Wednesday, December 10, 2008

After the Train...

We wandered around Oaks Park - closed for the season.

The Christmas Train!

First candy canes ever!

First time meeting Santa!

Thanksgiving '08 at Our House

Thankful for eachother.

Please pass the brussels...ummm...never mind...

Handsome host.

Clint brought a celebrity - Sean. He's a famous actor.

The Freney/McCrackens and Gill's necklace.

The kids' table!

The grown-ups' table.

Luke Drawings

Portrait of Daddy with glasses.

A cat.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

What a 2-year old dreams...

A couple mornings ago, Luke was sleeping in our bed. I was reading and Sean and Daddy were downstairs eating waffles. Luke stirred and sat up -- all pink, puffy-eyed and messy-haired. I said, "Good morning." and he said, "I have a ladybug on my eye and it flew in my ear!" (Poking at his eye.) So I said, "Wow! No wonder you woke up!" And Luke replied, "Yeah, and Max and Ruby are here!" "Max and Ruby are here? In our HOUSE?!" I said. "No, on the sidewalk! And we finding bugs!" He held out his little palm and showed it to me, "I had loooots and loooots of bugs!"

I told him that's what a dream is and he had a really nice one. He flumped back down on the pillow and whispered, all dreamy-eyed, "Yeah, Mommy."

Now, if I could find out what dogs dream, I'd know the secret to Life.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lick it and suck it!

I like the view from our dining room window in the Fall

We love Adriana!

Adriana and Luke May 2006

Adriana and Sean, May 2006

Adriana and Luke and Sean, November 2008
(The boys look older, Adriana looks younger.)

The following photos were taken by the best thing that ever happened to the Belt Family as a whole: Adriana. (or "Diwanna" as the boys say) She has been a member of the family since Luke and Sean were 3 months old and they are better boys because of it.

We love you, Adriana!

Making awesomely tall towers..

and super cool paths.
Lining up the dinosaurs to put in place on...

the dinosaur puzzle.

Sean loooooves his trains!

He can usually be found clutching as many as he can carry to his tummy.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pamela Perry the Great

Ode to the World's Greatest Friend, Fastest Seamstress, Best Merchandiser, Most Hilarious Conversationalist, Rudest Restaurant Hostess, Cutest Dresser, 2nd Best Remodler, and now Best Blogger Ever:
Thank you! We love you!
And a shout out to your faithful sidekick: Sparky!
Just kidding, Niko!
(for more Pamela fun, visit: )

Elvis Sightings (I can't do justice to Pamela's narrative of the Trick-or-Treating. You have to visit her blog.)

Luke's bell bottoms are blue, Sean's are purple.

The beautiful sequined backs.
See Pamela's blog for hilarious comparison to Siegfried and Roy.

Special treats from Vicky

Posing with Akila and Lewis on our front porch. (Not a great picture of Lewis and Akila, but, whatever. It's our blog.)



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Another Sunday with Lilliam, Gew and Cwis

le Tart
A possibly very scary -- but maybe just funny -- animated, talking headless bride. Three of us kept a wary eye on her.

The gang with Mr Pig's man.

New Toy Catalogues

Relaxing on the couch in their underwear and jammies, poring over the new toy catalogues...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What happens in Vegas...

Jumping on the beds in our cool hotel room!
We had dinner at The Rainforest Cafe, because I figured the boys would love the moving animals and jungle theme. Well...after the first fake thunder and lightning storm and the elephants lifting their trunks, Luke asked to me to put his hood up and he kept it that way all through dinner. I think he felt safer and possibly, "drier." Every time the jaguar over the kitchen door swished his tail, turned his head and looked at Luke, he would climb into my lap and watch until it looked away again. Poor kid barely noticed his $10.00 hot dog.
Sean was interested, but wary.
Yikes -- that weirdo from the plane again.
Daddy and the boys on the Strip.
Back in the room for some late night reading...and pastries in bed the next morning! Deluxe!

Luke's farewell arrangement at the Vegas airport.

Utah Part 4:

Thank you, Grandma and Grandpa, and Becky and Rick!!