Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween Everyone
We had a great day with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Addie enjoyed her duck costume and first trick or treating experience. She remembered to say both "trick or treat" and "thank you" at the majority of houses. When we got back home she proclaimed excitedly "I got more than one!" We then counted and she got 13 pieces of candy! Wowsers. Edith hated her bunny ears so she was not very convincing in her bunny costume. She loved walking outside in the night. She was roaring and laughing the whole time clutching a kitkat in each hand. All the cousins had a great time playing with all the candy once we got back home.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Happy Birthday Edith.

Edith enjoyed her special meal with many of her favorites foods: pancakes, fruit salad, and scrambled eggs (and bacon for the people with teeth). She was very excited about her cake although somewhat confused about the candle. She managed to rip a few presents open and was very excited about her new shoes and water bottle. She just loves shoes. It was very hard for Addie not to rip open all the presents. Addie was very cute though when she repeatedly told Edith, "say thank you, say thank you." Hopefully Addie will practice what she preaches in a few days.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Starting Early

Well Addie doesn't go to school yet, but she has already started faking sick. Yesterday she says, "I have the coughs" and then coughs pathetically three times. "Can I watch a movie?" She cracks me up. Addie doesn't watch TV or movies regularly, but we usually put a movie on for her when she is sick. I guess maybe we could let her watch a movie when she is well as well.

The Butler birthday bonanza has started as well. I enjoyed and am still enjoying 3 cakes and a batch of cookies that I got for my birthday. They should be finished off by Tuesday which is Edith's big day. Next comes Halloween and then Addie's birthday. Our sugar rush should last us until at least Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Growing and growing

Little Edith is now 11 months old. Only a few more weeks until she hits the big 1. Well she has gone from mellow and agreeable to very opinionated. She has mastered the art of the forceful no head shake if she does not want something. Today she had a very successful tug of war with Trekker over his shoes. She has mastered a few signs (more, all done) but only uses them sporadically. She takes 1 to 3 steps at a time so I imagine she will be full out walking very soon. She also loves climbing. It is hard to carry her up the stairs because she does a special eel move to get me to put her down so she can crawl up herself. Watch out, Edith is on the move and she is after your shoes (or your crayons or your papers or your socks, etc).
These pictures were taken at her Grampa's birthday party last week.