Tuesday, October 28, 2008


It is quite chilly in our house this morning. The heater is on in the living room and I put in Joseph's favorite movie. A few minutes later when I went to check on him I found him here.

"yes Joseph"
"I got blanket"
"Welcome to a typical Ashley Avenue winter Joseph"

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Christopher

which was a week ago. . . . I've been a total slacker on the posting. Our dear friend Steven came in from Columbia for the evening and we went to Santi's (I know - shocking) for dinner.Daddy & Joseph with their matching hats. It was actually a little chilly but we still wanted to eat outside.
Steven & Linnea feeling some margarita effects. . . . . or maybe it was the free birthday shot.I don't even remember taking this picture.

Ready for winter

Joseph is ready for cold weather! Nanny made a winter sweater for Joseph and gave me her leftover yarn. So I knitted a matching scarf & hat. Joseph isn't too thrilled with the scarf but likes the hat and sweater. He'll be glad for the scarf when the cold Indiana winds hit him at Christmas.

Monday, October 20, 2008

somedays . . .

. . . .life is just better when you have a basket on your head. . . .

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

baby's got a brand new car

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

another whirlwind trip . . .

so we were in Nashville again this past weekend for another wedding. apparently we were so busy that I took about 3 pictures . . . and here they are.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Joseph stands up for the ducks

The other morning I was working in the office when I hear Joseph, clearly in distress, in the living room. I can tell from the screams that he's not hurt . . . but he could be stuck . . . .

So I run in and I find Joseph standing in front of the television with index finger extended. By this point the screams have turned to "NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!" . . . "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!"

Apparently, travesty of all travesties, Jumpy the Squirrel was eating the ducks' food. Curious George was glad to have Joseph's help in rectifying the situation.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Joseph does the ABC dance

Thursday, October 2, 2008

you know you're the mama of a 2-year-old

when you open your dresser drawer and find these. . . .

when you go to put on your shoes and find this . . . .

when you have been at work for 3 hours and find this stuck to your leg. . .