Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy 2009

We rang in the new year with some great friends, great food and big laughs thanks to the Kennedy's. Our New Years eve tradition is to pick up fresh crabs from Phil's Fish Market and steam them. You know one of those old fashion "crab cracks" bowls of melted butter, and shell flying everywhere. We also always seem to have a bottle of great champagne from Amanda's parents. Last year was Dom Perignon this year was Dan and Amanda's one year anniversary bottle of Cristal. (We had to open it a little early due to Amanda being prego and needing to share more than she drank) After dinner we rang in 2009 east coast time and kicked the kids off the Wii so the adults could rocked out on the Wii. My hubby had to have the Rock Band set up. We have Amanda on drums, Luke on guitar and Josh & Jen on vocals and road manager Dan. I had to snap a few photos and head home (next door) to put the littlest one to bed.

The kids resorted to old school Leap Frog

I really think this video says a lot! Remember they are all sober!

Hope you had a great New Years eve 2008 best luck in 2009!

Thank you and good night!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Let her eat CAKE!!

After dinner this is what happend...

Check out all the photos here!

I had to put up two movies:-)

We had so much fun celebrating Ava's half birthday!

Half way to one!!!

Happy half birthday Miss Ava Perrie!
The face of a birthday girl first thing in the morning.
Cake making skillz
a birthday crown made by LilieThe face of a birthday girl enjoying her first cake (half cake) will come tonight after she has dinner
Lilies 1/2 birthday photosAva's cake isn't made from scratch but the frosting is and it's yummy!!!
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In double boiler melt chips and add heavy cream, mix until smooth take off of heat.
In mixing bowl cream together sugar and cream cheese until smooth, slowly add chocolate mixture. Mixture will thicken up as the chocolate cools.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


A big thank you to all the wonderful friends and family for a wonderful Chirstmas with wonderful gift! The girls love everything. We have put all the toys and clothes away. We are happy we have 11 months to prep for next Christmas.
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas as well and a Happy New Year!
Below is photos from Christmas at Josh's parents house. All the photos can be seen
here. It was also Margs birthday:-)
Josh got a wagon Opening time Nate & Heaven (How cute they are!) Hannah Banana Lilie

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Puppy Sitting

We are watching one year old Barley for a week:-)

He is a Neapolitan Mastiff right now he is around 130-140lbs and growing

Pruns Yummy

Need I say more?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas day #3

We did Christmas morning at our house then over the hill to Turlock to my grandparents to celebrate with my dad and the rest of the Coopers. We had a great time being with the family.

Lilies letters and snacks for Santa
Present time

My DadMy Grandpa

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tastes like Christmas

Ava found she can scoot to get places, like under the tree and she can pull her self up if it's for the right thing like kissing her self in the mirror!

Kiss video

7 years and Kennedy Christmas #2

For our seventh wedding anniversary we had take-out Chinese food with our wonderful neighbors Dan and Amanda and then exchanged gifts.
Lilie is in LOVE with her new DS, what a great Uncle and Taunta
DS video
Ava was so tired but wanted to play so badly

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Stroller & Wrapping

Lilie tried her hand at gift wrapping a present for Papa Ken and Ava tried out her new big girl stroller she got from Grandma Pattie.

Nice wrapping Not only does the stroller look good
it tastes good too!
Watching me put the stroller together

Monday, December 22, 2008

Post by Lilie

2 Days until Christmas!!!!

NORAD Tracks Santa is a really fun website that enables you to track Santa's Christmas eve flight around the world. It's a magical addition to your holiday activities - I love it!
Visit NORAD Tracks Santa here.

Your friend,
Lilie B.

We use it every year:-) Right now it has a video from last year and a count down.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas in Turlock #1

We went to Turlock this weekend to spend "Christmas" with my mom, Papa Larry came over too for dinner and gift. We had a great time and a wonderful dinner. There are too many pictures I love, I had a really hard time picking just 6 to put up. Please check out the shutterfly photos here to see them all!
While at Grandma Patties Ava finally rolled over all by herself!
Here is that video
Grandma Pattie with the Carin, Lilie and Ava
Josh with his gals
Papa Larry and Ava
Lilie typing Santa a letter
Very rare sight, Ava snuggling (she is not a cuddle bug!)
Video of Ava's favorite things of the season:
envelopes, gift bags and tissue paper
Pre Ava Lilie would go to Grandma's house for over nights every so often. Now that Ava is here she doesn't want to leave her even for one night. We are working on her separating from Ava for a night:-) She is quite attached to her litter sister and vies verse. Ava laughs the hardest for Lilie. They have only known each other 5 full months and they already have an obvious bond. It is so amazing.