Monday, June 30, 2008
Mommy finally gave into the hospital photo company's 6 months of harrassment to take advantage of our "free" home photo shoot.
They turned out really great and you can't beat the convenience of staying home and using your own props!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Daddy, "Now where is that waitress with the coffee pot?!"
Kylie, "Mommy can I please eat my pancakes in peace and no cameras? No? Then I guess I'll force a smile for you to make that darn camera go away!"
After breakfast we went across the street to Home Depot and then to Lowes as Daddy is installing a new ceiling fan in our family room and needed a few more things for the project.
Daddy must have been bored riding in the back with the little ones because he encouraged Kylie to to pull out all of her silly tricks and do her standup act for the video and was taking random pictures of Peyton smiling also.
Here are the fruits of his labor as I was chauferring!
Check out me and my dessert of Swedish fish!
And last but not least, here's Kylie sharing some of her best material:
After the final match, Royal Blues vs Greens, there was a trophy ceremony complete with cupcakes and drinks! It was very special for us to see how proud and excited Kylie was when she received her trophy! It was a great season and I know she made some new friends that are also neighbors and learned a thing or 2 about sportsmanship and teamwork. Not to mention it was nice to have a reason to get outside bright and early on Saturday mornings!
Here are some pictures from the last day of Stonebridge Sandlot 2008- see ya again next year?!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
The train ride downtown is half the fun! Kylie of course loves riding "Thomas" and Peyton was so excited I could barely pull her from the window the whole time!
We had a great time at the Taste. Daddy had his traditional breaded steak sandwich from Ricobene's and cheesecake from Eli's. Kylie and Mommy enjoyed things together like corn on the cob, Chicago style dogs, a cup of rainbow ice cream and a sampler of a chocolate covered strawberry, piece of fudge, and chocolate covered frozen banana - yum! Peyton had a few tastes of things here and there, including trying as hard as she could to eat our tickets :), but for the most part stuck to her normal fare.
Kylie rode the merry-go-round and had a great time playing in Milennium Park in the water fountain displays. She was a huge hit as she had her Disney Princess umbrella to protect her from the fountains and looked as cute as can be in front of the huge water structures. Tons of random people were taking pictures of her as she was such a little sight! Good thing Old Navy was still open on the walk back to the train b/c Kylie was soaked after having so much fun in the water!
Unfortunately my camera batteries died shortly after we arrived downtown but here are a few shots for you...
The gang was still wide awake on the 10pm train ride home. That didn't last for long though as an hour or so later everyone was home and tucked snug in bed. Peyton slept until 6AM!!! and we had to wake Kylie up around 7:30 to get going for t-ball! It was a much needed restful night for Mommy and Daddy too.
We hope you had a great birthday Daddy!
Friday, June 27, 2008
We wish you a very Happy Birthday and hope you have a very relaxing day at home! Get lots of rest because we'll be ready to "celebrate" with you when we get home tonight- hee hee hee!
(Daddy hasn't had more than a few hours of sleep in 3 nights :(! )
Peyton, Kylie & Mommy
See this beauty was born the same year you were - lookin' good :)!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
He's found a new spot to hang out in while I'm in the shower- guess where? Is he trying to tell me something?
Monday, June 23, 2008
The one I picked to tone it down a bit is still in the purple family but is part of a more neutral pallet. Pete did a great job of adjusting the color :). I think everything will look really great once we finish the rest of the painting and updating of the fixtures, etc.
What do you think?
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Today's duck feeding turned into a feeding of multiple creatures - take a look!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
After starting out at the McDonalds playland for at least an hour or so I thought we would attempt to do some walking around Hobby Lobby since it's not exactly on my path during the week so I never pop in. It turned out to be a pretty uneventful hour or so after changing Peyton's very messy diaper as soon as we arrived! She ended up dozing off and apart from wanting to touch everything in the store, Kylie was pretty good herself. Since she wanted to bring the whole store with us, I did let her choose one thing to buy. We ended up with a set of WASHABLE watercolors and some paper. Kylie's choice was a great fit with our last stop of the afternoon- Starbucks.
Kylie had a snack and painted several priceless works of art - all in the amount of time it took Mommy to bring her caffeine level back up to where it needed to be :). Peyton was pretty content people watching and eating her crackers and water!
We headed home to find that Daddy had just finished up. I love it when a plan comes together!
Great job Daddy- third time's definitely a charm ;)!
C'mon Mommy let's hit the road- I'll drive!
The Zerbes girls' signature crossed feet - so cute!
Daddy says "Pay attention Kylie, this ones yours!"