Saturday, October 31, 2009


Thursday night we carved up our pumpkin...Declan helped me design his face and then helped dad take out the guts and cut out the pieces! He liked to look into the pumpkin and put the lid back on, but he loved it when we lit the candle inside! Of course he wanted to blow it out! And after we left it lit on our front porch we went inside to watch The Great Pumpkin:)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Declan picks a pumpkin!

This past Sunday we took Declan to pick out his pumpkin! He had a lot of fun touching all of the pumpkins, trying to pick them up and smelling the flowers:) We came home with an awesome pumpkin!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday Night Lights

Friday night we all stopped by Pita Pit (it was my birthday dinner and it was so good) before heading to Roncalli High School to watch some football! No, Declan is not a future Rebel, we had been wanting to go to a game and Bishop Chatard and Cathedral both had away games. It was Roncalli's homecoming so there were lots of people, fireworks and a ton of helium balloons that kept getting let go, Declan loved it! It was quite cold and a little drizzly, but he braved it all the way til the 4th quarter:) Here's a few pics from our night...

at Pita Pit with dad

such a good view!

watching the fireworks

enjoying the game with mama:)

Go Rebels!

Friday, October 16, 2009

16 months old!!

Declan is 16 months old today!! He had his 15 month check up a few weeks ago and weighed in at 24 lbs and 2 oz and is 31 and 1/2 inches in length. He now has 15 teeth and even visited the dentist for the first time on Tuesday. He didn't really know what to think about that visit, but everything looks good:) Some of his favorite things to do now are...color, blow out all of the candles in the house (no, they are not lit), play with his new tractor and farm animals and he still loves to read and pull out all of our books from the book shelves! He got some new shoes the other day, BC picked them out and they are too cute! We feel so blessed to have such an awesome little boy...we love you boo!

love me some flowers!!

So today I turned 29 again:) My parents sent me some beautiful flowers (there's even a yellow rose in the middle!) and BC surprised us by coming home for lunch...with flowers!! I love having fresh flowers in the house:)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yo Gabba Gabba's dancey dance time!! Here's Dec dancing with the Yo Gabba Gabba crew:)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Declan's first trim

...and I say trim because it really wasn't a "cut", we just took a bit off of the front:) I'll have to trim up the back another day, he wouldn't sit still long enough! He made it almost 16 months without a trim (he'll be 16 months on the birthday), but we have family pictures this weekend so it had to be done!! Here's his before...

and during...

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Declan has recently learned how to blow and he loves to "blow out" candles. Well, to be honest, he'll stand in the middle of the kitchen and blow:) It's so funny, he makes the best little face and noise!

Weekend away

Last weekend BC and I traveled to Warm Springs, VA for one of his best friends wedding, Joe Michaels. Just to let you know what a good friend Joe is, it was the first time we have ever left Declan!! We knew he was in good hands (Gma and Gpa Butler came down for the weekend), but it was still quite hard. My tears were minimal though:) We left Thursday night after Dec went to bed and didn't get home until Sunday evening! BC and I had a wonderful time (he drove both ways, 7 1/2 hours) in VA. We stayed in the cutest Bed & Breakfast and they made us the best breakfast:) It was a beautiful wedding/reception and we wish Joe and Kerry the very best! Here's our room at the Vine Cottage Inn and below are some pictures of the Homestead (it was just like the place in Dirty Dancing).

John (BC's cousin) came in for the wedding too. Here's Joe, BC and John the night before the wedding and the three of us at The Player's Pub in the Homestead.

BC and I with the happy couple!

22 presidents have stayed at the Homestead...this is the one BC decided to have his picture taken with!!

Eat the cheese Aunt Tammy!

Declan was just trying to share his cheese, but Aunt Tam wasn't having it!