Monday, November 24, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Holidays!

This is our favorite time of year in the Crosby household! (We're already listening to Christmas music.) Lets be honest, who doesn't love this time of year besides Scrooge? And even he came around in the end.

One thing we have learned so far this holiday season is to be terrified of the annual "Holiday Portrait" of our children. We only have one child... and the possibility of the Riebow-Crosby genes combining to create a duplicate Tasmanian Devil holds strong in my mind.

But as I mentioned before, we have learned that Kaitlyn will be taking a sabbatical from solo portrait sessions. She is incapable of sitting still for even 2 seconds! Thereby making the entire "Portrait Sitting" session a test of patience for both parent and photographer. A parental unit will have to be in the picture from now on to keep a nice, firm grip on the Katie Belle. The fact that there ended up being any shots of her in focus and not just as a red blur was a miracle. I was pleasantly surprised while Jake was completely dissatisfied.

The one on the top is a classic Kaitlyn kiss/hug with her doggies but is rarely caught on camera.

I thought that the setup for the two on the bottom was a little cheesy, but she thought the entire situation was fascinating and hilarious. In fact, she was the one who started dunking the fake cookies in the fake milk glass! Where did she pick that up?! My previous nights as a Riebow were filled with Chips Ahoys dunked in milk, but as a married lady I rarely indulge in packaged cookies. Kaitlyn's "Riebow Instincts" must have kicked in.

I think they're cute, Jacob just shrugs his shoulders in indifference. Oh well, we'll try again next year.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

You know it is cold....

when your toddler comes toddling out of her room like this!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"Where are my toes?! I want my toes!"

Jake and I decided to get Kaitlyn some footed sleepers because the temperatures are dropping in Tally. Not to mention, she refuses to wear socks and always kicks her covers off. This was her response to our decision:

But she just looks so cute!

Monday, November 17, 2008


The Crosby Clan drove down to Tampa this past weekend
to go to the Temple and visit the grandparents.
On Saturday, we went to Grammie and Poppa Crosby's
and found this! Kaitlyn had a blast!

The other thing Kaitlyn became obsessed with was the recycling.
She passed some around to everyone. She's a good sharer.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Great Growth

I bought this dress for Kaitlyn's "One-year" pics.
It came down to her ankles.
Four months later, it's at her knees.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Black Friday started their Black Friday forum a little while ago.
Here is a link to check out the deals.
Happy planning... and shopping!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Grouch Bath Time

Many hours of preparation, reading, wiring and money have been spent trying to obtain a copy of Sesame Street Episode 3811: Grouch Bath Time. We don't know why, but this is the only show (and only episode of that show) that Kaitlyn will watch. As of midnight November 6th, it was no longer going to be available on ON DEMAND; and there is no copy of this episode for sale anywhere!

After debating the rental of a DVD Recorder or the purchase of one, Grammie, Katie and I took a trip to Thomasville to buy one from a guy off of craigslist. Then, 5 hours of my day on Nov. 6th was dedicated to wiring, re-wiring, going to Wal-Mart for new DVD-RWs, reading the downloaded instruction manual, and attempting to record the hour long show 3 times. (I couldn't get the sound to record to save my life.) Then, Jake came home and had it working within an hour.

So, we have successfully recorded the only thing that gives me an hour of peace each day. In fact, we made 2 copies so that we could stash one in our fire proof box.