Tuesday, November 30, 2010

In the Spirit...

no energy nor time to post "for real"...but I will get back around to that shortly. in the interim, we are officially in the spirit here in South Jersey. bring on Christmas!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Genius in the Making

Finnley in prime form...such a huge personality in such a little package!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Some moments are just priceless...

(and, even though maybe you should be stopping something from taking place, you grab the video camera instead...because it is too funny not to have this stuff on film)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

November 13, 2003

The day that our first baby was born.

We didn't even know him yet, nor did we know we would have any dog, let alone him. But...the day after Christmas, we picked up our special boy and brought him to his new forever home. He was put through the wringer with kindergarten and obedience classes, but it was worth all the trouble in the end. Our beautiful boy has brought us seven years worth of laughter, joy, patience-testing, and blissfully immense heart swelling. He is more amazing and gentle and wonderful today than we ever could have imagined. On this day, we honor our sweet little guy.

Happy Birthday, Batman. You are pure love disguised as fur and slobber, and our lives would not have been complete without you. Many bones, hats, frisbees, treats, squirrels, belly-scratches, and sloppy kisses to you on your big day. We love you, buddy!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Please Touch

Philly really has the most amazing places to take a child. We will try to hit as many of them as we can while we live here. Finnley loves it. I love it. We all love it. This past week I took Finnley to one of those places, the Please Touch Museum. And, they call it "please touch" for a good reason. Nothing is off limits here, and everything is kid-friendly and kid-based. There are water adventures, a full-size carousel, a mini-sized faux McDonalds, tot specific "parks", an Alice in Wonderland area, science experiment sections...you name it, this place has it.

Finnley wandered around the entire time wide-eyed and obviously amazed. The kid loves adventure and exploring, and she got her fill this past week. We now have a one year membership to the museum, so Finnley has 12 months to wander into every nook and cranny that this place has to offer. And, we have 12 months to play like a kid right along side of her. We all win in this situation.

Proof of a fun day::::::::::

Monday, November 01, 2010

Our Halloween Day in Pictures!

Out of costume. In costume. Dog in costume. Us in costumes. It was an anything goes sort of day, and we all had such a blast. Being a parent is such a privilege and a blessing, and on days like this we realize it even more.