Monday, December 1, 2008

Bubb Os

Since its officially way to cold to go the the park, Bubble Baths have become a new form of entertainment in our house. She loves to play in the water and walks around the house saying Bubb Os, Bubb Os!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Big Girl Fork

Yep, she's doin' it!! Avery loves to eat with her big girl fork. So far she has mastered Sponge Bob Mac & Cheese, and Cheerios. Every time she manages to land something in her mouth, she says Mmm Mmm, and smiles from ear to ear. So cute, its fun to watch.

Monday, November 3, 2008

We Found NEMO!

We had a great Halloween week. Avery dressed up as her favorite clown fish, Nemo. Since she can watch the movie 3 times a day, we knew she would love it. I have had the costume sitting in her play room for nearly a month, and she would carry it around like an other stuffed animal. We she found out she could wear her "Memo", she was in a whole new kind of heaven. She has been wearing it around the house ever since.

We did a little Trick-or-Treating on Halloween night with the Trockels. Ezra was exhausted from tests throughout the week, and I was feeling under the weather, so we almost stayed inside. ...but I am glad we hit the streets because the kids were so cute! I really didn't think they would understand what was going on, but they were pros. We couldn't get Avery to say Trick-or-treat, but as soon as they dropped a piece of candy in her bucket, she said MORE-MORE! ...And a couple of times they gave her more. Nice work Avery! Don't worry, we made sure she said "Tank EWW"

Lorenzo the Mad Scientist sharing some magic potion with his fishy friend.

The Mad scientist with his Mad Momma Zannah.
Avery checking out her loot.
Enjoying her first KitKat.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

House Guests

Two weeks ago, we had house guests! Ezra's Mom, Linda and husband David, drove up from Virginia to visit. They treated us to some great BBQ on Friday, helped us wrangle a house full of pumpkin carving kids on Saturday, and watch some serious football on Sunday. We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed their visit. We are excited for them to return for Turkey Day!
Avery with Gma Linda and Gpa David.

Ezzie trying to convince Avery that Pumpkin guts are cool...she believed him.
L.B. was the only kid brave enough to stick his hand in the slime.
Take 1 -The whole gang.
Take 2 - L.B looking a little happier

The finished Jack O'Lanterns. Ezra's left, Chris's middle, Beecher's right. ...and don't let Ezra's pumpkin fool you...he did make try to make me happy with the classic pumpkin face, but turn it to the side to reveal his infamous cyclopse. This is one family joke I don't think I will ever understand.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Location Hunting

While out location hunting for upcoming photo shoots. Rozannah and I attempted to have an impromptu session with our own kids. Smiles were few and far between. As soon as we busted out the cameras...they busted out the tantrums. We managed to get a few.

Not the best pics of Avery nor I, but since pics of us together are so rare...I had to use them. :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008


We are getting excited for Halloween! Here is Avery with this years pumpkin.

She has grown up so fast. Below is sweet baby Avery this time last year at 4 mths. old. So cute!

Saturday Farmer's Market

The last few Saturdays we have woken up early (well, early for us) to go to the local Farmer's Market in Tonawanda. It has to be the coolest little market, short of Pike in Seattle. It is just big enough to have every fruit and vegetable you can imagine, and the best part is the prices. 25 Apples-$5, 25 tomatoes-$5
Much cheaper than the grocery store!
Last weekend we took our house guests, Linda & David, to the market to pick up some last minute pumpkins. She snapped this pic...I don't think we were quite awake yet :)

Aquarium of Niagara

We went to the Niagara Aquarium a couple of weeks ago, thanks to some FREE tickets! Shout out to Jason & Britta...thanks for inviting us!

It was a great little aquarium, the highlight was definitely the Seal show...or were they Sea Lions?

L.B., Avery, and Enzo.
{Yes, this is what children look like when they are having so much fun that they just can't contain themselves.}

4mth old Brielle-so cute and asleep for the photo opp.

Avery and Dada....and an extra large Sea Turtle behind them.

Shark fights in the gift fun!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

When in Seattle...

Wear your RAINBOOTS!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sweetness x 2

In Washington, we went to a farm near my mom's house to take some pics of Avery. Well...being the great mom that I am, I kind of forgot the snacks and she was not happy! ...but we managed to get a few smiles.