Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Tribute to My Dad!

If anyone is still following my blog you know that I have been horrible at blogging! I think my dad was my biggest follower. So, Dad, this is for you! I am going to go through my pictures from the Summer and Fall and get this blog up-to-date! It may take me a couple of months but I will get it done! :) Oh, how I wish I could get one last call from you ... "Jamie, it is your dad...you haven't updated the blog in 31 days, please do so soon! Love you, Dad" These are typical messages I would get from him. He loved showing his customers the blog (even though I told him they probably didn't care! :) Such a grandparent thing to do ... show off his grandkids!





































We love you so much and miss you like crazy! I find peace in knowing that you are looking down on us with that big cheesy smile of yours! :)



In loving Memory of John Jameson -- August 14, 1945-September 11, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Birthday, Brody!



















We had a fun time celebrating Brody's 3rd birthday at Chuck E Cheese's (unforunately it rained so we couldn't go to Como Zoo as planned) and then a small birthday party of home! I can't believe Brody is 3! He is such a boy and keeps us moving at all times! We wouldn't have any other way!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Easter!

The only picture we got of them both somewhat looking at the camera and they both look mad!











Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nora's first hair cut!

Before


After



Although it is hard to tell in the pictures she really did get a hair cut. It evened things out into a little "Bob" haircut! :) She did great but had a couple of tears at the end but nothing that her paci couldn't fix!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Feeding the ducks!

We enjoyed an 85 degree day in Iowa and Brody got to feed the ducks with PaPa!

Best Friends







Brody and Nora's relationship has really blossomed over the last couple of months. They really do enjoy playing together and it is so nice that they are starting to entertain each other. Everyone told me that when you have kids this close together in age that the first year is really hard but after that they will play together and you will be glad that they are close together. I am starting to believe it! :)

Brody is potty trained!

Who doesn't talk on the phone while going potty!?!

I am very behind on my blogging! Brody is potty trained (at the beginning of March). It only took him a couple of days and he knew what to do. We are so proud of him and pleasantly surprised that it was so easy! I am sure we will be in for it with Nora!! :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day!


I needed a green beer after trying to take this picture ... couldn't get them to keep the hats on and then look at the camera at the same time. Oh well -- this is the best we could do! Happy St Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mickey Mouse ears


Even though Nora didn't get to go to Disney she still got lots of presents and looks adorable in her Mickey Mouse ears! :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Disney World






Out of the blue Frank mentioned that he was going to Orlando for work and suggested I bring the family down for a short trip to Disney. After thinking this through we decided it was better to leave Nora at home with grandma and just bring Brody for his first trip to Disney. Although, I felt a little guilty about leaving Nora behind it worked out for the best. We had a great time spending some one on one time with just Brody and Nora had so much fun with grandma!!

Here are a couple of highlights from the trip ... can't wait to go back once the kids are a little older!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New specs for Brody!


Brody got new glasses this weekend. We have been trying to correct a mild crossed eye but patching isn't working so we moved onto glasses. He is doing really well with them and looks pretty darn cute in his new specs!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday, Nora!






We had a great time celebrating Nora's 1st birthday on Saturday with family and good friends. Nora really enjoyed all the special attention she received and enjoyed her first cupcake! Happy 1st birthday baby!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Nora's first year!

Happy Birthday to my sweet Nora! Can't believe her first year has passed! Here are some highlights of the fun year we have had watching Nora blossom into such a happy little lady! We will be celebarting her brithday on Saturday!


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Monday, January 10, 2011

On Wisconsin!


Nora and her friend, Catherine, gearing up for the big game ... essential game day attire -- pacifiers!!



Although the Badgers did not pull out a Win we still had fun watching them make it to the Rose Bowl and watching them play! Daddy and his little Badgers! We will give daddy this one since the Hawkeyes couldn't make their way to the Rose Bowl! :)