Friday, October 31

Fun in Tennessee

We just got back from a week-long trip to the Schassberger place. We had 8 adults and 4 children <2yrs in the house. It was lots of fun and very, very busy. We visited with some friends, admired the lovely surroundings and introduced our boy to some Chattanooga favorites (Paige mostly stayed inside - warm and cozy with her Nonna & Poppy). I'm not quite the shutterbug Sarah & Brandon are (between my dad & us kids, we took 1200+ pics in a week!!), but I picked out a few cute ones to share.

Pumpkin Patch playground

Ribs at Sticky Fingers (finger-lickin' good!)

Scrabble (future wordsmith???)

Tennessee Aquarium

Baby chortles

Good times in the kitchen

Tuesday, October 28

How Dustin Spent his Vacation

Seth and Paige spent their time quite differently.
Photos to follow soon :)

Sunday, October 26

What on Earth

I recently got a package in the mail from our insurance agent. There wasn't a note, just this thing. Confused, of course, I looked at it and said "WHAA?"

I pushed the buttons and found lights. Thinking it was some sort of emergency 'kit' for the car, I let Seth turn on the flashing red lights for a while. Then when I was showing it to Dustin that evening, I started looking more closely...and holy moly! This thing is a weapon!
I was (and still am!) a bit shocked. Who gets a gift from their insurance agent complete with knife, dart, spike, whistle, LED and strobe lights?!
And now I don't know what to do with it. It's not exactly the sort of thing I can drop off at Goodwill, you know?

Sunday, October 12


With the weather being chilly & wet this week, we didn't get to spend much time outside. I dug deep into my bag of tricks and produced a fairly recognizable balloon dog for Seth. Who knew I had such a talent for twisting rubber?! Paige's hat turned out I was trying for a flower on the hat but gave up and just made it as tall as possible :) I really liked how the static made her wisps fly up.

Wednesday, October 8

4 Months and Growing

Paige is growing along - up to 12 pounds 8 ounces and 24.5 inches long. That's 2 pounds and 2 inches in 2 months! She can also get her entire fist into her mouth, as shown above :)

Sunday, October 5

Herb Garden Fun

Having our first kitchen window, Seth & I decided a window sill garden experiment was absolutely necessary. With several tiny pots, we planted seeds of parsley, dill, basil, thyme & calendula. Our experiment = success; every pot is green & growing and Seth greatly enjoys holding, smelling, plucking & dirt-robbing the herbs. Happiness all around!

Thursday, October 2

Lovely Blue Eyes

Paige is also in that entertaining stage when she rolls over as soon as she's put down to sleep...and then whines about it until you come roll her back over. Here she is in 'action' - notice her thumb not leaving her mouth :)

tush in the air, hips to the side & wahlah - I'm on my back!