Monday, March 30, 2009

"Made in Texas By Texans"

This is an outfilt that is nearly 60 years old that my "Me-Ma's" sister made for her son when he was little. It was passed down to both Carter and Addie.

This was Carter in the same outfit at 9 months of age!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Year's Resoultion Update!

With 1/4 of 2009 already in the books, it is time to re-visit our family's New Year's Resolutions....

1. Carter's resolution was to be potty trained. It is still an on going process. We have really good days and weeks and then not so consistent ones. I have to admit, majority of the problem is us not being as consistent with him as they are at school! We have made major progress and know we will be there soon, especially if mom and dad get their acts together!!!! 2. Addie's resolution is to learn to walk. She has made major progress with this since the new year began. Beginning to crawl just a few weeks ago and now standing up on everything are steps in the right direction. 3. Megan's new years resolutions included learning some new hobbies. I have taken a digital photography class, teaching myself to use Photoshop and probably Blake's favorite, taking up golf. After a couple of trips to the driving range, we got to go play our first real round of golf. (Actually only 9 hoes... Blake didn't want me to get frustrated and wanted me leaving wanting more... which worked! We had a GREAT TIME!)

4. Blake has no updates! As of Feb, he couldn't think of anything...so I gave up asking!!!!! ;)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Weekends Are For Partying!

This weekend we had some fun birthday party's. Our little friend Drew turned a BIG 1!!!
Daddy and the kids!

Carter had his first Princess Party at Love to Swim for our friend Anabella!

This past weekend, Addie started pulling up on EVERYTHING. She suddenly makes it look so effortless!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring is Here & Happy St. Patty's Day!

After having a week's worth of rainy miserable weather, the sun broke through Monday afternoon and we celebrated by bringing out the water toys! We were also celebrating Addie's health returning after a rough 7 full days of nasty cold that needed regular breathing treatments for the wheezing. Then the poor baby got an ear infection... no fun!

Her beautiful eyes are turning more and more hazel!

On Tuesday we had an impromptu St. Patty's Day party after work with The McPeak's! Carter and Cash get along so well and entertained each other all evening!

Addie has continued to get back to her smiley happy self more and more each day. This morning Carter was making her laugh-those are her "2 new big girl teeff"!!!! ;)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Picture of the Week

I'm sure I'll get it for this picture when they are older... but is just too precious now. Carter was teaching her how to check the water temperature before you climb in.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Addie is Crawling!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

C-H-I-C-A-G-O

Blake and I celebrated our 4th anniversary in Chicago this past weekend. The weather was amazing getting up to 60 degrees on Friday.... we made the most of it...

We jumped on the "Metra" - Red Line and headed to north to Andersonville for breakfast at M. Henry's. It was so cool because we were the only tourists in the place. It was this cute neighborhood with adorable shops all around.
Then we headed to Wrigley Field to see the famous baseball field. We have to say that Chicago has to have the nicest people... we met Joe and Ben who took time to tell us all about the Cubs and Chicago! Blake is already planning a trip to take the kids back for a game!

Blake's favorite part was the "EL" or the elevated train that is part of the subway system... which is mainly below ground but there is an elevated part called "The Loop," that goes in a circle around downtown - very cool.

We walked through Grant Park which Millennium Park is part of. The famous "Silver Bean" is there. It's a famous sculpture that Chicago has become famous for in the last 3-4 years. It is amazing how the many parts were welded together and then buffed out to make it look like one seamless piece. We took the Silver Bridge across Lakeway Drive and walked a mile down Lake Michigan to Navy Pier, which is like a huge amusement park. When I arrived to Chicago on Monday, the lake was almost completely frozen over and by Friday it had all melted and just had a few ice chunks floating around.
Then it was off to the 3rd tallest building in the world - The Hancock Tower.
We did a 30 min. audio tour at the top, notice how Blake is going no where near the edge... heights are not his thing!

We re-lived our Hawaii honeymoon 4 years ago with a stop to The Cheesecake Factory and a sample of the macaroni and cheese fried balls with marinara. YUMMY!


Then we walked "The Magnificent Mile." and 2-3 miles back to the hotel where we got ready for the musical Chicago starring Blake's favorite "Dancing With The Stars" contestant - John O'Hurley!
That was just the first day.... the next day was way more relaxing after sleeping in we found the second Chicago Pizza place - Lou Malnati's. There are 2 famous downtown pizza places... we had to try them both. Giordornos on Thursday night was Blake's favorite because of the richer tomato sauce.
After driving around "Soldier Field," it was off to The Field Museum where the famous "T-REX - SUE" is. She is the largest and most complete T-Rex found in N. Dakota in 1990.
Then we had an amazing dinner at the hottest restaurant - AVEC! We had the best 2 seats in the tiny modern restaurant overlooking the chefs where we got to talk to them all night about the different entrees they were cooking. It was a perfect way to end our anniversary get-a-way.
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