Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I took the kids to get pictures taken today. I should have booked the whole family to remedy our last fiasco, but I'm not that smart.

It turns out my children can turn out a decent picture or two. I guess they're forgiven. Some of these could use some more editing, which I'll get to eventually, but I had to share them anyway.

And no - we couldn't get a single shot of the two of them together.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Poor Ben

Family photos sure were a whole lot easier before we had kids. Why is it that in the pictures where Brad looks freakin' hot and my hair looks amazing (let's be honest - it totally does), our kids can't perform? I don't mind Kaiya's non-smile so much, but Benjamin looks kind of like a Troll.

But really, how hilarious would it be to actually mail this Christmas card? "Ya, we had a baby. Too bad we like to torture him regularly while showcasing our own vanities. Merry Christmas!"

Friday, November 12, 2010

All I want for Christmas is a complete REM cycle

It's a little unnerving to feel so busy and so tired and yet so unaccomplished. How is it possible that I've done everything and nothing in the last month?

Needless to say, life has been crazy around here... finishing end of term grades... receiving much-needed help from family and friends... running on pure adrenaline for weeks... I feel like I'm just starting to get a hang of this mom-of-two-kids thing.

Anyhoo, I should probably fill you in on what we've been up to.

Kaiya dressed up as a peacock for her first trick-or-treating experience. She was pretty stinkin' adorable.

She's been a good helper with Ben and it's been funny watching her use her new found skills during playtime. For example, I caught her nursing and then burping her dolly.

She also spent an excessive amount of time swaddling a squash (Yep. I said squash.)and rocking it to sleep.

Little Ben is doing really well. He's already gained a couple pounds and grown an inch. He's a pretty happy baby, too. We are lucky! Here are some more current pictures of our little man.

I love how tiny he looks all curled up on his tummy.

He found his thumb briefly. I actually wouldn't mind a thumb-sucker; then I wouldn't have to haul binkies everywhere.

I tried to get some pictures of him awake the other day. Why is it that babies suddenly develop lazy eye when the camera comes out? I took two dozen picures and these are the only ones where he doesn't look like Sloth.