Saturday, September 23, 2006

Halloween Anticipation

We found this mask at our new "Everything a Dollar" store. Dylan thought it was so cool he just had to have it for Halloween. Jillian was impressed with the nose and can't seem to get enough chewing time in.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Flu Bug

Have you ever wondered what the flu bug really looks like. Well until this weekend I never would have believed it looked like this.

Our family can sympathize with Stanley in this comic. In the past few days our entire family has been bitten by the terrible flu bug. We are still on the mend and hope to make a speedy recovery.

I feel like Stanley in the comic; like I have been knocked over the head with a club. Unlike Stanley I can't call into work sick. When you are a mother & wife the work must go on.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Remembering 9/11...

Looking back at this terrible day I remember the moment the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center. Sitting on our couch holding our newborn son Dylan who was just a few weeks old I remember thinking how fragile and precious life is. Here I am holding a precious baby a symbol of life and innocence and this terrible tragedy is unfolding before my eyes.

The horror of that day is something that I will never forget. However, I cannot say the same for millions of American's around our great country today. We so easily forget how blessed we are to live in America the land of the free and the brave. So many have given their lives for our freedom and this great land. Let us not forget that we are not a people divided by party, race, or religious affiliation but we are American's!

As an American on the worst day this country has ever faced I was so proud of our President George W. Bush. I watched as his faith shone through and gave him strength and courage to face the challenges ahead. He portrayed such courage as he was told the news in a school room full of children. Defying all orders from his security advisors he returned to the Whitehouse showing the terrorists and America the face of a President who would not be intimidated.

The pictures posted above are some of my favorite from 9/11. To me they represent what America is really all about. Freedom, pride, resilience, and bravery in the face of terror. May God bless America!

Daddies little girl!

Jillian is daddies little girl! She has Bob wrapped around her little finger. One flash of her toothy smile and I believe that she could get whatever she wanted. In this picture she is waving "bye" "bye". She is now trying to say "bye" "bye".

World's greatest boy!

Dylan is a handy guy to have around. I walked into the kitchen the other day and he was cradeling Jillian in his arms feeding her a bottle. He loves his little sister so much! Jillian adores Dylan and follows him around everywhere.

Little mess!

Jillian gets into everything! Her favorite thing is the newspaper. After I finish reading the paper and browsing through the flyers I hand it over to Jillian. She will throw the paper all over the living room floor and dive into the pile. The sound of all the paper thrills her. She uses her "Waggoner" lungs and squeals as loud as she can. The last thing she does is proceed to eat it the newspaper! A day in the life of Jillian is so exciting.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Back to School!

Dylan started the new school year at St. Matthew Preschool today. He is in the Pre K class this year. There are 16 kids in his class. Three of the kids were in his 3 & 4 's class from last year and one boy attends the same YMCA swimming class as Dylan. Of course he had to tell everyone at school about his new Lightning McQueen back pack. Then he went on to tell them about the movie as well. Lightning McQueen is his new "favorite" thing. There are too many "favorite" things for me to keep up with.

Beep! Beep! Here Comes Jillian!

Jillian loves her new car! Let me tell you she is quite the little driver. The walls and base boards are looking a little banged up. She doesn't yeild to feet either.

Jillian also started walking really well all by herself this past weekend. Her little legs go faster than her body can keep up. The crawling days are over and the running days are just around the corner.