Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dinner with JoJo

We went out for dinner this weekend with Amelia's au pair Joyce ("JoJo") and her husband Scott, to celebrate their recent wedding. We had a great time catching up and the kids had a great time showing off for JoJo - and in Soren's case, flirting with her. We look forward to joining them down in Sao Paulo for the big wedding celebration they are planning for early 2013! Just for comparison's sake, we've also included the picture from Amelia's first dinner with Joyce, nearly four years ago...pretty amazing how much Amelia has changed, and how little Joyce has!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Big Boy Bed

The day we have long feared has finally arrived. After months with no interest in climbing out of his crib, Soren figured out how to get out overnight. He immediately began running over and climbing in Amelia's bed, jumping her and then laughing hysterically...again, and again, and again. The travel crib with zip-on top only gave us one night's relief. Finally, there was no other option: it was time for the Big Boy Bed. After a few rough nights, he seems to have gotten used to it and we are all sleeping least until we move on to phase two: Bye Bye Binky.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cardinal Pride

We took a quick weekend trip to St. Louis to visit our friends Sharon, Al, Ryan and Jared. Luckily, we were there during the World Series, so we got to see a lot of Cardinals pride, including a frighteningly red water fountain. Ryan and Jared made sure to plan a fun tour of their favorite kid-friendly spots for Amelia and Soren, including the Children's Garden at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the Haunted Hayloft at Purina Farms (the pigs and the hayride were a much bigger hit than the ghosts), a picnic in Forest Park and the largest cupcakes we've ever seen. We had a fantastic trip and the kids are still asking when they will get to play with Ryan and Jared again!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Go Sounders!

Amelia and Daddy went to see Kasey Keller's last regular season home game for the Sounders, along with 64,000 of our closest friends. The atmosphere was amazing and the game was exciting, as the Sounders came back to win 2-1 with two late goals. Amelia had a fun time and immediately asked to come back again, so long as we can invite Mommy and Soren to join us next time.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Team Magenta

Soren and Amelia love Mommy's T-Mobile swag and finally found some that they could wear. They wanted to cover themselves with the stick-on tattoos, but we managed to limit them to two each. Go Team Magenta!