Sledding Time

On February 23, 2010, in Family, by scott

After a long, stressful, and emotionally draining weekend, we attempted to return to our normal lives as best we could. Crystal went to the doctor to get something to help her FINALLY kick the cold that has been bothering her for the past week and a half.

When we were eating breakfast this morning, Gabby mentioned that we had a lot of snow outside. It was then I decided we should try to get out and enjoy some of that snow today. I asked her if she wanted to go sledding, and the idea never left her head.

Dilemma: Trying to find a sled in February = not an easy task. If one were to, say, want some beach toys, no problem.

I took a gamble and went to a local sporting goods store… and the gamble paid off!

A Sled!

Now the fun began. Kids + sleds + snow = many good laughs and a few good wipeouts! The only camera we had was my phone, but that is more than enough to show the joy on our two precious children’s faces.

Gabby Getting Ready to Go

Gabby Getting Ready to Race

Brendan in His Sled

Brendan did ride down the hill with me. We also did a trip with Gabby, Brendan, and me in the sled at the same time!

More from today.

Smiles

My Angel

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Two weeks old

On October 24, 2008, in Uncategorized, by scott

Little Brendan is two weeks old and our new definition of “normal” is changing every day.  Crystal and I have spent many nights in the living room on the couch, but we’re cherishing both of our kids more and more every day.

Out of the blue today, Gabby just said “Barack Obama”… Crystal and I just looked at each other an laughed.

On a different note, Crystal and I have decided to try to do Brendan’s birth announcement shots at home with our own camera (and some borrowed lenses).  While shooting, he didn’t necessarily like the poses we were putting him in, so he required a bit of being held to calm him down. Crystal snapped this photo of me holding the little man.  It’s amazing how much I’ve been hearing from family (my mom included) how much adding a beard to my face reminds others of my father.  

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Fall is getting Near

On September 9, 2008, in Family, by scott

The days are starting to get shorter and the nights much colder.  However, the days are very comfortable to play outside.  Below are some photos from this evening of swinging and just hanging out as a family.  There are more in the gallery.  Enjoy!

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