Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Irelands 1st Birthday!

Our little lady is 1 !! We celebrated with a cupcake themed birthday party; lasagne dinner, presents, strawberry shortcake cupcakes, chocolate mousse cupcakes, boston cream pie cupcakes, and Irelands very own Strawberry cupcake (which she wouldnt touch). She got all kinds of girly presents...dolls, shopping cart, shape sorter box of chocolates (my favorite - and yes, it was from me) and a pink soccer ball! It was a delicious and fantastic party. We were so excited that Oma and Opa were able to fly out and celebrate it with us. And thanks for the adorable tutu Aunt Jennie!

First BART Train ride!

Pumpkin Patch with Oma and Opa

Tea Time with Oma!

I found a cute little place in Lafayette called The French Bakery that has Tea Time. Mom and i went with the little birthday girl for High Tea (or whatever its called). It was very cute and the food was tasty.

Hawkeye family!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Whenever Jonah gets in the car when i pick him up after school, the first thing he does (after buckling his seat belt) is give Ireland a hi-5. He says, "Hi-5 Ireland" and she holds up her little fat hand and happily waits for him to slap it. Its totally cute.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Thursday, October 01, 2009

A bad day fixed by the best redhead ever!

Today was a rough day for me. Just annoyed about the usual stuff i get annoyed with... So yeah, i was mopey all day up to dinner time. During dinner I was singing along with the songs on the kids playlist on itunes (which is often playing during dinner since tobin really enjoys it – he seems to wander less and sit more with music on) and when I was done dramatically singing a song of I Love Trash with Oscar the Grouch, Jonah looked at me with a huge smile and happy eyes and said, “you did a good job mommy” ! ! ! I have never heard him say that before. This isn’t something he has heard someone else say, (which is usually what his language consists of...echolalia). He did this one all on his own. I was so proud of his little 6 word sentence that it brought a tear to my eye and reminded me that no matter how annoyed I get at times, there is nothing that makes me happier than my kids (and chocolate cake! Hehe). During bath time tonight, Jonah practiced writing his name with shaving cream (something his teacher recommended) on the glass shower door. He seemed to really like this new writing method (and i loved the bathroom smelling like a clean fresh man). He can spell out and write his name….of course sometimes its only legible to him!
(wow, these pictures make the bath water look really gross....didnt think my kids were that dirty)