Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years' Eve

We put Silas to bed, then ate junk food, Caleb and Phin played video games, and Phin actually managed to stay up til midnight. Though, I'm pretty sure he was disappointed when he saw the "ball drop" and we said "happy new year." You could see him thinking, "That's it??!!!" :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas at the Shore

Two days after Christmas, we headed to OC, New Jersey to celebrate Christmas with G&G Sawyer and Aunt Sandra. We had a blast, though the weather was so cold, we didn't get to spend as much time on the boardwalk/ beach as we had hoped. Here's a look at some of the fun:

Friday, December 25, 2009

"Let's put that on my Christmas list."

We spent Christmas this year in Pittsburgh. We were lucky enough to have Katie and Sam, and Todd and Brenna with us. My dad was not around sadly, as he had to have emergency surgery because of an infection in his knee. So he was in the hospital for Christmas, and that was a bummer. But fun was had by all anyway. Phin's mantra was, anytime he saw anything cool, 'Let's put that on my Christmas list." And of course he expected to get everything that was on his list.

Cookie day at Bovard's (Dec. 23rd)

Our biggest news this Christmas, is that, 2 days before Christmas, we finally got to move into our third floor bedrooms! Woo-hoo! Our lives have changed. Here's a smattering of pictures, but it doesn't do it justice, so you'll have to come see for yourselves!

The secret passage in the wall in Phin's bedroom.

Christmas Eve at Grandma Wolfe's

I'm embarrassed to say that we got NO good pictures on Christmas this year. So this is it.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmastime is Here!

We went looking for our Christmas tree last Saturday morning IN THE SNOW (first snow we'd experienced in Pittsburgh this year- we were in WV when it snowed for the first time in PGH). It was cold, but it was fun!

"This one's ours!"


Hot cocoa and popcorn
Caleb cleaned out the study a bit and patched the ceiling that was falling down (!) so I could decorate my "Christmas room." The tree isn't in here this year (no room because Silas's crib is in there), but it still looks nice to me.

Phin helped me hang the stockings.

These are Phin's "constructions" (that's what he calls instructions) for our Christmas decorations.
Notice the transformer in his stocking and the window he drew behind the tree! :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009


We spent Thanksgiving at The Lindstrom's near Parkersburg, WV this year with Caleb's folks. Thanks for all the food, fun, and hospitality. Their guest suite downstairs is so nice, I felt like we were staying in a hotel!

Silas did a lot of going up and down (and up and down and up and down) the stairs.
Thankfully, no big falls.

I did a lot of reading!


Last Sunday, on a donut date before church, in a rare moment of sweetness, Phin shared without being prompted.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


These are just a sampling of our pictures from our family trip to Florida. We visited my sister and her family in Orlando and also spent 2 days in St. Pete Beach. We did Disney and Sea World and loved spending quality time with our cousins, especially on Halloween.