Sunday, August 26, 2007

New pictures to share...

Hello! I've finally uploaded the pictures from Sophia's birthday party last weekend. We had a great time ... Sophia was over the moon. Click here for a photo link.

Also, Sophia started school on Thursday. On the first day her teacher, Mrs. Smith, read a book ("The Kissing Hand") to the kids and the mommies and daddies about a little raccoon who is about to start school. The racoon's mommy gives him a kiss on his hand that he can keep with him while they are away. It is a sweet story. When she was done reading, she told all the kids to go give their mommy and/or daddy a kiss on their hand, so we woulnd't miss them too much. Sophia came up to me, kissed my hand and said "Mommy, you keep this all day. You'll be just fine." It was too sweet.

Sophia enjoyed her first two days of school, and Sasha enjoyed having her run of the house for the time she was away. Everybody wins.

Pictures are here.

Oh, and in case you missed the news....make sure you check out the post below.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tognetti Movie Trailer

Turn on the sound and enjoy...


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sophia's 3rd Birthday Party!!

Watch the new 3-year old blow the candle out on her cake (you're never too old to need good ol' Dad's help)! Turn up sound to let the pretty song set the mood.


Friday, August 17, 2007

Weekend at last!

Well this week has been a long one for me....but I suppose that is good because I think from here on out we will have lots of weeks that just zoom by. Sophia starts preschool on Thursday! Can't believe it.... She will go 5 days a week for 2.5 hrs. Such a big girl!

We finished out pool season with a bang yesterday. I was apparently nominated to be "that mom" with "those kids" as Sasha threw the best (i.e., WORST) temper tantrum of her life...and while doing so, poor Sophia was stung by a bee! Luckily, some friends were there to help me out. Sasha eventually calmed down, and Sophia only had a few tears....and then she was off bragging about her war wound from the bee.

I was able to take some cute pictures today of the girls while we walked to the mailbox. They both had their strollers and babies. Until today, the girls shared a stroller between the two of them. We'd probably have about 5 fights a day over hopefully now that we have two (Thanks, Aunt Mary), we'll limit the pushing and shoving a bit...but I'm sure they'll just find something else to not share.

FINALLY -- tonight Michael and Sophia are camping out in the backyard! Sophia could not have been more excited. She would not stop talking... "MOM, look at my pajamas. Do you have pajamas like this? They're pretty aren't they? I'm going to sleep in the backyard, Mom. With Daddy. Hey Mom, did you know I get to sleep in the backyard tonight? With Dad? I'm going to be three in 2 days. Do you like my jammies, Mom? Hey mom, why do we brush our teeth? I'm going to sleep in the backyard!!! IN A TENT!!!!! YAY!!! Can I have some ice cream?"

On that note. I'm off to enjoy a big king bed....all to myself tonight...hopefully. :-)

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Our new buddy is here!

Congratulations to Missy and Cas on their new little bundle, Jackson Paul, who was born this morning (August 9th). Click here to check their blog for updates and pictures.

Since it has been over 4 years since one of my sisters has had a baby (or in other words, since Laurie decided to stop having babies), I had forgotten how much fun it is to be a new aunt! We are SO excited for the new family of three. I'm sure Morgan is ecstatic that he is no longer the only boy grandkid on the Aberle side. He's been crossing his fingers for another boy since Hannah was born, I think. ;-)

Good work, guys - we can't wait to meet the little guy!

Hugs and kisses to all!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Sophia's Busy Day

On Saturday afternoon, I took Sophia and her buddy, Avarie, to see Dora and Boots at the mall near us. Sophia gave one of her signature "smiles" in the picture. It looks more like a snarl than a smile to me.

Later that night we had Avarie and her family over for dinner. While the four of us parents were downstairs enjoying a peaceful meal, Avarie's mom and I were commenting on how nice it was that the girls were playing so nicely and quietly in Sophia's room. it turns out...the "precious, little angels" were being so quiet because they were busy removing EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE of clothing from both Sophia's dresser and Sasha's dresser - socks, undies, shirts, pants, pj's, swimsuits, dresses on hangers, EVERYTHING. Their plan was to make Avarie a bed to take a nap in, while Sophia took a nap in her real bed. I must say, that as mad as I was at the huge mess, the girls get an "A+" for creativity.

Below are some new pictures of the Sophia and Sasha being dancing queens together. There is also one picture of them wearing their helmets around the house together....just for fun.

Not much else to report. We're still waiting on Baby "Doughnut" Schneller to pop into this world. Can't wait.