Monday, September 14, 2009

August - Part 1

The month of August was another busy one for our family!  At the beginning of the month we celebrated Oliver’s 1st birthday!  Oliver is the son of Amanda & Tracey Westendorf…our good friends who also set us up on our first (blind) date.  DSC07597DSC07600

Addison had tons of fun playing with Oliver and Paloma…and especially loved riding around on Oliver’s toy truck!

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The rest of the month was filled with lots of fun trips to the park and play dates with friends!  Here are some pictures of the fun we had in August.

First, my parents discovered Addison’s love of corn on the cob!  Notice she has one on her plate too - and she ate every last bit of BOTH ears!DSC07575

Next up, a trip to the park with the Quinlans.

DSC07577                                                    Chase & Addison

DSC07579Reese & Sophie

Then a play date with the ABC gang :)

DSC07636Addison, Bridget & Chase

DSC07640Reese & Sophie

DSC07645The Quinlans & The Opsahls

DSC07651 Little troublemakers :)

DSC07656 In timeout together - as usual

DSC07657                        Jamie with the kids hanging on her…this was much funnier in person :)


A rare shot of Addison & Sophie where they’re both looking at the camera and no one is crying!!

Next up….the rest of our fun month!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Happy Grandparents Day!

Addison and Sophie are so blessed to have so many wonderful grandparents in their lives. 

Gaza & Kerpa, Nana & Papa, Great Grandma Rose & Great Grandpa Pat, Great Grandma Lorraine & Great Grandpa John, Great Grandma “GG” Norma, and Great-Great Grandma Lena (who will be celebrating her 101st birthday on the 23rd!!) … thank you so much for all you do to spoil our girls rotten!!  We’re all so blessed to have you in our lives.


Addison & Sophie

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"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies."

                                                                              - Rudolph Giuliani

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sophie’s Baptism

We started off August with a wonderful celebration of Sophie’s baptism into the Catholic church.  The baptism was held at St. George Church where Addison was baptized and where my mom worked for many years.  It was wonderful to celebrate somewhere with so much meaning to our family.

DSC07530 DSC07534DSC07542 With Father Felino

DSC07539 With Great Grandpa John, Great Grandma Lorraine, Papa Dave & Nana Denise

DSC07543 With Grandpa Dave & Grandma Cathy

DSC07547 With her godparents, Uncle David & Auntie Tricia

Following mass we headed back to our home (along with 50 family & friends) for lunch and more celebrating.  Of course we managed to sneak in some hydro racing too since it was Seafair Sunday :)DSC07558DSC07557

Before long Addison was out of her party dress and into her swimsuit for an afternoon in the pool!


Sophie, on the other hand, spent the afternoon snuggling with Auntie Tricia.


And playing with Grandpa too…DSC07573

We were so blessed to spend such a special day with our wonderful family and friends.

More July fun

Yes, I realize that it’s now September and I’m still updating about July but I’m trying my hardest to get caught up!!!

For anyone who grew up in Kent, the middle of July is synonymous with Kent Cornucopia Days.  This year Erik was golfing so I headed down with my sister and the two girls to meet up with my parents for the day.  While we were there we checked out all the booths and Addison got to see the fire trucks, which she absolutely loved!DSC07409 Oh…the things you do when you become a parent :)

DSC07413 DSC07414 Addison and mommy

DSC07415Addison and Auntie Tricia

The following week we spent a day with some friends at the KidsQuest Children’s Museum in Factoria.  This was a great location for toddlers…Addison had so much fun!

DSC07440DSC07443 Chase & Addison

DSC07446 Joey & Addison

DSC07447 Addison looking at me like I’m crazy as I try to convince her this ISN’T a swimming pool!

DSC07449 The ABC gang (Addison, Bridget & Chase) pushing the stroller to Red Robin

The last weekend in July we had a BBQ with the Parkers.  It had been a while since we’d all been together and it was CRAZY to see how big Miss Vera was getting!  I can’t believe she’ll be 1 in just two months.

DSC07478 DSC07485 Nate, Chrissy & Vera

DSC07495 Vera wasn’t too sure about Addison…

DSC07502Erik with Vera (8 months) and Sophie (2 months)

I’ll finish up with two cute shots of the girls with their Grandma and Grandpa.DSC07427 DSC07505