Friday, October 24, 2008


Ally is 10 months old today and just started TEETHING!! FINALLY! Yes it has made her a bit grumpy, but for the most part she is still sweet. She crawls super fast now and gets into even more things. She walks along furniture and will stand without holding on for a few seconds..but she is a wimp about taking any steps yet! She shakes her head "NO" when she doesn't like the food I'm trying to give her and follows me all over the house.

We got her 9 month old pictures done a couple of weeks ago and here is one of the proofs they sent before being printed...(the photography name and website won't be there for the final finished product, in case you were wondering)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween costume maybe's.....

So I have Samantha's old Halloween costume from 13 years ago.. (a clown), but I thought maybe I'd take Ally out shopping and see what else was out there...I tried these outfits on her and here she is in them at the store....(picture taken with the cell phone)

Which one will she be?

A bunny?

A kitty cat?

A clown?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


So this past sunday we went over to the Carlings for a pumpkin carving party. Here are some pictures from the day. Oh, and I also have pumpkin carving tips for all of you out there:

Cut the BOTTOM of the pumpkin off, NOT the top! This way, you are not reaching down in the pumpkin to light the candle and burning your hand, AND people stare at your pumpkin wondering how you got all the guts out of it!

Also, when you cut the bottom off, don't cut a smooth circle because that makes it harder to fit the pieces back together so you want to cut some distinctive large jagged grooves so its easy to put the top back on the bottom piece!

Here is Ally sitting amongst the pumkins to be carved

This is Alice, the pumpkin party thrower...I was going to tell her not to cut off the top of the pumpkin but she had done it before I noticed :)

I HATE cleaning out the pumpkins so I asked Nick to scoop out the guts for me!

Here is Ally sampling what pumpkin tastes like. She was not a fan.

Here I am carving the pumpkin...

And here is my finished product! (I didn't have any of those cool pumpkin designs so this is just me winging it)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Funny t-shirts

I have MANY funny t-shirts and I couldn't resist to buy this one for Ally: