Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Eve Leftovers

who needs presents when you have a delicious shirt to chew on?
Who needs presents when you can have so much fun playing with your shirt?
caught green-handed with his finger in the icing.
Trying to sneak some of the green icing before it's time for dessert!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve with the in-laws and enjoyed a delicious roast beast. We also managed to take a few group photos.
Our Family
(Joe had a smile in every other picture of the family. Unfortunately Joey wasn't even looking at the camera in any of those. And I don't have any fancy editing software to fix it. Argh!!)
The Grandkids
The Grandkids in their Pajamas with the Grandparents
this elf is ready for bed.
Our tree just after Santa left. Hope he was good to you, too!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Santa 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

2012 Christmas Show

The Kiddie Junction 2012 Christmas Show took place the first weekend of December. The kids were adorable. The theme was WKJ - a radio call-in show. The first song each class did was a "regular" song, and the second was a Christmas song.

Joey and a few of his classmates got it started as elves.
They jammed to Hound Dog. You have to love Little Elvis!
Hound Dog
Then they Danced Around the Christmas Tree.
A Christmas Tree
I promise, Joey was much happier than he looks here!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Fun at Buszi's House

fun at buszi's house.
I think I figured out a fix! Thanks to Instagram and their stupid new terms of service, I was looking for a new app for sharing photos. And I can also link to them, similar to my older sister, and use them in my blog. Score!

In the meantime, enjoy this lovely picture of Jacob in his exersaucer. He's getting so big!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Buszi and Her Boys

If only I knew how to photoshop out Grandpa and Uncle Johnny ...

Thursday, November 15, 2012


It was beautiful this past weekend, so I took Jacob to the park (while the Joes were raking leaves). His first time on the swings and he absolutely loved it!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Four Month Check-In

Given the issues we've had, I thought I'd start this check-in with some monkey pictures of Jacob at three months.
Here's a great smile shot, and I think it gives you a good idea of how much he's growing. Already well outsizing the monkey.
Then he decided to eat the monkey. Hey, he was only three months at the time. What do you expect?
Here he is at four months. Not sure how much difference you can see, but I definitely think he looks more mature. He weighed in at 15 lbs 10 oz, 25 inches long. My growing boy!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bear Down

I figured out a backdoor to posting while our Mac is out of commission ... Firefox. Not sure why I didn't think of it before, but fortunately, the version of Firefox I have is compatible with Blogger. So without further ado, I present to you my boys (dressed up in their Bears jerseys).
I don't have the greatest editing software, but this will suffice in a pinch. Bear down!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Circle Time (at Home)

Joey loves having his little brother to play with. Sometimes it's hard to tell which are the toys and who is the baby. Our own little E.T. moment. The singing, though, is just too much. Adorable, if I do say so myself.

Monday, October 1, 2012

I'm Ba-a-ack!

Some of the technical difficulties have been addressed. So at least for now, I can upload images and post again. Without further ado ...
My Burger Boys

The Burger Babies
All the Burger Boys

Aunt Danielle should be posting a better pic of all the boys on her blog. She's got her hands full with Wolfie and Otto, though, so just keep checking.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Technical Difficulties

I apologize for the lack of content these last few weeks. We fried our external hard drive, and we filled up our Mac's internal hard drive. This makes uploading images to our home computer impossible. And I apparently don't have the latest version of IE at work, so Blogger won't let me upload images from there either. Hopefully this will be rectified shortly.

In the meantime, you can find me on Twitter or Instagram to see pics of the kiddos.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Thomas the Tank Engine

Last weekend, we headed to the Illinois Railway Museum for their Day Out with Thomas event. We met up with some friends and had a great time.
Joey got to meet Sir Topham Hatt.
And there was a real Thomas engine! (OK, so the real engine was in the back of the train, but it looked real enough.)
We had lots of fun with our friends.
Even mommy and Jacob explored some of the old railcars.
More evidence that Jacob was there. (I put him in the carrier after his feeding, and he slept for three hours. Not even the train whistles could wake him up.)
This picture is from our actual ride on the passengers cars pulled by Thomas. We were sitting near the back, so in this shot, the Thomas engine is turning the corner, and Joey sees for the first time that Thomas is "pulling" the train. He saw Thomas in the front of the train before we got on, but here he's actually seeing him in action.
He was so excited!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tractor Fun

We finally have gotten rain on a somewhat consistent basis, so it was time to cut the grass again this weekend. As usual, Joey couldn't wait to help.
Getting ready to help, wearing his headphones, just like Daddy.
How fast can we go?
Helping Daddy clean the tractor.
Obligatory "please look at the camera and you'll get a treat" shot.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Playing with the Wolf

Danielle, John and Wolfie came to visit us this weekend. Shenanigans abounded. (Check out Dani's blog for more pics.) Jacob slept most of the time, so there are really only pics of these two. Soon enough we'll get to try to take pics with all four boys - hopefully the babies learn to cooperate!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Playing Dress-Up

 Our little Blackhawks fan
Fire Marshall Joey to the rescue

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My Little Monkey

Thanks, Aunt Rachel/Shae for the Timberlands. Apparently they make the most excellent climbing shoes.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Floor Time

Joey joined Jacob on the floor gym this past Saturday morning, and I think they both had a great time.
It's gotten to the point now that if I'm taking pictures of Jacob, Joey will say, "Mommy, take a picture of ME and my Awesome." (Yes, he calls Jacob "Awesome." It's kind of cute.) Fortunately, that's about the extent of the jealousy so far. And since I always oblige and take pictures of the two of them, Joey doesn't seem to mind.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Time Flies

Believe it or not, Jacob is two months old already. We went in for our check-ups, and he's doing well. He's up to twelve pounds seven ounces and 23 3/4 inches.
I thought I'd steal a little something my sister did with her daughter, and I'm using Joey's sock monkey for scale. (And yes, I mean Joey's - Jacob doesn't have one of his own yet.) I'll post a picture at least through six months with the monkey, so you can see how big he's grown.
In the meantime, guess who had to crawl up in the chair with his "Awesome" while Mommy was taking pictures.

Friday, August 3, 2012

So Happy Together

Thursday, August 2, 2012


We visited with Joey and Jacob's great-grandparents this past Sunday. Grandma just lit up when she saw Jacob, and we barely got him out of the carseat before she grabbed him from us so she could hold them.
Getting to know each other a little better.
Of course there were also some hijinks. Grandpa loves his hats, and Joey happily obliged by putting on at least two at a time.