Sunday, November 22, 2009


We started work on the addition to our house this week. If we were having any second thoughts, there is no turning back now. Here are some pics before the construction started and one-week into it. I'll post others as the project progresses. I was sad to see the patio go, but we need the extra space more than we need the patio.

Tom's Family

As I mentioned in the last post, my parents, sister Stephanie, and nephews Kyle and McKay came into town for the baby blessing. It was great to see them, and we got to do some touristy-type things that I don't usually do.

The first thing McKay wanted to do was go to the ocean. I told him it would be cold, but he didn't care. He's 9. The water was freezing, but he was undeterred. He got in the water on three of the five days they were here. I went in once.

We also went to the Midway Museum. I've lived in San Diego for three years and never done that. I thought it was fascinating. Well worth the price of admission.

Sadie's favorite things on the Midway were the big pot that she hid in and the helicopter that had seatbelts. She must have tried on every seatbelt.
We also went to Sea World...
...where Kyle and McKay were the only people to sit in the "splash zone." Those two are nuts.

We also spent a lot of time just hanging out at my house. It was pretty cute watching Sadie interact with the older boys.

Ashlynn's Blessing

Last Sunday (November 15), we blessed baby Ashlynn. My parents and sister, Stephanie, came into town for the blessing. Two of my nephews, Kyle and Benson, also came for the blessing. Ashlynn was sound asleep, until I stood up to take her to the front of the chapel. She then proceeded to cry through the entire blessing. The first picture is appropriate.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween and some pics of big little ashlynn

For Halloween, Ashlynn was a cat.
Sadie had two costumes. She started off as a ballerina...

...but after she fell and ripped a hole in her tights, we went with the back-up plan. A giraffe.
After Sadie filled up her little pumpkin with goodies,
she had a good time passing out candy with daddy.
And here are some non-Halloween pictures:
Little Ashlynn's not so little anymore.

Jill's looking pretty good for someone who just had a baby.

I can't get over how sweet Sadie is to Ashlynn. I thought the change would be tough on Sadie. But she has embraced her little sister from day one and is loves being a big sister.