Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ice Skating and Carousel enjoyed some fun activities with my family yesterday.

Ashley attempted ice skating for the first time. Here's a lesson for other dad's, watch your back. I'm hurting today after spending the entire time bending over trying to keep her on her feet. Unfortunately, they didn't have any of those walkers.

Ashley and Brennan rode a carousel w/ Uncle Mark and Popeye (Ashley's nickname for my dad).

Finally, we took some pictures of Ashley and Aidan sitting together on a couch. We caught a silly picture of Ashley almost 2 knuckles deep into poor little Aidan's ear. Pretty funny.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


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Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving holiday. We had a good time in Ohio w/ a bunch of cousins. My parents house was basically a nursery with all of the kids!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Life with 2 kids

Seriously... what did I possibly do with my time before I had two kids? I used to at least be able to go to the bathroom by myself. It is a constant juggling act now. I am not lying when I say that the second I put Ashley down for her nap Aidan wakes up. I would not trade this time for the world. But, I am exhausted and just wonder if I will catch my breath any time soon.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Toothless Grin

One of these days I am going to capture my sweet little Aidan's toothless grin. It melts my heart. I believe that he has dimples!! Hopefully I will have a picture to post soon.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fall Walk

Ashley and Caroline are heading out for a walk this evening. They look like twins!

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ashley and Aidan Strauss

I got back into STL late last night from CHI and was greeted on the fridge with this fantastic picture. So dang cute.

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Playing in the Leaves

Here are some pics from a few days ago and then today out in the chilly fall day. Is this weather amazing or what? Love it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voting + kids = difficult

How is a mother supposed to stand in an hour or so voting line with a newborn baby and toddler. I went to the DMV today to get a new liscence printed today and I was there for only 25 minutes and both kids were about to lose it. At about 2:00 I am going to attempt to vote. Should be interesting... very interesting..... I am somewhat scared.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Aidan Almost a Month Old

Our little boy is a day short of a month old. He's doing great. Weighs 9.5lbs (I think) and eats a bunch.

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Hiking at Castlewood State Park

The temps this past weekend were ridiculous. It was 77 degrees w/ blue skies. How is this November?

Halloween in St Louis

Halloween in St Louis is a great time. Everyone sits outside on their lawns w/ a fire going in those portable fire pits. The kids get candy and the adults get offered beers. I can get used to that.


At the game.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


At the game.