Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Going for a Walk...

We have been trying to go on a 
little walk every evening 
after dinner.
Its a nice little outing,
the kids ride bikes 
and I push baby in the stroller.
Lately the weather has been very
so an evening walk is perfect.
If we go on a long walk,
James little legs get mighty tired
of peddling that trike...
so we discovered if you put the front wheel
in the stroller basket,
he can still sit or stand 
on the trike
while I am pushing the stroller.
Like a home-made 
buggy board!
James thinks this is the best invention ever!

Monday, July 29, 2013


Over a month ago my sister and her family 
came for a visit...
So we all planned an evening of 
family pictures!
Since we were all colour coordinated and 
lookin' good,
we did some family pictures of our 
little family...
Hands down,
my favorite family picture of us!

I think we kinda 
each other...
My entire family...
we are a nice lookin little group!
And just keep on growing...
2 more on the way in the fall!
I lost the hotshoe on the tripod,
so we used a ladder and the self-timer...
It was tough,
but they turned out pretty good!
The girls of the family!
{Jon was the photographer here...
he did a good job and kept us all
laughing with his crazy angles and 
snap-happy attitude!}
Mom and Dad...
the head of this big ol' family!
As you can tell from the photos,
they are a completely 
serious couple...
Love my family!
Love the unity.
The friendships.
The loyalty.
Family is everything...
We are blessed...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

9 months old...

This girl is growing up so fast...
I need to figure out how to make her slow down a bit!
She is now 18lbs 13oz!
and 28" long!
She is one tall girl!
Angelina has been pulling herself up on
for a long time now...
but just reticently she has been letting go 
and standing all on her own!
And now she has even been trying to take some steps!!
She falls right away though...
and I'm just fine with that!
While Angelina might be a quiet and contented little thing,
she is fast and curious!
Sometimes I put her in the middle of the floor,
turn my back for 
and shes gone!
She loves to play in Elsie's room...
because she isn't supposed to be in there due to 
little objects being down low!
Her other new place to play is in the baggie drawer!
She screams and cries because she cant quite 
open the drawer up by herself...
then out of pure frustration,
she manages to open it just enough for her to
squeeze her hand in an grab out a fistful of baggies!
She just might turn out to be a busy 
little thing,
like her brother!
Lord help me!
We love our busy little
{as James affectionately calls her!}
Perfect little girl...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Snack Time...

We have a new favorite snack here...
Now that fresh fruit is in season,
the kids cant get enough 
fresh fruit smoothies!
Plus Daddy bought us a new blender with 
a Smoothie button...
and the blender is orange...
so the kids always beg to take it out!
We put 
strawberries, blueberries, apples,
spinach {don't tell!}
frozen raspberries
and pineapple!
yum, yum!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sleep Time...

                           Getting Angelina to take a nap
is sometimes a 
pretty tough task!
She has inherited that great
Ostrowski gene of
"I don't need a nap!"
Most days it isn't unusual for her 
to wake up around 9:30
then take her first nap around 
3:00...then be good until her 
8:00 bedtime!
That's a lot of awake time for such a little girl!
Good thing she is a happy and giggly little thing 
while awake for that long!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Water Girl...

Angelina loves being outside...
if she sees an open door,
she crawls over to it as fast as she can
and cries till we bring her out.
Her primary reasons for wanting out are
1. Water...pool, water table, buckets of water...she loves water!
2. Eating grass and bits of leaves and who knows 
what else! I've pretty much given up on
keeping things out of her mouth...
she spits everything out anyhow!
3. Sandbox! She loves sand! She loves to just 
sift it through her hands...
through she also likes to eat it!
 James loves being outside too...
in his underpants.
Because its nice and cool.
And when you are 3 its totally acceptable 
to wear just your undies anywhere you go!
Angelina stands next to everything in site!
She is starting to want to climb on top
of things too!
And she now stands all by herself
in the middle of the room for a 
few seconds before falling down!
Sometimes she tries to let go of whatever she is standing
next to and just
walk way...
but her legs are too wobbly...
and she has a nice little bruise on her 
cheek from trying.
The first of many,
I'm thinking!

Give this baby a bucket of water
and she will keep busy for quite some time!
She loves to splash in water...
This pictures sums up my favorite little things 
about Baby this summer 
that I don't want to forget...
the baby rolls,
chubby fingers,
soggy diaper from playing in water,
over turned water bucket,
tan lines in fat rolls,
wonder and exploration...
I love this age...

Monday, July 15, 2013


We are still alive!
With summer in full swing 
Blogging has taken a back burner!
We drop into bed tired from a full day in the sun...
The kids have been staying up way, way past bedtime lately,
And sleeping in so late that its not 
Unusual to to find us just finishing
Breakfast at close to noon! 
.We have been so busy enjoying summer 
that I haven't even looked 
at the fourth of July pictures!
I may or not post them 
by Christmas time
at the rate I go lately!
if you don't see any new blog posts from me
for awhile,
just know its because we are out and about
fully embracing summer time...
all to soon it will be 
winter with snow and school and 
staying home and bundled up!
So we are going to enjoy this 
as long as we can!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Working Man...

James takes after his Daddy...
he is a hard worker
and he loves to get dirty while working!
Ted and Ceara have been doing some landscaping,
so sometimes James goes and
because nothing is quite as fun as dirt!
 Angelina just sits on a blanket,
eats some snacks and
supervises the work.
 I think Jon secretly loves it when
Ted calls and asks for help...
Jon has a need to always be busy,
so sometimes he gets bored at home
and needs a project or two to keep him busy!
 James analyzes everything his Daddy does...
then he mimics him.
 I'm sure that at almost 3,
James knows how to use a shovel
better than a lot of adults!
He is truly a good workin' man!
 I love watching James play.
He really believes he is doing big things...
In his mind,
he isn't playing...
he is doing big man work!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Almost 7mo Pictures {at 8monthes!}

I am always behind with things...
so it's only fitting that
I post
Angelina's 7month baby pictures
now that she is 8months old!
It is amazing what
the difference that just one month makes!
In these pictures
her front teeth had just come though,
but you cant even see them!
And her hair is so much longer now!
Today Elsie put a little barrett in baby's hair and
it stayed in!
Angelina loves being outside...
if the slider door if open,
she makes a mad dash crawling to get outside.
I love her little tan lines in her fat rolls on her arms.
You can tell she is an outside girl!
She has gotten really good with
keeping things out of her mouth!
Even when we go to the beach,
she loves to just feel the sand and not eat it.
Angelina is never happy just to
sit down and play...
she is constantly pulling herself up on things...
even the wall!
Far too often she has even tried to stand
without holding onto anything!
One day she even took a little step...
but she fell down right away!
{thank goodness because I'm doing my best to keep her my baby}
She eats pretty much everything now...
She goes crazy for black beans, watermelon and rice chex!
He other favorite is water!
She now recognizes the sign for water
and gets so excited when we ask if she wants any!
She has also discovered how to eat
from an applesauce bag all on her own...
its the only way to get her to eat
"baby food" since all she wants
is big people food!
Angelina is becoming quite a
Daddy's girl!
He gets so excited when Jon comes home...
she stares at him and squeals
until he picks her up...
then she likes to hang on to the
braids of his gotee!
Angelina is quite the little water bug!
She will scream and whine when the kids are playing
in the pool outside,
until we finally plop her in the pool too!
And at the beach,
she crawls right through all the sand and
makes a b-line right for the water...
I find it interesting that she will happily
play in the icy cold water right from the hose
without making an issue at all...
but when she is done eating,
if we don't wait till the water is perfectly warm,
she will make it well known she isn't happy
and wants warm water only!

Our sweet baby girl is growing up
and getting so big!
Jon and I were just talking that her
1st birthday
will here before long!
Time flies...
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