Tuesday, November 25, 2008

2nd Annual Pamela Burke 5k

The elementary school that my mother-in-law used to work at held their 2nd anuual 5k to raise money for breast cancer research. It was a lovely day, which is only appropriate because Pam was SUCH a lovely person. The type of person that (I know this is cliche) lit up any room the minute she walked in....she really did! We all miss her dearly and are so grateful that others were so touched by her that they've started a 5k in her name! She was beautiful, classy, sweet, fun.....there are too many good qualities to name here. We love & miss you Pam!!
Zack thanked everyone for being there and spoke about what a wonderful woman his mother was. Zack & I Cousin Sarah & Ethan

Monday, November 10, 2008

Gramps is 85!

I was fortunate enough to spend a few days with my wonderful Grandpa, mom & 2 of my sisters in Ohio this past weekend. We were able to celebrate my Grandpa's 85th birthday, which was a great experience! He's had such an amazing, full life and is a great example to everyone he meets. I'm so grateful to have him as a Grandfather. I have so many special memories from my childhood because of him - he makes everyone around him feel special.....and most importantly, I have always equated my Grandpa with FUN! He's got a great sense of humor, a deep appreciation for family, and he always tells us wonderful stories about how much he loves his dear wife (who passed away a few years back) He makes me proud to be his grand-daughter!
Just one of the several (free!) birthday desserts he received this weekend :)
Grandpa & Mom Me & Grandpa (remember, I didn't eat too much....I'm pregnant!) Opening his presents
Uncle David, Jen, Lizzy, Me, Mom & Gramps
Cute Bday cake made by my Grandpa's good friends, the Parrs.
The whole gang doing what we do best....eating out ;)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


It sure was a busy day. Here's what we did...
Ethan took part in his Halloween parade at his elementary school
Then we carved 2 pumpkins (quickly! While Spence napped) ;)
Ethan got a pretty good shot of my 8 month belly! Yikes.
Spencer freaked out at first when put in his Chewbacca costume....probably pretty itchy in there!
Cute little wookie-foot
He cheered up once we got outside. He was the hit of the night! Everyone chuckled as he passed :)
Check out that mullet sticking out the bottom!!
Ethan forced me to take pictures of him, acting like a real stormtrooper...such a ham!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Very short trip to the Pumpkin Patch

I only was able to get 2 pictures from the pumpkin patch (I've added lots of fall colors to this post to make up for the lack of good pictures) ;)
I promised Ethan we'd go that day, and I forgot that Zack had a lacrosse game to coach, right in the middle of the day.
The mood of the trip was cast when Spencer took a big spill in the dirt.
Which he really didn't like......

So it was a short trip, to say the least.

Here's my good child....posing with the pumpkins. On the lovely crates. ;)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Word to the Wise....Part 2!

I'm full of advice these days.
So never turn on your shower, realize you forgot a towel and run real quick down the hall to get one.... this could happen to you too! :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

I did this.....

All by myself......
In a matter of about 30 mins.....It's gotta be the pregnancy.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Word to the Wise.....

Putting your child in a shirt that says
doesn't mean your child will become
In fact, it may have the exact opposite effect....
The term IRONIC came to mind several times today ;)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ethan's Photo Shoot

Ethan reallllllllly wanted to take some pictures this evening. Here's the magic he captured:
My poor pots.....they're lonely cuz their flower friends always DIE :(
Ethan told me he was only getting Spencer in the frame! But now that I think of it, 5 yr olds don't know what "frames" are do they????Mmmmm....yeah - if I knew I was being photographed, I wouldn't have looked so bored ;) His abstract art collection ;) The famed photographer Actually, a really cool shot of Spence!
Gross. His face isn't always so boogie-ish, I swear..... Think I dozed off for a sec in this one..... :)
I had to take just one! So glad I did....capturing these two movers in action ain't easy!!!