Friday, September 28, 2007

Alyssa or Kaitlyn

People still make comments that they see Bryson in Alyssa but I see more and more of Kaitlyn as a baby when I look at Alyssa. Sometimes photos don't show it as well but here goes:

I could have tricked you and had them all Alyssa but I didn't and the correct answers are Kaitlyn, Alyssa, Kaitlyn, Alyssa

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Apple Orchard

Since Bryson LIVES for apples I was excited to read in the newspaper about an apple orchard close to here. We went on Saturday and had a great time. It was kids day so they had lots of little kid activities.

They had face painting (the kids actually did "arm" painting)

We went on a wagon ride pulled by a tractor throughout the orchard. Kevin and I ended up enjoying it even more than the kids, who thought it was fun too. We learned tons about growing apples and even got to taste different varieties.

It all ended perfectly as we walked away with apples to make caramel apples with this week and also homemade apple butter!

Friday, September 21, 2007


I guess now that she is eating cereal we had better get her a highchair. She loves it and loves being up high with the family at meal time.

This is her first week of solids and she is already a pro. I am still shocked that she can pick up the cheerios and put them in her mouth, not even just by accident.

And also here is Bryson and Kaitlyn working on projects in the sun room.

Monday, September 17, 2007

First Cereal

Alyssa had her first cereal today and LOVED IT!!! She has been showing all the signs of ready for solids but I have been stalling as long as possible. It takes extra time and is messy but I decided I couldn't put it off any longer. She did fabulous - she ate it very well and thought it was so fun (she didn't even get that messy)! I love this age of 6 months when they love all these simple things like getting to try foods.


Kaitlyn came home from preschool and they had asked her to bring a picture of her pet (everyone has dogs here). They did say that you could cut a picture out of a magazine. Well as we talked about it, she said she had a pet, the pink poodle that Uncle Chad bought her. So we took a picture of it (Bryson wanted to take the picture outside on the grass but Kaitlyn said it was an inside pet). Kaitlyn has the best imagination and showed me how the dog was smiling and all. I think we solved the dilemna of pets - we do have pets, lots of nice stuffed animals.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Latest Happenings

Kevin was harrassing me that I hadn't posted to our blog for quite awhile. I told him that I didn't have anything to post, I have been working on things around the house but nothing is "complete" so I couldn't take pictures. He said, what about your family coming to visit, Bryson starting kindergarten... Oh yeah, I forgot about that.

My family came a few weeks ago and were a HUGE help with doing projects around the house and playing with the kids.

We worked them very hard. They did everything from sanding our old free piano so Kevin could stain it to helping me decorate to deep cleaning and on and on. We had to play the last day they were here so we took them to the Children's Museum in Indianapolis. It is a great place, we have already been there 3 times in less than 2 months.

And the other big thing is of course Bryson starting kindergarten. He loves it and loves to ride the bus to school each morning.