Monday, January 26, 2009

Helping Mommy?!

I found Dylan standing the dishwasher this morning & quickly snapped a picture. Then I remembered an almost identical picture of Savannah about the same age... 

Saying Goodbye to the Butterflies

Savannah got a really cool "Butterfly Bungalow" from Auntie KK, Uncle Kevin & Coco for Christmas.  It came with butterfly larvae, which turned into caterpillars, then cocoons & eventually 9 butterflies. Savannah named each and every butterfly & feeds them everyday. Seeing as the butterflies are only expected to live about 2 weeks, I decided that maybe we could let them go outside last week while it was warm, so we didn't have to deal with the sad reality of them all dying.  Savannah was all for the idea of letting her new friends go play outside, until she realized it was permanent and that she wouldn't see them again... then the meltdown occured (she is bawling in the bottom picture).  It turns out the butterflies really didn't want to leave--- after an hour not one had flown out of the tent. So back inside they went up to Savannah's bedroom. We have 5 butterflies left now-- one died on Savannah's watch and she actually handled it very well, much better than my attempt at freeing them! 

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Day at the Beach... IN JANUARY!!!

December brought us snow and freezing temperatures.  January brought much of the same early on… but in recent days it feels as though spring has sprung.  To capitalize on the unseasonable weather, we decided to head to the coast with our friends the DeNatale’s, along with Jacquelyn &  Miss Gianna. 

 The kids had so much fun building sand castles and making mud pies…most of which were probably eaten by Dylan. The weather was even warmer than we expected and the kids enjoyed playing in the waves-- even though we didn't think to bring swim suits!! We are so thankful for the break in the winter weather and look forward to future visits to Dillon Beach.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dylan's 1st Birthday Party

Happy 1st Birthday Dylan!!!

YES it is true-- Dylan is one year old today! This first year went by even more quickly the second time around and I can't believe my baby boy is one.  Here are some shots of the birthday boy we had taken yesterday...

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Daddy & Dylan

When Savannah was about 6 months old, her and I had some pictures taken by an amazing photographer here in Napa (posted below). Dylan & Mitch had pictures taken by the same photographer back in September and we finally got them. Here are a few of my favorites...

Mommy & Savannah... 3 years ago

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Christmas Festivities