Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Beautiful Arizona Sunset
December 14, 2008

Tonight there was a beautiful sunset! I took this outside our Master Bedroom Patio!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

*Jack Ryan McConnell*
December 11, 2008
Tonight Jack was SUCH a great boy! I just had to blog it!!! He helped me cook dinner tonight. We made a Mock Chicken Fried Steak w/ Elk meat and breaded it with a corn meal flour mix. Jack helped out a ton, he cracked the eggs mixed the milk in. I made the patties from the elk burger and he dipped them in the egg mix and then in the corn meal mix. He also helped me make corn bread and asparagus. While dinner was cooking he pulled the chair over to the sink and filled it with soap and water, and started to wash the dishes. He said "Look Mom I learned how to wash dishes from watching you!" He asked if it could be his new chore! He just started another new chore today of taking out the trash. He saw a commercial of a boy his age taking out the trash and he asked if he could start taking it out! He is such a great kid!
Jack making the patties!

Jack washing the dishes! He is 4 1/2 years old now and I just can't believe it! He is growing up SO fast!
I Love you Jack!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


November 27, 2008
(~November 29, 2008~)

We had a GREAT Thanksgiving! Jessica AKA Auntie Boook came to visit us. Ryan was away on Thanksgiving Day so we made our family Thanksgiving on Saturday the 29th. This was my 1st attempt at making Thanksgiving dinner. I had SO much fun and can't wait to do it next year!
Our pretty table!
Gillian digging in for some snacks! mmmm veggies
Jack, Gillian and Daddy ALL on top of Poor Auntie Boook. My 1st Turkey I have ever made! Ryan carving the Turkey!Mmm Look at all that food! I had SO much fun cooking and planning for this meal! Jess taking a picture of Ryan filling the kids plates. This was only the 2nd time we have eaten in the formal dining room! (note: sheet below Gillian!)
Family Thanksgiving Photo! Ryan, Jess and Jack eating Thanksgiving dinner! (Gillian went to bed right after above photo was taken! Poor Girl was SO tired!!)Jack and Auntie Boook eating Thanksgiving Dinner!
Daddy and Jack breaking the Wish Bone!
It wouldn't break!!! SO this is how you make it break!!! Jess and I (Ryan was being such a goof and I couldn't stop laughing so that's why I look so silly in the pic!)
Jack and Mr. Bear (remember him from another blog post?) eating Mommy's Home Made Pumpkin Pie! mmmmmm (I also made Apple Pie too!) Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!! We sure did! Thanks Jess so much for coming and spending Thanksgiving with us!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Gillian is 17 Month's Old!!!!

November 27, 2008

Gillian's Fun Day at the Park!

I took her to the park the other day to feed the ducks. She had such a fun time! She would say "Here you go?" "Quack Quack" After all the bread was gone we went and played at the playground. What a fun day! Kelly, Cameron, Katie, Alexis and Grayson met us at the park as well!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Mr. Bears visit to Jack's house!
November 24-30, 2008
Mr. Bear is a Teddy Bear who lives at the PreSchool and goes home to each of the kids house for a long week or weekend. And has been doing so for 3 years. This was Jack's week with Mr. Bear. He was so excited to have Mr. Bear for Thanksgiving. At the end of Mr. Bears visit I had to print out pictures and write a journal entry into Mr. Bears Journal. This is such a fun and creative idea! I just LOVE Jack's School!!!
Jack took Mr. Bear for a ride on his Tricycle. Mr. Bear and Jack all cozy in bed.
Jack reading a FANTASTIC book called A Story For Bear By Dennis Haseley & Jim LaMarche
Great book very sweet! Jack and Mr. Bear in the Parking Garage at the Airport to pick up Auntie Boook.Jack and Mr. Bear on a walk to the Park!
We had so much fun with Mr. Bear! We will miss him!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pee Pee in the Potty!!!

So Gillian is doing SO good with potty training! She has advanced so much even in the last week. She has does NOT like diapers and wants to run around naked so I thought that maybe she is ready for Big Girl underwear! I got her some Princess Underwear and she loves them!!! The other day we went to Jack's school for his Thanksgiving Celebration and she said "Poop Poo Mommy!" And wanted to go to the potty. I asked her if she could wait until we got home and she said "Yes" and I was thinking that she would just go in her diaper. BUT NO she waited until we got home and Poop Pooed in the potty! Today at the park she told me again that she needed too "Poo Poo" and I again asked to wait until we got home and guess what she waited and went into the potty! I am SOOOO proud of her!

Gillian SO proud of her new Underwear!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Family Photo Shoot!
November 8, 2008
By Pure Child Photography ~Miki DeVivo


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