Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Is there something on my face?

It's a moment to mark on the calendar... it's monumental... unheard of! That's right, Jenny let Levi feed himself something messy. I think it's a bean dip that he's already eaten the bread for - for the record. Cute and awesomely messy!

Vacuuming with Mama!

Our friend Roxy came to visit us in Chicago this week! I unfortunately didn't get to see her, but I talked to her on the phone when Jenny locked them (including herself) out of the apartment....

They got back in :)

This weekend was craziness! Between parties, Levi enjoyed some R&R with his Nani and the piano - and a pretzel stick.

We celebrated my Mom's Grandma's (Maude) 90th birthday this weekend! Here are the three Great Great Grandchildren.

All the parents tried to get the kids attentions by yelling "yay!" and clapping; Levi thought it was too loud. :(

"Look, I'm listening... give me a cookie!"

Yes, I'm convinced that is how he thinks. He's devious.

"The cookies are ov'r dere"

Here are the five generations on my side

Unfortunately, we haven't been able to get Mr. Personality to do the spin dance on camera, but I did teach him something inappropriately hilarious. That's what Daddies are for!

Have a great week everyone! We're headed to Canada for Thanksgiving to visit the awesome Roundys and practice our French! "Wee Wee!" (I guarantee that spelling isn't even correct) We'll post from Canada with some awesome international material but until then enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for checking in.... again! And please pray for all the girls in Chicago whose dresses burned up in the fire this evening... good-bye Eva's Bridal... :(


"May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my ROCK and my REDEEMER." ~Psalm 19:14

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Flower Belly of My Fatness...!"

"Welcome back to my life!"

Wow! I can't believe that it's been over two weeks since we posted last. It's just been one of those crazy busy months. Anyways, Levi is doing very well and is a talking machine! He's been giving Jenny a good workout with his need for activity and if you haven't seen him do his spinning dance, well, you better come visit!

Here's Levi in a very matchy matchy outfit, getting ready for a cold day out with Mama

We also got to spend another lovely evening with the Dalach boys!
Levi LOVES babies!
(and yes he still is one)
We've also been trying to spend more time outside now that Levi is a walkin' monster! He loves the park that we live by and says hi and bye to everyone he sees.

So High!

Sammi and Dylan visited two weekends ago. Sammi gave Levi a little Professional touch-up.

All better and tired...

Jenny had a yoga and spa day downtown, so Levi and I got to have a "dude night." We spent the first hour or so going through some of the files and news articles in my briefcase.

"Anything left in there buddy?"


Before we left for Las Vegas last week, the Broglis had an early Halloween party! Levi and I were Allen and Carlos (from "the Hangover" - Post- Jared Subway Diet) and Jenny was Snow Black... still the fairest one of all.

We made it! Here we are in Old Las Vegas (Fremont Strip).

We were in Las Vegas for a full week, so we had to come up with additional activities. The Valley of Fire National Park was quite impressive! Here's Jenny and Steve (we went with the Broglis) chillin' in some funky rock formations.

Did some climbing...

Being fancy on the Strip... drivin' our sweet 300 and on our way home from the Palms!

We had a pretty cool view of the strip and the City Center from our Suite.

Back home in Chicago!
(Thanks for a great time Broglis!)
We were greeted with a care-package from uncle Jim.
Levi can now be a Monster all the time! Levi-Trumpy (Trump is's Mascot,
but we like to call him Trumpy as we don't like the Donald)
Caught searching through Mama's purse

And searching through drawers pulled out of the table...

"Hey you... what you think you're doin'?"
Well, that's the last two weeks in a nut shell! Sorry for the delay but thanks for checkin' and have a great rest of the week. I'll be in training all next week, so I'll try to post a few pictures before I leave, but if I don't get a chance have a great next two weeks and make sure you give us a call to come visit and see the Levi Spin Dance (or maybe we'll just post a video soon). God bless!

Also, you may have spent the entire post trying (in vain) to determine the meaning of the title... well, there is no explanation other than it was the lyrics to one of Carli Brogli's Made-up Songs during our trip in Las Vegas. Somehow it was suppose to describe how she felt (FYI ~ she's prego). Well, that's all I have to say. I pretty much just needed to have documentation of its existence for future reference... "flower belly of my fatness!"

"Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for HIM to act."
~ Psalms 37:7a