Jamie's Birthday Cake

For Jamie's Birthday last weekend, Sylvia made a cake with Grandma and suprised Jamie on her birthday morning.  Her is Sylvia's story...

Fall Celbration

Even though the weather didn't cooperate this year, we were still able to prepare for the fall festivities and end of the day, things worked out OK.

Sylvia wanted to test out the pinata prior to our friends coming over and Violet watched on.

The pumpkin carving crew

Sylvia showing many of her "happy" faces throughout the night.

It's time for the pinata!!!

Everyone trying to get the shot of the pinata breaking.

Chili Time!

Kids upstairs, downstairs, and in the garage...

The older kids enjoyed a movie out in the garage while the parents talked smart and enjoyed a couple beverages in the basement.

We would of enjoyed spending time outside and sitting around the campfire, but the party still seemed to a success.  Until next year... Happy Halloween.


This video is a month or so old, but we finally got it uploaded. 

Basically Violet is watching Jamie film her... she thinks the faces Mommy is making are funny, and then starts to mimic Jamie sticking out her tongue.


Big Truck Day

Last weekend Grandpa and Grandma came down to Woodbury to spend some time with the girls.  While we didn't have any concrete plans for the day, we figured checking out the Big Truck Day at Central Park would be an interesting experience.
Sylvia of course had to take advantage of Grandpa's shoulders!

Violet was all smiles when sitting in the big tractor tire

Sylvia and Simba also enjoyed the seat.

While we hope there is some time prior to the snowfall, Violet was minuscule next to this snow plow.

The rest of the day was spent enjoying the beautiful fall day.  Thanks Grandpa and Grandma!

Safety First

It is never too soon to start wearing safety equipment.  Here Violet is helping Dad do some vacuuming in the back of the car.  Sometimes the vacuum scares her a bit, but not with these sweet ear muffs!