Saturday, October 31, 2009


We are getting very excited for Halloween! Cole really wanted nothing to do with cleaning out his pumpkin, as he told me, "Just You Do It!" I carved my first "High Tech" pumpkin, which for me is anything but the triangle eyes and nose. Things you do for your kids! Jamin of course had to upstage in the pumpkin making, and perfectly carved the Boo ghost. I was rather proud of the outcome of both pumpkins, and Cole was more than pleased with his Little Monster pumpkin.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy 8 Month Caden!

We are still shocked that 8 months has gone by this quickly! Soon we will have a 3 year old and a 1 year old! They sure do keep us busy, but we wouldn't have it any other way!
Happy Birthday Caden! We Love you so much!

*How about you stop pulling up on everything, and lets not walk for a couple more months. :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Congratulations Linds and Scott!

This past Saturday was Lindsey Hinckley's wedding. She has been one of my best friends since my sophomore year of college. Her and Scott's wedding was so unique, and creatively done. Her mom is absolutely amazing, and had an awesome group of friends and family that made the day possible. I am not the best at describing, as I leave that to my husband. The theme/ tone was very "Gatsby," so vintage, and it really gave me and a chance to step outside of my "Plain Jane" box. (Or as I prefer to say, classic!) The colors were black and white, and it almost seemed club like at the reception. So much time and thought went into every detail. Linds had said she wanted something different, and not like anything else she had been to. She and her mom delivered, and it was AMAZING! The ceremony was beautiful, and in true Hinckley fashion, they threw one heck of a party. Jamin loved all the details, as he embraces anything historical/vintage. He also didnt mind the cigars they gave out, but I told him that it was just for show, and not actually to be used ;)
She was a beautiful bride, and I am so happy for her and Scott. I wish them all the best!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Dentist Visit

It was obvious Cole had never visited the dentist, exhibited by his cadre of fervent exclamations like, “I’m going too the dentist!” He clearly hadn’t yet experienced the odor of his own tooth polarizing to dust under the distinctive whine of a drill, or the pain of a four-inch needle penetrating to the back of his jaw. No, the dentist was just another milestone too boyhood.

The dentist explained that you want their first visit to be a good experience so there was going to be no need to hold him down, to our relief. To ease any anxiety they turned on cartoons and he sat on Nicole’s lap in the chair with one of those ubiquitous dentist bibs and a pair of Mickey Mouse sunglasses for the bright light. Either due to my affectionate manner or rapist wit (Dumb & Dumber reference), as soon as they were recumbent in the chair Cole whimpered out, “Daddy?” So now I sat in the chair with Cole until the electric polisher brush came close to his mouth and he sprang for the next name on his list, “Grandma Julie?” With a slightly crushed ego we persevered on with the electric brush with no avail; even after some cute words of encouragement from the dentist’s three-year-old son. Instead of planting a deep seed of fear we skipped the brush and went to opening his mouth like a crocodile to check for “sugar bugs,” i.e. cavities, with the mirror and probe. Too our joy, this elicited no further qualms and we wrapped up a visit with a clean checkup.

Spoils of floss, new toothbrushes and balloons were heaped forth for a superb job. He was additionally rewarded with a visit to the “treasure box,” which culminated in him choosing a florescent yellow unsharpened pencil, over animal figurines, eye patches and Dracula teeth to name a few. Now if we can keep slaying these “sugar bugs” we’ll keep these dentist visits platonic.