Thursday, July 31, 2008

Grayson's Baptism...

You can probably guess from the title of this one that Grayson got baptized. He was baptized this past Sunday. It was really special because Frank was able to baptize sweet!! Here are some pics from the day...
"They're gonna do what???"

The big boy with Daddy...

Our family...
Align CenterGrayson and I with the Pastoral Staff at St. Mark's.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Mom and I went to Chicago last week for a few days for a market and to celebrate my birthday. We had a blast!!! It was so nice to just have a girl trip. Before I share my RANDOM assortment of pictures, let me preface by saying that these were all taken on my phone, so please excuse the quality. Most of them were also taken on a moving bus! We love the double decker tour buses, so we rode one a couple of days that we were there. We actually got sunburned on it!!! It takes a very very pasty white folks to leave the south and get sunburned at one of the Great Lakes!!!
Now, without further ado...the pics:
This one speaks for itself...LOVE Macy's!Don't know the name of this building, but it was designed during prohibition to resemble a bottle of champagne.

The next 2 pics are just for Gale...the home of canvases.

9 Dragon Wall in China Town

Oprah's Studio

No idea what buildings these are, but it was a nice pic...

Trump Towers. This is the one that Bill from "The Apprentice" is the project manager for.

The Wrigley Building.

The theater that housed "Wicked"

This one is for Jeff and Emily
I couldn't imagine CVSing if I had to walk several blocks to the store and the haul all of my bags home on public transportation. I just don't think I'm a big city gal!

We saw 2 shows while in CTown. The first was "Jersey Boys." FANTASTIC!!! It had quite a bit of language (which I could have definitely done without), but it was outstanding. Oh, and Abbey, I saw a sign that "Buddy" is coming soon...I just laughed!!!

We also saw "Wicked." I've been wanting to see this one for a while, and I wasn't disappointed! It was phenomenal! I love going to the theater!!!

Corn Cob Towers...

Navy Pier

The Trib

The Apple Store...people were lined up around the block to get the new phone!

This was just neat. You can't tell from the pic, but the entire dress is made of snack wrappers, like Lay's, Coke, etc.

The Flamingo

I thought this was a particularly good pic of the skyline considering the bus was moving! That closest building is Soldier field and the Sears Tower (or the Hancock Building...not sure which!) in the back.

Our Hotel. The Hilton. This is where the President stays when he visits because the helipad opens directly into his suite! has a name, I forgot it!

Boats in Lake Michigan

NBC studios

Monday, July 21, 2008

Just like Mommy...

Those of you that know me well know that I can often be seen with a Diet Coke in my hand. Well, when I'm drinking my morning Diet Coke, I leave it on the kitchen counter where little hands cannot reach it (or so I thought). A couple of days ago I was changing Grayson's diaper, and I heard Caden. He was saying, "Juice, Juice!" When I walked out, he was coming toward me with an empty Diet Coke can, and this is what he looked like:
Life with boys is NEVER dull!!!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Excitment you've all been waiting for...

I mentioned in my last post that I would have something exciting to share in my next post. I would like to invite all of you to visit my new "blog shop." I have wanted to do something like this for some time now, but this summer I have finally had the time to get everything together and going. I have had MORE fun making all of the items and creating the blog, so I hope you enjoy looking around!! So, without further ado, I would like to introduce...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A whole hodgepodge of things...

I know, I know, it's been a week since I last posted! I'll have something exciting for ya on my next post. (NO, I'M NOT don't even let your mind go there!) I thought I would satiate your blogging needs by giving you some of our recent pics...
Cheezy smile!

Dog whisperer...

Family Foto on the Fourth (like the alliteration??)

Loves to say "CHEESE!!!" for the camera...

What a HUNK!!!

Brothers...Apparently Caden likes his personal space!!

Cuties!! Do you like the matching outfits I made???

Here is my product commercial for the day: I don't even remember what this bath thingie is called, but I LOVE IT!!! It makes bath time SOOOOOOOO much easier!

Bath time buddies...

And when I take Grayson out, Caden climbs in!! He can get in, but he can't get out. So he starts saying, "I stuck...Mommy, I stuck."

Monday, July 7, 2008

This is how we color...

Caden really likes to get in his chair at the table and "color." You'll notice from these pictures that he is QUITE advanced for a 2 year old. To color, Caden hands you a color and tells you what to draw. Then he'll take the crayon and add his own touches. Here are the pages from a recent session. (sorry one of them is turned the wrong way!)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Grayson's latest photos...

If you're interested in seeing the proofs from Grayson's latest photo session, go to:
Amy Johnson Photography
click on "Client Proofing"
Enter the password: emily
click "submit"
Amy is wonderful!! If you're in the area and looking for a good photographer, I would HIGHLY recommend her.

Caden's first Swim...

Yeah, I know, he's almost 2 1/2, but this was his first time in a real (not kiddie) pool. He absolutely LOVED it!! We'll definitely have to be doing this some more. Frank's youth had a swimming get together last night, so we seized the opportunity to get Caden in the pool. I think that he wants to give me a heart attack at an early age...the boy has NO fear!!! He was all about jumping off the side of the pool, but I don't think he has very good depth perception yet. He would jump, but not out. Frank would basically just grab him in mid air and pull him out into the pool. It was quite fun!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Supper Club...

I love our Sunday School Class! We try to get together once a month outside of church for "supper club." We all go in together and hire a couple of babysitters for the kiddos, and then we have just a great time together! This time we went to Mac and Ashley's and had a cookout. We even did fun!!! Here are some pics from the evening...

Poor baby...he just sweats ALL of the time!!