Daisypath - Happy Birthday

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Thank goodness my phone was nearby so I could capture Poppy scaling the wall in the playroom.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birthday Recap

As you know, Olive and Poppy turned 1 yesterday!  Here are the highlights from the day...

Poppy kissed her cupcake...

...while Olive destroyed hers!

These videos range in length from 1 to 2.5 minutes.  You get the entire cupcake experience!

Olive says, "I'm ready to go out."

Poppy says, "Can I rock for just a little longer?"

At the Cheesecake Factory with Grandmom
At least my mom is looking at the camera!

Before ear piercing (a gift from Grandmom)

After ear piercing

"How do...sniff...they look...sniff?"

"That wasn't fun."

Pissed off at us

Monday, June 28, 2010

One Year Ago Today...

...the most wonderful thing happened.  Poppy Jane and Olive Rose were born!  As I look through the pictures from the past year, I still cannot believe how much they have grown, changed, and developed their own personalities and quirks.  Jill and I could not have survived without the love and support of our family and friends.  Thank you so very much!  Enjoy!

Birth Day, June 28, 2009



1 Month Old
Olive and Poppy

2 Months Old
Poppy and Olive

3 Months Old
Poppy and Olive

4 Months Old
Poppy and Olive

5 Months Old
Olive and Poppy

6 Months Old
Poppy and Olive

7 Months Old
Olive and Poppy

8 Months Old


9 Months Old
Poppy and Olive

10 Months Old
Olive and Poppy

11 Months Old
Poppy and Olive

1 Year Old!
Here we are enjoying a breakfast of waffles, Cheerios, yogurt, and homemade pear and peach puree.  Someone must love us!

Happy Birthday, Poppy and Olive!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Learning Sense of Size

Both Olive and Poppy will climb into any basket, box, container, etc., they can get their hands on... even if said receptacle is much too small.

This box is 2 in. by 4 in. and about an inch deep.  Plenty of room for a baby!

Poppy tries to fit into a dog bowl.  Then, Olive tries to show her up.

When Kids Get Giddy Before Bed

Olive learns that she can drag the horse.

Horse dragging ends in a kiss fight... Olive is the winner.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

More on Father's Day

Father's Day was wonderful!  We spent the day at Grandmom Rosalie and Pop-pop Joe's house.  Aunt Maria made a delicious brunch including two different French toast casseroles and zucchini bread.  Thank you so much, Maria, for filling our bellies!  Sadly, I did not get too many good pictures.  But, enjoy the ones I posted!

"You want to sit in this chair?"

"Why don't you have this cup instead?"

Memphis getting a smooch from Olive

"Look what I made!"

Pop-pop and the gang--Poppy just wasn't having it.

Shaefer kissing mommy

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What Father's Day is All About

More photos and details of the day's events to follow.  (I forgot the camera, so I'm waiting to receive pictures from my mom.)

Friday, June 18, 2010


"You're next, plastic drum!"

Huggies Jeans: "I poo in blue."

Olive found a nice spot to relax, until...

Olive did this by accident...

What a look.

When the Kids are Away...

What do adults do when the kids are away?  Act like children, of course!

OK, so that's not me and Jill in the playhouse.  It's our friends Nina and John having an Alice in Wonderland moment.  Before the kids were shipped off in Tea Party and Such, we allowed them to have some adult fun.  

They learned how to properly treat a chihuahua (Dana's long-haired Lily)...

They learned crude jokes, such as "pull my finger..."

But most importantly (this is sappy), they learned the value of friendship...

John and I have been friends since 6th grade, and he was my best man 5 years ago.

What a good looking group of people going out to dinner!  Oh, wait.  That's us!

Matt and Vanessa: to be married in less than 6 months!

Brian and John: friends as long as they can remember... and they're 30!

All in all, it was a wonderful night full of food and drink, all planned by my better half.  Thanks, honey! In 10 years when I turn 40, I expect an equally entertaining evening!  Just kidding.  Or, am I?

Tea Party and Such

Last weekend, while I was out having a belated birthday celebration with my awesome wife and awesome friends, Poppy and Olive played at their Mom-mom's house.

Olive and Poppy with cousins Jesse and Joey

With cousins Toni and Linda, tea party style

Queen of the Castle

After some strip poker, Poppy and Olive had their own little tea party.

"Am I allowed to touch this stuff?"

Poppy with her godmother, Linda