Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Julius' new bed...



We set up Julius' new bed this week and it's been an adventure getting him to settle down into it each night. Julius outgrew his crib a while back, but we've used a crib tent and his exhaustion to keep him in the crib as long as we could.
Well, a few weeks ago he finally start climbing out multiple times in the night and we knew it was time to break down and buy him a new bed (although the crib converted into a toddler bed, it was well passed it's prime.
So, here are a few pictures of Julius in his new bed... we still have some things to do to his room and then we'll showcase it all... it will be in an Air Force/Cars theme.

Our own Strong Man...

You can see we're in for trouble... video

Mama trying to be artistic...






Here are a few shots I took on Friday ... I'm always trying to find the perfect shot to send to Grammy and Papa or Grandma!

Up in the mountains...






We took the kiddies up to Skyline Drive last Friday to get some fresh air and test out their new bikes. It was a celebration time at the park as it's celebrating 75 years this year so there were a lot of people getting ready for the big celebration that weekend (which I had to cover for the newspaper).
We spent a few hours tootling around and letting the children burn off some energy... and had a great time in the cooler temperatures.
We don't get out enough as a family and that is something Pat and I both hope to change as these days fly by... the kiddies won't be little much longer!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pizza night at the Fitzgeralds...






Pat is working at the paper tonight so I decided to have a little fun with the kiddies and allow them to make their own personal pizzas. Savannah and I have done this before at a Mom's Club event and I knew she would enjoy it... and I had no doubt that Julius would also enjoy anything that involved cheese!
We had a blast making these tasty pizzas and I think we'll be doing this again in the near future... hopefully next time Daddy will be home to join us!

Riding their rides...

Learning to ride...






We bought the children bikes this weekend and took them out yesterday, on Father's Day, for their first trial run. I have to admit the reason we bought them is because Savannah has to have one for daycare (yes, we put the children in full-time daycare when I returned to work in February). Every other week, we'll have to take her bike to school so she and others in our class can have some ride time.
We live on top of a hill so the only real riding time the kiddies will get is when we take them out to a parking lot to ride. In fact, I have a feeling we'll be spending most evenings out letting them ride their bikes as both of them seemed to enjoy it so much.
Savannah is a natural and has already learned how to pedal, steer and ring the little bell on her Barbie bike. She wanted a bike with a basket and therefore traded the Disney Princesses for Barbie... ah, the life of the preschooler.
Julius hasn't quite figured out how to pedal so he just pushes his bike along Fred Flintstone style or asks Mama or Daddy for a push. There were a few times when he fell off the bike, but he just picked himself up and got back on... he's a tough little boy (and certainly ALL BOY!)
Here are a few pictures from our adventures....

Long time, no see...






I'm so sorry that it's taken so long for me to blog. It's certainly not a lack of desire, but a lack of time.
I've returned to the working world full-time as a newspaper reporter and it has left little time to do anything other than spend my little free time with Hubby and our children.
Pat and I made a decision today that we're going to try to start blogging again so all of our family and friends can keep up with our comings and goings.
Here are a few pictures to catch you up with what has been going on in the last few months...