Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

Dear Elijah,

We had so much fun tonight baking Halloween cookies and carving pumpkins.  First, Papa helped you carve your pumpkin and then you helped Mommy with hers.   I think your favorite part was the cookies.
























Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Patch 2010

Dear Elijah, 
Papa and I are so happy to have you and Mommy living with us.   We all want to start some wonderful new traditions for the holidays.     So, we are going to try out all kinds of fun things and then decide if we want it as an annual tradition.   Hold on to your hat, we are going to have some fun... !!  :-) 

First up on our Adventure ......... 

 The Pumpkin Patch ! 
Papa, Mommy, You and I all went to the Pumpkin Patch to look for the best looking pumpkins that would look good after we carves some designs into them.  The Pumpkin Patch had all kinds of fun things there to do.  They had those giant bouncies and slides,  arcade games, and even  a petty zoo.

You had such a good time.   Here are some of the pictures I was able to get for you.... 




















Saturday, October 9, 2010

Papa & Nina

Dear Elijah,

Here is your kitty, Nina, sleeping while Papa holds her...

Navy Bear

Dear Elijah,

Nonna took you and Mommy to "Build-A-Bear" to design a special bear for you to cuddle and hold while Mommy is away in the Navy.    Mommy put a special recorder inside so you can hear her voice whenever you pressed the paw.  This way you would not get so lonely while she is gone.

Here are some pictures from this special day ....

Build A Bear 
Thousand Oaks, California 


Elijah looking at the Star Wars Bears...


 Still trying to find the perfect bear for you...



Mommy choosing a voice recorder to place inside... 


 Mommy listening to the store clerk giving her instructions... 
He is telling Mommy she can record her voice for 10 seconds 
and it will be placed inside the Bears paw for you to press and
hear her voice anytime you get lonely.....


Next Step... Fluff The Bear !


The Store Cleark fluffs the bear....




Next Step... Picking a special heart to put
inside your bear....


The final choice ... 


Rubbing the heart on your head 
for special meaning...

The store clerk stuffing the heart into your bear...


Next Steps....


Time to dress the bear... You chose a Navy outfit just like 
Mommy will wear... 

 Getting ready to put his boots on ... 


Next Step.... 

You chose to name your bear "Navy" ! 
So Mommy is typing in the name so 
you can get the birth certificate 


Waiting for it to print.... "Navy" Bear sitting 
Anxiously waiting for you to take him home. 


 Your new best friend... Navy !