Tuesday, August 26, 2008

August 23, 3008 - Baby Kivrin Anne, our new niece/cousin is born!

The most possible exciting news came about 3:30 am Saturday early morning when Lissa called Mama to tell her that she was at the hospital and going to be having she and Dan's first child soon!
Kivrin Anne was born on August 23, 2008 at 6:44 a.m. She weighed 8.5 lb and is 20.75 inches long.

Such a beautiful little girl!

Aunt Leigh Anne can't wait to go visit her for the first time this weekend and Colin is excited to meet his new baby cousin in a few weeks too (Colin gets to hang out this weekend w/ Papa so Mama can fly to KS to be extra help/support for the new parents!)


See Kivrin grow at: www.kivrinanne.com

Here's some pictures of Kivrin's first week in the world... Mama had a wonderful time meeting her new niece, visiting and helping the new parents on her trip to KS!

August 21, 2008 - playing hookie at the art museum

Okay, so we didn't really play hookie today... Colin's day care was closed for teacher training so Mama took off work for a fun day with Colin before she left for Alex and Jason's wedding in Minneapolis for the weekend. We were able to spend some time with David before he left for NYC to start grad school as well!! At the Milwaukee Art Museum overlooking Lake Michigan on a perfect day!

Amazing architecture of the Quadracci Pavilion designed by Santiago Calatrava

David and Colin taking a rest before we go to check out the Gilbert & George exhibit

Outside the museum and on our way to a fabulous lunch sitting outside at Buckley's Kiskeam Inn (where you must try the green bean blue, tis fabulous!)

August 16, 2008 - summer festival food favorite

grilled corn in the husk.... (and ok, the peas are actually from home :)
...and even better than festival food, hanging out w/ Mama and listening to the festival music!

August 9, 2008 - Cool Superman

Colin loves his Superman shirt from Daddy... and loves even more to be a 'cool dude' with his shades on this summer

Friday, August 08, 2008

August 8, 2008 - tree hugger

Colin (and Mama's) favorite song atm... which he sings extremely loud in the car holding his hand as his microphone- thanks Lis and Dan for the introduction (and Dan for the french verse translation below :)

en français
Et le jackalope a dit"Je voudrais être un yétiPour voler dans la nuitEt m'en aller loin d'ici"Mais le yéti a dit"Je voudrais être un monstre marinPour pouvoir rentrer dans la merDe tous les requins"
en Anglais
And the jackalope said"I want to be a yétiTo fly in the nightAnd me go far from here"But yéti said"I want to be a sea monsterTo return to the sea
Of all the sharks"

August 2, 2008 - fauxhawk

It's Colin's new look

August 2, 2008 - saturday at the library and farmer's market!

Colin and Brendan participating in the actions of the story hour
Leigh Anne holding baby Katie who is getting so big!
The boys share the stroller bench while Katie takes them for a ride
At the market- Brendan and Colin sharing some popcorn

Colin met Brennie and Baby Katie at the library this morning for a story time and lots of playing at the train table in the children's room while the Mamas caught up and then we all went to the 'Stallis farmer's market for some yummy produce (and maybe a lunch of hot dogs and snow cones :)

July 31, 2008 - sprinkler fun

Colin loves swimming but is still skeptical of the sprinkler and the hose; he was cautiously trying out the sprinkler tonight while we tried to save our very dry front lawn!