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Thursday, October 30, 2008


Lorelai brought home her first official arts and crafts project from school!! She made a bat headband just in time for my favorite holiday. Hooray!!

As you can see I tried to keep both of her hands full-her "nite nite" in one and her juice in the other-so she would have something else to focus on besides taking her headband off. Since she's all about sharing everything right now, she immediately tried to give me her juice.
Rethinking her generous offer.

That sweet face speaks for itself. :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

When One's Just Not Enough

The first two pictures in this post don't really pertain to the title, but I just thought they were cute and wanted to include them anyway.

Our precious angel with that "deer in the headlights" look.
Now there's the fun-loving girl we know and love.

Back to the title...Lorelai is defintiely a "stuffer." She grabs as much food as possible in one handful and proceeds to stuff as much of it as she can into her mouth in one swift motion. This particular photo catches our lovely daughter in all her glory preparing to inhale about 10 pretzels.
A close-up of the handful she's desperately trying to consume all at once.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Say "Cheese"

Lorelai is actually sitting still for the camera, looking in the the right direction, and waiting until the flash goes off before proceeding with her desired activity. Finally!! Won't ruin these cute pictures with captions.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bits & Pieces

Lorelai got some really cute Halloween pajamas from my mom. Since she is quite the little mover and shaker now, it's kind of difficult to get a "still portrait" of her. I wanted to take a picture of her new outfit though, so I took pictures of the individual embellishments that made it stand out.

The black cat feet.

Kitty witch on a broom.
The logo.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


We've always thought that William looks an awful lot like his dad (my little brother), Craig. If he didn't favor him enough in the past, he certainly does now. He got glasses last week and he is the spitting image of his dad.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Cousins Catching Up

Last weekend my mom, Lorelai, and I went to visit my cousin Sarah and her two precious girls, Grace and Elizabeth. Sarah and I have birthdays 3 weeks apart and practically grew up together. Hopefully our girls will grow up the same way, especially since they live so close to one another.

On the way to Sarah's house I managed to sneak a bow into Lorelai's hair. I kept her hands busy by giving her an over-sized straw to play with and gnaw on. By the time we got there though, she had removed the unwanted object and given it to me. We'll keep trying. :)
Aunt Connie with baby Elizabeth.
Lorelai making her wants/needs known by getting her snack ready.

Enjoying the unseasonably warm weather by modeling this adorable dress and saddle oxfords. Have a feeling that with the cooler weather sweeping in this dress will soon be retired.
Miss Grace, looking gorgeous in her bold stripes.
What's more fun than a sheep in a tutu?
Having fun in mama's shoes.
The next generation of cousins warming up to each other. They played very well together.
Can't stand this picture of me, but for the benefit of Lorelai I included it as she looks so sweet.
Sarah and her newest edition. Elizabeth was remarkably well-behaved and gorgeous to boot!
Sarah, her mini-me Grace, and sweet little Elizabeth. The fabulous Kolb trio of lovely ladies!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Skunk on the Loose

My good friend Jamie is an amateur photographer. Last weekend she took some fabulous pictures of Landon in his Halloween costume. He is too precious for words. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Funky Fashionista

Ah, to be a kid again. When else can you wear a "polo" type dress and Converse high tops without being mocked mercilessly on the streets? :) I think she looks precious; the perfect combination of preppy and sporty.

Such a Big Girl

Well, it's official, our little girl is growing up. She was promoted to the toddler room at school and she's starting to blow kisses. Everyday it's something new!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Katie, JJ, and Hank

Back in September, Dan's cousin Katie gave birth to a precious baby boy named Henry-AKA Hank. This is a post including pictures on and before the day of his birth and the one month pictures we just received. I apologize that these pictures don't have better captions, but since I wasn't present for any of them I'm not sure what to say.

The gorgeous mother-to-be in Hank's monkey room.
Katie and JJ.

The happy trio.

What a sweet face!

The start of his one-month-old montage. Notice the Penn State shirt? Katie is an alum and her mom is Aunt Diane.
Grandma Jacob-or to Hank, Great-grandma Jacob.
Some father/son pictures.

How cute!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Inspired by Aunt Diane

Last week Dan's Aunt Diane sent Lorelai some Penn State barrettes. For those of you that don't know Dan's affinity for the Nittany Lions, let's just say that while people in this part of our nation say that their blood runs orange or garnet, Dan's runs navy blue and white. Lorelai has never worn bows as she is a bit lacking in the hair department, but when these adorable barrettes arrived I couldn't help myself.

Here is a close-up of the barrettes since when I tried to photograph them in her head she wouldn't sit still.
My attempt of getting a picture of her wearing her new hair accessories.

Of course when I realized how cute she looked in barrettes my mission for the week was to find others. I finally found some at Target and miraculously one of them matched this colorful outfit. I think she looks adorable!

**Since these pictures were taken, she has removed every barrette I've tried to put in her hair. I think the only reason she left it in at all was because both of her hands were full of toys. Perhaps eventually she will come around to wearing them.**