Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 picture with Santa

Here is the boys picture with Santa for this year. Brady was really nervous and wouldn't get very close and Nathan had just woken up and was really sleepy.  Oh well!  At least no one was screaming and crying! 


Last week, was our first big snowstorm of the season.  Mike's office even closed and he got to have the day off at home with us!  Yay!  Brady LOVED LOVED LOVED playing in the snow while Daddy worked on the snow clean up.  It was also Nathan's first experience in the snow!  Here are some pictures of our snow day.



Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween at the Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison)

The Henry Vilas Zoo has a Halloween day every year.  Since Brady is young enough to not really know that the long, long, long, long lines are people trying to get candy, we were able to just put the boys in their costumes and walk around and see the animals and other kids in costume.  This year was the first year Brady was able to decide on his own costume and he chose Superman.  Nathan is using the hot dog costume that we bought 2 years ago for Brady's first Halloween.  The weather was great, sunny and about 60 degrees.  Here are some pics of the cutest Superman and Hot dog you will see!  ;) (We did forget to bring Superman's cape, but we'll remember it when he goes trick-or-treating this weekend!)


Halloween Fun

Pumpkin decorating time.  We decided not to carve them this year since Brady surely would have put up a fight about not being able to use a knife, and instead Momma found some really cute, foam Halloween stickers at Michael's.  They turned out to be GREAT for decorating pumpkins and Brady had a blast.  Here are a few pics of the decorating fun.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bring on the squash!

Well, after almost 2 weeks of rice cereal for dinner, we decided it was time for Nathan to move on to the veggiesThis time around, Momma has decided to make our baby food...or at least until she decides she's sick of it.  Although, it is definintely a LOT cheaper than buying the Gerber foods that we used for Brady, which are now selling for about $1.22 for 2 little containers.  For the $2, or however much the squash cost, we got two ice cube trays full!  The website that I have been referencing for the homemade baby food suggests pouring the puree into ice cube trays (as each "cube" is approximately 1oz and 1 serving for baby) and freezing.  After the puree freezes into the cubes, you just pop them out and put them in little ziploc bags and store for later use. 

Here's the squash before: (Why the two separate baking pans, you ask?  Well, my other, larger baking dish is sitting in the fridge with leftovers in it and I was too lazy to clean it up)

and after: (yes, I know my pouring was a bit sloppy, but it tastes the same, nonetheless!)

Nathan getting ready for his first taste

Not too sure about this foreign flavor!

Well, actually, that's pretty good, Momma!

Happy squash eater

So, he'll have squash for dinner a few more nights (just to make sure he tolerates it well enough before moving on)  What to try next??  Maybe sweet potatoes, or peas??


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pickin' Pumpkins

Saturday we hit up a pumpkin farm with some friends.  The day was not as fun as momma was hoping for.  It was freezing cold and very windy-it was even snowing on our drive there!  Yes, October 10th in WI brought us our first snow.  (Nothing that stuck to the ground, thankfully!) We forgot Brady's jacket at home.  Luckily, he was wearing 3 shirts and we had his hat and mittens, but he was still freezing and had to wrapped in a blanket and carried around the entire time. He was also miserable because he was a bit "backed up" and his tummy was hurting him.  (Also part of the reason he was upset and wanting to be carried the entire day.) Nathan was not happy being confined in his sling and also had to be carried.  Carrying a 16lb baby and a, nearly, 30lb child for 2+ hours=extremely sore arms the next day!  On the bright side, we got to spend time with good friends and came home with 2 good looking pumpkins.  Fun day for the Paczesnys at the pumpkin farm; maybe next year!?!  :) 

Brady's face here explains just how happy he was the whole day

There were goats and a few other farms animals

Corn maze

Checking out the already picked pumpkins

We decided to take the hayride to the field and pick our own pumpkins

Nathan was nice and cozy warm and fell asleep on the hayride

And after picking our pumpkins we went inside to warm up and have some lunch.  This is Brady playing with our friend Kylie


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fall Fun

Well, the leaves are falling and it's time to start cleaning up the yard a bit.  I made the mistake of thinking that this year would be easier-you know, Brady would be more into helping rather than hindering, as was the case last year.  I couldn't have been more wrong!  It was almost pointless to even try to accomplish any raking with Brady around.  As soon as I had a good pile, it was quickly destroyed.  So, I gave up for a while and started taking pictures of the handsome little devil instead.


These last three images are courtesy of Photography by Brady...he's getting to be pretty good with the camera!

And this is what sweet baby Nathan did while Momma and Brady worked/played outside this morning


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