Saturday, February 12, 2011

Blaise Chasing Damien with Dad's Help

Blaise really likes Damien. He watches his every move. When you get Blaise close to Damien, Blaise starts laughing and smiling. Damien is somewhat sheepish when Blaise gets close but he still gives him kisses on his schedule. So I started chasing Damien around with Blaise and Blaise loved it. He was laughing really hard and Damien liked it too. Thought it was funny so I had to post.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

The Boys' 1st Valentine's Party!

Damien and Blaise attended their 1st Valentine's party yesterday at our friends' house in Janesville. Damien and Blaise were the only boys in attendance, but they represented their gender well! Damien really enjoyed playing in their play kitchen...he was busy cooking almost the entire time we were at the party! He even skipped snack time, so he could play in the kitchen longer! We may need to think about getting a kitchen for Damien's upcoming birthday...hmmm.





























We are the Champions!

It's official...The PACKERS are the Super Bowl Champions! Our family definitely enjoyed watching the game and seeing the team that we love so much earning a very hard-fought victory! We even predicted it correctly when we said that our favorite player, Aaron Rodgers, would be the Super Bowl MVP! We were all decked out in our Packer gear, and even made an exception and wore our Packer attire to church on Sunday morning. (We had to wear our Packer clothes all day--how many times do we get to see our team in the Super Bowl?!).

Andy and I were fortunate that our moms were available and willing to watch the boys on Tuesday, because we were able to make the voyage to Green Bay to welcome the Packers home and congratulate them at the "Return to Titletown" celebration, along with over 56,000 other fans. It was 7 degrees out, and the windchill was -15 degrees--I don't remember if I've ever been so cold in my life, but it was worth it! It was great to see all the players and the Lombardi Trophy home where it belongs!



























































Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Feast of Saint Blaise!

Today, February 3rd, is the Feast of St. Blaise, the saint our son, Blaise, was named after! Each year, we hope to make the feasts of St. Damien and St. Blaise special for our sons. Since Blaise is so young, we tried to think of something we could do that would be special for him this year. Therefore, we decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to try his first "solid" food...rice cereal!






Blaise after his first spoonful of rice cereal!














I think he likes it!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snowpocalypse, aka Groundhog Day

Well, this time the weather prediction was correct. We got 16 inches of snow, plus enough winds to make 4-6 foot drifts! Andy used our new snowblower that we bought at the beginning of the season (a worthwhile purchase!) and it still took over two hours to clear off our driveway and sidewalks! Below are some photos of the effects of the Blizzard of 2011...







During the storm, before we went to bed...













This morning's view!























Needless to say, our local groundhog didn't make it out of his den to predict the length of the remaining winter. I'm thinking that's a bad sign...