Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Morning 2010

We had a great Christmas this year. Here are some pictures from our morning. Later in the day, we went to a church family's home for a FABULOUS meal! The boys had fun openning, we had the traditional Coutant Christmas breakfast, and Mommy loved putting the boys' new matching robes and clothes on them :)

Caleb is walking!

Just before Christmas, Caleb decided to start walking. It was so perfect to us that he took his first steps with a book in hand. He LOVES books and I think it was his desire for Mommy to read the book that made him forget what he was doing and start walking :) He's still very unsteady on his feet, but oh so fun to watch. We also caught his other favorite...animals and the noises they make. I love this!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Family Pic

We just had some friends over for Saturday morning breakfast and they took a rare picture of all four of us :)

Snowy days in Kiltarlity

We barely made it back to Kiltarlity in time for Sunday morning's service, but we're here and loving the snow from our home base. Here are a few photos of our snowy day activities. First, the boys LOVED ''sledging'' on the drive up to our house. I thought they were precious on it all together. The boys also took to playing ''train'' in a box and laundry basic. Caleb was the caboose and Dan made sure that they had all the supplies needed for the journey.

Finally, the biggest hit recently was making a gingerbread house. Dan is SO proud of it! After we finished he asked Joe multiple times, ''Daddy, you want to come look at my gingerbread house with me?'' I'm not sure if the enthusiasm is for the artistic accomplishment or for the hope of eating it later :) We had alot of fun over two days making the gingerbread itself, then constructing and decorating. I definitely recommend this project for those with 3 year olds (and older!).

Snow in St. Andrews

Well, we all went to St. Andrews for two weeks at the end of November for Joe to get some work done. We never thought that we'd see our first snow of the winter while there! It snowed ALOT! When I look at this picture of Dan and Caleb in the stroller all I can do is laugh! It was so cold that we put Joe's wool sweater over Dan's coat and many other layers. Ha! I laughed the whole walk to town and laugh more when I saw people grin at the sight of him :)

We also celebrated Thanksgiving while there with some American friends. The moms are missing in this picture, but here is our Thanksgiving crew.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Dan and Caleb (now) spend alot of time building with blocks. Dan makes all kinds of houses, towers, and more. Caleb just started placing all of the blocks into this little house and is so proud of himself when he does. It may not look like much, but it's always so amazing to me to see children who couldn't do something yesterday, start plowing away at that very thing the next. Always changing! This video is a good example of Dan and Caleb's time together these days. We're obviously working with Dan on sharing and not always snatching things from Caleb's little hands. Likeise, Caleb loves to tear apart traintracks and buildings that Dan has meticulously put together. Awwww....brotherhood :) Enjoy.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Guitar Boy

Speaking of loves....Dan also LOVES instruments. I mentioned this to a friend and she rushed this into the car the other day saying that we should borrow it for a bit. Well, Dan is THRILLED with it. Mommy and Daddy thought it was cute the first time he played it, and now we have a ''You may play it without touching THAT button rule'' :)

Caleb's new love...

Our boys are certainly little men....they love activity and sports and this starts early. Here is a little video of Caleb chasing a ball around our living room. Please excuse the mess in the room and take a peek in to my afternoons.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Dan turned three yesterday! We enjoyed celebrating yesterday as well as Saturday. On Saturday, we had a wee party for our big guy! We ended up having alot of friends from church. The youth from the church came and made it extra special for Dan. They were so sweet to him. We had chili and Mickey Mouse chocolate cake (we've been talking about it for weeks!). It was a packed house, and Dan loved every minute of it. Happy Birthday sweet boy!

Birthday morning Mickey Mouse pancakes!

Dr. Dan

I had so much fun making this cake!

''Happy Birthday to You!''

Blowing still involves a bit of spitting for Dan, so after the first try Mommy helped out a bit :)


Caleb's little friend...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Caleb is ONE!

Yesterday we celebrated Caleb's first birthday. It's so hard to believe that a year has gone by so fast. I think I posted these pictures in the order that they were taken. So, we started our little guy's day with some birthday milk (he's a bottle boy now). He then showed off his walking skills (with Daddy's help) and danced to one of our favorite songs with Dan. We then had birthday muffins and presents. He enjoyed his first muffin and had fun with the presents (especially the wrapping paper :) Dan was so excited too! We had a great day and many visitors throughout. We love our Caleb. Happy Birthday sweet boy!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday afternoon walk

We know a woman who owns ponies. We had a great walk to go feed them on Sunday. The boys LOVED it!!!!!

Caleb-boo (a favorite nickname at our house)

Cutie pie!

He's ready to go outside and mommy needed a spot to put him down while I got big brother ready.

Someone gave us a big bag of apples from their apple tree. Caleb found the bag and was so delighted to have his pick of many, many apples. He sneakily took bites out of lots of choice apples. It was so cute that I didn't have the heart to take them away :)

Danny Boy

Our big boy

Here is Dan with two of his friends at a park. I couldn't resist the picture of a redhead, brunette, and our little blondie.

Amazing rainbow! This was taken from our driveway.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Caleb's Book

It's hard to believe it, but our little Caleb will be one year old at the end of this month. Joe and I have also been amazed at how much Caleb has developed in the last few weeks. All of a sudden he seems to understand more, communicate more and enjoy more. Right now, his absolute favorite thing is his ''baby book''. It is a little book about babies and it ends with a little mirror so that he can see himself. If you ask him to go find his baby book, he gets really excited and tries to search for it. If you then read it to him, he repeatedly puts it in your face and says, ''Moe...Moe...'' asking for it to be read more :) It really is precious. This video captures his love for the book and his excitement about big brother Dan.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Growing Boys

The boys are growing and changing so much these days! Caleb is cruising along furniture now and Dan is verbalizing so much more. Here are some fun pictures of my sweeties.