Friday, December 18, 2009
Thank goodness for shop vacs.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This year started a new tradition for us. It was so much fun to go out with the whole fam and pick our own tree and celebrate the coming holiday. I think Hudson was SUPER pumped to have been included... Although, he was slightly wigged when the trailer we were in started moving. It took him a while, but eventually, he chilled out and just rode with us.
Whoah. Hey... what the?? Jesus, is this thing supposed to be moving? Everyone! Get low!
Layla, Hudson (see him there, right in front of Jake?), and daddy dragging our prize tree out of the woods.
Check this sucker out.
Whoo hooo!! Tractor trailer rides are fun!
Mommy and Layla. Merry Christmas to all!!!
This video cracks me up. Layla is daddy's little helper. He yells for Hudson, Layla yells for Hudson. He says "good boy", Layla says "good boy". Precious.
Monday, December 14, 2009
These past few weeks with you have been hilarious. You're learning about a billion things a day and every day you talk more. You had me laughing so hard I was crying last night because you were making your silly faces and then laughing at yourself. You reminded me so much of me!! Daddy's going to love the fact that you think you're so funny... just like I think I'm funny!!
I hear Santa has a lot of your wishes crossed off his list. Once again, this year you will be a very spoiled little girl. But, I think you deserve it. It's your sibling that will be added to the family in years to come that will probably suffer and get far less than you did!
And, to those of you who are as fully aware that our camera sucks as we are, my mom got us a new camera for Christmas so come the end of the month, the Sherman pics will no longer look like a glob of snot was covering our lens when we took the picture. Hats off to Olympus though. This camera made it through a deployment in Kuwait and some serious slams on the ground and floor since then.
Bean modeling her 2009 Christmas dress. She's pretty pumped about it, especially because it's not scratchy.
Chillin with her best bud.
I love frosting!
Friday, December 4, 2009
I brought my camera in today, but of course forgot the USB cord. My darn memory card doesn't fit into the card reader that's installed on my work computer, so, ya'll are gonna have to wait another day. I promise to get my tail into the basement tomorrow a.m. with pictures of our trip to the Christmas tree farm from last weekend and our trip to G'ma and G'pa's for Thanksgiving.
This weekend, we're taking Layla to lunch with Santa, then to a friend's Christmas party where Santa will also be making an appearance (he's one busy man this time of year). Then Grandpa Rog will be popping in for a visit w/ us on Sunday. Lot's of fun!
Stay tuned, and please don't send hate mail.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Layla took her first steps on October 22, 2008, but here's a glimpse of how well she was moving around on November 13, 2008.
She is soooo grown up now compared to this. She runs so fast I can hardly keep up with her! How did she grow up so fast in just one year!?!?
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Here are some things I've learned this year:
1. It's not selfish to think about yourself before others every once in a great while.
2. Coloring your own hair is easy and cheap. I am not above it!
3. It took me 31.75 years to grow up the courage to have someone besides my mom wax my eyebrows. They did not fall off and they look just fine.
4. I've learned to accept the things I cannot change and change the things I can (although, I don't always know the difference).
5. People who ask for advice over and over and don't take it, don't really want your advice. So, when those people continue to ask me for advice, I am going to start talking in gibberish to see what they say.
6. Glee is the best show to hit t.v. in like 32 years.
7. When it comes to kids - nothing is permanent - good or bad.
8. When it comes to kids - each day with them is better than the day before.
9. Friends who are far away and busy with lives of their own are always near and dear to my heart.
10. Family is the root of all happiness. And Zen, well, Zen is when I look into Layla's big baby blue's see all that she's learning and all that she'll learn from us.
Happy Flippin Bday to meeee!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Layla and her buddy Buzz Lightyear, I mean Ryan (the bee costume was his when he was little).
Proud whinny the pooh bee.
Hey, you like my punkin?
Really daddy? Really?
A little late, and out of sequence, but you know what they say about that... Better late than, well, you know how it goes. ;) Halloween at the Sherman house went off without a hitch. Layla dressed up as Whinny the Pooh, dressed up as a bumble bee. The costume was courtesy of the Roemer's (Ryan wore it when he was younger). Layla was very proud of her costume and wore it almost all night. The only time she wanted to take it off was towards the end of the Roemer party when she had been playing for some time and was getting "too ott" (too hot).
A few nights before the party, we carved the pumpkin that came from Grandma D and Grandpa Ice's house. Layla made all the decisions on the face and daddy did the carving according to her requests. Don't mind the beads in her mouth in the shots. Daddy gave her Packer beads and now she's obsessed w/them. Hence them hanging out of her mouth in some of these.
Halloween was Layla's first real exposure to candy. Wow. Now I know why parents are so over the top when people try to give their kids candy. It was like someone fed Layla cocaine with a spoon. We really tried to regulate her intake, but geeze, it was Halloween and there was candy flying at her from everywhere!! We paid for the candy intake starting at about 2:00 a.m. on Nov 1. She was up from 2:00 a.m. on and it was not pretty for mommy and daddy, who stayed up until almost 1:00 a.m. Nice move mom and dad!!
Monday, October 26, 2009
After he shot. What a dork. ;)
Oddly enough, these goats were picky. After this pig scarfed all the food Layla had in her hand, Layla bent down to pick some up off the ground and feed it to the goat. He wasn't having any of that.
Pictures below are just some randoms of the weekend. I'm seeing more and more each day how badly we need a new camera. Dear Santa, please send new camera.
New potty, drinkin' chocolate milk. She was mad that this potty didn't have a "flusher", but we're trying to tackle this potty training things from all angles!
Here's Bean singing the intro of "Single Ladies" and a little of "Zippity do da". Then she says hi to almost everyone in the fam and then some. Too funny. She was sitting on the counter playing w/ play dough (from Auntie Megan and Uncle Hot Hair).
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
In this video, you'll probably sense the exhaustion in my voice when she walks away from her book and tries to take the camera from me. Then you'll note that I've fallen off my rocker by teaching Layla to "shake her booty". Great values, mom.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
So, I suppose that sums up the past few weeks in a nut shell. We've been moving at warp speed and we're pooped. Work's killing us both, Layla is in "never stops talking" phase and the "ShermBurger" wedding is coming up on us at an alarming rate!
Jake's fall softball team is doing "so-so"... I dunno, I think maybe they're at 2-1 right now?? I stopped listening before summer ball ended. ;) Absolutely notta going on with me. Just trying to enjoy the time I have with Layla at night and on the weekends. I swear, ever day she blasts at us with more energy than the day before! She's really starting to come in to her own, that's for sure.
Today, we had our annual family photo shoot - Jake, Layla, Mommy and Hudson (of course). It went really well and we managed to get all the outside shots in before the rain started (I see now that the sun is coming out but oh well, I think we got some pretty sweet shots in). Layla got some by herself in the studio as well. I think they're all going to turn out great, as our photographer shared a few of the pictures with us straight off her camera. Even Hudson had a self portrait done!! :) Amy (photographer) was impressed with how well Layla did and said that she's not used to 2 year olds doing that well for photo shoots (hmmm... imagine that, Layla enjoying her moment in the spotlight). She recommended that I send some of Layla's pics (ones that we had taken today or ones we take ourselves) to Kohl's for their ads. I guess they do all the photo shoots for their catalogues / circulars in Milwaukee - wouldn't that be fun!?
As soon as we have some of the shots from today's shoot, I'll post them for you. No seriously, I will. For now, I'm signing off... I have a crick in my neck from typing and waiting on hold with the world's LOUDEST, most ANNOYING hold music ever. Grrrrr.