Archive for November, 2012

We left last Tuesday for our trip back to Texas. It was our first time flying with both kids and all things considered, they did really well.  Jacob was very excited to take his new backpack and wore it the whole time while walking through the airport like such a big boy.

Sorry about the blurry picture.  Not only was it taken on my phone but it’s impossible to get Bebup to hold still these days. 🙂

For those of you that are wondering what Jacob was carrying in his bag (we had a few random travelers ask in the airport), it was stuffed full with a few books, his leaptop (thanks Aunt Kristen!), a diaper, snacks, a couple of cars and his teddy bear.

Lilian enjoyed her first plane flight on her 8 month birthday.  Unlike her brother when he was a baby, she isn’t into being held while she sleeps so there was not much napping for her on Tuesday.  She still did very well despite the lack of sleep.

Since we flew into Dallas our original plan was to stay overnight with Tricia and Jay on Tuesday night, see a few friends Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning and then drive to Austin on Wednesday after lunch.  Unfortunately, Abigail was diagnosed with pneumonia on Tuesday morning.  When we landed we found out that it would be best not to expose Jacob and Lilian to her for 48 hours, until her news had time to kick in.

We quickly switched gears and decided to drive to Austin that evening.  We were able to meet up with Tricia, Nicolas and Josiah at a park near their home and then eat Mexican food with them before we got back in the car.  Our friend Veronica also joined us at the restaurant and was finally able to meet Miss Lilian.

After dinner we dressed the kids in their jammies and drove to Austin.  We arrived at my parent’s house a bit after midnight.  Right after Keith was pulled over for speeding.  Thankfully, the officer had pity on us when he heard Lilian screaming in the backseat (those flashing lights are really bright when your carseat is rear-facing!), coupled with my description of our last minute change of plans and only issued a warning.

While our day didn’t go exactly as planned we were very thankful for safe travels, family and friends who dropped everything to accommodate us, and the opportunity to introduce Lilian to her cousin Josiah and Miss Veronica.

Stay tuned for day 2…

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And We’re Back!

We just returned from a wonderful trip back to Texas for Thanksgiving.  Lilian finally met the rest of her family and had her first taste of mexican food!  We squeezed as much into a short 6 days as we could and have lots of fun pictures to post.

One of my favorite moments from our trip was seeing GGB (Great Grandma Brunone) meet her 13th great grandchild and the first great grand daughter in 7 years and after 7 boys!

Stay tuned for more pictures!

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Saturday Morning Photo Shoot

While the boys were outside doing lawn work, Lilian and I decided to have some fun with the camera.


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Someone learned a new skill yesterday!

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Jacob’s Time Machine

I don’t know where he got the idea that he could transport himself from our house to Nana’s house in the highchair, but I think the two funniest parts are right at the end when he thanks me “very much” for telling him how informative our chat was and when he looks up to say good bye to his fans.

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A Word From Lilian

Please excuse my noises, but I couldn’t get Jacob to participate with the camera running.

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Ole Blue Eyes



I can’t believe they haven’t changed yet!

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