!

And after leaving Lindsay's house we headed to Meena K and PopPop Dirk's house - and there was a party at Mimi's, and Mark made pizza, and Aunt KT and Uncle John drove up to see us - but somehow my camera didn't make it out for any of it - boo hiss! KT if you have any to share, please do :)

Spring Break Part 2

The boys and I made our way to Missouri for the second half of our Spring Break! My good friends Angie and Lindsay only live an hour away from eachother and had baby boys just a month apart, so we've been waiting for a time to go and meet them both!

Well since I can't be near a baby and NOT take are a few of the first full day with Mr. Cole! I have waited 3 months to meet him!

Both Blake and Cole crashed on the couch while the big boys played! Aw, what a life!

After the rain and hail this morning we thought we'd let the boys go play in the mud...they liked it, just a little bit - HA!

Blake discovered his LOVE for mud puddles!

Pretty sure he could be the GAP model in this shot :)

Before I forget...

I just want to put this video out there and document it that at just over 2 years old, Blake knows all of his letters. I find this strange, since we had no hand in helping him learn them, it came as a shock to us??!?! He hasn't just memorized them in one game or toy, he can pick them out of any sign, book, magazine, t-shirt, toy etc. He knows many in both lower case and upper case. And the awesome part is HE LOVES to look for letters. He will sit and flip through a magazine and just point them all out, he kind of amazes me.

This video is almost a month old - he is much quicker now!