Wednesday, August 15, 2012


A little wrap up of Summer 2012. Completely Random!!! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Meet Evan in St. Louis!

Emerson & Eric took a little trip out to see Auntie Melanie, Uncle Todd and Evan (who celebrated the big ONE during the visit). Emerson had a blast. She got to hang out with Evan and got to see all the cool kid's stuff St. Louis has to offer. Most impressive was that the children's zoo is named EMERSON! Excellent daddy/ daughter bonding time!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Emerson spent a week at the outdoor Y taking lessons again. She has improved SOOOO much from last year! Plus, this year we took advantage of the open pool time after lessons so her and Bryce got to play in the water for the entire week!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Emerson, Bryce, Nanny, Papa Mickey and I all took a little vacay up to the MI. Lots of fun was had on the put put course as well as the swing set. The kids loved the Christmas Store and I loved IKEA!! There was only a small snag... it seems that Bryce's allergies don't like camping or don't like Michigan. Not sure. But the little man was covered from head to toe in hives. Once we got him medicated he almost returned to normal. No matter what, it was a cool experience.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Bryce!

For his second birthday we had a nice, small party.
A Choo- Choo train cake, a few presents and a hotdog is all it takes to make Brycee happy. He had a blast playing  with his toys and riding his new scooter!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

After realizing that we could not see the fireworks from our front year... two years ago, we traveled to Tyler BLVD and got to actually see the Mentor Fireworks. Thank-you Mentor! They did an amazing job!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Dancer...

Emerson has performed her last dance... for the time being.

I have to give her credit. She hated dance class. Every day, for a year, we took her to The Fine Arts and for an hour she practiced tap and ballet. She missed only once.

She hated it.

I don't know if it was the teacher or the situation or the students, but Emerson wanted it to end. And it did.

She had two rehearsals and two performances to cap off the year. We cut our vacation short and drove 80 plus miles an hour to get her home in time for the rehearsals... because they were mandatory.

She came onto that stage with the biggest smile in the world and left waving to us in the audience. But when asked if she wanted to do it again, next year, she declined.

The funny thing is that since that performance she has danced everyday... in our living room. She loves to perform, and dance, but hates the classes.

Oh well.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Beach!

1.5 Weeks at the beach... 
A few sand castles, a mermaid, a couple of naps...

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Emerson loved Hilton Head, again. She could have spent the entire week in the pool or playing on the beach. One of the best parts for her was finding her friend Madison, and her sisters! Madison was from Pittsburgh and the girls had a blast playing together and Emerson (and Bryce) learned how to do a handstand!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Dolphin Cruise?

Meme, Papa, Eric and Emerson went on a Dolphin Cruise in Hilton Head. Amazing time! The first pic is Emerson seeing a Dolphin for the first time!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Frogs and Wine!

Matching shorts and Frosty the Frog!!! Bryce loved it!


Bryce had a blast on vacation. He loved playing in the sand, the ocean and the condo. This was a new sense of freedom for him, and a test for mom and dad. We were convinced that he would sleep in a bed with a rail. The first night there was little sleep for us. We attempted to place the mattress on the floor, then back on the bed and then again to the floor. It was a revolving mess. The second night proved to be too much. After I had passed out, Bryce went into the bathroom and overfilled the tub so that it flooded the room. Eric and I woke up to the sounds of his screams and found him between laughing and crying in the bathroom. Crap. So, off to Walmart and a $40 pack n play later, we could all sleep!

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Bryce LOVES trains. Love isn't even a strong enough word, cause this kid is obsessed! Although he didn't get that he was on a train, at first, once he realized it he was OVER THE MOON that it was Thomas! We took Emerson when she was two and she really enjoyed getting to watch Bryce get as excited as she had been!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

What do you get for a five year old?

Sleeping in the Princess Room!

Emerson's Reaction!

Bryce's Tape Job!

A new paint job on the bedroom! When we moved into Cranberry Lane I painted the largest spare room blue (as you can see from the bottom picture). I was really into the mistake paints at Home Depot, and blue was what I got! So, Emerson has been patient and accepting of the blue for a few years now and we wanted to give her something a little more princess like! I picked out a solid pink and after Eric saw it he wanted something more. He went to Home Depot and picked out the Disney paints and stencils and spent an entire night painting the masterpiece! We painted everything else white to offset the massive amount of pink and Emerson loved it. Happy Birthday baby!