September 2009

Here are more pictures from our trip to Burnham’s Orchard today:


Daddy helping Austin reach the high branches

Daddy helping Austin reach the high branches



baby girl

baby girl



big boy

big boy

Jonathon apples---yum!

Jonathon apples---yum!

He had to ride the "blue ride"!

He had to ride the "blue ride"!

He wanted to ride with daddy, too!

He wanted to ride with daddy, too!

Looks like they had fun!

Looks like they had fun!

She was worn out from all the fun!

She was worn out from all the fun!

Daddy and Son

Daddy and Son


Today, we went apple picking at Burnham’s Orchard in Berlin Heights. The weather was less than perfect, a little chilly and overcast, but we had fun nonetheless.  Here are just a few pictures from the day. I hope to post more pictures later, so enjoy these pictures in the mean time:

My adorable kids

Austin James

Adrianna Charlotte

Brittan and I took a vacation day on Friday, September 25, and spent the day with just the two of us.  It is wonderful to connect in a time that our lives are so busy.  We drove to Crocker Park for some shopping and had lunch at The Cheesecake Factory.  It was a beautiful day, sunny, and in the lower to mid 70’s. We were even able to eat outside on the patio and I wasn’t freezing cold and Brittan wasn’t too hot (this is rare for us!).  🙂  We also stopped at Trader Joe’s and picked up some food for the weekend.  One of our finds was a spicy thai stir fry sauce, which I will post pictures of below.

After lunch, we drove back to Sandusky and stopped at Mulvin’s veggie stand.  We got a little bit of everything: thai peppers, jalapenos, cucumbers, zuccini, potatoes, green, yellow and red peppers and onions…etc…  After picking out our fresh veggies, we dropped them off at home and stopped at the library for a movie to watch on Friday night.  After the library, we made our final stop at Hermes’ Winery. We did a wine tasting then purchased our favorite wine (Sunkissed).  It was a fun day and it reminded me why I married Brittan in the first place. He’s such a great husband (and daddy!).

Anyway, here are some pictures of the stir fry that we made tonight with our sauce from Trader Joes:

1. Just veggies
2. Add the chicken
3. Add the sauce and finished!




happy baby

A few months ago, Grandma Therese made this cute outfit for Adrianna. I finally got around to taking pictures of her in it and blogging about it. Doesn’t she look cute?? 🙂



Adrianna had her first biter biscuit today!  They are incredibly messy and sticky, but she had a great time feeding herself!

checking it out





I debated whether or not to post this, but I figure that it’s part of “our family circus”, so I’ll include it.  A few weeks ago, Austin had a slight bump on his forehead and we didn’t think much of it.  It looked like a mosquito bite, but a little bit bigger.  It started turning red and eventually turned into a blister and started to spread on his face.  After it started to spread, I thought it was a little more than just a bug bite or a rash.  I took him to the Peds on a Saturday morning and the Dr. said it was definitely impetigo, a bacterial skin infection.  Austin was prescribed the oral antibiotic  (Augmentin) and the antibiotic cream.  Thankfully, it pretty much cleared up about 4 days after he was on the antibiotics, so it looks almost 100% now.  Just a warning, the pictures are a little gross, but at least they were taken after the worse already passed.




On September 19, we went to the Oktoberfest at the Fairgrounds and had a great time!  The weather turned out beautifully and we were able to cheer on ND to a victory on the big screen.  They had activites for all ages and the kids had so much fun playing together with their cousins.

Grandma Vicki got ring pops for all the boys.




Brock Patrick


Brayden Paul

Goofy cousins:


They are not going to be happy when they see when they are older…

kissy face?

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