Friday, July 25, 2008

Rewind: Rochester

We went up to Rochester July 4th for a visit of our newest nephew, Ethan (oh, and his parents, too). We finally celebrated "Baby Fest Spring 2008" with all the new babies. For anyone who says all newborns look the same check this out: three kids who are related and look NOTHING alike.

We saw some impressive fireworks downtown Rochester on the 4th and on Saturday went to Niagra Falls with the whole Mud/Bru crew. I have been to the Falls many times, but hadn't ever been on Maid of the Mist. Gma and pa Mud and Uncle Dan watched the three babies so we could go. It was awesome. Sunday was Ethan's blessing at church and then we headed home stopping for some delicious BBQ on the way. The kids did great in the car and a shout out to Uncle Jacob for helping retrieve fallen toys (that's right, we didn't use a DVD player for the 8+ hour trip one-way).

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


It's been a whirlwind of a month. We'll start with the B-day girl back in June. Her reaction when she came down the stairs and saw the decorations, "It looks just like a castle!"

Enchanted birthday party for the big 5.
Coloring Giselle and Edward
Decorating tiaras
"Cleaning" up flowers and pebbles to the Clean-up song
Princess Bingo
Eating heart pizzas and fruit
Hitting the Step-mother pinata
Cake and Ice Cream
Eating Poison Caramel Apples

Boo, we love you. You are so kind, smart and talented. We love watching you grow everyday.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


The kids were playing while I was getting ready. This is what I discovered. Boo had "done" Little Man's hair, or should I say, Lucia's hair. They had also done bunny, cat, and mommy bunny's hair (fur).

When I was younger we used to dress my brother, Stephen, up in a dress and do his hair. We used to call him Stephanie after the make-over. Thankfully, he has turned out pretty normal--well, that is debatable. He is pretty hilarious, actually. I will note that the only pictures we have of this were from when he was around 2. He is now MUCH taller than me and would probably give me a noogie if I tried anything like that.