"It takes a heap 'o livin' in a house t' make it a home" -Edgar A. Guest

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Okay, I started this post over a month ago, but I've obviously been quite lazy about blogging of late, so I'm forcing myself to finish it, thereafter to take another blogging sabatical, and you can all read all about Christmas sometime around Valentine's Day. ;)

Lily's first birthday was on the 14th (of November), and we celebrated in grand style. We made a new play area for her in the office and she enjoyed playing with her new Little People sets.

We went to the airport later that morning to pick up Adam's sister, Ashley, who had flown in just for the occassion. We went to a kid's play cafe for lunch and Lily had a blast!

The birthday hat didn't go so well--she kept pulling it off and finally the elastic band snapped and whipped her just under her eye, poor kid. I managed to snap these prior to the near blinding incident.

Lily had a mountain of birthday presents to go through. Ufortunately she was not up to the challenge and got rather distracted by whatever she had just opened to go onto the next gift, so we had to help her a good deal.

And finally the cake! The pictures say it all.

Happy Birthday Lily!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We had a great Halloween, and didn't even have to traipse around local neighborhoods panhandling for candy. Ok, so that actually sounds like fun to me, but we'll have to wait until next year.

Normally Tiffany is not a fan of bugs in the house (understatement of the year), but she didn't seem to mind when this rather large (or small depending on your perspective) ladybug showed up.

We had a couple of friends join us for dinner and a rousing few games of Catch Phrase. I pretty much rocked it, but not so much for Tiffany. After that we enjoyed watching a nice Halloween movie, "The Others." We even had a decent number of trick-or-treaters come by. My personal favorite was the 40-year-old lady with no costume, no kid and a plastic bag in her hand. She asked for some candy for her and her granddaughter. Hmmm.... I gave her the vanilla Tootsie Rolls.

This being Lily's first Halloween we took a ridiculous amount of pictures, but we'll spare you all those. Here are some of our favorites from the evening.