Sunday, November 29, 2009

3 Little Turkeys

For Thanksgiving this year we headed up to Fort Wayne to spend some time with BC's family. Terri had prepared a wonderful dinner, but after all of the pre dinner food, we could only eat so much! I made my first apple pie (from scratch!) for the big day...they say it was good, so I'll just have to keep baking:) Declan had fun with his cousins, although he and Erin both took naps during dinner! Here's the 3 little turkeys...Declan, Emily (3) and Erin (21 months) munchin' and with Grandad!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Sock Bandit

We were struck by the Sock Bandit last week! As I was in the shower Declan decided that all of dad's socks should no longer stay in the sock drawer, but hang out by the toilet:) It was so funny to watch him walk past me with his arms full of socks and dump them in the corner. As you can see, BC has quite a lot of socks, so you can imagine it took many trips to unload them all. Declan was so proud and all I could do was tell him good job and clap for him!

Arm work out

Here's dad and Dec working out their arms with my exercise ball:) His little arms are so funny to watch!

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Monday, November 16, 2009

17 months old!

Wow! Our little guy is 17 months old today:) He's at such a fun age and now that all 16 teeth are in our grouchy days are far and few between. Declan has been sleeping through the night (8ish to 7:30) for almost 2 months now, wonderful!! He has added blueberries, grapes and mango to his fruit list, still loves hummus, peas and boca burgers and he's even had some peanut butter on crackers with dad! He is signing for "more", "water", "eat", "cookie" and "cheese". He knows where his nose, mouth (he says "mou" for mouth), head, eyes, hair, tongue, teeth, feet, hands, toes and belly are. He'll tell you that a chicken says "bawk bawk", he sticks out his tongue for a snake and pants for a dog:) He likes to color, play with his tractor and farm animals and still loves reading his books. We love you boo!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Declan and the dolphins

I love the way he says "whoa" when the dolphins swim by! video

Dec goes to Chicago!

This past week we went up to Chicago with BC (he had training for work) for a couple of days. The first day we were there Dec and I made the 1.9 mile walk to the Shedd Aquarium. It was a little chilly and he looked miserable, but we made it! Once we got inside and he was out of his stroller he had the best time:) He loved putting his hands on the glass to get a better look at the fish. He didn't like the dark shark tank to well, but had so much fun at the dolphin tank. The beluga whales were so awesome. Dec even took home his own beluga:) We spent about 3 hours there and could easily go back again. It didn't take him long to fall asleep on the way back, good thing he had beluga to keep him warm! That night we went to Rain Forrest Cafe for dinner. Declan loved the waterfalls and jungle animals. The aquarium next to our table was cool too. But the balloon animal dog was by far the coolest:)

The second day we went down to Navy Pier (Dec slept through it) and to the Magnificent Mile. We even visited the Lego store:)

We had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back in December!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

One more...

This is what happens when you tell Declan he can have one more...

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(I wish BC would have told me my butt looked big in these jeans before we left!)

Boo's 2nd Trick or Treat

Last night was Dec's second Halloween! We went down to Lockerbie Square to go trick or treating (after we had some Bazbeaux's pizza of course). Declan was a train conductor and he wore his hat all night long, dad found him an Elmo bucket, which he didn't let go of!! He seemed to enjoy picking his own candy and putting it in his bucket, but next year we're going to have to have a talk about which candy he should choose...he kept grabbing Almond Joy bars...yuck!

BC even got his "Halloween Beer" again:)