Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Luke!

Today you are 1! We waited almost 5 years for you to join our family. We are so happy that you are our son! You do some of the cutest things ever and we always love how you make us smile and laugh! You have gotten so big and we are amazed at how much you have changed this past year. You keep us busy and are always on the go. You only cuddle with us when there is a show on that you like to watch on TV and so we let you watch those shows, just so we can cuddle with you! This last year went by much too fast, I was foolish to think that it wouldn't. And while there were less than good moments from time to time, there are a countless number of moments that we will remember for the rest of our lives! We love you Luke, happy birthday!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Can you see the goldfish?

I thought about titling this "look what I found in Luke's diaper" but then I decided against it because it might make people hesitant to read it. Well, if you look closely you can see the imprint of a goldfish cracker right below Luke's belly button. I went to change his diaper one day, after a nap even, and that is what I found...a goldfish cracker. I don't know how it got there because he was wearing clothes that had a onesie and pants. And I don't know how hours after he ate the goldfish, the one in his diaper wasn't crumbs by the time I got to it! But I think it's funny you can even see the smile of the goldfish imprinted there!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I thought that those energy saving bulbs were supposed to have a life of about 7 years or something like that. I want my money back! We have been in this house 21 months, and the lights not even that old. This week we had not one, but two of them burn out. And we even tried twisting them just in case they were loose. Too bad we can't go back to the regular lights, we aren't saving any money at this rate!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Yearbook photos

This is what Michael would have possibly looked like in 1970.
And this is what I would have possibibly looked like in 1978.

Michael's looked better than most of the ones I tried for myself.
Try it for yourself at yearbook yourself and have fun!

Monday, October 6, 2008


...Luke is walking. He is now to the point that when he does go down, he gets back up and walks. Still occasionally crawling, but now he is walking a lot more than crawling. I'll have to get a good video of it! It's very cute!

Luke waving

Luke has just recently got the hang of waving. It's very cute to see him wave at you now! He waved his arms around before, but now it's like he knows when someone waves at him, he is supposed to wave back!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Making cookies

So the other day when I was making cookies, I noticed on the package that they were claiming that there were over 300 chips inside. So.....I had to find out! I'm not usually so obsessive compulsive about things like this, in fact, if it didn't say over 300 chips inside, I wouldn't have even given it a second thought about how many chips were in the cookie mix. Besides, 300 just sounded like a lot...I know they are small, but still 300. So I dump the mix into a bowl. It didn't look like 300, so now I just had to know. I didn't want to go through it and start picking out all of the chocolate chips, that would take forever and it wouldn't have been very clean. So I got a slotted spoon since I don't have a sifter and started sifting out all of the chocolate chips with the spoon into another bowl. Once I had them in the bowl and went through the mix twice to make sure I didn't miss any, I put the chips into a measuring cup. It still didn't look like there could be 300. From there I took a spoon and counted the chips as I put them into yet another bowl. And when I was done counting, and my curiosity had been satisfied, and I dirtied more dishes than was necessary, I put the chocolate chips back in the mix and finished making my cookies. And just so you know when they say there is over 300 chips inside....believe them, save yourself a lot of time and just make the cookies. After all that time, time I could have saved myself and could have been already eating the cookies instead of counting. And the final count was 307! And I figures that buying the cookie mix in the bag is easy, just as good as homemade (I think), and probably cheaper than buying the bag of chocolate chips and all the other ingredients since I can get a mix for $1.50 at walmart that makes about 2 1/2 to 3 doz cookies and all you have to add is 1 egg and a stick of butter. I think last time I looked at the store for chocolate chips they were over $5.00 a bag.