Thursday, November 26, 2009


Jack, Andy, Mindy, and Ben

I love my family!

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Van Ride Trick

I can't believe my boys are more than six months old before we used the van ride trick!!

My parents said they used this all the time with my oldest sister, Ellie, who was a difficult one to get to sleep. They'd dress her in pajamas and go for a ride in the van until she fell asleep. Worked every time! (Until they tried bringing her in the house, of course.)

The boys only slept for forty-five minutes yesterday afternoon and were obviously still tired when they woke up. But they didn't want to go down again. So Andy and I packed them up in their carseats and headed to the grocery store. The plan: I would shop for the Thanksgiving stuff I still needed and Andy would drive around, letting the boys sleep. It worked. Like a charm.

When we came home an hour later, the boys were happy because they slept, mommy was happy to get out and get what she needed (by herself,) and daddy was happy because mommy was happy.

Gee, why didn't we think of this sooner?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Six Months Old

Jack and Ben, six months old

Jonathan Andrew

Benjamin David

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Enjoying a Warm Afternoon

Who would have thought that we could have enjoyed such a beautiful afternoon in Buffalo on November 14th?? I took the boys' excersaucers onto the front porch and we enjoyed the sunshine for more than an hour! What a nice treat!

Jack and Ben

Jack likes sticking out his tongue

Jack didn't want to keep his hat on after a while

Baby Ben

Ben laughs at his brother

Jack and Ben - hey, who putta mirror out here?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Uncle Matt's 30th Birthday

We helped Matt, Andy's brother, celebrate his 30th birthday!

The Sauer men that came to celebrate: cousin Danny, Uncle Matt, Tommy, Ben, Uncle Peter, Andy and Jack

Tommy with the birthday boy (Can you see Uncle Matt's dimples? They run in the family!)

Happy Birthday, Uncle Matty!

Anna is 8, going on 18

I made these cookies for dessert... yummy!

The cake as requested: chocolate on chocolate

The kids enjoyed watching the picture slideshow I made!

Ben's first taste of ice cream with Uncle Peter... a success!

Jack's taste with daddy... it's a winner!

Uncle Matt and Peter play with Jack

Ben and Grandma Sauer

Monday, November 9, 2009

And the Family Keeps Growing

Cousins Ben, Matthew and Jack - just 7 weeks apart

Nana and her grandchilden so far until February 2010 when Ellie is due to have another boy!
Jonathan, Matthew and Benjamin

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Six Months Old

Jack and Ben are six months old!