Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Christmas Season

As we begin the Christmas season this year, one of our annual traditions is cutting down our real Christmas tree. This year since we were at Grandma's house over the Thanksgiving weekend, we decided to go to a tree farm near her house. It was a very cold and windy day, but both girls were troopers and had a lot of fun. After the tree cutting, we enjoyed some hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes.


Thanksgiving was celebrated at Grandma and Grandpa Mills' house. We spend 4 days with them over the holiday. We get to eat, eat and eat some more. I get to shop on Friday and we get to hang out and relax all weekend. Now that Breslyn is eating baby food, she got to enjoy Thanksgiving food too with some sweet potatoes. She loves eating and so far loves everything we have tries with her. Fun times!!!


Breslyn was baptized on November 21st. Aunt Colleen stood up as her sponsor and godmother. Breslyn did very well during the whole ceremony which I must say was very odd. We have a new priest at our church, but not new in terms of straight out of the seminary. For being a seasoned priest, he acted like it was his first time ever doing a baptism. Everything was read straight from the book which seemed very impersonal. He tried hard to crack some jokes, but they just weren't funny and the microphone he was using just didn't sound great. But....aside from that our girl looked beautiful. Thanks to all who attended. We celebrated afterward with a dinner at Buddy's pizza and it was delicious.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween!

Addy had a great time trick-or-treating this year. She got a stash of candy all from going down one street. I think that people see this cute little girl on a walker coming their way and they are over generous. Problem is that we are really having to watch Addy's weight lately, so we made a deal with her. She was allowed to eat 2 pieces after we got home and pick out 10 pieces to save for herself. The rest we "sold" to grandma in exchange for money to make a trip to the toy store. At least her physical efforts of walking all that way won't go unaccounted for. We will make our toy store trip next weekend.

We started out with Breslyn in the stroller, but it was just too cold and we ended up taking her back to the warm house. Maybe next year:(

Halloween parties

This year was full of Halloween parties. Our first was at the Bender's house for a pumpkin carving party. The kids had a lot of fun carving pumpkins, eating, playing and bouncing. Thanks for having us Benders.

Next up we had parties at school. Addy had fun going around to all the centers and taking part in the Halloween parade.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Busy Busy Weekend!

We had a very busy weekend full of very fun things. Scroll on down to see how much fun we had.

On Friday, we took Addy to see Yo Gabba Gabba. We kept telling her that we were going to be taking her to the show and I think she envisioned seeing them on the movie theater screen. She was in absolute awe to see the real live characters appear on the stage. The smile on her face was priceless and it didn't leave her face the entire night.

We even got a fun surprise before the show started. We were on our way to eat at Hockeytown Cafe which is next to the Fox Theater and as we were walking down the sidewalk, DJ Lance was getting ready to hop into a cab. He didn't have his orange clothing on, so at first Addy didn't realize who he was. He was being mobbed my parents who wanted pics with their kids and we were able to grab a pic as he high-fived Addy. Very cool!

Then Saturday morning we headed to the doc for Breslyn's 4 month well visit. She was 14 pounds, 4 ounces and 26 inches long. Her length is off the charts so I think that we will have a tall girl. We got the go ahead to start the rice cereal feeding and so that's just what we did. She definitely didn't take it as easily as Addy did her very first time, but we will keep on practicing.

We then got to watch our beloved Spartans dominate the Wolverines. Such a fun game to watch. Here are some pics of our most recent photo shoot. We are showing off our Spartan pride. Go Green!

Then Sunday since it was so beautiful outside, we headed to the apple orchard. Addy was very excited and couldn't wait to go pick apples. We played on the toys before it got real busy, feed the animals, ate lunch and then went to pick apples. Addy did awesome with her walker for as much as she walked. She's such a trooper, never wanting to stop and give up. Breslyn did very well. She got her first taste of a real apple and enjoyed licking it, even getting mad when I took it away.