Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Jackson and the neighbor dog (Chutney) celebrating Jackson's 10th birthday!
Mama & Cy at the Macy's Christmas display

Cy & Annie at the display. This is our 3rd year making the trip all together.


So so bad: we told Cy he could have a gummy worm if he climbed up onto Santa's lap & smiled. Sure enough, he did it (he looked very nervous!) and then came scrambling over to us to demand his worm!


Snow baby. Minnesota got pummeled with snow!

Lucy family Christmas party. Lots of kids for Cy to play with!

Cy n Boppa at the party

Our own little party last night. Uncle Tim read The Polar Express to Cy

Cy helped Nana and Boppa open gifts
Well, thank you to all of our wonderful readers. We love havingy ou all in our lives & we are touched that you are interested in what is going on with our silly little family! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!! See you in '11!!!





Sunday, December 5, 2010

sometimes i take so many pictures that

choosing a few to make the blog can be daunting... esp as time slips by and we do more and more fun things and I have more and more pics and suddenly I am buried in a digital avalanche of what I consider to be uber-cute photos and oh don't forget videos too. so there you have it and here is what you are getting....

Cy looking at the pretty Thanksgiving table at the Emmer's house in Vic




I believe Uncle Drew was quite taken by Jackson (who came to the Emmer's for ThanksG.) He was spotted multiple times lying on the ground with him giving out ear rubs

Nana reading Cy a bedtime story. Both Patrick and Jackson came in to listen too. Can you spot Patrick's foot?


A day later, up north Wisco, Patrick takes carving into his own hands.



Cy wearing his new Hawaiian shirt that Lynn and Fishpa picked up for him while they were in Hawaii visiting Uncle Mike

Once again, Cy & Jackson settle in to hear a grandma read a story. This time Grandma Lynn.

Going out to play in the snow with Fishpa while Mama and Dada sit on the couch and plow through trashy magazines (mom) and the sports pages (dad.)


Creatively using sand toys to make a snowman.

Another trip to the cabin, another family shot.

I think he looks like he is in that movie where the kid's tongue gets stuck to the pole (if it weren't for the color tv with the Packers on)

Gonna go get me family a good tree there.


Jackson's 10th bday. Celebrated at a tree farm (and then we had the neighbor & her pug over for a "party" at night)


This is what it looks like when mama kicks snow on her kid. (He is smiling by the way.)


I just love love love this pic. Already ordered it to frame.


And, they found our tree!!


Hayride with Mary (Jonny & Kate's little girl. Jonny is working at this tree farm!)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Cy at the church
Shy Cy after the ceremony. He was glad to be back in mama's arms. As I mentioned in my last post, he cried when he saw me up in the front of the church.

Flower girls


The reception area. Could not have been prettier.



The Bride. Also could not have been prettier.
Bridesmaids. We all wore "pewter" but could chose our own dresses. It turned out really well.

If it weren't for the dang wind this might have been a "framer"

Bride and groom


Here are the pics from the super fun, super pretty wedding in Vero Beach, FL two weeks ago. Congrats JoJo!!!! As I mentioned in my last post, it was terrific! It was one of my all-time most fav weddings... kid friendly, beautiful setting, super fun people, great music, etc... I was honored to be a part of it.
Happy Thanksgiving to all! We are starting early this year! Off to Victoria in a few hours.... let the eating begin! :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

lots of trips, lots of pics


Cy enjoying the gifts of weeds and sand from the Atlantic


First time learning about the tide and huge waves.



All set with the toys Joanna gave him to go out and play in the ocean for the first time.

Lovin' the sprinklers at our Orlando Hotel
A successful day of Disney. All Mickey-Moused out.
Riding with Katie
Disneyworld!
First ever airplane ride.
Me and D at Lambeau
Little Cy and big Cy sitting at the heads of the table.
Helping Fishpa with the leaves


Hi! We got back on Sunday night from a long trip to Florida!! The weekend before that we were up at the cabin and went to the Packer game at Lambeau. It has been an awesome, fun-filled, sleep-less two weeks! We are just finally settling back home. Between the daylight savings and the EST time change, Cy's little body clock is still totally thrown off... I'm hoping to tackle that and this mountain of laundry in the next few days. It's nice not to be in any rush though. We are here in Mpls for a bit -- with nothing going on this weekend. Plenty of time to catch up on laundry, errands and sleep!
We had a great little weekend at the cabin. My mom, dad, grandpa and uncle Jim were all up there. We played a lot outside. The weather was great. Cy got to play his heart out in a big pile of leaves and thankfully it seemed it had been cold enough at night to get rid of the threat of ticks!
Then two days later Cy was on his first plane ride to Florida! My friend Katie, Cy and I headed down to Orlando. He got an A+ for behavior on the plane. Thank God for dvd players and "special snacks!" We went to Disney the next day, which he LOVED. And then spent time in the pool til Thursday when we picked up Patrick at the airport and headed down to Vero Beach.
From Thurs-Sun we kept ourselves busy with wedding activities. We were in town for the wedding of my girlfriend Joanna. She sure planned it well! Beautiful. It was totally kid friendly too. There was a "kid's room" with three babysitters and toys. There was a kid's buffet with chicken fingers and fries and best of all there was bus transportation so we could have a little wine and not worry about driving.
Cy played with rocks during the reception, ate some chicken fingers and then watched a dvd in the kid's room for an hour. After that he danced and ran like crazy with his mama and her girlfriends. It was a riot. He took the 10pm bus home with his dada (which is 9pm our time!) On the way home I asked him what his favorite part of the trip was and he said dancing at the party! The only time he cried was when he saw me up in the front of the church during the ceremony. He did not like that!
The one funny travel-with-kids story: on the way home we boarded the plane and they were preparing it for take-off. I asked Cy to get in his seat and he said "I'm just going to take my time. I am pooping." He said this loudly enough for all the rows near us to hear. Patrick summoned the flight attendant who said we were so close to taking off that we should wait to change him til we were in the air. So.... we made him sit in his dirty diaper while we took off. Katie was two rows away on the other side of the plane and said she could smell him from there! Poor poor fellow passengers. We stink-bombed that plane! No one complained or even made a face though. I think we were lucky we were on a plane filled with kids all coming home from Disney and by then fellow parents had seen it all! Lucky Patrick finally took Cy in the little bathroom and did the change once we were in the air. I don't want to even imagine that scene!
The pics are up until the wedding. I'll post a couple of those later!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween and recent pics

I took so many pics of our fun Halloween day & night that I am just going to post a little slideshow here. We ran a 5k as a family (Jackson too) in the morning in our costumes. It was so fun. The weather was great and there were thousands of people out running in costumes. Cy gawked at all the costumes the whole run. There were two trick or treat stops on the run too! Then after nap we went to a party. It was at our friends Stevie & Drea's house. It was their daughter's one year old birthday/halloween party. Nana and Boppa (the clown) showed up and had fun with us too. Then they took Cy home with them so Patrick & I could stay up late with the grown ups. There are a couple of Trick or Treat pics at the end. I especially like the one of Cy sorting his candy on his little table while trying to fend off Jackson.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

halloween 5k this morning

we were Team Emmer Insects

Thursday, October 21, 2010

well this is fun!

Can you tell which one is Cy and which one is his cousin Finn who lives on Whidbey Island (near Seattle)?? Looks like little Finn is getting some good use out of Cy's old clothes!

In a sheepskin(like) jacket:





In a little alpine sweater:

And in a Big Bass tee shirt


Postscript: Wow, Cy just guessed one incorrectly!