Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snow Day 3



Last video of this batch. Here Wesley has decided it would be fun to throw snow at Daddy. I love his face (red cheeks included) at the end.

Snow Day 2



More fun in the snow.

Snow Day 1



We got a ton of snow on Sunday and Monday. The winds were blowing really hard all day too, so we ended up with a snow day (daycare was closed) on Monday. Despite the cold, Wesley was able to go out and play a little bit. Here's the first of a couple of videos that I took from the warmth of the kitchen with Claire (who wants her pacifier back later in the video).

Christmas Video 6



Charles got a remote controlled helicopter for Christmas (I guess that was our theme this year). Here's a video of Charles (and Wesley) flying the helicopter.

Christmas Video 5



Claire really enjoys watching the snowman ornament change colors and gets some practice reaching for things at the same time.

Christmas Video 4



Wesley watched Morgan open her gifts with her teeth and decided that that was the way to go. So, here's a video of him attempting to open a present with his teeth (he only tried this once since it didn't seem to work very well).

This video also has some footage of Claire enjoying her new bumblebee teether.

Christmas Video 3



Here's Wesley enjoying his new remote controlled police car.

Christmas Video 2



Here's the video of Wesley opening his gift from Santa. He asked for a "police man car with doors that open". The doors don't open on this one, but he likes it anyway.

Christmas Video 1



Here's the first of several videos from Christmas morning. This is the one I have been anticipating with Wesley's first sight of the Christmas tree after Santa's visit. He didn't have quite the vocal reaction I expected, but he still seemed impressed with all the gifts.

Thursday, December 23, 2010



Claire was cracking up before we started the video camera to make this movie. She was super ticklish when Daddy was gobbling her but stopped giggling when the camera came on (typical). I decided to post this one anyone so you can see her pretty smile and to give you an idea of what she's doing these days.

Wesley's new favorite toy



Wesley's new favorite toy is the attachment to our Dirt Devil vacuum. He walks around the house cleaning with his vacuum impression going strong. I love the "suck it up" comment he makes too. Hilarious.

Big News of the Day

Claire rolled over for the first time this morning! 4 months, right on the nose. (Which was earlier than Wesley by about half a month).

She rolled from her back to her stomach twice (just to prove it wasn't an accident the first time). Big girl!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Trip to see Santa



Wesley went to go see Santa today at the mall. Here's the picture they managed to get after some coaxing, a cookie bribe, and a little tickling from the big man himself.

Monday, December 13, 2010

More Claire photos


Watching Mommy from the floor and wondering what it is she's supposed to be doing.



Watching her brother's antics from the bouncy seat.


Yes, I can hold rings now AND put them in mouth by myself.


Holding her head high on the boppy pillow. She won't do anything like this on the flat floor, but holds her head like a champ on the pillow.


She loves to watch her brother play from this vantage point.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

For Thanksgiving, we braved the drive over to Columbus, OH to spend time with family. Although it took a while, the weather and (for the most part) the traffic cooperated for the drive. Both Wesley and Claire did well too (until the last hour of each leg). Here are some pictures from our visit to the Rhodes' house.


Uncle Mark and Aunt Ann finally getting to see Claire.


Wesley and Aunt Emily playing with his new wind-up toys. He is so enamored with this toys that he frequently asks to take them to school to show the other kids. We can't leave them there because they fight over them, but they enjoy seeing them for the few minutes we're there in the morning to drop-off Wesley.





Grandma Pataky with Claire.


Mommy and baby.





Doing puzzles with Grandpa Pataky.


The Thanksgiving chefs. (Emily, Bev, and Charles)


Cheese!





Done!


Dinnertime!


Waiting for his pie.





Claire with Uncle Lanny.


Watching hockey (maybe?) with Uncle Lanny.


Madeline, Wesley, and Mommy.


Yes, Wesley is picking his nose. A habit that's really hard to break.


Holding Baby Claire.


Playing on the couch.


Laughing at something funny.


All bundled up to go for a ride in the car.


The girls.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Claire - 3 months

I've been really bad about putting up images of Claire. Here are some pictures I took last night. She's wearing her "I'm as cute as my aunt" shirt (if you can't see it because it's all bunched up).












There's the smile!!





Picture time is officially over.

Visit to Dover

Two weekends ago, Wesley got to go to Dover Air Force base museum to see planes with Daddy and our friend Conrad. Here are some pictures from their trip.



Wesley examining the Air Force museum token given to him by a man that worked there.


Sitting in a cockpit with Daddy.


Pushing all the buttons and flipping all the switches.


Flying a plane just his size.


Wanting to fly a plane that's a little too big for him.


In the cargo hold.





Sitting up high with Conrad.